Wanted to start a blog in 2020? It’s very hard to start especially if you aren’t equipped with the right tools.
There are actually a lot of mom bloggers and influencers making money while being at home and writing on their blogs but what does it really take to create a successful and money-making blog that you will love to maintain and setup?
Figure out your Niche (As a Mom Blogger)
Why do you want to become a mommy blogger? What are the topics you wanted to write about what you think you are more knowledgeable about?
When I first started blogging, I grew my personal blog into a mommy blog talking about my kids and then turned into a blog where I share topics on how moms can earn from home. Finding a niche for your blog will help your readers identify you from the rest of the mom blogs out there.
Ask yourself the following questions:
Choose a Blogging Platform
Choosing a blogging platform is the next step in starting a blog. Deciding which platform to use is among the top concerns when you are just starting out as a blogger. There are know platforms available already and which have been around for quite some time. The most popular ones are Blogger.com and WordPress.Org. If you choose to self-host using WordPress that is actually the best thing to choose if you really want to get invested in starting a blog and earning from your content. WordPress Org, on the other hand, gives you complete freedom and control of your blog. You can add features, make money, or do whatever you like. All of our blogs now use WordPress including WPBeginner. WordPress powers over 31% of all websites on the internet.
Choose a Domain Name
Now that you have decided on what platform to use, the next step is choosing a domain name. A domain name is where your content resides and where it is pointing to.
Try having one to two of your primary target keywords present in both your blog domain name and site title (H1 Header). And avoid stopping words at all costs when choosing the blog title and domain name. With H2 Headers (Blog Posts and Pages), try to maintain the keyword presence as frequently as possible. And the only “catch” is to use them within the context of a phrase or sentence. Just cramming a bunch of words and search phrases together will not work.
3 Things to consider when choosing target keywords.
- High search volume and Low Competition.
- Ability to be used within Context.
- Relevance to your Blog Niche.
Start a Self Hosted WordPress Blog from Coffeemags
Choosing the right web hosting is by far one of the most important decisions when starting a blog because this is where your website files are stored.
This is why it’s important to choose a reputable hosting company. Here are a few things you need to consider:
- There are different types of hosting plans like shared hosting, managed hosting, VPS, and more. You need to pick a plan that suits your needs and budget.
- Compare reviews of different hosting companies.
- Support is important for beginners, and you want make sure that there are plenty of options to get help when you need it.
If you still have questions on going about this topic, feel free to join my Facebook Group where I provide support and coaching on these topics like Blogging, Content Writing, Getting Paid while working from home and more! See you there!
Graz Estrella is a Digital Marketing and Growth Strategist for Businesses. When she is offline she cooks, watch TV and hangs out with friends and family on the beach. She also blogs her heart out at NanayKikay.com