Do you want to start a blog? Don’t necessarily know how exactly? Are you looking for someone who has already done it all?
Then you are exactly right here. I’ve got it behind me. I’ve been here for 1 year and 2 months. I am also passionate about the topic. So I could tell a thing or two about it.
In this article, I don’t want to give you too much. I limit myself here to the essentials. Because speed is the most important thing, especially at the beginning. You can also use Social blog service in the beginning. Because of the quick wins. But enough of the long words. Let’s start.
Your first 100 email subscribers
You have reached your first goal (your first 1,000 visitors). Now it’s time for the next goal. Your first 100 email subscribers.
Now blog articles would start to write regularly. 1-2 good articles a week are enough. Brian Clark built his blog empire that way too. And I’m driving quite well with it at the moment.
And maybe you think email marketing is dead. Or, worse, unethical. But this is wrong. I also don’t know who spreads this “myth”.
I track my links in my emails. And lo and behold, it is one of the best traffic sources ever. It’s logical too. These are your fans. These are the people who want to hear from you. These are the people who read your content. Share it. Comment on him.
That is why they say “The money is in the list”. Because it’s just true.
Your first 1,000 email subscribers
After you’ve cracked your first 100 email subscribers, you should take care of your first 1,000 subscribers. But this is not an easy breeze. I’m struggling with that too.
So don’t worry so much about visitors or page views. Rather look at the number of email subscribers and especially the opening and click rate. These are the important factors that make your blog grow.
Furthermore, you should publish 2 high-quality articles every week. And to make yourself even better known, you should write guest posts on relevant blogs. How many? In a perfect world, once a week.
Also, think of the WordPress plugins
As a guideline, I would always recommend using as little as possible. Plugins make your blog unnecessarily slow. And neither does your visitor like that. Still the search engine.
If you want to start a blog now, this guide will certainly help you (and this all the more). I made a lot of mistakes during my 1 year and 2 months. Mistakes you can avoid now. (And speaking of mistakes. Here are 8 lessons I learned along the way.)
Just as it is written above, I would start a blog now. And that’s exactly how I did it (just with a lot of mistakes).
With your blog, you are now building an audience. As soon as you have a sufficiently large audience, you can question it. What kind of problems does your audience have? How can you solve these problems, for example with paid products or paid services?