In this article, I will walk you through an in-depth guide on how to become a tech blogger in south Sudan, requirements, the niches in technology and so much more.
Professional blogging is one of the best decisions you can ever make. However becoming one is not something easy as it requires one to have lots of skills, knowledge, and enough time.
Before you choose to go down the path of tech blogging, you should have in mind that a lot has changed about blogging over the past years. Blogging is neither a get-rich-quick scheme nor an easy way to make money online.
Thus, blogging remains one of the best avenues one can use to earn decent money online legally, and if you’re a committed and hardworking individual, you can earn thousands of dollars from your blog monthly.
If you’re looking at making money from blogging as your main job, you have to be determined and treat your blog like a professional business.
Steps to Take an Become a Tech Blog in South Sudan
You have selected technology as your blogging niche, but do you really know what it takes to become a professional tech blogger in South Sudan? Well, the short answer is to start a blog and create original content for it regularly.
1. Select a Tech Topic to Blog About
When starting a tech blog in South Sudan, you will be required to select a primary tech niche or topic for which all your blog articles will be centered, then select 3-4 secondary topics derived from the main niche. Some common niche types that will work best in South Sudan include;
- Beginners Guide to programming
- Technology News blogs
- Information Security blogs
- Tech How TO Blogs
- Mobile Specifications tech Blogs
- Information Security blogs
- Definitive Tech Guides
- Space Technology
- Mobile and PC hacks
- PC Game Reviews
- Mobile Repairs
- PC Troubleshooting
- Web Design Guides
- Artificial Intelligence
- Internet Tips and Tricks
- Trending Tech Gadgets
Some bloggers like me combine 3-5 tech niches in order to make the blog robust and more engaging. However, always stick to one core niche than mixing up unrelated niches. If your niche is tech, strictly stick to that. Don’t go about mixing with entertainment, fashion, news, or politics.
2. You Should Have Prior Knowledge On The Tech Topics
Anyone who wants to become a blogger should take note of this. You must have a very good understanding of the specific technology topics you plan to blog about. Am not saying that you have to be an expert to get started rather have existing knowledge in technology in general.
For example, if you’re a person who loves to download applications and software, you can start a tech blog about reviews.
Here you can review the applications and software you use and how they performed for you, direct people where they can download it, and the price if it’s a premium software /App.
3. Acquire Internet Marketing Skills
What I have learned from my blogging experience is that one can become a successful blogger in any given niche, you just need to have the right mindset and have several internet marketing skills.
Any blogger or person willing to join blogging must ensure that they have the following internet marketing skills from the start or professional level.
- Digital Marketing
- Original Content Writing
- Search Engine Optimization
However, you don’t need to be an expert in the above-mentioned skillsets. Several new bloggers become experts in these areas through learning and implementation. That way they are always capable of acquiring new skillsets.
You also need to present yourself in a unique way compared to other bloggers out there. Be unique and special. Thus to fulfill this, you need to put more emphasis on fixing your weaknesses, for example
- Practice writing if you’re a bad writer
- Take feedback from experts or trusted colleagues and friends
- Practice being more engaging if you’re a boring person.
4. Initial Capital to Buy Domain and Hosting
In this world, no matter what business you plan to establish, you can rule out the element of money. In order to start a professional tech blog, you will definitely require money to buy a domain and pay for Webhosting fees. I do not encourage anyone thinking of starting a very serious blog to run their blog on free hosted blogging platforms with free domain extensions such as .wordpress.com or .blogspot.com
Purchasing a Domain Name
If you’re looking for credibility and professionalism, you should be willing to invest in buying a custom domain and a Webhosting server. You can find domain names for as low as $12 on Godaddy. However, l do recommend registering your .com domain with A2 Hosting which goes for as low as $7.99.
Choosing a simple and brandable domain name is very important. A domain name can neither be changed nor edited once it’s bought, so select wisely.
Here are some characteristics of a good domain name.
- Easy to spell
- Must be easy to recall or memorize
- Should have a .com extension
- Must be descriptive(easy to tell what the blog is about by just looking at the name)
- Doesn’t include hyphens or numbers
- Must be brandable (like Mashable, TechCrunch, dignited etc.)
Purchasing Web Hosting
Typically Webhosting will cost you about $65 a year if you buy from a reputable web hosting company. I personally host all my websites at momentumhosting.cloud. It offers reliable 24/7 by phone and live chat.
So if you’re planning to start a blog, I wouldn’t encourage you to buy hosting and domain separately.
5. Setup Your Blog
After you purchase a domain and web hosting, you will need to design and set up your entire blog. There are hundreds of free WordPress themes that you can install on your server and start posting. But depending on your budget, you can opt for a premium theme from Themeforest.
Premium themes enable your blog to appear more professional as they are designed by highly professional developers. They usually come along with full support and free updates as compared to the free themes. Themes at themeforest.net cost between $15-$70.
Setting up a blog doesn’t require one to have so much expertise, but if you can’t do it on your own, I will help you set up your blog for free.
6. Solid Internet Connectivity
To efficiently run your tech blog, you will need to have a solid internet connection. You will need the internet for research, checking plagiarism, and uploading your content on the blog. In South Sudan where the internet is unreliable, I recommend that you have two internet connections, just in case one fails, you can easily switch to the other.
A backup internet connection is a wiser idea. I personally use MTN South Sudan and Zain South Sudan.
Becoming a tech blogger in South Sudan is as easy as that however becoming a successful blogger is another story. It took me about two years to start earning money from my blogs. Success in blogging doesn’t happen overnight. It requires one to be passionate about their niche, work hard, have faith, and be consistent.
Having a passion for technology is one of the elements to becoming a successful tech blogger. Technology has to be something you’re very much familiar with. Many bloggers make mistakes of going for blog topics they have no clue about and yet believe they will make money out of them.
You will need to have an interest in the topic or niche your blog focuses on. If you start a tech blog but have no passion for technology, trust me your blog won’t live to see its first anniversary. You will end up losing interest and the zeal to constantly update it with new content.
To become a tech blogger, you need to have a strong desire to create or write original content. Even if you have never written a blog post before, you can learn how to do it. There are thousands of free resources online that can help you improve your blogging skills. If you’re convinced by this article, endeavor to leave a comment or at least share it to reach more people. Thanks.