Getting started as a blogger is an exciting experience for everyone, regardless of whether it is to make a living or to have a hobby. It’s not the time to get ahead of yourself, but you are probably already trying to imagine what it will be like if someone commented or shared your content because it means they liked it!
In addition to the fun aspect of blogging, there is also an important part of being a blogger that you need to check off.
Some of the things you need to think about include:
Name Your Blog And Buy Your Domain
The first thing you need to do is purchase your blog name’s domain name. In order to do that, you must come up with an interesting name that can be remembered. Select something complex rather than something that’s too simple, as you may have difficulty securing copyright to it. A great way to do this is to use a random name generator. Ensure it’s not already registered for a blog or a business and then search for your domain. A domain right at the start ensures that all the hard work you put in isn’t wasted if in a year you’re unable to purchase the domain you want.
Getting Insured Is Essential
If you plan to start making money from your blog or accept gifts to write about, you should ensure you have business insurance. That’s definitely true, if you are getting paid or affiliated with a business, you are seen as a business online. The only thing that is positive and will protect you, in the long run, is obtaining adequate insurance.
You Should Write Your Contract
If you plan on writing for other blogs and charging for your content, or if you ask others to post on your site using guest posting, you should have a written contract. Both you and your clients or partners are protected by this. Research what a blogging contract should include online.
Data Security Is Essential
Not only your data but everyone’s data. Despite your blog is considered a safe place, you still need to consider data security. Rather than wait until you’ve outgrown your cybersecurity measures, it’s best to get them in place while you’re growing. While it may appear that hackers only target large corporations, they are actually very fond of targeting smaller businesses due to the fact that they are aware that cybersecurity is not as important, and therefore are an easy target. You risk losing your blog if you are attacked, and you can also have your data used against you. Especially if you have sensitive information such as credit card information stored there. Readers who have provided their email addresses to sign up for your newsletter could also be at risk, which can damage your reputation.
If you are just starting out, you can take advantage of these four tips to protect your blog. Is there anything else you think should be included? Comment below with your thoughts.