In recent years, the trend of writing online has increased. Thanks to the rise of blogging and social media, we now have options for writing and publishing content whenever we want. This has created a brand new world of opportunity for writers, and it can be pretty daunting to know where to begin.
Blogging is one of the most popular platforms for online writers, and it’s easy to see why. First of all, you have the opportunity to write about something you’re passionate about. Second, you can choose where to publish your content. There are thousands of blogging platforms out there, so you can find the one that best suits your subject and style.
Why Social Media?
Social media is another widely used platform for writers, and it’s popular because people want to share their thoughts and opinions on social media. If you can create a profile on a social media website that’s engaging and interesting, you can gain a lot of traction and make a lot of connections with other people interested in the same topics as you are.
Now, you could theoretically publish your blog post on a site like Medium or LinkedIn, but chances are, you’ll decide to publish your content on your own website. Owning your own domain and publishing on it is the best way to go, especially if you’re just getting started. A domain name is the digital address for your website (e.g., blog.jenniferdewey.com). Once you have your domain name, you can easily transfer it to a hosting service, which provides you with a platform to write and publish your content.
How Do I Get Started?
The best place to begin writing online is the Blogger platform. Not only is it free, but you can also use it to publish content whenever you want. To get started, visit blogger.com and click on the Get Started button at the top of the page. After you log in, you’ll see a dashboard with five tabs: Blog, My Projects, Settings, Tools, and WordPress.com.
The first tab, Blog, is where you’ll create your blog. The second tab, My Projects, allows you to view and edit the blogs you’ve created. The third tab, Settings, provides you with options for how you’d like your blog to appear. The fourth tool, Tools, gives you access to various writing and publishing tools. The final tab, WordPress.com, provides information about the WordPress.com platform and how to create a WordPress.com blog.
To get started with blogging, click on the Blog tab and then click on the New Post button at the top of the page. A form will then appear, where you can start a new blog post. To edit an existing post, just click on the title of the blog post you want to edit.
What About The Niche?
If you’re looking for quick returns on your writing investment, you might want to consider writing for affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you’ll often find yourself promoting products and services you don’t actually use. For example, you’ll promote an eyewear company because they’re a sponsor of a team you’re playing on.
This is generally considered “unsavory” work, but it can be highly profitable if done correctly. The key is to find a niche and build a following in that niche before you start promoting products and services you don’t believe in.
If you’re interested in writing for affiliate marketing, the best place to begin is affiliate-marketing.com. Once you’ve created an account on this site, you’ll see a menu bar along the top of the page. Under this menu bar, you’ll see four links: Blog, Community, Products, and Services. If you click on Blog, you’ll see an option to choose a blog theme (e.g., ninja, sage, or classic).
Once you’ve chosen a blog theme, you can begin creating your blog. Alternatively, you can skip this step and go directly to the WordPress.com dashboard to get started with your blog.
If you’re looking to get more information on where to begin your writing journey, here are a few other helpful resources: