4 Quick Tips To Help You Start a Blog & Even Make Side-income From It
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
Today, in the third part of our feature of the week, we’ll be introducing you to yet another fun and interesting thing you can do to keep yourself occupied after semi/full retirement!
Are you over 40 and at a loss of what to do because of Covid-19? If yes, then this article is perfect for you! If you have always enjoyed writing or journaling and have some spare time, why not consider starting your own blog?
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Journaling is a great practice for people of all ages, and it has particular benefits for seniors. Writing regularly puts your mind to work in a number of important ways, which can help you support ongoing cognitive function. Capturing your memories in writing helps you reflect on them in the future and share them with others.
Here are some things you’ll need to start your own blog:
1. Choose a publishing platform. Some free ones are Blogspot, Wordpress and Wix.
2. Pick a topic, or topics and do research. Do you want to discuss your own interests or a field of knowledge that you have experience in? Blogging about something you are passionate about lets you connect and build relationships with new people you speak your language with and have the same passions that you wouldn't have met otherwise. You might even gain a fanbase through blogging!
Furthermore, since you’ll always be looking for more things to blog about, you’ll be able to teach others as well as yourself more about topics. Either way, it’ll be an enriching experience for both you and your readers, as long as you ensure that you do your research and post accurate yet interesting information!
3. Think of ways to attract viewership. To attract repeat readership, you might need to write about interesting topics, such as what’s trending right now. For example, best Christmas presents to get for your friends and family. You should also consider promoting your blog on your social media. Creating content on social media to attract people’s attention is one of the most effective ways to garner more views for your blog post!
If you don’t have a social media account, you can refer to this post on how to get started! You can also create content with us for your favourite brands and samples on your blog or social media! Check out this post for more information.
4. Consider monetisation. As you grow your readership, consider using your blog to generate a source of income! If you already have a business, then using your blog and social media to promote your business is the best way to quickly gain more exposure.
If you’re still not sure, check out some popular blogs in Singapore here to see how they do it:
Food: https://sethlui.com/ and https://www.misstamchiak.com/
So what are you waiting for? You can try starting a blog now, and not only make new friends, but even earn some money!
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