Hey, Do you want to start a blog? But don’t know the way to start it.
If yes then this post is for you because in this post I have discussed “7 steps to start a blog in WordPress for beginners”.
Many people are doing blogging and making a good amount of money from it but I want to clear that blogging is not as easy as it seems, it requires a lot of effort and patience.
But believe me, if you do blogging in a proper way then definitely it will give you good results.
And mostly newbie bloggers due to lack of knowledge about blogging makes a lot of mistakes, which ruin their blogging carrier and I don’t want you to commit those mistakes that’s why you should read 13 Common Mistake that Every Amateur Blogger Make so that you can prevent yourself from committing those silly blogging mistakes.
Starting a blog website is not complex work, in fact, you can start it in less than 30 minutes but wait that’s not gonna work, it’s better to set up a blog that can generate money for you.
What do you need to start blogging?
Hosting and Domain (covered in step2)
Keyword Research Tool ( I recommend SEMrush)
SEMrush is a Seo tool use for keyword research, site audit, backlink resource, site positioning, content creation, competitor analysis and so on.
This tool can help you to improve your website SEO and the best thing is you can do competitor analysis as well as you can also perform the site audit of your website to find out the website issues.
This is a great tool used by bloggers and businesses and I would highly recommend you to use this tool. Signup for SEMrush and get 7 days free trial.
Step 1: Choose a niche for your blog
“The beauty of the Internet is there’s a niche market for everything, and if you can focus on it, you can build a sustainable and viable business of it” – Michelle Phan.
Finding a niche is not easy, I know that numerous niches are available and mind doesn’t know which one to choose. So,
How to chose a niche for your blog website?
Choose a niche that you are interested in and passionate about.
Choose a niche about which you can write and have knowledge.
Choose a niche that has low competition along with potential.
And see you can do affiliate marketing through your niche or not. (when I was starting my blog I was clear that I want to make money through affiliate marketing not by monetizing my blog with AdSense).
As a beginner, you may find it difficult to choose a niche but I would suggest you don’t be furious and take your time in finding a potential niche for your blog.
If you can’t able to decide your niche then feel free to contact me through live chat I will try my best to help you.
Step 2 : Choose Domain Name and Hosting For Your Blog
To make your website live on web you need domain and hosting.
A domain is the address of the website. Example: www.digitalgadjets.com is my domain name or you can say the address of my website.
Hosting- You need a place on the web where you have to store all your website files to make the website content accessible to visitors.
Most of the newbie bloggers having no idea about hosting, they choose the wrong hosting provider for their website and later they face issues like slow page loading, downtime, slow server response, bad customer support.
And I don’t want you to suffer from these problems.
There are many hosting providers are available in the market but I would highly recommend you to choose fastcomet.
I have used fastcomet and my experience with fastcomet is awesome. Fastcomet is a reliable, fast and secure platform to host a website. Read my detail review on fastcomet.
“Be a quick action taker don’t think too much, if you want to start blogging then you need hosting and domain for that”.
How to buy a domain and hosting from fastcomet?
Step 1: Visit Fastcomet and click on price and planning
Step 2: Choose the plan according to your requirement. If you want to start more than one blog website then choose either fastcloud plus or fastcloud extra plan but if you want to start only one blog then choose the fastcloud plan. “Click on Get started”.
Step 3: Register a domain for your blog website
And if you already have a domain then click on “already have a domain” and then enter the domain name which you have.
Step 4: Enter your details
Step 5 : Choose The Data Center Location And Period
I have chosen the Mumbai data center location and you can see that from Bangalore (India) the server response time is 29 ms which is excellent and the overall performance is A+.
Fastcomet has 11 data center locations, choose a nearby datacenter location. If you choose a US datacenter location then definitely you will get a better response time from US.
Step 6 : Complete the Purchase
Hurray, I hope you have purchase both domain and hosting for your blog website. The first step is completed now you are 4 steps away from setting up your blog.
Step 3 : Install WordPress From Your Hosting cPanel
- Login to your fastcomet account and then click on cP to visit control panel.
- Now search WordPress and click on WordPress by Softaculous.
- Now install WordPress
- Once you click on the install now button then you have to enter your blog name, site title, username, password, email and domain.
- And check next to your domain, if in directory wp is selected them remove it and keep the directory blank. After entering the info click on the install button. If you stuck at any point then feel free to contact me through live chat it will be my pleasure to help you.
Step 4: Log in to WordPress dashboard and choose a theme and customize it
Go to appearance then click on theme.
After that click on add new.
Now search for the theme which you want to use in your blog. If you don’t know which theme to install then there are two themes which I recommend for blogging the first one is Astra and the second one is GeneratePress.
Both these themes are light weight and SEO friendly. once you install the theme then click on activate. Then again go to appearance and click on themes.
Now remove all themes except the theme which you have installed. After that start customizing your theme.
There are many videos available on YouTube, you can watch and learn to customize the theme. Feel free to contact me via live chat if you can’t able to customize the theme.
You can also hire a freelancer from Fiverr who can set up your blog website.
Step 5: Start Writing Your Blog Post
After customizing the theme now it’s time to write the first blog post. To write a post click on post and then click on add new.
Before writing any post do keyword research as well as competitor analysis and write a post in such a way that your visitors can connect themselves with your content.
And don’t go for quantity, if you write 10 posts in a week but all of them are worthless then it’s not gonna help you, instead write only one quality post in a week which can help you to gain user trust as well as traffic.
Some Tips for writing post
- Use heading (H1,H2,H3,H4,H5,H6) properly.
- Use keywords: Your keyword should appear on the title,1st paragraph, permalink and in other sections of the post.
- Use images and don’t forget to use the alt tag.
- If you have an image that has more than 100 kb size then compress the image and make it less than 100 kb.
- Write a detailed post. As a blogger, your aim should have to provide quality content to visitors.
- Write Seo friendly post.
Step 6: Do Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Now here comes the most important topic “SEO” and please do not overlook it. To improve your website ranking on google for that you have to optimize your website blog post and pages.
Seo plays an important role in bringing organic traffic to the website. It’s completely free and the percentage of traffic that comes to your website is totally depend upon your efforts.
And keep in mind that the better Seo you do, the better result you will get. So you have to do proper Seo on your website to get a higher ranking on google and if you don’t know how to do Seo then learn it, you will find many videos on YouTube about Seo.
- Learn how to write Seo friendly post
- How to do keyword research ( Use SEMrush Tool)
- Learn to Optimize pages
- Learn to create backlinks
- Learn to do Technical as well as on-page and off-page Seo
- Want to be your own? Yes, But for that, you have learn some skills, if it’s easy then everyone can able to do that.
Step 7 : Monetize Your Blog To Make Money
You have to monetize your website to make money from it. There are many ways to monetize a blog but I recommend only three of them and those are –
Affiliate marketing: Join affiliate programs related to your niche and start promoting products. But only promote those products which will be useful for your audience.
Ads: By inserting ads on your blog website you can make money. There are many ad networks available like AdSense,media.net, pop-up ads which you can use to monetize your blog but I would highly recommend you to use AdSense.
Sponsor post: Advertiser looks for the website where they can promote products. If your blog gets a good amount of traffic and becomes a dominant player in your niche then many advertisers will contact you for promotions. You can charge money for promoting their products.
If you want to start blogging then spend money on required tools like SEMrush and hosting.
And remember there is no short cut, first you have to build the authority of your blog and for that, your blog needs to perform well.
Write an informative post, share on social media, make backlinks and keep patience.
That’s all I want to say.
Thanks for reading the post |
I tried to keep the content simple as much as I can and also tried to cover all the things which you should know as a newbie blogger. I hope you have found this post useful and if yes do comment, it will motivate me to write more useful content.
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Q.1 Is blogging is a quick way to make money ?
Ans- As far as I know “Definitely Not” .
Remember one thing “Don’t be furry to make money from your blog”, if you are starting a blog just to make money then sorry to tell you blogging is not for you. I am not saying that it’s bad to start a blog to make money but along with that, you have to help others by sharing your knowledge only then you will be able to survive in this field.
Q.2 How much I can earn through a blog?
Ans-It totally depends upon your efforts and strategies. I know a blogger who made more than 1 lakh dollars in one year.
Q.3 which one is the best way to monetize blog ?
Ans-Based on my experience you can earn through Adsense and even more through Affiliate marketing.