So You Want to be an Online Comedian?

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Do you think that you have been blessed with the gift of comedy? If you’re not quite feeling up to getting up on stage and putting on a stand-up show, there’s another world of comedy which you can easily delve into – the online comedy category. Every day, more and more people are using the internet as a method of finding some good laughs – whether it be funny videos, celebrity memes, or parody news blogs. With internet comedy growing, there’s never been a better time to start your own comedy blog which could easily turn into a work-from-home business idea doing what you love best. If you’re itching to get started, we’re here to show you how.

 

Get Noticed

As a comedy blogger, you’re going to be up against some pretty tough competition. This will mean that in order for your blog to get noticed, you’re going to have to do some digging around for the funniest things on the internet and also be prepared to come up with your own hilarious topics for blog posts and more. This could be videos that you’ve made, memes that you’ve created using free photographs that you’ve found online, or funny stories that you’re sure will make everybody who reads them laugh out loud. You can also gain more popularity by submitting posts on other sites such as theCHIVE that accepts posts from users.

Getting Started

Once you’ve decided the topics that you’re going to blog about and explored the world of internet comedy to see where you fit in, it’s time to get started. Thankfully, you don’t have to know the last thing about coding or web design these days to create a successful comedy blog – all you have to do is set up an account on a hosting platform such as WordPress or Blogger and thanks to their easy-to-use blog customization tools, you can be ready to go in no time. Once you’ve set up, it’s time to think about what your first blog post is going to be. You can make it about yourself, or even use a popular comedy topic such as celebrities or animals – cat videos always seem to go down well.

Advertising Your Blog

If you’re planning on using your blog to make an extra income, you’ll need to make sure that it’s well advertised. One of the best ways in which to do this is to use social media, where you can post your updates, photographs and videos along with links which will hopefully entice more users to your blog to read more. The trick to this is to leave a little bit of information out on your social media posts – hopefully, you’ll have your viewers laughing so much that they’ll have no choice but to clink the link and discover more. Use all the main social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are great starts, but don’t forget the others such as Reddit and even Snapchat which are becoming more and more popular.

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