Most people start blogs because they want to write about something they love. Others just want to move away from the 9-5 lifestyle and do something more interesting.
Countless successful bloggers gave up their jobs and made blogging their full-time career, and are now making some decent money out of it!
Starting your TV show blog is a great opportunity to write about your favorite TV shows, and maybe even gain opportunities inside that area.
A TV show blog will allow you to reach out to a large online audience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to express your ideas on TV series you love and to show others your point of view.
This blog post will walk you through the steps of creating a successful and profitable TV show blog, so you can be able earn doing something you love.
#1. The purpose of Your TV Show Blog.
For your TV Show blog to be successful, you need a purpose for your blog. There are several ways you can position your blog.
TV Show Personalities Careers
Making negative or complimentary comments on TV Show directors/actors and their respective careers.
TV Shows Recommendations
Tell people about the famous and infamous TV shows that you think are worth following.
TV Shows Reviews
Your blog can review both ongoing TV Shows and past TV Shows too.
TV Shows Criticisms
Criticizing and appreciating TV shows based on your judgment.
#2. Choose a TV Show Niche
When choosing a TV Show niche, determining its size is important because as your blog grows you will need traffic to monetize your blog.
Choose a niche in which you can draw an audience and also be able to grow in the future. Specializing in a certain area increases your chances of being seen as an expert in that field.
Find a perfect balance for your TV show blog niche, where your blog is neither too broad nor too tight to leave you with little possibility for expansion.
Below are some niches you can choose from:
You can write anything about TV shows on your blog.
A TV show blog dedicated to directors
Writing about TV shows coming from a specific director of your choice.
Asian or international TV shows
You can specialize in American shows, African shows, Asian shows, or shows from all over the world.
Netflix shows review
You might also dedicate your blog to talking about Netflix show reviews.
#3. Choose a Blogging Platform
You will need a blogging platform before you begin blogging. You will need a web host provider to help you with that. There are several free and paid platforms to select from but I would not recommend free blogging platforms.
It might seem more convenient to start your TV Show blog without spending any money but there are several reasons why it’s not helpful to your blog.
- The site will not be completely under your control.
- A free blogging site has an amateurish look.
- The SEO effort you put in will benefit the blogging platform, not your website.
- Features in the free blogging platform are limited. This might limit your capacity to grow in the future and even the ability to monetize your blog.
- Breaking their terms of service in any way can get your site shut down without any warning.
#4. Choose a Name for your Blog
I would recommend you take time when choosing a name for your blog. Your blog name should be brief, distinct, catchy, and memorable. This will make it simple and convenient for your readers to return to your site by just typing the name on their browsers.
Pick a name you will like for a long time so you won’t have to change it again. After you start blogging you do not want to alter anything to do with your name because you might lose some audience.
#5. Choose a Theme
A theme is the first thing internet users will see when they visit your blog. The importance of aesthetics in your blog cannot be overstated.
You should pick a theme that will attract readers to your site and keep them engaged for as long as possible.
Pick up a theme that corresponds to your TV Show topic to make sure your blog stands out.
Designing a logo for your blog is very crucial. There are many platforms that can supply you with a free logo but if you want high-resolution logo files you will have to pay to have access to those files.
#7. Create Essential Pages for your Blog
You need to build all the necessary pages for your blog. These pages will help you create trust with your audience. so make sure the content is well-crafted.
These pages include the following information:
Privacy policies for your blog
The copyright page clarifies that your TV show blog content is entirely yours and that you do not want any of it used without your consent.
You can include information like your email address, phone number, Skype ID, and address on your contact page to give your readers more alternatives and make it easier for them to reach you.
About page is where you introduce yourself, explain why you established a TV show blog, and all that you would want your readers to know about your blog.
The readers on your blog want to get to know you, and they enjoy interesting tales, so use this page to interact with them and show them what kind of value to expect from your site. You can also include a photo of yourself in this section.
#8. Start Blogging
For your TV Show blog to grow, you must constantly produce new content. You need an audience for your blog to get monetized and even to succeed as a TV Show blogger.
To become a “pro” in the TV show review industry, you need to be determined and that means a lot of content. However, you need to publish high-quality content too.
You need to have a blog publishing schedule that allows you to be consistent and able to produce high-quality content that resonates with your audience.
#9. Market your TV Show Blog
Even if your content is interesting and relevant, people need to know about your blogs so that they can search for them on the internet. Marketing your blog is as important as publishing content constantly. For your new TV Show blog to grow you need to promote your content. There are several ways in which you can promote your blog:
Use Social Media
As a new blogger, you should always share every new blog post on your social media pages. Facebook and Instagram are one of the best social media platforms to promote your TV Show blog. They can be some of your top traffic sources if you invest time in them.
Collaborating with other similar-sized TV Show bloggers can help you grow as a beginner. You can guest post on their sites or have them appear in your videos or podcasts, and in doing that you benefit from each other and your audience gets to benefit too.
Choose Great Post Titles
Your blog post titles are almost as important as the content itself. This is because most of the time readers decide whether to click and read your content depending on your titles.
Make your title valuable or juicy enough to attract readers to your blog.
Engage With Your Audience
Engage with your audience to keep them interested in your TV Show blogs. If a reader disagrees with your assessment of the season finale or a specific episode, respond to their criticism. Not every comment must be responded to, although giving it a like can be a good gesture. However, try to respond to as many comments as possible.
Make use of SEO Strategy
Make sure you have a keyword strategy for every page on your website. SEO Strategy is one of the most straightforward methods for increasing website traffic.
For each blog post, you create, pick one keyword that you think internet users will use to find it. Use that keyword in the post’s title, the page’s headline, at least five times in the page’s content, in a prominent image on the page, and as part of the page link too.
Buy targeted Ads on Facebook, Google, or any other platform you would like to market your content on and target your potential audience.
#10. Monetize Your Blog
Once your website starts getting traffic you need to start thinking of how to monetize your blog and other ways to make money from your blog. Here are some of the best yet simplest ways for a TV Show blogger to earn money:
Affiliate marketing works by incorporating monitored affiliate links into your TV show blog’s content. Every time a person clicks through to a site you promote and makes a purchase, you get some commission.
The links will take readers to a brand’s website, and the money you’ll get is a thank-you for getting your readers there.
AdSense can assist you in placing advertisements on your website and earning money from them.
Offering sponsored content is one of the most effective methods to monetize your TV show blog. Sponsored Content is simply sponsored advertisements in the inform of articles or blog posts.
Patreon is an online platform where creators provide exclusive content to their readers in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. It’s a way to make money directly from your readers, by creating the kind of content they enjoy the most. So many bloggers use Patreon.
Best TV Show Bloggers You Might Learn From
Maureen Ryan has worked as a TV critic at Huffington Post and the Chicago Tribune. She has also worked as Chief TV critic for Variety.
Alan Sepinwall is Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic. He is the author of the books ‘The Revolution Was Televised’, ‘TV (THE BOOK),’ ‘Breaking Bad 101,’ and ‘The Sopranos Sessions.’
Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic. He came to NPR in 2013 from the Tampa Bay Times, where he served as a TV/Media Critic and in other roles for nearly 20 years.
Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz is a TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com. He is also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. Seitz’s writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic, and also on Sight and Sound.
Seitz has also written, narrated, edited, and produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com, and Vulture, among others.
Emily Todd VanDerWerff is an American critic, journalist, podcaster, and author. She primarily writes about television and has also written for Vox, The A.V. Club, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and also Slant.