Blogging has helped many people in the world make a substantial amount of money online. Due to the low start up cost, millions of blogs have been created and many more are coming in to the industry every single day. With the number of competitions, it’s extremely important that you create a blog that stands out from the crowd.
In this article, I will cover 7 steps to creating a money making blog. Each of these 7 steps are from an infographic by Zac Johnson titled “7 Steps to Creating a Successful Blog from Day One.”
Whether you are new to blogging or have a couple months of experience. You will find great value on how to start or improve your current blog to achieve higher rankings and results (traffic, conversion, revenue). Without further ado, let’s get started!
7 Steps To Creating A Money Making Blog
Step #1. Pick Your Topic: Before diving into the blogging world, it is important that you know what you want to blog about. Once you have your topic, it will enable you to produce content for your blog. You can then use it as a tool to provide value to your audience as well as a way to brand yourself and your blog to become an expert in your topic (niche).
Tip: Which choosing your topic, try to find something you are passionate about. Something that you can help people with.
Step #2. Create Your Avatar: Avatar is just another word for audience. Your job is to know all about your audience and how they are going to benefit from your blog content. The more understand about your audience, the better you are at catering to their needs such as content product as well as product recommendations.
Step #3. Domain Name and Hosting: One of the easiest way to separate yourself from the millions of other bloggers out there is to have a unique domain name paired with a powerful website hosting service. There are free domain names plus website hosting services out there, but you will find it difficult to create a profitable blog due to limitations.
For example, a free domain name is usually a sub-domain, so something like makemoneyonline.siterubix.com would be a sub-domain name. Can you imagine if Apple cut corners and used a free domain name like Apple.bloggers.com? It looks unprofessional and cheap!
Step #4. Content Creation: Having a blog without content is like having a hollow shell of a house without furniture and a family. Content is what drives people to your blog. Having content will also get your blog indexed on search engines and there, people will be able to find you organically.
Tip: Write high quality content that actually drives sales if you want to be successful at making money online.
Step #5. Blog Launch: After creating a few blog posts, you are now ready to launch your blog! Before the launch, it is also recommended that you install the top WordPress plugins and themes to make your blog stand out from the crowd. The reason is to give a good impression to your potential audience. What’s the point in promoting your blog right away when you have no blog posts and still using a free theme?
Step #6. Content Promotion: As you continue to produce content, it is important that you promote it through Social Media and other means to get your content across. An awesome blog post means nothing if nobody reads it. Over time, your blog posts will get shared by others in your niche or even from your audience who finds value in your work.
Step #7. Monetize: With traffic coming to your blog for your high quality content. You can now look into monetizing your blog to earn money. Most beginners seek for passive income through Google AdSense (not great money), while others seek for more such as affiliate marketing, eCommerce. etc.
Tip: People buy from those they trust. Don’t just focus on the money. Focus on solving a problem.
If you read the entire 7-steps, you’ll notice that everything has to do with user-experience. After all, your goal is to help people solve their problems by recommending solutions. In the process, if you provide enough value. You can earn a nice living through commission sales.
Whether you want to make money through a bricks and mortar business or a blog. The first step is to get started! Again, if you’re wondering how to get started, you can check out my recommended platform. It’s absolutely free to sign up and you’ll learn more about how to make money online with step-by-step tutorials.
Check out the infographics by Zac Johnsons below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesititate to leave a comment down below!
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