Are you thinking about creating a money making blog?
Then this article is for you. This article is a step-by-step guide in which I will show you how to start blogging. Everything will be very general, you don’t need a piece of coding knowledge to create a blog.
This guide is basically for beginners, who don’t know anything about blogging. But they want to create one and start making their first online earning source. Follow this guide exactly like I show and in the end you will have your awesome blog ready to make money.
Why Should You Start Blogging?
Blogging simply means written content, and there are huge content consumers around the globe. Let me ask you one thing, how much content do you read every day? If I talk about myself, I spend 6 to 8 hours every day reading and writing content. There are a lot of people like me.
Blogging has a huge earning potential. If you work smart, blogging can feed you very well. But there are some points you should focus on before starting a money making blog:
- Be clear: Blogging will take a lot of time. If you can invest a part of your time every day, only then start blogging.
- Blogging needs consistency: You have to deliver content consistently, only then you will get visitors.
- You have to deliver quality content: If your content is valuable, then people will invest time to consume it and this will help you rank your blog.
Reasons to start a money making blog
There are several reasons to start a blog. A lot of people think that blogging requires good writing skills, it’s true but not completely true. If you have writing skills, it’s great but if you don’t, that’s okay. You still can start a blog because blogging is more about expressing your thoughts and experience. And even if you are not a very good writer, you can write really good articles or blog posts with the help of different SEO tools.
- With blogging, you can make an audience and this audience can be your earning opportunity.
- Earn money by monetizing your website with Google AdSense. After reaching the required point, you will be able to apply for AdSense monetization. AdSense pays the most among all other ad networks.
- You can build branding for your business. Nowadays, having a website is very important for every business.
- You can create a community of people interested in the same topic in which you are interested. In the comment section of your blog, people can interact with each other and discuss something.
How do Bloggers Make Money or How to Monetize Your Blog
There are several ways through which a blogger can make money making blog. The most common and most used method is the Monetization of the blog. You can apply for Google AdSense and earn really good money from Ad revenue.
The second method is Affiliate Blogging. You will find a lot of websites or blogs which only focus on delivering reviews about different products or services. They provide their affiliate link through which they get sales and earn a commission from the affiliate platform.
Related: AFFILIATE MARKETING FOR BEGINNERS
The third method is offering subscriptions. There are a lot of websites that charge some fees to read their articles using a paywall. But mainly, this method is applied on Tools Websites. You can create a tool website and earn money through that.
Steps to Create a Blog
Creating a blog includes several steps that should be followed in order. All these steps are very necessary to create a successful blog.
- Pick a Niche/topic.
- Choose the Name of your Blog and Domain.
- Choose a Blogging Platform.
- Host your blog.
- Set up Your Website.
- Optimize SEO of the website/ blog.
- List your blog to search engines.
- Publish quality content.
- Promote your blog.
If you follow all these steps accordingly, you will definitely get success in blogging. Now, let’s discuss more of the step mentioned above. All these steps have to be done properly, do not miss any point or you will stuck in a problem. If you are facing a problem, don’t hesitate to contact me. I will help you till the end. You can DM me on my Instagram also.
Step 1: Pick a Niche or Topic
A beginner might not understand what a “niche” is. Simply, the niche is a category or topic on which you will focus on your blog. Choosing a niche is the most important and the very first step of blogging.
You should pick a niche of your interest. The most important thing in blogging is interest. If you chose a niche in which you don’t have any interest, then you will only struggle in blogging. A blog of your interest will make you think more about it and you will focus on the quality of the blog posts.
The following points may help you choose the right niche:
- Make a list of all of your interests.
- Choose the topics that excite you.
- Think about what you love to do when you are free.
- What do you want to learn?
Why choosing the right niche is important?
Let me tell you my own story. When I was a beginner in blogging, I looked for low-competition keywords (which is a good thing). But the problem was I had no interest in that topic still I bought a domain and created my blog. I did a lot of research and posted 3-4 articles and then after I started to deliver less effort. Since I had no interest, I was not putting that much attention and at last, I left that blog. This will not create a money-making blog for you.
This is why you should think about the interest first then think about money and competition.
Step 2: Choose a Name of Your Blog and Domain
While choosing the name of your blog, think about the domain you will purchase. Check the availability of the domain in Hostinger. Remember in the blog name and domain name, if you include your niche keyword it will be great. That will help you in the SEO of your blog. The name of your blog will describe your all articles, so the name should be relevant to your niche.
Step 3: Choose a Right Blogging Platform
There is no confusion while choosing a blogging platform. There are two main reasons. The first reason is there are only two platforms, WordPress and Blogger. And the second reason is WordPress leads the internet in blogging. More than 90% of the websites are working on WordPress. Blogger is a free platform and comes with a lot of limitations. There are not a lot of options for customization. It is good for testing not to create a successful blog. If you want to start a money making blog, you should buy a hosting and domain.
Step 4: Host Your Money Making Blog
To install WordPress, You will have to buy a hosting and for hosting, I will suggest Hostinger. Why? Because it is best for beginners. I am hosting multiple of my websites in Hostinger. Choose the Premium Hosting Plan, because it offers you a top-level domain free for 1 year with free SSL. And the best part is it allows you to link 100 websites in one hosting plan. That means you can host 100 websites with only one hosting. I have bought Hostinger Hosting and currently, I am running 4 websites in that hosting. This is a one-time investment for a successful blog. And remember while buying the premium hosting, always choose the .com domain and buy for 12 months (It will be affordable).
Step 5: Setup Your Blog
Since you purchased hosting and domain both on Hostinger, you don’t have to do any technical stuff. You will just have to install WordPress in your blog, which can be done in just one click. If you purchased hosting and domain and are stuck somewhere you can contact me or DM me on my Instagram. I will help you as much as I can.
Now, after installing WordPress in your blog the creative part starts. You have to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard by adding “/wp-admin” at the end of your domain.
Setup For WordPress Blog
- On the left navigation bar go to appearance and select themes. Now, click on the “add new” button. Choose one theme, you like to apply to your website. Take your time and try different themes.
- After selecting a theme, click on the “install” and then the “activate” button. Now, after refreshing your website you will see what your website looks like in that theme.
- The navigation panel is very easy to use for a beginner too. To add pages or posts you can visit that section with one click. Still, if you are stuck somewhere, DM me.
Step 6: Optimize SEO of Your Money Making Blog
This step is very necessary for every blogger. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. To rank higher on Google search SEO is very important. In SEO, the basic settings can be done in the setting section of your blog. Go to the settings section and fill in some important details:
- Site Title
- Site Tagline (Description)
- Site Language
- Time Zone
The site title is the name of your blog. In the tagline, explain about your blog and try to put some keywords. Defining a site language helps Google crawlers to find your blog. In the permalink, select the “post name”. This will put the title of the post in your link, which is great for SEO.
Step 7: List Your Blog to Search Engine
You will not get any visitors if Google doesn’t know about your blog. Also, to make money with your blog, you need a lot of visitors. So, you have to submit your website to “Google Search Console”. The best part of WordPress comes here, you don’t have to do all this manually. Go to the Plugins section, then add the new plugin “Site Kit”. This is a plugin that helps you connect all Google services to your website in just a few clicks. After activating the Site Kit plugin, you will find a new option below your dashboard named “site kit”.
Go to the site kit and click on the search console. Now, sign in with your Gmail and follow all the steps mentioned. It will take a few clicks and your site will be listed on Google. It will take some time to become visible on Google. You can apply the same steps to connect to Google Analytics. Google Analytics shows you the number of users who visited your blog and how much time they stay and other details.
Step 8: Publish Quality Content
Now, since your website setup is complete it’s time to add content to it. Go to posts and click on “Add New” and start writing an article. Always try to give value to your audience. To help you with the on-page SEO of the article, you can use an SEO plugin like YOAST or Rank Math. I have used both of them and found Rank Math better because it shows you the live SEO score of your post. It also shows you errors and after solving those errors, your SEO score increases. Plugins help Bloggers in many different ways. Don’t only focus on SEO but also focus on Quality.
Step 9: Promote Your Blog
You should always focus on promoting your blog on different social media platforms. Acquire audience from where ever you can. The audience is the most important part of blogging. Promote your article on Quora, Facebook, Instagram, and everywhere else.
In this article, we learned about blogging. Why one should start blogging? What problems you might face? What things you should think before starting a Blog? And many other questions. We also discussed the steps to creating a money making blog. We can monetize our website by several methods and affiliate marketing is one of them. I have explained affiliate marketing in my previous post.
Give blogging some time and effort, you will see your desired results.