How to start blogging and earn money online?
This is possible. In this article I will tell you step by step implementation for How to start blogging.
Today blogging is one of the most popular ways on the internet to earn money online. Now in this article, I am telling you how you can create a blog website and generate a handsome amount of money from this.
How to start blogging for pickup a niche.
Selecting blogging topics is one of the most important factors for How to start blogging. Choose a niche that is very interesting to you. If you like to watch a movie then you can create a blog for ‘movie review‘. If you are passionate about food then you can also make a ‘food blog‘. Don’t think the monetization factors before selecting the niche. Every niche is profitable if you work hard in that niche and create quality content for this.
If you make a blog based on your favorite pastime then it will be a big source of writing inspiration. You will easily find the topics related to niche and you will create quality content based on that subject. This is the key secret of How to start blogging.
How to start blogging by selecting the blogging platform
If you starting a blog and you don’t have money to purchase a paid domain or hosting then you will go for free sites offer by the various platforms. But purchasing a domain is better for ranking your blog in search engine.
When you want to purchase any domain also try to remember the following points:
- Domain extension should have a top-level domain (TLD) authority. You must try to select .com or .in extension with your domain name.
- Your domain name should be short and easy to remember and pronounced.
- Never go for an exact match domain name. Google is not like that practice. As an example, if you are dealing with tea then don’t buy the domain like tea.com. Rather purchase a domain like yourteam or teacupoflife or something like that.
a) Blogger.com – The first free platform I want to mention is ‘blogger’. It is a free platform offer by google. You need to sign in with your Gmail id and create your blog by using their dashboard. After login with your email, you will give the name of the blog. Give the name according to your niche so that it will help the site SEO. Then you will follow the easy steps and create a free blog for your website.
b) Sites.google.com – The next free platform which I want to mention is sites.google.com. Same as blogger.com it is absolutely free product by google. You also register this website with your registered email address. Then follow the steps in the dashboard to create your website.
Now if you want to a website with internal web pages then google site good for you but as a beginner, you can start with blogger also.
c) wix.com – This is another good option to create a free website. After login you will get two option one is ‘Let Wix ADI Create a Website for You’ and another is ‘Create Your Website with the Editor’. I personally prefer the second one. When you click on the ‘choose a template’ button you will find multiple templates. From that list, you will choose your preferred template and follow their instruction to customize the template according to your niche. When all the edits have done just go and publish the template.
d) WordPress.com – If you start your blogging carrier then WordPress is undoubtedly the best cms platform for this. When you will purchase a domain and hosting for a blog site you will get the WordPress installation in the hosting Cpanel account. But if you want to create a free website then WordPress is also an option in this list.
After landed over the wordpress.com you will see a button ‘Start your website’. By clicking they ask you to create a free account for this. You also create an account by ‘Continue with Google’ using your Gmail id and for apple user, they can apple id for ‘Continue with Apple’
Then you will get ‘Let’s get your site a domain!‘ option, where you will find various extensions of domain, like domainname.com, domainname.in etc.., The domain name is free for the first year. From next year they will charge ₹1050/year. After that, they ask you to choose a plan. The minimum plan price is ₹200 per month, billed annually. You also follow the steps mention in the dashboard to make your website live. Remember WordPress not totally free.
Google Analytics and Google Search Console
I hope you choose your niche and pick up a good blogging platform and publish your website already. Then need to implement google analytics on your website. Google analytics a measuring tool to analyze data on your website.
Just click on the link and you will land on the google analytics website. After sign in with your Gmail credentials you will get a button ‘start measuring‘. After clicking this button you need to ‘create an account’ by filling up the fields. In the third step on this page, you need to put your website name and website URL to create the property.
Now the most important things are coming. You have to put google analytics tracking code on your website. After selecting the property you will find a menu at the bottom of the left sidebar. That called ‘admin‘.
After entering the admin part you will find the ‘tracking info’ menu in the mid column. When you click on the tracking info section you will get tracking info code under the ‘tracking code’ menu.
You just copy and paste the tracking code in the header section of your site. If you are using WordPress then open headper.php and put the code before the end of the head tag (</head>). If you are a blogger or google site then you just put ‘tracking id’ in the respective setting areas.
Those who are using WordPress can use ‘Google site kit’ plugin and connect with analytics, search console, google page speed, and adsense through this plugin.
I hope you have successfully integrated google analytics on your site. Now, this is the time for the ‘Google search console’. This is another very very important tool for your site’s Search traffic and performance.
When you click on the ‘start now’ button you will redirect to the property type selection page. After putting the required information you will get google site verification code. You have to put this verification code in your domain DNS. If you are using any paid domain then ask the helpline to verify this code or ask them to tell you the steps about this verification.
When your site is verified with Google search console you have to upload a sitemap in the Google search console dashboard. For uploading a sitemap, you need a sitemap in .xml format.
There is thousands site who can generate your sitemap at free of cost. You just put your site link in this site, generate the sitemap and upload the sitemap.xml file in Google search console.
You can also connect your Google search console and Google analytics for better analysis and report of your site. You will find the steps for this link in your Google Analytics account. In the top right corner under the bell icon (Analytics Notifications), you will find the steps.
Earning from Google Adsense
Now you are in last step of How to start blogging. I hope every setup of your blog website has done successfully. Now you are thinking about how to earn money from the blog, Right?
The very easy way to earn money from a blog is Google Ad-sense. Google Ad-sense is a platform where Google pay you for showing their ad on your website.
But before apply for Google Ad-sense you have to remember few things.
- You have to at least 20 pieces of the article. Each article word count or length is 1600 approx.
- Also, make a continuous process to publish an article. If you publish an article every week then make this a practice. After getting the adsense if you break the continuity then Google may cancel or limit the ad on your website.
- Also, remember that your all articles are 100% plagiarism-free for the new website.
- Make on-page and off-page of your article for more traffic on your site.
After getting the Google Ad-sense you may also apply for other similar ad network.
- Amazon Native Shopping Ads.
- Sovrn //Commerce (Formerly VigLink)
When you are using Google Ad-sense be careful about your website. If you click any Google ad on your own and Google thinks it is invalid traffic then they maybe cancel the ad-sense at any time.
Most of the eminent bloggers or digital marketers don’t use the ad-sense today. You can check this post about ‘The Secret of Successful TOP 10 DIGITAL MARKETER IN 2020’ to enrich your experience about bloggers. So now the question arises how they earn?
They earn from affiliate marketing. You can also ready ‘How to Succeed in Affiliate Marketing‘ for a better understanding of affiliate marketing.
But if you want to become a successful blogger then you have to know the Digital Marketing or SEO.
Learn Digital Marketing
For this purpose you must know the following things:
- Keyword Research
- On-Page Seo
- Off-Page Seo
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
You can do some basic free SEO courses in this contrary. Go through this article – ‘9+ Free Online Courses During Corona Virus Crisis ‘. I hope this course will help you with How to start blogging purposes.
Conclusion: Earning from a blog is a very good option. But writing good content is not enough for this. You have learned the other important factors like keyword research, on-page, off-page optimization, etc. to monetize your blog properly. Most great blogger takes 1 or 2 years to get success from their blog. So blogging is a continuous process that needs a big amount of patience and continuity.
I am Arindam Ghosh. I am a blogger and digital marketing professional from India. Since last 10+ years I have been associated with the digital marketing industry. I created this blog (first page bulletin) to share my knowledge and experience with newbie. Apart from digital marketing, I am fond of reading.