Blogging is the buzzword in the world of Internet. You can get most out of blogging by using it for various purposes. In the early days, blogging was a way to share thoughts and views with people online, but with the time it has become a tool to make money online, promote businesses, products, and services. It even helps you become a brand in the industry you are in. [Read the benefits of blogging]
Hundreds or thousands of blogs are being created every day either by experienced or beginner bloggers, but I can see many newbie bloggers quit within a very short span of time. I have tried to find out the reason as why they quit, and the most common answer I got is that they left blogging because they had not made any money in the first six months.
I have tried letting them know that blogging is different kind of business in which you have to be patient and work more on building an authority blog first. It can take more than a year or more, but once you have an authority blog, you don’t need to worry about money. You can cash out all of the efforts you have putted since beginning.
Therefore, don’t think of the money from the day you start the blog rather focus on building an excellent blog first.
In this post, I am sharing 10 blogging tips for Beginners that are given below:
1. Well written content
Content is the primary building block of a blog. So the content must be magnificent to build a profitable blog.
I have seen that most of the beginner bloggers failed to create useful content. I recommend every beginner bloggers to spend some quality time researching the topic you are going to write.
Even when I was a beginner, I made this mistake again and again. I kept writing without any research, and that is why those articles were not so informative and resulted in getting only a few visitors to those blog posts.
The first thing you should do is to decide a topic, do a little bit of keyword research, research a lot on the topic, and then sit to write a masterpiece.
Research helps you know what others are saying about that particular subject. Their views can help you understand that particular topic even better. Once you understand that deeply, the content will be naturally a great one as you mix up your thoughts and views with the views other people have shared in their articles.
So never compromise on the quality of the content. Every article you write should be a masterpiece as it helps you build credibility for your blog which further results in massive blog traffic.
2. Niche Selection
Don’t be confused over choosing the niche. Most of the newbie bloggers are not clear about their niche. Sometimes they start with a blog that share blogging tips, but when they don’t see good organic traffic, they start sharing the latest news about technology and gadgets in the blog.
I would suggest choosing the niche that you love because when you work on something that you really love, the outcome is great! But at the same time you must consider choosing the niche that is profitable.
3. Content Formatting
Often the beginner guys make mistakes by not formatting their content properly. They use multiple colours in the same post, and even they use the different formatting style in individual articles.
The best ways to format the blog posts:
- Use no more than two colours in the post.
- Use similar formatting in every post.
- Don’t overuse bold, italic or underlined Use them only when there are any requirements.
4. Be consistent
I highly advocate being consistent because it did work for me. I have been consistent to blogging since the beginning, and I can say I have got many benefits and profits because of it.
Consistency doesn’t only mean to post every day. You can do promotion, research, build links, and many other tasks. Don’t just open your blog once in a week, and post one article. That is not good!
Even if you want to work for few hours, do it every day rather than working 10 hours at once in a month.
As I have said in the second paragraph of this article that every day there is a huge number of blogs are getting created, and so are the blog posts. That clearly means there is fierce competition in blogging thus you have to be proactive and maintain consistency to stand in the competition.
5. Be Helpful and Generous to everyone
You are a newbie that doesn’t mean that you cannot be a help to someone. Always stand first when it comes to helping a needy. You will find many who need help in different things; you can assist them in the area of your expertise.
Always be generous to everyone because the world needs love, and not hate. If you are good to the people around you, their behaviour will be good with your too.
6. Build Relationships
Blogging is great when you have healthy relationships with your readers, fellow bloggers, and the advertisers. I suggest you read my blog post on how to build relationships with readers and fellow bloggers, by clicking here.
7. Don’t neglect SEO
If you are aware of SEO terms and strategies, that’s good! But if you don’t know then I would suggest you learn the basics of On-page SEO first so that you can optimize every blog post of yours. Later learn how to build backlinks.
You must not neglect this because this is the only strategy that can help you build organic traffic for your blog.
8. Make use of Social Media
When I was a newbie, I have ignored social media for a year, and that have done bad to my blog. I had been getting very low traffic from social media which was not a good sign. Luckily I understood this and started working on social media marketing that helped me a lot to reach even more audience.
Social signals are equally important, so make use of social sites to publish your content on them. Facebook, G+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are the best sites to get started.
9. Do read few articles every day and post comments on them
As a newbie blogger, you should explore your niche, and that you can do easily by reading a few articles every day, and write comments on them. Reading will help you learn and writing comments will help you build a relationship with those bloggers. While reading a blog post if you get some confusions, you can always ask that in the comments.
10. Choose WordPress platform
It is not necessary to choose WordPress only but if you want to make it big and want to get most out of your blogging efforts, choosing this platform is recommended.
Choosing WordPress is my personal opinion, if you wish to select some other platform, then you can choose Blogger, Joomla or any other.
If you choose WordPress then take reference of my guide to set up a WordPress blog.
Blogging is not as easy as it seems to be; therefore it is important for the newbie bloggers to know few of the things in the very beginning.
This blog post is an effort to share few good blogging tips and suggestions to those newbie bloggers so that they can go into the right direction to make most out of their blogging efforts.
Do you have some more suggestions then share in comments! I would highly appreciate that.