Starting a website or blog is one of the easiest things you can do on the internet today. Thanks to the power of massive technology advancements and web hosting companies, there is no longer a learning curve for going live with your first site. At the same time, there is also no need for anyone to learn how to write code, know HTML, program or even be a graphic designer. This is also thanks to the power of WordPress, which is a free software that acts as a content management solution for your website. In short, if you know how to use a program like Microsoft Word or even just email, you should have no problems with creating a website of your own.

However, just because something is easy, it doesn't mean it's going provide massive results of traffic, wealth, and fame for everything. With over a billion active sites on the internet, it's all about knowing what type of website, content, and promotion to implement into your site. That is exactly what I'm going to be helping you with today in this simple 3-step formula.

1 - Going Live with Your Site

Before going live with your site, you are going to need to perform the necessary research to know what it is you are going to be writing about. To compete against so many other sites on the internet, you are going to want to niche down as much as possible. For example, pick an individual sports player, versus going after an individual sport or professional name. To more niche you are, the better chances you will have to reach and grow your audience over time.

Once you've found your niche topic, it's time to register a domain name and create your hosting account. Web hosting is a requirement for every website on the internet today, as it's where your site information is stored and how other people will view it on their computers. The great thing about all of this is that you really don't need to know anything about the tech specs or how it all works. Instead, you can simply select from any of the low cost web hosting providers out there and install WordPress with the click of a button and start posting new content to your site.

2 - Creating the Best Content Possible

With your site now live, it's all about creating great content for your audience and making sure you are offering value in the process. In the previous step we talked about the importance of making sure your site content is as niche as possible, this should be true with all of your content. Stick with the basics and create the most detailed content possible, as this will help your site rank higher in the search results. At the same time, it's better to create much longer content (around 2,000+ words) versus going live with a new 500-word article every day. Even a site with just 10 articles can perform extremely will in the search results if it has the right SEO and content promotion behind it.

3 - Promoting Your Site and Content to the Masses

Creating a website and posting content to your site is the easy part, the actual promotion of your content and building an audience for your blog is where the hard work comes in. As continually mentioned, with over a billion sites on the internet already, the last thing we all need is more content. What we need is 'better content'. With that in mind and always being a focus of your content creation, the process of promoting it and getting other sites to reference and share it should be much easier.

When it comes to promoting your site content, a few methods that still work today at reaching out to other sites to see if they would like to include it as a resource, sharing all content on social media, creating infographics for your site that others will share, adding social share buttons to your site for each user-sharing, running expert round up posts of other authorities within your space and also focusing on the basics of SEO and how to rank in Google. As you can see, there are many components of ranking content and growing traffic to your site, so to implement each of them into your site marketing efforts and see which work best for you.

Blogging is something that has gained a lot of attention over the years, as it now gives anyone their own platform and voice on the internet. At the same time, blogging can use a massive marketing and branding tool for businesses, while also making a lot of money for those who put in the time and effort as well. Don't let the world of blogging pass you by, create something amazing in 2017!

Author's Bio: 

Zac Johnson is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the world of online marketing and branding. Follow his blog to see what he's currently working on and how to find more success online.