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A good majority of online business owners have blogs as a way to promote their businesses however blogs are more than just a marketing effort. They have the potential to grow into a successful business. If you intend to consider a blog, you will need to think out of the box so you can stand out. Another great type of blog to consider is one of your passion.
You may be thinking, what is a blog? A blog is a website consisting of topic-based content that is regularly updated. Blogs tend to take a more individual approach compared to other publications and appeal to a specific audience.
Here are some common reasons for starting a blog:
Most of these reasons require a strong commitment because creating consumable content on the web is not a walk in the park. Once you create a blog, you should consider creating a schedule for consistency as it is important to keep an engaged audience.
How to start a blog:
It isn’t enough to have a couple of ideas about the kind of blog you would love to start and maintain, it is the actual execution of taking the steps to start. one is crucial in creating a successful business from it. Here are 4 quick and easy steps to get you started.
How to monetize your blog?
Monetizing your blog is a great way to make money. You probably already know that it’s important to keep your readers engaged with a consistent offering of awesome content. But that, by itself, doesn’t bring in any money.
To transform your blog into a money-making machine here are a few tips to help you;
Keep in mind that to achieve and grow the amount of money you make on your blog, be consistent with publishing blog content. Consistency will keep your audience engaged and attract advertisers and maybe even sponsors.
Consistency is important in blogging. When you fail to regularly update your blog, your audience may forget about your blog and when you finally publish new content after a long period of time, it may no longer be relevant to them.
If you ask any successful bloggers about one tip on how to successfully grow your blog, almost everyone will definitely give one resounding answer, “consistency.”
And that is exactly how Alexa Curtis was able to grow her fashion blog; A Life in the Fashion Lane which she started at just 12 years. It became a platform for her to express her feelings around everything relating to teens, body image, and mental health.
Over the years, her blog has evolved and shifted to discussing sensitive topics that teens and young adults face every day. A Life in the Fashion Lane was changed to Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis and became a lifestyle website and podcast for teens & parents discussing topics such as social media and mental health. Not only did Curtis turn her fashion blog into a full-time lifestyle platform for teens, through cold-pitching, she managed to get sponsored by several brands.
Alexa shared with me during our discussion on the the Money Exchange Podcast how she was able to transform her blog to a lifestyle business, you can listen to every detail here.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.