Are you that guy or gal that all of your friends go to for relationship advice? Have you ever thought about sharing that relationship advice with the world? It could be a bit intimidating, when you think about it a lot, because you don’t want to come off as a know-it-all or “above” other people. So, how can you start a relationship advice blog that actually helps people?
How to get started with a relationship advice blog
Here’s an easy three step process to getting started with a relationship advice blog.
– Find the need, find your niche. What do you know the most about? Guys to girls, girls to guys, same-sex relationships? Find what you know the most about and make that your expertise, but also make people aware that you will approach anything and everything they may need help with. This will help you find your “niche” audience and make you more able to reach out to them (and in turn, have them reach out to you).
– Find your audience. Who are you reaching out to? Friends and family? Friends of friends? Anyone and everyone? Get yourself established on the ‘net as a relationship advice “expert” and see how many people check out your site on the first day.
– Sign up, set up, get started. Figure out what to name your blog, make your URL related to the name of your blog, and find the service that works best for your blogging needs. Then sign up, set up your blog, and get started. Don’t’ go live until you have a couple posts, your bio, and other simple things ready to go.
Tips for a relationship advice blogger
If you’re stuck on how to approach your blogs and/or your topics, here are some pointers that should help you stay on track.
– You don’t know it all, really, and you’re probably aware of that. Let your audience know that through telling your own relationship mistakes and mess-ups. Be transparent, and let people know that you are human and that yes, you too make mistakes and are not perfect.
– Start off with common questions, or questions from your friends. These sorts of questions will help you to find your “voice,” the one you’ll be using when you write your blog.
– Don’t be afraid to go after the “scary” topics, the ones that may be a bit controversial or, in some cases, racy (unless you’re uncomfortable with that from a personal standpoint).
– What are you passionate about in relationships? Write about that.
– Feel free to share relationship news that may be appealing to readers.
No matter how you’re going to approach your relationship advice blog, the best piece of advice I can give you is to just do it. It may seem intimidating at first, but once you get started, you will not regret the time and effort that you’ve put into your blogging endeavor. Seek the support of friends and family who will help you with content and hey, sometimes they may have advice you can share as well. No matter what approach you take, just do it!