Firstly, being a good blogger for other blogs can be a little challenging but if you start by creating your own blog, it can be an easier way to get you started. All you have to do is start a blog about anything you are interested in. Whether it be interior design, crafts, recipes, music, sports, or even documenting your pregnancy! You can write about pretty much anything, after all – it is your blog!
Next, use an easy content management system (CMS) like WordPress, for example. There is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, if you a part of .org, you will want to purchase a domain and find a reliable hosting server.
Then, download the WordPress or whichever CMS you choose to use. If you go through WordPress.com, you are using their hosting server usually with WordPress in front of a blog name like www.wordpress.com/your-blog-name. When you get a little more serious about your blog you will want to purchase a domain name and transfer it over or go completely through WordPress or chosen CMS / Server site.
I use Dreamhost as my serve, I’ve found it to have the least amount of issues and reliable services, but there are countless other sources. I’d advise to read reviews and customer testimonials to find what meets your needs best. From there, if you don’t have programming experience, you can pick from a variety of pre-made templates to begin designing your blog or you can pay a graphic designer / programmer to create one for you. Better yet, you can check out some YouTube tutorials and create your own!
Come up with a catchy title for your blog, something that relates to what you write about and something easy to remember – some of the easiest to remember and most high ranking blogs are one to three words at most.
Now you can start your first blog post! Let the writing flow, pay attention to keywords and if you want to accredit other blogs or use photos ask permission or at the very least source the photo which means giving credit in the caption.
Another helpful tip: if you accredit another blog or site on your post, you are actually helping them through back-links and if your blog gets enough attention, they may do a link exchange with you, they may give you free products or even ask to advertise on your blog which means exposure, promotion, higher ranking on search engines, free stuff and cash money!
Once you start receiving compensation for your blog and posting daily, you will want to fill out a form to take out your own taxes for when tax season rolls around.
If your blog becomes successful you may start receiving offers from other blogs or companies or websites who want to purchase your blog.
Don’t undervalue yourself. Your knowledge, wisdom and information is important! If and when they make an offer and if money isn’t your end game, who knows – your blog could lead to many more opportunities that could build a dream future less fleeting than cash. So always be yourself and start blogging!