How To Make Money With Blogging
Blogging is an aspect of Digital Marketing.
It is one of the best, reliable & long term Money making techniques.
If you get it right, work hard & establish your blog then it can literally turn into a money-making machine.
But before we get into this let me be clear-
Blogging needs work & time, If you are looking to make money instantly then this post isn’t for you.
Blogging takes time & work but on the bright side, if you invest your time effectively in blogging results are 100% guaranteed.
So wanna know
How To Create a Money Making Blog
Before we dig deep let’s get basics right
What is a blog?
Here is a definition by Wikipedia
A blog (a truncation of “weblog“) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.Wikipedia
In simple words – Blog is a textual content that contains information that is published on the World Wide Web.
For example -When was the last time you searched for something online? I’m sure you might be using Google or any other Search engines on regular bases.
Today the Internet has become our go-to library for any of our queries.
And every time you search something online almost 70-80% of the content displayed as results are blog posts.
Initially, there used to be the blogs mainly handled by Individuals but with time Blogging has evolved too.
Now there are Multi-Author Blogs (MAB)
Well, there are different types of blogs like Simple blogs, MAB, Audio blogs (Podcasts), Video blogs(Vlogs), Microniche & so on.
But for today we are discussing the usual blog used to share valuable content & I will show you how to create & monetize it
Before you think “Blogging isn’t for me” let me make this clear
Anyone can start blogging
It is worldwide, there is No age limit, No technical skills are required & you can literally start it for Free(WordPress, Blogger or Wix)
So what are you waiting for
How To Create A Blog From Scratch
Starting your blog is an exciting journey & a journey worth this should always begin with right foot…Here I mean the Right mindset & right technique.
As far as the right mindset is concerned, you need to have a clear idea about how much work you have to do & how you wanna do it.
Expectations & goals need to be in check & most importantly you need to have “Patience”
Blogging isn’t a day or week work.
You can’t just start a blog & expect to be a successful blogger…It needs TIME
To get a clear idea about what I’m talking please check the link below.
A blog can be started by anyone & from anywhere. The only thing that you require to get started is an Internet connection & PC/Laptop & NO it can’t be done on the phone.
You can start a blog on any topic & in any language… In fact, regional language blogs are getting an edge …
So let’s begin
How To Start A Blog
- First, you need to select a niche
The topic or genre of your blog is called a niche. It is very important to select a niche before going further … Because every next step depends upon your niche
There are many niches like – Health/Fitness, Education, Finance, etc
Make sure you select a niche that you are passionate about & have quite a knowledge about it…
You can practically start a blog on any niche whether it is cooking, DIY, Ayurveda, yoga, fashion, anything but the important point is you need to know about the niche & provide real value through your blog only then you can succeed as a Blogger
- Choose a Domain Name
Domain Names are very important for your blogs because they are your identity online, your online address so be careful while choosing them
Stay away from free domains like .xz,.tn or something
Always go for the paid domains like .com, .org,.in, etc
If you are targeting a particular country go for domains like .in, .uk, etc
or else .com is the best extension for your domain
There are certain things that you need to remember while selecting a domain
Make sure that your domain name goes well with your niche (really important)
Also, keep in mind that your domain should be of maximum 12-16 characters ONLY
Keep it super Simple
It should be easy to remember & spell. because if your audience gets it wrong all your traffic will go to somebody else
There are 4-5 ways with which you can come up with a perfect domain name If you want me to do a post on it. Let me know
To purchase your domain name
Go to Godaddy or Namecheap
- Buy Hosting
Once you have your domain, the next step is to get hosting for your domain
Just go to Bluehost & purchase the hosting
It is one of the best & affordable hostings that I personally use & recommend.
The plans are quite affordable, in fact, they provide you a free domain too so with Bluehost you can get a domain & the hosting together for a really cheap price.
But there are many other hostings too…if you want to check it .
Also if you are really tight on budget then Check out this web hosting –Vapourhost… It is super cheap – if you are really tight on budget then this might be a good option for you.
- Connect your Domain & Hosting
Connecting your domain & hosting is a pretty easy but really important step.
Once you purchase the hosting you’ll be given DNS address (Kinda IP address) you need to copy the DNS address given by your hosting & paste it in the DNS section of your Domain (Go to DNS Manager present in your Domain provider account)
” I’m really sorry that I couldn’t get in deep & clear with these steps because If I go in deep the post will be super long, just let me know if you are stuck somewhere I’ll help you out or if you want a detail blog post on all these individual steps...let me know“
- Install WordPress
To create a blog you need a platform & that platform is WordPress
There are many others like Blogspot, Wix, etc but my favorite is WordPress
Also if you are using Blogspot then you don’t need hosting..will get to it in later part of this post
For now, let’s concentrate on WordPress Installation.
once you purchase the hosting, you’ll get access to your account C-Panel
Almost every hosting company provides you with one click Installation
Just log-in into your C-Panel go to >> App Installer >> Select WordPress> Provide basic details like Blog Name, Admin name & Password & then Installation begins.
And Installation process will begin
- Setup (Basic Plugins & web Master Tools )
Once WordPress is installed you need to set up your blog.
After Installation your blog is ready with by default pages & themes but you got to make the changes according to your requirement.
First, select a theme that goes with your niche. There are both paid as well as free themes are available.
Then you need to set up webmaster tools like Search Console, Sitemaps & Google Analytics
As I already said I’m not going into the full process because of length constraint but it is a simple process & step by step instructions are provided but if you need detailed post do let me know.
Also, there are some basic plugins like W3 Cache, GAWD, Yoast SEO, etc
Read this post to know more about Basic & essential Plugins for your WordPress Blog
- Create Your First Blog Post
The first post is always very important & everyone wants it to be perfect but I request please don’t stress too much & procrastinate it to get the best piece out there
Because I have seen many people who even after installing WordPress they keep delaying posting their first post because it isn’t perfect…I’m not saying just publish any crap for sake of it but at the same time, you don’t have to stress too much to put your piece out there.
Honestly, it is your first post, hardly anyone is going to read it
The most important thing here is to get started
Just post a decent post & start working on your blog
I can bet with every post your writing, your blog structure everything is going to get better…just start already
- Sharing Your Blog post & Creating Web Presence
Once you publish your blog post, the next important thing is to get the word out.
There are thousands or more blogs getting created every single day. So, it is very important to share your content so that it can reach more people
As soon as you publish your blog post
First, submit it to Search Console so it gets crawled & get indexed.
Then create Social Media pages for your blog on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest
Don’t go overboard & randomly start sharing your blog post on every social media platform. It is just a waste of time & hard work.
Find where your target audience is & where you can easily connect with them & then start sharing your content.
You can share your blog with your friends & family. just get the word out & then start posting valuable content consistently
Then see your blog turning into a money-making machine
Above given procedure is a
Blueprint To Create a Successful Blog
But I know it requires a bit of investment…even though the investment is quite low with domain & hosting it can’t be more than 5k. but still, if you can’t invest that much I’m sharing with you 2 techniques to create a blog with minimum investment.
Tips To Start A Blog With Minimum Investment
You can start a blog with minimum investment by using either of these two techniques
Which is either you go for a free domain or a Free hosting. by free domain, I’m not talking about .xy, .xz,.tn or any other extension domains
NO! stay away from those domains… I’m talking about regular domains .in, .com, .org & such domains which you can get for free by this technique.
And by Free hosting, I’m not talking about like 000webhost or any such companies that provide free hosting.
Please don’t use them as they are not reliable & more importantly they are blocked on many social media platforms.
In 2017 I started a blog with one such domain & I regret it till today…So much valuable content but can’t be shared.
So, Go with my techniques & you can start a reliable good blog with minimum investment.
The first technique is to acquire a free domain
There are many Web Hosting companies that provide free domains
As you can see with this Web Hosting, you can get your desired domain for free for 1 year along with SSL Certificate
That means by paying for Hosting you’ll get both Domain & Web Hosting
Click Here to get this Web Hosting
Second Technique To start your Blog with minimum investment is
Get Free Hosting For Your Blog
After that rather than going for a web hosting, Host your site on Blogger.
But rather than getting a blog address with .blogspot.com extension add your custom domain address there.
By doing this you can host your blog on blogger for free & as it of google .your blog will have an SSL certificate by default.
But this second technique is only If you are really tight on a budget because honestly, I’m not a big fan of blogger.com
Don’t get me wrong it is a great platform to get started & try things out. It is just I’m very much comfortable with WordPress
But I have many friends who are doing great on blogger & I will be getting some tips on that to share with you all.
You can also host your domain on WordPress.com but the problem is, it won’t allow you to run ads for free. If you want to do affiliate marketing then this is a great choice.
I hope this helps you out…I know I haven’t gone in detail for some steps, trust me I want to, But the post is already so long
don’t want to bore you guys
Just get in contact if you are stuck somewhere, will be happy to help
Best Books To Learn Blogging -[Must Read For Beginners]
If you already know how blogging works & how you got to work with it.
If you have already made your first $100 from blogging then these books aren’t for you
These books are completely focused on beginners…Everything you need to know about blogging & how to turn it into a full-fledged career is shown in these books.
Perfect for anyone who is new to blogging or who is doing it for some time but no results
I strongly recommend you to read these books to excel in blogging
These books are a must-read for anyone who wants to make their first $100 from blogging
Anyone here who wants to become Food Blogger? Then This Is A Must Read For You
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