How to Write a Personal Finance Blog

What you need to write a Personal Finance blog and get readers.

Steps

  1. Develop Ideas: You need to decide on what area of Personal Finance you want to write on. You should decide if you want to write on one specific area such as
    • How to Manage Debt
    • How to Manage Credit
    • How to Make Money
    • How to Manage various accounts
  2. Or you may decide to write on a more general note and just detail your own personal experiences with your finances.
  3. Read other Personal Finance blogs: You should look at sites like PF Blogs that list a large number of personal finance blogs that you can link to. These other blogs have great tips for writing articles and they may even bring something to your attention that you had not thought of before. This will give you ideas for the posts that you write, as well as keep you up to date with what is happening around you.
  4. Read the news. You need to keep up with what is happening in the news around you in order to get ideas for posting. If you are writing about your experiences with banking then you might also want to check what is happening with banks around the country because that is what will drive traffic.
  5. Post consistently. You need to develop a reliable and consistent posting schedule. When your readers know that you will be posting twice a week or every day then they know what to expect from you.
  6. When your readers know what to expect then they will check your blog regularly for updates. This will smooth out the flow of visitors to your site and will keep people coming back for more.
  7. Ask for Help. Reach out to other personal finance bloggers who are being successful and ask them for advice. Many times you will find that these people have great tips for starting out when you are writing a new personal finance blog.
  8. Start on a free service like Blogger or WordPress: These are free sites that help you to develop your blog while you are still learning the ropes of blogging.
  9. Move to your own domain name: You should move to your own domain name as soon as you can. This will help you to stand out from the crowd and establish you as a brand for your blog.
  10. Write good quality content: You need to write good content to keep your readers interested. The more your readers think that your content is pertinent the more they will want to read.
  11. Subscribe to other people’s blog feeds: When you subscribe to other blog feeds go ahead and let them know. Some bloggers will subscribe to your feed too just to reciprocate.
  12. Comment on other blogs: Leave good quality comments on other blogs and they will come check your blog out.
  13. Link to other blogs: Link out to other blogs in your area and they will link back to you and send visitors your way.

Warnings

  • Do not spam other blogs
  • Do not fight with other bloggers
  • Do not copy people’s content without their permission
  • Do not use offensive language
  • Do not set unrealistic goals
  • Do not give up

Things You’ll Need

  • Quality Content
  • Blogging template
  • Frequent updates
  • A sense of humor
  • Time to update and respond to your readers.
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