9 blogging Tips Every New Blogger Should Know
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Blogging in Zambia is on a rapid growth, when one conducts a research you would find out that, there are many young people who have taken up the challenge like me and try to put Zambia on the map with their blogs and showcasing their creativity, so because of that, I decided to put up a beginner’s guide, for newbies to learn a few powerful blogging tips to successfully set up a professional blog.
Here is the list if the best blogging tips for beginners
1. Choose a perfect Niche (Subject)
Before one even thinks of starting a blog, you need to choose a niche that you are passionate about, because that way you will be able to write perfectly well with ease, but I also urge you to choose a profitable niche if you intend to make money with blogging. Because some niches have low-paying ads
2. Blogging Platform
There are many blogging platforms out there that one can choose to start a blog with, but two of them stand out; that is blogger and WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging platform if you have money to pay for a suitable hosting (which seem to be a hot issue for WordPress) while blogger is awesome if you don’t have money. Because it’s free, note: This blog is hosted on blogger, you just have to be creative.
3. Buy a custom domain
Many young people in Zambia and Africa find it difficult to buy a custom domain, due to 1, lack of finance and 2, phobia of losing out money in their bank account to internet fraud, but if you want your blog to look professional and for people to take you seriously, no optional just buy a custom domain, I have done it, it’s safe and only cost about $15 per year on namecheap.com
4. Choose a simple but classic theme
5. Write great unique content (no copy and paste)
In my early years of blogging, I used to copy and paste other people’s content, without knowing that it was a crime (plagiarism). Learn to write unique content and always be updated with what you post, because unique up to date information more especially for a blog like this one is greatly appreciated by visitors, improve SEO and ensure the articles are at least 600 plus words.
6. Learn to collaborate with other bloggers
If there is one activity, where one need to pocket their status is blogging, reason is simple ‘what you know, someone does not know and vice visa, most notably you could be the one with fewer data and you think ok am great,,, you lose out….so learn to collaborate with anyone willing and share ideas, also take time to join Facebook groups about blogging believe you harvest a lot of information.
7. Always remember to back data
The internet is something else, anything can happen and you lose out all your work, so always remember to backup data once or twice a month to be on the safe side and keep a copy on your google drive and flash drive.
8. Be serious and professional
Be creative, serious and professional with the way you conduct yourself online, avoid street names like (umupondo) preferably use real names but it ok to hide the address and remain anonymous if you’re a whistle-blower blogger for security reasons, be polite when requesting for help and learn how to address negative comments.
9. Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme
If just dive into blogging thinking this is a click, click, click bingo you have dollar, gig………..sorry, blogging is slow project by eventually pays off, so in short don’t start a blog with high hope of making money because when you don’t see the result you will be disappointed….start a blog because you love sharing g information and later start getting paid for it.