Whenever the subject of gadgets comes up, we immediately think of our smartphones and computers. But there are other gadgets in the world that people should have. You may be tech-savvy yourself and want to help inform others. However, you’re not sure how to go about it. A great way to get the word out for various types of gadgets is to start a tech blog. Here’s how you can start a tech blog and build an audience quickly.
Start Compiling Content
Blogs are the most flexible form of social media that you can create. It can be literally anything you want it to be ranging from the overall layout to the type of content you put on it. The first course of action to take when creating your blog is to start compiling content. Let’s be honest, it can be somewhat tedious having to dish out fresh content on a whim every day, or even every week. This is why you should create and compile content ahead of time, so you can meet your daily or weekly quota with little trouble. It’ll also help you remain organized and make it easier to stick to a schedule.
Since this is a tech blog we’re talking about and you’re just starting out, focus on looking up what’s trending. If you’re able to capitalize on something that’s trending, you might just find yourself with a small, but decently sized following overnight. For example, you can incorporate cannabis culture into your tech blog. This may sound a bit unorthodox, but there are gadgets that people who use cannabis can enjoy. You can talk about the many different types of dry herb vaporizers and educate people where they can shop for one. And to entice them with a catchy title, you can use something like smoking without the smoke. That way, you’ll be catering to not one, but two different niches. Your goal is to provide valuable content that appeals to more than group of people.
Develop Your Writing Style
Before you can start compiling content, you need to figure out how you’re going to structure it. Do you plan on posting written, or possibly live, demonstrations? Do you see yourself giving your detailed opinion on a certain piece of tech, or would you prefer doing full, in-depth reviews of the latest tech innovations? These are all things you need to consider as you plan out the nature and structure of your tech blog. You should also try to batch content for at least 14 days at a clip. This will give you more time to work on future content instead of having to post daily. There are a variety of content planning apps and other tools you can use to create your posts.
Find a Web Hosting Service
If you opt to make your own website rather than use a pre-made template from WordPress, your best option is to invest in a web hosting service. This type of service is used to help get your website noticed by the public. Every file, like pictures, the HTML coding and RAM, are stored on to the host’s server. Educate yourself on some cybersecurity tips if you go this route so that you do not leave yourself vulnerable to internet predators. How much is stored is dependent on two things: the types of plans available and the company themselves. There are three types of web hosting:
- VPS, or virtual private server
- Dedicated hosting, which is basically when you have an entire server to yourself
- Cloud hosting, which is when websites are stored throughout multiple servers
While you’re free to choose any of these options, the most recommended for beginners is cloud hosting. It’s easy to use, more affordable than the other two options and requires much less maintenance. Choosing the right will also save you a lot of potential headaches down the road, especially if you’re a beginner.
Consider Investing in a Few Ads
Ads are a great way to gain traction, especially when you’re new. You can run ads on Google, YouTube and even TikTok. It just depends on where your target audience spends their time online.
Jump On the Social Media Bandwagon
While blogs are a form of social media, however, other platforms like Instagram and Twitter can be used as an extension of your blog. Even if you’re not an avid social media user, you don’t have to worry about making long-winded posts. You can simply post a link to the content for others to see. Another way you can use social media to enhance the following on your blog is through TikTok. TikTok has become one of the most popular and commonly used social media platforms since its release in 2017. In fact, it has become a direct competitor to Instagram. If you’re not camera shy, you can make a short video showcasing something that was featured in your blog post.