Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. Famous bloggers around the globe make thousands of dollars every month through blogging.
Starting a blog today is not easy. But with consistency and hardworking, you can also make your blog as a money-making machine.
What is Blogging?
A blog is a collection of useful articles which must be capable of solving your audience’s problems. It can be anything like health, health, wealth or relationship. All these markets have the potential to create tons of money as people spend more money on these markets.
Benefits of Blogging
Now let us discuss the benefits of blogging. Blogging can make a lot of money by working from home. There are bloggers those who earn thousands of dollars from their blogs every month. Most of these bloggers are working from their home only.
Bloggers Like Harsh Aggarwal, Anil Aggarwal, Ankit Singla, etc. are famous bloggers from India those who earn a decent amount of money from their blogs every month from Affiliate Marketing, Google AdSense, etc.
This is the power of blogging! It gives you the freedom of life. It will be really amazing if you can earn money by doing something that you really like in your life. I will also explain to you how to create money making blogs.
How to Start Blogging?
To become a successful blogger, you must find your area of interest first. It can be anything like fitness, personnel finance, cooking, etc. Or think about a subject on which you can talk or write about hours. It is very crucial to blogging on a niche or a blog topic that you really like or passionate about. Otherwise, you will struggle and stuck in future.
However, you do not need to be an expert in that particular area to blog on that specific niche. You can learn more as you blog on a subject that you really passionate about.
For example, you do not need to be a dietician or fitness trainer to start a blog on dieting or fitness niche. But you must have a passion for learning about that subject in detail.
There are dozens of multiple paid, and free SEO tools are available in the market, which can help you to write killer contents for your blog. Tools like Semrush can pull up thousands of related keywords which is enough to get content ideas to write articles.
Also, you do not need to be an English expert to become a good blogger. By saying that, I do not mean that you do not need to learn English to run your money-making blog. Learn English, along with your blogging journey.
If you still needed, then you can use Grammarly write English blog articles without spelling or grammatical mistakes. In Grammary Premium Subscription plan, it also offers Plagiarism checker. It is essential to have a plagiarism checker tool, especially if you have multiple writes for your blog.
How Much does it cost to start a Blog?
The cost depends on the purpose and intention of your blog. If you want to start a personnel blog for self-satisfaction and no commercial indent, then you can create a blog on self-hosting service provides like blogger.com, WordPress.com, etc.
But if you want to start a money-making blog, then you must invest at least 7-10 dollars every month on your hosting. Always remember to choose a reliable hosting provider as it is essential for your blogging success. A Webhosting is responsible for keeping your blog live on the internet.
Steps to Start a Blog
- Decide your blog name and book a domain.
- Select the best performing website, hosting provider.
- Install WordPress
- Write and publish articles
- Share your content on social media.
- Additional Things to consider while creating a blog.
You should plan the following thinks while planning to start a blog. Otherwise, you will fall in trouble in future.
1. Keyword Research
You should do keyword research, and competitor analyses even before starting your blog. Do not start a blog by thinking that keyword research can be done later. It is a great mistake that all newbie bloggers made. There are premium and free tools available in the market for keyword research. If you are a newbie and on a tight budget I recommend you to go with free tools only as premium tools cost you a lot of money every month. Free SEO tools like Ubersuggest, Google Keyword Planner, Answer the Public, etc. are some of the best keyword research tools. Also, add images and infographics to attract the attention of your visitors. This will also help you to decrease the bounce rate on your blog.
2. Plan the structure of your site
As soon as you compleat keyword research, you must plan the structure of your website. Detailed keyword research makes this task easier. It helps you decide what types of categories should be included in your new blog.
3. SILO Structure
You should make sure that your new blog has an excellent silo structure. There are multiple benefits if you implement a silo structure on your blog. Silo structure helps Google to understand your site more as it allows Google bots to crawl more on your website.
In addition to that, the silo structure helps you to pass link juice to every article equally.
3. Blog Monetization
Blog Monetization is significant and crucial. You should think about how to monetise your blog from the beginning itself. You should keep this in mind at the time of keyword research.
Now let us look into some blogging related frequently asked questions.
- What is the difference between a blog and a website?
There is not much difference between a website and a blog. Most of the time, a website will only have product-oriented pages as part of a business. Also, they do not frequently update a website. While a blog can be maintained by a business or person. A blog has more content than a website, and it will be arranged with the proper date and navigation.
- How Much does it cost to start a blog?
Even though you can start a blog for free on platforms such as Blogger.com, WordPress.org, Tumbler, etc. I do not recommend any of these if you are planning to create a money-making blog. Free blogging platforms have many restrictions in terms of blog customisation and monetisation.
Creating a blog on WordPress does not cost you much as a newbie blogger. You can start a WordPress blog under $100 US dollar per year. If you are on a tight budget, you can even start a blog under $7 every month. Once you begin to earn money and visitors, you can upgrade to a premium hosting provider. As a newbie blogger, cheap hosting like Namecheap or Vapourhost is enough for you.
- Am Need to be a tech expert to be a blogger?
No. You do not need to be a technical expert to create a basic blog on WordPress. There are various free themes and plugins are available for WordPress to customise a blog. If you face any trouble in installing or setting up your basic WordPress Blog, I have also included a detailed guide on how to start a WordPress Blog on this post. If you still facing difficulties in installing WP, then please feel free to contact me on the comment section or the ‘Contact Us’ section so that I can personally help you.
- How much money I can make through my blog?
There is no limit for the money which you can make through a blog. You can earn a few $100 to $10000 of dollars every month from a single blog. It all depends on the niche which you select you to create a blog on it.
Michelle, the owner of makingsenseofcents.com makes $100,000 Per Month Blogging at 28 Years Old. See her interview here.
Also, there is no short cut to make money. Work hard and follow the footprints of experts on the industry to stay updated with the blogging industry.
Now you must have a basic idea on what blogging is and how to create a money-making blog in a few steps. It is not a difficult task to create a blog now.
Take action today to become a successful blogger tomorrow. Always have a plan and still stick to that plan until you become a successful blogger.