It doesn’t matter whether you are considering starting a blog to make big bucks, or just a hobby. You’re going to want to spend a good amount of time on making sure your content it up to scratch, and of interest to your target audience. Today, I’m sharing some tips for starting a gaming blog. Before you start producing written content for your website, there are things to consider. What do you actually find interesting when it comes to gaming? Is it super long, in depth posts? Or is it a mix of audio and visual content?
Starting a gaming blog
When you first launch your blog, you might find yourself checking Google analytics, constantly. You’ll no doubt be hoping for a big spike in traffic and some serious cash in your Adsense account. However, chances are that isn’t going to happen for a while. If you produce high-quality, informative content, then it won’t be hard to achieve within a few months.
Let’s talk about the ins and out of starting up.
Ask yourself why you’re considering starting a gaming blog or youtube channel? If it’s because you think you have what it takes to be the next PewDiePie or DanTDM (or TheTechieGuy), then you’re not alone. However, your main reason should be that you have an overwhelming love for gaming. It doesn’t hurt to have a great voice and something to contribute to the gaming network. (Of course, the perks ain’t bad when they start rolling in, either). If you’re wondering what will the future of gaming look like, there’s plenty of you tubers out there discussing it already.
What is your goal?
Most bloggers and YouTubers didn’t really have a purpose when starting out. However, those days are long gone – if you want to earn revenue. It’s a more corporate environment now, and a job for many – (including me). Firstly, can you commit to uploading content as often as possible? Secondly, will you be willing to put in the research to get it right? There’s no room for people with no relevant opinions.
Are you techy enough?
Most gamers have a love of technology, alongside gaming. This isn’t a prerequisite, though You can launch your website with ease using WordPress or Wix. There are plenty of youtube walkthroughs to help you get started on there as well. Chances are, you’re going to want to record your gameplay, so that you can show people what you are talking about. How you do this will depend on the machine you’re playing on. There are ways to record the screen on a Mac and on a PC. Also on your mobile, if that is your niche.
Speaking of niche…
It’s worthwhile having a niche which will bring people back time and again. This is how you become an authority in the gaming community. Your branding and domain should all point to what it is you do, making you easy to find. Be creative. Put your own personality into your writing, and your editing. Play to your strengths. If you’re a whizz on the Xbox, run with that.
Before you start, check out a typical style of review from a couple of gaming sites. These are some of my favourites…
Keep up to date with new releases… Find out when they will be in stores, and join some affiliate schemes so that you can earn extra cash. Don’t try to buy everything though. You need to see a return on investments before you sink too much money into this venture. You can always make multiple videos and posts based on one game. Do a play by play walkthrough of difficult levels, as well as a review.
Finally, be committed, be consistent and enjoy what you’re doing. If you enjoyed this post, why not check out my geeky section!