Do you want to make money from the comfort of your home? Do you want freedom with your work? Yes? Blogging is for you.
The presence of the internet has given us so many opportunities. It provides us with the freedom to work from anywhere and make money. In this post, we will show you how to start a blog and make money. Here are the steps:
The first and crucial step in the process is niche selection. You need to be very conscious about this step, as the selection of wrong niche would create problems later on. You need to pick a niche in which you have experience and expertise. After finding the niche, you need to find your blog name.
Web hosting is the server where your blog’s data will be stored. A poor-quality and cheap hosting will create problems like website downtime, low site speed, etc. Some good quality hosting service providers are SiteGround, Bluehost, and A2 Hosting.
For beginner bloggers, WordPress is the best platform available. It is an open-source website creation platform, written in PHP. With WordPress, you do not have to worry about coding or any other technical stuff. So, after getting hosting, you are all set to install WordPress.
Blog theme should be selected based on your blog’s niche. Depending on your budget, you can add a free or paid theme on your blog. Paid themes are more lightweight, and they have some extra customization options available. Some popular WordPress themes are GeneratePress, Astra, and Genesis.
Before starting to write on your blog, make sure all the technical stuff are proper. It includes sitemap.xml, robots.txt, setting up Google Analytics, setting up Google Search Console, etc. For sitemap and robots.txt generation, you can use the Yoast SEO plugin (freemium). It will also help you with on-page SEO of your blog.
After setting up your blog and adding the theme, you are all set to start publishing content. Note that you should not start publishing content on random topics. Find low competitive keywords within your niche and write blog posts around them.
If you want your blog to start getting organic and social traffic fast, you need to have a good content strategy. Depending on your schedule, you can publish once a day, once a week, twice a week, etc.
The mistake that newbies make is they think about monetization just after writing a few blog posts. In order to monetize your blog, you need to drive more traffic to your blog. You can use social media; however, your focus should be on getting organic traffic. Depending on your blog topic and the type of content you publish, you can monetize your blog with Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, sponsorship content, or a mixture of these three.
So, these are the steps you need to follow to start making money from the blog.