Strategies For Launching A Successful Blog
Today I have taken time to note some important strategies for launching a successful Blog if you either consider starting one and what you should also put in place to start. Beyond the fun and funds, there are credible ways at which you can use such platform to add values, and it can also serves as a means to earn your view, like I’m currently doing. So, how you make use of your site/blog will make it become an advantage or rather, become a disadvantage (junk) to the internet.
And how much attention and concentration you give to it, is simply what determined if it becomes a job or you having fun. And one of the advantages is that you can write base on your passion and how you can impact others who simply surf the internet daily in search of useful information. To me, I consider a site/blog should be more of values, and also a platform to promote socials activities which comprises of business and things that contribute to the nation at which you reside, and if your blog has nothing to contribute by impacting knowledge or promoting social business, you have to do more.
Today I’ve seen many individuals go into blogging and web platform with no guide and plans. And one thing that I could easily tell anyone who may want to try starting internet business should firstly consider the task ahead with a drawn out plans that can help promote your blog/site before starting.
Why such choice for Blogging?
Why such choice is a question you should ask yourself if really you can be consistent, or you may want stop along the journey. If you consider to-stop after a little while, why taking the course at the beginning? If you won’t be consistent. Major reasons why we have much dormant website or blog is to same reason some went into it to make fast money, but after much input, they were not as patience to harvest the fruit of their labor. And some go into it contributing junk to the internet. Please, there are many junks you can see online, but you should not contribute to it.
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1. What purpose will your blog/site serve for
This also should be another important question to ask yourself. Just as purpose is mandatory for growth in life for everyone as humans, so we should also have plans and purpose for your site or blog. Except you’ve not consider it as a business, you are playing… better go acquire other skills to direct your energy into to avoid wasting time in better achievement ahead.
2. Have long, medium and short-term plans about your site and blog
Goals are important to life if we want to move from one point to another to sustain growth and gain more relevance to our world. Doing such and also implementing it is one of the ways to keep your site and blog actives. Goals means have long term plans and follow procedure to what investment you’ve on ground. But if starting early we have to try and build a platform, before trying to get ads on your site like I read most newbies bloggers who started a blog under one month trying to make money from it. That won’t motivate them if that was really the motive of starting one.
3. Avoid copying others and failing
You cannot build your site like every site you see in the internet. You must have a pattern. If you simply do not do such along the line, you will start following someone’s pattern. And not long enough, you will give up the reasons why you started the journey. And this becomes major reasons why we have what I call” twins’ website.’’ Mostly common online, especially in Nigerian. Many young bloggers try as much to copy ‘ nairland’ and this is simply why they won’t rise beyond nairaland. Do you know why?
You can’t be using someone dreams and rise beyond them. If nairaland designed his forum to his taste, and today it has become one of the most popular to Nigerians, why not draw out yours. Forget if I bust your bubble, it the real fact. Take time to draw what you consider your platform to be even if you are not good in coding or programming, try to pay someone who can put your plans to reality rather than trying to copy others and failing.
4. Have a Brand
Yes you should have a brand. This will make someone consider your site relevant. Not using another site name similar to yours, like something similar to a popular site to yours. You may end up with frustration. I still love to use the example of naira land. Some went as far using it name, and later could not make brand in the business. Is simply because you don’t try to use a platform that has already made names to rise up, it won’t work. I repeat it won’t. have a good name and not a traditional name that will become a bug to the mind. And have a logo for your site. It will show you have nice plans.
Write your site/blog rules and features
You might have come through many site or blog which do not have such, I become astonished and to wonder what they had in mind. The first thing I did was to write out some rules and plans, and consider what the features of my site will become.
The important of having site rules can’t be over look and consider as waste of time. I have come across few sites that went as far to write what I consider as poo, they will say; I requote: ‘’post anything readable.” Sincerely speaking, such site won’t stay long enough in the field even if they had sustained few years doing what they are doing. I can remember a social network I came across in early 2005 – 2006, a foreign site named wanawap.com, today that site domain is parked.
It’s no more a forum where you can chat. Simply they had no rules that guide the ways people should earn opinions. It was a platform to relieve the mind if you had a bad day, people go there to insult anyone for no reasons. Why so many had left the field is due to no rules, innovative plans. And really nobody would want to associate with what I consider as “flop ‘’ in the internet. They could as well drop all the junk on your site, and look for somewhere to have real values. Don’t forget everyone need something on the internet, but when it time to pee, they simply know the site at mind aka 2go, etc…
Have area of concentration
Have something you know you are good in doing, don’t pick a niche you can’t handle. Focus on what you can do, such are: Health information, News and Politics, Business, Economic, Celebrity News etc…
Seek for mentorship
There is the great need to have a mentor in every aspect of life. someone you consider to know much than you, who has experience and is willing to expand your view when you make mistake. With the help of a mentor or a coach in this field you can always achieve much. But if probably you don’t have, try to find one. There are those who you know will not consider the money aspect, but also the values they can impact to you.
Few things required to start a blog or website
1. A computer.
2. A good mobile phone
3. A modem, but if your phone has hot-spot it could as well serves as modem.
4. What to write about.
What next? Start writing about your area of concentration, keeping up to date. And try as much to participate on social sites where you can let others know about your platform.
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To round up, blogging is interesting if you follow everything mentioned above. More also, avoid the shortcut and learn how to pave your way to the top. And if you are looking for a quick way to make money from blogging just in a day after you launch your blog, these Strategies For Launching A Successful Blog may not be useful without putting things in order. Remember, it all about impacting others with values, solving problems, giving others opportunity to showcase their services and earning your views. If that is what you considered to as blogging, you are on the right track to the top.