ow to start a blog? This question always comes to your when you see a blog post of your fellow blogger or a pro blogger. I am writing this free beginner guide so that you can learn how to get started with blogging. I will talk about monetization methods in my upcoming blogs.
Before starting & shouting about blogging, I would like to say congratulation. If you are really going to start your blog, I am damn sure this will be your best decision ever.
So, Finally you have decided to start a blog, but on which Niche? confused? Here I would suggest to clear your mind, find out your passion & start writing. finding your passion is a most important point in blogging career. you can be a fashion blogger if you have interest in fashion. if you are fond of traveling, you can be a travel blogger. if you are gadgets freak you can start a blog on tech niche. Now you got my point.
What process is involved in starting a great blog that will dominate Google first page in less than 2 months?
How to choose your blogging platform
Choose your blogging platform is a little bit difficult task. You have to keep lot’s of things in mind before choosing a good blogging platform. I am putting some important points as following, you can think of it. it will help you to decide the best blogging platform for your blog or brand.
- Hosting Issues
- SEO Friendly
There are various platforms & CMS available in the online market like Blogger, Medium, Tumblr, WordPress Etc. Here I would recommend WordPress. It’s very easy to use & SEO friendly. it is a free & open source CMS. Only you need to customise it. There are 1000+ free & paid themes are available in the market, you can choose any one of your choices.
Secure a domain name
Domain names function on the Internet in a manner similar to a physical address in the physical world. domain name is the virtual identity of you on the internet. so it must be unique & represent your personality if you are going to create a self brand. if it’s niche specific even then you have to find the unique keyword for the domain.
you can register a domain name from any registrar like Godaddy, Hostgator, Namecheap, 1 and 1. There is more registrar available in the online market.
so now you have quite an idea about domains. Go to any registrar & simply register your brand domain.
How to choose a web hosting service?
Choosing best-hosting provider for your website is little bit typical task, You may get confused here. There are a lot of cheap hosting companies available in the market. you can read various reviews on hosting providers. I am using Bluehost as my hosting provider. it’s a little bit costly, but if you really don’t care about money for initiating your career in blogging & really care about the long run.
I would recommend you to choose Bluehost. In my case, bluehost is the best hosting wordpress. Sorry! to be being rude, but it’s true if you can’t buy a good hosting, you are not serious about building a career in blogging & make money online. Your hosting must be reliable & fast. Support should be good.
You can choose any of hosting, You can go for Godaddy, Hostgator, Siteground, inmotion etc.
Microhost is also there to solve this problem for you. As much as I noticed Microhost is also providing a reliable cheap & fast hosting. Their support team is just awesome at their work.
Free hosting may work if you are going to work on blogger. But it’s not that much SEO friendly as WordPress. I would recommend you WordPress in comparison of blogger.
Setup Hosting & Domain
If you buy hosting & domain from the same hosting provider, You need not do anything. You can skip this step.
if you buy hosting from different Hosting company & domain from another. You need to set up nameservers from your domain account manager. Nameservers provided by your hosting provider.
After changing nameservers you will have to wait for at least 24 hours for reflecting. In most of the cases, it will reflect immediately. You can check your nameservers on intodns.com.
Install WordPress & Design your blog
After setting up hosting & domain. Just go to quick install app or softaculous in your hosting. fill out the all necessary details and click INSTALL. All done. Now go to WordPress dashboard & Install a theme which suits your niche.
Start Creating useful content that serves readers
The top Internet Marketer is always saying that content is the king. You really want to grow your blog, your content should be the best. You should create content that provides value to your readers. content must be unique & Keyword rich. When you are going to create content, you should research about your competitors what type of content they are publishing. You have to write better content than those of your competitors.
You can hire content writers on per blog post or monthly basis If you are not aware of content writing.
If you are facing any problem in a blog setting, you can reach to me, I would be more than happy to assist you in setting up your blog & make money online.
How to make money online through your blog
After creating a successful blog, when traffic starts driving to your blog. You can apply for Adsense. I will write another blog to get approval for Adsense on your new blog. You can monetize your blog through affiliates. You have to search Affiliate Networks in your niche. You can try Amazon affiliate, ClickBank, Shareasale too & There are more affiliate networks available online. You have to signup & get approval. In some of the affiliate networks, You don’t need to wait for approval. They just approved you while signing up.
If you already have a blog, which is not getting traffic or facing any kind of issue, Feel free to reach me or comment below. Or if you are facing a problem with Adsense approval or have other questions regarding affiliate marketing. I can help you in that.