How to start a blog
It is not difficult to start a blog, you can have your blog website. Make it successful in no time also you don’t need any language for coding information. You don’t need any professional to make a blogging website for you. I will tell you how to start a blog step by step method to make a professional blogging website that makes you earn money while you are sleeping. By doing a little work daily you can generate a passive mode of income after a couple of months.
Start a blog. How much it cost you:
Blogging is not too expensive for a business to start. To start a blog all you need is a computer, a good internet connection, some knowledge, and a little cash.
You can also hire someone to build your website but they charge a lot for establishing a simple website. I will tell you the exact step by step method. Let’s get started. The money you need is to buy hosting and domain for your blogging website.
Hosting is a site that stores all your data online like pictures, posts, etc. It is an online computer that works 24/7. It costs you about $4 per month depending on your plan.
Essential tools :
Good Host: less than $4-5 per month
Tools you may need later as your blog grows:
Professional Theme ($20 – $1000)
Email Marketing ($5+ monthly)
Shopping Cart ($5+ monthly)
Premium Paid Plugins ($20+ monthly)
You can grow a money-making blog without these tools. With the essential tools, I listed above, you can easily grow your blog to $1,000 per month and then look into more advanced tools when you’re ready. But in the starting, I don’t advise to spend money on these tools. When you grow a lot spend as much as you can.
WHERE TO START A BLOG :
Now you know that what is a hosting, server, domain, etc. But which hosting should you use to start your blogging website?
WHICH HOSTING YOU SHOULD BUY TO START A BLOG?
After the past few years, I’ve used various hosting. I can give you an honest review of each hosting website company so that you can choose the best for your blog.
When your blog grows and it starts making money, you have to choose some premium hosting plans for your websites. The hosting that you are using is for beginners but later you have to upgrade. I advise you to just get started. There are always pros and cons.
I am discussing some hosting companies that I prefer you to use. You can check other companies also which suits you.
BlueHost is one of the great hosting providers for your blog. Over 3 million websites are powered by BlueHost.com BlueHost is easy to use. Just a few clicks with their easy installation process and your blog is ready.
Cost: $ 2.95 per month
The domain is freeBut for one year.
Free SSL: To secure blog online
Free Backups: Blog backup
24/7 Phone/Chat Support
Additional benefits (Paid):
BlueHost keyword tools
BlueHost SEO tools
Siteground is one of the best hosting companies. Their customer support is awesome. They solve the issue very soon. Again easy to install and use.
Cost: $3-5 per month
24/7 Chat Support
WHERE TO START YOUR BLOG :
Blogging is very inexpensive to start. For just $5 per month, you can set up a professionally self-hosted blog. There are many free platforms such as Blogger and WordPress.com, etc. But if you want to turn your blog into a money-making or monetize it. So that you can earn, all you need to have a dedicated self-hosted blog. I suggest you go to WordPress. But wait
WordPress.org vs WordPress.com what is the difference between both of these.
WordPress.com is free to publish a blog and also you can’t monetize it. That is why you need a self-hosted blog with WordPress.org that is not a free platform. A very common mistake made by new bloggers.
When you start a self-hosting blog, you need all the assess over your site control your ads links, etc. Also, you can monetize it and starting this online money-making machine. You can also use the free version of wordpress.com, but ads placed on your site that does not bring you income to you. But with self-hosted with WordPress.org and a reliable host, you have control of any advertisements and much more. Also, wordpress.com platform doesn’t allow you to customize your site, you can’t add plugins, your site can be taken down anytime if you violate the Terms and conditions.
To start a self-hosted blog on WordPress.org and a reliable host will give you complete control over your content. So that you can grow your blogging website.
Some successful Indian bloggers
All these people are successful famed bloggers. They are earning a lot. Honestly, you can not hit these numbers in a month of blogging, but you can hit it in the year.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING
From blogging, you can earn as much as you can. You can earn over millions per month. If you earn a lot hire some team members who can work with you. But if you don’t want any partner you can proceed alone, you himself make a lot of money. I know a lot of bloggers that are making more than $2000 per month.
START A BLOG – TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Choose Your Passion
- What Should I Blog About?
- Domain name
- Hosting plan
- Install WordPress
- Login to your blog
- Installing a theme
- Blog posts
- Increase traffic
STEP BY STEP METHOD TO START YOUR BLOG :
CHOOSE YOUR PASSION
Starting a blog is not difficult. But write what are you passionate about like if your hobby is designing. Start a designing blog so that you never get bored. Start what you love. Make your decision on what you want to blog about. Like your blog, you’ll become better and better. NICHE of your blog is an important part. The work you love does bring you money. Your passion will turn your blog that generates money. If you become an expert in a specific topic your strength will increase, write more and more so that you can earn more n more.
WHAT SHOULD I BLOG ABOUT?
After getting completely ready that you want to start a blog. What your blog about? Is it a profitable blog topic or niche?
Search on google, youtube, amazon, kindle, etc. Search what people want, what they need. If the topic you want to write your blog about has search volume and audience go for it. But higher search volume means higher competition. Make sure you are passionate about and can write about it for a long time.
Once you choose you to niche for the blog, let’s decide for the domain name. Choose something easy to spell and easy to remember for readers. You can choose names like chickeninsta.com or chickenathome.com. You will get a perfect name for your blog. But the name is not so important than the content after all content is the king. Don’t stick at the domain name. Choose an easy to spell blog name and start. Make sure you get the same name on all social media.
Logo for your blog
After selecting the name for your blog. You can start working on branding. A logo is the identity of your website. The logo works more than the name. Like apple, Nike, etc. They have great brand value. You can make it yourself or hire someone online from freelancing websites like fiverr.com, , freelancer.com, etc. I am also a graphic designer at fiverr.com. You can hire me.
CHOOSING A HOSTING PLAN
As we earlier discussed the hosting and its plans. I discussed various service provider like Bluehost, siteground, etc. with their plans and additional benefits. Find the right hosting plan for your website. It cost you less than $100 per year. There is no other business cheaper than it. With a blog, you can publish your business online to attract clients. Make your service market at affordable prices. A website earns when you sleep it keeps multiplying your money.
WordPress is almost free with every hosting plan.
So let’s set up your new blogging website. Complete all the necessary information. When you sign up for hosting, the signup process is so simple it is very easy to use. If you want me to make full details article on a WordPress installation. Please comment below.
LOGIN TO WORDPRESS WEBSITE
Log in to your site using username and password or you the address below
INSTALLING A THEME ON WEBSITE
WordPress provides a variety of free themes on its platform WordPress.org. But they all have some limitations. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New Theme > choose Astra ( You can choose whatever you like ) > Install.
Airi, Sydney, Talon, Hestia, Flash, Astra are some of the tops themes that everybody loves. All are powerful, totally customizable. I Use Astra on my blog.
WRITING YOUR FIRST BLOG POSTS
Please focus on what you are writing your articles must be in-depth, long and have solutions to peoples problems. Use H1, H2 tags, must be Grammarly correct, properly sorted. Add Images so that users don’t get bored. You can editor modify every blog post anytime and add internal links. Before launching your blog make sure you must have these things:
Professional profile picture
About Me page
A Disclosure Page (if you are using affiliate marketing)
Social media pages links
Three to five blog articles are essential before launching your blog. Use fill in the blanks post for your blog to increase traffic from social engines. Now you are ready to write your first post.
Keep in mind: A post that is dedicated to growing their traffic, helps them make money, grows their email list.
After making more and more content on your blog, All we need to work on visitors. How we get visitors, how people know about the blog. Use Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and email lists to get traffic. Work on building traffic to your new blog. This is the hardest part of blogging bringing people to blog.
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Article by: Varun Wadhawan