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How To Start A Blog And Make Money Online

March 30, 20247 min read

How To Start A Blog And Make Money Online: A Step-By-Step Guide 

 

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Do you want to make some extra money? Are you looking for a way to start a side hustle along with your day job and work from home?

If so, then you may be interested in starting a blog. 

Blogging is a great way to make money online, and it can be a lot of fun too!

In this article, we will teach you how to start a blog and make money from it.

We will also provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to get started.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's get started!  

How To Start A Blog 

Let's start with how you can start a blog.

It's easier than you think.

You don't need any special skills or experience to start a blog.

All you need is a computer and an internet connection.  

 

Step 1: Choose The Niche For Your Blog 

The first step is to choose the niche for your blog.

This is the topic that you will be blogging about. It can be anything that interests you.

For example, you can blog about parenting, travel, fashion, food, or anything else.

However, make sure that you choose a niche that you are passionate about and also make sure that there is enough search volume for that particular topic.

This will make it easier for you to write content for your blog.  

 

Step 2: Choose A Domain Name For Your Blog 

The next step is to choose a domain name for your blog.

This is the URL of your blog. It should be something catchy and easy to remember.

You can use your own name as the domain name or you can come up with something creative.

However, it is recommended to find the domain that matches your niche because it will be easier for people to find your blog when they search for that particular topic and develops some authority as well.  

 

Step 3: Choose A Web Hosting Provider 

The next step is to choose a web hosting provider.

This is the company that will host your blog on its servers. There are many web hosting providers to choose from.

However, we recommend that you choose a reputable and reliable web hosting provider such as Bluehost, SiteGround, or Godaddy. 

Whatever host you choose, make sure that they offer 100% uptime and can handle a lot of traffic.

This is important because you want your blog to be up and running all the time and you also want it to be able to handle a lot of traffic when you start getting a lot of visitors.  

 

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Step 4: Setup Your Blog 

Now it's time to set up your blog.

This is where you will actually start creating your blog.

If you are using WordPress, then all you need to do is log in to your hosting account and click on the "WordPress" icon.

This will take you to the WordPress dashboard where you can start creating your blog. 

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Step 5: Find Low Competition Topics To Write About 

The next step is to find topics to write about that have low competition.

This means that there are not a lot of people writing about that particular topic.

You can use the Google Keyword Planner tool to find such topics.

Just enter your niche and choose "exact match" in the keyword options. This will give you a list of long-tail keywords that you can write about.

Long-tail keywords are usually three or four words long and are very specific.

Short-tail keywords, such as "How to start a blog", are different from long-tail keywords, such as "How to start a blog for beginners".

Long-tail keywords tend to have less competition and are therefore easier to rank for.  

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Step 6: Write High-Quality Content 

The next step is to write high-quality content for your blog.

This is the most important part of starting a blog.

You need to make sure that your content is well-written and informative. 

People should be able to learn something from your articles. 

In order to write high-quality content, you need to do some research on the topics that you are writing about.

You can use Google to find information on your topic.

Just make sure that you are getting your information from reliable sources.

Once you have done your research, it's time to start writing your article. Make sure that your articles are at least 1000 words long.

This is because Google loves long-form content and you will have a better chance of ranking your articles if they are longer.  

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Step 7: Optimize Your Articles For SEO 

The next step is to optimize your articles for SEO.

This means that you need to use the right keywords in your articles so they can rank higher in the search engines.

You can use the Google Keyword Planner tool to find the right keywords to use in your articles. 

Once you have found the right keywords, you need to use them in the right places. This means using them in your article title, in the first paragraph, in the body of your article, and in the metadata. 

The metadata is the information that appears when someone searches for your article on Google. It includes the title of your article and a short description. 

You can also use other SEO techniques to optimize your articles such as adding images and videos and using external links.  

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Step 8: Index Your Blog in Search Console 

The next step is to index your blog in Google Search Console.

This free service offered by Google allows you to submit your website to their search engine.

This will help your website get indexed and show up in the search results. 

To do this, simply go to google.com/webmasters and add your website.

Once your website is verified, you can then submit your sitemap. A sitemap is a file that contains all the pages on your website.  

Step 9: Set up Google Analytics 

The next step is to set up Google Analytics.

This is a free service offered by Google that allows you to track the traffic on your website.

This is important because it allows you to see how many people are visiting your website and where they are coming from. 

To do this, simply go to google.com/analytics and sign up for an account.

Once you have done this, you will need to add a tracking code to your website. This code will be provided by Google Analytics. 

Check out YouTube for videos on how to add a tracking code to your website.

 

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Step 10: Promote Your Blog 

The final step is to promote your blog.

This can be done by sharing your articles on social media, leaving comments on other blogs, and guest posting on other blogs. 

You can also use paid advertising to promote your blog.

However, we recommend that you start with free methods first and then move on to paid methods once you have some traffic coming to your blog.  

Conclusion 

Side hustles have become incredibly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a way to make extra money without having to leave your day job.

In fact, many people now make a full-time living from their side hustles. Writing blogs is one of the best ways to earn some extra money.

From anywhere in the world, you can start this business. It's relatively easy to get started. Plus, you can make as much money as you want without having to answer to anyone else. 

If you want to learn how to promote your blog or build your own business, then click the link below and sign up for our Facebook group now

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To learn other ways to make money online, check out my YouTube Channel 

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So what are you waiting for, get out there and get started with your own blog today. 

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Remember...

You can either chase your own dreams or work for others who are chasing theirs!

 

Looking out for you, 

Gary Maynard


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