Do you consider yourself something of an expert when it comes to home improvement projects? Are DIY projects a passion of yours and you just can’t seem to get enough of them? Are you constantly using your own creativity, skills, and knowledge to better your home and conduct renovations? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then it may be time to start thinking about creating your own blog. A blog allows you to share your passion and what you know with others, and when successful, it can also become your career.
Of course, it’s only normal to feel some fear about creating your own blog, especially if you have no prior experience in blogging. That’s exactly why we’ve gone ahead and put together a quick tutorial for creating your new blog. So, let’s get started.
Start with a Goal
The first place to begin is with a goal. What will be the purpose of your blog? What do you hope to accomplish with it? Once you set a goal, you’ll be able to put together the actionable steps in order to achieve that goal. A goal will also help to give the look and content of your blog direction.
Take a Look at Other Home Improvement Blogs
Your blog will need to be unique and creative to be successful, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out the competition. Taking a look at popular home improvement blogs will help you to figure out what readers are interested in, the kind of look that works, what you don’t like about the competition, and where you may be able to create a niche for yourself.
Creating a niche, or that special spot for your blog can be a fabulous way to start positioning yourself as an industry expert. Just remember to pick a niche you feel comfortable and passionate about.
Some of the popular home renovation and DIY blogs out there right now include The Ugly Duckling House, Remodelaholic, and The DIY Bungalow.
What About Your Blogging Platform?
While not exactly glamorous, picking your blogging platform is also an important step in the process. There are all kinds of platforms out there with some charging a fee and others being free. One of the factors that set paid versus free platforms apart from each other is the domain name you get to pick. The domain name will have a huge impact on your blog, so this isn’t usually an area worth making sacrifices in.
Make Sure You Give it a Compelling Look
The content will play a huge part in how successful your blog is, but the look of the blog also matters. You want to create a blog that is interesting, compelling and draws visitors to it. This can include adding photos, videos, podcasts, and a theme.
By using each of these steps and tips you’ll be well on your way to creating a blog that not only gets noticed but starts to build a loyal following of visitors.