As an entrepreneur and online business owner, I am sure, you would like to have a blog for yourself. Creating blogs are fun and now you can build your website with affordable cost!
There are few fundamentals to keep in mind while designing a blog, more specifically if you want the blog to make money for you. I have listed below 6 top elements of money-making blog, which one should consider while designing a blog. Please send me your feedback on this, I would really love to reflect on your viewpoints too.
1. Attractive logo and header
A logo and a header are the first impressions for the person visiting your blog. So, take time, do your researches in choosing a flawless logo. Make sure that your tagline appropriately describes the subject to follow. The components following the header should have a natural flow to the subject and it matches with the audience expectations.
2. Capturing reader’s attention
This is the next vital task you will need to focus on. After creating an impressive first-hand experience, you need to reassure that your readers come back to your page and be connected. This is how you now start making money, the increase in your advertisement views or people buying your products.
3. A great navigation
Navigation is the experience a person goes through with your blog. You have to make sure that your navigation is easy, simple yet a very powerful one. There are advertisers who pay you based on the time a person is hooked on your blog for as long as possible, well, this is called, ‘page impressions’. A simple navigation will ensure that your readers stick to your blog as they will find the content they are searching for very easily.
4. Designing the landing page
This is the place where the real action or one of important purposes of your blog is. An appropriate landing page is required for either selling things on your blog or for capturing some information. Landing pages must be well designed, that are quite different than the customary blog pages. Your landing page should encourage the readers to take action; so make sure, they are powerful, attractive, captivating yet easy to fill forms.
5. Designing your action buttons
Your blog makes money when the readers act on something on the blog, it could be, viewing on some advertisement, clicking on some links, buying a product etc. So, for vital actions like these, there has to be attractive buttons that are easily visible and prompt readers to click them! Words like ‘Buy now’, ‘Call now’, ‘Sign up today’ should not be written in simple text, but be made into buttons – a killer call-to-action button. Meaning seeing the buttons your users should be excited to click it!
6. Professionalism in the design
Your blog should look 100% professional even you only have low budget for website! Having an exciting logo, the best tagline, great landing page, killer call-to-action buttons are all important aspects, but having a non-professional and unclear blog will let you down. You’ll lose your customers. Research shows that customers are unwilling to surf the blog that looks cluttered and clumpy.
Hence, invest some time, to design a quality blog; your blog is a reflection of yourself and you hold your credibility in the community!!