LuckHave you ever thought about starting a pet blog? Or Even maybe an animal blogs?
Have you seen pet stars take Instagram and blogging by storm and thought…. why not my pet? They’re just as if not more adorable than some of those pets?
Well, why not?? Writing about pets or animals is a great way to share your knowledge and your passion for animals.
So let’s talk about some of the most common questions that are asked when you want to start a pet blog or an animal blog.
Top 5 FAQs: How to Start a Pet Blog!
How do I start a blog?
This is easily the most common question that is asked when someone wants to write about their animals. There are a lot of different ways in which you can “start” but the best thing you can do is JUST START. I also have a free guide on how to set up your pet blog in 7 days. If you are someone that needs direction, that may be perfect for you! At the end of the day what you need to do is get started. Create an account on the hosting of your choosing, chose a website, a domain name and then…start writing! If you feel inspired to start a blog, then all you need to do is START! All you have to do to start is create that account! Go! Do it! We’ll wait…
What platform should I use?
Alright, all the hype of getting started is gone. The next question that I typically get asked is after I decide on hosting, what blogging platform is actually best? There are a lot of platforms that you can choose from: WordPress, Squarespace, GoDaddy, Nix, and more.
Personally, I love WordPress. It pairs nicely with hosting, offers you protection on your blog, and comes with the offer of plug-ins. And plugins are like little apps for your website that make your life SO much easier so you don’t have to learn to code.
What should I write about?
Well hopefully, if you have been inspired to write a blog, then you have an idea in mind that you want to talk about. If you are having a hard time figuring out exactly ONE topic that you want to dive into, I recommend you do my 10 day challenge. (It’s free, don’t you worry). But in that challenge, one of that areas that we tackle is what you write about (and I’ll spoil a small part of the first day). I take each of those intimidating factors and break it down into easy to consume pieces. If you already know what to write about, then my biggest advice is to just get writing. Your first post will not be absolutely amazing right out of the gate. AND THAT’S OK!. You’ll be amazed at how much inspiration you find out in the world!
How do I promote my new blog?
So you have either set up your blog, or completed the challenge, or you know enough what you are wanting to do to get started. But how do you get people to see it. Luckily, the great news is that there are a number of ways that you can promote your blog. What works best is really going to end up being personal choice and what works best for your blog. You can focus on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Search Engines. I know some bloggers recommend reading other people’s blogs and posting thoughtful comments. Others recommend guest posting, and while that has worked for some people, unless you just really love writing, I would focus on some on the options above.
What are some resources for learning about SEO/social media/widgets/etc.?
If you are just starting out, figuring out how to promote yourself online can seem extremely intimidating. My biggest recommendation is to take one way of promoting and learn everything you can about how to be successful in it. For example, let’s say you are really interested in Twitter, or TikTok. Start to research how to get followers and interactions with users on one or both of those platforms. I know there are a lot of courses out there when it comes to different social media tactics.
But, want to know a really cool tip? If you’re tight on cash and only want to pay for 1-2 courses? Pay for courses that talk about setting UP your blog. Then start to learn what you can either from the internet, or check out the library and see what FREE books someone has written potential about the area you want to research. (In all fairness, there most likely are not books in librarys about TikTok. That will have to be researched online, but that’s not to say there isn’t additional information in those walls).
A Final Note:
If you are like me, chances are you read the sections that you felt related to you the most and skimmed the rest. So for those individuals, what I want to do is do a quick summary of the 5 tasks to start a pet blog or an animal blog.
- To start a blog, simply START!
- If you need more direction, starting with hosting, a platform, and a domain name
- If you can’t decide what you want to write about, focus on that first. Whether it be doing a challenge, or just challenging yourself.
- When it comes to promoting your blog, start with one avenue. Learn what you can about that and then start to expand from there. Don’t try and boil the ocean.
- Utilize as many free resources as you can. There is a lot of good information out there. No need to waste your money on things you can get for free. Instead, use that money to actually help you learn things that AREN’T discussed for free.
Now that you’ve gotten this far, if you’re stumped on what to do next, I will do one final plug to join my 10 day challenge.If you are truly wanting to know how to start a pet blog, this is the challenge for you. I created this challenge because I am very goal-oriented. And if someone gave me tasks to do everyday to get my blog ready to succeed, that’s what I wish I had. So I made it for you!
And be on the lookout for more pet blogging and animal blogging posts. Because you are uniquely you. And the world wants to hear about it.