Do you have a great idea for a blog that you are itching to get off the ground? Not sure where you should start?
Don’t worry – that is a common situation to be in. And it’s why you should focus on planning ahead, so your blog gets started on the right foot and has a strong base from which to develop in the future.
The first point to consider is the basic idea. Does it have enough mileage to provide plenty of material for future blog posts? If you are struggling to come up with even half a dozen good ideas then you might want to think of another subject. It should also be something that you have a solid interest in. You will be writing about it for what could be a long time, so make sure you like it!
Once you have decided on your idea, it’s a good idea to plan how you will develop it. When you start writing regular blog posts you don’t just want them to be jumbled up together. Come up with some ideas for categories that you could put them in. This will help you to develop your blog over time, as well as prompting ideas for future blog posts.
Think about whether you want to monetize your blog as well. It will take time for this to come to fruition, but it is worth doing because it will bring in some rewards for your hard work. Google Adsense is just one way of doing it, but you could also become an affiliate for some products that your readers could be interested in.
But the most important part of creating a successful blog is TIME. No blog has ever become successful in just a few days, or even a few weeks. If you want to earn some real money from your blog, you need to be ready to put the work in first.
The good news however is that once you have set everything up and your blog has gone live, you can devote perhaps just a few hours a week to promoting it, adding to it and getting fresh streams of traffic.
And after a while, it will take on a life of its own.