The Best Guide to Start Blogging for Money
Blogging is like diving in a sea, the more deep I go the more knowledge I get and I always like to share my knowledge and experiences here at eAskme. People believe that blogging is not a passion and I also know that everyone need money, because to money is a major need of life. Without money, blogging can never be your top priority. We people make this sacrifice to ensure security of future. Today we will discuss a complete about how to start blogging to make money with this money making guide. I also includes references from my earlier posts you don`t miss anything here.
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How to start a blog to make money online:In field of Blogging you don`t need to have any professional skills like other jobs. You just need to know how to express yourself in words, which adds some value for the visitors then you can become a blogger. Still there are few requirements that you can achieve by hiring others or can do yourself by learning. Blogging has the very lowest investment as compare to any other business to make money online. This little investment in blogging.
Topic/Niche of your blog:Finding niche or topic idea for blog is very first and important work to do. When I say niche that means a topic for your blog. You might be king of all topics, and want may be thinking of starting a blog on multiple topic, but believe me people usually like to subscribe to that blog which is authority in particular topic, so it is advisable to start blog on a particular topic.
- Always choose the topic of your interest and passion. It can be anything, you just need not to write about your job only. Only choose the topic that you like to research and talk to others, as it will keep your interest in blogging and you can write more about it.
- Always pick the topic that you love to read about. Because we only read those things which take our interest.
- Make sure that you have some knowledge and interest on that particular topic, so when you write you can add some value to others.
- If you are new to blogging then I recommend you to take write down on paper. For example: health care, technology, Scientific research, Photography, Baby care and so on. Now think about at least 20 post ideas and write down n those columns. While writing post title, think of the best thing you can write about. Till the time you complete this task, you will find out on which topic you can start blogging.
- The Ultimate List of Best Blog Niche and Topic Ideas
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- Why your nicheless blog can’t compete with your niche blog?
Blogging platform:There are so many various platforms available online. Most of the famous blogger have started their blogging career on BlogSpot. If you are new to Blogging, I recommend that you should start blogging on BlogSpot platform and it will help you learn the basics of blogging easily. Once you ge some skills in basics then you can move the other platform like WordPress.
After learning basics you are ready to do some meaningful work now. Create a WordPress blog. Never get confuse with self hosted WordPress blog and WordPress.com. A blogger always need to start with self hosted WordPress blog. Self Hosted WordPress blog means that you will install WordPress on own hosting and buy a domain, which I will explain further. If you want to know which platform is best then you can check the following.
Domain Name:Domain name is name of your blog and yes it is very crucial and important part of blog or site. URL of a blog or site is known as domain name, which allow user to visit the blog. For example: www.eAskme.com
When you start on Blogspot or Wordpress the default domain name they give you look like blogname.WordPress.com and blogname.blogspot.com. Then you need to buy a custom domain name like www.eAskme.com, for which you need to pay around $11 (if you want to buy cheaper domain name, then contact me) . You should buy a custom domain as custom domains always work better. So it is always good to make little investment on domain name, now the next thing we will cover in “Webhosting”.
How to pick the best domain name ? to get the answer of this question, you should follow below mentioned tips:
- I recommend you to use only .com domain. If you are targeting people in India only them you can use .in domain also.
- Domain name need to be easy to remember, type and pronounce.
- Domain name should never confuse listener.
Long term venture:When you plan to do blogging for money or blogging for long term then you should buy a domain with the brand name, like Lablnolblog, wikiaskme etc.
SEO advantage:If your mains goal is to make money only and you are not sure to do it long term then you should choose a keyword rich domain. You can have main topic first and then use suffix like resource, guide, help or so on. For Example: WikiHealthBlog, Techguides and so on.
- It is not professional to use blog name as domain name. You have to target international audience so your domain name should look professional.
- Never using long domain names. Make domain name below 14 characters. Ex: WikiHealthBlog
- Never use domain extension like .net, .info and any other than .com, because they usually now good in Search engines. I always recommend to use a domain name extensions such as .com or .org.
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- How to select awesome domain name for business
- Find best domain name for Website
- Write blog business plan in easy steps
Webhosting:Now when you have learnt the basic steps of blogging or running blog from some time on a blogging platform like Wordpress or BlogSpot, and Now you should move to self-hosted WordPress. When I say self hosted platform, It means to install blog on purchased server. Self hosted Wordpress blog allows more control and you are responsible for all actions.
installing WordPress on Bluehost hosting. Bluehost hosting also give you free domain along, and cost is $4.95/month which is in budget. If you face any issue then you can let me know in comments.
Set up your blog:Here are few guide to make your blog perfect and to start its branding:
- Learn how to set up your very frist WordPress blog
- Where you should submit your blog.
- Must have online subscription option for blog.
Plan your content:It is always recommended to have a content strategy before starting a blog. For example, if you choose a niche like “WordPress” then think of basic questions what people can ask, and you will have ideas to write content title according to that. Learn Keyword research here. Lets focus on planning content according to user point of view. For example if your blog is a “WordPress blog” and You will find following answers helpful:
- What is WordPress?
- Reasons Why WordPress better?
- All Differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com blog
- Best way to create a WordPress blog
- Essential plugins for your WordPress blogs and so on
Design of blog:Blog design is very important part of blogging, A good and simple design help you visitors become loyal followers. There are many free and Premium themes available online but I always recommend to you to have a premium theme. You will get support and stay away from unnecessary links and also good quality design for your blog. Following are the premium themes for WordPress that I personally recommend.
- Genesis : This is best theme framework but also a little bit costly. Get their pro-package as it will allow you to access all their future updates and skins for free.
- Swift: If you do not know anything about technicality of themes them you should go for this theme and theme created by “Satish Gandham”, and who give you priority support.
- Theme-junkie: This theme help you design your theme yourself. You can easily design your own wordpress theme.
WordPress plugins:There are limitless WordPress plugins for WordPress platform, and Here We will show you some must-have plugins:
- WordPress SEO by Yoast
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- W3 total cache
- SEO friendly images
- Google XML sitemap
- No self pings
- EasyWPSEO (Paid plugin)
Add important pages on your blog:When you start a blog you must have few important pages on your blog as following:
- About page: Details about you and your blog.
- Contact page: Page with awesome contact form.
- Comment policy: Must add a comment policy to blog.
Branding of your blog:You should start working on making your blog a brand from very first day, as everyone like to be part of a brand. If you follow above steps and design, then your 50% branding already done. Few additional ways to make branding are following:
- First create logo for your blog.
- Then create awesome favicon.
- Also Create a Pages for your blog on all popular Social networks like Facebook, Google plus, and Twitter.
First content:Writing good and quality content can be challenge. Content not only be good quality but also need to be useful. We will also share links about writing tips. here are few tips to avoid making any mistake:
When you write any article, always imagine that there is someone who is asking you about it and he has no knowledge. This will bring all questions that they can ask in front of you. Content of article should always cover all the aspect of basics to advanced about the topic. Always write all details about the topic.
- Content should have good length and that will happen when you write all details about the topic.
- Write as first-person tone.
- To use images take screenshots, or use free images available on flickr.
Make Money from Blogging:
Basics of SEO and Search engine optimization of your:SEO is a vast topic and we can`t complete everything in just one article. Search engine optimization help you get traffic from search engines that help you make money online. SEO is divided in 3 main parts:
- Off Site SEO: Backlinks
- On Site SEO: Crawling & indexing
- On page SEO: Creating keyword rich content and well optimized
- Social signals: Google Plus is a social network that help you to get good ranking.
- User experience: SEO is all about giving a good user experience with Content, Design, site loading, Navigation, readability and much more.
- Understand Dofollow and Nofollow links
- What is indexing and crawling in SEO
- Importance of kwyeords for SEO
- How to SEO optimize Post Title for Readers and for Search engines
- Writing SEO optimized articles
- Keyword research for dummies using Google Keyword tool
- How to use post title combination and Post permalink for SEO
- What is anchor text
- WordPress robots.txt
- What is backlink for SEO
- index a Website in Google within 24 hours
- best WordPress Permalink and Understand Permalink
Learn from Mistakes:
If you do have some questions to making money from a blog or bloggin, feel free to ask me in comments. If you find blogging for money guide resourceful, Don`t forget to share it on social networks. Happy Blogging!
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