Planning to launch your blog? As someone who’s launched multiple blogs over the last 8 years of my blogging career, I can say with confidence that launching a blog isn’t easy.
There must be so many things going on in your mind right now. So many decisions to make. So much work to do.
You must be thinking:
Where should I start? What should I do first? Am I missing something?
Well, to ease things a bit for you, I’ve created an ultimate blog launch checklist that you can follow to make sure your blog launch happens exactly the way you wanted it.
I’ve listed down all the possible steps (big or small) that you will have to take in order to launch your blog. With minimal details for each step, you’ll be in the right direction and will be confidently able to launch your blog to the world.
Let’s get started.
The Ultimate Blog Launch Checklist
I’ve divided this blog launch checklist into 7 sections that cover the different stages of launching a blog. From ideation to implementation, the checklist consists of over 40 steps. I’ve also added helpful resources in various steps in case you need more information or help regarding something.
Phase 1: The Research
The Research phase consists of tasks that will help you brainstorm and ideate topics and ideas for your blog along with other details such as identifying your target audience, your demographics, etc.
Phase 2: The Setup
You’ve done all the research work and finally, know what your blog is going to be about. Now, it’s time to work on setting up the blog and getting things running.
Phase 3: The Design
After going through the initial setup, it’s time to beautify things and spend some time on the design aspects of your blog. While many new bloggers skip this altogether, I feel it’s important to ensure that your blog looks well put together and leaves a good impression on your visitors.
Phase 4: The Content
You’re almost halfway there and it’s time to focus on the most important part of your blog: the content. This phase includes creating content for your blog.
Phase 5: The Pre-Marketing Setup
Your blog is almost ready for launch! Now, it’s time to generate some hype and prepare for the launch. This phase is very important as it can dictate how well your blog launch happens.
Phase 6: The Testing
Don’t go ahead and launch your blog right away! Spend some time testing everything out to ensure there are no errors. The last thing you would want on launch day is someone pointing out an embarrassing mistake on your blog (Happened to me once. It’s quite embarrassing!).
Phase 7: The Launch
So, you’ve followed all the above steps and now it’s time to hit the launch button! Here are the final steps to successfully launch your blog to the world:
So, you’ve launched your blog now. What’s next?
Launching your blog is only the first step of running a successful blog. The real work starts now.
After launching your blog, you’ll have to consistently publish content, stay active on social media, and keep promoting your blog. It’s easier said than done. But if you’re passionate and committed enough, you can make your blog successful.
I hope you liked this blog launch checklist. If you have any questions or think I missed something, let me know in the comments below.
Lastly, please do consider downloading a short PDF version of this checklist so that you can refer to it any time while you work on your blog’s launch.