During this month, I’m focussing on one of the best ways to make money online, starting a blog. If you’re a subscriber to my YouTube channel you’ve probably seen hundreds of ways to make money online, but nothing compares to starting your own blog.
You see when you try to make money on someone else’s website, you are never going to take home more than a small slice of the money the website actually generates.
However, if you create a blog, and learn how to make money blogging, you’ll not only take home all the earnings your blog makes but will also set yourself up for financial independence.
What is a Blog and How to Create a Blog?
Over the next month, I’m going to teach you everything you need to start a blog and make money blogging.
You see once you create a blog, and own your own piece of the Internet, there are many ways to use a blog to make money online. But, before you get too excited let’s start at the beginning.
What is a Blog?
Well over the years this definition has certainly changed but, essentially it’s a website that you regularly update. In the past, a blog was like a personal online diary but now blogs make up the bulk of the content on the Internet.
And sure there are still people who like to create personal blogs, but most share their life online with Facebook. Blogs are becoming more a tool for Content Marketers who make a living, generating content to attract visitors and then using a number of different ways to make money from those visits.
Take a look at this definition explaining ‘What is a Blog’ …
As you see a blog can be written on any type of topic you can think of, but when you start your blog you’ll want to ensure you’re blogging about a topic you’re passionate about.
Fortunately, for you, making money with a blog is possible for any niche, you just might need to be more creative for some types of blogs than others.
How to Create a Blog?
There are a number of ways to create a blog, and starting a free blog will have certainly crossed you mind, but beware of wasting too much time on a free blog, because you are simply helping someone else to make money from your time.
If you want to make money online and are thinking blogging might be right for you then you should definitely, start your own self-hosted blog.
A self-hosted blog is a blog that you own, maintain and can be used by you without any restrictions. And I’ll share a little secret with you.
And I’ll share a little secret with you.
You can actually start a self-hosted blog for less than $25USD per year and that includes a free domain name. Wow! That’s less than a take-out coffee per month.
Crazy isn’t it?
Why would you waste time on a free blog when you can actually make money from one you own.
And best of all, if you get started today and create your own blog, then follow the guidelines I give you over the next month, I’ll actually show you how to sell that blog after a year and at the very least make your money back, or even more.
But I’m sure once you start blogging, you’ll soon realise the potential of a blog and almost certainly won’t sell it.
Now I can take you by the hand and show you how to create a blog, but it’s super easy, so here’s a guide that’ll take you through each of the steps you’ll take.
Of course, I don’t want to leave you hanging so if you get stuck then come and find me on Twitter and ask me any questions you like. I’ve started a heap of blogs like this one and can usually get you sorted really quickly.
These are the basic steps you’ll take to create a blog:-
- Choose Domain Name
- Purchasing a Hosting Account
- Set up WordPress
- Then start Blogging
I’ll cover these in more detail of the coming month, so if you’re not ready to get started today, make sure you keep an eye on this blog or my Youtube Channel to ensure you aren’t missing any vital steps.
Of course, if you do start a blog today, you’ll be able to take advantage of the opportunities that bloggers have for making money online much sooner than the rest.
Hopefully, you’ve now learnt What is a Blog and How to Create a Blog?
In the next part in this blogging series, I’ll talk about finding your perfect niche and Choosing a Domain Name for your blog.