How to Start a Successful Blog?

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Mandy B.
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Blogging is a way to make money online from home. You probably know the story of many bloggers who are earning a huge sum of money every month. Bloggers and entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn, Joel Brown and Perez Hilton, But how did they do it? How should you start your own blog? Where do you start?

Launching Your First Blog:

From launching a blog to the point that you are making money with it, you need to follow some steps properly. These steps are proven and suggested by established bloggers like Chiara Ferragni from The Blond Salad and Darren Rowse from Pro Blogger. So let’s have a look at the steps.

So how to start a succesful blog? 

Step #1: Niche selection

This is the most important step. There are thousands of niches to work with but not every niche is ideal for you. So you need to find the perfect niche to write about. While picking your niche, search for the profitable niches and identify which one is comfortable for you. Pick a niche that you are interested in. For example fashion or beauty. It is better going for a blog that has your interest. You will be more passionated. But if you really want to make a lot of money go for finance and money. people always want to read about finance,money, business & Entrepreneurship.

Step #2: Domain & Hosting

You will need a domain name, for example  The name should be attractive, short, and simple so that people can remember your blog easily. Moreover, shorter domain names have a higher chance of indexing on search engines. Check the availability of your preferred domain and purchase the domain. You will also need hosting. You can take these two together at the same company. For example at Bluehost. We host multiple websites at this hosting provider. Its good and affordable. Blogging does not have to be expensive. You can also have a look at our shop and follow the steps. 

Step #3: Launch site

Install WordPress in your hosting, select a theme for your blog site. You can go for a free theme but you can also go for a website designer. Are you an entrepreneur on a Budget? Have a look a our shop and follow the steps. Do you like this WordPress theme? Good! Also from there. You will also need SEO also known as search engine optimization. You want to be find for certain keywords and you want your content to rank in Google, right? Need a SEO-specialist? Click here. Search for SEO services and you can start with your strategy. 

Step #4: Create Awesome Content

Now that your site is live, it’s time for you to create blog posts that your viewers will love to read. Do some keyword research and make sure you have original posts. Get inspired by other bloggers but don’t copy. Give it your own writing style. Try to write 2/3  a week for a long time. Like for a few years. Consistency is key! You will see results in the long-term. SEO is a long term process. It takes time for your content to rank in Google.

Step #5: Share on Social Platforms

Share your blog posts on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to drive more traffic to your blog site. In 2021 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the best for sharing your content. But you can also think of starting a Youtube channel and making money with blogging and Youtube! Best of both worlds right? Read here how to start a Youtube channel.

Step #6: Make Money with your blog

There are many ways how you can make money with your blog. You may use advertising networks like Adsense. But there are many alternatives for Adsense for when you have enough traffic. Read here more about other advertising networks. You can also think of affiliate marketing. No idea what affiliate marketing, want to learn everything about it? Take a look at our shop,  or simply sell your own products. Or just do it all to make the most of it. There are many ways to make money with your blog and you have to figure out what works best for your blog. But don’t forget it will take years. Dont expect too much the first 2 years! Keep on going.

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