Creating a professional work from homestead blog does not mean that it is easy to make money from it, but learning how to create one that stands out against the competition will improve your odds for success.
After you start a blog, don’t expect to see money rolling in immediately.
Blogging is an activity that will take time to build up to a profitable level.
It’s a good thing to start a blog while you are working on a job to let it build to a profitable level.
With time and attention, your blog will grow into a successful business.
When you are blogging for profit, you’ll want to pay close attention to how you present yourself in your blog.
There are literally 227+ million blogs out there, and there may be several hundred thousand blogs that are related to your topic.
If your readers can’t understand your blog and have trouble reading it, they’ll just move on to the next one.
The following tips can make your blog stand out by being more user-friendly and help you gain consistent readers.
⦁ First, pay close attention to the format of your blog.
Readers want to understand how your blog works right from the start.
Most blogging platforms have similar formats, with links and tags on the left or right margin, and the most recent post on top.
⦁ Second, make sure to use links wisely.
Only add links to blogs or content that is truly related to your blog’s topic.
The point is to give your readers additional information on your topic.
Keep the list short and sweet.
There is no reason to overwhelm them with links to other sites.
⦁ Third, take careful consideration when choosing your blog’s background and font color.
Although there are a lot of color choices that blogging programs offer, its best to stick with a light background and dark text.
Studies have shown that the human brain can process this type of format better than light text on a dark background.
Think about this before you commit to a black background and white text.
It might look striking, but readers might not want to stay there for long.
Also, use a solid background color instead of trying to use a pattern or design.
This is a tip that has been tough for me to follow because I like pattern and design.
As you can see, I am old school, but I will change my theme very soon, so stay tuned to see how I practice what I teach. 🙂
⦁ Fourth, proofread entries before you post them to your blog.
There is nothing that reduces your authority in the eyes of your readers’ more than bad spelling and grammar.
The online world is a world of text, so take some time to learn commonly misspelled words and grammatical errors — use the spellcheck button.
Keep your blog fresh and interesting by posting at least once per day.
With so much information available on the Internet, your readers may go elsewhere if you aren’t supplying daily content.
If you aren’t sure what to write about, try posting a poll, a link to another blog, comment on a news story or list of helpful tips.
Not every post has to be long and complicated, but you do need to post something everyday.
On a personal note, I will admit that posting every day is tough for me because I am a rural homesteader with disabilities, but chores and taking care of business must go on.
A few months ago, I suffered a devastating health set back, which is something I intend to address because it can seriously affect rural homesteader blogger’s income.
These tips will help keep your blog standing out by being readable and interesting to your visitors.
The more visitors you get, the more your blog will grow in profitability and importance.
Just make sure to present yourself in a professional way and keep your readers coming back for more new content each day.
It will not take long to before you start making a profit from your blog and you can start creating more blogs, or have more time for rural homesteading chores. 🙂