10 Things Every Blogger Should Know (Exclusive)

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Blogging Made Easy For Beginners By Michael Ajah 


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TOPICS





· A Blogging Niches





· B How To Set Up A Blog





· C How To Design Your Blog





· D How To Build Your Audience (HOW TO GET MANY LIKES ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, HOW TO GET MANY TWITTER FOLLOWERS,,e.t.c)





· E Best Places To Get Traffic From





· F How To Get A High Alexa Rank/World Rank Easily





· G How To Make Money From Your Blog & Easiest Way To Get Adsense Approved





· H Keys To Success In Blogging





· I How to make money when people download your Files





· J How to Automatically Share Your Posts To Facebook And Twitter





Everyone wants to own a website or blog but not everyone has the capabilities to handle a site or a blog.


As i would always say, the best strategy to stay active and focused on your blog or site is to take information


from various sources.Creativity can also be a great way to make your blog grow.You cannot just start up a blog and


expect that your blog would start getting pageviews without working on it.There are some things that you need to take


into consideration before starting up a blog.


A BLOGGING NICHES


1. What Is Your Motive For Opening The Blog?


You should ask yourself, why do you need a blog?, is it to share your ideas about a specific website, is it to make money,


is it to get popular?..e.t.c If you are creating a blog in order to get popular then blogging is not for you. If you are not quite sure of


a specific niche you want to go into then you can simplly blog about everything.You could also check this niches





· Autos





· Agriculture





· Business





· Entertainment





· Health





· Music





· Blogging





· ICT








· Science





· Travel





· Nature





· Technology





· Movies





· Gaming





· Fashion





· Gospel





· Tutorials





· Your Life





· Education





· Inspiration





· Love/Sexuality





· Food





· News................e.t.c





When you are sure of your reasons and that it is genuine you should proceed to the next question.




2. Are The Devices At My Disposal Capable Of Handling The blog I'm Going Into?




This is very important because currently blogging is easier on smartphones like Android Devices And Iphones/Ipads (IOS) , Also Computers


are also easy ways of blogging, Java phones and Symbian Phones Make Blogging Extemely Stressful,


If your device is compatible then you can 


proceed..


B. HOW TO SET UP A 


BLOG


Steps To Start A Blog Page


Now I'll teach you the easiest way to set up a blogger account. Go to http://www.blogger.com ,Before proceeding make sure that you


have a Google Account. If you don't have an account click on sign up. When you have completed the necessary info , Log in


go to create blog. Type in the url of the blogspot page you want to create. , try choosing a name that


can be remembered easily by other people and has not been used by another person. If you want to use a custom domain e.g www.example.com


you can do that later in Blogger Settings>Basic>Domain. Note that hosting is probably N18,000 A Year / N2500 to buy a domain name forever. There are many


web hosting sites but the most trusted is Godaddy.com LLC, Here's a small list of web hosts,





· www. godaddy . com





· www. hostgator . com





· www.  whogohost . com





· www. namecheap . com





Please Avoid Domain Names Like . tk,. ca,. na,. cf and the likes of it , if you want your blog to appear in google's search. Google respects


top level domains e.g . com,. net,. us,. biz,. co .uk,. tv,. org e.t.c, So Avoid free web hosts.


After choosing your url, choose your template , My best choice for beginners is Picture Window, If you want to choose any other template it's left to you.


How To Post To Your Blog Page


Blogger has apps that can be used to post to the blog easily. You can download The official blogger app on google playstore , you could also download third


party apps like blogaway,blogpost. to post via your smartphone. For computers simply go to the blogger page,go to compose and type your content.




C. How To Design Your Blog




Please If you have no knowledege of html do not attempt this.


.Just Use the default blogger templates. Blogger uses a variety of themes and there are many out their on the net, you could check out


www . bestbloggertemplates . net.


Download the blogger template you want, if its in a .zip format. extract the files and search for a .xml file, use your computer to edit this with notepad. after editing the code save it as mytemplate.xml then you can


send it to your device. Use UC Browser most preferably on Smartphones,. Visit The Blogger Page , Go to Templates > Backup/Restore .You would see an option to upload a template . search for the template where


you have placed it on your device and click on upload after you have downloaded it. One more thing is that blogger templates are relatively small in size so don"t be scared to download it.


Mine is about 147kb.




D.HOW TO BUILD A LARGE SOCIAL AUDIENCE



The success of every webmaster or blogger depends on his audience on social networks. Getting A large audience is very easy, You Just Have To be creative..


FACEBOOK


Facebook is unarguably the most visited social network in the world with more than 1 billion users from different countries,If you don't know how to set up your facebook page


simply go to the pages option on your facebook account.click on create new page. Select your blog's niche then the url you want to use for the blog. In


Choosing Page Name You have to be very careful,because the page cannot be renamed after it crosses 200 likes unless you can change your ip to U.S and submit


a little form. The next step is to invite all your friends to like your page, then set up little contests like dropping free airtime pins everyday at a specific time.




TWITTER.


Just Sign Up or Login With Your Username. Note that twitter does not need a special page for a company or a website. Every twitter handle can be personal


or for a website, just use your blog as your username and make sure there is a link to your blog on the account. A little secret, getting followers


is a bit hard but the easiest way to get followers is to use an online api at www . twiends . com. Connect your twitter account to twiends.com and you are good to go.


You can also advertise your social profiles along side your comments in other blogs and 


forums


E. BEST PLACES TO GET TRAFFIC FROM


A blog that gets less than 50 pageviews a day is nothing to write home about, so the aim of every blogger is to get as many pageviews as possible.


you can get traffic by using the right key words in your meta tag and joining online forums, below are some sites you can join ,avoid spamming your


links , it would appear annoying to most people,.





· www . nairaland . com





· www . gaiaonline . com





· www. xdadevelopers .com





· www. ghana   nation .com





· www .best nigerian forum .com





· www . forumng .com





· www . early face.com





F. How To Get A High Alexa Rank/World Rank Easily




An Alexa Rank Shows Your Rank Among The Top 20 million ranked sites by alexa. To check if your site already has an alexa rank go to www . alexa .com


input your blog's url and click on find/search. if you don't have any rank yet. There are two things you have to put in place.




Google Analytics



Alexa works hand in hand with Google Analytics, Go to www.google.com/analytics to set up your web property. All you have to do is to log in with your google account. After Setting Up Your


Analytics Property, (It is always in this format(UA-1234567)), After successfully doing that, go to your blogger page, then go to Settings > Basic, You ought to see an option for analytics property,


input your analytics property and save. Check back your rank in about a week,it should be there if you are getting a steady influx of traffic




Ads


Advertisements help Alexa To Determine the value of your site and the best ranking it should be placed at. You can put ads from Adsense/Adiquity to boost your ranking. i will explain more about


ad networks in the next column.




G .How To Make Money From Your Blog And Get Adsense Approved Easily




There are many ways to earn money from your blog ranging from ads to affiliate marketing. The easiest way to make money online


is by offering services that other sites do not offer for a certain fee, You could write informative tutorials and sell it online. You


can also run your own ads on your blog, that is people would pay you a certain amount to place their ads on your blog, You can put ads


from advertising companies on your blog. Now this is where most people get stuck. There are many ad companies out there on the web


but only a few can be trusted. Google Adsense is what every blogger and webmaster wants but adsense is extremely hard to get ,since


it takes double approval. Sites that are opened with Google's Blogger stand more chances of being approved than other sites, because


one of the main reason Google disapproves Adsense applications is lack of content. There is a saying on the web, CONTENT IS KING,


Google knows the number of posts on your blogspot account and knows when it was opened since it is run by them, Make sure that before


applying for Adsense that you have up to 500 posts on your blog, this would improve your chances of getting approved ,on the other way round


you can get adsense approved by using Youtube. Yes Youtube, you might be wondering what youtube


has to do with this. Here's the trick,


make sure you have up to 5 uploaded videos on your account and you have at least 7 subscribers and 50 views , go to www.youtube.com/monetize or type


youtube monetize on google search. when the page displays ,log in with your account then reload the page,the go to the option where you are asked


to connect it with adsense, your application should be approved in about 4days.


Ad companies pay per click, Adsense is Probably Between $0.2-0.5 per click.,All you have to do after approval is to paste


a small javascript code on your blog that would be given to you, to paste it , go to Layout >Add Gadget >HTML/Javascript. Here's a small list of trusted ad companies.





· Google Adsense





· Media . net





· Chitika





· Bidvertiser





· Addynamo





· Adiquity





· Inmobi...e.t.c





You can also earn money from affiliate marketing, the most trusted affiliates in nigeria are





· Jumia Affiliate





· Konga Affiliate.





They are almost like ad companies, the only thing is that you advertise their products only.




H. Keys To Success In Blogging




The best way to succeed in blogging is consistency, stay up to date ,even if you are not getting any comments try to derive joy from your


pageviews, as they increase, comments would start coming




I. How To Earn Money When People Download Your 


Files.


Write Educative Articles and advertise it on forums, then when users ask to download it they would see an option to pay into your account, after they have done that


they would send an sms to you containing the name of the file they paid for, their name and the teller number and you would send the file via email to them


do not use this as a way to defraud people. Keep your reputation high. There are also sites that allow you upload on their servers and pay you a little fee for every download like


dollarupload . com


ziddu . com




J. How To Automatically Share Your Posts To Facebook And Twitter Automatically

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It is extremely stressful, having to share your posts on twitter and facebook manually, here is a tutorial, on how to do that





· Go to facebook.com/twitter





· Approve the twitter app





· Choose The Account You want it to take posts from, like your personal profile or facebook page





· The Twitter App would now automatically post your facebook updates to twitter





· Go to Dilvr . it or search for it on google





· Create An Account Their








· Verify Your Email Address





· Input The url of your blog





· Connect The App to facebook





· Approve the App





· Choose the preferred account you want it to post to ,either your groups,pages or personal profile.


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