Blogging has become a big-time business that everybody wants to venture into but the questions remain how can I become a successful blogger because being a blogger is one thing but being a successful blogger is another thing.
I will talk more about Nigerian bloggers because most of us don't even know the way to our destination and I want to use this opportunity to help ourselves in any possible way I can by listing out some positive ways to follow and some negative ways to avoid if you want to become a successful blogger in the future or remain a successful blogger if you have already become one.
Before we continue I will like to thank you for taking the time to read and see what I have to say but I promise not to disappoint you, your time will not be wasted in vain.
Now let continue with our business and I congratulate you for making the right decision to be a blogger and I will tell you the little I know that can lead to success.First Step becoming a blogger:
Are you sure you want to become a blogger if your answer is YES then you are highly welcomed and there are few questions you need to ask yourself first such as:1. Should I create a Personal blog or General Forum?
2. Should I start with a free host or buy cheap web hosting?
3. Do I have money to pay and buy the necessary things needed to run my blog/forum
4. What can I offer people to make them love my blog or forum?
These are the questions you must ask yourself whenever you think of starting your own blog or forum and I will still explain them a little bit one after the other so that you can understand it perfectly well.Should I create Personal blog or General Forum?
It depends on you to decide some will like to have a personal blog rather than forum while some will still prefer the forum over blog but I will tell you some few things you need to know about the two (blog and forum).
=> Blog gives access to few people that can writing and publish articles while forum gives access to all registered members to write and publish articles unless the administrator decides to put restrictions.
=> Blog gets comments easily than new forum because it does not require any registration to comment in a blog while some forum only allows registered and logged in users to comment.
=> Managing blogs is easier than managing forums in terms of spam.
=> Some say that blog is profitable than forums but for me, it depends on the volume of traffic you receive on a daily basis, that determines how profitable any of them can be.
Now I have given you a few things to consider before choosing to start a forum or blog and the choice is all yours.
=>> Should I start with free host or buy cheap web hosting?
It depends on how you want it if you still want to learn you can start in a free web hosting like BlogSpot or word press but for me, I started with paid hosting back in 2012 and never depends on free hosting but your own case might be different and the choice is still yours.
=>> Do i have money to pay and buy necessary things needed to run my blog/forum
Well some people still don't know that lots of expenses are involved in blogging such as:
=> Designing of your desired forum or blog
=> Paying for at least N2500 night Monthly internet data plan
=> You Need a good Computer.
As a beginner, you must be aware of the above requirements that you must take care off because you can't start empty handed.Designing of your desired forum or blog
You might have seen lots of websites with different designs and you love to make yours look like A or B then prepare to pay to someone who can design something similar for you and that's the only way.Paying for at least N2500 night Monthly internet data plan
If you are really serious about blogging then forget about free browsing and pay for at least N2500 for 4.5GB monthly to stay connected.You Need a good Computer
You must have a computer before starting a blog because starting without a computer will be like going to school without Books so the first step is to get all the necessary things needed ready.
=>> What can I offer people to make them love my blog or forum?
The worst mistake you can make is believing that running a forum or blog is all about copying and pasting because I see some Nigerian bloggers who hardly write something new on their own but believes in copying and pasting which will not lead you anywhere.
Making name on the internet is about providing answers to peoples questions, teaching people what they need to know and bringing all the helpful info and gist's at their doorsteps in your own personal way, not peoples way (copying and pasting).Your dreams keep you stronger:
Blogging is not as easy as it seems to people it requires lots of work to become a successful blogger because nothing good comes easy as keep telling people.
If you need money urgent then blogging is not for you because it's only your dreams can take you there and having a big dream in blogging is as good as knowing where you are going which am sure you know the direction to your destination.Blogging requires time patient:
You need to work harder and wait to reap the fruit of your labor because in blogging you must sow before you reap, you don't reap before you sow, hope you understand.
I know you must have spent lots of time reading this article but am sure don't waste your time in vain but for something that can help you become who you want to be (A successful blogger)
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