Top 12 Blogging Tips for Beginners
Blogging is an art! So there is NO “right way” to become a successul blogger. If you follow the blogging tips provided by expert bloggers then you will become a successful blogger slowly and steadily. There are thousands of blogs getting created daily, but the beginners are still struggling in blogging. Beginner bloggers are not getting that much traffic ( audience ) to their blog. This post is for you, implement these TOP 12 Blogging Tips for Beginners.
In this post, I will be sharing Important blogging tips for beginner bloggers. These tips are on the basis of my experience on TechnoVans blog and whatever I have learned from TechnoVans readers.
TOP 12 Blogging Tips for Beginners
#1 Choose right domain name for your blog
Domain name contributes an important part to your blog! The domain name is an identity of your blog.
I would suggest you choose .com domain extension over other like .net, .org, .info.
When we talk about the name, choose a short and sweet name. Keep your domain name short.
Your domain name should easy to Pronounce and spell like TechnoVans 🙂
Don’t use symbols, numbers in the domain name. NO for mylove143.com.
It will be better if you use the keyword of the niche you have chosen to blog about. It will help you in SEO of your blog, yes! Search Engines can easily rank your website/blog for the keyword used in the domain name.
Don’t overthink on it, your name as a domain is also the best option!
#2 Choose Best Blogging Platform
WordPress. I would suggest you go for a WordPress self-hosted blog and NOT the WordPress free blog.
Blogger is one of the blogging platforms for beginners. FREE. Blogger is easy to use. If you are going to start a blog as a hobby then GO for Blogger. If you have long term goal for blogging and having some specific business view then NO for Blogger.
Blogger is completely controlled by Google. There are certain restrictions for Blogger. You can’t do that much with Blogger beyond creating a standard blog and posting content.
WordPress, highly recommended for blogging. Many of the TOP Bloggers using WordPress as their blogging platform.
You can do a lot of things with your blog using WordPress. Wonderful themes, plugins are available. Doing On-Page SEO is very easy if you use the Yoast SEO plugin.
If you want to go with WordPress you will require a small amount of investment for HOSTING.
I have started my blogging with Blogger and now I have self-hosted my blog, TechnoVans using WordPress!
#3 Choose Clean Design ( theme ) for your blog
Clean means User-Friendly. Your theme will be the First impression on your readers.
For beginners, I would suggest you go with the FREE theme. Choosing a theme is depend upon the blog niche you have chosen and the style of your blogging.
#4 Write Unique Content
Write Unique Content. Very Very very IMPORTANT.
NEVER go for copy-paste style, if you want to become a successful blogger. Search engines don’t like duplicate content. Make sure that your blog is unique among the thousands of blogs exists for the same niche which you have chosen.
If you write the duplicate content ( copied from other websites/blogs ) you will lose your blog audience and hence the traffic. If you write unique content there will be the higher chances of your blog getting ranked on Google or other search engines.
#5 Write about the topic you love
If you write about the topic you love then you don’t need to copy the content from other websites/blogs. Just don’t write for the blog and audience. Write for you, your passion.
If you are good in Career Guidance then write about the same. If you are good at motivating people then write about the same.
Always choose a niche for blogging about which you have knowledge and experience.
#6 Solve Reader’s Problems
People don’t come to your blog just for entertainment. If anyone is coming to your blog then they are expecting some solution from your blog ( blog post ). Your article should resolve the problem of your readers. At least you should have some directions to the solutions of the reader’s problem in your blog post.
Solving readers problems will help you to get love from your readers and hence the traffic.
#7 Write SEO friendly blog posts
I have already written the detailed post on How to Write SEO Friendly Blog Post
Writing SEO friendly blog post will help you to get your blog ranked inSearch Engines. Follow the all-important SEO Tips while writing a blog post.
SEO friendly means Search engines can find your blog post easily and bring on TOP.
- Decide the Keyword around which you want to write the blog post. Your keyword should be at least 3-4 words ( long tail keyword ).
- Include your keyword in URL of the blog post.
- Include your keyword in Title of the Blog Post.
- Use the choosen keyword in article atleast 3 to 4 times.
- Use images ( at least one ) in your blog post along with the alt text value. Better if you use the keyword in alt text and image caption, description.
- Use headings and subheadings while writing a blog post. This will make your blog post more readable.
#8 Write consistently
Many of the bloggers start a blog, write first few posts say 10 posts in the first month and not for next one or two months. To keep your traffic increasing or consistent then you should write at least one post per week. Google loves the website which has new and unique content.
Blogging is an art and you need to keep it alive using writing consistently. If you don’t write consistently on your blog then you will lose your audience and hence the traffic. You can schedule your posts in the calendar, use Google Calendar. You can make daily notes on future posts. Note down that which time you are wasting, utilize that time for your blog post idea. And more important, don’t think too much on the idea, start writing!
Keeping consistency is not difficult if you are having blog posts ideas in your mind.
#9 Write in-depth Articles ( Long Post )
Always write an in-depth article. Your post content should be long enough so that your readers should understand the concept or idea of your blog post.
For example, If you are writing about What should I do after 12th standard then you should explain all possible options available after 12th standard.
Do research on your blog post idea try to give all required information to your readers. Make sure that your reader’s problem is going to be resolved in your article, at least they should get some directions with the help of your blog post.
Google loves the long content, 800 to 1000 words post. Writing in-depth articles is one of the important SEO tips for bloggers.
#10 Increase the traffic to your blog
Many bloggers are good, best, better in Writing blog posts. But they complain about traffic. Increasing traffic to your blog is not an easy task nowadays. Even it is not a task that can be completed, it is a process, NEVER-ending process.
If you follow the tips of getting high traffic to your blog then it is not difficult 🙂
Follow these tips to increase the traffic to your blog:
- Write SEO Friendly Blog Post
- Write Blog posts consistently
- Write Unique Content
- Write the best ( catchy ) headlines you possibly can
- Share your blog posts to social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest
- Add Social Share Buttons to your blog post so that users can share your blog posts easily
- Comment on other bloggers articles
- Promote Your Blog on Quora
- Guest blog on larger blogs in your niche
#11 Setup Google Analytics for your blog
Google Analytics is the best FREE tool provided by Google to measure the statistics of your blog.
Google Analytics is the Web Analytics FREE tool offered by Google which is used to analyze the website traffic.
You can check the following things using Google Analytics:
- How many users currently active on your blog
- The browser, device, country of your visitors
- How much time they spent on your blog
- Which blog post is getting high traffic
- From which websites visitors are coming to your blog
Install Google analytics to your WordPress blog TODAY.
#12 Monetize your blog
If you have already started a blog and you are doing good in blogging then you may want to earn money using your blog.
There are various ways you can monetize your blog.
Google Adsense is one of the most commonly used ad network to earn money. If you have high ( consistent ) traffic to your blog then you can earn nice money by putting Google Adsense Code into your blog.
Read this post about Tips to get Google Adsense Approval easily.
Amazon Affiliate Program is another best way to earn money using your blog. You can sell the products of other people by putting the Amazon links of their products on your product. You will get a good commission on every sell.
You can put banner ads on your blog. Advertising others business on your blog using banner ads can generate you a nice revenue.
Sponsored Posts is also the best way to earn using your blog. It is also one of the ways to advertise the business of others.
Sell your own products using your blog.
Must Read: Make money using Blogging
These are the BEST 12 blogging tips for beginners. Follow all of the above tips to become a successful blogger. I know we can add more points tips in this article. Do you have any interesting Blogging Tip which I missed in this post? please comment below.
14 thoughts on “Top 12 Blogging Tips for Beginners”
This was very helpful! Thank you for all the great tips….now to get to work implementing them.
Thank you Katherine!
Implementing these tips will lead you to the top position in Blogging. Happy Blogging!
Very relevant tips for new bloggers! A lot of this I remember not understanding, or struggling with at the beginning of blogging.
Yes, these are the very basic tips that SHOULD get followed by all the bloggers in the beginning of the blogging.
Thank you for the comment, Nyxie.
This post is loaded with great tips. Wondering if you’d like to share it on my website??
Hey, thanks for the comment and happy to share it on your website. Please let me know how can I help you in this.
Very helpful tips. Great post.
Thank you Gemma!!!
Great advice here. I think finding a topic you love is SO important and often overlooked. Your audience can sense whether or not you are passionate about what you’re writing about – so don’t think you’re going to hide it from them!
Thank you Britt for adding valuable point here.
Writing about something you love is one of the best ways to write consistently and write well. Passion for something brings out the best of the words in us.
Yes, Jaya! Thank you for your valuable comment!
Really constructive post! I consider consistency the most important of all. Adding up the continuous effort is what delivers results.
Yes, Joel, to keep the users engaged and to keep the traffic increased, Consistency is very important. Thank you for your valuable comment!