Starting a successful healthcare blog has much involved, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it may sound.
If you find the right hosting company and a user-friendly CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress, you can be up and running the very same day.
However, odd as this might sound, that’s the easy part! Now comes what it takes to make it a success.
What you will read in this article:
Are You Looking to Monetize Your Blog?
That’s a silly question, isn’t it? Of course, you need money to keep rolling in to keep your blog up and running.
Most people would love to have the wherewithal to blog away day and night without bills to pay, but that is Utopia and we live in the real world.
What you can do is learn various options for monetizing your blog like joining affiliate marketing sites, Google Ads, and even asking for payment for guest posts once you have a high enough rank on Google.
Here is a good site to learn about monetizing your blog.
Always Give Your Readers Something of Value
Now then, onto the important stuff to help make your blog successful. You heard ‘rank’ mentioned above and that is your number one task in making your healthcare blog a success.
The key to doing that is giving your readers something of value, something they will click through to your site for and stick around long enough to actually read what you have to say.
For example, if you are talking about phlebotomy and are offering advice on what it takes to become a phlebotomist, direct your readers to a site that will show them how to get the training they need.
Choose a site like best-phlebotomytraining.com and you might even be able to earn a bit of income if readers do sign on with any of the programs you direct them to.
Learn to Optimize Your Blog to Rank Highly
Now let’s go back to the idea of ‘rank.’ This is how visitors find you in the first place.
Rank means that Google and other search engines crawl your website and like what they find.
Each crawler uses different algorithms, but as the #1 search engine, start by focusing on Google.
Learn what it is Google looks for, such as SEO (search engine optimized) keywords, responsive websites (because most people search from mobile devices), and informative content as detailed above.
Obviously, there’s more to their algorithms than that, but you at least get the idea!
Higher rank places you higher in the SERPs (search engine results pages) and your goal will be to earn that coveted spot within the first few listings on page 1.
It isn’t going to be easy, but it can be done if you work at it.
No one said that a successful blog could be built overnight.
The basic blog can be up and running but a successful blog is a well thought out endeavor that requires time, energy, information and yes, money.
This should get you started and good luck with your healthcare blog. The world needs the information you have to offer so go for it!