Nowadays, there are hundreds of millions of websites and blogs on the internet with all the content, topics and fields. If you start building a blog/website for yourself and ask if it is successful or not becomes something that sometimes you feel a little “vague”, the percentage you hold pretty low, simple Because the level of competition is too high. Look at the people who own blogs with terrible traffic and find them quite successful, however, this number is too small. What are the reasons for success and what makes so many bloggers fail? It can be said that success or failure is due to the blog owner did not take the time to study, outlined a solid plan for himself before the “blog launch”.
To achieve success will need to focus on many factors and this is a long journey, need to work tirelessly and take time. In this article I will focus only on the things that need to be prepared for the “blog launch day” to ensure that after that date your blog can retain readers, helping them “want to come back” next time. This is not to say your blog has been successful, but this is a good start to a good start, it will be a springboard for you to continue forward.
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WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE BLOG DAY?
Normally, when you think about creating a personal blog, you’ll take steps like buying a domain name, choosing a host and publishing content in a few hours. These types of blogs are usually very normal and no different. Instead, I recommend that you work out a plan for your blog, which can take days or weeks, but it will make your blog very different from the millions of blogs out there. The following 7 things you absolutely need to prepare.
- BUILD A PLAN FOR THE BLOG
First thing when starting a blog or website you need to prepare a plan for it, why do you need a blog? What do you write on it? What audience do you target? Why should they read your blog and not other blogs?
Prepare all of this to help you stay on track during your blog development. You will easily build content, attract readers and direct your blog to a certain topic. Your blog will also be ranked high on the search engines because the experience shows that blogs with distinctive, distinct and focused content will often be rated Google, you will easily reach the reader. Also, if you keep your own path, gradually your readers will trust you, and they will see you as an expert in the field.
2. BUILD YOUR BLOG
There are many ways to build a website or blog. But the simplest and most current user is still WordPress. This is an open source platform and completely free. It helps you manage blogs and publish articles easily with all the necessary functionality. You can install more tools, interface from free repository up to thousands or necessary numbers you can buy more tools and other interfaces to make your blog unique, different if need.
You can believe that while you are traveling or sleeping, WordPress can still help you post articles with the scheduling feature that you have prepared before.
3. CHOOSE A BLOCK STORAGE (HOSTING)
For a blog to run on the internet you need a place to store all the content, images, videos … It’s like a piece of land so you can build a house on it, initially to work with the host. It’s a bit difficult if you do not have a background in technology. Fortunately, at this point, you can sit at home to buy a hosting within 1 hour just with a computer with internet connection and an international payment card. With this step you do not need to worry anymore you can install your blog with a few simple operations.
Hosting costs are currently around $ 5 / month with new blogs. My experience is that you only need to use this hosting package if you have more than enough if not excess. With host providers such as StableHost, Hawkhost, etc., you can install WordPress with just a few clicks.
After successful hosting, you can install WordPress with “1 Click”
4. CHOOSE A DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR BLOG
A domain is an address for people to find your blog, it’s like a home address. For example, my blog domain is NhuongBlog.com, after this domain name and then you can easily send it to relatives, friends to have access to your blog.
Domains can be purchased separately from a vendor for $ 10 – $ 20 per year. Then connect to the host at the installation step WordPress, now there are many free host providers give you a domain name when using their services.
Many domain names with extensions are lower like .clubline.xyz but I recommend that you choose a domain name .com or .net will be good for the process of building a blog. Be sure to choose a short, easy-to-pronounce, easy-to-pronounce domain name and if it is meaningful to your blog content is the best.
See more: Name your blog, take it as your child!
5. ESTABLISHING AND INSTALLING YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK BLOG
Now all of which can be found on social networks, so never forget Google +, Facebook, Twiter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Pinterest … Choose social networks and create accounts that match your blog content to increase the reach of readers as well as spread the content more widely.
However, you will not have much time to “take care” of the social networks that I mentioned above, so you choose the one or two social networks that best suits your blog content. For example, if your blog is fashionable and aimed at young people, you should focus on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. If the topic is aimed at older people and you want to blog through your personal profile, then target LinkedIn. But do not forget Google + as it will help your blog rank higher on Google Search.
6. BUILD A MONEY MAKING PLAN FOR YOUR BLOG
Most of the websites are aiming to make money through the process of building good content to attract traffic. For your blog too if you do not sell products/services directly on the blog, where do you maintain hosting, domain name renewal? … Once your blog has large traffic you need to use High-quality host service to meet that. Do not worry you can earn money in a lot of ways, just to have your blog regularly visited and large enough.
For example, if you build a blog about skin care product reviews, there are definitely manufacturers who send products to “appreciate” you and they will pay you. You can open a skin care tutorial, make makeup … You can rent blog positions for banner ads, do affiliate marketing, shorten links … or sell cosmetics.
It is important here that you need to prepare yourself for a specific monetization plan and pursue that plan throughout the blog development process.
7. PREPARE AND PUBLISH THE FIRST ARTICLES
After preparing the 6 steps above then you do not rush to “launch” your blog right. A blog is successful or not beyond the above six factors cannot be missing the last factor, that is the content. Imagine you send the blog address to the people you want to introduce, share it on social networks … But the content is too poor with two short articles, nothing to attract readers, then the reason What do you do next time they come back to your blog?
At the very least you must have 5 posts that have content that is sticking to your topic, related posts to stimulate the reader. Make your readers see the first post and see the second post the next day, and the next day they’ll go back to read the third, fourth, and fifth posts. After they read the fifth post, you have updated. Published article Friday. So, you continue to attract and retain them forever.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE THE BLOG?
The above is my knowledge of what to prepare for the “opening day” to impress the reader, it gives you the momentum to build and develop a strong blog. than. Do not rush, try to spend at least 7 days to prepare 7 above. Sure, you will have a better experience, leave a comment below, I always want to hear from you.