The world of blogging continues to grow larger and larger everyday. With thousands of new blogs going live every few hours, you may start thinking to yourself that it’s impossible to ever grow an audience of your own. While the odds are against you to create that next super successful blog that sells for millions of dollars, the opportunity is still there for you and by following these steps you can advanced your blog ahead of the competition.
When I created my blog at ZacJohnson.com in 2007, I wanted to make sure that I came out with a bang and left a lasting impression. Several years later and the blog has become quite the authority in the blogging and internet marketing niche.
In this post I am going to share with you some of the best ways that you can build your blog, create killer content and grow your audience over time.
Make Your Story Special
As mentioned, thousands of new blogs are going live every day… so how are you going to make sure that yours is any different and get’s people’s attention? Before launching your blog make sure you take the time to find out who your target audience is, what they are looking for and why they would want to visit your site. At the end of the day, you need to relate with your audience and provide value. If you have a special story or skill that you can incorporate into your blog, then you will be that much more likely to find success.
Standing Out From the Crowd
The majority of blogs on the internet are running off WordPress, but that doesn’t mean that they all have to look the same. When I launched my blog for the first time, I did so with a unique theme and logo for the site. This allowed me to stand out from all of the other blogs out there and leave a lasting impression and look in the readers mind. It’s not just about the look of your blog, but more importantly about the content you have placed on your site. Always focus on providing value and not content that people can find anywhere else. You need to become the brand, content and reason people visit your site.
Building a Business Plan for the Future
Lastly, every blog and web site should have an end goal and business model. What are you trying to accomplish with your blog. Do you just want to have a site that helps you learn how to create a blog, or do you want to build a real business that makes you a few extra dollars per month. All of these are important things to think about during the initial setup of your blog. Make sure that you have a tight niche focus and don’t write content that is all over the place. The last thing you want is to confuse your audience and get them on the wrong track.
Blogging is an extremely fun and effective way to build your own brand, business or site online. With minimal costs and unlimited flexibilities it’s quickly becoming the fastest way to get started online. Follow these tips and you will find yourself on the path towards future success in the world of blogging!