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How to Become a Blogger: 2023 Guide to Starting Blogging from Scratch

How to Become a Blogger in Five Simple Steps 

Starting a blogging career is exciting as it is challenging. These five steps are designed to help you start and navigate the most crucial elements of blogging.

Step 1: Identify Your Niche

Matching your interests, skills, and market demand is vital in finding a profitable niche. Here are the reasons why:

  • Blogging about something you enjoy keeps you motivated.
  • Having the skills about your niche boosts your audience’s trust in you as an authority figure.
  • Choosing a niche with a high readership ensures that somebody is willing to read, watch, or listen to what you share.

Having a niche focuses your attention on creating content for people interested in it. In effect, you’ll save time!

Step 2: Choose a Platform and Content Types

What type of blogger do you want to be? Do you want to start blogging by writing, or does a Youtube channel sound like a better fit? What about podcasting?

Seasoned bloggers have no issues being on multiple platforms, but that’s because of their content-rich website that contains enough material for repurposing.

A podcast interview, for instance, can be converted to a transcript and published as a new blog post.

For starters, starting on a single platform and focusing all strategies on it is recommended. This allows you to study your audience’s response and enhance your content production as you go along.

Step 3: Create an Editorial Calendar

A content calendar efficiently organizes the creative chaos of creating your own blog.

You can use Google Sheets or a paid scheduler like Trello or CoSchedule. Block some time off your week to brainstorm and plan your posts.

They don’t have to be the final entry. List raw ideas and plot them in your calendar.

This helps you keep track of your ideas which you can polish at a later time.

Step 4: Promote Your Content on Social Media

Let people know about what you’re doing! Blogging as a career requires you to be public. Once you start producing content, share them on socials too.

Like creating content, you can automate this process using tools like Tailwind or Buffer. Just remember not to overdo it.

The key is to understand your audience’s behavior. What’s the most popular platform they’re using? What time do they often browse online?

Sharing content when your market’s online helps drive search engine traffic, which is crucial when you’re just starting.

Step 5: Monetize Your Blog

This is the highlight of most beginning bloggers’ journey and takes time and patience to execute. Real money from blogging happens only when you have a significant number of followers.

The most popular option for monetizing is through an affiliate program, which allows you to market products from businesses or companies and earn commissions from sales bought using your affiliate link.

Another method is providing advertising space. It’s where companies pay you to use a portion of your blog pages for ads.

Reasons to Consider Becoming a Blogger

If you still find blogging a tricky venture, these reasons can help you decide whether or not it’s worth trying this 2023.

  • Earn Money on Your Passion: Many, if not all, esteemed bloggers love what they blog about. They’re passionate about it, and it shows. If you’ve got a burning desire and experience to match your niche, you’ll find blogging a fun way to make money.
  • Flexible Time: You work at your pace. You create your schedule, whichever fits your preference and lifestyle.
  • Limitless Blog Topics: There are over 600 million blogs on the internet, yet opportunities for new bloggers are limitless. People are always looking for new things.
  • You Can Start Free: While initial blogging costs are given, you can start at a $0 budget. Some blogging platforms provide a free domain as part of their packages. You’ll eventually spend, but you’re welcome to test the waters at no cost.

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