Welcome to Day 7!

Get Started Blogging Day 7: Miscellaneous blogging tips to help you on your journey.

Today's the last day for my free blogging course.

If you missed any days in this course, here are all the lesson’s links:

Here are some more tips to make sure you are successful on your blogging journey.

Be Yourself

Have fun with it and write like you are talking to a friend. Let your readers get to know you through your posts, don’t keep it all technical.

Have an About Page

Include a picture and a bio about yourself. Let your readers know who you are.

Reply to Comments

At least in the beginning you should reply to every comment on any social channel you have. Most people who do this have a lot more engagement.

Build a Community

Work to increase your traffic but also stay engaged with your readers. They are your bread and butter and also your friends online. The power is in the list.

Make it Easy to Subscribe to Your Email List

Make sure all your links work and also make sure your email list is visible (and GDPR compliant. I use MailerLite for this.)

Make Friends

Make friends with other bloggers. Reach out tweeting them on Twitter, or commenting on their blog.

Have Fun

People often start a blog to make money but you should have fun doing it too. Don’t pick a topic solely based on gaining a following. You should also have an interest in it. I wish you luck in your new business!

If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you, How to Start a Blog. If you are asking yourself “Can you seriously make money blogging?” My main tip is to be self-hosted. This is essential if you want to monetize your blog. It also makes you look more professional to companies you will partner with. Blogging income won’t happen unless you are self-hosted. You can pick from any of these links: Bluehost, HostGator, or SiteGround.

Jessie Tyler of www.jessietyler.com