Welcome, and thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to visit!
If you came across this site, there’s a good chance you’re a new blogger looking for some direction on how to start a blog (or if you even want to start a blog!).
First and foremost, blogging is not for everyone. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to sit down and dump hours into just writing about something.
Blogging can be fun, but it can also be really stressful if you’re not achieving the results you want.
Blogging is profitable, but not in the beginning—it takes time.
Blogging can lead to stable income, but it’s also a liability. (More on that in a later post.)
Whether you’re blogging for a business or for yourself, you’ll find tons of information about blogging and how to get started.
My Blogging Roadmap: A Quick Look at 2018 Q1
The biggest thing I want to focus on with MBR is getting into the smaller details that don’t always get covered elsewhere. I’m talking about step-by-step getting your blog up and running, getting traffic and readers, the tools I use to manage my blog (and my clients’ blogs), getting paid, and keeping track of income and taxes (exciting, I know!). I don’t want to overwhelm you with all the things that need to be done (or myself with all the stuff that needs writing!), so this is just the first several months.
The beginning of the year will start off a bit slow since I’m writing as if you don’t have a blog. We’re starting from the ground up. Even if you already have a blog, I highly suggest going through all this content just to get a second look at things.
January/February: Getting Started
This month is all about planning, setting goals, and getting your blog off the ground. The more you work on your initial plan and strategy, the more committed you are because you’ve already put in some of the time and effort.
We’ll talk about things like deciding how and where you want to blog, finding a host, starting a blog, and getting everything off the ground. There will be lots of planning (and worksheets!), but you’ll want to have your blog complete with a good stash of content by the end of January.
In February, we’ll start talking about getting off your blog to find readers, clients, and other bloggers to collaborate with.
Traffic is critical to the success of your blog, but having hundreds of thousands of viewers isn’t nearly as important as you might think. The focus this month will be getting into Facebook and LinkedIn groups, getting familiar with Pinterest, and getting a targeted audience to your blog.
By the end of the month, you should be in a few different collaboration groups and will have reached out to other clients or bloggers to work with.
April and Beyond: Marketing and Monetization
As much as some of us would love if it were this way, blogging isn’t all about writing. Things like marketing, copywriting, and other skills are critical to the success of your blog, especially if you’re writing to other businesses.
We’ll also start focusing on ways to monetize your blog. You should already have an idea of how you want to make money with your blog, but this month, we’ll focus more on execution. There are tons of different income streams that go hand-in-hand with blogging.
Mailing List and Other Communications
Currently, I have one mailing list with plans to send out weekly updates. So, if you’d like to stay in the loop, I’ll be sending new posts here as well as helpful posts from other members. Feel free to sign up below, then send any posts you have that would be useful to beginner bloggers here.
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You’ll also be able to sign up for an account, which will give you access to any downloads I make available in the future. I’ll send details on this out at a later date. In the meantime, feel free to check out some of the content currently available. There’s more to come soon!
If you ever have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.