Start A Blog Make Money : This Is How You Do It

Start A Blog Make Money : This Is How You Do It

The title for this post sounds a lot like it could have been created by a caveman, ugh, start a blog make money, ugh. I actually chose this title to re-enforce the need to keep it simple when starting a blog to make money. You don’t need to be a scholar or have any special skill set, nor do you need to be an expert on your blogs topic. What you do need is the ability to follow instructions, demonstrate determination and perseverance.

Creating a popular blog that has the potential to make some significant income, really boils down to effort, a little time management, dedication and commitment, but very little technical skill is required. Knowledge of your blogs topic will increase as will your authority as your blog develops over time, very few bloggers start out as experts in their niche. As you research topics for your blog, your experience and authority in your niche will grow.

In this post I will touch on everything you will need to do if you want to start a money making blog. You will also get some incite into how I created multiple money making blogs over the years, leveraging free tools, services and simple low cost step by step training.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them at the bottom of this post and I will get right back to you, I value your feedback. Lets get started!

This Is All You Need To Start A Money Making Blog

Contrary to what some blogging or Affiliate marketing platforms will lead you to believe, you need very little to build a money making blog. For years now I have paid $29 to run multiple blogs and make thousands in blog related income. Here are the items and services I use to make money with my blogs….

That’s literally all you need to make money with a blog, I have done it for years, anyone who tells you that you need to buy expensive tools or services, obviously has a vested interest in selling these tools and services. I am a big believer in keeping it simple while keeping your costs as low as possible. The largest contributor to failure of new blogs is financial and lack of commitment. If you want to blog for profit it won’t be without some cost, but that cost should be as minimal as possible and doesn’t need to start right out of the gates.

Over the years I have worked with numerous  bloggers that were interested in creating a blog capable of generating income, many of which have gone on to realize their dreams of running a blog that generates revenue. To but to be quite honest, about half have failed because they lost sight of what was really important. The common factors between the new bloggers that found success and the bloggers that failed were consistent in Both cases. Here are the common disciplines that the new bloggers who found success adhered to ….

 Created a written set of goals for their blogs development and stuck to it

 Worked on their blog everyday for at least 2 hours while in the early building stage

 Created new content on a set schedule

 Put the effort into really understanding who their blogs audience was, and what their audience was looking to learn

 Created content that was engaging and SEO friendly that had a chance of ranking high

 Early in the development of their blog they focused on low competition keywords with less focus on high traffic keywords to help establish their blog and get any available traffic

 Utilized a training platform that had step by step training on developing an authoritative blog

 Looked for every opportunity to engage with their website visitors by welcoming visitors feedback, good or bad!

 Joined social platforms like Quora and Medium to demonstrate their knowledge and promote their websites

 Put the time and effort into researching topics they wanted to discuss on their site

 Understood that they didn’t need to be an expert to write an informative blog post on a topic. All they were required to do was, thoroughly research their topic so that they could create content that was accurate and informative.

 Never put emphasis on selling. The focus was always placed on educating their audience

 Maintained authenticity and genuine caring for their blogs visitors

 Worked on building a brand by building credibility through honesty and demonstrating integrity.

 Used the right metrics to choose a niche that offered profitability

The above disciplines were consistent with the new bloggers that created blogs that thrived and eventually ended up making money with their blogs. As you can see there isn’t any reference to buying any services or tools, it’s all about effort, discipline and dedication that are the key ingredients to building a blog that makes money.

It All Starts With A Professional Grade Website Building Platform

Many will say find a topic and build a website. I feel choosing a website building platform should be the first thing you consider. Below are the characteristics and reason you need to put the focus on finding the right website building platform.

Search engine optimization: The reason you want to put a lot of emphasis into finding the right website building platform is, website building platforms have different functions and capabilities. If your intent is to create a money making blog then your needs are considerably different from someone who is creating a blog for their own personal enjoyment. In my opinion WordPress I the best website building platform for people looking to generate income from a blog as it grows over the years.

WordPress offers functionality, capability, portability and expandability for your blog as its development grows. The SEO (search engine optimization) features are also significantly enhanced using a website created using WordPress.

Website add-ons: WordPress has thousands of plugins that allow you to add features and functionality to your website with a click of a button. There are literally thousands of plugin developers working on new and updating current plugin capabilities.

Themes: WordPress offers thousands of themes that you can choose from. These themes offer a variety of styles and capabilities. It’s easy to find a theme that will best suit the look and capabilities that you want for your blog.

Ease of use: WordPress’s website building platform is extremely easy to use, you don’t need to be a computer programmer, actually you don’t need any prior experience to build a professional looking blog using the WordPress website building platform.

Control of your site: Unlike many website building platforms, WordPress offers you complete control over your site and it’s portability. With some notable website building platforms like Weebly and Wix, your website isn’t portable, your site is locked into these platforms due to the unique website building tools that they offer.

Use your own domain: Using your own domain name (website address) is critical for your blogs ranking ability with search engines. What this means is, when you create content or want your site to rank high in search engines such as Google,  you need to have your own domain. Some website building platforms host their customers websites under what are called sub domains, this makes it more difficult to rank high in search results.

Invest In Earn As You Learn Training

As much as I am a staunch believer in not spending money on what I would consider to be unnecessary blogging tools and services, I do believe firmly in new bloggers, especially when they are looking at making an income from your blog, acquiring the appropriate training.  Contrary to what many people think, you don’t just jump on your laptop and create a blog, especially when you want that blog to make money for you. Creating an income generating blog takes not only time, but also requires that you have a plan of what you want your site to look like years down the road. Using an effective blueprint for your sites development, will guarantee that your blog has the potential to earn revenue while at the same time offers your audience a nice user experience.

Here’s what I suggest you look for in a good training platform for bloggers that doesn’t break the bank!

  • Offers a WordPress website building platform
  • Secure hosting
  • Step by step training on how to build a well thought out blog with monetization opportunities
  • Large community with like minded goals
  • Access to a keyword tool and content creation platform
  • Training on how and where to find income opportunities for your website
  • Current training on the latest SEO and keyword research techniques
  • 24/7 support that comes in a variety of forms, live chat, administrative support as well as community support.
  • 24/7 support for website technical issues

A Few Parting Words

I can’t emphasize enough, keep it simple, work hard and keep your costs as low as possible. If you follow what I laid out for you in this post you will be a lot closer to realizing your dream of creating a blog that makes money. Building a money making blog isn’t an overnight success story. If you keep a set schedule and work diligently on your blogs development, you could potentially see income rolling in within 3-4 months. If you need anymore information or even help, I am here for you. I wish you all the luck in your endeavours, cheers Mike.

 

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