Hi! I’m Marko Saric.
I’m a digital marketer who grows brands and website traffic using content, search and social media marketing.
I’ve published content and built audiences online since creating a community around my favorite band Metallica when I was a teenager in the late 1990’s in Denmark.
HowToMakeMyBlog is my blog for anyone who runs their own site – or wants to.
I started this site all the way back in October 2008 and my goal was and still is to help you with this creative journey.
Whether you’re a freelancer, an entrepreneur or a passionate person who wants to use your skills to build an audience, you are in the right place.
More about Marko Saric
These days, the word “passion” is being overused when describing how someone feels about something – it has lost its meaning.
Now, meet Marko Saric – the exception to the rule. His passion for online media has bubbled for many years, starting back when he was a teenager based in Denmark.
He’s always been a music enthusiast and went one step further in his days as a metal head by creating an online site for Metallica, his favorite band.
Marko was just sixteen when his site became Denmark’s official Metallica fan club, which led to many musical adventures… and gave him a taste of online possibilities.
Realizing that combining his natural “online savvy” talent with a thorough knowledge of marketing would be beneficial, he successfully completed a BA degree in Marketing Management at Staffordshire University, UK.
While there, he had an idea for yet another project, and so he launched HowToMakeMyBlog to help passionate people start their blogs and succeed by sharing his tips and advice.
Since then, Marko has had a seven year experience with running blogging, content marketing and social media marketing activities for a large, publicly traded online gaming company in London, UK.
Marko has also had a three year, remote work experience wearing many hats as the head of strategy for marketing and product in a venture funded, B2B SaaS startup in the social media analytics industry.
You can learn more about Marko and his career experience on his LinkedIn profile.
What is How To Make My Blog?
It’s pretty simple to start a website today even without any prior experience but it’s very difficult to get discovered and build a business.
Most new ventures fail as people don’t know what to do, they don’t see results and give up.
There are no secrets, keys, and shortcuts to success. My intention is not to add to the swathes of bland advice guidance online.
You need to learn from other people’s mistakes and learn from your own mistakes.
This is what my blog is all about. It’s full of practical, action-oriented and easy-to-consume advice. Big content topics are boiled down to easy-to-use knowledge, tactics, and strategies that you can apply today.
I give you the practitioner’s view from the inside of the world of social media, content marketing, and blogging. I present you with all my best lessons learned and know-how.
All you need to make a blog and build it from the ground up.
Here are some of the interesting starting points for you:
- Take a look at the best blogging sites list of links that I have put together for you to explore and choose form.
- I have also detailed reviews and benchmark on some of the most popular platforms such as WordPress or Blogger.
- I have also a practical, step-by-step guide you can use on how to be a fashion blogger with lots of examples and tips.
- There’s also a very detailed list of everything you need to do in designing a blog.
- If you’re more into video, there’s also a very popular guide on how to start vlogging.
I hope that my site helps you find the motivation to chart your own course and see where your passion leads you.
Blogging has changed my life, given me opportunities and I urge others to start and give their dreams a chance to come alive too.
As seen on BBC and more
HowToMakeMyBlog was featured in Forbes, FHM Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Yahoo!, Social Media Examiner and several other high-profile websites.
HowToMakeMyBlog was also featured on BBC TV show Click as you can watch here.
Ethics and privacy
My content is all available for free. There are no banner ads and sponsored posts. I don’t try to sell you anything. I don’t even collect your email address.
Your privacy is important to me:
- I have reduced the number of external scripts and trackers to the minimum.
- There is no analytics tracking. No web fonts.
There are no empty promises, intrusive advertising, pushy, sleazy sales tactics to get people to buy secrets that would make them rich overnight. The web is full of these.
My blog is all about the pure content. And all of it is totally free.
I fully focus on providing the value to you.
How I monetize my blog
I’m not paid by any company or brand for any opinion, guide or article posted on this blog.
I’m not compensated based on page views so I don’t run any advertising nor do I allow anyone to run any code to track your internet presence.
I participate in affiliate programs designed to provide a means for blogs to earn commissions by linking to relevant, useful products.
Simply put, if you click on an affiliate link on my blog and buy something, I earn a commission, yet you don’t pay any extra and can even get a discount by using my link.
- I don’t accept advertising and guest posts.
- I don’t sell links.
- I cannot add your link to my posts either.
- Please don’t contact me about these as you will be ignored.
You need to fill in your name and email address when contacting me. I don’t use your details for any other purpose other than to reply back to your message.