Fashion is one of the fastest growing industries, and now is the best time to get a piece of the action. For many fashion practitioners, it is no easy task to make it to the big leagues, unless you have deep pockets, or you know your way around the internet.
For any fashion professional or enthusiast, the easiest way to get a head start is to find avenues where they can share their ideas and give opinions on fashion topic. One of the best avenues is blogging. If you are looking to start your journey in the fashion scene, here is a short guide on how to go about starting a fashion blog.
How to start a fashion blog
Know your niche
Before you begin with blogging, you first have to understand your niche, meaning that you will have to visit fashion sites, events, and even classes, so as to know what is current. Fashion focuses a lot on the latest, hence the need for you to find reliable news and information sources.
Do some studying about the fashion niche, and find out which topics are the most popular. Then read as much as possible to get content for your upcoming blog.
After you know your way around the fashion scene, the next logical step is to understand blogging. Learn the various ways to write articles, and what blogging is all about. Learn some basic skills such as Word processing, document formatting, and image editing; just to name a few. These skills will go a long way in ensuring that your blog will be successful.
When you get to understand blogging, you will come across the term hosting. Deep down, a blog is a website, and a website requires a server and a domain name for it to be accessed. This is usually packaged as web hosting.
If you have no money, you might want to start out with a free blogging platform, then advance. Beware that these free blogging platforms are limited in functionality.
Install a blogging platform
There are various blogging platforms to choose from; a simple Google search will get you a comprehensive list. The most popular one is WordPress, which comes as a free or self-hosted platform. Our advice is to go with WordPress.
For you to make money from your blog, you have to get massive traffic to your blog. The best way to do this is by appearing on the top search engine search results. This is achieved through SEO (Search engine optimization). Take some time to learn SEO.