Blogger has become one of the most popular dream jobs for the past decades. You might’ve heard some successful bloggers even makes a whopping million dollars from their blog. Cha-Ching! Want to start your own blog right away do you? But before you get started, there’re few things you need to sort out.
1 ) Blogging platfrom
WordPress, Blogspot, Tumblr, SquareSpace…so many choices out there. The most used one? Without a doubt – WordPress. There’re two versions of WordPress, .com and .org. The most notable difference between them is .com is free to use, just like Blogspot and Tumblr. We’re not going to talk about how great WordPress.org is here. Have a budget? Go for the WordPress.org. It’ll be worth it.
2 ) Domain Name
Domain name is like an ID or driver license of your blog/website. It’s a web identity. You won’t be seeing two websites with an identical domain name. People often use their blog name as the domain name. It makes the first impression to your potential readers. So try to keep it short, easy to remember and relatable. If you’d like to be a fashion blogger, try to include ‘style’, ‘chic’, ‘fashion’ or even ‘clothes’…any word that is fashion-related in the blog name. Stamp into your readers’ brain that your blog is about style and outfit. In other word, make it self explanatory.
3 ) Choose a design
WordPress and Blogspot provides tons of free standard-designed templates. Want to take your blog design to the next level? Get yourself a professionally designed template. Make your blog not only enjoyable to read but also a pleasure to look at. The key is find an easy-to-navigate and mobile responsive template.
4 ) What’s your blog about?
Now that your blog is ready, you might want to fill it up with whatever you’d like to share. Wrong! Don’t do that when you just starting out blogging. Focus on one or maybe two topics first. Let people know your expertise. Let them know if they need outfit inspirations, they could reach out to you.
Popular topic combinations
Fashion & beauty
Lifestyle & home decor
Travel & fashion
Mom’s life & fashion
Recipes & kitchen hacks
5 ) Register social media accounts
Create the accounts using your blog name. If possible, try to have them under the same handles. You want your readers easily find you from everywhere.
6 ) Sign up affiliate program and Google Adsense
Ultimately, you want your blog profitable. That’s probably one of the main reasons why you start blogging. Sign up affiliate program and Google Adsense.
Tah-dah! You’re on the road to become a successful blogger!