If you are a newcomer in the Blogging field than you must first acquire some firs-hand knowledge from experts in blogging, and only after that you must enter this profession. Otherwise, you’ll burn your fingers and might even lose money. If that happens your motivation levels will move down and sooner than your realize, you’ll leave this field and start looking for other, or greener pastures.
Money can be made in blogging but not from the word “go” but after spending some time learning the ways and grasping knowledge from people who have been into blogging for many years. For example, you can read blogs like Genius Types and John Chow, to get insights as to how blogs can be monetized and about the earning potential of blogging. Here you can also read monthly forecasts, statistics on money earned and volume of visitors, etc.
What you can do to Build-up your Blog
Build content that is valued by Audience:-
If you are able to build content that readers can value or helps enhancing their knowledge obtained by reading your posts that means your blog will move up the ladder. For example if your blog’s theme is Video Games, then you can pump-in some nice and hot reviews on every new games that are hitting the market. Every games lover has the inclination to read reviews given by technical experts. So make a point to upload all current reviews from critics on your blog site on a daily bases. These reviews should have all the minutest details about the Game like, specifications, features, step-by-step explanation of how a new user can start playing it, and comments of people who enjoyed playing. People have the habit of reading product reviews before deciding to buy. Your blog can become a good source of information gathering for both a novice as well as experienced gamers. Plus, your blog will get heralded as the best video games source on the web.
Gear yourself up for a sustained marketing campaign:-
In order to spread the news all over it’s important to tie your laces tight and be ready for a marketing campaign. Never be lazy but start promoting your blog right from day one among your friends, and on popular social sites, like Twitter or Facebook, Technorati, etc. Upload some of your best Posts on various bookmarking sites like Digg, Stumbleupon, etc. At the same time shoot a few e-mails to bloggers in your community, informing them about what your blogs are all about and what kind if stuff they will find on your blog.
Use experience of others to polish your Posts Up:-
If your want to quickly improve the look of your blog then find out what mistakes people made when building a blog. Learn from those mistakes and never implement those strategies that back-fired. Read Problogger and Copyblogger, and scan their archives. They are currently a valuable source of getting knowledge about building up a Blog from scratch. From here you will get lot of ideas about promoting and monetizing a blog. Follow those ideas and results will start showing.
Keep Optimizing on an on-going basis:-
The key to building up a sensational blog is to keep modifying it as per the trends of the market. See clearly what the readers are viewing and then dress-up your posts accordingly. Be quick to grab what is hot today and what is not and then work on your blog, and make modifications in it. Find out the latest fonts, color-schemes, that are followed and make changes accordingly on your blog pages. Visit top social bookmarking and social networking sites and see which blogs are having the biggest following and then map your blogs on the same theme. But never make the mistake of copying anyone, but apply your own and original ideas.
These steps, that I have explained above will give you the kind of head-start that probably other more experienced players in Blogging couldn’t get. I am sure that by applying all those ideas you’ll be able to Build-up a great blog from a scratch.