Blogging is one of the most competitive home based business’s. Never the less blogging can also be the most rewarding and the most fun. Below are a lost of things to do that will help you get your blog to stand out and succeed.
Know your Audience
This is one of the most important things about your blog, know your target audience. You will want to narrow this down as much as possible, don’t say “all young people”, say “Boys ages 12-14 that play baseball”. The more you know and understand your target audience, the more you will be able to produce the correct content for them.
Have a great name
Your name is extremely crucial, it stands for what your entire blog. Be sure to keep it short and simple and easy to remember. If this is a challenge read our article on coming up with a company name.
Be on social media
Even if you have a website you will still need to be on social media. This is so you can get your blog in the eyes of people all the time. People are always checking their social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and twitter but they are not always online. By having you pop up on your audiences social media you will stay involved and remembered.
Update blog regularly
This is probably the hardest part about running a blog. In order for your blog to become successful you have to update it regularly. Updating your blog doesn’t necessarily mean always posting a new article it means responding to readers or asking questions to you audience.
Know your competition
Knowing your competition is crucial to running a successful blog. By looking at other blogs about your same topic you can learn what they are doing and decide what you like and don’t like, then go from there.
Be search Engine Friendly
Being search engine friendly means getting you to one of the top few choices that come up when someone searches for your topic. You can do this by adding many keywords and back links to your site. This is known as Search Engine Optimization.
Write like yourself
Be yourself in your blog, your blog is a place for you to show your opinions on certain topics. Your blog should have some personality and character to it, not sound like a computer. This will keep your blog interesting and engaging for readers.
Build an email list
An email list is a very good thing to have when it comes to your blog. Whenever you update your site or do something new you can send a quick email to your followers to let them know.
Setting goals is what will motivate you to grow and improve your website. Set both long-term and short-term goals. Be sure to have exact due dates that you wish to make these goals. This will give you something to work for.