Before starting a blog, one must understand that blogging can be started by anyone, but a successful blog is not everyone’s cup of tea. Blogging is not easy, especially when the purpose is to generate finance. Just starting a blog, stuffing it with basic instruments and dumping content in it does not make it successful. One needs to incorporate the blogging business entities to make money, however, one should also remember that blogging is a breathtaking process, and needs patience.
Why Niche Blog and Not An Ordinary One?
A Niche blog is far better than an ordinary blog, because it can be easily managed due to limited content and visitors. It is highly favorable to the interest-seekers and generators. It is also recommended for finance generation purposes as its advertisements are more frequently clicked than the ordinary ones. The chances of improved Google positioning are also greater in it.
Essential Things To Learn; Tangible and Intangible Elements
1. Tangible Elements
a. Look of the blog
The award-winning blogs are always theme-based. The outlook of a blog is the first things that dominantly represent the theme of it. An educational blog is designed with a background of books, stationary, alphabets, or with the topic of education if it is a niche blog.
The outlook should be catchy and balanced. Here, balanced means avoiding complexity. It should also be clear, and function-supportive i.e. it should not confuse a visitor about ‘where to go to perform a specific function’. Generally, the widgets like sharing at social networking sites, or sharing the page through website are kept at the end of the page, and categories are kept at the top of the page. The owner should not hesitate in adopting the common tactics just to make his blog unique, as the visitors are habitual of those tactics, and would otherwise feel difficulty in operating.
b. Content of blog
The content of the blog should match exactly to the niche of the blog. Content should be interesting and catchy. The headings should be used in the hypertext of every page so that it becomes prominent on search engines. The content should attract reader’s attention and grab them for a longer time. The word limit is also very important. Too much lengthy content is generally left in the middle for several topics like drama, documentary, pets, culture etc. However, niches like politics, education, tourism, socialism etc can exceed the word limit as long as required. The ideal word limit is 250 to 500 words.
c. Reader’s attention tools
One should learn the use of the reader’s attention tools. These similar tools are beneficial in generating more and more traffic. These tools include widgets like pictures, videos, tags, Facebook sharing, e-mail sharing, Twitter sharing, comments etc.
d. Utilizing blogger gadgets and widgets
A complete understanding of blog’s gadgets and widgets is very important. It is recommended that at least one week should be given in understanding and practicing the blog’s gadgets. WordPress is an ideal forum for blog making as it offers far more gadgets than other forums. It is also more convenient to deal with. These gadgets include; videos, pictures, tags, customization etc.
e. The monetary projection
A niche blog is best for moneymaking. A blog projected towards monetary development always keeps some place for ad-placement. Ads should be placed on a blog’s main page once it gains considerable audience. For attracting audience, one should study out the niches efficient in attracting a larger audience.
f. Tools for improving Google ranking
This is a little technical, but yet not difficult. The tools for improving Google ranking include Google Analytics, Backlinks etc. Google Analytics is used for studying the ranking of one’s blog on Google. Backlinks are the connective links between blogs, which are technically used for improving the blog’s audience. For this purpose, guidance should be taken from someone technically professional before starting the blog. Other tools include use of HTML code in header, SEO etc.
2. Intangible Elements
Research should be done about the particular niche which is going to be the theme of one’s ‘business’. Research helps the owners in taking a better decision and provides more options for a niche.
b. Language tools
A visitor-supportive language should be adopted in a blog. Remember! Everyone is not familiar with your vocabulary.
c. Vision-supportive outlook
One should keep in mind that the blog looks like a ‘blog’, and not a firework. Visitors might have surfed tens of websites or blogs before reaching out your blog. Too much flowery and heavy outlook might leave them overwhelmed.
d. Read famous blogs
Read the famous blogs frequently, and check them with technical point-of-view also. This would help you in understanding what to adopt for your blog also.
MOTIVATION NOTE FROM ABID
Success has no shortcuts. Blogging is a patience-oriented business and requires you to wait until it reaches success. Therefore, you should keep blogging as a side-business unless you don’t start receiving a considerable finance from your blog. But remember! There are a hundred of successful blogs out there, which are generating tens of thousands of dollars every month. These blogs didn’t fill up the owner’s accounts on the very first day. They were also started by the ‘beginners’. You can also be one of them. All you need are guidelines and patience! Guidelines are here, and patience..inside you!