How To Start Blogging – Beginners Guide.. By Olamond Naija

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Blogging as you know has become a big means of information and fortune. Sometime before now, it was just a means used by few people and politicians to share their ideas online . Today, the story is different. There are more people who blog for other reasons than they are those who blog for political or personal objectives. However, there is still a chance for any who wants to blog to start blogging today. And if you are one of the aspirants, this is how you can start.

Before You Start Blogging

Before you start blogging, you need to consider what you really want to do with your blogs. This will help you make one of the most important decision in blogging – choosing your niche. There are countless of topics you can start blogging on such as:-

Health

Music

Travel

Education

Fashion

Videos

Photography

Technology, etc.

When you have made up your mind on what to blog about, you have taken the first step.

The platform to use for your blogs is an important part of your beginning. Some of them offer free blogging, e.g Blogger.com and WordPress.com but know that blogging involves a lot of features that may not be found on the free platforms. And that’s the reason you should use WordPress.org blogging script, it offers a variety of enticing feature, i.e countless of plugins to help you achieve any feature you want and you will be able to categorize your works according to the contents.

Another important step you should consider is domain hosting, that is, if you want to do blogging big and make money from it. The free blogging platforms may not give you the opportunity to earn money since it is free, and if they do, you will share whatever you earn with them.

Register a domain that fits into your niche, go forattractive and memorable domain name and design your blog to fit your contents. That’s the best way to start blogging if you hope to make money from blogging. The cost of Domain names is not much. Domain registration companies give various affordable offers, e.g godaddy.com register.com and domain.com. Prices are available on those sites accordingly.

When You Finally Start Blogging

Make the contents rich and problem solving.  What people are actually looking for is answers to their questions. If they find it on your blog, they will pay you back with loyalty. You may need to look at what others are doing (not  plagiarizing) to make amends.

Promote your work. You can do this through social media, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc. Invite your followers to your blog, and keep them coming by giving them what they really need.

Another means of getting people to your blog, issearch engine optimization. A lot of people go online looking for information about everything, and they rely on search bars to get such information. You do not need to pay to do that, many search engine companies do not take fees to admit people to their search engines.

Your search engine optimization choice of words, determines how much people see your article, or whatever you do on search engines. And how much people click on your article determines your success. It is actually called “traffic.” Your ability to drive in traffic makes you a successful blogger. Therefore, you better pay attention to people’s choice of words and what they are searching for on the search engine. The “hows” are always winning.

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