This is one question that I have been asked over and over again every time I spoke about my profession. To be honest, I haven’t been able to do justice to the answer in person. There are too many details that need to be discussed so that you know that this is exactly what you want to do. I didn’t have anybody telling me how I can become a blogger. I didn’t read any success stories before starting my blog. All I knew was that I wanted to start my own travel and lifestyle blog and I did! So if you want to know how to become a successful blogger then read on. I hope it motivates you to begin something that you are proud of.
What Is Blogging?
This is not a question that you should be searching on Google. This is a question that you need to ask yourself. You need to know what blogging means to you. Every person has a different take on blogging. For some it is about showing their extravagant lifestyle, for others it may be about inspiring people to do better in life. Therefore it is very important for you to know what blogging means to you.
Select A Niche
After you know why you want to start a blog, you should begin thinking about what is it that you want to blog about? What genres interests you the most? Do you love food, fashion, travel? Or you are a fitness freak? Or you love baking? Pick up a topic that you feel strongly about. The options are infinite. There are technology blogs, blogs on automobiles, movies, politics, relationships, medical journals et al.
Plan Your Content
Once you have decided all of the above – sit with a diary and sketch how you want your blog to look. Plan your content well in advance. You need to know the purpose of your blog. Your blog can be about your experiences. There could be inspiring stories or stories that have information that is going to help your readers. Begin writing. Write at least 25 stories before you go live with your website.
Think of a kickass name for your blog that describes it best and log on to popular social media websites creating a page. Tell your friends and family to follow your page here and begin sharing all your content on this page. Make sure to post on social media regularly to get good visibility and traffic to your website.
The most important thing to do after setting up your website and social media is to be consistent with your content. You need to decide how many times in a week will you be publishing a post. It could be 3-5 posts a week in the beginning and later you could decide whatever number is suitable for you.
Always Remember There Are No Free Lunches In Life
When you are watching other bloggers being paid for a brand campaign or getting press gifts, you might think how easy it is to share your personal life and get things for free. Trust me, there is a lot of hard work that goes behind accepting those gifts and working on brand campaigns. It might seem all hunky dory on the outside but at the end of the day you have to put a lot of working hours in planning and executing content. If you are ready to put in that hard work without restricting yourself to a 9 to 5 job then go ahead and set up your blog today! Do share your web address with me once its live. Happy blogging.