Even though many people have been turning to videos to consume content, don’t believe the hype: blogs are still a great way to get your message across, build an online presence and a potential business around it.
And don’t worry: starting a new blog is easier than you think – you don’t need to know coding or any complex computer programming.
It’s really a no-brainer. If you’ve been wanting to start a blog but have no clue how to go about it, read on. I’m going to tell you how to launch a new blog and get maximum exposure.
Decide What Your Blog Will Be About
The first thing you need to do is decide the main topic of your blog. To do this, you really have two options: pick a very specific niche you want to tackle or have a blog based on an overarching theme that allows you to talk about many things. Confused? Let me explain.
If you pick a niche, you focus on creating content only about that niche. For example, let’s say you decide to write a blog about fitness and weight loss.
That’s your niche. Every single article or video you upload to your blog will be about this topic.
But not everybody is wired that way. Some of us are interested in more than one thing. If that’s you, you could come up with an overarching theme for your blog that will allow you create content on different topics.
For example, let’s say you’re into arts. Your blog could based on the theme “art”, and you could talk about all kinds of art: from paintings to drawings to music, books and movies.
Whether you’re going to focus on one niche or not, that’s your decision. Take some time to think about it and decide what the best option for you is.
Pick a Domain Name and Hosting Provider
Once you’ve decided what your blog will be about, it’s time to pick a domain name for your blog. A domain name is the address that people will use to go to your site.
It looks like this: www.yoursite.com. Besides the domain name, you’ll also need a hosting provider.
The good news is that you can get your domain name and a hosting provider for less than a cup of coffee per day.
Bluehost and Hostgator are very reliable companies that provide domain name registration and hosting services at very cheap prices.
Install WordPress on Your Blog
WordPress is by far the best platform for blogging. It’s free and all the pros use it. Your hosting provider can help you set it up once you purchase your domain and hosting service with them.
Now that you have your domain name, your hosting service and WordPress installed, it’s time to start creating content for your blog. You can write the content yourself or you can pay other people to write good-quality articles for you.
There are many platforms online you can use to hire freelance professional Writers. iWriter.com is one of them. 😉
I really recommend you upload at least 10 good-articles to your blog before you launch it. Think about it: What’s the point of promoting your new blog if you only have two articles published on it?
10 articles is a good starting point. When a person accesses your blog for the first time, they will have some content to consume and the chance to become more familiar with what you have to offer.
Time For Launching!
Once your blog has 10 good articles, it’s time to launch it. Promote it on all your social media: use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and the likes.
Remember I told you in the beginning that many people have been turning to video to consume information? Start a Youtube channel on the side and create videos related to the topic of your blog.
Then, at the end of the video, ask people to visit your blog. Using Youtube to promote your blog is the latest trend. Get up on it!
Keep Pumping Out Content
Now that you have officially launched your blog, you have to keep posting new content. Consistency is key, so aim for at least one new article per week. If your blog is brand-new, it might be even a good idea to upload new content multiple times a week.
So there you have it: how to launch a new blog and get maximum exposure. I hope you find these tips useful. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out and leave a comment!