Today, you will learn about turning your passion into profit by starting your own blog.
The internet holds vast opportunities for you to reach people who share the same passion as you. No matter what your interests are, there are others who love what you’re into just as much as you. Blogging allows you to speak about the topics you love the most, get free traffic from google and connect with an audience who are ready to engage and buy.
Steps to Success
How do I choose a niche?
When coming up with the niche idea for your blog it’s best to choose the topic you’re most passionate about. Your niche should not be too specific, you need to be able to create enough content and you don’t want to be limited. It’s also good to choose a niche that is evergreen; you do not want one that is seasonal so your sales do not stop throughout the year.
The three most profitable niches are health, wealth and relationships, these are the areas of life people need help with the most. It’s a great idea to niche down into one of these broad categories but not too deep and specific.
How do I monetize my blog?
A profitable blog needs two things Traffic & Sales
In order to get traffic you write blog posts that help people with their problems.
Landing sales requires monetizing with ads or links to products that help them solve their problems.
These are three main ways you could make money from your blog.
- Selling your own products
- Affiliate Marketing
You can either sell your ad space on your blog to business or setup google Adsense.
Selling ad space on your website is a great way to start but affiliate marketing or selling your own products will make you more money.
Selling your own products
Creating and selling your own products takes time but will pay you the most. I suggest starting with advertising and affiliate marketing when starting out. Once you have more experience making content such as blogs or videos you will have no issues making your own products.
Affiliate marketing is when you promote other people’s products and they pay you a percentage of each sale. Affiliate marketing pays better than advertising and is much easier than creating your own product. Once your website has enough content you can apply for affiliate programs and when you get accepted they will give you a unique link that tracks the sales you send their way.
How do I Setup my blog?
In order to build your first blog you’ll need several things, a domain name web hosting and WordPress.
- Register a Domain Name
- Buy Web Hosting
- Setup WordPress
- Easiest and fastest way to get started
What is a domain name?
A domain name allows people to type in a unique name you have chosen i.e
“www.YOURWEBSITE.com” into their web browser so they can find your blog.
How do I get my own domain name?
You can purchase a domain name from a domain name register.
Domain names vary in price depending on the extension such .com .net .org. ect.. Domain names can be as low as $10 to $15 per year. Your domain name should reflect your business name or your brand name. It’s much better to choose a domain name that is shorter and easy to remember.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a place on the internet where your website is stored and can be accessed 24/7. When people type in your domain name it points to your web hosting and shows them your website.
How do I get my own web hosting?
There are many companies on the internet that sell web hosting. The cost of web hosting varies depending on your needs you can get started with a cheaper package from $3 to $10 per month. As your website grows you may need to upgrade to a more robust package in order to handle all the traffic/visitors to your website. Sometimes your web host offers you a free domain name or the ability to buy a domain name from them rather than needing a domain register.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free CMS (Content management system) that helps you build your website so you don’t need to do any technical stuff like coding. It’s very easy to use, it’s very much like typing a document in Microsoft word.
How do I get WordPress?
Your webhost can provide you with wordpress, some web hosting companies make it very simple for you by setting it all up for you. Once you have WordPress all setup you will need a theme. A theme helps your website look nice some themes are free and some are paid depending on what your needs are. You can change your theme at any time so you can save money and get started with a free one.
What is the easiest and fastest way to get started?
The fast and easy way to get started is choosing WordPress Hosting package.
When you choose a wordpress hosting package they take care of all the technical stuff and set everything up for you.
What web host do you recomend?
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I really do hope this guide helps you on your journey to start your very own blogging business. Let me know in the comments below if you need any help or have any questions. I’d be more than happy to lend a hand and help you on your journey.
Until next time I do wish you a wonderful day and much sucess!