want to start a blog - need advice

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  1. techsense

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    I have decided to start a new blog on tutorials about video audio editing, photoshop tutorials and everything related to video audio editing and image modification.

    Since i am interested in this topic and have some knowledge i can write good, original posts and that's why i decided to blog about it.
    This niche also attracted me because it has low competition as compared to other niches such as making money online, marketing tips etc.
    My question is
    Is this niche profitable?.
    I think it will be quite difficult to promote it. Can you plz share some marketing methods which i can use to market my blog.

    Plz share your opinions about this niche.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. realitybites.in

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    1> First thing is go and buy hosting and domain name which match's your requirement
    { Try avoiding Free web-host and don't web-hosting from a reseller ...don't ever think of free domain names }

    2> Try using self hosted Wordpress than blogger
    {If you cant buy hosting then choose blogger even then buy domain name}

    3> All ways write your own content ...don't copy and past even from articles sharing website such as http://ezinearticles.com/

    4>Don't ever try blackhat seo tricks
    {this can get banned from search engine}

    5>You cant that this is not profitable or that is profitable ....
    {You have find the way to make .....in online industry making money is very easy if think and do hard work }

    6>Promoting any new service is difficult you have find ways to promote it ....if you have money then try advertisement ....and most important thing is to do hard work

    7>Most important thing a blogger need to know ...getting success in blogging takes time

    8>As you are planning of video tutorials ...try using youtube ....it is best way to promote video website ....try using other video share site's also
     
  3. techsense

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    thanks realitybites.in for your reply and also for reminding me that i can use youtube for promoting my blog.
    I will try to follow all the steps you wrote.
    thanks again.
     
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    i think the niche is a very good niche that you have chosen , i think you may want to build links and popularise the site first.
    using google video guides on uploading and downloading videos is a great help according to me.

    also you can try the firefox add on for youtube video finder as a handy tool while looking for appropriate videos.
    www.videomaker.com/article/13861/2/ and the videomaker series is valuable.

    also you can try this good tool at
    articlevideorobot.com

    hope you have success with your blog
     
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    In my opinion, initially you can promote your blog through best social networking sites.

    1. Get registered into four or five best social networking sites.
    2. Write a few notes about your blog and publish it there.
    3. Invite people by forming a group named relevant to your blog.
    4. Discuss with them and try to spread it over.

    This is the initial phase. In the second phase, you can create your own web domain, either a free or paid website and promote your blog there... Then try to promote your website also in social networking sites..

    Sometimes, traffic generators also help in such cases. Sure you can try to get some real traffic generation systems. Unfortunately, most of the traffic generation systems now-a-days are failing... Try to get the best one and promote your site and blog.

    Hope this will work out.
     
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    thanks to all for their valuable comments.
    and thanks to neo666 for two new and good sites.
     
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    At the start its important to keep your expenses low. Analyze what are your sources of income. I would suggest you to join some free blogging platforms like Blogpost. You can then migrate your blog to your own domain at a later date when you think you can handle the expenses.
     
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    Have a look at some of the blogging related links in our Online Business forum, they will give you helpful tips on how to promote your blog.

    Have you considered focusing on just one of those areas? If you focused on say "tutorials about video audio editing" you could spend all your time learning and writing about that specific subject. The narrower your subject area the greater your expertise will become and the stronger an authority your blog can become on that area. The narrower your focus the better the odds of your blog becoming the best blog on the net for that topic.

    Obviously you need to do some research to ensure that the area you chose to specialise in has a large enough number of people interested in it, for your blog to build traffic and become successful. For example, there wouldn't be much to be gained from focusing on a particular type of video editing if only 50 people in the world use that type of editing.

    I'd also agree that you should get your own domain name and blog hosting, if you can afford it.

    Please keep us posted on your thoughts and let us know if there is anything else we can help with.
     
  9. vamp6x6x6x

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    I say for starts if you are going to buy a domain name buy a .com or .new heck .org is even ok. With that said dont be cheap and get only a free blogspot or a co.cc free name site. Also I recommend installing and using wordpress for your blog since it is so easy to get and you can find just about any plugin u need for wordpress
     
  10. HappyBoy

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    You can also do Forum marketing which related to your niche. Also don't forget to bookmark your blog on web.20 bookmark such as digg, reddit, etc.
     

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