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How to Create an Income-Generating Blog
  • 18 Jan 2023

How to Create an Income-Generating Blog

If you're ready to take the risk and learn how to build a blog with the potential to bring in real online money, then let's get going.

Choose a blog name and a topic:

It's time to choose a name for your blog site and a focus first.

Readers will notice your blog's name first, therefore it should ideally reflect the broad subjects you plan to write about. Alternatively, it may be your name, the name of your company, a creative wordplay, or something else entirely.

Your blog's niche is the wide topic area that you'll be focusing your content on. Blog subjects including travel, gastronomy, fashion, lifestyle, tech, and others serve as examples. For the benefit of your future blog visitors, include a phrase or two in the title of your blog that expresses your content's topic effectively.

Set up web hosting for your blog:

The next step in starting a blog is to make it accessible online. A web hosting company will handle that on your behalf. You will choose the blogging system and web hosting package you'll use in this phase to launch your blog.

We use a WordPress blog that is hosted by Bluehost as our blogging platform and web host. And over 60% of all websites on the Internet are currently powered by WordPress, a free authoring tool that has been around since 2003. Bluehost is one of the biggest and most well-known names in the blogging market. Now let's set it up your server.

Select a web hosting package:

You will first choose a hosting plan. I advise selecting the Choice Plus package because it includes Domain Privacy, which prevents the publication of your personal information (including your complete name, email, phone number, and home address) online.

Pick a domain name for your blog:

The page where you can choose the web address for your blog will soon appear:

Just enter the domain name you want your blog to have when you reach this step inside the checkout.

Here, you may rapidly check to see if the domain you want is still available:

You have two alternatives if your desired domain is not available: try another one that comes to mind right away, or (as I suggest) choose to select your website link later after the rest of your profile has been established and you've had more time to think about it. Additionally, if you're still deciding on a name for your blog, I go into greater detail further down in this article.

Utilize a complimentary WordPress theme to create your blog:

It's time to get a bit more fun now that we've completed the important blog setup phase.

If you've never operated on a blog before, creating your WordPress blog may cause you a little irritation with the process, but I guarantee this won't get too technical.

Additionally, I don't want the relatively minor technical aspects of beginning a blog to stop you from accomplishing your goals today. Because of this, I break down the technical setup procedure into a more manageable, step-by-step list for you in my open courseware How to Create a Blog in 7 Days.

Publish your first blog entry:

Since a blog is appealing or updated regularly, fewer people read it. (Though they both assist.)

You worry about what a blog has to say, therefore you read it. High-quality content is what draws people to your site and eventually enables you to monetize it.

Get readers by promoting your blog:

As we approach 2023, we may look back and find that my blog alone attracted over 4.4 million readers in the previous year. We'll draw on my expertise in growing a blog from scratch to fast attracting millions of followers to my material. What takes place once you hit "post" on your first blog post? It's time to become knowledgeable about promoting blog content.

This is the reason businesses like LinkedIn, Hubspot, Adobe, Close, Intuit, and others employ me as a consultant to develop content on company blogs, show them how to market their content, and attract new readers.

These are a few of the best strategies for promoting your blog posts and drawing in new visitors. And if you want more tips, check out my guide on finding website traffic, where we delve even more deeply into the ways I utilized to expand my site to millions of visitors per year.

Use Social Networks To Spread Your Blog:

The obvious first place to turn when seeking to get followers is social networking. Some of the most popular networks now are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. You should use whichever platform best matches your viewer's interest and your specialty. And that's a crucial point. It serves no purpose to attempt to promote blog entries across all social media channels.

How to monetize your blog:

Ignore the $0 in costs above; you can find those specifics in my blog revenue reports. Last year, my blog alone brought in $449,107 in revenue.

We mention this not to boast but rather to let you know that I am well-versed in the subject of launching a blog and generating substantial money from it. The fact that it has taken me more than 6 years to get to this position in our blogging business and that these sorts of income statistics aren't normal for blogging makes me the first to admit that.

There's a good reason why the section on how to monetize your website is after this tutorial on how to build one. Unless you have a significant following someplace, you shouldn't expect to begin earning money right away; instead, you should be working toward monetizing instead of making it your top goal right now.

Even so, it's a good idea to have a plan in place for how you want to earn money from your blog as you embark on this new journey, particularly if passive income is a priority. While your audience is still expanding, it will be simpler to execute some of these revenue techniques than others.