One of the quickest ways to get traffic to your blog is to go where your audience is hanging out. And there is a good chance that some them are over on Quora.
If you're not familiar with Quora, it is a Question and Answer platform used by over 400 million people per month. That's a lot of people looking for answers to their questions!
Did you know that Google processes over 40,000 search queries every second? That’s an astonishing 3.5 billion searches made by people every day – thousands of whom are your audience – seeking answers and information.
With stats like that, you should be trying to get a slice of the action by using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as part of your marketing strategy.
What if I told you that there was a way to get traffic to your blog, grow your audience, position yourself as an authority in your niche and gain backlinks to help your blog rank better in Google and other search engines.
Oh, and did I mention that it won’t cost you a penny – just your time. Would this be something that would interest you? I am sure it would!
Well, there is a way, and it’s called guest blogging.
When it comes to web host providers, there are hundreds to choose from, but the one I recommend is A2 Hosting. I use them to power this blog.
I wasn't always with A2 Hosting. For years I was with Hostgator, and I also used GoDaddy, but over a year ago I switched to A2, and I am delighted with their service to-date.
How many posts do I need before I launch my blog? This is a question asked by many new bloggers.
Technically, once you publish your first post, your blog is launched.
However, if by launch you mean actively promoting and marketing your blog to attract visitors and turn them into fans, then I would say that you need at least fifteen posts, more if you have multiple topic categories.
To build and grow a successful blog you need reliable web hosting it’s the backbone of your online business.
When it comes to hosting there are different types of solutions – Dedicated, VPS, Cloud and Shared hosting are the most common – each caters to websites of differing sizes and traffic levels.
As you are just starting your blogging journey, “Shared Hosting” will best suit your needs. It’s the jump-off point solution for new blogs and small business websites.
So, you want to learn how to start a blog. Great! I am super excited for you. There is nothing quite like the feeling of starting a new online enterprise. A world of possibilities lies ahead. And I am glad that I can help you through these first steps.
Below is what we will cover in this post:
- Picking a Blog Topic (Niche)
- Choosing a Domain Name
- Choosing a Blogging Platform (WordPress)
- Signing-up to a Webhost
- Next Steps
Choosing a domain name is exciting because it means you are one step closer to launching your shiny new blog.
However, even though you might be excited don't jump on the first name that comes into your head. I know you are eager to move forward, but it's worth spending some time mulling over potential ideas.