Many people are often discouraged from blogging after realizing that they have to curate content consistently and perform Search Engine Optimization that takes several years to mature.
However, this is not usually the case as you could start a blog in a particular niche that attracts a huge number of visitors in a short period of time. There are several simple steps that one can leverage to create a blog for free and make money within a year.
The most important question, in this case, is how you start a blog that generates income in a few months. Below are a few steps to assist you to join the big league.
Domain name is one of the most important things that most bloggers get it wrong when they begin their blogs. A domain name is a name that people will use to determine your site such as Probloggerhub, Quicksprout, Shoutmeloud, among thousands of domain names on the internet. If you do a simple keyword search on these sites you will find that their domain name already ranks high in the search engine.
This means if you search a particular content on the web that contains a keyword on one of the domains above, you are likely to be redirected to the site. Selecting a domain name can be quite a daunting task and with the right tools, you can achieve your objective quite easily. All you need to do is conduct a keyword search using some of the tools available online such as Semrush and Market Samurai.
Alternatively, you can use Google to determine the number of websites on a particular keyword. The purpose of doing this is to find a particular content that has a high volume in terms of searches and the same time few sites on that particular content. The best way to get a good domain name for your new blog is to find a website that already exists and the owner stopped posting for some reason.
Approach the owner through any means available and ask them if you could purchase the site at a small fee. Normally you would be charged a small fee for the site. In the case this is not possible, feel free to take the steps I have described above.
Content creation is the most complex part when it comes to blogging. The reason being, it takes quite some time to create content that you will publish on your blog. This is because you need to publish content on a consistent basis like daily, twice a week, monthly depending on what you want.
Remember your content has to be of high quality otherwise you are going to be penalized by Google panda and your content will not perform well. For beginners, it is advisable to create content on a daily basis or if you can manage two article post a day then well and good. Remember, Google ranks content based on quality and I have discussed this on how to rank your content first on Google.Quality content matters when it comes to blogging and there is no other shortcut. If you find it hard to create content you can always hire freelancers to develop Impeccable content for you.
The marketing aspect is equally crucial when it comes to blogging. You need to get your content out to your target market. In any case, your target market should find your content based on search queries. However, a new blog has to be promoted in order to compete with other blogs that are already having an added advantage on the web.
So how do you promote your new blog to reach a wider audience? Facebook is a perfect tool to help you increase brand awareness of your blog to your target niche. All you need is to create a Facebook page for your blog and sponsor some if your best post. This will, in turn, drive substantial traffic and get you quality backlinks.
Search Engine Optimization often scares quite a lot of publishers as it seems difficult task. The problem is not SEO but understanding the importance and how Search Engine Optimization works. In the simplest term possible, Search Engine Optimization describes to the search engine how people will find your content on the web.
Having understood this concept, it then becomes easy since there are two classifications of search engine optimization, On-page SEO, and Off-page SEO. Just as they sound On-page SEO implies those things that you as a blogger is in charge such of selecting the domain, keyword, title and value in the content.
Search engines often produce results that contain substantive information about a search query and in most cases, long content is favored because they are considered informative. How long content should be is a debatable issue but stick to writing content above 1000 words. On the other hand, Off-page SEO are things that are outside the control of the blogger like inbound links and several other aspects you can read from this from the link provided above.
You can monetize your blog the first day although most new sites are disallowed until after six months. This is normally for the free domain blogs like .blogpost.com. Although, if your blog begins to bring in traffic that allows you to earn some money before the six months elapses then it is also possible to monetize the blog. All you will need is to adjust your site according to terms and conditions required by advertising companies then you apply and wait for approval which takes about a week.
Learning how to manage your site is very important and you need to manage your site just like any other business. Capitalize on the things that work for you and avoid wasting time on things that do not work for your site. Site management involves the consistent creation of content, performing search engine optimization, understanding how your blog is getting traffic as well as ways to increase your traffic.
A good tool to assist you to manage your site is Google analytics which offers you real-time statistics of how your blog is performing. This can be a very useful tool to help you carry out some modification that will improve the performance of your blog. Blogging is a journey and you have to be willing to go all the way. Within a year learn how to create a blog for free and make money on a monthly basis with a few hours of blogging each day.