How to start a Lifestyle blog

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Lisa Griffin

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We are living in the age of new technologies, and we cannot even imagine our life without internet, gadgets and social networks. People try to earn money on it by expressing themselves in cyberspace, keeping blogs, selling products and being just creative. If we take a group of 5 randomly average folks, at least 2 men out of 5 will have thoughts about starting their personal online diary. At the same time, 4 people out of 5 – daily follow somebody’s blog.

Did you realize that the first-ever “personal diaries” appeared in the late 1990’s?It was Links.net, created in 1994 by Justin Hall from Chicago, who decided to share his life in the hyperspace. Later, these online journals have been made available through such sites like Open Diary, SlashDot, and Xanga.

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In plain English, the word ‘blog’ means a personal online journal. Usually, it runs by the author, who writes his thoughts, tells stories from the life, shares his success or even sells his product.

The first question which comes up to a mind is ‘how do I start blogging?’

The good news: it’s easier than you think.

Below are several tips that will help you to become a successful blogger.

Choose the topic

The greatest thing regarding any blog is that you can write about everything. Make a cup of tea or coffee, turn on some relaxing music, sit down, close your eyes and brainstorm a little. Focus on something you’re good at, something you’re really interested in or something you want to learn more about. Once you’ve picked your niche, try to stick with it consistently.

 Proper blogging platform and domain name

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There are so many incredible varied platforms out there.  WordPress is considered to be the best site to start a blog. Thus, there are dozens of them, like Blogger.com, SquareSpace or Tumblr.

Also, you have to learn the difference between free hosting and self-hosted platforms. Please note, if you use a free platform, you do not own your blog or the content.

Thus, find the platform that suits you best and get cracking!

 

Be active on social media

The more readers you want to engage, the more social you have to be.

  • Promote your website on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for people to have a browse on your
  • Always have interaction with your readers, reply to the comments.
  • Try to spend at least one hour a day with your audience no matter how busy you are.

People like you for you and your personality.

How to get paid to blog?

Being a successful author is rather a bumpy ride, but possible.

The safest and the most proven method is to create your own product and sell it. Keep your blog active with new content to grow your business.

If not, then introduce yourself to the phrases of Affiliate Marketing and Display Ads.

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Affiliate Marketing is the easiest way to earn money by blogging. You sign up for a network, add the affiliate link to your blog post and wait for people to click it! When one of your visitors clicks on your link and purchases a product or service from a company, you receive a commission.

Display Ad is an advertisement which is displayed to your viewers. You can get paid each time one of your readers views the ad, clicks the ad or generates a sale through the ad.

Let’s be honest, blogging isn’t about only rainbows and unicorns in the world of online income. It’s a hard job, which requires a significant amount of time and ideas to write about.

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BE PASSIONATE!

Make sure you deal with topics you’re passionate about. You will create valuable content only if you are really interested in the topics you’re writing about. Otherwise, you will get bored very quickly, and your readers will notice that!

 Rain or shine, there is no right or wrong way how to write a successful blog.

The main point to consider during the process of blogging is to have fun. Try new things, share your experience, see what works and what doesn’t.  Enjoy the process, create stuff, be proud of it and have fun!

Lisa Griffina blogger, famous writer, educator, and tutor. She cooperates with the students worldwide helping them to cope with various writing stuff. On her website, she shares tips&tricks of writing the successful essays. Her life credo is “That’s how the service needs to be provided.”

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A blogger, famous writer, educator, and tutor. She cooperates with the students worldwide helping them to cope with various writing stuff. On her website, she shares tips&tricks of writing the successful essays. Her life credo is “That’s how the service needs to be provided.”

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