In 2020, it’s easier than ever to start a blog in Ghana. Not only that, but it can be financially rewarding. Big time financially rewarding. With blogs being able to target both local and international audience, you can make huge money with the right blog. How do you get started? Well, fortunately, it’s easy to start a blog even if you are a complete beginner who doesn’t understand anything about coding or web design.
In this guide, I’ll guide you through all the things that I needed to learn from scratch (and ensure you avoid the common mistakes other new bloggers - including myself - make and made). Follow my guide and you can have your very own personal or professional blog up and running in less than 30-minutes.
Ghana, empower yourself. Join Africa’s blogging revolution. Let’s get started.
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Ghana’s Best “Know How” Blogging Guide - How to Start a Blog in 2019
Blogging in Ghana
Starting a blog is an amazing, yet intimidating, experience. Think about it - coming from Ghana - that people across the world are actually going to read – and maybe even share – your thoughts and ideas. It’s powerful.
How to Start a Blog in (or About) Ghana - 7 Steps
- Plan Your Blog in (or About) Ghana
- Set Up Your Blog (WordPress and DreamHost)
- Configure and Customise Your Blog
- Publish Your Blog Content in (or About) Ghana
- Promote Your Blog
- Review Your Blog
Why You Should Start a Blog in (or About) Ghana
Ghana - Own Your Blog!
Step 1: Plan Your Blog in (or About) Ghana
Step 2: Set Up Your Blog (WordPress and DreamHost)
Step 3: Configure and Customise Your Blog
Step 5: Publish Your Blog Content in (or About) Ghana
Step 6: Promote Your Blog
Promoting your blog is where so many bloggers across the world go wrong. Many great blogs fail because they aren’t promoted - so the audience that would benefit from the blog don’t know about it.
So just how do you, in Ghana, start to promote your blog? There are many good tips, tools and techniques, including:
Posting comments on other blogs
On many blogs, just like Start Blogging Africa, you can leave a comment along with a link back to your own blog. If you make useful comment on Start Blogging Africa, you will have a comment approved with a back link back to your own blog. The same goes for other blogs. Hint - focus on blogs that have similar content to that which you’re blogging about. Also - don’t spam!
Build and email marketing distribution list
You shouldn’t just promote your blog to new users. Remember (and nurture) your existing audience. This is where an email distribution list can be so valuable. marketing plays a big role. Collect the email addresses of your visitors (bearing in mind that data protection laws must be observed), then you can then notify your audience when you have a new post or fresh / interesting content. This will keep your audience coming back to your blog (retention).
Foster Social Media Channels
Facebook and Pinterest come to mind immediately.
When you post something on your blog, make sure that you also make it easy to link to social media.
Even better, post a link on your social media profile!
Link to Other Related Blogs of Interest
At the end of the day, the blogosphere is about sharing and communicating knowledge and ideas. If you come across good information, share it - and make sure the blog you linked to knows you’ve posted about them. You might get a link back from them too.
Guest Blog Posting
This is so much more valuable that you might realise - especially for getting your name out there and SEO purposes.
Contributing to online forums - Reddit comes to mind - is a great additional way to direct an interested audience to your blog.
But - be responsible about how you do it. Again, don’t spam!
Step 7: Review Your Blog
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