Around 13% of bloggers make more than $1,000 per month, according to Life Hacker. Many bloggers who have been in the business for some time even report six-figure monthly earnings, so there’s plenty of cash to be made out of your corner of the internet. But when it comes to expanding your blogging business, it’s crucial that you protect it as this will ensure that it remains a respected blog that continues to generate you cash for years to come.
Back up your blog
An estimated 30,000 websites are hacked every single day. If your blog is hacked, malicious malware may be injected onto your blog, the data in your files changed, and spam may be placed onto your pages. All of this can cause your Google ranking to drop which means you’ll get fewer page hits. Plus, any visitors you do get will be put off by the dodgy-looking content. Keeping your plugins up to date and setting up a secure login can help to deter hackers, but you should also back up your blog regularly so that if hackers do take over your site, you can quickly restore everything back to how it was.
Safeguard your employees
Research shows that websites that publish 16 or more blog posts per month receive up to 4.5 times more traffic than websites that don’t. However, producing and marketing 16 plus posts per month is a very time-consuming job, so many bloggers will employ other people to help run their businesses for them. This may include getting them to create content or to attend marketing events. When you get to this stage in your blogging business, you’ll need to safeguard your employees and your business by having certain insurance in place, including workmans comp insurance. This type of insurance will financially protect you in the event of an accident and ensure that you can carry on running your blogging business to its full potential.
Copyright your content
Producing great blog content time and time again takes a significant amount of time and work. A study from Orbit Media Studies found that it takes an average of 3 hours 16 minutes to write a 1,000 word blog post. When you’ve invested this much time in your content, it’s important that you protect it. The first thing you should do is place a copyright content notice on your posts which include the current year, the content owner, and the phrase “All rights reserved.” You might also want to consider registering with the U.S. Copyright Office so that you can sue for damages if someone does steal your work.
And if your content is used without your permission, there are actions you can take, including legal actions.
Copyright violation is a serious problem. Protect yourself and your content!
As your blog continues to grow and make waves in the blogging world, you must take action to protect it at all costs. This means you’ll need to spend some time putting things into place that will ensure that your blog continues to run and make cash no matter what happens.