HOW TO START A PROFITABLE LIFESTYLE BLOG IN 5 STEPS
The actual decision to start this blog was very simple. I’m very hesitant most of the time, but when it comes to my goals and dreams, I like to act on my ideas pretty fast. There’s a lot of things I want to do in life, and over the years I’ve been trying to narrow it down to one. Over the summer, I realized that I don’t have to do just one thing with my life. So one day I woke up and had the idea to create Kendra Shiloh, my lifestyle blog. On here I share all the things I love to do, from fashion to music to makeup.
Today I’m going to share 5 tips to keep yourself organized when starting your very own lifestyle blog. These tips are how to generate more traffic and make your website into a profitable one, and while things like SEO are very important, it is in every post of this kind. Today I’m going to talk about the other things that will make your blog a profitable one.
- CREATE A POSTING SCHEDULE. This is sooo important. When I first started my blog, I was trying to post daily, and I would feel so bad when I didn’t post. I also ran out of idea easily. Now, I post three times a week, and often I schedule my posts a week or two in advance.
- SOCIAL MEDIA. Share your posts and any new projects to social media. Also, put the url to your website in your bio, that’ll generate more traffic. Facebook groups are really helpful as well, they’re great places to promote your brand as well as network and find inspiration. Pinterest is great for inspiration, and so is Bloglovin.
- APPEARANCE. Your homepage MUST be appealing to the eye. Having too many things on one page can appear busy, and it was drive AWAY traffic. I can design logos and other web design, just fill out the contact form or email me at email@example.com to discuss pricing and ideas.
- NETWORKING. Start to make connections with bloggers and people in the industry. You can immediately go for a business related relationships, but developing friendships with other bloggers can help you in the long run.
- AFFILIATE LINKS. This doesnt work for everyone right away, but it is definitely worth a shot. Create affiliate links that cater to your audience. Dont offer a link for a clothing brand that only sells sweaters if the majority of your audience are from warm weather climates. I have a self-hosted WordPress site, and on WordPress you can view where your views are from. I personally use the Amazon Affiliate Program, and I also have affiliations with The Beauty Crop, Stargaze Jewelry, and FabFitFun.
I have a board on Pinterest where I post blogging tips and ideas, you can view it here.