So you want to start a Lifestyle Blog? Great but you need to know that it’s not as easy as it sounds. A lot of work needs to go into a successful blog if you want to get readers and even eventually make some extra money from it. In this article, I will explain what steps to take to get you started and offer some tips on how to optimize your blog so the right people are benefiting from your content.
First of all, you need to decide what your blog topic will be. A lifestyle blog can any topic including:
• raising children
• cleaning and homemaking tips
You can get even more specialized if you wish and finding a very specific niche can have more benefits that focusing on a very broad topic. For example, instead of writing about fitness overall, you can blog about yoga or instead of writing about travel, you can write about singles travel. Once you have your topic, the next step is finding a place to start writing and publishing. There are a number of websites offering both paid and free platforms with various designs and templates. Take your time deciding which one suits your needs most and definitely take your time choosing a template and design. The colour scheme and design of your lifestyle blog, including the headers and borders, are what will initially draw people to your site so you want it to look as attractive as possible with little clutter.
So now that you have your blog up and running, you are ready to start posting. The most important thing is keeping your blog current so people keep coming back. That means writing and posting at least several times a week. People who read a Lifestyle Blog are typically looking for new ways to do something better, tips on how to do something better, new products in the industry you write about, workshops and classes that are available, interviews with people in the industry and product reviews. Personal stories are also a huge draw to lifestyle blogs as people want to read about what others are going through and how they dealt with a specific problem or how they faced fear and tried something new. Contests and polls also catch readers attention. Of course, you will need a repertoire of photos to post with your writings. You can find topic generators online that will provide many ideas on what to write about.
Writing a Lifestyle Blog can be awarding in so many ways. You get to do something you love while helping others learn more about the topic you write about but did you know that you can also earn some money writing a blog too? Yes, it’s true. There are several main ways to monetize your blog, some direct and others indirectly. Guest posting and installing ads on your blog that generate income with every click. Indirectly, your blog may serve as on online portfolio of your work that will be visible to potential clients who may decide to hire you to write for their site.