Build A Blog 3-Part Lesson Presented by Antionette Blake, CEO A. Blake Enterprises Lesson Description: Do you have a passion for writing and want to share it with others? Do you blog currently and want to learn how to profit from it or how to grow your audience?
This 3-Part Series of Build a Blog will cover blogging basics, how to use social media to drive traffic to your blog and how to profit from your blog as you make your blogging journey a successful one.
Basic knowledge of the WordPress.com platform is required.
Required Material: Basic knowledge of the WordPress platform Optional Material: Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners Book Method of Instruction: Video-driven of original recordings with downloadable Build a Blog Workbooks
Measurable Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will:
- Learn the basics of blogging for personal or professional brands
- Learn how to drive traffic to a blog, using online social media tools and offline methods
- Learn how to monetize a blog to make it profitable
Evaluation Criteria/Policies: These lessons will introduce you to valuable online tools and the skills necessary to become a successful blogger. Great for individuals and business owners who want to connect and communicate with clients in a more personable method on the internet.
Upon completion of the lessons, you will have the basic steps necessary to create a blog and the understanding of how to use it as a way to broaden your brand and expand your exposure online.
Part 1: Basics of a Blog
- What is a blog?
- Why start a blog?
- Who blogs?
- Choosing a topic/niche
- Choose a domain name
- Blogging Tips and Best Practices
Part 2: Using Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
- Tips on promoting your blog posts
- Get Noticed – Grow Your Blog
- Blogging Tips
- Sharing on Facebook
- Sharing on Twitter
- Sharing on Instagram
- Sharing on Pinterest
- Sharing on LinkedIn
- How to automate and syndicate blog posts
Part 3: 8 Ways to Monetize a Blog
- Sell Your Own Products
- Affiliate Marketing
- PPC/CPA – Banner Ads
- Sponsored Posts
- Direct Advertising
- Writing/Freelancing/Consulting/Web Design
- Speaking Engagements/Teaching
- Bloggers for Hire
- How to attract advertisers
Optional Purchase a copy of “Basic Blogging Tips for Beginners” book
Subscribe to “The Delaware Blogger Podcast” for weekly blogging tips