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.