How To Begin a Blog That Makes Money Online
If you have just created your first blog, you may wonder how to start a blog. If you are brand new to blogging, you may not have all the information you need to create a successful blog. this will be a step-by-step guide on how to start a blog and will teach you how to earn from blogging.
To give you an overview of what it takes for someone to start their own website and finding inspiration in other websites, How we started our small site called Contentgk.com From my garage, you do not have to have any technical knowledge, and it can be very easy to get started with no prior experience. all it takes hard work and perseverance.
I will teach you 5 step guide to start your blog from basics
Step 1: Selecting your niche and domain name(blog name)
The name of your blog should represent your niche, the exclusiveness of your blog, and the type of content you provide for readers to get info on a particular topic. so it is important to choose your domain name or blog name in accordance with or relative to your niche.
For example, your blog niche could be anything related to lifestyle, technology, news, cooking, and traveling, etc., then your blog name should contain a word or two relating to your niche. incorporating the niche words in your blog name is a clear indication for your blog readers is what your content is about. and will be helpful in the long run.
Step 2: Selecting the best hosting provider
There is a sea of host providers who provide Cheap and best quality hosting services. choosing one among them is challenging so it is important to realize that we need to figure out which service provider fulfills the future needs of our blogging platform. the one I personally use is Namecheap. they are beginner-friendly and provides 24x7x365 best quality customer care services.
Namecheap provides a beginner-friendly dashboard in which a person without extensive technical knowledge also can make a blog up and running. if you feel disconnected at any point you can also contact customer service who are very responsive and help you solve the problem immediately
The 2 other best alternative hosting providers are
2. Go Daddy
Step 3: Selection of free WordPress theme for your blog
If you want your blog to start monetizing for you then WordPress is the best option out there. you should be more careful while choosing a WordPress theme since WordPress is used to create all types of websites. your WordPress theme should amplify your website content and should improve your content readability, if you’re just starting your blog journey and completely new to the blogging world then I personally recommend GeneratePess, Astra, or Hello Eliminator themes are a few, to begin with.
After installing WordPress using one of any WordPress themes mentioned above, you need to install a few important plugins in your WordPress site to make your blog journey hurdle-free. among the important plugins to begin with YOAST SEO, WP Forms, Google Site Kit, Updraftplus, WP Rocket, etc, are useful.
Step 4: Writing posts and articles on your site
Now the real work starts, you can start writing articles on your niche if you have good knowledge on that particular niche, if you don’t know how to begin with you can start learning from other blogs and start gaining knowledge upon your niche topic. you can get new ideas on your blog using top blogs that have already established traffic to their blog. and quora is also another good source to get ideas from.
Step 5: Bringing traffic to your blog
There are various methods through which we can promote the blog. the famous methods through which famous blogger bring traffic to their respective blogs are listed below:
- Creating social media accounts in all leading social media platforms like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Quora, Pinterest, Medium, etc, and posting the articles on social media platforms and redirecting the readers from there to your blog.
- Using news email letters
- Guest blogging on other’s blog.