Before I write a full guide of how one can make money by just starting a blog, I want to let you know my main purpose of writing this post is to show how a beginner can start earning money by just starting a blog and sharing knowledge .
2 year back when I was searching for legitimate ways to making money online then I could find only few ways like start freelancing, online tutoring & micro task like typing, captcha filling and survey jobs. No one was talking about start a blog or become a youtuber also one of the way.
And the reason being is just complication of starting a blog but this is not the case now, You can easily create a blog and main point is that if you are creating a blog then you are actually creating a assets which take time but give you money regularly.
If you want to understand this concept better then I recommend you to read Robert Kiyosaki book Rich Dad Poor Dad.
There are many blogger who are making lot of money and even few of them choose blogging as a full time leaving and career.
Still if you are not sure about starting a blog then don’t worry just follow me till end of this post and You will be happy by knowing that starting a blog is one of the simplest and long lasting way of making money.
And one of the inspiration of creating a blog is that it give you royalty of your work even you are sleeping.
In contemporary times, blogging is the largest platform for communicating information and news. The freedom allowed in blogging is a preferable feature since you can express your views in your style and easily share with other individuals.
If you are creative writer and can easily express your view then you can write post and if you are not good writer then like a owner of company you can hire few good writer and ask them to write on topic you choose for blogging….that will after few article start making money for you.
Consistent involvement in blogging enhances your literary skills and the money generated from blogs is bound to lure you in the domain of blogging.
So Let us start our discussion and learn about starting a blog step by step.
How to start a blog – A practical guide
This guide give you all practical information from A to Z to starting a blog and help you in each steps. You just need to follow us till complete post and at last you will find your blog get completed and steps towards making money(We will update this blog in every few days).
1. Prepare mindset
Every work start and become success with a positive mindset, so before you start blogging make sure to have a positive mindset of success and interest of doing work. A notable motivator Shiv khera says “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success”
2. Find your niche – Choose your favorite blogging topic
So blogging start by choosing topic of your blog and overall success of your blog depend on demand of topic as well as your interest on topic.
Many people just start blog on any topic without thinking about their interest and they stop working on blog after some time..so make sure choose topic which you like to know and share.
So make sure you choose topic which you like as well as people search. If you want to know which topic is best then just check out our guide on best ways to get blog post ideas.
Once you find best topic which suits for your blog then just search that topic on Google keyword planner to know how many people are searching about that topic. You will get result like below.
Check if your title or topic is getting some number of volume of searching or not.If it is good number then you can go ahead with that topic. You can also take help from our post related to niche selection.
2. Select a Blogging Platform
The internet facilitates many blogging platforms like Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, drupal, Weebly, Wix, livejournal and many more.
I always recommend WordPress as best platform to start blogging and above chart shows value of WordPress. If you take top 100 blog of world then approx 48 blogs run on WordPress platform only.
It enjoys the trust of more than 72 million users for blogging due to the following reasons:
- It is available free of cost! You can avail the features of WordPress such as layouts, themes and add-ons without any added costs.
- The setup procedure is simple and easy to comprehend.
- WordPress implements sound security measures to keep your blog away from the threat of hacking.
- Choose perfect domain name
Domain name play crucial role in success of your blog and it also help in SEO to get good rank. So think about start blogging try to choose suitable domain name for your blog.
But Please make sure to check below points before take decision for any domain name.
- Keep it Short : Prefer one word domain name. So people can easily remember your domain name.
- Easy to type: Don’t use any complex word in domain and it should easy pronounceable
- Use Keyword: It’s one of the important for SEO point of view and help in getting good rank
- Avoid Number and hyphen:Number confuse with numeric or text and chance to forget dash so try to avoid them.
- Use an appropriate domain Name: So people can recognize what your site all about.
- How to choose Best domain name
- Best sites to get top expired domain name
- Top 10 expensive domain name in world ever sold
- Domain name registration
Once you choose suitable domain name then time to register your domain with registrar . So Please remember below points before choose any platform to place your domain.
- Cost of Registration: Cost always matter for registration and for renew domain so choose where from you will get name in cheapest price.
- Choose universal accepted domain extension: If your site target is open then try to choose .com or .org domain and avoid country target or some unaware domain extension.
- Like domain name then register soon: Every day thousands of website going live so if you like any domain then go ahead and buy otherwise you will loose opportunity to buy that domain.
4.Remember to renew your domain name registration: It was happen with Nick Hoffmann, when by mistake he loss the opportunity to renew domain so he lost contact with clients.
- Choose trustable domain hosting platform: Choose platform which people trust so they will not going to deceit you and stop your domain functionality.
- Host your website – buy web hosting
Now hopefully you have register your domain name with some of the registrar, Now we are going to host that domain name on hosting site to access our blog online.
Hosting play very important role in success of your website as uptime , fast loading of site like many factor depend on your hosting platform. So please get much information about hosting site before host your blog and start blogging.
- Install & configure WordPress
As we already discussed WordPress is best platform to start blogging and it is very easy for you to learn also. So once you select any web hosting platform then install & configure WordPress .
I recommend to configure WordPress on local machine first then once it configure correctly then move to hosting server. Check our step by step guide to install WordPress locally.
You can read below articles and make your WordPress more efficient.
- A step by step & practical guide of wordpress configuration
- simplest steps to install wordpress theme for your blog
- Few important tips while choosing theme for your blog
- Top websites to get free theme for WordPress blogs
- Top websites to get premium theme for WordPress blogs
Note: Choose theme which suits your niche like your site related to music then choose music theme which shows instrument of music and feel people more attractive.
- WordPress SEO – Way to get your blog ranking
Every day thousands of websites and blogs go live but first page of google can have only few link for keyword, So in order to get rank you need to follow on strategy which online world called Search engine optimization.
SEO always play a great role in success of your website and it’s divide mainly in 2 ways- On page SEO and Off-Page SEO. On page SEO where we mainly focus on keywords, content and quality while off-page SEO mainly focus on increase authority of your website by submitting guest blog, comment, forum writing on other online platform.
- What is SEO in simple words and why we use it
- Best On-page SEO techniques to get ranking
- Best ways to write SEO optimize content post
Make sure you use best keyword research tools to get high volume and low competitive keywords to get rank of your blog.
- List of best available keyword research tools
- WordPress permalinks – Change SEO url and make them user friendly
- Best SEO image optimization techniques – Get traffic from image search
- Secure WordPress Blog – Practical tips
People always says ‘prevention is better than cure’ so same thing also apply in online world. You need to apply few security tips so your blog remain safe..Otherwise every day thousands of website get hacked and some day your website could also one of them.
- Basic & basic WordPress security tips – Every WordPress user must follow
- How to create password protected WordPress post or page
- How to prevent from image theft of your blog
- Top sites to get free image plagiarism checker
When I am saying secure website means my main focus on secure your data on web so I always recommend to take backup of your website regularly.So read..
- Add WordPress Plugins – Make WordPress more efficient
Plugin play a great role in making WordPress website more SEO friendly, More fast and more efficient. You can add any complex functionality by just adding plugin related to requirement. And for one work you will get many plugin so you just need to choose best suitable for your blog.
If you are not aware how to install wordpress then please read out step by step guide to install wordpress plugin and Please make sure to add only secure and trusted plugin otherwise low quality plugin may leads to make your blog vulnerable.
- How to setup and configure yoast SEO plugin
- How to create WordPress sitemap using Yoast SEO plugin
- How to submit site map to Google and get rank
- Few other requirement for blog
Now hopefully you have created blog but few more things which can give a life to your brand or blog like Logo, Images, Videos on your blog. So use below link to get best for your blog.
- Top sites to get free logo design for your website
- Easiest way to get royalty free images for your blog
- Top sites to get royalty free images for commercial use
So till now we have start a blog and adding post and pages in your blog but what is value of your blog if no one come and visit your blog. so Now we are going to read how we can promote our blog on different platform to get traffic on our blog.
- Promote your blog – Get traffic to read your blog
Every business whether irrespective of niche need a good marketing to become brand. So as we blogger we will also use few tools and platform to promote our blog on different platforms. As we are going to use digital platform so people also called it digital marketing. Let’s look few ways to get viral in online world
- How to drive traffic to your blog from Quora.com
- Top 5 tools every online marketer must aware of
- Best tools to automate your social media profiles
- Tips to convert traffic to leads and make money
- How to schedule a Facebook post without help of any tool
There are many social media profile and other platform like Question answer portal, Niche forum where you can promote your blog. I specially request and recommend to read our blog series on zero cost tactics traffic for blogger.
Now hopefully by applying above tips you will get huge traffic but what after getting traffic…?
Forgot Our ultimate Aim….?
Making money from your Blog.
- Make money using blog
Once you get traffic then making money on blog is not much tough task… but you need to clever while applying any technique like 2 blog using same technique with same traffic may differ in earning by way of applying techniques.
You can apply Google adsense or other adsense, Affiliated marketing, referral marketing or many other techniques to earning from blog.
- Basic Google Adsesne terminology – Blogger must know
- Steps to create Google adsense account and start making money online
- How to increase Google adsense earnings
Most of people choose Affiliated marketing instead of Google adsense and it’s obvious one can make more money using affiliated marketing..So it’s better to read about Affiliated marketing and then get ready to go .
Now some extra information that may help you in growing your blog . So please follow and get viral
- 3 best tools to built Email list from your blog
- 10 Androids apps which help blogger in day to day work
Hope you like this blog post about how to start blog and make money online. Please be patience in starting days as this work required time to start making money.
Thank you for reading