Blogging FAQ's - Desk of Katina Davenport

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Blogging frequently asked questions

Blogging

What is blogging?

Blogging started as a way to share personal thoughts and stories online. Blogs was originally called web blogs. It evolved from using such platforms to share personal thoughts into sharing relevant information to help others.

Businesses use blogging to showcase their products or services.

Bloggers use blogging to bring awareness to their cause, share expertise, and even build a business centered around information.

How to start a blog?

If you have knowledge and passion about a subject, the next step is to find a platform that will house your information. There are plenty of platforms to choose from:

The best platform is a site that YOU own. A self-hosted site on WordPress is the best, in my opinion.

Once you have your platform set you can learn more about starting a blog by reading eBooks on blogging and investing in courses.

How do I get traffic to my blog?

Once you begin writing blog posts, it is natural for you to want to show off your work. The best way to start generating traffic is to network in some of the Facebook groups. Also, choose two or three social media platforms to master and learn about social media marketing.

If you want real targeted traffic then you should consider building your audience with an email list.

How can I make money from blogging?

You can make money blogging by affiliate marketing. This is usually the first step to monetizing your blog. There are other ways as well. Here are a few basic ways to make money blogging

  • Create your own information product.
  • Create a craft product. This might work with craft or DIY blogs.
  • Charge for online seminars.
  • Freelance writing.
  • Coaching services.
  • Advertisements.

How long does it take to make money from blogging?

This question is not easy to answer. Some bloggers say that started making money within 30 days while others say it took a year. The time it takes to make money blogging depends on your effort.

What skills do I need to become a blogger?

You should have basic writing skills, the willingness to network, and marketing (i.e. get the word out about your blog).

Social Media

What is social media marketing?

Social media marketing is the process of driving traffic to a blog or website through the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

How can I use social media to promote my blog?

The first thing you should could consider is the culture of the social media platform. Each one works differently and should be considered carefully.

Email Marketing

What is email marketing?

Email marketing is the process of getting email addresses in order to market product, services, and the latest updates on the blog.

Why do I need an email list?

You need an email list in order to build an audience. These are individuals who are interested in your blog content. You can promote your latest blog posts and paid offers. The best part about owning an email list is it is entirely yours. Social media accounts can be closed without noticed but it is important to stay in contact with those who really love your content.

How can I start an email list?

You start an email list by offering something for free. This is how you can get people to sign up for your emails. You will also need email list building software to send out bulk emails.

I don’t want to be a bother, how do I send emails without bothering anyone?

Learning Blogging Skills

What are the best paid courses for bloggers?

Some of the courses you might want to consider are courses that will help you drive traffic and monetize your blog.

You can start with a course on Pinterest to help you get traffic using Pinterest. 

You can learn how to customize your WordPress blog.

You learn all about email marketing.

Even graphic design with Canva. 

Why should I pay for a course when there are so much free information online?

There is only so much one could post on a subject. After a while you will discover that many bloggers are repeating what others are saying.

The secret sauce can usually be found in courses.

Blogging Tools

What are the best blogging tools for bloggers?

It depends on what tools you need. There are tools for video, scheduling social media posts, email marketing, and creating graphics. Majority can be found on this post on blogging resources. 

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