Once you start to self-host your blog, you’ll also start to think of ways on how to save on its fees. Running a “real” blog, so to speak, can be costly. Well, you have to pay for domain name, the hosting service, email responder and the added features you need to apply for your blog site.
Viral Marketing – You want your find a new job to go viral so that everyone sees it. You can talk to your family and friends about it, as well as pass out business cards that contain your blog address. The more people that know about your blog, the quicker it will go viral.
Research shows that over 70% of businesses are operating without business plans; in fact, the statistics is even higher when it comes to online businesses, blogging included. I bet you are also guilty of this. It is an established fact that a requisite for success in business is a plan. Now if a plan is a recipe for business success, why are most bloggers blogging without it? Well, I think that’s a question you should answer yourself. Drawing up a plan for your blog is not compulsory but if you are serious about treating your blog as a business; then I will advice you put up a plan for your blog.
An essential part in making your blog powerful is an editorial calendar. It is like a planner or task scheduler where you can see the overview of your blog. Blog content should be well-planned and managed and an editorial calendar can help you control and map out your content strategy. Better to create a year-long calendar then divide and spread your tasks through it. You can always update it as needed. Your random notes in your notebook may do for a start but you may want to level it up by adapting a digital one. Templates and plugins for this are conveniently available online blogs.
Article Marketing – You want to write content for both your blog and to submit to article directories. Whatever your niche is, if it is something you are passionate about, you will allot the time to write content about it. When you submit articles, be sure to promote your blog in the resource box as well so that readers can easily find you.
Determine Your Budget – Take into account other possible expenses you may have such as: a piano or keyboard, books, piano light, etc. Assuming that the method you select has a reasonable price, you should base your decision more on what you’ll be able to get out of it than on the price.
In conclusion, I strongly believe this outline will be of help when writing your own business plan and just before I drop my pen; I want to ask a question. Do you really think a business plan can add value to a blog? I would love to hear your opinion in the comment below.