FAQ of Blogging

A blog is made up of words, pictures and videos. To build up a successful blog, it takes time and dedication. However, a great blog can earn you a lot of money. If you are new to the term Blogging, you will have many doubts about it. The following FAQs of Blogging will solve your doubts.

Do I need to spend money to blog?
The answer is no. You can start blogging using free blogging platform like Blogspot.com and WordPress.com. As you progress, you can move to a self- hosted blogging platform like WordPress.org like what I did. To host a blog, you need a domain name and web hosting account. A web hosting account provides a storage space for you to store your website files to be accessed by users on the Internet. Web hosting is affordable and it costs from as low as $3.95 per month.

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How often should you blog?
The best is every day as you will have a lot of content for Google to crawl. I know it is difficult to juggle between full- time job and blogging. Just try your best to write a post as frequent as possible. You may hire freelancers to write for your blog.

How to earn money through blogging?
Selling advertising space is the most common way of earning money used by bloggers. You can cooperate with some of the popular brands on the market by joining their affiliate programs. You promote their products on your blog and you can earn a commissions for every sale referred to them. Affiliate Window is an affiliate network that enables you to cooperate with many online retailers.

What should I blog about?
It is advisable to blog about what you are passionate about. Anything is worth blogging about as long as it is useful.

Which books can teach you how to blog?
How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day Job With My Blog, How to Blog for Profit : Without Selling Your Soul, Problogger : Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-figure Income

How do I earn money from a blog that I want to discontinue?
Sell the blog. On average, you can sell your blog for an amount equivalent to one year’s income. You can then invest the money on another online project.

Must you write your own content?
Depends on your personal ability to write, its best to write your own articles as you don’t have to worry about copyrights issue. Guest blogging is a great way of building back links and free content for your blog. By hiring freelancers to write for your blog, you have to worry about a few issues, namely the originality and quality of articles. It costs just around $5 per article if you purchase them from freelancers at Fiverr . Other than articles writing service, you can hire freelancers to do other tasks such as updating a blog or creating a new blog from scratch.

Who are the successful bloggers that I can look upon?
Darren Rowse, John Chow, Yaro Starak

How do you communicate with blog readers?
By replying to their comments or invite them to join you in Facebook or Twitter.

How to attract regular readers?
Encourage them to subscribe to your RSS feeds.

How to make a blog more vibrant?
Post a video, organize a contest, give out prizes, organize a survey and giving out free e-books.

What are other issues I need to take care of while blogging?
Search engine optimization and keeping track number of unique visitors you get on your website using Google Analytics.

Blogging can be fun and rewarding if you manage it well.