When you hear the word attractive I hope you were not only thinking of the appearance or look of a blog. Yes this does have its place but how would it feel when people just run to your blog and leave faster than they came to it. If you only put all the hard work and effort into the look of your blog and not focus on the content you would defeat the purpose.
Imagine meeting an individual that on the first look seemed to be very attractive. As you take some time in attempt to get to know them you realize that they really have nothing to offer. All of a sudden the desire you thought you had for them is quickly going away.
One of your major goals is to gain followers. This can only be done by giving benefits to your readers. People will be checking your blog out to see how it can help better their lives. You will definitely not make money if people are not interested in your blog. Now if you are entering a best looking blog completion then go ahead and pimp your blog.
If you desire to make money from your blog someday it will take more extra effort on your part. There are numerous blogs created everyday but many of them live a short life. Let me just say I’m on your side so I don’t want you to fall into that category. I want you to succeed.
As you attract more and more readers, you will end up with a good following. Eventually, this will open doors for you to use numerous opportunities to make money through various forms of advertising.
1. What Interests You?
I know you may be tempted to follow the latest trend. You must also be careful what people say you should write about. When you do not have a real desire for something it will show in the long run. This is why it is important to find something you love to talk about from the start. Do you love sports, cooking, making money, fashion, music, travel, shopping etc.? Try brainstorming and see what you come up with. Even if you have to sleep on it then do that, cause once you get through this stage your creative juices should start to flow.
As you got your brain flowing at a good rate for item no. 1 this should be a bit easier. There is no need to get a deep obsession on this. The shorter the better and something easy to remember.
Make an effort to select one that is relevant to your topic or niche you will be writing about. Start with a basic one year registration. In the event you don’t like your first choice you are not stuck with a multiple years registration.
There are many options for hosting your site but I use HostGator starting at $7.95/month. When starting an affiliate blog make sure it is compatible and friendly with the blogging tools that you choose e.g WordPress.
There are a number of tools out there to set up a blog. Things like how easy it is to use, cost, technical support, widget support, user satisfaction, reputation, and more are very important.
6. Include RSS Feed
An RSS (Really Simple Syndication), is very important if you want people to stay connected to your blog. This easy and fast method, alerts those who sign-up when new content has been added to your blog. You can easily do a quick Google search to give you a step by step instructions on how to do this.
7. Post Regularly
Why spend all that time creating an attractive blog if you are going to neglect it. You have to give your blog love and attention if you want others to love it. Aim to do two or three post a week but a minimum of once a week. As you do this you will keep your readers happy and also get good search engine ranking.
Once you get to the place of introducing ads then keep focused and use relevant ones and not necessarily the ones that pay the most. Don’t only use eye catching banner ads but text links as well. Test to see what works well for you. Realistically, it will take time to build up your blog and an audience so you shouldn’t be expecting to see money immediately. Just never quit.
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