What is a Blog?
A blog is a regularly updated website where new content is often published basically written in an informal or conversational style with the goal of attracting readers and generating an online income. You are reading on my blog here right now and this is easy-to-follow guide will work you through learning how to create a blog of your own.
Should I start a blog?
Yes, Starting a blog is one of the easiest, most convenient ways to start up your own business and earn an online income (from anywhere in the world). You don’t need to be a professional writer or web developer and you don’t need any references or credentials, a year of experience in your field, or a degree in order to blog and become successful with it. You can start blogging regardless of your age, location, or experience level and still make a profitable online business.
Can I start a blog without any technical experience?
Even if you have no technical experience with websites so starting a blog has become too much easier in 2022. This guide was created with ease of use in mind and I will walk you through every step of the way so that you are able to learn how to create a blog very easily today.
Is it still possible to make money from a blog today?
Yes, millions of people around the world are turning to make money from home rather than doing a traditional 9-to-5 job. Blogging can be one of the most profitable or successful online businesses with very low startup costs. You do not need to blog full time either, even part-time bloggers can earn well into the six -figures from their blogs each year. Starting my blog (on the side of my day job) help me build a six-figure freelance writing business. Eventually, I earned more by taking advertisements and sponsorships, offering online courses, launching a podcast, and more.
Follow these 6 steps to learn how to start blogging and make money today
If you are ready to take the leap and learn how to start a blog that can grow into a source of online income then let’s dive in and follow this step by step:-
1. Pick your blog’s name and niche
First, it is the time to pick a name and niche for your new blog and the name of your blog is what readers or visitors will see first (like yourblog.com) so it should preferably represent either the general topics you’ll be writing about or it could be your own name that of your business, a clever combination of words or others.
Your blog’s niche is the universal topic area that you will be focusing your content around and examples include topics like fashion, food, lifestyle, travel, technology, and otherwise. Assimilating a word or two that clearly signals what your content is about within the name of your blog will be very helpful for your future blog readers.
2. Get your blog online (web hosting)
It is actually getting your blog online and what a web hosting company will do for you, you will be selecting the blogging platform and hosting plan you will use to get your blog online.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is the web to make your website accessible to other people on the internet and the host keeps all your website files safe, secure and makes sure that people can access your blog when they click on a link or type in your URL when someone comes over (types in your blog’s URL) and they will be able to see what’s inside.
How much does web hosting cost?
Web hosting comes at a low cost with a high-quality hosting provider like Blue host and having a proper hosting company to power your blog is one of the most important investments you can make when getting started a blog.
3. Design your blog with a free WordPress theme
We have gotten through the crucial setup phase of starting a blog, it’s time to have a little more fun, and designing your WordPress blog is when you might start to feel a little friction with this process through (if you’ve never worked on a blog before), but I promise this won’t get too technical. If you want to start a blog and make money from it, WordPress is your best option on the blog site.
Since I first started blogging over a decade ago, I have been starting my blog on WordPress and I couldn’t happier with the amount of flexibility, control, and long-term growth potential that decision has managed me.
4. Write your first blog post
You don’t read a blog because it looks beautiful or because they publish frequently, you read a blog because you care about what it says, and creating strong content is what will bring your readers and help you to ultimately make money blogging.
What is a blog niche?
It is more than just a topic area and it is the approach that you are going to take the audience you want to go after the way you are going to talk to them and how you will position yourself. The best niche is more exciting that you will be motivated to continually write and accessible enough that you can build an audience.
Does my blog need to have a niche right away?
You are able to define a niche once you start your blog, the reason your blog needs a niche is that it gives it focus. Your niche is how you will plan your content calendar, decide on a design, and know-how to market your blog and it also informs that how your audience will find you or how you will make connections with bloggers.
5 ways to come up with clever blog post ideas
- Perceiving what other bloggers in my niche covered (and what did well).
- Take a look at my most successful posts to observe what readers like most.
- Doing more derive roundup posts (like my posts about business advice and online business tools) that do not require original thought and effort from my end.
- Chatting with bloggers in my space and discussing fresh ideas.
- Reflecting on the blogging mistakes I’ve made and the strategy that works today.
5. Promote your blog and get readers
We are going to use my experience in going from starting a blog to quickly reaching millions of readers to my content and what do you do once you have hit publish on your first blog posts? It is time to learn how to promote your blog content. This is the reason I’m hired as a consultant by companies like Zendesk, adobe, close, Linked In, Intuit, and more to write content for their blogs and teach them how to promote their content and bring in new readers.
Using social media to promote your blog
The first place to turn when you want to find readers is social media. Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tik -Tok, and Snapchat are some of the biggest networks today in social media to promote your blogs, whichever platforms best suits your niche and audience interests is the right one for you and there is no point in trying to promote your blog posts on every social media platform.
6. Make money from your blog
Blogging is not the easiest way to make money but the great thing is that anyone can do it and it looks amazing on your CV. All you need is something interesting to say and enough patience and dedication to boost the organic traffic a following or there is a reason why making money from your blog is at the end of this guide to starting a blog. You have a huge audience somewhere already you can’t expect to make money right away that monetization should not be the #1 focus at the moment but rather something to work towards.
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Quick Summary of How to Start a Blog in 6 Easy Steps
To some things up you need to:-
- Pick your blog’s name and niche
- Get your blog online (web hosting)
- Design your blog with a free WordPress theme
- Write your first blog post
- Promote your blog and get readers
- Make money from your blog.