How many times have you thought about writing a book, or starting a blog? You have a voice and the internet world needs to hear it!! Now you are asking, “How do I start my own blog?” I am so glad you asked! I learned how to launch my blog in the Sassy Suite and Blogging Bootcamp 5 opened for enrollment today!!! It will fill up fast!
Join me in following these 5 steps and you will start blogging in no time.
5 Steps to Start Your Blog
Decide blogging is for you.
Blogging is not for everyone. With that being said, I believe everyone who wants to grow their business needs to have a blog!! Does it take work?? You bet it does!! Can you do it?? Yes, you can!! If you have the drive and determination to build a Direct Sales business, then you have what it takes to learn to blog. There are resources available if you want to do it yourself. There are experts out there who can help get you on the right path. And finally, there is the Blogging Boot Camp 5 through the Sassy Suite.
Honestly, I tried to do it on my own, but there were some logistical things I simply could not figure out. I saved up and did the 4th Blogging Bootcamp. And I am so thankful for all they helped me with and the technical things I was taught to maintain my very own blog. Check out the About page on this blog to see where my inspiration came from.
Choose what type of blog you want.
There are two types of blogs: Brand and Lifestyle.
If you are in Direct Sales and want to blog to increase your DS business, then you want to blog about your brand and the awesomeness you bring to that brand. Caution: You need to check with your brand’s compliance and policies and procedures to see what you are and are not allowed to share using a blog for your independent Direct Sales business.
If you have much to say and share and/or you desire to monetize then you will be looking at a lifestyle blog. A lifestyle blog simply means that you are free to be as creative as you wish on a particular subject or several related subjects (ex: Mommy Bloggers, Photography, Recipes, Illnesses, Animals, etc.)
Get training and blog installation assistance.
Blogging Bootcamp 5… Need I say more???
Also, I have joined an amazing FREE facebook group that has been providing great value to myself and other bloggers whom are just getting started or who desire the continuous tips and encouragement provided in Winning at WP. <<Seriously, check. it. out!!
Brand yourself with spectacular, original graphics.
It is important whether you blog or not to set yourself apart by using consistent and original graphics. People should be able to see your graphic and know you created it. This is a huge part of your “Voice” on the internet. The other reason is if everyone in your brand is sharing the same images from corporate, then the images get squashed by the algorithms and not pushed into your customer’s feeds.
I know it is not everyone’s favorite, but I LOVE making graphics!!!! It truly lifts my spirits when I am feeling down. Maybe you do not know where to start. I highly recommend the following video course: Brand Yo’ Self with Graphics. The cost is $50 and it is work at your own pace.
Write 8-10 posts and then share your blog with the internet world.
Start making a list of 50 blog topics you can cover. Once you start writing them down, they will flow. Think of all the questions your customers and team mates ask. Each one of those can be a potential blog post. After creating an incredible, potential blog post topic list, you are ready to start writing. It is recommended to have at least 8-10 blog posts before you “go live” or launch your site.
Let me know the different things you could blog about.