You landed here because you already decided to start a blog.
That is a wise choice!
I spent many years waiting for the perfect time to start a blog. but after these years I realized that the perfect time to launch a blog is now as it is a long term to make big money online and improve throughout the journey through practice but not spend most of the time on reading how to start a blog.
Blogging will bring so many benefits. People love to know something important, So if you give them relevant content that adds value, people love to read your content and share it with their friends. This will give opportunities to build loyalty, brand awareness, convert customers to sales and get passive money.
You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free
I am here not to tell you what others write about, but instead, show you what steps to take to start based on my experience in a simple way.
What is a Blog?
A blog is part of a website where you can write about a specific topic that you are interested in. you can share your point of view on something, help people to solve their problems on your content, and give relevant information on your expertise field.
Blogging is creating a virtual community to share your knowledge and provide them with what they want. the more you give relevant content to the community the more chance you will have credibility and trust.
WHY SHOULD YOU START A BLOG?
- Financial freedom- you can earn a decent amount of money on your blog even if you can not get by with your full-time work. Glassdoor reports that the average blogger salary is over $32,800 per year, based on several anonymously submitted salaries. most bloggers spend their time traveling all over the world. it is the source of luxury life if it is done the right way
- Blogging reveals the best version of you, enables you to expose your skills, improves your communication skill, and expands your network.
- Blogging is one way to drive traffic to your business without cost.
- Blogging is a great adventure journey. Through your journey, you acquire knowledge, learn self-improvement, and are able to think globally.
HOW DO BLOGGERS GET PAID?
Bloggers don’t get paid but earn money. there are so many ways to make money blogging. One of the most common ways bloggers make money is
- Affiliate marketing
- sell course
- sell eBook
I think you get everything about what you want to know about blogging! so, What is next?
Let’s get started
I’ve created this step by step to teach beginners how to make a blog quickly and easily
DECIDE WHICH NICHE IS BEST FOR YOUR BLOG
To start a blog and make it a blogger, first decide which niche you will blog about.
Niche is a topic you are writing about. it is not actually a single topic rather it is a category that targets a specific group of people. some examples of niches are Health, business, travel, finance, and online business.
Niche is not only the topic that you are going to write about but also it is the way you are made to assume yourself as an expert in the field and help visitors with your content.
These points will help you to decide which niches are best for you
- Make sure to select a niche that you are interested in and have enough knowledge. if you choose a niche that generates high income without having knowledge and passion about it, you will end up failing.
- Try to find topics that most people are searching for and low competition (make sure your topic brings more profit and high demand). for instance, if you want to blog about your village history, you have to find out how many people are searching for about your village and its competition
- Don’t procrastinate. First, write about a specific topic, and then you will broaden your topic through time.
CHOOSE A BLOGGING PLATFORM
A blogging platform is a place where you publish your post. There are free and self-hosted platforms.
Free blogging platforms are sites where you can publish posts for free. Just sign up for an account and set up your site with your blog name and start writing.
You can start your free blog with free services on these sites
Use free sites only to improve your blog experience but not plan to run long term business. you will not have full authority on your site as you will lose all your work in a day if you break their rules.
A self-hosted blog is one that resides on your own server allowing you to run your blog on your own hosting and domain which gives you full flexibility on installing WordPress software, adding plugins and themes.
If you want to become a full-time blogger and make serious money on blogging, I recommend starting on self-hosted.
The steps for how to set up a blog on self-host
GET A WEB HOSTING
web Hosting is a system that keeps your website online across the internet.
If you want to know more about web hosts and domains, check out How to create a website step by step. I write in details on build website
Among web host providers I prefer Bluehost since it is affordable and reliable.
How To Set Up Bluehost
Choose a plan based on your budget and click ‘select’. most new bloggers start with a basic plan as it is enough to get started
The next step is to create a new domain or use your domain if you have one before. Your domain is your website address where people will find you.
Then enter your account, contact, package, and payment information.it is simple to fill but if you are confused about package information and package extras.
Package information -How long will you use the Bluehost service. You may set up 12 or 36 months.
Package Extras – tick the boxes if you want extra tools like SEO tools.
Once you’ve filled in all the information boxes click “Submit” and you’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll create a username and password.
Next step, you will redirect to your working dashboard called cPanel where you can manage your site by yourself.
If you are new to the website interface, I strongly recommend you to read this article. You will know about web host, domain,cPanel, how to design websites, and WordPress.
I hope you read the above article, let’s continue
DESIGN YOUR BLOG
Your blog design is the core of your business.
If visitors like your design they might go and look you up and then there is a chance to really connect with that visitor, of course, that means they’re going to have to find you in the first place so it’s very important that your site be search engine optimized.
This means you have the potential to be loved by Google and by other search engines.
WRITE AND PUBLISH BLOG CONTENT
Start sharing your ideas with the world, guide people to solve their problems, and express yourself on your way. make sure you write quality content.
To write good content that people love, consider your target audience
- What are their needs and concerns?
- What topics might offer them value?
- How will your blog be unique? This helps visitors decide why they come back and read your content.
Once you pick a post topic, create an outline. Outlining is a proven method to organize your post flow and save time. Then start to publish your content
SUBMIT YOUR BLOG TO GOOGLE TO SEARCH CONSOLE
The next thing after you launch your blog is to submit your blog to the Google search console.so Google will index your content and crawl your site. this will make your blog available on google and found when people search.
OPTIMIZE YOUR CONTENT
The next thing you should focus on is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Write SEO-friendly content that ranks on Google or other search engines. this increases your organic traffic. optimization inside your page, outside your page ( get quality backlinks), and technical issues.
GET TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE
As a beginner it takes six months to get organic traffic from google, so use Pinterest and Quora as the first option for your traffic.
MONETIZE YOUR BLOG
You can start to earn money on affiliate marketing since it doesn’t need a lot of traffic. once you get enough traffic, you can start putting ads on your blog, sponsored posts, sell courses and other streams of income.
I believe I cover all topics on how to start a blog. I have written these guides based on my experience. if you have any questions about starting a blog, feel free to ask in the comment section. I am happy to answer.