Owning a blog is one of the most popular ways to make money online. And one can make good figures if guided properly, already we have heard stories of successful bloggers who earned a living doing what they like doing.
So let’s see how a blog can be started and how money can be made from it:
- Pick a topic:Decide on a topic or niche you want to write about. This can be inspired by your passion or just to fill some people’s need. No matter what topic you choose make sure that you know a lot about it and you can write informative posts that are valuable to your blog visitors.
- Select a platform:
There are a lot of blogging platforms available but WordPress is the most popular. Others are Blogger (free platform), Squarespace, Tumblr and many more. Well, if you are just starting out, you might consider using Blogger then when things start getting serious you should consider migrating to a self-hosted WordPress with a custom domain.
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- Choose a domain name:When choosing a domain name, it is important to choose a domain name that depicts what your blogging about. Well, you can give your blog any name people even name their blogs after them.
Your blog name should be easy to remember by your visitors just in case they want to check back. You can buy your own domain name from domain providers like Godaddy, bluehost, Namecheap and many more.
- Choose a hosting company:You will need to host your blog if you are going for a self-hosted WordPress blog. There are a lot of good hosting companies out there with different prices, you should let your budget guide you at this point. Also consider other factors like ease of the hosting process and total up-time to ensure your blog will always be up.
- Use Google Analytics:Although there are WordPress plugins that provide site performance information like number of visitors and location you will need to install Google Analytics which will give you more information on your site’s performance and give you hints on where to improve.
- Learn SEO:SEO (Search Engine Optimization) helps you to understand how search engines work and how you can rank for keywords and increase your blog traffic. If you need more traffic, SEO is one of the sure ways to get that which will also help you in getting money in the future.
- Go Social:Your blog will need a social presence, you can connect more people when you take your blog to social media. You can start by creating your page on Facebook and other social media handles.
- Monetize your blog:This is where most bloggers are interested in: HOW DO I MAKE MONEY FROM MY BLOG? There are so many ways money can be made from blogs like using Google Adsense, joining affiliate marketing, selling you own products, and many more. Just make sure you have enough traffic that can convert to sales.
There are still more to learn but this should get you started. Always be ready to learn and improve your current performances. GOOD LUCK.