How to Become an Online Publisher
1. Write a lot of content for yourself first. When you’re just starting out as an online publisher, it might be difficult to find someone else’s audience that is interested in your stuff. It’s best to start off by creating content for yourself instead of trying to figure out how to reach other people right away. For example, if you’re writing about film, write reviews of movies that you’ve seen and think other people might like them too (and include tags about the actors or directors). Maybe try blogging about movies that you’ve always wanted to see but never got around to (like The Cell or Pan’s Labyrinth). If it sounds like I’m writing all this from experience…I am! I started blogging over two years ago, and until recently I didn’t have any readers except myself (my family doesn’t count). Now there are over 7,000 people reading this blog each week because I started with something small and worked my way up until it got better and better! That’s what happens when you create content for yourself first: eventually other people will want some!
2. Find another site with an existing community that appeals to your audience. You can then transfer your articles there so that more than one group of readers will be able to enjoy them. I want to start a magazine that focuses on movies, but I’m too busy to create the content myself. So I looked for other sites that already have a lot of readers who are interested in film. The best place I found was Moviepilot, which is what I’m using to host this blog.
3. Write about things that interest you and include relevant tags so other people can find them! Don’t just do something because you think it will be popular; do it because it’s something you’re passionate about! If you like writing about fashion then go for it – there are tons of fashion blogs out there already, but if your stuff is different then maybe someone else will like reading your posts too! It’s important to remember that not everyone has the same interests as you; try to expand your horizons and make sure all of your content appeals to a wide range of people (within reason). You might even want to try publishing on multiple sites at once if no one site seems like the perfect fit for what you have in mind – just remember that each site also has its own rules when it comes to publishing so keep an eye out for those when uploading new content!
4. Find people who are interested in buying online ads from their blog or website, and ask them how much they charge per word or page view. The more views and followers you have, the more you can ask for!
5. Create a website that is easy to navigate and search through so people can find your content. This might sound silly, but the easiest way to do this is by using a blogspot account (which has its own free website platform). It isn’t as customizable as other sites like Tumblr or Word Press, but it’s still easy enough to write on! You could also try posting information on your social media accounts instead of having a full-fledged website; this would probably be easier if you’re just starting out because it will keep things simple at first. Just make sure that you include tags and other relevant information about any posts that aren’t directly related to each other (this helps for SEO purposes).
6. Be prepared for people not to like everything that you publish; some things may not get as many views as others because they don’t appeal as much to certain types of readers! Don’t worry about making your site perfect right off the bat – it’ll take time before everything is in place. In fact, I recommend waiting until after at least three months have passed before getting started with any paid advertising campaigns so you have plenty of time to experiment with what works best. I have been online publishing for a few years now, and I still make a lot of mistakes, but I’m finally starting to get the hang of it.
7. Make sure that you’re finding new content for your website regularly so that people don’t forget about you.
I hope you’ve learned something new about online publishing! I know that I felt it was important to write about these things because there are so many people who have no idea how to do what you’ve just read. If you have any questions or want to share your own experience, please leave a comment below!