Hey Everyone! I have been getting ALOT of questions as to how I started my blog and what equipment I use. Stating this, I will be discussing ways YOU can get your blog started easily!
Why start a blog in the first place?
Before you even think about starting a blog, you need to brainstorm on your WHY!? Simply because you want to get paid is not going to cut it! You need to start your blog with it being a passion. Next,you need to find who you are trying aim your content towards, and with a mix in finding what you are good at! Once you brainstorm your WHY! Then it will be easier for you to get started and design you blog, and most importantly make you stick with it! Simple right!;)
Next, find your name that fits your brand and decide how to build your website!?
Before you even develop your website, you are going to have to choose a name that fits your brand. From there you will need to find a way to finally build your website. I recommend trying a self hosted WordPress site through either Bluehost or Site ground (I use Site ground . Site ground has been amazing to me, and are always helpful whenever I run into a problem while developing my website!
Also, keep in mind that if you purchase your own website/ domains, you can get paid from it because its YOURS. If you use FREE websites like websites like WIX, it is simply not yours and you can not get paid from your content.
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Content is Key!
Content is EVERYTHING! Which is why you need to have a passion for your blog, your photos, your content that you decide to publish. This is why it is VERY important to DEVELOP and find your WHY! The goal at the end of the day, is you want people to enjoy your content, and eventually keep coming back for more! That is why I take this as my second career, because ITS MINE! It is my own business, so you have to put in work and produce good relatable content or else you may not like the outcome that you get if you don’t!
It is important to get all the proper equipment to start a blog. Pictures say a thousand words, and if you don’t have good camera quality my friends.. Your pictures probably do not attract the people and brands you are trying to reach. For example,I have my Iphone 8 plus, which takes pretty good photos if you ask me, but sometimes a phone can only do so much people. So I bought a simple Canon EOS Rebel SL2, which I absolutely LOVE. I can get Great photos, and I can also record or Vlog if I wanted too! This camera does ALOT for the price, and I recommend this camera completely!
When you finally decide to design your blog, it’s probably going to feel super overwhelming! Stating this, I can not STRESS how much google has helped out with things like SEO Optimization, how to create subscription pop ups, ETC. Another reason research is important is, you start to see others out there like you having similar questions. Plus, you will see that it makes your website building A LOT easier, especially if you do not have any website building experience. I am thankful I have took a bunch of website building classes dealing with java, and HTML in college as it has helped out tremendously!
No matter if you have 100K following or a 300 following. It is important that you stay CONSISTENT on ALL your outlets of promoting and most importantly on your blog! Remember, you are trying to connect with your readers, and you can’t do that if you don’t show up for them!
HAVE PATIENCE CHILD!
Once you decide to commit to your blog, you may feel like you need to rush the process. Please do not, because then you will probably get results that you do not want, and most importantly cause more stress on yourself than needed. Take your time to make sure you have all your content that you want to post, and make sure you have your website design the way you want, and just remember the best things in life are not rushed, they take time!
Keep up the good work, you got this! Remember to always stay ambitious! Goodluck on your blogging journey!