So you were inspired by the self-made successful bloggers that you read daily and you want to start a blogging career? The problem is you don’t know where to start.
Here are 5 simple, basic, bare and yet essential tips that will help you get started with your blogging adventure.
Find A Niche
Make sure that the subject of your blog is what you are passionate about. How can you write those killer articles if you don’t know what you are going to talk about? It’s a SOP when starting a niche blog.
Forget About the General GSE Niches
GSE (Gadgets, Social media, and Entertainment) niches which are general in nature is already saturated. People won’t read your blog about a new mobile phone, they will go to Engadget instead. For entertainment they would go to Paris Hilton’s blog and Mashable for the latest in social media. If you want to blog about gadgets, focus on a specific gadget.
Find a Reliable Hosting Solution
GoDaddy is not the only web hosting solutions, there are far too many companies that could give you the most affordable and reliable hosting service. Select a couple, evaluate each and then select which one suits your needs.
Research on that Killer Domain Name
This is the most difficult and yet fun part of starting a blogging career. Find the most suitable domain name that would best suit your niche. You’d be amazed at how difficult it is to get that killer domain name. Most of them are already taken. If the TLD .com is no longer available, take the risk and get the TLD .net or .org. And hope that the owner of the .com is just parking the domain. Otherwise you will have a stiff competition when it comes to search engine ranking.
Now Relax a Bit
After doing all four steps mentioned above, now is the time to relax a bit. Congratulations! You’ve completed the first phase of starting a blogging career. The next phase will be tougher.