As technology is so improving people start using the internet to find the solution, buy products and more…
So there are ways that we can “start a blog that makes money” online by sharing our knowledge to solve people’s problems in a specific topic to the internet and start making money from it throw displaying at advertising from the ad company or selling your own product.
To make money from your blogging, it sounds really great, right?
YES, you really can do that…
But the first thing you need to do is starting to find a good niche with a specific topic with your passion and love because if you start blogging with the topic that you know and you don’t like it won’t a good idea to start you will feel lazy of doing that.
So I recommend you to start the niche that you are really good at, and passionate about it so the progressing of the blogging and content creation will unique for the reader and doing with your love so you won’t feel lazy of what you are doing.
But there is the question that you should know before you start a blog – Are people also blog the same topic you choose?
The answer is Yes, You can do a search on Google with your niche and you will see the result that it provide so it means that people also blog the same niche as you.
If the people also blog the same topic I will do so how I will make money from it?
There are ways that you can compete with those bloggers, So that why I am recommended you to do a blog with your passion topic and you should choose a specific thing and start creating the content that attracts to the reader and better search engine optimization to “get a higher rank on the SERPs”.
So this method will help you get more traffic come to your website then it can start generating more sales or display ads on your site to make money from it.
No worries, I walking you throw a method that helps you start the right blog that generates more traffic to the website and earn more revenue.
Okay, now let’s get started to start a blog that makes money for you…
How to Start A Blog That Makes Money?
There are steps of progressing that we need to do to build a blog that makes money for us, all of the steps are really important that must to do if we seriously want to make benefit from it.
So let begin doing the rest of things…
1. Coming Up with Ideas & Niche
There are reasons and ideas that make us want to blog, so mean that we already what we want to blog in our mind but only some of the technical things we don’t to make it generate us money.
There are lots of blogging niche that you can start with such as:
- – Fashion & Lifestyle
- – Education
- – How to blog
- – Tech
- – News
- – And more…
That you can start blogging with…
After you understand what you are good at, as I mention above section that we should do a blog with a specific thing because of the internet so competitive that why the specific blog is really good for generating more traffic and easy to optimize for the search.
So make sure you find the right blogging niche to that fit with your ability to do awesome content creation to attract your reader and make good experience to let them come again to read your other blog content and make the blog that makes money for you at the future.
2. Start a Blog with WordPress
After you had picked the niche that you had good at, now it time to start building your blog with WordPress and start sharing your content on the internet so we can start a blog that makes money for us.
But you may have a question “Why we should start a blog with WordPress?” if there are lots of blogging platforms out there?
We choose to start blogging WordPress than other because this blogging platform is really popular and you can get full control of your own site.
There are a lot of themes and plugins that you can use your needed functionality for your requirement when it needed.
Because by default WordPress would not have enough function that you desire so you can find out the plugin that will you in your specific desire.
– How to a start blog with WordPress?
For getting started a blog with WordPress you need to have a hosting company that will help you host your website with them.
I highly recommend you to Siteground because this hosting provider company is a really fast host and secure your site with low cost and a lot of benefits.
Don’t worry, I will show you how to set up your WordPress website with Siteground.
Just follow my steps below…
First, go to the Siteground website to getting started by clicking here…
After we will walk to all the steps of getting start setup your WordPress website for start to finish that make you easy to follow.
Now let’s dive right in.
After you had clicked on the link that I had provided then you will bring you to the hosting page and what we had to do is choosing the WordPress hosting package.
Click on the “Get Started” on the WordPress Hosting to move the next step of setting up your WordPress website.
Then it will bring you the WordPress Hosting plan page then you need to choose the first one because it is a good value for start like you.
But don’t worry you will able to upgrade the plan anytime when your site getting grows enough traffic but now it really to choose the first plan.
Then click on the “Get Plan” after it will bring you to the next level of setting your blog by choosing your website domain name.
A domain name is an address that allows people to type on in the browser to come to your website you can name it whatever you want.
Then it will bring you to the next page which allows to your fill out of your information including:
- Email Address
- Your details
- Purchase details
So you need to fill out all of the requirement and after you ready we will move on to the next section of getting started to the setup process.
At the bottom of your information, you will see the purchasing info that you need to check like how long period you want to host your website with this hosting company.
You can choose for 12 months and the next year after you able to renew it…
– After clicking on to tick on I confirm mean you agree to the Siteground policy and then clicking on the “Pay Now” button to get to the next level.
Then it will redirect to your account page and now we able to begin to the installation of your WordPress site on the hosting your server.
Now, when you are in your account area you will multiple buttons there, then click on “Go to cPanel” to start the processing of the installation.
Then you will see the cPanel area with lots of tools available there but don’t worry just follow me.
Before we start installing a WordPress website I want you to do one thing first which installing the SSL certificate.
It is really important to have an SSL certificate for a site because it shows your user that your site is secure and safe to visit but it, not just that simple thing it also helps your site SEO ranking too because SSL certificate of a website also uses as a factor of the ranking factor by Google.
So let’s begin…
On the cPanel page, you will find the security section by just scroll abet down of the page we will able to install the SSL certificate for our website domain.
After you have to click on the “Let’s Encrypt paid lock” button to getting start installation of the SSL certificate for your website.
And it will bring you to another page which the page of SSL installable…
To install the certificate for your site you need to tick on the radio button like an image above and then clicking on the “Install” button.
You had success installing the SSL certificate to your website then the success install a message will pop up just click on the OK button after return to cPanel back.
And find the Auto Installers section…
It time to install your WordPress website so you need to click on the WordPress to getting start the installation.
After you click on the WordPress it brings you here like the image above and then what you have to do is click on Install Now…
Then it will ask you to fill out the site login details then just doing that, but keep in mind that you must remember the user name and your password otherwise you will not able to login to your site…
1. Selecting a version of WordPress I highly recommend to use the latest version of it for future availability.
And the choosing Installation URL you should select https and then your domain.
2. It is a site detail so you name whatever your site is…
3. It is an account that you will use to login to your website so you should never share this information with another person and remember it.
Alright, now you had done the installation of your WordPress blog then we will move on to the login to our website.
So to login you your website you need to enter your website URL like https://yoursite.com/wp-admin.
For example https://google.com/wp-admin
This above page won’t work if you try to open but I just give an example to make sure you had understood how to start login to your website.
After you entered the User name and password after login then you will see the WordPress dashboard of this content management system (CMS).
That we will talk about the most important part of the dashboard…
Now, start to learn how to change your WordPress theme…
– How to Change Theme on WordPress?
So to change your theme you first need to go to “Appearance > Theme” on the dashboard menu after you will see the list of the default themes that coming with WordPress setup.
But to change the theme you need to have a theme and if you know where you can get I will recommend you to the best WordPress theme that builds for SEO and speed to make your website better perform on the search.
So you can get a theme from the following developer companies…
So today I will recommend you use the Divi theme which from Elegant Theme that I had used on my website here.
This is the best WordPress and loading really fast so I highly recommend you to use this theme if you like too.
And if not you can choose the theme from the list above that I had provided you those themes are really popular and had many bloggers recommend about it.
Anyway with Divi theme, after you buy it comes with their page builder called Divi builder but for some other themes, you need to buy page builder if you want to use page builder.
- It just costs $89 per year or $249 for a lifetime.
After you had bought and download the Divi theme now its time to install this theme for your WordPress website Appearance > Theme > Add New and you will upload the theme after you had upload then click on the Install button.
– How to install Plugin on WordPress?
Now let’s move on to learn how to install the plugin for your WordPress, to install a plugin you need to go to Plugin > Add New at the dashboard menu then you will see the plugin page.
There are two options that you can install plugin…
1. Install by search the plugin name in the search bar
2. Install by uploading – these ways that you can install the plugin that doesn’t exist on the WordPress and you were bought it from the developer.
Now you know the ways of install plugin then we move on to install an SEO plugin that helps you optimize your blog SEO really fast with technical expertise.
It called Rank Math SEO plugin – this plugin will tell the SEO issue and where you should fix your content to get a better-optimized article for search engine easy to index and get higher ranking on the SERPs.
– How to install Rank Math SEO Plugin?
In the plugin page let’s search for “Rank Math” in the search bar at the top right corner then you will see the plugin available there.
Then click on the install button after click on then click on the activate button so this plugin will redirect you to the configuration page.
So you need to have an account of rank math to active this plugin but don’t worry this awesome SEO plugin is free not cost you any money.
What you have to do just sign up for a free account to activate with this plugin…
After we will move to the configuration page of the Rank Math with is really easy to do that because Rank Math brings us a good option with “Setup Wizard”.
So you just need to click on the Setup Wizard button to get the configuration of this plugin and optimize your site…
In this section, you need to choose the Personal Blog and adding your site logo to let Google know what your site logo is after a click on the “Save and Continue button”…
In this case, you need to connect your site with “Google Search Console“ that let Google index your content if you do not help a search console account to add your site with you need to create one.
After you had created add your website URL with the Search Console ready you will able to Authorize with your Search Console account with Rank Math.
After you are done all of these steps just click on the Save and Continue button to move to the next step.
For this section is really easy you have no need to do anything just leave it by defaults so click on Save and Continue.
This section also you have not to do anything just leave it by defaults so click on Save and Continue.
And you are the final of the setting of the Rank Math SEO plugin just click on the Return to dashboard button then you finished.
Now you had done all of the installations of Rank Math so its time to create your first blog post…
– How Start Blog Post?
It is really easy to start a blog post by going to Post > Add New then it will bring you to the new blog post page.
There are five things you should when it come to New blog post…
- Enter your content title
- Add Media button which allows you to photo, image, video to your post engage your reader
- It is the content writing field
- The place that you save your article and Publish it.
- Adding the image feature of your article.
You now had done with the starting your WordPress blog and it is the time we are waiting to of making a blog that makes money for us.
Let’s get move to other options to start a blog that makes money…
3. Create Attractive Content
You know what? – Content is king because it drives tons of traffics to your business by sharing the knowledge of solving the problem around your niche.
So really matter to your business that why we have to write really awesome article to help our reader and give them a good experience of visiting our website and read our content.
– How to Create Amazing Content?
One thing that I should tell you before creating awesome content – You ask yourself what’s your target audience?
So meaning that you must know what you are doing and who gonna read your content when you clearly know all of these things you will able to create content and get the right audience come to your website.
There are places that you get content ideas that come with real people are asking for the solution is to use the community site (forum site) like Quora.
Here are the concepts of starting great blog content…
- Understanding Your Target Audience
- Competitor Keyword Analyze – You can use SEO tools like SEMrush to find your competitor keyword for outranking them.
- A Blog Content Style:
- Informative Blog – How-to guide that helps the reader solve the problem.
- Authority content – Write content that helps you promote your brand or product you want people to buy.
- Fun blog content – Engage customers to come back to your website with good experience.
- Poll blog – Asking your customers to share what they need and get that idea to solve them.
When you use all of these strategies you will gain traffic really fast.
One more thing you should know before your getting started to write new content I want to tell you that if your serious want traffic to come to your blog you need to understand this thing.
Note: If you new blogger and your site had low domain authority you need to find only the low competition keywords to write about, but if you choose really competition keyword you will not get any traffic to your website throw organic search unless you improve your domain authority that can compete with the competitor.
When you got enough domain authority to compete with them then feel free to write things you want to write about.
– So now you had to learn how to create amazing content then it times that we need to promote our blog to make money from it.
4. Promote Your Blog to Makes money from it
There are ways that you can start a blog that makes money for and I will share all of them with you on this section on how you can make money from your blog.
After you got enough traffic to come to your website and you think its time to make money from it then follow along with me.
– How to make money from my blog?
There many ways as I had mentioned above that you can make money from your blog but today I will share the most used by the bloggers to make money from their blog is with are 3 major that you make money from your blog…
Here we go…
1. Make money from your blog by display advertising.
You can make money with the ads company by display their ads on your website when the reader comes to your website and see the and start clicking on the ads you will make money it called pay per click (PPC).
There are lots of PPC advertising companies that you can make money with such as…
- – Google Adsense
- – Media.net
- – Propeller Ads
- – Taboola
- – Outbrain
- – Infolinks
- – And more…
But I only recommend you to choose only “Google Adsense“ because this ad platform is you used by many bloggers the most important is it paid you a high price of PPC.
To getting started with “Google Adsense” you first need to sign up for its account and submit your application such as your site URL then the team if this platform will review your application within 3 business days they will lets you know you had approval to the platform or not.
It is the one way that you can start a blog that makes money for you by using this ad platform.
2. Join the Affiliate program
Their lots of companies that have the affiliate program that you can sign up and make money from them by referring the company product to your reader after they purchase you will get a commission.
Find out a similar blog around your niche to share the affiliate link for making money from them it is the best way to make money from your blog and had used my almost blogger when it comes to making money from the blog.
3. Sell Digital Product
You can build and sell your own digital product on your website when you have enough traffic to come to your website.
What the digital product that I can sell on my website?
Well, It is a good question – You can sell something like an ebook that teaches people to do things or you can also sell a service that helps people to do the thing too.or if you are a developer you can develop software or app you also can sell it online.
Now you had learned all thing that helps you start a blog that makes money from A-Z and I hope you will like this article if so please also share this content to let your friend know about this too.
I hope you can start a blog that makes money for you in the future by using all these tactics.