This area is dedicated to helping everyday people with little to no technical knowledge to start a blog and become bloggers online! This guide is perfect for beginners and people new to the world of blogging and the overwhelming digital world. This guide will walk you step-by-step through the process of starting a blog and by the end of it, in less than 20 minutes, you will have a blog on the Internet up and running! Scroll down to finally start a blog (and maybe your entrepreneurial journey towards earning passive income online!)
So you've started a blog, written a bunch of awesome articles...and it's finally hit you. You have NO TRAFFIC. Trust me don't panic! I remember when I started out and was at this stage I began to lose hope because I had put almost 6 months of blood, sweat, and tears into my blog and I had literally no readers. I'm going to tell you what I would have told my rookie blogger self. Being a new blogger you can't expect to get hundreds off thousands of readers per day in traffic in your first month, your first year or even your second year. A small trickle turns into a waterfall and you have to be patient.
In life when people are faced with similar circumstances the majority of them will make similar decisions. So why can’t this law apply to blogging? I have found that new bloggers regardless of technical expertise begin with an almost identical perspective to the blogging world. They all tend to share ideas about what blogging is what their expectations are from blogging. This is why it's possible to make a post like this. We can assume the majority of bloggers make the same mistakes when that start out (I made the same ones when I started) we can guess what mistakes new bloggers will make when they start blogging.
LeBron James is arguably the best passer in the NBA. With merely a flick of the writs and a pop of his hands he can fire a pass 25 feet in a straight line. What does that have to do with blogging? Well blogging is a team sport and Google is the referee; you can’t expect to win unless you share and assist your fellow bloggers. To be successful at blogging you want to become a staple in your niche blog community.
Your blog can have the best content and design in the world but without traffic, it’s like having a supercar car without an engine, it’s of no use. So while making your blog look pretty or creating new products is very important, your main focus should at all times be on increasing your blog's traffic. In the online world traffic is the equivalent of gold; you can always cash it in anytime for a large profit.
I remember when I was first starting out as a blogger I used to spend many hours just browsing top blogs looking for things I could include in my own. I used to just sit and observe all of the little things these blogs did that most people don’t detect consciously. I use to focus on blog layout, typography and color schemes among many more things. Luckily for me this time spent observing and mirroring these blogs turned out to be quiet valuable and very helpful even up to today.