Starting A Blog Business – The First Steps

Everything is ready and it’s time to score a goal. For running a professional blog, you need to have a firm belief in ‘practice makes man perfect’. Practice WordPress tools and widgets as much as possible. It is important to learn that WordPress tools are useless unless you don’t have any knowledge about how to use them, or deal specific situations with those tools. Only practice can enable you to become more creative and bring uniqueness to your blog.

Finally, use social networks. Let people know about your new blogs and about posts they may find interesting. Ask them to comment or even write a guest post about a topic on which they’re knowledgeable. Just keep in mind, you want to provide this network with real valuable information, not just a constant stream of self-promotion.

There are tons of ways to find blogs that will cover you. You’ve probably heard a bajillion people say to check Alexa rankings or use specific blog search engines. These are all great ways, no doubt. But, as always, we rock things a little different over here in my joint.

Just putting your blog online is not enough. After all, there are many millions of blogs on the web right now, so unless your blog is on a high-traffic site, you may not get readers unless you advertise. You can easily advertise your blog without spending a cent by mentioning your blog in your emails and web pages or newsletters. You can also enter in online competitions – if your blog wins a prize you are more likely to get a constant flow of traffic to your blog. You can also ask ezines and other content providers to review your blog, which will also draw readers.

4) Engage readers – If you want to get more blog traffic one easy way is to encourage your blog visitors to engage. Some things that can really help you get more Like and follow me traffic is asking your readers to share your posts on social bookmarking sites. There are many plug ins available that will apply the ability for your readers to share your posts at the bottom of every post. This will get more traffic to your blog because search engines will think the blog is popular moving it up the search engine results.

In reality, a blog or “web log” is nothing more than a very simple website dedicated to a topic or closely related set of topics. A blog can stand alone as an independent URL, such as yourblog.com, or it can be hosted by a blogging website such as Google’s blogger.com or you might embed a blog directly on your own website.

At any rate, you have the option to close blog comments indefinitely or for a specific period of time only, thanks to those blogging applications. In your comment settings, you may choose to close comments for all your posts once they reach 90 days from the date these were published online or you may close comments only on selected posts then turn on the comment section back at a later date.