Are you a writer and looking to make money with it? Yes, your writing skills can generate revenue for you. Here is an 8-step guide to mae money with blogging
In simple terms, Blogging is writing. So if you are passionate about writing then only go ahead with Blogging. It includes a lot of other things like SEO, marketing, social media, etc. but the simple word is writing. So now, you have decided to start Blogging because you are passionate about writing. Congratulations! You are on the track of Blogging and have great potential in it.
Things you need to know before starting Blogging
It’s great that you have decided to start Blogging but there are certain things that you need to start a blog. The simple solution is that you can start Blogging on Blogger which is a free platform y Google. But we are not covering here the Blogger but we will guide you in making your first Blog using WordPress which allows you to customize your website the way you want it. It is simple and easy to start. These are a few things you will need to start a blog on WordPress:
- Domain Name – A Domain name is the name of your blog that will be publicly available. This is the URL of your website that you can share. So, you have to be careful about choosing the name of your website because this will represent your content.
- Web Hosting – Now since you have decided on a Domain name you will need a Web Hosting to host your content online. It is buying a part of the server available at a very fast speed.
Now since you have a Domain name and Web Hosting you are all set to start your Blog. So let us start the step-by-step guide on How to start Blogging and make money online.
How to Start Blogging?
1 – Choose a Niche
We asked you to buy a domain name but before that, you have to decide your niche. Your niche is the category in which you want to start writing. This is something you have knowledge about, you are passionate about, and you want to write about. Your niche is very important because this is all that matters. A few niche ideas could be smartphones, gadgets, pets, fashion, lifestyle, education, blogging, digital marketing, finance, accounting, love, etc. It can be anything people search for.
2 – Buy a Domain Name
After choosing a niche, you will need a domain name to represent your niche. Here again, you have to work hard on choosing a domain name. You can take the help of some Domain Name Generators available online. And then, buy a domain name. You can buy a domain name from retail vendors like Godaddy, Bigrock, Namecheap, etc.
3 – Buy a Web Hosting
Now you have your domain name but to host anything in your domain you will need web hosting. It is a part of a server that is rented for an exchange of money. You can choose a basic hosting plan to start with and make sure that you buy a monthly hosting. So that you can renew it every month. It is important because if you get huge traffic after 3-4 months, you will be able to upgrade it easily. Here again, there are a lot of vendors like Godaddy, Hostinger, Hosting Raja, Reseller Club, etc.
4 – Connect Domain and Hosting
After buying a hosting and a domain, you have to connect them because if anyone goes to your URL, he/she shall see the content you have hosted on your site. To connect your domain with the hosting you will have to update your Nameservers. You will get your nameservers with the hosting you bought. In case you purchased your domain and hosting from the same vendors then you can do this step.
5 – Instal WordPress
Congratulations! You are almost done. Only a few steps are remaining. Now you have to install WordPress on your site so that it becomes easy for you to design and customize it. Once you log in to your Control Panel (Cpanel) in your hosting you will get the option of installing WordPress under Softwares. Perfect! Just choose a username and password and click install. Now you are all set.
6 – Customize your Site
Now you have made your website public and you can see it via URL but there is nothing you have done in the designing part. But don’t worry it is easy very easy to design. Go to your URL/wp-admin (for example your website is abc.com then go to abc.com/wp-admin) that’s it! You can install a theme you like from the free themes on WordPress Library or buy a premium theme from ThemeForest as per your budget. You can watch a lot of tutorials available on Youtube regarding this to learn how to customize WordPress.
7 – Start Writing
Now you are all set, your website is ready all you have to do is start publishing content. You have to start writing regularly. Make it a regular plan to write daily, weekly, twice a week, monthly, or anything like that. Some people write 3-4 posts a day. This is all up to you, how you want to write. If you are unable to write hire someone but make sure you are publishing quality content. Because CONTENT IS THE KING. Take care of some SEO practices and promote your content online.
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