What is a Blog?

Maybe it’s something you wanted to do for so long, but life got in the way.

The simple definition is that a Blog is just written content that’s meant to instruct, inform or entertain us. The blog part is where the content (articles) are kept on a website.

A blog is not a static page, it’s a place to continually add more entries, but there are no rules as to how often you should add content. It could be once a week, once a month or even once a year. Depending on what you want it to be. It’s completely up to you.

Blogging is a fun form of creative expression.

Blogging is also an effective way to grow a business.

What is a blog used for?

Blogs can be for:

  • Teaching others
  • Selling products
  • Promoting brands or your business
  • Keeping a journal
  • Creative expression (to share your hobby)

What should I blog about?

This would depend on what you want your blog to be or what you want to get out of it.

Don’t overthink this too much. Most people think and research for years and never really take action.

The answer is actually just to choose one or two topics and just start, you can course correct along the way if the topic turns out to not be your thing. Nothing is set in stone and you have to try things to figure out what you like.

You also have to consider if you want your blog to be a personal creative outlet where you can practice writing and connect with friends or if you want it to be a business.

What makes a good blog?

It’s all in the connection you create with your readers.

A blog doesn’t have to have a large audience to be a great blog, it’s about how many of that audience will connect with you or your content.

How do you make an income from blogging?

Money obviously won’t be flowing in immediately just because you have a blog.

If your goal is to make money from your blog – You will need a plan.

Here is the BASIC PLAN:

Some of the ways to monetize your blog include:

  • Putting ads on your blog (like Google Adsense) This is a long term plan as you will need a lot of traffic to make it worth while.
  • Recommending products in your articles or doing sponsored posts
  • Selling other people’s products (called affiliate marketing) – if someone purchases the product through your link, you earn a commission.
  • Selling your own digital products and services (This will create a higher return but will require much more time investment)

So, you can get paid by companies who you advertise or whose products you recommend or directly by people who buy your products.

How do I get started?

You can get started in less than a day. Contact me if you need any help in getting your blog online. I do assist in starting blogs and hosting. Breaking down all the technical stuff, so you can get to the actual blogging stuff.

What do you want to blog about?

I would love to hear about it in the comments section below.

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