Answers to the top 5 questions all new bloggers have

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Starting a blog is a big move and knowing what to do at first can be tough. All new bloggers will have questions about how to start a blog so if you aren’t sure how or where to begin you’re not alone.

In this post, we’ll answer 5 of the most common questions new bloggers have. So if you are new to blogging or thinking of starting your own blog, read on.

 

Top 5 questions all new bloggers have

The most common questions all beginner bloggers will ask at some point are:

1. How often should I publish blog posts?
2. What should I blog about?
3. When is the best time to publish blog posts?
4. How do I get people to visit my blog?
5. How can I make money from my blog?

 

Now let’s answer these blogging questions in turn…

 

1. How often should I publish blog posts?

The answer to this question will vary for every blogger and depends on how much time you have to spend writing as well as how many ideas you have for blog posts.

The more content you have, the easier it will be for your blog to be found on Google. You will also have more blog posts to promote on social media which will, in turn, generate more traffic to your blog. However, this doesn’t mean that you should be publishing content daily for the sake of it.

When it comes to content for your blog, quality trumps quantity every time. You need to be producing content that provides value to your audience – one great blog post per week is better than 7 blog posts that provide no value.

When you first start blogging it’s a good idea to churn out 10-15 useful, informative and search engine optimised blog posts quickly. This will give you plenty of great content to promote and for visitors to your blog to read through. Once you have a good selection of posts you can publish as many per week as you can manage.

However many posts you decide to publish each week, make sure you are blogging consistently and producing quality content.

You may also find these blog posts useful:

>> How to be a consistent blogger

>> 5 types of post you should have on your blog

>> How to write a post that people want to read

 

2. What should I blog about?

One of the most commonly asked blogging questions is what to actually blog about. If you’re starting a blog you need to have a long, hard think about your niche before you begin. You need to blog about something that you’re passionate about. Something you won’t tire of writing about in a few month’s time.

Choosing an area that you’re an expert in will help you produce good quality content and establish trust with your audience.

We have produced a list of blogging niches if you haven’t yet decided what topic you want your blog to focus on.

Once you have a niche (or even niches) that you want to blog about, it’s important to do some research to find out what people are searching for online. Doing your research will help you to find out the most popular keywords and trending topics so you’re publishing content that people want to read.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, these posts may help you to come up with some ideas for content:

>> How to find trending topics to blog about

>> 50 blog post titles to inspire you

 

3. When is the best time to publish blog posts?

It doesn’t really matter what time of the day you publish your blog posts, it’s more important that you promote them on social media and through emails at the right time.

You can use Google Analytics to find out the times that most of your website visitors are online so that you know the best times to publish your posts.

On social media use the analytics and insights tools to see when your followers are online to ensure they see your posts. Experiment with different times to see what works best.

 

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4. How do I get people to visit my blog?

This is a question asked by bloggers of all levels, not just new bloggers. After all, if you’re not getting traffic to your blog what’s the point in churning out posts that will just be ignored?

The most important thing to start with is to write content worth reading. No one will visit your blog if you aren’t publishing useful content that answers questions or provides your audience with valuable information. Your blog posts also need to be optimised for search engines so they can be found when people are searching on Google.

Once you’re confident that you’ve written useful posts that people will be interested in, you need to get out there and promote your blog. Use social media, your email list, and blogging groups to encourage people to visit your site.

You may find these posts useful to generate more traffic to your blog:

>> How to write SEO friendly blog posts

>> 7 websites to submit your blog posts to for more traffic

>> 10 simple ways to increase your blog traffic

 

5. How can I make money from my blog?

One of the most asked questions by beginner bloggers is how to make money from blogging, If you want to make money from your blog there are quite a few different ways you can do this. First of all though, it’s best to focus on building up the visitors to your blog so you have enough traffic to make money from.

Once you have the traffic you can choose from options such as affiliate marketing, display advertising, selling products, and sponsored posts.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing allows you to use links within your content that promote products or services. If your blog readers click on the link and make a purchase, you will earn a commission.

There are lots of products you can promote on your blog and which you choose really depends on your niche. An affiliate network such as ShareASale is good for new bloggers as it includes a wide range of products all in one place.

Adverts

Once you have a good level of traffic you can start to include adverts on your blog. Simply sign up to a platform such as Google Adsense and copy some code onto your website. You will receive money when people see and click on adverts on your blog.

Sponsored posts

It can be difficult for new bloggers to find sponsored posts but once your blog’s Domain Authority reaches a certain level you will probably start to receive emails from PR agencies asking if you are interested in publishing content in return for a fee.

Find out more about how to monetise your blog in these posts:

>> How to make money from your blog

>> 5 affiliate marketing programs for bloggers

>> How to get your first sponsored blog post

 

You will no doubt have a lot more questions if you are a new blogger, but hopefully, these answers will be enough to get you started.

 

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