Starting a Blog the Right Way
There are so many websites, and even more being launched. This should not prove intimidating when you wish to launch your blog. By working on it, you will end up as one of the popular ones. Here are the factors that shall determine how well it does.
You need to settle only for a topic you love. Most people choose based on how much they stand to make. This is not sustainable, as it shall begin to feel like dreadful work. If you pick something you enjoy, you will not ever feel like it is a chore.
You need to register your domain. That name will be part of the brand. Pick an encompassing yet unique name. You also need the name of the brand to match the name of the site. You do not want any confusions in the market.
At the same time, pick the right blogging platform. There are many free blogging platforms out there, which many people use. Their downside is you have no say in the changes they can introduce at any time. You are better off with a self-hosting blogging platform, such as WordPress.org (not .com) or SquareSpace.
You need to go for reliable hosting services. This service is also most efficient when it is paid for. Free hosting services are as unreliable as the free blogging platforms. You shall get a much faster, more reliable service with excellent customer service added.
You need to have analytics in place from the beginning. You shall get to learn more about the channels your customers used to reach you, their details, and other critical data. You can use that data to reach more customers.
You need to work on your email list. You need to do so right from the start. This serves as our resource for getting more customers in future.
There is a need to always adhere to the copyright laws. There is a need for you to always confirm whether an image you are interested in using has any copyrights on it. A good practice is to use those that are free under Creative Commons license, or to pay for stock images. Keep the records of the permissions, in case you need to refer to them in future.
You need to have a consistent flow to your posts. You need to do so to keep the interest of tour readers in your work going. Do not post too much at a time, but keep it spaced well, such as a weekly post, or two in a week.
There are even more strategies to implement, such as networking with influencers, avoiding being a perfectionist, and setting realistic goals. It is not realistic to expect the blog to be an instant hit. A better route would be to build up slowly as you get more readers. This site shall allow you to read more on the subject.