The other day, a friend called me and asked if I could share advice about setting up a blog. She was now working from home and had a lot of extra time on her hands.
She wanted to devote some of that time to finally publishing her work and growing an audience online. Maybe, she thought, she could eventually turn the blog into a part-time income stream.
I imagine that there are many more people just like my friend who’ve been thinking about starting a blog and now are finally ready to take the leap.
So I decided to write up this post sharing the top seven tips I’d tell myself if I was starting a blog today.
I’m drawing on my experience from many years of blogging (I started my first blog when I was fourteen and have turned several of my blogs into income streams), and also my experience as a web designer and copywriter.
If you just want to blog as a hobby, this guide probably isn’t for you.
But if you’re interested in turning your blog into a business by building an audience and eventually promoting your own products and services or earning money through advertising, then these tips will help you get off to a running start.
Let’s dive in.
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