If you are truly passionate about something then there is no reason why you can’t use that passion to create a successful website. I mean it doesn’t get much better than doing something that you love, sharing it with the world and making money from it.
It’s fairly straightforward to set up a website, the hard part is the maintenance. You really do have to be super passionate about what you’re doing, then the success will follow.
I always point to Lolfootball.com, this amazing satirical sport website was born from passion. The guys there followed that passion, churned out mind blowing content and then the success came naturally. Their content is well thought out and that is one of the keys!
So you have to take your time considering learning how to create amazing content that will have the masses flooding into your site. For your blog to be a success you need to have a loyal following and also attract more people each week.
How can you do this?
Learn Your Trade
It is essential that you learn how to write properly. With anything in life, the more time you practice the better you will become – so you need to discover your ‘writing voice’ by both reading and writing a lot. It isn’t a bad idea to look for a writing or blogging course to make sure that you’re on the right track. Some readers can be real grammar police, too many mistakes and they’ll leave you.
Creating a blogging calendar is the best way to make sure you’re producing content regularly. Work out a realistic number of times you want to post content each week and keep to it. You need to decide on everything about the posts; the type, length and theme. Don’t forget who you are – are you the type of person who can do several posts in one go or do you need to do them individually?
The quality of the content you produce has to be consistent! If you post something that is not planned properly or terribly written you’re getting into risky territory. If you do it on more than one occasion then you run the risk of your followers finding another blog to follow. The tone that you follow has to be consistent. Identify early on who you are targeting and question if each post will please that target group. Quality also depends on what blogging trends are out there, keep an eye on the blogging community to see what they’re upto!