If you’re looking to make money online, tech blogging is certainly one way to do it, but you’ll be up against some stiff competition, and that means that you’ll need to get as many things right from the off as you can. Here are some quick tips that should help you with that:
Use WordPress – WordPress is king!
Seriously, if you don’t listen to anything else, I say here to listen to this. Why? Because WordPress makes blogging simple. If you want a blog that looks great, functions flawlessly and is SEO Optimized, you could spend lots of time and money on it, or you could buy a WordPress domain and template for a few dollars and have it looking better in a fraction of the time. There’s a good reason why the platform is so popular y’know.
Know Your Subject
It seems obvious, but you’d find it difficult to count the number of tech blogs that seem to be run by people who have not a clue what they’re talking about; they’ve obviously decided that tech is a profitable niche and set about creating a site with little more thought into the subject. I can guarantee they are making little if any money!
If you want to make money as a tech blogger, you need to know your subject inside out. You need to know how to describe, review and make it interesting and you need to understand all of the technical jargon that goes with it. If you’re not at that stage right now, you’d do well to start reading up on your chosen niche before going any further.
Link to Other Tech Blogs
One of the biggest hurdles you’ll face as a new tech blogger is getting eyes on your content. One of the most effective ways to go about this, apart from hiring a good SEO expert, or reading up on the subject yourself, is surely linking to other, more established tech companies. If you do this generously, they may just return the favor and link back to you in kind, guaranteeing a leaping our traffic stats. Reading and linking to them will also help you to get a firmer grasp on the subject and how to write more effectively about it.
Develop Your Own Voice
Of course, although it will pay to read and link to those bigger blogs, you shouldn’t rip them off blindly. A great deal of why they are successful. Apart from their writers’ obvious knowledge is the fact that they all have unique voices which resonate with their readers. If you want to make it big, you need to let your own personality, and your own views, even if they aren’t exactly conventional, shine through in your writing.
If you want to get thousands of views, rather than hundreds, the best thing you can do is make your blog useful. Instead of simply fanboying over a new piece of kit, write up an instructional piece or make a video showing your audience how to use/make the most of a new piece of tech and they will come flocking because that is, after all, what people tend to Google for – solutions to their problems.
Using these tips, and lots of hard work, there is every chance that you could be looking at a very successful tech blog this time next year!