How To Start Your Own Money Making Blog
Why blogging was the best decision I ever made.
Blogging gives me the choice to work when I want to work. There is no getting up at a certain time, to sit in rush hour traffic and try and find somewhere to park. Then doing work to make money for someone else and get paid a pittance for it.
I can work from home or anywhere in the world. I can work the hours I like. I can basically do what I want.
It does take some effort and you have to find ways to make money with your blog.
In this article I will take you through the steps you need if you want to learn How To Start Your Own Money Making Blog.
Blogs can be about anything. There are no end of subjects for a blog. A quick word of caution before we start. To be a successful blogger you have to be in it for the long term. You therefore have to pick a subject that you are passionate about. It is no good choosing something you know nothing about because you will have to do a lot of research and write lots of articles.
Step 1 – Register A Domain
The first thing you need to do when setting up a blog is to register a name for your blog.
You can click here to register a domain.
Picking a domain name can be difficult. It has to be relevant to the subject of the blog and contain relevant keywords in the title.
A few words about choosing a domain name.
Make sure you have some domain names ready before you start. The chances that you will get the domain name of your choice is very rare nowadays.
Try and choose a domain name that ends in .com or .org.
Step 2 Get Hosting For Your Blog
Now that you have a domain name for your blog, you need to get it on the internet so that everyone can see it.
The question is How do you do that?
The answer is with web hosting. You will have to pay a fee each month for web hosting. Some web hosting company can cost a fortune and come with all the bells and whistles that you most probably do not need at this stage. You can get cheap web hosting by clicking on the link below.
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Step 3 Installing WordPress
You have your domain name, you have your hosting, now all you need is something to write your blog on. The number 1 program for bloggers is WordPress. The good news is that you already have it.
Just log-in to BlueHost and click on the control panel. You will find it on the left hand side, third box down.
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You will then be asked to install the latest version of WordPress. Just click on the start button.
Next, you select the domain name to install on WordPress, click the drop-down box and select your domain you want to use.
Don’t give up, you are just about there.
The next screen will show you the advanced options.
On this page you can set your username and password. Don’t be lazy and use admin as a username, make it more secure with a user name only you will know.
The same goes for your password. Use letters, numbers and symbols. Make sure you write these down in a secure place in case you ever forget them.
Finally click install now.
Guess what? You have done it.
You can now log into your WordPress blog.
Let’s get you into your blog.
Go to your site followed by /wp-admin
For example www.yoursitename.com/wp-admin
The following screen will appear and you need to enter your saved admin name and password.
You can see why you needed to save them.
You will need to do this every time to you want to add or make changes to your blog.
Once you are inside your blog you can choose your theme, create more pages and posts, add images and videos. Just play around and see what you can do.
Just click on the items on the left hand side of the screen.
That is basically it.
How do you start making money with your blog?
The best place to start is by promoting affiliate products.
Affiliate products are something that someone else has created and is letting you sell if for them with a percentage of the sale given to you.
This is what is called affiliate marketing.
This is one of the easiest ways to make money online.
You do not have to worry about creating a product, updating or any other back office tasks.
The vendor, that is the person who created the product, will also give you access to other items that you can include on your page.
This might include banners, videos and scripts for your auto-responder in case you want to build your own e-mail list.
The link you will be given by the seller is often long and looks unsightly as can be seen in the link below for the auto-responder Aweber.
There are programs online that will shorten the link.
One of them is tinyurl.
Here is an example
You can see how much better it looks.
I hope you found How To Start Your Own Money Making Blog useful and good luck with your new blog.