MAKE MONEY THROUGH BLOGGING (AN A-Z Guide)
WRITTEN BY: Miracle Alozie (Newsrock.com.ng} CONTACTS: +2348068244862 Miraclealozie1@gmail.com
TO BEGIN THIS TUTORIAL, FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE A BLOG OR WEBSITE, THE FIRST THING TO DO IS TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE A BLOG OR WEBSITE.
Learn how to create a blog in about 20 minutes following these steps:
This article will be teaching you on how to Pick a blog name. Choose something descriptive. Get your blog online. Register your blog and get hosting. Customize your blog. Choose a free template and tweak it. Write & publish your first post. Then the fun part! Promote your blog. …Make money blogging.
If you need assistance in creating your blog or website, Or You want me to create a well designed, internet sensational website for you to start making money online, Call me or send me a WhatsApp message on 08068244862 OR Via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Miracle Digital Services).
Can I Make Money from a Blog?
The truth about blogging is that you can earn cool cash from sharing the information you are passionate about through blogging.
In this article I have taken time to explain all the steps you need in order to set up a well profitable blog that will pay you in no distance time, That is to say you will be making money from your blog I strongly advise you read to the end.
So without any more wait, Let’s Get Started!
Steps to Start a Blog:
This article is really a long post but I have tried to ensure that you understand everything written here so that you can start your own profitable blog with ease. At the end of this article feel free to ask your questions using the comment box below and don’t forget to like this article.
Step 1: Choose Your Blogging Niche
Step 2: Register a Domain Name for your Blog
Step 3: Choose a Web Hosting Plan
Step 4: Install WordPress or you make use of Blogspot that is for those with low budget
Step 5: Change your Blog’s theme
Step 6: Write your First Blog Post
Step 7: Start Making Money from your Blog
There are two major blogging platform which are Blogspot and WordPress, others are minor and they include drip, Joomla etc.
Things you need for Starting a Blog:
First of all, let me start with listing things you need to start your WordPress blog. The read n I choose to start with WordPress is simply because WordPress is the best platform for professional blogging.
There are 2 essential things that are needed to start a WordPress blog.
1. Domain name: It will be the name of your blog on the internet such as our website name is Newsrock.com.ng . I have explained all the things on how to choose a good domain down in the post.
2. Web Hosting Account: A web hosting account will be need to install WordPress in it. WordPress is the most popular CMS that is known for developing websites without any technical and coding knowledge.
We will be using the self-hosted version of WordPress that will be installed in your hosting account. The detailed process for installing WordPress is explained in step 4
Step 1: Choose Your Blogging Niche
This is the most important thing as without the topic or idea it is difficult for you to create or start a blog and even though you succeed in creating a blog, without defining your niche it will be difficult to make money through blogging due to some reasons that will be explained here.
Choose Blogging Niche
Choosing a blogging niche highly depends on your interests & knowledge in the topic of your interest. Start by thinking about the things you like the most, are you are cooking expert or you love to take beautiful photographs. You can be a fashion designer giving tips about fashion on your blog.
So, you should go for a niche that you love to write about. It will always keep you going even if you don’t make any money from your blog in starting months.
But think about the monetary value of niche Will you be able to earn from your blog. Let’s suppose, if you start a blog about political gossips, Would you be able to earn something by this.
You guessed it right. NO! Because you cannot sell anything or not even you will be able to use it in any other way to earn.
What if you write about Web designing tips, then you can share your tips and top of that you can join various affiliate programs to earn by recommending them.
So make a thumb rule to choose a niche that you have interest in along with that the niche has some earning potential.
This was all about niche, let’s move on to next part.
Step 2: Register a Domain Name for your Blog
1) Domain Name: A domain name is the name of your blog. Just Like lindaikejisblog.com or yourdomain.com.ng. The “lindaikejisblog” and “yourdomain” are the names of your website. And .com & .com.ng are the domain extensions/TLDs (top-level domains).
Points to be noted while choosing a domain:
2. Keep it related to your Niche: If you write about football, then you can add football or soccer in your domain. It tells the visitors what you write about.
3. Domain extension: Choosing your domain extension totally depends on your preference and requirements. If you are targeting a website for Nigeria then we recommend you to go for .ng or .com.ng as it will also offer you an advantage in SEO on Google Nigeria and .ng, .com.ng is also very brand in Nigeria.
But if you want to create a global website then you can go for a .com domain as well. Generally we recommend you to have both .com & .ng domains for brand protection.
You can register your domain name at the cheapest price in Nigeria from our website.
If you are finding any difficulty while placing the domain order then you can take help from our domain registration guide.
Step 3: Choose a Web Hosting Plan
Web Hosting is a space on the server where all your website files will be stored. Whenever someone open your website like “yourwebsite.com.ng” on their devices, then your website and its contents including images, videos, text, etc. will be displayed to them from the hosting provider’s server.
As a beginner, you can start with our best selling Soldier plan as that comes with a free .com.ng domain.
It comes with 1 GB disk space &10 GB Bandwidth. In the future when your traffic increases, then you can easily upgrade to a higher plan that comes with more disk space and bandwidth according to your requirement.
Steps to place order for web hosting plan:
Step 1. Visit our web hosting page.
Step 2. Select your desired web hosting plan and click on “Order Now”
Step 3. On the next page, you will need to choose a domain for your Blog. As you are doing this for the first time. So, you will need to register your domain.
Click on 1st option “I want DomainKing to register a new domain for my Hosting Package”.
Search domain for hosting
Note: If you already have a domain name registered then you will need to select the 3rd option: “I already have a domain and I will update its nameservers Or I will register a new domain from another provider.”
After selecting your preferred option, Enter your domain name in the box. Click on “Click to Continue”.
Step 4. Now system will check if your domain is available. If it is available then select the term (number of years) for which you want to buy your domain and click “Click to Continue”
Step 5. Now, you will need to select the term for your hosting plan. Confirm the duration and click on “Add to Cart” and continue to checkout on the next page.
Moreover, if you need a detailed guide please refer to me on 08068244862
Step 4) Install WordPress on Hosting plan:
Now that you already have a Domain Name & Hosting for your blog. Its time to start creating your blog & we will do it using a very popular CMS called WordPress. Let’s do it!
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a popular CMS that can be used to start your blog within a few minutes. It is so popular & widely used and used by popular Nigerian blogs like Naij.com, Naijaloaded.com.ng & many others.
Installing WordPress is really very easy. It can be done with the click of a few buttons & I’ll show you exactly how. The Hosting account that you just bought from DomainKing.NG comes with 1 Click Installer for installing WordPress. So, all you need to do is log in to your cPanel and then install WordPress with Softaculous 1-click installer.
Just follow these steps listed below:
1. Login to cPanel: Once your domain and hosting order is activated you can refer this guide to login to cPanel using the client.
cPanel Login Page
You will also receive a mail with the subject “New Hosting Account Information” from our system when you will buy the hosting plan. I contain all the details of your hosting account and cPanel. You can also get the details from there to log in to cPanel
2. Install WordPress in cPanel
Once you are in cPanel, navigate to the Software section and click on “Softaculous App Installer” icon.
Softaculous icon in cpanel
3). You will now see all the apps that you can install in 1 Click using Softaculous. Click on “WordPress” icon in the Softaculous apps.
Click on WordPress icon in the Softaculous
4). Click on “Install” button in the navigation bar.
Click Install to continue WordPress Installation using Softaculous
For complete guide, you can refer to How to Install WordPress on your hosting account with Softaculous.
5). Check your Blog: Once you have successfully installed WordPress then you will be able to see your website at yourdomain.com. It will look something like this.
Blog Homepage with a Default theme
Looks very basic?
No worries. let’s change the theme in the next step.
Note: If you are still not able to install WordPress by your own then you can contact our Chat Support Team from bottom of this page or Support Team at email@example.com. They will help you to install WordPress as all our plans come with free WordPress installation.
Step 5) Installing WordPress Theme:
Theme is the layout of your website and overall appearance of your website greatly depends on the theme it is using.
Once you have installed WordPress, you will see that default WordPress theme is installed that is a very simple.
I am sure, you want to change it some dashing and attractive theme that serves your needs.
You can choose from thousands of free WordPress themes from Theme Directory . There are alot of beautiful and attractive themes available over there.
If your website is related to sports then you can search sports in WordPress theme library. By doing this search filter will display you the lots of WordPress theme related to the sports. You can install it by picking any one of them.
As you have just installed WordPress, so you would be already logged in to WordPress dashboard.
1. On your Homepage, you will see a top bar and when you hover cursor over it, you see menu options, click on dashboard.
2. Once you are in Wordress dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Themes in the sidebar. You will see that there is a default wordpress and theme. There will be a Add New Button the top, click on that.
Click Add New button in WordPress Admin to install a theme
3. On the next page, you will see a lot of featured and popular themes, you can select from them. You can also search your desired them in the search box given on the right side.
Use WordPress theme search & filters to find your desired theme
4. You need to just click on theme you want to install and then active it. Please keep in mind to check the star rating of theme as good theme have higher rating.
Click Install to install your WordPress theme
For a detailed guide on WordPress theme installation you can refer to this guide.
Step 6: Write your First Blog Post
Now you have successfully setup your WordPress and you have changed the layout of your blog. Its time to write your first Blog post. For this, you need to Login to your WordPress dashboard.
If you are already logged in, Click on Post in the left side navigation bar. Then click on Add New on the Next page. Add a title for your post, let write My first Blog Post Then add content for your post. Write a few lines, anything you like to write on your blog to see how it looks.
Once you have written your post then you can click on publish button in the right side. Also, if you want then you can first preview or save draft before publishing your post.
Click on Publish to publish your first blog post
Your first post will look something like this. You can see your post as well as the Default WordPress post of Hello World.
First blog post
This was all about creating a WordPress blog, then changing theme and writing your first blog post. Now let’s see how can you earn by blogging or via your website.
If you want to start an Online Store or E-commerce website then you can read our article on How to Start an Online Store With WordPress.
Step 7: How to make money from your Website?
Done with making your blog. So what next?
Don’t worry if you have started your blog just as a hobby. May be this hobby become a bread earner for you in future. It all depends on your efforts to lead your blog from non earning to money making blog.
There are thousands of ways to monetize your blog from google Adsense to direct ads.
Keep one thing in mind, Google plays an important role for success of an every blogger in early days. It can be SEO or Adsense. Later on when your blog become a authority for your readers then you will surely find other ways to monetize your blog
1. Google Adsense
2. Affiliate Marketing
3. Direct Advertisements:
4. Sponsored Post
I have listed some of the ways to monetize your blog in starting.
1) Google Adsense:
Google AdSense is a program owned by Google that allows website’s owner or webmaster to earn money by showing advertisement on their websites. These ads are displayed according to the niche of the website.
It is very easy to use the Google AdSense program and you can start earning right away once you get traffic on your website. You don’t have to deal with advertisers or worry about collecting money. Google administers and maintain relationships with the advertisers.
Google pays you via Paypal or wire transfers. You will see all the options once you sign up for Adsense.
AdSense offers cost-per-click ads (CPC) which means that you earn money every time a user clicks on the ad on your website. The amount received per click varies based on multiple factors. But keep one thing in mind to always publish quality content as it is appreciated by google as well your readers will love it.
So, what are you waiting for join Goolge Adsense and start earning.
2) Affiliate Marketing:
Affiliate marketing is a system with which a web-master and bloggers earn money by recommending services to their readers. With affiliate marketing, bloggers can earn or make money through blogging. Actually it is done by adding affiliate links to your website and redirect potential buyers to advertiser’s website. If the visitor make a purchase then you get commission for that sale.
Wikipedia defines affiliate marketing as a “type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards an affiliate for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.
Let’s take an example if your blog niche is about technology and you write about latest technology such as new mobiles, TV’s and online things. Then you can join affiliate programs of various E-commerce websites such as Jumia, Konga and Amazon etc.
E-commerce Affiliate: Jumia, Konga and Amazon are the top 3 top E-commerce websites in Nigeria that sells everything from electronics to beauty products, laptops, house hols item and everything other item that you want to buy online.
So, if you have any niche that doesn’t matter much as you can just add there attractive banners on your website and earn commission for your referrals. All the E-commerce affiliate program works on pay per sale program. So, you get paid for every sale that is done through you.
You can join any or all the three affiliate program and recommend their products on your website. They provide commission on every sale that is made when the visitors has clicked your affiliate link and purchase the product from their website.
DomainKing.NG Affiliate Program: I want to inform you that we also a affiliate program that provide best Commssion rates in Nigeria for hosting referrals. We offer upto 30% of cost of hosting plan if some one buy’s a hosting from your affiliate link or banner. You can place our banner on your website & when someone will click your link/banner on your website & buy hosting from us then you will get paid upto 30% commision.
We pay our affiliates once they reach N1000 in affiliate balance & we offer N500 signup balance, so when you join our affiliate program then you will have N500 signup balance.
You can join our affiliates program to earn a commission.
3. Direct Advertisements:
Direct Ads is another means of making or earning money through blogging. Direct Ads can earn you huge gains if your blog has huge targeted traffic. But it comes with times when your blog becomes a little old and you get a comparable audience in a niche. You will actually sell your Advertising space to the Advertisers. You can show ads on Website sidebar of 300 x 250 and that’s it. But for that, you should concentrate on increasing your traffic, because advertisers don’t want a blog with few visitors. Think of this avenue when you have reached atleast 10k visitors per month.
4. Sponsored Post:
A sponsored post can help you make money in a single shot. All you have to do is increase traffic of you blog and you have a good number of readers then you can reach possible advertisers in your niche.
It is far now the best way to make money from your blog. If your blog is about “Technology” then can reach a party that might be interested in buying a review on your. This works exactly the same way as direct advertising for finding the potential advertisers.
You can always look of new players in the market as they are more likely shed a few more dollars as they need to penetrate the market. But, if your blog is well established then you will get sponsored post on its own or you can reach old player as well. They will surely do business with you.
Few things to keep in mind:
a). Always post reviews that are related to niche of your website as only then advertisers will become ready to pay you. As no one want to pay if he is not gonna get anything from review.
b). Post review of only good products, because if you post review of bad products then your audience may not like it. So, always keep in mind that your readers are at stake.
This was all about earning money while you are just starting your website. Once you have grown your website and you have alot of traffic then you will get more exposure. You can contact potential advertisers on your niche for direct ads.
I hope you liked the articles and I will keeeping adding more options for earning via your blog. If you have any questions then please let me know via comment section. I will happy to answer them.
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