I started the Blogging Tips section last year to share the business side of blogging from time to time as well as how bloggers make money behind the lines.
It’s also a way to encourage people considering starting a blog but still on the fence about it to just make the jump. The time to get started is now!
This blogging tips segment is going to answer some of the most common questions people ask about how to become a blogger and make money from it.
- Behind the Scenes with a Full-Time Blogger
- My Transition from Part-Time to Full-Time Blogger
- Is Staring a Blog Worth It in 2018?
FAQs About Blogging
How Do You Become a Blogger?
Becoming a blogger is a simple process although it might look confusing for a non-techie person.
You buy a domain name, choose your blogging platform and a host, connect your domain name to your host and start blogging.
However, there are a few more steps involved between buying the domain name and connecting the domain to your host before you can start blogging.
This is covered in great details in the free Blogging Basics Blueprint available for free HERE.
Can You Start a Blog for Free?
Yes, you can start a blog for free on WordPress and Blogger, and use their free themes.
However, if you want to turn your blog into a business and make money from it, then you should start on the right footing.
The good thing is it’s not that expensive to get started with the basics then as you grow your blog and make money, you can increase your budget for growing your blog.
It’s the same thing I did. I invested in the basics then stuck to free tools and resources.
When I started generating a viable income, I began to invest in paid tools. I also share how to start a blog for free in Blogging Basics Blueprint.
How Do Beginner Bloggers Make Money?
Here’s a controversial answer. No one makes a lot of money from the start. Personally, I made only a few dollars during the first few months because I didn’t exactly know what I was doing.
I was still learning and there were so many other aspects to blogging other than writing and uploading an article.
My education is still ongoing but one thing I can say is that if I knew 8 years ago what I know today about all the aspects of blogging, I would be a millionaire by now.
If you put in the work with a plan in mind, you will begin to make money and it doesn’t have to take you as long as it took me.
I’ve collated everything I’ve learned into Blogging Basics Blueprint for newbies to blogging and the more advanced A – Z Blueprint for Turning Your Passion into a Viable Income.
Blogging Framework – How to Start a Profitable Blog
Below is a basic breakdown of the framework involved in starting a profitable blog:-
- Domain name
- Hosting company
- Choosing a blogging platform (WordPress or Blogger)
- Connect your domain with your hosting company
- Install a theme on your new website
- Activate other branding elements such as logo, colours, etc
- Activate free SEO elements such as Google Analytics, All in One SEO, etc
- Set up email capture options
- Start blogging
As I said above, there is a lot more than the basics required to start making money with a blog. If you build it, they will not come.
Everybody is trying to make money with a blog so what makes yours different? Why should they come to your blog instead of someone else’s?
When you understand these aspects and create a plan to implement them, you’re on your way to all the money.
Show Me How to Start Blogging
If you’re ready to start blogging for free, jump into it with Blogging Basics Blueprint HERE.
There’s a sweet bonus worth over $200 at the end of the Blogging Basics Blueprint too.