Running a good blog can be a great way to build up a following as an expert or writer, create an audience for the things you have to say, and also, if you use the right sort of strategies, a way to make some extra money on the side.
For most people, blogging about something that really interests them and which it is easy to identify other people who are interested in is best. This means they already have the knowledge and enthusiasm to create good content, and they know what kind of readers they would like to attract like too. This brings us to running a mobile phone blog.
Why create a mobile phone blog?
Mobile phones can be a good topic for a new blog for three reasons. Firstly, there is a lot to say about them, so you should never run out of ideas for content, secondly, a lot of people are interested in reading about them because everyone uses one, and thirdly, they are products in their own right and also have lots of accessories, apps and side services available, so if you want to make money doing something like affiliate sales or advertising they can be a good option.
So what can you do to create a good mobile phone blog?
Choose a sub topic
OK, so you are going to write about phones, but that in itself is too broad a topic to really help you establish any kind of identity to help drive you forward in terms of your design and the kind of stuff you would write. It is best to work in a sub niche of the mobile phone category, so you have a better, more defined idea of what you are trying to do. There are a lot of things you could consider, but here are just a few ideas:
- A blog that reviews, tests and discusses the technical merits of different models – a good choice for technical writers.
- A blog that talks about the latest apps for Android or iOS – a good commercial idea as many developers are often looking to advertise their apps on successful blogs.
- A blog full of smartphone tips and hacks, and which discusses helpful tools and services, for example smartphone unlocking services like unlockingsmart.co.uk.
- A site that talks about the latest news in the smartphone industry, for example upcoming new releases or potential future technology.
Of course, you can find a more unique idea of your own or combine some of these ideas to create your own flavour, but you should write about an area of the mobile phone world you are interested in and know a bit about.
Create good, regular content
All successful blogs only do well because they have good content, so make sure yours is well written, original, and is either informative, entertaining, or both. Every piece should add some value to the people who read it. You also need a schedule that involves updating your blog on at least a weekly basis, to keep building a good base of recent content and giving those who find you reasons to keep coming back!
Setting up a blog is easy – the hard part is making it good, so be clear about your niche and hold yourself to high standards when it comes to content, and you’ll soon be running a rewarding mobile phone blog of your own!