Celebrities and gossip are one of the most talked about and sought after types of content on the internet. Many people will start their first website or blog as a celebrity fan site, then potentially turn it into much more over time. A great example of this would be Perez Hilton, who ended up turning his passion for celebrity gossip into a blog, which then transformed into a multi-million dollar business.
So, now the question is… how can you start a celebrity fan site of your own?
Good news! That’s exactly what we are going to be covering in this article today. By the time you finish reading through this simple five-step formula, you will have everything you need to go live with your first celebrity gossip blog.
Let’s get started!
1.) Pick a Celebrity
Before going live with a celebrity fan site of your own, take some time to pick the celebrity you want to focus your efforts on. This is important for many different reasons. A good example of this would be Beyonce, Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift. They have millions upon millions of fans, but there is already so much content out there, it’s kinda overloaded already.
If you are interested in a celebrity that is less well-known or has a smaller following, you may find a lot more success with your blog, as it will be easier to reach that audience and rank it higher in the search results.
2.) Setup Your Blog
The next step in the process is to actually go live with your blog. This part is pretty easy, and you can follow BloggingTip’s simple guide to blogging, which walks you step-by-step through the process.
In addition to the step by step guide, here are a few guidelines you should follow before going live with your site.
- Depending on the celebrity, you may or may not want to use their name in the domain name. See if other fan sites are using celebrity names in their domain name. The answer to this is up in the air, as some celebrities are cautious about who can use their name in a domain name online.
- When setting up your domain name and hosting, don’t go nuts about choosing a premium hosting plan or the provider you should go with. Just pick a nice shared hosting plan. Anything under $10 a month is usually more than enough.
- If you are considering a different platform besides WordPress, think again. WordPress makes the whole process of blogging and content creation so easy — even for beginners.
With all of these factors covered right now, it should be a breeze for you to go live with your celebrity fan site.
3.) Start Adding Content
Once your site is live, then it’s time to start thinking about content that you can add to your site. When creating your content, always think about the “fans” and what they are looking for. This is usually gossip, images, news, and any movies/music/shows the celebrity might be taking part in.
During this process it will be important for you to rely on references and resources. I’ve listed three different celebrities below and where you can find their main websites and other reliable information on them
- Stephen Collins – Actor from 7th Heaven, also has a ton of information available his Stephen Collins IMDB page.
- Matisyahu – A musician and vocalist who has a cult following, and a Wikipedia page loaded with more information.
- Kim Zolciak – An actress on reality television, who has a site of her own, but also bios and pictures on BravoTV.
As you can see through the examples above, you don’t need to rely on just celebrity websites for information and news. Outside of their main sites, IMDB, TMZ, Wikipedia and television/media sites are great for such information. These resources will also be useful if you need to provide references for news or images.
Another quick tip for news breaking content on your celebrity, is to setup a Google Alerts using their name. With this tool you
4.) Grow a Following on Social Media
In addition to the sites mentioned above, social media is going to play a huge part in the content creation and research process. However, even more important than looking for the latest news and gossip around your celebrity, is growing a social following of your own.
Create a profile on each of the major social networks for your new celebrity fan site, and also use celebrity images (when allowed) on your profile pages. The goal here is to attract an audience of fans of also share the same love for your celebrity — thus getting them to visit your page and follow your social profiles.
When getting active on social media, be sure to use hashtags for your celebrity and other entertainment based keywords or phrases. If you can relate your content to any worldwide trending topics, that would also be great.
In short, use social media as a platform to grow your blog’s reach and as a way to share your content with your target audience.
5.) Gain Backlinks and Track Search Rankings
The last step in the process is to make sure you are tracking your blog’s activity, growth and how it’s ranking in the search results. Most of this can be done by creating an account through Google Webmaster Tools and adding Google Analytics to your site. As your site continues to grow in size (content) and gains and an audience, your site will start to rank higher in the search results.
Knowing which keywords your site is ranking for will allow you to improve your rankings by adding more content and backlinks to your site. With celebrity fan sites, it’s great to reach out to other celebrity blogs to see if you can get them to link back to your site. The more high-quality backlinks you gain to your site, the higher it will ultimately rank in the search results.
Start Your Celebrity Site Today!
Follow the simple 5-step formula below and you will have a fan site for your favorite celebrity live in no time!
How to Ride out Traffic Swings
Traffic swings occur for every single blogger who ever blogged.
Literally, nobody is immune from seeing traffic stats swing high, low, back, medium and all over, in between. How do you ride out these swings? Blog for the love of blogging and see traffic as an extra, a bonus, or some add on to your blogging campaign. Make the blogging work, the reward. See all else as extra, or a bonus, and you become totally chill in response to inevitable traffic swings. Way too many bloggers become obsessed with traffic stats. Even more make the foolish mistake of obsessing over traffic stats on a daily basis. Guys; this is nuts. How can you focus on daily traffic swings when you know all good, lasting things take time, energy and a willingness to have a vision? Relax. Slow down. Calm down. Trust in yourself. Trust in the blogging process. Good things take time and generous service.
Imagine if Jeff Bezos panicked over day to day traffic and sales numbers on founding Amazon over 2 decades ago? Imagine how doing so would have crippled his campaign? Everybody experiences swings – usually, wild swings – as a newbie entrepreneur and blogger because no growth is perfectly linear. Over time, with generous effort and a blanket trusting in the blogging process, you traffic increases month over month. But day to day analysis is a silly way to assess how you are doing. How in the heck can you honestly make a blanket assessment of your blog over a 24 hour period? It’s only 24 hours! We measure success in thousands and tens of thousands of hours…..not 24 hours. Come back down to earth. Get your head out of the clouds. Nothing of meaning, of lasting value, unfolds in 24 hours. Please be gentle with yourself and be even more gentle with your silly mind because the mind wants fast results but your heart knows; successful blogging is a long term gig.
Check Stats Infrequently
Do you have an absolute blast checking stats? If so, check stats monthly. Allow momentum to gain by generously helping people daily, over a monthly period. Observe your traffic stats to iron out any kinks and to not be swayed by the day to day fluctuations leveling most bloggers, creating a roller coaster wave of emotions in mind. I barely check metrics because if I love what I do, trust in the process and trust myself, the more generous service I put into blogging, the more blogging generously serves me. Simple equation here. Why in the heck would I assess my success based on 24 hour increments? Blogging success hinges on thousands of hours of generous service, not 24 hour blogs of work, right?
Pump your breaks guys. Get uber busy helping your readers by creating as much quality content as humanly possible. Be generous. Focus heavily on giving, not getting, to allow your daily stat checking obsession to dissolve just a wee bit. Blogging become uncomfortable here and there but does get easier and easier the more often you give freely of your time and talents. The challenge is not to panic when you resist checking stats for a few weeks as most folks go bonkers mad, ready to explode, once they try to detach from frequent stat checking.
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How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make Money Blogging?
But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.
Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.
Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.
Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.
Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
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