Did you know that you actually make money while writing about something that you are passionate about? Well, you can! If you are interested in this, keep reading.
What is a blog?
Well, I’m sure you know the answer to this considering it’s 2016 and everyone uses the internet but let me just go into a little bit more detail about it.
Have you ever searched something like “How to…”? Chances are, you have been taken to somebody’s blog where they explained how to do something for you. There are millions of blogs on the internet about all kinds of different subjects. This is great because it allows us to get information about just about anything we need information about.
Now, were you aware that blogs can be(and usually are) created by average people who just had something they wanted to talk about?
Before I started blogging I had no idea that anybody could just start a blog. It didn’t seem like something that was so easy to do. Then one day I can across somebody else’s blog and couldn’t believe it. They were talking about how anyone could start a blog and could even make a living(or even better than that!) just for writing about things they were passionate about.
I started my first blogging website the exact same day and within just a few weeks I had a nice blogging website fully optimized for Search Engines and even a small amount of traffic!
How do I start a blog?
Starting a blog is actually a very simple process. I’ll break it down for you below.
- Join a hosting company
The hosting company makes your website accessible via the internet. They will provide space for your website on a server. There are some hosting companies that are free, but your website will be slow for your visitors and customer service will probably not be very good.
I highly recommend SiteGround. They have plans starting at $3.95/month and offer everything you will need as well as excellent customer service. I mean seriously, these guys are like superheroes. I haven’t been able to find another hosting service that offers everything that SiteGround offers for this cheap. You can also see my review of them here.
- Buy a Domain
You can either purchase your domain directly from your hosting service or through sites like NameCheap(Register your domain as low as $0.88/year using this link). Typically you can get a better deal purchasing through external sites but you will then have to point your domain to your hosting service. This is very easy and your hosting company can walk you through it, though.
Generally, purchasing your domain from a site that isn’t your hosting company is best because it’s easier if you decide to cut ties with the hosting company.
- Choose a subject
You can choose to write about literally anything you want. If you are interested in something and want to share your knowledge with others then it’s a great subject! It’s also a great way to connect with others who share your interest.
- Start your blog!
Yes, it really is that easy. You can now choose a theme, select your plugins, and start talking about what you love.
So how do I make money?
Oh right, you probably want to know how your blog is going to make you money.
In order to make money, you will need to join affiliate networks and programs. You then add the affiliate links into your website by linking text or by adding banners. Now every time someone clicks your link and signs up for/purchases what you are advertising, you will get a commission! This can either be a percentage or a set amount, depending on the affiliate program.
There are thousands of Affiliate networks and programs that you can join, so you can make money with practically any subject that you choose.
Don’t want to promote products within your blogs but still want to make money?
That’s fine too! Luckily with Google Adsense you can just have an ad or two put where ever you choose on your website. They won’t be in your blogs, only on the sides, bottom, or top. And Google is so smart that the ads will automatically be in the same subject as what you are writing about.
With Adsense you will get paid just for people viewing your blogs and seeing the ad. You will get even more if they actually click the ad.
Are you ready?
If you’re ready to start an online career and be your own boss while doing something you love then join SiteGround today.
With SiteGround’s 30 day money back guarantee there’s no risk!
This site was created using SiteGround and I can say without a doubt that you won’t be disappointed. I have had such a great experience with them and their support team is absolutely amazing. It’s the perfect place to learn how to create your own blogging site.
And remember, if you need any assistance contact SiteGround’s amazing support or leave me a comment and I’ll help you with anything you need!
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