How to Start a Blog and Make Money in 2022

Making Money from blogging still a dream for a newbie as Starting a blog is very easy nowadays everyone wants a blog that makes him enough money to get in the pocket there are many examples exist that show’s that they making millions with so that doesn’t mean you won’t get any money from blogging

When it comes to starting a blog for a beginner it is difficult to understand where they can start from and the answer is very clear that you need to take an action most of you just thought about starting but one of the biggest mistakes you won’t take any action this post we dive deep inside of blogging from staring a blog to earning money with it

Why Start A Blog

Do Blogs Earn Money

How I started this blog

Blogging CMS

Blogger vs WordPress

Squarespace Vs WordPress

Tumblr vs WordPress

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com

Which Blogging Niche you should start

Niche: Niche or Category is required first whenever you start as a beginner I would suggest you focus on your passion rather than looking at others’ niches don’t do that first talk to yourself about what you can write and not bored if you started something a week or month you stop then its not perfect start in blogging

Find your passion or experience you have

e.g

Cooking

Tech

Personal finance and more

Also Read, Top 10 blogging Niche for beginner

Suppose you started a niche that you are not interested in and comfortable with which means you can’t do it for long many of you do the same and thereafter you leave blogging just saying that blogging is hard for me which doesn’t make any sense that why choosing a niche very essential at the beginning

Things Require to Start Blog

if you want to get started a blog professionally you require to have some investment which I did wrong I started my blog with a blogger where’s I did many blogging mistakes which I don’t want to repeat by you

First, no matter which blog or Website you create requires

Domain Name is very essential if you decided to do the things in a professional way you can take an example of us we are using a top-level domain name rather than a subdomain there are many registers out there too but one that I used from last 3 to 4 years which is GoDaddy which provides great customer support and no issue once you get the domain

Before choosing a domain Make you do these things first

Easy to remember: Your domain must have short and easy to remember which allows users to remember your URL(Uniform Resource Locator)

Top Level domain: Top Level are best when you choose if you notice domain extensions that usually uses like .com, .org, or .net these are top-level domain and you always choose .com if you want to start your blog one of the biggest reason why most of the sites use’s .com due to its rank well on globally

Setup WordPress

Common WordPress Settings

Add a Theme

Must-Have Plugins

Link to Google Analytics

Link to Search Engine Console

Research and Write Content

How to Research Keywords for your blog

Keywords are yet another part of blogging that also can’t be ignored before writing any content you required first to research due its very important to know the keyword’s volume and the overall competition unless is very hard to determine the things

There are many tools already present in the market which you can utilize for your keyword strategy tools like

Google Keyword Planner

SEMrush

Optimize Content

Avoid mistakes we do

Why not start a blog

How you can start a blog

Blog can be setup in different ways to get started you can go with free and self hosted blogs which requires some investment to get started and the best thing about self hosted ownership of blog is up to you and on free blogs are likely changes that may delete with if you violet there polices

Again, Then which blogging platform do you choose

Free Blogging or Self Hosted

Blogger

Wix

Joomla

Tumbler blogs

Did you know that more then 39% percentage of site are powered by WordPress

I Already shared the difference between free blogging vs self-hosted blogs

i know you want a blog which you get money out it and the harsh reality of blogging is that it takes time to everything work if you do the right things with some actionable strategies which require keyword research, choosing the right domain for the niche and most of the common thing patience is required

Things you required to start a blog from scratch

Keyword research

Domain Name

Hosting

Types of hosting

Shared

Shared hosting the reliable and pocket friendly for a beginner this type of hosting is affordable whereas the in one sever many sites exist reason why the cost is usually split by the customers who opt for this plan and really beneficial for you at beginning

Dedicated

In Dedicated hosting, you are the only one who is on the server no one else is existed which obvious that to manage the cost of this type of hosting prices are high but the speed and the performance you get which is far better than those shared as the shared server has its own limit for handling traffic and you only opt this types of hosting if you having a great traffic

VPS

VPS stands for Virtual Private Sever this type of hosting requires for those sites that have a huge number of traffic which requires more and more resources to fulfill then VPS is the best option the most common resource in this hosting Disk Space, RAM allocation, and the bandwidth for a beginner VPS also not recommended

Cloud

Cloud hosting is yet another hosting that maintains load and uptime not to rely on a single server it uses different servers means no matter if one is not working the other keep on working

Types of Cloud Hosting

Public

Private

Hybrid & Managed

In the beginning, you require hosting that is not expensive at all avoid VPS and dedicated hosting at the beginning always prefer a shared hosting when you think your traffic increase then move to others but please avoid a costly hosting when you are about to start but make sure the hosting you opt provide a proper speed and good performance

Most of you move to a blogger just because you won’t invest in hosting and this is a core part of your blog when you started a blog domain+hosting is required the better the hosting you choose the performance you get it doesn’t mean you go for expensive hosting

I don’t recommend in the beginning you go for it

For Beginners these two hosting providers that work best for beginners first Bluehost & Hostinger

Which blogging platform is good

Blogger

When I started blogging with blogger I thought free blogging would be perfect for me but over time I understand that free blogging platforms have their own issues as a blogger when I started over the time I experience issues

e,g SEO, Themes customization, Permalinks, limited support of file attachment support & Plugin support reason why I moved to a self-hosted WordPress

Blogger is not bad at all you can start a blog without paying anything for just casual blogging when it comes to earn money for my case I would highly suggest moving to WordPress its one of the best CMS that provides everything you need

WordPress

One last thing you need to know about WordPress and the reason why I recommended going for WordPress not blogger due it has some disadvantages which I faced and moved to WordPress and still stick to it because of its advantages over blogger and I think it’s very hard to move the things to WordPress where’s you close ranks if you already ranking for some keywords

But, if the things do in a proper way means there is no loss of rank which requires you to take a backup of your blog, and thereafter you need to set up your WordPress

Its been very difficult for me to adjust with WordPress it took me 3 months to adjust so far the first requires a gain this traffic

Also Read, How to Move Blogger to WordPress without losing rank

Ways of Monetization to a blog

Money is considered secondary but it is essential to help you to sustain your blog most of us came to blog due we heard that we can make money with blogging yes it is true but still most of them are struggling and this is a reality so a better monetization strategy is required when you start a blog there many different ways you can monetize with

but we only explain here three popular monetization strategies

Ads Revenue

When it comes to monetization one of the popular ways to monetize a blog is ads you just paste the ads on your site and you start generating money but it’s not really easy you need a good amount of traffic to get paid well there are many ad networks which you can go with such as Google Adsense, Media.net, Infolink

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is yet another way you can monetize your blog all you need is quality traffic the concept is obvious when someone buys something with your link you get a commission with this you as an affiliate, user and who provided the product or services are profitable

or

selling your own product

Selling your own product is a great way to generate extra money you also experience the same right now most the affiliate marketers try to sell their own products in can be anything related to an eBook or course

My Final thoughts

if you are serious about starting a blog in 2021 then take action instead of thinking to start it all require time to grow your blog and traffic won’t come in a day it will take at least 3 to 6 month or long-only you do things in a proper way

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