Getting Started With Social Media

Before you launch your site you’ll need to set up your social media accounts so that you have the ability to start sharing your content as soon as you’re up and running. Keep in mind, that as you set up your social media accounts, you’ll need to build your social media profiles, so be ready to add your branding etc.

Social media and SEO go hand to hand. So, where do you start with your social media presence? Facebook and Twitter are known to be two of the most profitable social media platforms, and two of the best places to start. Search engines are also known to index Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus profiles.

Your social media accounts will play an integral role in creating exposure for you and your blog. Here are the important networks for bloggers:

Facebook Page – Log into your personal Facebook account and set up a Facebook page for your blog. You’ll be able to connect with potential clients, gather leads and build a close following.

Pinterest – Create a Pinterest business page as images pinned to Pinterest business page play an important role in driving traffic back to your site.

Twitter – Twitter is a fast way to get the message out, it’s a great networking tool and it lets you engage with your customers. People who follow a brand on Twitter are more likely to visit that company’s website.

Instagram – Instagram is one of the largest social networks and a favorite of brands. If you already have a personal account, you can convert it to a business account. Instagram ads are collecting about four times the number of likes as their counterpart ads.

Google+ – The activity seen on your Google+ profile directly affects your search results. Every interaction +1’s, comments, shares, and reviews calculate into how Google continues to measure site relevancy.

Try to create a username as close as possible to your blog name for the accounts that allow you to do so.

Getting Started With Social Media

Now you have completed the setup of your new blog, let’s learn a bit about…

Making Money

Simply put, a blog is a business. You can run it like a hobby if you’re not planning on putting in the time and effort, or you can make it a money making machine if you set it up and work it properly.

Before you “launch” your site it’s a good idea to have enough content that will make it look professional. When you have a least twenty, 500-word posts written you should be good to go.

If you can write about 20-30 good quality posts a month initially, you’ll be setting your site up for success. You need the content to bring people to your site. These days it is about quality rather than quantity, so make sure you’re writing good quality posts to help yourself stand out and bring people back to your site time and time again. Once you have plenty of posts on your site, you can begin scaling back your posts each month.

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