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Checklist For Starting Online Website For Business

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Starting a blog with intention of making money needs serious business plan. Here I’m highlighting some tips which you should work on before starting business online. Specially for Blogger, this will really helpful to create a blog which will not be just another blog. Before I start sharing these tips, depending on your business model, I would suggest to decide if you wish to create a branded blog like this or you wish to create quick money making blog. It will help you a lot, when you get into saturation period.\

Some of you feel surprised to know that Blogging is a pure business and you can apply all the business tricks on it. I am not emphasizing you to join top MBA institute to learn basics of business. But you should apply some disciplined way to boost your blogging business.

Planning is very important for any business. If you are blogging day and night without any substantial planning then don’t expect anything big from your work. Make goals, plan correctly and achieve it on time. That’s all.

Marketing is the second most important factor for any blog because visitors are everything. Google is responsible for heavy traffic on any blog but you couldn’t ignore other important traffic source such as Twitter, Facebook and social bookmarking sites.

Important factors to consider before starting business online:

Ways of making money

You should know about the good ways of making money. Which advertisers you select, what is your niche, which people are your prime target? Do you want to make money with affiliate marketing or just adsense too? Answer these questions before launching your blog.

Read: How to make money online in 2010

Services

Services are one of the main source of income of any blog. Do you have some special ability. Are you a designer? Are you a programmer? You can provide any services related to your interest. Fix your rate and make a portfolio which easily explain your previous work.

Cost

Cost is the most important factor for your business. Try to minimize your cost in comparison to other players in your market. Try to show your best work in portfolio so that any client can easily impress from your work. Remember that blogging is not only writing article. You can earn money by various ways.

Domain name

If you are going to start a new blog then Domain name is the most important factor for your  blog and business. Suppose your niche is Web designing and you choose any irrelevant domain name then it might effect your business. If you choose a domain name which contains “design”  word in it then it automatically speaks everything about blog niche.

Read : Tips to Select Great domain name

How to market your post effectively

There are various ways of blog marketing. Guest post, Twitter, Facebook, Social Media, Ping.FM, commenting etc. It totally depends upon how much time you devote on marketing. More marketing means more traffic and more traffic leads to more clients.

Read: 20 Useful Blogging tips for Bloggers

Advertising

There are various methods of advertising. You can give advertisement on other blogs or use Google Adwords. But advertising needs money. So get ready to spend some money on advertising your blog.

Work schedule

You should make a proper work schedule and stick to it. Discipline is very necessary factor in every business. So be disciplined and do continuous work hard.

Blog expenses

Blogging requires very less investment. Calculate your total input on your blog. It’s either any  hardware cost, domain name cost, hosting cost, writer’s cost (if any) and office setup cost. You can easily find cheap and best hosting for the first year.

These are some basic advice for running your blogging business. Now its your turn, mention the check points before starting of any blog.

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  • sudha

    For any business, Marketing is the key factor. To capture market you have to compete with your competitors, and make your own brand.
    Marketing is not possible without planning.

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  • Sahil Kotak

    They are some great points listed there Harsh, I find choosing niche is also very important while starting a new blog business.

    Reply
  • TechGyo

    Nice post Harsh, A must read points for me. BTW a glad news, My company is registered!! It just took 4 days for the whole process. You must have thought abt me while writing this right?

    Reply
  • Jitendra Kumar

    Nice post..One thing where every new blogger faces difficulty is attracting clients for advertising. If you could provide information on that then i would have been great…

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  • TechChunks

    Blogging is also a Business these days. To have an eye on factors like costs involved, time spent on blogging, ROI and marketing etc. are vital to your blogging success.

    Great post!

    Reply
  • Puneet

    I want to add one point to the above. You must take your family into confidence before starting with Pro-Blogging. It is necessary because during intial days rather months of a blog, the revenue is almost nil and non-satisfactory.

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    • sudharsan

      hi puneet
      I too suffering from the same problem…
      Thanks for supporting me :-)

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      • TechOfWeb

        me too :-)
        But yes I cant be full time blogger now as the revenue is nil ….

        Anyways Harsh…Just a question from u..
        some back u wrote about ur loudable theme
        when u are going to release it..??
        I am damn dying of changing mine blogs theme to 2 column one as I want to add an affiliates column as every blogger in my niche I see has.

        Loudable seemed good to me.

        Atul

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      • Puneet

        I am lucky in this case. My family is very supportive. I am a part-time blogger and as of now I do not have any plans to become a full time Pro Blogger.

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      • Saket Jajodia

        I am also in this list… But at list my family is with me…

        Reply
  • Tech Maish

    For any business, Marketing is the key factor. To capture market you have to compete with your competitors, and make your own brand.
    Marketing is not possible without planning.
    Planning is not possible without knowledge and knowledge is not possible without knowing competitors.

    Reply
  • sudharsan

    I agree with you harsh…
    Blogging is purely a business …

    To become a successful blogger one should know marketing, Seo, good content…ets., so only many blogger quit blogging without achieving…

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  • Surender Sharma

    Hi Harsh,
    I am agree with all the points mentioned here about blogging but your “How to market your post effectively” is really awesome point to be noted.If someone is good writer and don’t know how to market the content or blog post,then he can fail to dive into the blogging well.Content promotion is a big game which can give us many things back by winning it.
    Thanks a lot buddy !!

    Reply

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