The blogging industry has been growing in size and diversity since the first blogs started to gather the public’s attention in the 1990s. Nowadays, blogging can be a profitable career, assuming you’ve got what it takes to make it work. However, as society is evolving, the expectations that readers have of bloggers is also dramatically changing.
If you’re a blogging newbie, the chances are that you are more than happy to tap away on your keyboard letting your musings appear on the laptop screen in front of you without a care in the world. For you, blogging is a release, a way of expressing your thoughts and finding your voice online. At some point, you may look at making your blog a money making venture, and you might be keen to increase your readership numbers.
Ask anyone that has had their toe dipped in the blogging pool for more than five minutes and they will admit they underestimated just how much time and effort it takes to manage a blog. It is the planning, the coming up with ideas, the researching, the writing, the checking, the linking, the branding, the imagery and the uploading.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media channels in the world. It is a place where celebrities, models and everyday folk share photographs and communicate through visuals. If you are looking to make some money from your blog and grow a following on Instagram, then you are going to need to work hard and up your game when it comes to your photography and layout.
Do you ever look at your favourite blogging sites and wonder how they earn money? If so, you are in excellent company – it’s the dream of many bloggers to establish their sites as a primary income and grow them into a genuine business.
If you have been blogging for a while, you are probably aware of how potentially lucrative it really can be. The truth is that most of the people who want to turn their blog into a full business never get round to doing so. This can be for a number of reasons, but most commonly it is a fear of doing it wrong.
When you have decided to start a blog there are many questions that run through your mind. How do you start a blog? How do you pick a name? Do you have to pick a niche? You will also find your self asking “Do I need to be self-hosted?” and “What is the difference between self-hosted and free hosted?” Here is why I think going down the self-hosted route is the best option.
Blogging is a great way of telling people about what you like, informing them about the latest tends in fashion, beauty or technology and a fab way to earn a little income on the side. A lot of people are put off starting a blog because they feel that they need a really good knowledge of the technical side of the internet when in fact, starting a blog is really easy…the hardest part is deciding what you want to do with it.