It’s a new year which means that it is time to try some new things. Right? New year, new you and all that jazz. So if you want to start a blog for the first time or take your current blog and turn it into something that can actually make money, and be a functioning business in the comfort of your own home, there are 5 things to know before starting a blog.
Keep reading, I’ve got some tips for starting a blog in your twenty.
1. Things you need to start a blog #1: Planning
Really quick,so the first thing you really need to start with is a business plan.
So you have to stop looking at your blog as, just this website that you’re creating that’s gonna have some fun pictures and series of text on it, though that would enable you to tap into your creative spirit. First and foremost you’re going to start running a business, so you need to have a business plan.
Research your target market
This means, you need to start writing things down like, who’s your target audience. That is simply the people that you’re trying to reach. Are they stay-at-home moms, are they traveling people, are they knitters, are they bakers? etc
Whatever your target audience is, you need to have a very clearly defined paragraph that could point them out easily in a crowd. So you don’t want to just say, well I’m targeting stay-at-home moms. you’ll want to say something along the lines of I’m targeting stay-at-home moms, in particular, that have five kids under the age of five or large families, or something like that within that business plan.
Things you need to start a blog#4: Content plan
You’ll also want to have a Content plan, that is a list of ideas of the things that you’re going to post.
5: Think about Monetization
You’ll also have to bounce around some product ideas. No functioning business out there is going to lack in offering products or services and/or services because technically you could do both.
You want to be able to monetize your brand in some way in order to start making money, through the typical routes like ad revenue or affiliate income. That is all good and I absolutely think you should have that within your business.
But, it’s not the only thing you should have in your back pocket. you should absolutely be monetizing just your brand on your own, and also have control over how it is monetized. That is having control over the products that you create or the services you offer. So you can make money within your business plan.
6: Define your niche
It’s also important to make sure that you clearly define your very specific niche. This is one of the most important of all the things to do to start a blog.
It’s 2020 alright, gone are the days where you can just be a mommy blogger or a personal finance blogger, and so forth. You need to become very specific now. Part of identifying your specific niche is really, just clearly defining your audience. The main group of people that you really want to reach.
So once you have that figured out, it kind of ties in with your niche and you can clearly define what your very specific niche should be. If you need some help trying to decide what kind of niche you want to choose, just leave a comment down below.
Always stick to your very specific niche okay, never deviate from the niche that you have chosen. So, if you have been a paleo food blogger for busy moms for the past five years, or even the past year or the past month, and you know for sure and for certain that, that specific niche is the one that you want to stick to for the next ten years, then that’s what you have to stick to okay.
These are the top 6 things you need to start your blog. Got question? Ask in the comment section bellow. And please share