Welcome Newbie Blogger!
Do you consider blogging to be just a pastime? Consider this: it will potentially make you a lot of money. Here's how to get started, find your niche, and turn your blog into a steady source of income.
With a little guidance and some basic resources, you can start your own blog in just 15 minutes.
Today, we'll give you tips on how to set up a blog, grow your blog, and start making money from blogging, which can also be a way to live your dream.
This is the beginning of 2021 and this is the golden age of blogging and journalism where it is not difficult to create a blog and make money from it. Even if you don't know much about technology, coding, or web designing, you can still create your own blog.
The topics, all tools, and tips that are covered here will help you build a successful and profitable blog. This post is about starting a blog and setting up.
How to start a blog?
First of all, decide if you want a free blog or your own hosting
Running a blog all year round can cost you between Rs 0 and Rs 7,000. You should buy a domain and web hosting. You can use free hosting initially. This is the annual cost.
You can also start a blog for free. What do you want to do about that? Go to websites like Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Tumblr.com to open your account and start writing.
If you want to self-host your blog, you can use WordPress.
Once your WordPress is set up, you are ready to customize the look of your blog to make it your own and start blogging. With a self-hosted blog, you will be able to monetize it better and have more control over the look and functionality.
Self-hosting a WordPress blog requires a small initial investment, but this investment gives you access to many more features and functionality than on a traditional hosting platform such as Hostinger or WordPress.org
There are also advantages to starting a free website/blog as well as your disadvantages. Sometimes companies shut down your blog without giving you enough information and this can be a huge loss to you. So in the beginning I would advise you to start a "self-hosted" blog.
There are various articles that argue about what the best blogging platform is, but the general consensus is that if you want to blog professionally and make money, you are best served with a self-hosted WordPress site.
If you are interested in starting a blog on WordPress.com or Blogger.com, then you can't get control of all the features which you can get by using your own personal blog hosting services, such as WordPress Hosting Service or Self - Hosted WordPress.
Once you have created your domain and subdomain names to start your blog, you will need to select your web hosting services by selecting a CMS (Content Management System). There are many different ways to start your blogs, from free hosting, and there is no difference between free and paid blogging hosting.
How and where to buy domain and hosting?
From now on, I will give you information on how to start a premium blog.
There are few things to keep in mind when buying a domain for any blog. (Here domain means domain name - Domain Name)
- The domain name should be easy to remember.
- It should be easy to type.
- It should be easy to pronounce.
- It should not include confusing words
Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing a domain for your blog. The name of your blog is very important for success in the blogging field. The domain is the URL of the blog that readers will use to open the blog.
For example, when you start a blog on a platform like BlogSpot or WordPress, you will get the same domain. You would only be able to choose your subdomain. Your entire blog will be hosted on this subdomain.
When choosing the web host for a domain, you should buy it from reputable domain registrars like GoDaddy or NameCheap. You can also buy domains on Hostinger or even go for Google domains.
Next is Web hosting. It is a service that allows you to get your blog online through the internet. Without web hosting, your blog can't be viewed online, and without a domain, you don't have a blog address. Both factors are inseparable.
Setting up your blog
Choose a Blogging Platform
Having taken over domain and hosting, it is now important to know the answer to the question of where you want to create your blog.
How to create a blog?
There are so many blogging platforms available in this world and people who write blogs have different opinions about each one.
You can also use blogger.com. But most bloggers start blogging on the WordPress platform. WordPress is popular because it is easy to use and has got more features such as numerous plugins that can help your blog get visibility on search engines quickly.
Deciding on the Blogging niche
Before you start a blog, you need to clear one thing completely; What topic do you want to start a blog on? And the same thing should be prominently displayed on your blog.
I hope you don't plan to blog about any random things and make money from it. When you blog on a topic, your chances of success are better.
How to find the topic of your blog?
Choose a topic that you know best. You can choose any topic. Provide information about health, write news or public opinion, give interviews, write about blogging business or take any topic. But this should be something that you can talk about for hours or a topic on which you can comfortably write about.
For newcomers, all I can say is that with the help of a pen-paper, make a list of topics you like. For example, my blog is about Inspiration, Career, Lifestyle, and Skills. Now, try writing 20 post ideas for those different topics. When you are writing a post title, think about what you can write about the topic without reference. At the end of the 20th article, it will help you to find the topic you like the most.
This is an important step before starting a blog because it is always better to choose a topic that you are passionate about.
I'm sure your blog will never shut down your blog if you choose the same topic for your blog that you love to talk about and write about. So, I assume that you have chosen your favorite topic for your blog from which you can make money. Choosing the right topic to start a new blog is the first and most important step.
Plan your content
Before you start writing your first blog post, you should create a content plan. You can use Excel or. It's best to do this in one sitting and next time you can start writing your content (one at a time).
I have created a template with the help of Excel for planning content, you can download it to use it. The link is at the end of this article.
Writing your first blog post
Now, this is where the real fun begins, writing your first blog post. It's important to decide what your first blog post should be about and write about it.
There are a few things to keep in mind when writing a blog post.
When you are writing your content, imagine that you are telling a story to a person sitting next to you and write a blog in the same tone. There's a reason for that too - everyone loves spoken language and 99% of people don't read blogs in groups.
All the elements of the topic you are writing about should be included in your content. Even if there are more than 1000 words, feel free to write.
Once you know how to make a blog article, you should continue writing more articles.
This will help you to apply and get Adsense approval. With Adsense approval, your blog will start to generate revenue. Which is actually a big motivational factor that will encourage you to continue with your blogging journey. The earnings would increase gradually once your blog articles start to rank on Google.
You should be writing consistently which helps your blog to grow and acquire traffic from various sources. Along with you should be doing Search Engine Optimization of your Blog so that the articles rank on Google.
When you are writing the article write it with your own perspective. This will help you establish authority in your niche. Never copy articles from the Internet. If you do so, you would never grow as a blogger.
Even the photos should not be taken from Google. They may be copyrighted. Google is strictly against using copyrighted content without the permission of its owner. If possible use the service such as Pixabay, Unsplash, or Pexels as your source of photos and images.
Important pages to include on your blog
About and Contact Page
The blog should have a page with detailed information about you and your blog, as well as a page with information and facilities that you can contact.
Along with that, you should dedicate a page to make users of your blog know how you are using the information obtained from them and the rules for using the information on the blog by the users of your blog. It should also include information about the ads and what other facilities you are providing.
This is not the end of it. There is more to learn in Blogging. There will be challenges and it won't be easy as it seems. I would suggest that just don't give up and have patience. And the challenges will help you learn many things and during your blogging journey, you will know how to tackle these challenges and turn them into opportunities.
You will also learn more about the subsets of Digital Marketing and discover how to make money blogging online by using Content Marketing and Affiliate Marketing.
So here is the complete information on what you need to know about starting a blog. There would more articles specific to the various aspects of Blogging that I will be writing shortly. Do not forget to subscribe to the Success Trending Blog so that you get notified when new articles are published.
If you have any further questions about blogging, you can ask in the comments. I will answer all those questions. Please share the article with your friends who might be interested in starting a blog.
Good Luck Blogging!