How do you do what you do? How do you start a blog?
This is one of the questions that I am asked over and over by friends and family.
It all started when I launched my very first blog. I began with the small niche of praise dance. I took what I knew and shared it with those who were looking for this type of information.
I realized I was on to something when I would receive feedback from readers who enjoyed reading those blog posts.
Since the time I published my first blog post I have gotten countless questions about how to start a blog. While there are many posts on how you should do it, there is one true way you can start a blog–from your heart. Start it with passion and you will be able to see it flourish with a little bit of work.
I know there are many inspired women who are seeking to start a blog or find ways to get their message out to the world.
Here is the thing….
Blogging is not the only way.
There are countless of other avenues available for you to share your message online.
It doesn’t matter the message. You could be thinking about sharing your family recipes, gardening tip, helping women raise their children, or walking women through the process of finding a great relationship. There is a way for you to launch your message to the world.
In this post I want to share with you how you can share your knowledge or testimony with someone who may need it. Note: people will always look for a website or a blog to discover more about you this will always be the foundation of everything you do online.
Here is a quick overview on how to start a blog.
- Start with a WordPress Blog
- Sign up with a reputable hosting company. A great one is Siteground.
- If you’re new to using WordPress I suggest taking this course to help teach you about design.
- Write blog posts consistently by creating a content calendar for your ideas.
- Sign up for affiliate networks with Amazon, Skimlinks, Share-a-Sale, or Linkshare if you want to monetize your message.
In fact you can sign up for Share-a-Sale below using the link.
Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.
2. Launching a Book on Amazon
There are tons of women with inspiring stories and really want to tell their story in a book. Amazon makes it very easy for you to be able to self-publish your own eBook. You will need to be able to make sure you are reaching out to your audience to generate sales of your book. Therefore, learning and understanding social media marketing is a must.
If you need a little inspiration on how to market your eBook then check out this blog post.
If you don’t like to write then you can try your hand at creating compelling videos for YouTube to share your message. There are tons people waiting to hear your message. It is a lot easier than you think.
You don’t need tons of equipment to start out. I have primarily used my iPhone for any talking head videos. You can also use a microphone that conveniently plugs into to your phone, a tripod selfie stick, and chat light.
Starting a podcast can help you get your message out to those that love to consume content, but don’t necessarily have the time to read a lot of blog posts. You can appear on other people’s podcasts or start your own. If you want to build your own audience then take a look at this article to help you get started.
5. Online Seminars
Conducting online seminars is a great way to connect with those that would need to hear your inspiring message. So many people are using online seminars and webinars to sell their products. However you can still use this type of platform to teach something valuable without selling anything.
You will have an opportunity to reach more people and be in front of a global audience.
6. Facebook Live
Since Facebook Live has been available to everyone in the past year, I am certain you have seen some pretty interesting content. I have watched live makeup tutorials and participated in open discussions. Since Facebook is pushing video to the top of the newsfeed you can use this tool to your advantage.
Did you know Instagram can be used as a micro blogging site? Think about all of the celebrities that use Instagram to increase their awareness. There are 2,000 characters available for you to share a photo and share what inspires you. This article explains how to use Instagram as a micro blog: How to use Instagram as a Micro Blogging Platform.
Benefits of Having a Blog or Website
Although I have offered other ways for you to share your message there is one key ingredient that is always a must
Everything online comes down to this common entity. Having a blog or website is your place to upload your videos and tell more about yourself. If you don’t like writing, you can always hire someone to do it for you or host other writers.
Also, if you consider using Instagram, Facebook Live, or YouTube you will have somewhere to send your viewers to learn more about everything you offer.
Here are some benefits to starting your own blog or website to share your inspiring message:
- You own the blog, you do not own your social media sites.
- You can build an audience on your own platform.
- Readers can get to know more about you.
- You can build an email list.
- Sell your own products or affiliate offer.
Are you ready to launch something this year? Now is the perfect time. How will you share your inspiring message?