How to Create a Successful Blog: 8 Easy Steps - The Comprehensive Minds

 How to Create a successful blog: 8 easy steps




I have always found the technology useful. But if someone had told me 10 years ago that one day I would make a living blogging ...


... I probably would have laughed at them.


I always thought that you only have a good job if you sit on the top floors of a skyscraper in New York, Paris, or Munich.


But apparently, circumstances have changed!

But enough of me, now I would like to show you how you can create a (hopefully) successful blog.


Are you ready? Then have fun with the following tips and tricks!

Pros and cons of starting a blog

As I said, blogging can be a very rewarding job (and not just financially). Unfortunately, there is also a downside. So, here are some of the things you can and should look forward to:

            

Advantages  

It can be lucrative:

There are a lot of bloggers who do great business writing, although I bet they work really hard to get there.


Flexible activity:

Unless your blog idea has special requirements (for example, if you write reviews about restaurants in Berlin), you can work anywhere and almost anytime.


You learn new things all the time:

During these years I had to learn many new things and constantly faced challenges (eg SEO, email marketing, content marketing, etc.). I even met some very interesting people from the industry.


Be your own boss:

You have absolute control over your business strategy. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad - you decide where to go.


It's a pleasure (at least for me):

Writing a post and knowing that it will help hundreds or even thousands of long-term readers makes you feel good. Especially when you get positive feedback.


Disadvantages

Not everyone is successful:

You will meet many people who brag about how much they earn from blogging. However, keep in mind that not all blogs make a lot of money.


It can make you feel lonely:

Unless your project is growing rapidly, chances are you work alone and feel a bit isolated from time to time. A coworking space is a great way to socialize.


You need some technical knowledge

You don't need an engineering degree, but you do need a bit of technical knowledge to run a blog. At the very least, you should be prepared to acquire new knowledge.


You will work overtime:

Remember, creating your blog is as much work as starting any other business. If you want to be successful, you have to work harder than your competitor.


You need staying power:

I have never met anyone who has been lucky enough to be able to live off their blog after just 2 months. My estimate is about 1 year (at least) until the first results can be seen.


Ideas for Your  Blog: What Should You Blog About?



Hopefully, you already have an idea of ​​what your blog should be about. Maybe you are an avid golfer or you like vegan food.


If something immediately occurs to you, trust your instincts, and create a blog about your hobby or job.


Also, you might not have the slightest idea (or more than one), so that means you need to do some research.

Still, you should always rate an idea. One method you can use is the following:


1) brainstorming

Of course, it's always great to have a spontaneous inspiration for a theme. But sometimes you just can't think of anything good and then you have to say: Take a pencil and paper and collect ideas.


Note: Personally, it helps if I feel comfortable with quiet background music and a cup of coffee or tea.


To get started, you can use the following points as a guide:


  • List 5 things you enjoy doing in your free time.
  • Register the topics you already know.
  • List 5 topics you (really) want to learn more about.
  • Think about the 5 information offers you use most frequently (online and offline).
  • Make a list of 5 things you are particularly good at.
  • Go to your browsing history and see what items and products you click on.
  • What social media profiles are you interested in?

Hopefully, this collection of ideas will help you find a topic. In step 2, you must now evaluate your ideas and decide on one.


2) Are you excited about the topic?

I know you just wanted to start your blog and make a lot of money from it.


You don't care if you have to blog about dry topics like "The History of Statistics" (yes, the topic seems to be very popular).


But wait a minute, not so fast!


Yes, that sounds too easy now, but you should only blog about something that you really found or find great.


For a successful website, you will need a lot of content related to this topic. But if you don't like to write about it, you will stop blogging very soon and probably wasted a lot of time.


For example, a friend of mine had the perfect niche for his blog: inflatable fishing kayaks. The conditions were ideal because there was little competition and a lot of traffic from Google. He even wrote a few posts but then quickly realized that he hated fishing and eventually didn't even post the content.


3) Is your niche big enough?

As you can probably imagine, it takes quite a bit of traffic to make money from your blog. However, this requires many more visitors than you expected.


Unfortunately, there is not much data to confirm this. But let's assume the following scenario:


You have 200 users a day

Your conversion rate is 1.5%

Receive $ 5 per conversion

With this amount of traffic, you would get about $ 450 per month. While this isn't that bad, it won't change your life either.


So if you want to make more than a few silly dollars an hour, 5,000 visitors a month is not enough, then you must increase your traffic. And yes, that takes time and energy.


You won't know if the niche you've chosen is big enough until you've tried it. Still, here are some helpful tips so you know you're not on the wrong track:


There are already renowned bloggers in this field.

You will get a lot of results when searching on the topic.

Google ads will appear in your search results.


Things you should definitely try:

Check out Google Trends to see how popular your topic is and if the trend is increasing.

Do keyword research beforehand (for example, using Google's Keyword Planner or KWFinder).

Think outside the box,  Eg . when there is little information in German. What's going on in the English-speaking world, are there already successful blogs there?

Use your common sense! This is especially true for hyped topics like cryptocurrencies, diet pills, and other topics that may seem dubious to you.


Tip: You can combine different topics/niches on your blog, but they must all be related in some way. When you focus on one thing with your content, it's a lot easier for readers (and search engines too) to see yourself as an expert on that subject. You are not allowed to write about sports shoes one day and review a hotel the next day. Stay in the niche you chose!

4) Can you make money with your niche?

There are many ways to make money from your blog (more on that later). But not all niches are the same. Some are more lucrative than others and are therefore often more competitive.


To find out if your blog topic is profitable, here are some things you can do:


Search Amazon for products that are relevant to your niche. There are many?

Do Google ads appear when you search for your niche?

Find out if there are affiliate programs for your niche (eg google "[TOPIC] + affiliate program").

Visit websites like Awin, CJ.com, or OfferVault for affiliate programs.




If the products are sold online, the companies place Google ads, or there are affiliate programs for the products, it is generally a good sign that the niche may be worth it.


5) Take a close look at your competition

Unsurprisingly, very lucrative niches with high traffic (for example, online gambling or financial services) attract big players with big portfolios.


Of course, you want to find a great niche that makes a lot of money, but if the competition is too strong, you will most likely not be successful.


First, you need to identify your competitors. Just use google to find the 5-10 competing websites.


According to Ahrefs, for example, the auto insurance niche is very competitive. A value between 0 and 100 is displayed; this corresponds to the "keyword difficulty", that is, the difficulty level of the keyword.


Your common sense will tell you that these hot topics are best left out. Here are some tips for competitive analysis:


Find out how many successful blogs there are on the subject.

See how many articles each competitor has published.

Rate its overall quality, is it good or bad content?

How often do you post new content?

Are bloggers individuals or great online publishers?

With the help of useful tools like Moz, SEMrush, or Ahrefs, you can see your SEO metrics, i.e. traffic, backlinks, SEO measures, etc.

6) What will your PVU be?

Your blog cannot be like any other blog. You need to find something that sets you apart from the competition, especially in a competitive market.


Otherwise, why should users (or search engines) be interested in your blog?


There are steps you can take to make your blog different from the others. In my opinion, the following methods are among the most common. Of course, you can implement several at the same time:


You focus on a subarea (for example, food> vegan food> vegan food for athletes). As your blog is successful, you will also be able to address more general topics.

Don't be afraid of the extra effort and offer your readers information they can't find with the competition.

Keep your content up to date.

Invest in multimedia like videos, podcasts, professional photos, etc.

Establish an online community (for example, in forums or by adding a comment function)


How do you find a good name for a blog?




Now that you have found a topic for your blog, you need a name. I would say that this is a personal decision and that there is no recipe for success to help you find a name.

However, I would like to give you some tips with which you can collect ideas and then choose between several alternatives:

Try to keep the name short with a maximum of 2-3 words, as this will make it easier to remember.

You must relate to your website or yourself in some way, so you could also use your first and last name. However, this makes the blog more difficult to sell if that is your plan for the future.

It should be easy to spell and pronounce. It would not include spelling errors or double letters such as flickr.com or elegantthemes.com.

If you trust SEO, use a keyword in the domain name. Warning: Google claims this will no longer help.

Make sure the name is brand compatible, i.e. it shouldn't be too long for a logo.

Choose a name that doesn't restrict your blog topics too much. For example, "guenstigehandys.com" is not a smart name if you later want to type on a tablet or computer.

Don't forget about the social media aspect: the name should, for example,  be available on Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Caution is required when it comes to trademarks! Shopify Ninjas and Adsense Flippers had to change their business name due to copyright issues.

Look up synonyms online.

Ask your friends and family what they think of your best ideas.


Perfect! You have found a name (which is hopefully not taken), now all you have to do is register a domain name:



My favorite provider for registering domain names is GoDaddy; they have fair prices and good support. Other alternatives are IONOS, Strat, or Namecheap for the domain ending in .com.

It is better to register a domain name with the ending .com or .org or .net, as these are the most popular domain endings in English-speaking countries.

In general, I would not recommend using digits, the words are easier to remember.

If possible, avoid hyphens in your domain name. Some claim that they advertise spammers and low-quality websites.

Before registering your domain name, you must ensure that it is read well and can be clearly understood: penisland.net (Pen Island) and ars.net (formerly ARS Computer Consulting AG) will be forever for the wrong reasons to keep in the memory.

Activate the automatic renewal option. This way, you don't risk losing your domain name because you forgot to renew your domain registration.


Pro Tip: Some bloggers specifically look for expired domain names that still have some SEO value (for example, at ExpiredDomains.net). However, that can be a bit tricky, as with these domain names, Google may penalize them for reasons like spam. So I advise you not to resort to this method unless you know what you are doing.


Where do you start on a blog?

What is a blog anyway?

In reality, a blog is nothing more than a website (or a part of it) with a certain structure. Articles are generally displayed in chronological order, with the latest publication first. It consists of several blog posts (pages) that ideally cover the same topic.


So you need your website (with a blogging feature) if you want to blog.


Note: there are some other tools like Tumblr, Blogger, Squarespace, or WordPress.com. However, I am only describing blogging platforms that I find particularly useful in practice.

WordPress operates around 48% of all websites and is by far the most successful CMS on the market. It's a PHP-based platform that was written as blogger software starting in 2003, so you're in good hands there.


WordPress is free in itself. However, you will need a hosting provider to host the application. The selection of providers is wide. BlueHost is one of the best hosts in terms of server availability. Here you can start at about $ 6-8 per month.


However, it is extremely important that you can trust the hosting service, for example for SEO reasons. So if you're serious about blogging, I'd go for a more sophisticated hosting solution like Hostinger rates start at $10 per month (the MINI fee is a bit hidden). The big advantage here is that the hosting is fully optimized for WordPress and updates are installed automatically (managed hosting). Also, a backup is created automatically every night.

One of the special features of WordPress is that you have the option to change your theme (that is, the template) and the website looks completely different in just a few clicks.


WordPress has its own directory of themes that can be used for free. If you are looking for a theme with a more elaborate design and support, visit WordPress theme markets like ThemeForest or Elegant Themes.




As a blogger, you will actually find all the necessary functions (eg categories, tags, etc.) But even here, not all that glitters is gold. WordPress has some challenges that you should be aware of. Let's take a look at the pros and cons:

Advantages 

Very powerful

WordPress is highly sophisticated software and the possibilities are practically endless. You can adapt the system to your needs and connect it to a database, but this will likely require you to have the technical knowledge or be a developer.


Can be cheap

Since it is open-source software, you don't have to pay anything for it. If you're looking for an affordable hosting provider, you can run your blog for less than $ 50 a year, as long as you don't need a premium theme, special plugins, or the help of a developer.


Move your side

If you are not satisfied with your current hosting provider, for example, because it is too expensive, you can simply move your WordPress blog to another server.


Plugins allow full functionality

WordPress allows you to use plugins (extensions) to add more features to your WordPress blog, including options for better SEO.


Diversity of topics

WordPress has an infinite number of themes (for example, ThemeForest) that you can install to give your website a completely new design. But beware, some themes are better than others.


Disadvantages

Using WordPress is not that easy

You can install a template and start blogging right away. However, if you want to change your design or just want to update your system, you may need to adapt the source code.


Installation and updates

WordPress needs to be installed on a server, so far so good. But it also needs to be updated regularly. This can take some time and effort, and you should always be back here.


No official support

WordPress has a large community with some active users but does not offer official support. If you get stuck somewhere, be prepared to search the forums for an answer, or pay a developer.


Safety

WordPress is an open-source project, so hackers sometimes find vulnerabilities and then use them to wreak havoc on websites. This can usually be quickly fixed with updates, but if you skip them, your site could be hacked.



Weebly: simple and flexible

Weebly is one of the most popular website builders and has been available as a tool since 2006.




In my experience, it has one of the most flexible blog editors that I have tried. For example, you can change the layout of each individual post (such as the sidebar). Besides, it offers reliable blogging features such as RSS feeds, categories, post posting, and author profiles.


But let's take a look at the pros and cons so you can find out if Weebly is the right tool for your project:


Advantages 

Easy to handle

Weebly is one of my 3 favorite tools for ease of use. It has a drag-and-drop editor, which is particularly intuitive for beginners.


flexibility

Unlike other website builders or WordPress, Weebly offers its users the option to include all elements in a blog post, including image galleries, forms, or street maps.


Own support

Users can contact support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by email, phone, or live chat. This is a huge advantage compared to WordPress.


Free option

If you want to try the tool first and don't want to commit to a paid plan, Weebly offers a great alternative.


Disadvantages

Not very powerful

Weebly is intended for beginners who do not understand programming and do not plan to learn. So you can't create a page directory or integrate external databases here, for example. However, this can limit your ability to stand out from other blogs.


Blog templates

Weebly offers several free blog layouts. However, with other tools like WordPress or Wix, the choice is greater.


SEO restrictions

While Weebly doesn't have any bad options, the flexibility is not as good as with WordPress. For example, with Weebly you can only use a limited number of header tags, that is, only H1 and H2.


In short, Weebly is a great blogging platform for beginners who don't need a complex software solution and want to start their blog in no time.


Wix - Simple and beautiful

With over 100 million users, Wix is ​​by far the most popular website builder.




Admittedly, I find the blogging feature in Wix not as sophisticated as it is in Weebly or WordPress. Everything is less flexible and some functions are missing. On the contrary, web design is really unique and, therefore, particularly interesting for creatives who want to start a blog.


For example, let's say you want to create your portfolio to showcase your projects. But you would also like to improve your content marketing by blogging. For this, Wix is ​​probably the best tool for you because it is visually impressive.


Advantages 

Easy to handle

Another great tool for ease of use. It will take you 2-3 hours at most to get away with it on Wix.


Gorgeous designs

If you ask me, what I like the most is the Wix designs. Besides, the user can choose from more than 50 free blog templates.


Own support

A support team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions, either by email or by phone.


Quality apps

Similar to WordPress, you can add multiple applications to your Wix site and expand your blog as you wish. Some examples are event management, member pages, or even professional image galleries for photographers.


It's great that Wix gives you the option to try the platform for free for as long as you want. Therefore, you must first switch to a paid plan if you are satisfied and want to use your own domain name.


Disadvantages

Non-optimal SEO

While search engine optimization works well in general on Wix, there may be some limitations to be aware of (for example, image names). You can find more information here.


price

Be prepared to pay around $ 125 a month for a Wix blog with your own domain and no ads.


Limited technical possibilities

The program code from the Wix developers offers extended functionality (for example, API integration). But a more powerful system may be better if your blog is going to be a bit more complex, for example with a directory of pages.


If you want to create a good website built for a blog (like Portfolio + Blog), I recommend you give Wix a try.


Select a template

Templates or themes give character to the layout and design. Of course, you want a template that is elegant and intuitive.




WordPress themes

Finding a template for WordPress can be a bit overwhelming, as there are thousands of themes available.


As mentioned above, you can use one of the free WordPress templates.


But if you want something a little more elegant or want a little support, you can choose a premium theme in one of the markets (for example, ThemeForest or Elegant Themes). And that's where it gets confusing.


When I search for a WordPress theme, I go through the following points:


The price: I usually set a certain budget.

The design in general, do you like it?

Responsive layouts - View the template on a mobile device. It must be presented correctly!

The seller's reputation - do you update your topics, answer questions, offer live demos, etc.?

Template Ratings - Most sites that sell templates have some type of rating system that you can refer to.

How popular is the template? - How many times has it been sold? The more users, the greater the likelihood of support and updates.

Are the plugins you want to use supported (eg Yoast, WPML, Gravity Forms, etc.)?

Is it SEO friendly? - Read the opinions of other users about it.

Personally, I don't like it when the setup is too complicated. This is why I stay away from themes with extras that I don't need (eg member functions). Such things tend to make managing your blog difficult.


I usually choose 4 or 5 topics that are suitable for my niche. So it's just a matter of determining the winner. For this, I award points for the categories mentioned above.


Changing a WordPress theme is relatively straightforward, but it may not always be as easy as it seems at first glance. Here I will show you how to install a new theme for your WordPress blog:

Note: If you already have a theme and content for your blog, installing a new template can destroy your page. So be sure to make a backup before making the change.


Website builder templates

If you work with a website builder like Wix or Weebly, just browse their library of templates and choose the one that best suits your needs and your niche. All of these templates are developed by the vendors themselves, which means you don't have to worry about technical or security-related issues.

Additional pages

Sure, you only want to post on topics that inspire you. Still, you will need additional pages for a full blog.


Terms of use and privacy policy - I know, super annoying topic. However, most countries require these formalities to be posted on websites (and even blogs). You can find more information on this guide. You can also use a privacy policy generator, there is a very practical generator to create a data protection declaration that updates automatically. The service also offers a free option.

Contact page - Your visitors should be able to reach you. However, publishing your email address everywhere is not a good idea, because sooner or later it will be discovered and misused by spammers like the "Prince of Nigeria". To avoid this, create a contact page with a form linked to your personal email address.

About me: Every time I am on a page without an "About Us" section, I think, "What are they hiding?" And I'm very suspicious. I guess you feel the same, so don't forget to create a friendly "about me" page.

Sitemap - Most platforms will automatically create a sitemap for you. However, you should ensure that one is created for your blog as this is a proven SEO measure. Also, don't forget to add Google Search Console to your website.

If you offer something other than your content (like online services), it is advisable to create pages for it as well. However, this is not the case with all blogs, so you may not need it.


Plan the content of your blog




For your blog to be successful, you need to create unique content that people will love and enthuse about.

Sure, easier said than done.


But content creation should be a priority because that is what blogs "sell". So, plan and set a writing schedule. My personal strategy looks like this:


Think about how often you want to post content: once a week, twice a week, once a month, etc.

Create a calendar over 1 year in which you enter your planned release dates (for example, weekly, monthly, etc.). I use a simple spreadsheet for this myself, but a normal appointment planner or online calendar like Google Calendar should work too.

Gather ideas that your target audience likes by brainstorming, researching, or asking your potential readers.

Decide what type of content you want to use for each of the ideas (more on this below): posts, images, videos, etc.

If you do SEO (which you probably will) you will find matching keywords for each and every content idea.

Fill the calendar with all your ideas and consider seasonal differences, for example, regarding your occupation. You can use this HubSpot template.

Check the calendar every 2 or 3 months to adapt it to new circumstances if necessary.

It goes without saying that your content must be very well written and contain no grammatical or spelling errors. Ask your friends for feedback or find a concealer on UpWork or Freelancer.


Note: It is perfectly normal for your articles to have relatively low traffic right after they are published. It usually takes a while for the post to get indexed on Google. Once you've made it to the top 10 search results for a popular search term, you'll generally be rewarded with consistent traffic.


Attractive content types

In my experience, some forms of content are more popular than others. In my opinion, the following types are the most interesting for bloggers:


Blog Post - There are tons of different types of posts that you can create. Some examples are so-called "listicles" (articles in list form), answers to questions from your readers, tutorials, test reports, profiles, or checklists.

Illustrations and infographics: If you are a graphic designer or have artistic talent, you can create graphic assets (for example, infographics) to visually illustrate the information in your publication. Another option is Fiverr. Here you can get illustrations and infographics for relatively little money.

Video productions  It can be time-consuming. But if they are good, you can use them to significantly improve your SEO and your website.

Professional Images - It can be helpful to include images in your posts. However, make sure they look good because if the quality of the images is poor, your website will make a bad impression on your visitors.

Share data: if you have interesting statistics, for example, from your customers, use this data; it will surely be well received by your readers and perhaps even shared by major publishers.

Create a reference to reality - people love examples! Therefore, test reports and descriptions of everyday situations often receive much more attention.

Start a podcast - Many bloggers these days have their own podcast and seem to have had success with it. In my opinion, this is a very labor-intensive company and therefore only interesting to those who are already a little more well known.


How to promote your blog and generate traffic

Unfortunately, there are no general tips for this. I can only promise you that it will take some time and a lot of sweat. Or as Henry Ford once said:

"If you want to put a dollar in your business, you must have another to get it."


How you promote your blog ultimately depends on the design of your project and yourself. However, here are some points that you can use to increase your traffic:


SEO - If you want to get a lot of traffic from your blog, it is incredibly important to focus on search engine optimization in your strategy. Optimizing your website for Google and other search engines will take time, so this is a tactic that will only work in the medium and long term. But you don't have to spend money if you put in a little effort. You can learn more about SEO in this guide.

Guest posting - a common practice used by some bloggers. Write posts on other sites to get links to your own blog (backlinks) and traffic. This strategy is especially effective when posting to websites that reach a lot of people. Personally, I always feel a bit sad when I post a part of my content on another site, I just feel very connected to my articles.

Paid Traffic: If your goal is to drive a large number of visitors to your site in a few hours, you could invest your money in forms of paid traffic advertising (eg AdWords, Facebook advertising, etc.). However, you need a certain budget to do this, and as soon as you stop paying, your traffic will drop as well.

Social networks: Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter can be a great way to increase the popularity of your blog and get followers who will later become loyal readers. Advertising measures on social media are difficult to measure, but they can be worth it, especially recommended if you blog about visually appealing topics like food, jewelry, or photography.

Email Marketing - Even though the first mass email was sent a long time ago (1978), email marketing is still worth it, apparently $ 38 for every $ 1 invested. In my opinion, building an email list is a great way to engage your readers. You can use tools like CleverReach, Sendinblue, and GetResponse for this.

By partnering with other blogs or businesses, you can get them to link to your blog and attract visitors to your site; It should definitely be a win-win situation.

How to make money on a blog

A key goal that many people have when creating a successful blog is to make money from it. Let me share some ideas on how to turn a blog into a source of income.


Sell ​​ad space

Basically, you are placing ads on your page, just like you would magazine or newspaper ads. I'm sure you see dozens, if not hundreds, of ads every day, so you must be familiar with this method of making money.


But let's take a look at the types of advertising that can be found online:


Pay per impression (cost per impression) means that the advertiser pays you money each time the ad is displayed.

Pay per click is the most popular payment method for websites. You place an ad (for example, a banner) on your page and receive money every time a user clicks.

Pay per action is a form of advertising where you get paid each time the user acts, such as filling out a form or creating an account.

If you want to place ads on your site, you need a large readership to make it worth your while as well, because the performance is relatively low.


To attract advertisers, you can use an advertising service such as AdSense, Amazon, or Infolinks. Another option is to contact the advertisers directly, but this will likely require a fairly large readership to get their attention.


Note: many readers find advertising extremely annoying. So I advise you not to clutter up your pages with too many banners.


Affiliate marketing

If you can think of a good product that your readers would buy, chances are you can advertise partner products and receive referral payments for every purchase. For example, if you have a food blog, you could recommend your favorite Amazon cookware.

Links on this page are marked with an affiliate code. Every time the user clicks on it and makes a purchase, the website operator receives a commission.


Popular affiliate networks are Amazon Associates, ShareASale, or ClickBank.

Online sales

There are several things you could sell online to increase your income. This is particularly effective for blogs on topics related to leisure activities. Let's say you have a blog about fishing, you would open an online store that sells fishing gear.


But you don't have to limit yourself to just the physical products on your blog. For example, you could:

Sell ​​digital products, such as your own songs, artwork, or videos.

Offer consulting services, after all, you are or will be an expert in your blog niche. So why not sell advice to those who need it? Imagine having a blog about personal finance planning. Wouldn't it make sense to offer (and bill) assistance to those looking for a personalized debt consolidation strategy? Ideally, of course, directly by booking an appointment online.

Offer training courses: for you, as an expert, it would also be possible to develop courses and then sell them online. For example, if you had a yoga blog, online yoga classes would be a great option.

Using subscription and membership pages, another popular way to make money from blogging. With this approach, paying users to receive premium content, courses, or products (for example, exclusive reports, SEO courses, or makeup products).

sell an e-book. Another way to earn money online. It seems that every blogger these days has one. The method of building an email list using a free ebook and then also offering paid books is widespread.

Webinars and events

If you have a lot of readers, there is the option to host an event online or in-person for them. An example would be a baking workshop. Of course, you could charge an entry or participation fee for this.


It would also make sense to organize a webinar, for example in the form of an online workshop, and charge its participants the corresponding price. In digital marketing, for example, webinars are very widespread.


Sell ​​sponsored content opportunities

Some bloggers allow some business companies to post on their blog. In order to post sponsored content on their site, businesses have to pay the blogger's money.


Note: Warning: If you post sponsored articles, you should bookmark them accordingly and use "nofollow" links to link them. Otherwise, there is a risk of having a problem with Google, as it could be counted as a link sale.


Accept donations

Of course, you can also ask your readers to make a small contribution and donate to your blog. PayPal is a good place to set up such a system; I think it is a strange way to make money that way. Another option is Patreon, a platform that your biggest fans can use to fund your blog. Even if users are from English-speaking countries, this service can also be used in any non-English country


Some last thoughts

Blogging is not an easy thing to do. It takes hard work and perseverance to be successful, and probably a little bit of luck.


However, the good news is that the more time you spend planning, the more likely you are to be successful. What does that mean for you? Think strategically! Here I have once again summarized the step-by-step process that will help you create a blog and earn money from it:


Decide on a topic you want to blog about.

Choose an attractive name for your blog.

Find the best platform to start a blog: WordPress, Weebly, or Wix.

Select your blog template or layout.

Create additional pages: About Me, Contact Us, and Terms of Use.

Plan the content of your blog.

Promote your blog and generate traffic.

Get more out of your blog and make money blogging.

Hope now you have a clearer idea of ​​how to start a blog. Hopefully, you were able to bring some tips and get online in a few days. Let me know when the time comes, I would be happy.


In any case, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions! I will help you the best I can.


I wish you success!

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