Nowadays most of the people are jumping into blogging Business or starting their online store(e-commerce). These days it is very easy to stay online from any part of the world at any time. People who are into blogging or e-commerce trade likes WordPress the most as I said in my last blog it is very user-friendly and flexible as well and there are boundless plugins which helps you to accomplish your needs. Moreover for the individuals who are planing to start their blog using WordPress can set up their blog in less than 5 minutes without any technical specialities.
I had already written an article earlier which will help you to set-up your blog in less than an hour, and on the off-chance that you have missed it: Here is the link that you can refer to:
To start an article website or a blog, you only need a Web hosting and domain name. which you can purchase from HostMantra at a very nominal prices. There are also many hosting provider out there like Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator and many more. However, having a blog portal won’t ensure your achievement in the online world, and there are many more things that you have to know to get success. Here I’m sharing couple of things that you should know before going online with your WordPress blog.
Couple of things to remember
1. Investment – Make a financial plan
You have to consider on investing money on blogging before starting it to succeed on the web. You can’t expect money from your blog without really spending on it. Few people think that setting up a blog means setting up a money making machine online. But My friends this is actually a wrong statement. If you are thinking the same then you can’t get success in this world.
As I mentioned earlier you can start a blog with very nominal prices like 30$ yearly on hosting, but there are many more investments then you also can make. For instance, you can purchase a premium WordPress theme online or you can also hire a WordPress expert who will make a custom blog according to your requirement. Your choices are unlimited, so a smart thought is to have a financial plan as a top priority. By doing this you actually can decide the amount of money you can spend on your website setup and on some other premium stuff. You can search on the google if you are looking for some premium stuff.
Blogging is a business and we all know business need investment to succeed.By utilizing free services like Blogger, you can’t get serious about this business and thus you can’t show much enthusiasm for profiting from them. Since, when you get everything for FREE, you don’t generally think about the Success, as you are not putting anything in it.
According to me you should invest money on your blog if you are taking this business seriously. You will then definitely earn money from your blog.
2. Choose your niche
Know your passion, decisions and interests – you must have to pick your blogging niche according to them. If you will not do this, you will lose your interest and you will not find it encouraging to blog daily or regularly. You also need to instruct your visitors on your chosen topic. Moreover you have to emerge from the crowd if you need to succeed in the blogosphere. Pick a narrow niche as instead of selecting a niche that is wide where you can’t really discover a space for yourself to succeed. When you choose a narrow niche and writes articles ONLY on them, you will really get more opportunities to ace in that niche. That is the manner by which you can succeed in the selected niche.
3. Social media engagement
It really doesn’t matter how unique your content is or how narrow your blogging niche is, you need more online presence to get success in blogging. Social networking engagement is the most essential thing you have to consider before starting a WordPress blog. Ensure you are investing quality time in social networking websites like Facebook, twitter and Google+ to get more online presence, invest time in connecting with others, promote their products and articles to grab the attention of other bloggers.
Additionally put aside some time to get in touch with the power users of social networking websites, follow top bloggers in your niche, and share what they are writing, ask questions consistently to stay in contact with them.
4. Search engine optimization
Figure out how to enhance your posts for the web search engines on your blog. By defaults, the WordPress platform is SEO friendly, so you find it simple to compete with the blogs which are running on other blogging platforms (like Blogger, Tumblr and etc).
You can learn “on-page optimization” to boost your search engine rankings in the search results. Ensure you are focusing on the primary keywords before you compose even a single word on your blog posts. Always use relevant keywords to get more real visitors. Use Long tail keywords to get more visitors in the long run. Ensure that you are targeting the right keywords that will bring your more ‘ targeted people ’ to your blog through search engines. You don’t have to be a SEO specialist, yet knowing essential stuff like “keyword Research” “Keyword optimization” will help you to drive more traffic from web indexes.
5. Building an email list
You can’t rely on upon Google to bring more traffic, income and leads. You have to create an email list where it become simple for you to get more sales.(either from your affiliate network or from your own products).
Definitely It requires a lot of time to build a flourishing email list. You have to invest some money on email automated systems like AWeber to build your email list. Offer something for free to your readers on your WordPress sites. This will help you in increasing your list.
Place your email opt-in forms in the most obvious spots on your blog to make more individuals subscribing to your email list. Convince them with your offer and utilize charming features to snatch their attention to bring signup’s.
6. Website Security
Security should always in your top need list before starting a Blog as there are number of programmers(hackers) and/or wafers around blogging world to hack your WordPress website. Your Password should be Strong, Keep Regular Backups of your blog and Use Security plugins to keep your blog away from hackers.
For the newbies,above couple of things will put your online business in the right direction, and you will be on the way to accomplish your objectives.
There are many other things that you should know to make an effective business on WordPress blog. But we will discuss them in the coming days.
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