How to Start Your Own Blog and Make Money?

How to Start Your Own Blog and Make Money?
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The first questions that beginners in the blogging field ask are, how to start a blog without money? How can I start and create a free blog and make money? How to start my own blog website and make money? How much money can I make from a blog? 
These are some questions every beginner will ask before he/she start blogging for free and make money.


This is a step-by-step guide that will help and learn you how to start a BLOG and make money over the coming months.


What is a Blog?

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. "Wikipedia".


A blog is an online diary or informational article on a website. The content of any blog can include text, pictures, and videos. A blog can be used for personal or business use. So, how to start a blog for free and make money in easy steps?



1. Select your Blog’s Niche (Name or Topic)

Your first step in starting a blog is to decide and choose a niche. Your niche will be your content. What will you write about? Will it be about a specific topic, or maybe it will be general? Your niche can be about travel, food, fashion, technology...etc. You should incorporate a word or two that are clearly signed to your blog content. Such as my blog name Learn N Gain, the readers will configure easily what this blog taking about. Whatever it is, you should decide this point first.


2. Select a Platform

In this article we will talk about the blogger.com platform, it's a well-known free platform from Google. But there are many other popular platforms for blogging like WordPress, Tumblr, and Medium.


3. Select a Good Domain Name

Let’s jump to step three, in order to start a blog and make a passive income, you should find the relevant domain name to your niche.


A domain name is from the most important step in blogging. And there are lots of extensions available, but, I would recommend you the dot-com domain extension because it's the most popular and easy one to remember.


One other important tip is to try to choose a short domain name. The best and preferable thing for the domain name is two or three words at most, and not more than 15 characters. Also in the beginning, if you don’t have money, you can work on a free domain.


These tips are very important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but it's not mandatory.


4. Install Google Analytics

The fourth step to starting your blog is to install Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free and good choice to analyze and keep tracking your blog results so that you can determine where your traffic is coming from.


5. Learn more about SEO

You as a beginner in blogging should only learn about the basics principles of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With these basics, you will have the ability to pay attention to the key aspects that will affect your blog rank to search engines like Google, Bing, yahoo...etc.


After that and when you cross the beginners' phase, you should learn more and more about SEO and dive on, to have great knowledge about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and to increase your blog rank to the search engines. You can take courses taking about SEO, or you can watch free tutorials online. This tip is very important to increase the traffic of your blog and start making money in the near future.


6. Start your Own Blog Post

Let’s jump to the next step, which is writing blog posts. To start in the blogging field you should write informative, helpful, useful, and strong content in your blog.


Put in your mind that you write to human readers and not to search engines. So, you should write easy content that attracts readers not boring content. After that, you can care about how to optimize your content to the search engines that will help you to make money blogging.


7. Join any Email Marketing Platform

Now we will jump to one of the best ways for making money from your blog is through email Marketing. Email Marketing can offer one of the quickest strategies to jump with your blog and earn money from it.


You need to sign up for any email marketing platform like MailChimp, Aweber, or any other email marketing platform.


8. Get Traffic & Popularity

The importance of driving extremely targeted traffic to your blog can’t be emphasized enough. The all-important net traffic is at the highest of the list of the foremost vital entities within the web world. Attracting individuals to your blog website ought to be the primary and the first step you should make and perform. Do everything to reach a high program ranking and traffic. Therefore, to boost your link quality, you need to launch an associate degree aggressive reciprocal link campaign.


One of the most effective ways to try to do this is often to submit articles. The higher of sites you submit your articles to, the higher your link quality is. You must make your articles original and helpful so that a lot of websites can choose and post them.


The journey towards success and making money blogging, won't be complete without getting care about social media. You should share and engage on social media like Facebook, Twitter...etc, with bloggers, blogging groups, and other groups related to your content. This will let your blog spread fast and get more traffic, and then you will have a high probability of making money.


9. Promote your Blog Post

Let’s jump to step nine. After writing your blog, it’s time to promote your blog content. There are different strategies to promote your blog post. Here are my first steps that will guide you to get traffic to your blog and grow it.


As we said before, start using social media to promote your blog. Also, you can make guest blogging posts on other famous blogs, and you can publish your blog on any online publishing platform for articles like Medium, Quora, Reddit...etc.


Connect with other bloggers. Make yourself known to other people who blog about similar content. You can also engage with other bloggers and share their content, to let them know you and you can get more traffic. This will help with your SEO.


10. Make Money from your Blog

You can for sure earn money from your blog, even if you are just a beginner. But my advice to you, don't make your first priority, is to make money from your blog.


You need to find your readers first, to start building your blog, and to keep writing helpful and informative content before you start looking at making money from your content. After that when your Perseverance in writing a helpful and informative content and finding your readers, you can start thinking to make money blogging.


So, here are some free ways to make money from your blog.

  • Freelancing:

You can make money from your blog, by selling your skills or services. For example, if you writing good articles on your blog website and you have the skills for writing professional articles about any topic, you can start with making service as writing articles on any freelancing website. Also, you can provide in your service some of your previous work, to grab the attention of the client who is searching for this service, this will increase your probability to make money. There are many freelancing websites you can make services on it, like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer...etc. This way can be applied to any other services like programming, graphic design, video editing, photography...etc.

  • Affiliate Marketing:

Simply without going into depth, you can start making money from your blog, by writing articles that contain your affiliate links and these links are relevant to your post content. And if you write attractive, helpful articles and these articles get high traffic, then you will get high traffic on your affiliate links too. So, you will have a high probability of earning some commissions from the clicks on your affiliate links.


This is from the easiest and free ways to promote your affiliate links (products) that will costs you nothing, and you can make money from it.

  • Put Banner Ads on your Blog:

One other way you can go is making and putting advertisements on your blog pages. But this step firstly requires getting traffic on your content posts in order to be eligible to put ads on the pages of your blog.

  • Online Store:

One other way you can start making money from it is you can make your blog is an online store or part from it to sell products related to your content. You can sell physical products or digital products like eBooks, videos, courses, and software...etc. You can also display your products in the form of affiliate products.


So to wrap it up, the blogging field has lots of different bloggers that are working hard to be seen. However, if you worked on it with dedication, professionalism, and consistency, it is possible to be a well-known blogger in your field.


So, the final question is, can you really start making money from your blog? simply as we said before, the answer is "Yes".


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