Do you feel you’ve got what it takes to be a lifestyle blogger? You love sharing helpful DIY tips with your friends or family members and they are always coming to you for more. So one day while excitedly sharing your knowledge, as usual, a good friend of yours awed by your wisdom popped the question “why don’t you start a lifestyle blog already?’ And ever since then, the idea stuck—it became something you revisited whenever your boss did something to frustrate you. You imagine quitting your desk job and taking steps to become a successful lifestyle blogger.
However, years go by and you still don’t have any blog to your name. You keep wondering how to get started as a lifestyle blogger. Wonder no more, this article contains all the necessary information you need to get started. Read on to learn how you can get started as a lifestyle blogger.
Check Out Other Lifestyle Blogs
You need to complete this homework before doing any other thing. Visit the blogs of your favorite lifestyle bloggers and study the whole organization and appearance of their blog. Note down what you love about these blogs and what you’d like to change. Doing this will give you ideas on how to create your own lifestyle blog.
Pick A Niche
Although a lifestyle blog can be versatile—meaning you can write on various topics that range from health to fashion, focusing on a niche sets you apart from the competition. Anyone visiting your blog will know exactly what to expect. So, If your fashion life is the bomb and you love writing about fashion, then you should center your lifestyle blog on fashion.
Of course, you could always diversify but ensure to have a clear or unique voice.
Decide A Blogging Platform
Many newbies and even professional bloggers choose to use WordPress as their blogging platform because it is beginner-friendly and easy to use. You could either use WordPress or opt for any one of the various paid and free blogging platforms available.
If you are going for a free blogging platform, know that there is a limit to what you will be able to do with the blog. Generating income through a free blogging platform is often difficult or even impossible and you won’t be able to customize your URL.
Choose A Domain Name
That’s the URL thing that was just mentioned above. It basically means the address of your blog. www.graciousstyles.com is an example of a URL. If you are using a free blogging platform, your URL won’t be as unique or customized as that, it will have to reflect the name of the web hosting service you are using. This is how it will look: www.graciousstyles.domainhost.com.
A domain name should be short so that it will be easy to remember. It should also mirror the goal of your blog in a unique way.
Select A Theme
After you’re done setting up all the above, the next step is to select a theme. WordPress has a huge variety of themes, both free and paid, that you can choose from. The theme you choose will determine how your website appears to visitors. You can pay a skilled web designer to design a unique theme for you if you can afford to.
Start Uploading Engaging Posts
You are now done with all of the technicalities involved in starting a lifestyle blog, now is the time for you to start blogging. To make blogging easier for you, you can map out potential blog posts you will like to have on your blog. This will help you not to run out of blog content.