I want to start a finance blog. How to go about it? Originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Today is a great day to start a personal finance blog. This was true 10 years ago today and will remain true 10 years from now.
Starting a finance blog is easier than ever in some ways given the resources and tools available at a low cost, but building a sizable following requires patience, persistence and may require additional investment for marketing or enhanced site features depending upon what you’re looking to build.
My company Wealthtender (About Wealthtender – Wealthtender) is dedicated to helping financial education and service providers (including personal finance blog owners and people interested in starting a blog, coaches and advisors) gain increased visibility and traffic in a crowded marketplace.
We recently published this article (Wealthtender’s Finance Blog Startups to Watch in 2020 – Wealthtender refreshed quarterly) showcasing new personal finance blogs and their founders.
In the article, these personal finance bloggers shared advice for people interested in starting a blog and the article also includes feedback from several very experienced and successful bloggers who reviewed each of these new sites.
Here are selected excerpts from the article with advice from several personal finance bloggers for people who are thinking about starting a finance blog:
- Just get started. Write a lot, publish a lot, and continually work to improve and grow.
- Make sure you are solid in your content, your scheduling to keep producing content, and your setup if you post videos.
- Think about your reader when you are creating content. How is the content your creating helping your reader and making their life better?
- Stay connected to your why and mission. If you do, your content will remain authentic, and you will forever attract your tribe.
- Join relevant accountability groups. These can be either free or paid groups. Trying to figure out tech, social media, systems, etc. as a new blogger can be very stressful. Therefore, you want to find a mixed range of bloggers who you can bounce ideas off of, exchange feedback and suggestions with, and can point you in the right direction when you are stuck.
- Play the long game. Generally speaking, blogging isn’t a business that scales overnight. You need to develop repeatable habits of hard work and persistence with content. Ensure you create quality content. Your product is your content.
- Don’t get into blogging to try to make a quick buck. If you are truly passionate about something and just want to share it with the rest of the world, then starting a blog might make sense for you.
- Get clear as soon as you can about the purpose of your blog and focus on that. Blogging will take more time and persistence than you expect, so you need to be passionate about those goals. Do not expect instant success with traffic or money. Write what will help your readers and success will come with time.
For additional insights, I encourage you to read the full article here: Wealthtender’s Finance Blog Startups to Watch in 2020 – Wealthtender.
The most common theme heard from new bloggers is to just get started. As I said in my opening comments, today is a great day to start a personal finance blog.
If I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at the email address or phone number on our about page: About Wealthtender – Wealthtender.
Also, the personal finance community may be large in number, but the group is very friendly and approachable. Don’t be afraid to contact a personal finance blogger who inspires you directly as they will very likely be happy to provide you with a few suggestions and recommendations based on their own experience and lessons learned as well.