Creating a niche or theme is one of the first things that you should do when creating a blog or website. You have to answer the question, “What are you going to write about?” You want to provide realistic expectations for your readers, pick either a specific or broad topic, and build ‘levels’ into your niche. First, let’s cover why you need a niche. Why You Need A Niche. Having a niche is important for setting expectations, SEO, and building a brand. Readers Know What To Expect. Creating a focus for your blog helps readers understand what to expect from you. They…

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Many times, when someone starts blogging, they don’t realize they can make money off of it and turn it into a full-time income. Having a creative outlet to channel your skills is a great benefit of blogging, but you can also turn it into a business. I’ve grown my personal blog and have been making a profit for over a year now. That’s why I created Jolt Influence, to share these blogging secrets with you! No matter if you’re just starting a blog or have been blogging for years, you can start making money today. After reading this post, no…

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Search Engine Optimization is a hot topic and extremely important when you are trying to build your blog and become a thought leader on a specific topic. Through a lot of research, I’ve started to build a good SEO standing for my own websites and I want to share this knowledge with you. Here are some of my Search Engine Optimization Tips for Beginners. Related Article: How To Start A Profitable Blog Have A Niche. Having a niche for your website will allow search engines to more easily index your website. This will allow your posts to appear higher in…

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I am beyond excited for you! Why? Because you’re interested in how to start a profitable blog! That means you’re passionate and determined to create a blog that will grow and prosper! This is such an exciting time for you and I am going to show you exactly how to succeed. Read thru this entire guide before you get started (it’s long). Then start back up at the top and follow each step while creating your blog. This will help to make sure you don’t miss anything, plus you have an idea of what comes next. How To Start A…

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If you’re interested in starting a blog, one of the first things you should learn and understand is the difference between hosted and self-hosted. Before we jump into that, you’ll need to find a platform for your website. The most common options are WordPress, Blogger, and Squarespace. I highly recommend WordPress, it’s the leading website platform and is used by companies like The Rolling Stones, BBC America, MTV News, Sony Music, and more. Let’s talk about WordPress… What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? WordPress.com is a free site where you can create a free blog. (I italicize free because they…

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