Congratulations! Starting your first blog is a giant leap of faith.
When our founder Kelsye Nelson started her first blog, she had to learn everything the hard way.
Luckily, times have changed. We are more excited than ever to see you succeed.
Here are some key tips we’ve picked up along the way.
- Go Narrow and Deep
Starting out with a wide range of topics is a common mistake most bloggers do. Don’t spread yourself thin unless you have a team of experts covering each topic.
Solo bloggers, we recommend you limit your scope of expertise to a niche market. This helps staying focused on adding real, lasting value for the audience.
For example, a health-and-beauty blog sounds great. But how about an organic one? Or a DIY health and beauty blog? Be specific.
This way, you’d not only attract readers who’d stick around your blog, but who’d also trust you enough to contribute to your revenue streams.
2. Choose Quality over Quantity
Readers spend time on your blog for value. Value builds trust and recurring readership. Most bloggers prioritize churning out blog posts at the expense of quality.
Get your priorities right early on.
3. Learn the Basics of SEO
Getting the basics of SEO under your belt can become a real game-changer. The good news is that it’s easier than it sounds.
Simply learn these few skills and you could be off to a great start in no time!
4. Spread the Word
Don’t shy away from social media. Wear your marketing hat early on in your career.
Start by adding social share-buttons to your blog posts and fall into a sharing routine. We recommend sticking to the golden rule for the best results.
5. Incorporate a Guest Blogging Strategy
Guest blogging helps new readers discover your blog. The blogging sphere may feel overcrowded, but this strategy works for everyone alike.
Aim for at least one post per month with a guest blogging strategy as simple as this one.