Welcome to my post to how to start blogging for money. What I am excited to share with you in this post is my personal experience of blogging that I have acquired over many years of trial and error. How to avoid the pitfalls and build your blogging platform on solid ground.
In order to enjoy success in this field or any field for that matter let me be honest with you. It is important to understand that this a long term process and not the path to becoming rich by next Thursday. I understand that is probably what you don’t want to hear right now if you are focusing on just the money you are probably in the wrong place.
If You Stick around for the Next Five Minutes You Won’t Regret it
However, most people that want to learn how to start blogging for money are fully aware it takes time so I am going to assume that you fall into that category of individuals that understand it is not a get rich quick opportunity. In the next 5 minutes, my goal is to inspire you to get started in the proper way and to avoid the pitfalls that I and many others have made over the years.
How To Choose Hosting For Your Website
What I found from my personal experience was the most important part of setting my blog was simply this. If I could turn the clock back and start over I would have spent much more time and effort choosing the right blogging platform but that’s water under the bridge.
On the surface, this may seem pretty straight forward as there are endless companies to choose from right? If I were to make a list of all of them this list would stretch around the block and then some, But the biggest howler I made was to choose the cheapest with little or no support when I run into technical problems.
Even though I was pretty experienced at creating WordPress websites I did run into technical issues which I didn’t bargain for. Contacting support was the most frustrating part they would take up to 3 days to respond to a simple question.
Not only that, when they did respond to the answer they provided, did not solve the issue. The help desks are manned by people lacking inexperience. This can lead to further frustration especially if you are just starting out its not much fun to join the back of the queue to find a solution to the same problem.
My advice from my personal experience is to steer clear of large companies like Go Daddy, Hostgator, BlueHost, etc to name a few. Now I happy to say that with WA they have a 24/7 help desk with almost an immediate response or certainly within a 5-minute time frame. If the issue was something with the site they will dive in and fix right away.
Building Your WordPress Website
When we refer to building a website people often run for cover and are under the impression that they need technical skills and that is clearly not the case. You can have a basic WP website up and running in less than 5 minutes if you are a member of WA. Plus the fact if you don’t need ongoing training you can have 2 FREE websites for life.
How Important is SEO
Depending on your level of experience SEO training is an essential part of how to start blogging for money. What we don’t want is for you to spend a great deal of your valuable time creating content for your blog that nobody reads because of the lack of SEO experience.
How to Choose a Domain Name
The whole point of blogging is to create a brand and choosing the right domain is an essential part of creating your own brand and creditably online. You may want to blog about a hobby like fishing then you need to choose a domain name relative to that niche if you are OK with that step then we can move on. If you have problems choosing your target audience or domain name registration you can get access to step by step training right here.
Whatever you do don’t underestimate this essential part of how to start blogging for money. As you start your exciting journey you will come to the realization that there are tools of the trade (so to speak) that every successful blogger needs access too.
There is a lot to learn about keyword research which most people are not fully aware of. I have made a short video that covers the basics below. However, the point of keyword research is pretty straight forward we need to find out what people are looking for in our chosen niche. This is relative to another post and not this one but the concept is the same.
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If we look at the keyword I chose for this post which was “how to start blogging for money” my goal was to target people that want to start their own blog and create an income online. The whole point of blogging is to find out what people need and to provide a solution to that problem simple equation right?
You will be surprised at how many people skip this important step. They are so intent on how much money they are going to make rather than how they can help people. If you help enough people to get what they want then you will get what you want in return.
How To Find Products to Promote in Your Niche
This is where we enter into the world of affiliate marketing if you are not sure how this works I have created another blog post right here. The basics are we get paid commissions for selling other people’s products but there is much more to it than you might think if you know how this works lets’ move on. If not then access full training right here.
How to Create Content For Your Blog.
This part much depends on what you intend to blog about. What I found is if wanted to share information that I have a lot of experience of which I have gained over many years. In my case, it is how to create an income online which I am passionate about and how to avoid the scams.
If we do use the example of fishing then if you have experience in this area it’s pretty easy to create content that you feel passionate about the words just jump on the page. However, if you are struggling with this then do some research and find out what other people are writing about fishing and what products they are promoting by researching your keywords.
Do NOT copy other people’s content the idea is to read their content and get inspired you will be amazed what you can learn by reading and researching in your chosen niche If you are struggling to choose a niche then in the WA University there is a choice of more than a million niches.
Why Do I need To Build a List?
Unless you have been buried under a rock for the past century I don’t need to tell you that the money is in the list, the bigger the list the more money you can make. The reason for building a list is simple people very seldom buy products when they are first presented with them especially in 2020 where we have access to so much information online.
There are tools that we as bloggers need in order to start building a list of email subscribers such as an Auto-Responder. This is a cloud-based software that sends out messages to our subscribers I use GR but there is no shortage of options. However, if you are just starting out there is no need to worry about this step you can consider this at a later stage.
How is Blogging Related To Real Estate?
If there was one thing that did not sink in when I first started out was how can blogging be described as investing in real estate? To invest in real estate as always been and always will be a good investment if we have the funds to get started. However, due to supply and demand, rising prices for the average person, it is out of reach without going into serious debt.
I am not referring to buying real estate to live in but more to rent out and create an income by buying properties as an investment as Robert T.Kiyosaki did in his book cashflow quadrant. When we create a Blog online it can be related to real estate but online at a fraction of the cost that will stay there forever.
Imagine creating 5 websites or more in different niches all creating just $500 per month which is very achievable over time that’s $2500 a month in residual income not bad when you consider they can be hosted for less than $30 per month plus cutting edge ongoing training.
Well there you have it what I have covered in this post is how to start blogging for money but as you can imagine there is a lot more to learn on this subject but it’s fun and I highly recommend it get started right here and now. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to read this post look forward to any questions or comments you may have.