Do you want to start a blog? If your answer is yes, then you have landed at the right place on the internet, because in this post, I will share with you my personal experience to start a profitable blog from scratch.
The best thing about starting your own business online is it allows you to choose your own schedule so that when most people are tired and looking forward to resting or sleeping at night, you can wake up and enjoy doing the thing that has motivated your business.
So, if you are ready to make millions of dollars from blogging and be able to set your own hours, then keep reading!
I know some of you will ask in the comments section,
Can I earn money from blogging?
How much we can earn from blogging?
Don’t worry I will answer all these questions. first, tell me
Are you not satisfied with your job?
Do you want to make your life easy?
Do you want to be your own boss?
Blogging is the best solution to solve these issues. Because you don’t need to go out of your home to make money from blogging.
You can work on blogging at any time.
But you must have to remember these points
- Bloggers who are well-established do not have a real competition, because Google considers the older sites as a single whole.
- The first few months are the most difficult for your blog.
- Do not try to jump the track of you will fail.
- Do not try to display your ego.
- Do not forget to work hard.
Conclusion: It is a difficult competition for bloggers, but it is also an interesting competition.
If you talk about earning, it completely depends on your niche and your hard work. But you can generate a handsome income if you work on your blog smartly.
Select a niche:
The first and the most important step to start a blog is niche selection. Every newbie makes few mistakes while selecting Their niche.
Like others, I made this mistake.
I am a science student and I don’t have any ideas on insurance and finance niche. When I just started my first blog, I know that Adsense is the only source to monetize my blog. After watching some videos on youtube, I come to know that AdSense gives high CPC on insurance and finance related websites.
I could not believe my eyes when I saw the cpc the youtubers showing in this niche.
That’s why I started a blog on insurance niche. But as I previously mentioned that I did not have any ideas on this topic. So I started coping articles from others.
After 4-5 months, I understood that I could not rank my website with copied and plagiarized content.
After taking lessons from the experience, I started this blog where I used to share blogging, SEO, Crypto, Blogging, Work From Home related articles.
So I will recommend you to select a niche where you can write articles yourself.
If you try to copy others niche then you will never get success in blogging. Because after 3 -4 months, you will not be able to write articles on that niche due to lack of knowledge.
Purchase a Domain:
After selecting a good niche, you have to purchase a domain. If you have already purchased a domain, then you can skip this portion
In this section, I will guide you to purchase the best domain for your site and niche.
The first step in getting a domain name is to look at the range of sites already established where you can get one. GoDaddy, BigRock, Hostinger and Namecheap are all major websites that can help you buy a new website address.
If you are facing problems selecting a domain, then you can use some online tools. I have recently used this tool to start a micro niche blog. Trust me, after using the tool, you will loved it.
After typing your main keyword on the search box, they provide you SEO-friendly domain names and the good thing of this site is, all of the domains are available.
To find good domains name on a specific keyword, I have Lean Domain Search. This is amazing tool that will add some keywords before or after the main keyword and will generate good domain names for you. LiteBlogging is also generated from here.
You can follow the rules before purchasing a domain
- Always try to purchase a .com domain
- Focus keyword much be on your domain
- Don’t use any number in the domain name
If you want to get success in a very short time, my recommendation is to buy a expired domain name.
Purchase a Hosting:
Hosting is very important if you really want to start a profitable blog. Because good hosting can improve your website’s speed which is a very important ranking factor of Google.
Do not try to use cheap hosting because these hosting companies are using reseller hosting plan and distributing the package.
If you don’t want to invest, you can go with Blogger. But i will never recommend you to go with cheap hosting.
In my opinion, SiteCountry, Hostinger will be best for hosting your site at a very cheap price.
I have written a detailed post for on Best Hosting For Beginners. You can read that article
After selecting good hosting for your site you have to install WordPress which is best CMS at this moment.
Installing wordpress is pretty simple. If you are using SiteCountry or Hostinger, you can install WordPress in 1 click.
To install WordPress on your hosting you have to go to your hosting Cpanel.
After going to your posting c panel scroll down and click on the WordPress icon.
After disturb you will see http, http.www, https, https.www
I will prefer for you to go it https.www if you are serious about blogging.
Why? Because https sites are secure and Google gives higher priority to secure sites.
Then you will see blog name, description option. You can skip description option because you can add this after installing.
After that step, you have to create a username and password for your your blog. You should use a strong password for your blog otherwise your blog can be hacked
How you have successfully install WordPress to your WordPress blog
Select A Theme:
If you have followed my steps, then you have installed WordPress perfectly.
So now you have select a good and light weighted theme.
I am using GeneratePress premium theme and it is amazing and easy to customise.
So my first recommend theme is GeneratePress.
But you can also install astra theme or Affiliate booster theme
If you have installed your theme, then you have to install some necessary plugins.
Install Necessary plugins:
In this section, I will share with you some important plugins which I am using.
Note: I have recommended this plugins according to my niche. So if you think that you have to install more plugins for your site then you can install
If you are using wordpress, then you have to install a seo plugin unless your posts will not index in google. No matter on which niche you are working.
I am personally using rank math. I have previously used yoast seo. But I have recently migrated to rank math.
Backup Plugin is very important. Because if your blog has been hacked then your backup will help you to recover your site.
You will find hundreds of backup Plugins on WordPress.org. But I personally recommend Duplicator or Updraft
If you use them, then a backup will automatically save on every 1 hour.
Social Share Plugin:
Social sharing plugins are very important to get more share and traffic from social media.
I have used so many social plugins among them social soap and soical walfare are amuzing.
You can also add social share buttons manually if you are using generatepress premium.
If you want to fix 404 errors easily then I will recommend you to use “Wp 404 Redirect to similar post”. This plugin will automatically redirect users from broken pages to similar posts.
Start Email Marketing:
After starting a profitable blog, try to collect emails from your viewers to get more leads. To start email marketing, you can find so many tools on the internet among them Mail Chimp, Get Response, Convertful are popular.
Top 5 Free Email Marketing Tools
Start finding low competition Keywords:
If you set all the above steps, then you have find low competition keywords fro your niche. As I have mentioned above Google ranks only authority site.
So you have work on the keywords where big and established sites are not working.
I have SEMrush Tools to find low competition keywords. It’s around $100/m. But don’t worry. You can get free trial of 30 days if you join through the link
Top 5 Free Keyword Research Tools
Target your competitors:
To get success in blogging, you have to find your competitors.
What are you waiting for? If you start your blog now, you will get a head start on the competition by preempting some of the blogs that are likely to start up shortly afterward. This will put you in public favor with Google because they tend to love established websites so we highly recommend starting one up soon before anyone else beats you to it! It’s never too late to get an early start and once you already have one out there it’s always easier to work on the next thing.