Are you thinking about “how to start a blog and make money online?” No Problem.
I am here to explain the right procedure (Guide) and steps to start a blog and make money out of it. So that you can create your own blog in few minutes and start blogging. I am in this field since 2014 and still making money through blogging and affiliate marketing.
There are two ways to start your blog, first one is create a blog on non-hosted platform like blogger and here you don’t have the full control on your blog. The second way is open source platforms like wordpress, joomla, magento, and other and here you have fully control on your blog.
So, I decided to give you a comprehensive guide on How to start a blog on WordPress without having technical knowledge.
6 Simple Steps to start a blog and make money:
There are few simple steps to start a blog and make money out of it:
- Pick a Niche or Choose a Topic
- Choose a blogging platform
- Pick a domain name and get hosting in place with Bluehost
- Install WordPress
- Design your blog and use it
- Blog Monetization
Step 1. Pick a Niche or Choose a Topic:
The total procedure to start a blog starts with Niche Selection. Here you have to choose a topic or category on that you can write easily and you love to write about it.
Step 2. Choose a blogging platform:
if you are worring about how to start blogging then there are many blogging platforms to start a blog or website. WordPress is one the best and widest using platform for blogging and for creating beautiful websites.
So I highly recommend you to use WordPress as blogging platform because using WordPress as a platform you have fully control over the blog and customize it according to your requirements.
Step 3. Choose a Domain Name and Set up Your Blog Hosting:
As per my personal experience, Bluehost is one the best hosting provider in the world with no downtime. They allow us to install wordpress in single click.
“How to start a blog with bluehost”
Once you opens the link click on Get started now button and then select your hosting plan. There are three hosting plans Named as Basic, Plus and Pro plan.
Now you need to pick or choose a Domain name by entering the name on that you want to register your domain and click on “Next” button. Before clicking on the Next button you have to make sure that you have select right extension like .com, .net, .info etc.
Next, you have to fill this form that is given below:
Enter your first name, last name, business name or company name, country, address (city, state with zip code), Phone number and Email address.
Now select an account plan based on how many years that you want to pay and if you want to make your domain private then click on Domain Privacy Protection and other options for that you want to pay like Sitelock, SSL etc then proceed for billing.
Here you have to fill your billing information like Credit Card details etc. and check the box that is shown in below image and click on “Submit” button.
Now continue to your purchase. If you will asked for any upgrades then just skip them
Step 4. Install WordPress
Now go to your Gmail account and here you will find a welcome email from bluehost with your (cPanel) login Details and sign in into your hosting cpanel and then install wordpress.
Watch Full video for How to install wordpress in few clicks.
Step 5. Design your blog and use it:
After wordpress installation, you have to select a WordPress theme to make your wordpress blog more creative. You can use free themes or you can go for Paid theme.
It depends on you that if you want to look more creative then I highly recommend you to use paid theme and make your blog design creative in your reader’s eyes.
Because design makes first impression on the visitors and if you have a well-designed blog then it would be impressive for your blog visitors.
Step 6. Blog Monetization:
Here I will explain you how to monetize a blog, you can place CPM (Cost per mile), CPC (Cost per click) Ads on your blog and make huge money. There are many CPM, CPC companies that gives highest rates some them are Adsense, Infolinks, Chitika, Reveneuhits etc. or you can join affiliate programs and get high commission.
Now start creating useful content for your blog that servers to the readers. If you like this tutorial on “How to start a blog with bluehost” then please do share it with your friends.