3 Essential Steps to Create a Successful Blog A Guest post by Erik Emanuelli

Last updated on September 20, 2017

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I am so glad to introduce a renowned pro blogger from the world of blogging to the readers of Philipscom.  Erik Emanuelli of Passive Income.com is a well-known entrepreneur and an Internet Marketer.  You can read more about this amazing writer in the Author Bio given at the bottom of this post.   I am happy to note that this post is a must read to all who wanted to start a blog of their own.  These days many are starting their own blogs but sad to say, a majority of them fail miserably in the initial stage itself.  There are various reasons for this failure, but in this post, Erik is giving three vital clues, ingredients or steps to have a successful blog.

Thank you, Erik, for accepting our invitation to have your valuable presence on our page. It’s indeed a great privilege to have such a pro blogger on the pages of Philipscom.

For Philipscom Associate 

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Philip Verghese Ariel

Read on Erik’s Essential Steps to start a successful blog

Finally, after many hesitations and second thoughts, you’ve decided to create a blog. Congratulations, and welcome to the wonderful world of bloggers!

First, breathe, sit down and stay concentrated: it is not yet time to appeal the jump on the keyboard and start writing.

In this article, we will cover three very important aspects for those who, like you and like me, decided to start the magnificent journey online.

So here are three essential tips to start on the right foot and create a successful blog.

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1. Your Target in One Sentence

Your blog or website should have a goal: one, simple, clear and accessible.

Through your blog, you could sell a product or service about a field you are expert about.

Whatever your goal is, it should be summarized in one sentence.

This phrase is called “unique value proposition” and to be able to create it, you have to consider that the readers need to understand the topic of your website in a few seconds.

We can define the unique value proposition as your motto (it’s commonly known as site tagline). This is also what your audience will see when searching your blog with Google.

Here are some examples that particularly work, in my opinion:paypal-earnings

PayPal: “Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account”

Simple, right? Even those unfamiliar with PayPal, automatically realize what features are on the site.

spotify-com-newsSpotify: “Music is for everyone!”

An effective and magnetic phrase, which remains etched and invites the user to enter the service. Besides, who does not like music?

Evernote: “Capture what’s on your mind”

Another great example of a catchy sentence.

What is Evernote?

A service that helps you organize your work and your life.

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Jot down anything and keep it in a safe place to use it later at any time from anywhere.  Evernote helps you to do this.

So, as you may have understood, the unique value proposition is the promise of what the users will find on your blog or site.

Write an original and honest sentence, because a promise must be kept if you want to create a successful blog and be credible on the web.

2. Choose the Right Domain Name

internet browserOnce you have located the target, the next step is to choose the domain name (for example www.pvariel.com).

Creating a successful blog also passes from here, because the domain name is critical to the success of your web project.

There are two questions you should ask yourself before choosing your domain name:

  • Should it be relevant to your business?
  • Which extension must have?

If you’re aiming to personal branding – or the promotion of your services through your blog – your best bet is to use your full name.

It may happen that this has already been bought by your namesake, then you can try to choose a different extension from the classic ones (like .net, .org, .biz).

For all the other cases, there is not a general rule, it much depends on personal taste.

Here are some examples to understand the guidelines that you should consider to choose the domain name of your site or blog.

www.coca-cola.com

The domain name coincides with that of the brand, no misunderstanding.

www.howtoplayguitar.com

The domain name includes a long-tail keyword. In other words, you can easily understand what the website is about.

www.zappos.com

It is not clear what the company is about or the topic, but the name remains in the mind, no doubt.

What approach do you think is the best to create a successful blog?

The simplest and most important advice I can give you is:

Choose a domain name that is easy to write and, above all, to remember. 

Choose a domain name that is easy to write and remember, writes Erik Emanuelli @philipscom Click To Tweet

3. Focus on a Specific Topic

maxresdefault-youtube-comTo create a blog that works it’s essential to not be dispersive: everything must revolve around a central topic.

The more specific the topic, the more incisive is the result.

For example, you can create a cooking blog, but it could be more effective if you just talk about desserts.

Or, you can create a technology blog, but you can increase the chances of being successful talking only about smartphones.

And so on. The aim here is to choose a niche inside a niche.

Those who enter into your blog expect certain answers to specific questions. And you exactly have to deliver them.

All this is important for two reasons:

  • You create a niche of users
  • Search engines love this approach

Now, think about the following.

If you have a restaurant in New York and try to emerge on the web, how many chances do you think you have to be in the top positions of Google?

Instead, if you have a restaurant in New York that offers a vegan menu, users searching for this type of food will probably find your restaurant at the top.

In a crowded marketplace like the web, you can win if you are able to find a niche.

Create a successful blog: Now You Can!

Considering those points, and after taking these essential steps, you will be ready to create a blog, and you can finally start writing your first article.

I hope these tips will help you reach success in the online world.

What do you think?

Anything to add?

Please share your views in the comments below, thanks!

PS: Thank you, Phil, for inviting me to have an interaction with your valuable readers.  I appreciate you and wish you all success in all your future endeavors.  Have a Wonderful and Profitable Time of Blogging!   ~ Erik

In a crowded marketplace like the web, you can win if you are able to find a niche ~Erik Emanuelli @… Click To Tweet

 

Related Post: How to create a Word Press Blog- by Klinkk

 

cutmypic(36)About the Author: Erik Emanuelli is an entrepreneur, Traveler, Pro Blogger and social media marketer.  He manages six different web pages on different niches like Blogging, SEO, Social media, Internet Marketing and also shares small business tips.  He owns a fast-growing Blogging Community named Klinkk.   He is also an active associate on various top IM platforms like BizSugar, Inbound, Growthhackers,  etc.  You can reach him via his main blog NoPassiveIncome and Twitter,  Facebook and Google+

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by Philip Verghese 'Ariel'

A Multilingual Freelance Writer, Editor, Blogger, Roundup Expert, Translator, Internet Marketer And A Social Campaigner. Manages different sites in English as well as in Malayalam. Born And Brought Up In Kerala. Now Based At Secunderabad, Telangana, India. Can Reach At: philipscom55(@)Gmail [.] Com twitter: @PVAriel Skype Philva6

54 comments

  1. Hi Philip Sir,
    It’s really great to see Erik with a guest post on your blog. He really has shared an amazing post which is worth reading.
    So, thanks to him and you also.
    have good week ahead both of you.

  2. Hey Erik and Philip,

    Creating a successful blog takes a lot of time and effort. But most of the newbies give it a try for a few months and then back off.

    The points mentioned by Erik are awesome. It’s necessary to have a perfect niche. The domain name should consist the keyword.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    ~Ravi

    1. Hi Ravi,
      that’s right.

      It really takes years and lots of hours of work to build a successful blog.
      I see so many domain names of people who started a site and then leaves just after months, or even weeks.

      The online business seems easy, but it’s really hard!

      Thanks for sharing your views and glad you liked my contribution here.

    2. Yes Ravi I fully agree with you, as said, to create a successful blog is not an easy task as many believe, instead one needs to shed lots of time and energy behind! Sometimes it requires months hard work. As Erik pointed out these three vital steps can do some push forward to create a successful one.
      Thanks Ravi for your continued support to this page. I appreciate you for sharing a value added feedback.
      May you have a great week ahead.
      Best Regards
      ~Philip

  3. Hi Philip sir and Erik
    Nice to be here once again and what a nice one I got to read
    I know it is not easy to make a blog popular and work for you to bring some money in your pockets. That’s a better way to start a blog.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Vashishtha,
      Good to see you on these pages after a while.
      Yes, I agree with you. But a diligent move can bring in good results.
      If one follow these steps mentioned by Erik I am sure it will yield some good results.
      Thanks for your valuable time.
      Keep sharing.
      Have a great day.
      -Philip

  4. Wooo Hooo Hello Philip! It was nice to meet Erik here today on your blog! He certainly did a great job sharing these 3 essential steps to create a successful blog.
    Great Share
    Thanks
    Chery :))

    1. Woo Hoooo Hello Chery, what a joy to see you here again with a lovely feedback.
      Hope you are doing well. 🙂
      Yes, Erik brought out an amazing share for the readers of Philipscom.
      Thanks again for dropping by.
      Have a great week ahead.
      Best
      – Philip

  5. Hi Erik,

    Good to see you in Philip’s blog and you have nicely explained the basic strategies to build a profitable blog.

    I totally agree with your viewpoints and yes, it would be good to focus on one niche.

    The examples and links that you have provided are helpful, thanks!

    @ Philip Finally, I arrived at your blog and sharing this useful post on my network.

    Have a good day both of you!

    1. Hi Nirmal,
      Oh My What a Joy to see you here after a long time.
      A Warm Welcome back to the Tribe!
      It is indeed a great joy to have Erik here at #Philipscom.
      Yes, as you said Erik did a wonderful job with the Guest post.
      Thanks for the kind share.
      May you have a great time of sharing and caring.
      Have a good day
      ~Philip

  6. Hey Erik and Philip!

    Great post!

    Liked these points that you listed, Erik! They really make a huge difference.

    Being specific as much as possible and knowing your SMART goals, will help you a lot! Even when it comes to the conversions, smaller but focused niches are more profitable than those general ones.

    Thanks for sharing the valuable post, Erik and Philip!

    Regards
    Hussain

  7. Hello Philip and Erik Sir,

    The tips and strategies have been shared in this post are helpful for Crafting a successful blog. These are the things which impact the readers’ mind tremendously. If tips mentioned above are rigorously followed, then one can build your blog like a pro.

  8. Hey Philip,

    The best way to build a dedicated audience for any blog is to carefully and clearly define its target audience right from the start, and then create content that caters to that audience.It is also considered as important strategy for creating and publishing a successful blog is to develop content that isn’t readily available elsewhere in the blogosphere or on the web.

    We should always Choose wisely a blogging platform, domain name, hosting option and a simple theme for better expecting result. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy post with us. It really seems as informative and has potential to increase productivity of website.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    1. Hi Amar,
      understand your audience, then provide useful content to solve their problems and satisfy their needs.
      Articles with added value increase the chances to create a better reputation.

      Thanks for checking out the post and taking the time to comment.

  9. Hi Erik and Philip

    Great thoughts on the essential blocks to a successful blog. You are so right Erik. Finding a niche can make a blog stand.

    Thanks for sharing your insight and thanks Philip for giving Erik an opportunity. Take care

  10. Super tips Erik! You covered the basics. Focus on 1 niche and patiently pick a domain name your readers can easily see, or visualize. We think in pictures. Do your reader’s leg work for them 😉

  11. Hi Erik,

    Great to see you here on Philip’s blog.

    It isn’t easy to create a successful blog but you have given true-to -life details of how to do so. Finding that perfect niche that we will never tire of, to making sure the name of the blog is what we want people to search for is so important.

    It is so true…many people jump into blogging and then fizzle out within less than a year. It does take stamina and a pure interest in order to have success with your blog.

    Great advice!

    -Donna

  12. Hi Philip and Erik. This is indeed something that all of us who have blogs have wrestled with. I’m glad to see that you have not only addressed how to create a blog, but also what it should be about. It works a lot better if you know your niche, and create a blog to write what you know about your niche. Good post, and I hope to read more from you on how to be a better blogger.

  13. Really Incredible Post,

    I have just created my blog last month. Now I will apply these strategies for my blog. I have shared this post on twitter and Facebook.

    Thanks Peep and keep up writing killer posts like this.

  14. Hi Erik & Philip,

    Good list of tips indeed. Newbies will really find it helpful. When I opened my blog, I didn’t know the importance of domain name having my niche-related keyword. I landed up giving a random domain that my host said it available-how I wished I knew this before!

    Thanks. I won’t repeat this mistake when I open my second website. Now I can also help some of my friends on this.

  15. Hi Erik and Brother Phil,

    I am a little bit late here in this blog but happy to see Erik sharing three very essential tips for the success of a blog. Actually, the first two steps are easy to follow but the third step of focussing on a particular topic seems to be the hardest part for many bloggers. I hope to read more tips from Erik in future too. Have a great time Erik and thanks Brother Phil for introducing Erik to your readers.

    Best regards

    Reji Stephenson

    1. Hey Reji,
      Thanks again for your valuable comment.
      Nice to know you like Erik’s post.
      Thanks for your valuable feedback
      Hey, this went into the spam folder 🙁
      Hope your Captcha trouble is over now.
      Will surely look into that.
      May you have a wonderful and profitable week ahead.
      Best
      ~ Phil

  16. Hi Erik,
    When I created my first blog domain named gosview.com. I have used Shopify domain name idea generator tool which is the most powerful domain name generator I think.
    But your tips overall excellent, Thanks for sharing your valuable information.

  17. Hi Philip and Erik,

    So nice that you worked together for this guest post. I think that finding the right domain name is a step usually ignored by newbies. I would recommend buying a domain name with your name or with something very relevant to your niche. Also, the bests sites are .com, .net or .org.

    Tweeting this post!

    Cheers guys,
    Minuca

  18. Hello Erik,

    Another informative article from you 🙂 It is very important to choose which topic to cover in blogging and then choosing a domain is so important too. Most of the people ignore this important point and choice domains with number, hyphens and other fancy things. Thanks for sharing this article and have a great day!

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