Step 5: Start Blogging

Great, your finally ready to start blogging and enjoying the good times to be had writing.

To ensure your blog is a success you should follow these 3 steps.

  1. Good Blog Foundations
  2. Very High Quality Content
  3. Proper Marketing

1. Good Blog Foundations

If you’ve followed the first 4 steps of my step-by-step setup guide then your already half way there to ensuring your blog is a success.

You should ensure your blog has the following elements:

  • Title & Subtitle
  • High Quality Layout
  • Domain Name
  • Permalinks
  • Some Content.

2. Very High Quality Content

If you want your blog to show up in Google search results then you need to ensure your content is very high quality to stand any chance of having your blog show up in the first 100 results (Pages 1-10). Writing articles of 250 – 500 words is good but I encourage you to write articles of 100o – 2000 words when you first start blogging to show Google that you are providing value to visitors.

If you can write 10-20 high quality posts your blog will already be better than 99% of other blogs that are created. From there you can start to write shorter articles and post less frequently.


3. Proper Marketing

99% of people who’ve made it this far will start blogging and give up when they don’t see visitors in the first 6 months. This is due to poor marketing and promotion of their blogs online. If you were starting a brick and mortar business such as a cafe, bar or repair business you would go out and promote your business to tell people about your new venture. Starting a blog is no different. If you don’t tell people, no one will ever find you (except your friends and family).

In the next tutorial I’ll show you how to promote your blog for free using 5 different methods.


What’s Next?

Head over to the next tutorial in this step by step guide and learn how to promote your blog correctly. If you haven’t started your blog then be sure to checkout the first step in this course here.