With blogging emerging as more than just a hobby for many web users, the possibility of earning handsome profit by exploiting this medium continues to dawn on many of us. In case you too happen to be in the ranks of countless others who are still trying to figure out a way to start their own blogs then just read on as we take you through some basic elementary tips for starting your very own blog.
Theme of the Blog
The first thing that you should pay attention too is the theme of your blog. An appealing theme could attract a good amount of web traffic, which in turn could help you in making a considerable amount of money. Beginners should create a blog that is related to their passion or area of interest. This is because it is lot easier to write on the area of your interest that any other topic. Also one must remember that the search engine popularity of the theme plays a major role in deriving profit from blogging and thus it is prudent to choose a theme which records a significant number of queries on popular search engines.
After you have selected the theme of the blog, the next thing you need to look out for is a blogging service provider who offers you a place to host your blog and tools to create it. Amongst the several popular blogging services that you will come across, Blogger and WordPress deserve a special mention. Both of these blogging services are available free of charge to its users and they also allow you to include adverts for monetizing your blogs.
Apart from these you may try giving a look at the services that feature on the top of search results for “blogging services”. A key point that one must consider which choosing a blogging service is its ease of use. It is prudent to choose a blogging platform that offers you with an easy to navigate user interface and also offers you a number standard design templates too choose from.
Appearance Of the Blog
The overall appearance of the blog is also one of the key aspects on which the income from the blog depends. Irrespective of the content, until a blog has some visual appeal, it will not be able to attract the eyeballs of web users and hence would suffer from poor traffic. So one must make sure the blog he or she creates is visually appealing and conforms to the standard rules of presenting content on the web.
In addition to these, it’s always useful to invest in an offline blogging client. This will allow you to type in your blog entries into some distinct word processing formats, like MS Word and then readily upload them onto your blog. Last but not the least; one must look at adding some interesting ‘whistles and bells’ in form additional offerings such as newsletters etc which could make the blog more appealing to internet users and frequent readers.