Contrary to what many may think, creating a successful blog is not an easy task – even because if it were, we would all have several successful blogs and we would all make lots of money.
When a blogger starts a new blog – a new project – it always starts from scratch, and will have to go a long way to make this new project a success story .
Based on my experience I will try to give and explain the tips that I consider essential for creating a successful blog.
CHOOSE A MARKET NICHE YOU LIKE AND DOMINATE
The niche market is basically the central theme / subject of the blog and you must choose a subject that you master and about which you like to write. This point is of the utmost importance because doing what you like will have a lot more motivation and many more ideas to write continuously. In addition, you can easily respond to all your readers’ doubts and questions and thus build a relationship of trust, and eventually establish yourself as an authority on the subject matter.
After all, your goal is to have a successful blog and this also goes through being a leader in your niche market.
CHOOSE A NICHE WITH SEARCH AND WITH MARKET POTENTIAL (ADVERTISERS)
Having a successful blog also means making money from it (and as far as money goes, the more the better). But to make money you have to have visitors, that is, there have to be web surfers who search for the themes that you will address in your blog.
To see the search volumes for the keywords you plan to target, I recommend either the Google Keyword Tool or the Micro Niche Finder (“Niche Finder”).
Keywords must have relevant search volumes. A good principle is to choose keywords with volumes greater than 1000 monthly searches.
On the other hand, your niche also has to have market potential, ie advertisers willing to pay to advertise in that niche. Here I am referring to adsense ads, which are a great way to monetize a blog. To do this, search on Google for the keywords you want to attack and make sure that paid ads are displayed – that is, sponsored links (which appear in the right sidebar and just below the search box) – The more sponsored links appear the better, because it means that there are a large number of advertisers for this niche.
INVEST IN DOMAIN AND HOSTING
Having a domain and hosting yourself gives your blog more credibility and authority. If you intend to be a leader in your niche market then you should have an attitude of professionalism and leadership from the very first moment.
Note that if you create a free website (in blogger or WordPress) your readers will soon have lower expectations and less trust in your project.
INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL TEMPLATE
A professional template values any blog and induces greater acceptance and trust from visitors.
Nowadays it is possible to find professional blog themes at prices below the price of a coffee, so there is no reason not to give your blog a careful and professional image.
PUBLISH RELEVANT CONTENT AND SEEK TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR READERS
People when they turn to Google are because they are looking for something, and if your blog does not have what they are looking for then be convinced that they will look elsewhere – without even looking back, so try writing useful articles for readers, who help them, who respond to their doubts and / or questions.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HURT VISITORS
Avoid betting on gaudy and deceptive titles. It is true that this type of titles attracts many visitors, however, also creates great expectations that if they are not matched immediately generate disgust and disbelief in the reader. As this type of strategy will tarnish the reputation of your blog and sooner or later will end up being harmed.
ALWAYS RESPOND TO THE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS OF ITS READERS
No one likes to see unanswered comments / questions on blogs. This reveals disinterest and disinterest on the part of the blog owner and creates a bad image.
AVAILABLE THE FEED SUBSCRIPTION BY EMAIL OR NEWSLETTER
This way you will soon start beginning to create your audience, which will follow you along the evolution of the blog and give you a lot of money to win. If necessary offer something, in order to get visitors to subscribe.
RELEASE YOUR BLOG
Publicizing your blog is another essential point, and for this you should devote part of your time to promoting your project, using all the techniques and resources at your fingertips: social networks, forums, article directories, comments on other blogs, seo, without, etc.
In reconciling and balancing all these factors lies the foundation for creating a successful blog . And you have any tips to add?