When I started my blog back in 2011, I was basically a deer in headlights. A fashionable deer, but a confused one. Everyone wants to be a blogger or an influencer, but most people don’t realize that it’s not as easy you think. These tips will help guide you to find your audience, monetize your content, and become a successful blogger.
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Know what sets you apart
What sets you apart from other people in the industry is going to decide whether you succeed or not. Think outside the box a bit here.
Do you love cooking paleo food? How about wearing clothing that’s only from Goodwill? Those are two ideas that may set you apart from other bloggers.
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Track your numbers
Sites like Squarespace and WordPress have analytics built in, so knowing your followers is easier than ever now. Make sure you know how old the primary base of your fans are so that you can give them content they are going to respond to.
Have fun with it
Don’t go into any industry wishing for success, fame, or wealth. Go into this with an open mind and heart; if you aren’t successful overnight, who cares? Blog because you want to, not because you think you should.
Ask for help when you need it
One of the best tips I was ever given was to ask for help when I needed it. Instead of thinking that seeking help correlates to a sign of weakness, think of it as a confidence strength! You can ask your girlfriends for their advice, and always ask them to follow you on Instagram, too.
Keep a notebook handy
Having a place to store your personal thoughts and ideas is important. You never know when you’re going to see something that will give you a burst of inspiration, so you want to be prepared for everything!
Overall, starting a blog may be a great idea for you. Use these tips to get started, and remember to never give up on your dreams.