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Steps To Start A Successful Blog Online

Updated on October 27, 2019
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Setting Up Your First Blog Online

Setting up a blog online was never an easy task! I don’t agree. Setting up a blog online is difficult until you take that first step. It is your first step that is always difficult, once you overcome this hurdle rest all becomes easy. Don’t worry. This article will help you gain access to the knowledge required to establish your first online venture – your first blog. So today, in this article, I am going to give you a step-by-step instruction about setting up your first ever successful blog. First thing first, before we proceed further, we’ll have to understand very clearly that all the steps listed below are written to help you start ‘investment free’ initially. However, later, investment will play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of your blog. Then, you’ll have to buy some tools to scale your blog, but as of now, the good news is that we have some free tools to kickstart. Ready then? Great. Let's begin.


Want to Start a Successful Blog?

#1 Deciding Your Blog Name

Not technically very difficult, yet finding the right name for your blog can be a daunting task and needs to be done meticulously. The name of your blog is going to allow your readers to identify you on the web. So, the name of your blog should be short and niche specific. To understand it better, suppose, I want to start a blog on “digital marketing” now digital marketing can be considered a niche, however, due to fierce competition from the big giants already claiming a significant stake of the digital audience. It’s rather advisable to avoid niche names and go for sub-niches such as “affiliate marketing”, “content marketing” and so on.

Example of the niche and sub niche names:

Niche
Sub Niche
Weight Loss
Weight Loss For Men Over 40
Pet Care
German Shepherd Dog Care
Organic Farming
Tools For Organic Farming

And there can be more examples of such names- to cut it short; it would be better if you choose your blog suitable to a sub-niche category. This will increase your chances of getting success as far as your blog is concerned.

Tips: To decide the name of your blog, you can visit Leandomainsearch.com. Just put in your keywords in the search bar and see the hundreds of thousands of name suggestions along with their availability status. Isn’t that great?

#2 Choose A Domain Host Provider

When you are done with deciding the name for your blog, it now becomes essential to choose a domain and host from among the available domain hosting service providers. Now you might be thinking on what basis to choose your domain host provider. It’s pretty simple, always choose a reliable web host. Since the host service provider must have good customer support including pre and post-sale services. Choose the service provider who ensures your website is connected to the servers all the time and of course, the one who has a bag full of offers for you. The few recommended domain host providers are ;

  • GoDaddy
  • Bluehost
  • Hostgator
  • Namecheap

Just Sit Tight! We are inching closer to lay the foundation for your successful blog online. It’s about a few more steps and you are done!

Getting excited to see your first blog online?

#3 Make Your Blog Look, Dashing!

For that, you need some templates that depend upon your website theme. If you make a WordPress website or blog you get the various free and ready-to-use themes, some themes are paid too. Though free themes are also customizable but to an extent. If you want a fully customizable website either you can concern with a developer, or you can buy a paid theme, initially, using free theme will work until your user base shoots up.

#4 Get Ready To Make Your First Fantastic Post!

It’s now the time to show the world your wordcraft. Set your fingers to type down something magical in the form of a post. “What kind of posts?” Is this the question popping up on your mind? It’s obvious. Of course, you need not be a professional writer to succeed as a blogger. Just try to be real, helpful and reliable. Try to help your readers get an answer to their questions through your post (s). In other words, your job should be informative, authentic and up to the expectation level of the readers. All in all, your blog post should be written targeting the specific traffic or users who are searching for some valuable information.

You Are Very Close To Setup Your First Blog!

#5 Promote More, Grow More

Yes, the more you promote your blog, the more you grow. Try to access the traffic through various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so on. This will allow your blog to reach your target readers more emphatically. At a later stage, you can choose to buy some tools to optimise your marketing strategy or use paid ad campaigns to increase your digital footprint. In this case, we are discussing only about organic traffic and not inorganic. We have a choice to run paid ad campaigns to grab more visitors or users through inorganic sources of traffic such as through Google AdWords, YouTube Ads. Facebook Ads and much more.

#6 Success Doesn’t Come Overnight!

To get success, you need to consistently put your efforts towards improving the overall user experience while delivering the relevant, informative and helpful content to your readers. Remember, content is the blood of a website or a blog. Never compromise on quality. You need to build your website domain authority to be in the good books of Google. Or else Google may penalise your blog for adopting any unfair means.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 digitalnomad

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