The Beginners Guide To Blogging
Welcome to the world of blogging and entrepreneurship!
Our goal here at inscribd.com is to turn bloggers into entrepreneurs.
If you are planning to create a new blog or you’re already working on one, I recommend reading these key articles that explain the basics of blogging and what successful bloggers tend to do in the background. It’s not just about writing articles and there’s a lot more to it.
Reading through each of these selected articles in order should put you on the right path to blogging success.
1. Managing Expectations
I explain the right mindset bloggers should have when starting a new blog. When expectations are too far off course, disappointment is sure to follow. Hopefully this article will put you into the right frame of mind to ensure you keep blogging and don’t stop until you’re a success.
2. Choosing A Good Blog Name
Every successful blog is a brand unto itself and your blog should be no different. Even personal blogs should be branded and this article explains the importance of choosing a good name for your blog, which leads to reader loyalty and interest from advertisers.
3. Finding The Perfect Domain Name For Your Blog
Once you have chosen the perfect name for your blog, it’s time to put some money down and purchase a domain name. Actually, the two go hand-in-hand. Your chosen blog name needs to be available as a domain name. ie www.myblogname.com Getting this right is vital.
4. How To Choose The Best WordPress Theme
A huge majority of successful bloggers use WordPress as their blogging platform of choice. It’s a powerful content management system with thousands of plugins and themes to choose from. The theme you end up choosing could either give you lots of joy, or become a real pain in the neck. Choose wisely.
5. Using Images On Your Blog
Blogging is not just about the written word. The internet is a visual medium and likewise you should not ignore the power of images. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The use of images on your blog adds to the visual aesthetic and is highly recommended. However, using copyrighted photographs can get you into trouble, so read this article to discover where to get free images.
6. Crafting Awesome Blog Headlines And Titles
There are several reasons why the title of your blog posts are critically important and it’s not just a matter of being witty. A great title or headline will grab readers attention and also attract a better ranking in Google. There is a technique to crafting a great title and failing to do so will likely result in your work being ignored by readers.
7. Submitting Your New Website To Search Engines
Search Engines like Google are absolutely vital for your blogs success. While some blogs may get a lot of visitors from social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, it is far more likely that visitors would find your website through Google. This article explains how to make sure Google knows you exist.
8. The Importance Of Social Media
In this article we talk about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and all manner of social media. Your blog should not exist in isolation and using social media to promote your blog can lead to far more visitors and reader loyalty than by ignoring these big sites.
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10. Getting Other Websites To Link To Your Blog
Your blog shouldn’t be the lonely kid standing in the corner at their high school prom. You’ve got to mingle with the crowd and make yourself known. Getting other websites to link to your blog is very important for your blog’s success.
11. Understanding Advertising
Some of us bloggers dream of making lots of money online and more often than not, grasping the advertising terminology and concepts can be a bit tricky. Without knowing all the lingo, making any headway (and dollars) can seem daunting.
12. Earning Some Money With Google AdSense
Google Adsense is the go-to advertising network for new bloggers. Adsense has the lowest barrier to entry of all the advertising networks. It is highly likely that your very first dollar made online will come from Adsense.
13. Earning Some Money Through Affiliate Marketing
Another form of advertising is dubbed Affiliate Marketing. If you have not heard this term before, you must read this article. Affiliate Marketing can become *the* most lucrative aspect of your blog and I can’t overstate the importance of understanding the fundamentals.
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