All over the world, music is one thing that unites everybody. This is as a result of the soothing and entertaining feel to it. This is why everyone wants to have a taste of good music irrespective of language, race, sex or creed. If you are a die-hard music lover, then it might interest you to know that you can start a music blog where you can reach so many music lovers like you.
It is very important that you that you have the passion to drive this kind of business. Why is this so? This is so that you can stay with it even when it seems like everything isn’t working as planned. It is for this reason that you need to first be passionate. Passion is one of the things that drive one to stay with a course even when it seems like nothing is being achieved.
It is also worthy to note that building a blog with loads of followership. It also does take patience and time to reach the very zenith of the journey. As such, you must be ready to be devoted to this course. When you do all that that is expected of you, then you can be assured of great success.
Now, let us look out how you can start your own music blog and build to profitability.
Note-: This is an excerpt of our ultimate guide titled “How to Start a Successful Blog for FREE and Make Money.”
Starting a Music Blog for FREE – A Beginner’s Guide
1. feasibility study is Important
One of the most important things that you must be ready to deal with as you try to put things in place in starting your music blog is to study blogs in general. This means that first of all, you should not narrow it down to only music blogs. Study all blogs in general to see what makes them tick. How they have been able to grow over the years, and a whole lot of other vital information that should be able to help you get started on a good note.
2. Narrow Down to Music Blogs
After you might have generally studied blogs, now then is a good time to study about music blogs. Look at the country you reside in for instance and see how many music blogs exist. Find out for how long they have been in business, the type of traffic they drive to their blogs, how popular it is in your country. Is the blog monetized? As well as other very indispensable information that will help you. Why do you have to do this, you may ask? You do this because you will need to leverage on some of the things they may have done or may not have done to tweak your own blog.
3. Determine the Niche
Now that you are doing fine in the right steps to start your music blog, you may want to consider the niche of music you want to deal in. If you are looking to talk about music, would it be the local or international acts? Do not forget that you may have to choose according to what appeals to folks. You may also need to consider if you want your blog to be a critical one or the type that spreads news.
4. Get a Website
If you want to start on a very good note, then you may consider starting with a website. This means that you will need to employ the services of a website designer. This person must be ready to help put things in a top notch state. Things like how the blog interface would look like, things like the choice of color, the layout all have to be professional. A
5. Start a Blog
If on the other hand you want to start with a blog and then upgrade later on by getting a website then you may consider going through the blogger, wordpress or other blogging platforms that are available to bloggers. After that, then you may consider seeking a professional advice on the choice of layout, theme and whole lot of others.
6. Get Content
Whilst some bloggers may say that having to sit to write articles is one of the most discouraging parts, yet others would say it is all about being able to buy contents off freelancers on content mills. Whatever side of the divide you fall on, truth is that churning out contents for your blog might not come that easy, because you would need to keep your readers well informed. This is why you have got to determine whether you want to be the one to write the stuff you will need, or if you want to outsource your writing.
7. Advertise Your Blog
Do not forget that one of the reasons why you have started to blog is that a lot of people can relate with it and then by extension there would be loads of traffic. As such, you may consider using various medium to get your blog known by all. You may consider having back links by blogs that are already very much established. This has to be similar blogs. As a result, you will have to work hard at discovering these blogs and talking to them about your blog and what you intend to achieve. There is also the option of creating a Facebook page where people can like your blog and you can in turn share links of your posts. There is also LinkedIn, instagram and others.
8. Monetize Your Blog
After you may have done so well in attracting plenty folks to your blog, the next thing that you will have to do is to decide if you want to monetize. If you do then you may consider featuring various adverts both local and international. You would be amazed at the kind of profit that you can possibly realize when you do this.
Without a shadow of doubt, the music blog business is a very profitable one- provided you are ready to stay with it till maturity. Be sure to takes things pretty easy because there would be time when you may feel frustrated.