In my last post, I discussed some methods which you can use to make money online using your blog. In this piece, I will share with you how to start a blog which will be successful and will generate loads of profits for you in the future.
First to start your blog, you will need following things:
Blogging Platforms:- You need a platform or a host to host your blog. You can host your blog for free at Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr and there are many more. With these platforms you can create your blog for free and keep it going for as long as you want. But being free, these platforms have limited features and usability. If you are really serious about using your blog as a source to make money online, then you must use paid hosting. You can use Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator etc. to host your blog. Even search engines give more preference to blogs which have paid hosting rather than free ones.
Domain Name:- Once you are done with choosing your host, you will next need a domain name for your blog. If you are using a free host, you will be given a subdomain like myblog.hostname.com. Whereas you can choose your own .com domain like myblog.com. It is advised to register a domain with .com extension as these are again more successful than the subdomains. Choose your domain name wisely.
Niche to Blog:- You must find a niche on which you are going to blog. In general, you can choose anything but it would be better if you choose something which is in demand right now and which seems profitable. A good niche is important for success of any blog. Again choose your niche wisely so as to make profits in long term.
These are the things which you will need to start your blog. I will tell you the rest of the process in my next post.
Online earning is on a way high and a lot of people are moving towards this line to earn a full-time living online. Blogs are one of the most used ways to earn some real cash online.
A blog is a website which is updated regularly with fresh and valuable content related to a particular niche or topic. You can blog about anything. From a pin to a plane, you can choose anything which interests you and start blogging about it. There are a lot of ways through which you can monetize your blog. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used ways:
Google Adsense:- You can display Google ads on your blog and get paid per click on those ads. This is an excellent way to monetize your blog. Once you have built your blog and there is enough content on your blog, just apply for Adsense. If your blog is approved by the Google, you can start displaying ads on your blog. These ads are highly customizable and you can use them according to your wish. It is advised to read their policies and terms of conditions before start using Google AdSense.
Affiliate Marketing:- Affiliate marketing is extensively used to make money online these days. In this marketing, you promote other people’s products and get a commission when those products are sold through your links. You can use your blog to promote affiliate products. But make sure that you choose products related to the niche of your blog.
Sponsors:- If you have a lot of traffic and visitors to your blog, then you will certainly find some sponsors who will advertise on your blog and pay you in huge sums in return. Some blogs have sponsorships over $1k per month. But this way usually takes a lot of time.
These were some of the most commonly used methods of online earning through your blog. There are many more about which I will talk in my upcoming posts.