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How to Start a Successful Blog

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HubSpot and General Assembly came together to bring you an 8-Part Planner to Get Your Blog Up & Running to Grow Your Business [+ Free Checklist].

Starting a Blog Takes More Than Just Writing

B2B marketers who use blogs receive 67% more leads than those who do not, and marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13x more likely to enjoy positive ROI. In other words, if you’re not already blogging, this year is definitely the time to start.

Unfortunately, starting to blog isn’t as simple as just writing a few posts here and there. Launching a successful blog that gets you the results your looking for isn’t just about developing your content strategy, you also have to deal with the technical planning.

HubSpot and General Assembly know launching a blog is a big task. That’s why we've brought you this exclusive guide. We’ll help you through all the steps; from developing content to picking a CMS, this planner will ensure launch day goes off without a hitch.

Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Starting a blog to make money:

    1. Pick your topic
    2. Choose a platform
    3. Choose your domain name
    4. Pick a web hosting company
    5. Design your blog
    6. Install plugins and analytics
    7. Learn about SEO
    8. Create knock-out content
    9. Set up marketing emails and position your offers
    10. Market through different channels including social media
    11. Monetize your blog
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  • Creating interesting, useful, and high quality content is hard, and many bloggers just don't provide content that people want to read. With so many bloggers and so much content out there, you need to be top-notch to have any hope of succeeding as a blogger.

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    Just sharing some free knowledge that we hope you’ll find useful. Keep us in mind next time you have marketing questions!

  • Professional bloggers can make wildly varied amounts. Many make just a very small sum, less than $1,000 per month, but serious bloggers can make $5k or over $10k per month. But it takes work.

  • Starting a blog can be worth it for the fun and satisfaction that you get out of the experience. But if you are serious about making money as a blogger, you need to do your research, work hard, position yourself well, and then repeat. Blogging is alive and well, and many people make good money as bloggers. But many people also just do it for the joy of connecting with an audience around a topic they care about.

  • The following types of blogs have the best chance of making money: lifestyle blogs, health and fitness blogs, finance blogs, fashion blogs, travel blogs, food blogs, marketing blogs, DIY blogs, sports blogs, mom blogs, political blogs, automobile blogs, pet blogs.

Learn how to start a successful blog to grow your business!