Today blogging is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It was estimated to be worth $400 billion by the end of 2020.
Because now everyone wants to start their own blog, But some of you probably don’t know how to start a blog in a proper, planned manner so you get quicker results than others. Don’t worry about that, here is an amazing beginner-friendly visual guide on How to Start a Blog in 2020.
To start a blog there are many different types of platforms available, but, out of box, WordPress has come out as One of the most popular and powerful CMS (Content Management Systems). Nowadays approximately 75% of blogs are running on WordPress. That’s the main reason why everyone wants to start their blog on WordPress.
Some WordPress plugins also help you to make your blog SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly in much easier ways. That helps you to rank better on Google and drive much more organic traffic to your blog than without SEO.
Your work is not done after you’ve started your blog, you also have to run it successfully. In order to do that there are various tools available on the market. Each of them will help you to achieve success with the different aspects of your blog. The reason we choose WordPress, is that WordPress supports a larger variety of themes and plugins that help run and maintain your blog efficiently.
Here are the steps to create a successful blog.
Step 1: Select Your Niche
Selecting your blog’s niche is your first step towards creating a blog. Your blog’s niche could be anything like fashion, travel, food, shopping, tech, etc. You can also go for micro niche blogging. In which your blog covers any specific topic under the main niche. Selecting a niche helps you to estimate certain factors like estimated traffic, competition, revenues, target customers, etc.
Step 2: Get Your Domain Name
The domain is the name of your website so choose it carefully. I suggest you choose a name related to your niche or your own name, But it should be easily remembered by the end-user.
Step 3: Buy Webhosting
Web hosting is online storage for your blog resources. So select it carefully by considering your estimated traffic and relevant factors.
Step 4: Install WordPress
WordPress is one of the most powerful and popular CMS around the world. WordPress powers 33% of the websites on the internet. WordPress comes with thousands of free themes and plugins that help you to make and run your website effectively. This is the main reason it is the most acceptable CMSs on the internet.
Step 5: Design Your website
For the design step, you can hire a professional or you can also do this on your own with some free themes and plugins available in WordPress.
Step 6: Write an Article
Writing articles is not as easy as you may think if you don’t consider some factors. This could lead to your article indexing poorly. You should create articles of high quality and some have some unique approach compared to others.
Step 7: Use SEO Tactics
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a term that leads to getting a higher position of your website for particular keywords. There are various plugins available in WordPress that make conducting this task much simpler.
Step 8: Monetize Your Blog
You can monetize your website in several ways. It could be by Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, web services, selling products, etc.
Step 9: Promote your content
Nowadays just creating awesome content is not enough. You have to promote it to the right audience by sharing it on various social platforms, working with influencers, and several other ways.
Step 10: Create Backlinks
Creating backlinks is one of the most important steps to get your website rank of any of the keywords and get more organic traffic for your website. There are many different tactics available to create backlinks. Some of the common ways are guest posts, resources pages, broken link building, blogger outreach, infographics, etc.
Step 11: Rank #1 on Google
After following all the steps above you will be able to rank your blog #1 for any particular keywords. That leads to getting more organic traffic and earning some revenue from it.