If you are reading this article, you are probably ready to start your artist blog. I would like to congratulate you on this step to build your art business. This article will help you start an art blog checkoff list and help you start building your art business.
Start An Art Blog Checkoff List
You already know how strongly I feel about artists having a blog to build their business if you have already read my previous articles.
Before you read this article make sure to bookmark START AN ART BLOG for all of the articles on building and branding your art blog.
If this is your first blog, you probably have many questions on how to start. That is why I came up Start an Art Blog Checkoff List.
This article will get you started in no time. After you have your blog up and running Read all of the articles, I have listed in START AN ART BLOG to help build your blog and gain a loyal following.
Why start an art blog?
In the past building, a business would be a significant expense that only the top businesses could afford. With the internet, you do not have to spend a fortune on advertisements for TV, radio, and billboards to build an audience. Blogging has made it affordable for any business large or small to succeed.
Art blog checkoff list
- Find your Niche
- Choose a domain
- Decide on a blogging platform
- Brand your blog
- Write your first post
1 Find your niche
Before you start your blog, you will want to decide what it will provide to your readers. Knowing your niche will make it easier for you to create valuable content for a particular group. This will help you stand out of the crowded internet.
Read FIND YOUR NICHE for helpful information to help you with your niche
2 Choose a domain
Before you can start writing articles and posting them, you will need a domain name. A domain name is an address for people to find your content.
You will want to make sure that it is easy to remember and that it best fits your brand.
Read HOW TO CHOOSE A PERFECT ARTIST DOMAIN NAME to help you decide what domain name will best for you.
3 Decide on a blogging platform
A blogging platform is what your blog will run on. You have the choice between hosting and self-hosting platforms.
If you want a free simple blog that you do not have a lot of control over, I recommend Blogger.
Blogger is user-friendly and has a limited amount of templates that you can choose from.
I used blogger in the past and changed it over to WordPress. I will only use WordPress for my platforms from now on.
With a WordPress platform, I own it and am in total control of the look and feel. I also have my domain name that makes it look more professional. When you use blogger, the domain name that you choose will have “blogger” included in it.
If you are building an art business with your blog, I highly recommend using WordPress for your platform.
You will need to purchase a domain name and a hosting service when you use WordPress.
I use and recommend HostGator to buy your domain and hosting. They offer great prices with excellent customer service. If you ever need assistance, they will be more than happy to help you fix the problem.
With HostGator, you can have your blog up in less than 15 minutes.
4 Brand your blog
If you do not have your brand yet read the articles below to help you build your artist brand.
After you have your WordPress site up, it is time to brand your blog. This is where you will be able to create the perfect look and feel for your business.
You will be able to choose from thousands of WordPress themes to build your brand.
I use and recommend purchasing a premium theme.
Themeforest is where I go to purchase my themes. They will very in cost depending on what you are looking for. You can find a great theme with many options for fewer than $50.00.
Themeforest also offers great support if you ever need assistance. Free templates do not offer support. The $50.00 is well worth the money to me just for the support alone. They are also more secure.
5 Write your first post.
Now is the time to build your business and share your content. Before you write different types of content, have a plan set up. This will make your blog easier to navigate for your readers.
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