Blog Launch: How to Blog Your Way to Success

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4 ways to conduct a successful blog launch

Are You Ready for Your Blog Launch?

How to Blog Your Way to Success

Josh Wardini
 
So, have you heard that blogging is a great way to get your message out there? You’ve read about how you can monetize your blog and start earning a living just by publishing your opinion. Before you quit your job, though, you might want to take a step back and learn the facts.
 
Blogging is a tool you can use to share your thoughts with others. It is a tool that has the potential to reach millions of readers so, yes, you could make a living blogging. There are certainly those that do.
 
But do you want to know who makes the most money from blogging? It is those who write books or create information products that promise to make you money overnight. Now, there is a lot that can be done to get your blog stats up, but you need real strategies, not some pie in the sky promise.

 
Start with a Really Good Book
 
Now, don’t get me wrong – there are a lot of good books on the topic as well, but you do have to keep your eyes open. Look for content that contains some substance – if the book has less than 60 pages, for example, it is not going to do more than give a basic introduction.
 
So, if it claims to be a “Blogging Bible,” common sense would indicate that there is a lot of information that won’t be included. A good book on the topic, on the other hand, will go into a lot more detail so look for a couple of 100 pages at least.
 
And believe me, you will be glad of the extra help. Blogging itself is not a difficult process, and it’s very cost efficient as well. Your only real expense will be some good WordPress hosting to make sure that your website is fast and responsive, and the rest is entirely up to you.
 
It might take some getting used to, but once you do get the hang of things, posting is pretty simple. Where things become more complicated is knowing what to post about.
 
What to Post About
Do you need ideas for starting a blog?
 
Posting pictures of your latest culinary creation and what your inspiration for the dish was is bound to get you some likes, but will it appeal to a much wider audience as well? It might, if you also add the recipe and maybe a step-by-step tutorial on making it as well.
 
Generally speaking, look for a subject that you are an expert in and a subject that you are enthusiastic about. So, if you are able to burn water when making tea, cooking probably isn’t your thing.
 
What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies? How could you translate your real-life experience into a series of helpful posts that will be useful to people? Say, for example, that you really do love cooking.
 
You could show everyone how to make your Nana’s favorite stew recipe. But why not take things a step further and start a once a week series on basic cooking techniques? Or a sub-series on choosing the best vegetables or herbs for the stew?
 
There are a lot of potential topics you can write about if you put your mind to it. What you have to do is to sit down and figure out which ones are best for you.
 
Do some research upfront to find out what information people are looking for. How easily could they find information similar to what you want to provide? There are hundreds of posts out there on how to boil an egg, for example. What can you do to make yours different?
 
Have Polished Posts
 
The next thing that you need to look out for is how professional your post looks. Now, you do not have to use the Queen’s English here, but you do need to make sure that the work reads well and that there are no basic typos or grammatical errors.
 
Why? These can damage your site in two ways. First of all, readers may be put off by it and you will be marked down in the search engines as a result of it.
 
Promote Your Content
 
You might be surprised to learn that publishing your blog post is where the hard work actually begins. I mean, sure you do need to put in quite a bit of effort into writing your post, but it’s not going to do you any good if no one ever reads your posts.
 
That’s where promotion comes in. You need to get your blog out there so people can see it. Start by sharing it on your own social media pages. You might even want to consider starting a social media page for your blog itself.
 
Where does your target audience spend most of its time? Are they teens who lounge around Instagram, or are they more middle-aged and love Facebook? Choose two to three social media sites to promote your work on at the very most.
 
Why not just work on all of them? This is not a very effective strategy. With social media, you want to start building relationships with your followers. That means providing them with value. So, instead of just posting your latest blog post every single time, you have to look at providing them with other content that they will also be interested in.
 
Back to the cooking blog again. Let’s say Christmas is on its way – you could link to someone else’s blog post about choosing the best present, or a crafter’s post on making your own Christmas cards.
 
Maintaining your social media presence is going to take some time out of your day. It’s something that you need to work on consistently, though. For that reason, it is far better to focus on just a few channels.
 
That way you can build up a loyal readership and keep them interested in your page. Then you will have a ready audience when you do publish a new blog post.
 
Getting your blog to become successful can be a lot of hard work but it is worth putting in the effort. Once you hit on your winning formula, it can help you earn a passive income stream that will be good for many years to come.
 
 
 

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4 ways to have a successful blog launch

Readers, please share so other new bloggers discover Josh’s 4 ideas and his impressive infographic for a successful blog launch.

His ideas for an effective blog launch are valuable for bloggers of all levels.

Do you have any additional tips for a successful blog launch? I look forward to your views.

 

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  1. This is a great article on how to start a blog..

  2. Love the infographic! Cute and full of interesting facts and information!!
    Thanks for you great share and tips!!
    Hiby recently posted…1 week Challenge to Improve Reaction timeMy Profile

    • Hi Hiby,
      I thought the infographic was cute as well. Thanks for coming by last week.
      Janice

  3. Smart tips Josh! This is why I wrote my blogging eBook; to give readers a blueprint to work from, a guide, when launching. Blogging is simple but sometimes feels like a highly uncomfortable venture. Far better to have a resource to work from when times get tough.

    Ryan

    • Hi Ryan,
      I agree. A roadmap of the basics is important. I need to write more of that myself. Josh did a great job with this one.
      Janice

  4. Great and very useful tips… Well blogging is the new passion and fashion around. It is quite good as you share the experiences and tips without doing it yourself. Loved the smart tips. Thanks for the share.

    • I love your comment “blogging is the new passion and fashion around.” I may use that (and credit you, of course.) Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed.
      Janice

  5. Thanks for this. I started a blog over four years ago that chronicled my addiction and recovery. I’m disappointed in myself that I haven’t kept up with it and just wrote my first post in 2½ years last night. Thanks to reading this, I really want to get back to it. Addiction has become an epidemic in this country, this world, and recovery is something I’ll be in for the rest of my life, and my blog can help even just one person battle their demons, I’d be happy.
    Kim recently posted…Several Years LaterMy Profile

    • I agree with you Kim. That’s one of the reasons I blog. I love helping people. If we even help one person, it will be worth it. Glad to hear about your inspiration.
      Janice

  6. Concise article and some fascinating stats – interesting reading, thanks 🙂

  7. These are great tips. Knowing what you do best helps. I have been blogging for some time and it took me a long time to realize what was best for me and worked for me.

    • Hi Brenda,
      Thanks for the reminder that blogging success is not an overnight phenomenon. Learning curves take time. Thanks for the compliment on the post.
      Janice

  8. Nice tips for blog launch. It will help new bloggers so much and make their life easy. Keep it up good work!

  9. Hi
    Josh,
    Glad to read this post. It is a good idea to start reading a good book about blogging business which contains enough details about it. I think reading books will help you in gaining more and better knowledge about blogging compared to online blogging guides.

    WordPress is one of the best blogging platforms, but before starting a blogging journey make an effort to choose a good WordPress hosting service for your WordPress website.

    It is very necessary to choose a niche relevant to your expertise. It will help you in writing in-depth and quality content.

    Social media platforms are one best ways to promote your content. Firstly, you must have a decent number of followers in your social media accounts. You have to do a better research about the social media platforms mostly used by your target audience.

    And, thanks for the lovely infographic.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Best wishes,
    Praveen Verma
    Praveen Verma recently posted…Top 10 Tips to Optimize your Google Play Store AppMy Profile

    • Hi Praveen,
      Thanks for the compliments and the detailed comments. Your comments inspired me to continue to work toward growing my Instagram following. Thanks for the inspiration and for coming by.
      Janice

  10. Amazing great tips.

    I must give it up for that infographics. I guess, I can save it and go over it repeatedly.

    • Hi Ige,
      We are getting many compliments on Josh’s infographic. Thanks for the kind words. Bookmarking is a great idea.
      Janice

  11. These tips are really useful for new startup entrepreneurs. Knowledge if shared can be beneficial for all. Following these tips successful blogging can be done and plus point blogging can be a part time / full time business channel too in coming days.

    • Hi Shweta,
      Yes, blogging can definitely earn bloggers/writers part time or full time income.
      Thanks for complimenting my blog launch post.
      Janice

  12. Blog launch is the first step that tell how professional and serious you are about blogging. 90% people who fail in blogging business has launched the blog without any research and passion. It is necessary to blog with passion but the same time it is important that you should do research.

    Your job is to spend time and find out which niche is profitable and how that attracts you.

    Your tips are always helpful.

    Glad you shared these.
    Gaurav Kumar recently posted…How to Build Authority Links for SEO in 2018My Profile

    • Hi Gaurav,
      I just copied your comments. I have a post in draft form about how to rediscover your blogging passion. Your comments give a good testimonial about the importance of passion. Thanks for commenting and inspiring me.
      Janice

  13. Great article!
    Curious what are your thoughts on shared hosting plans for bloggers?
    Could be a good way to save money if you run more than 1 blog
    Sara Smith recently posted…Pay NYC parking ticket | New York StateMy Profile

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