Want to know how to start a blog in 2020 that can make $1000 every month?
After all, It’s Good to Follow your Passion and make $1000 every month.
Here is the deal;
Do you want to make passive income on autopilot through blogging which helps you to live like Daddy? So, starting a blog is the first and crucial step that leads you to success.
But, After reading this Guide you will start your blog today and make a path for your success If you face any problem regarding blogging comment down and let me know if I can help you out.
Here are the 7 easy steps to start your profitable blog without doing a single mistake and also some bonus tips at the last which help you to optimize and scale your new branded blog.
- Step 1:
Before starting the full process for making a profitable blog,
I always prefer to say that 2020 is the golden arena for starting a blog and grow it,
Because blogging is becoming tough day by day and if you started today so you have more chance then others who will start later then you.
There are so many benefits if you start your blog and grow it, Here some unforgettable benefits of blogging which helps you:
- Getting Confidential – Blogging is the platform that helps you to express yourself by writing the content for your audience/fans. Which also leads you to gain extra confidence.
- Getting Fan Following – By helping others with your content, you will also get the fan following which makes you feel better and work more.
- Getting Paid – Yes, You can also get paid by monetizing your content/articles or Affiliate Marketing.
I think you got an idea about why you start a blog and how blogging helps you
Step 1: Choose a Right Topic/Niche for Your Blog [Keen Step For Success]
Choosing the best topic/niche for a blog is an important part especially for the newbies many are stuck at this point.
Did you Know? Many bloggers quit their blogging journey in the starting 6 months because they choose the topic/niche which they don’t passionate about.
Let me help you out about the Topic/Niche :
Dollarsprout – Jeff Proctor & Ben Huber started this blog named Dollarsprout where they share the best strategies to grow your business and generate passive income and etc. Today Dollarsprout is one of the most successful blogs which are making millions of dollars.
ShoutMeLoud – You all know ShoutMeLoud is one of the biggest websites which teaches about WordPress, SEO, Blogging and Much more stuff related to blogging.
See this :
This is the earning report of ShoutMeLoud and you can see that they make $400+ at the begging of there blog. This shows that choosing a profitable and interest-based niche helps your blog to scale.
There are many other blogs that I can shows but I think you got an exact idea that how niche is so important for making a profitable blog.
So, now you can find the perfect Topic/Niche for your blog let’s move on
Step 2: Choose a Good Domain for Your Blog
Choosing a perfect domain name is not very tuff and you can easily select a perfect domain name after reading this. If you have already decided on your domain name so you can skip this part.
This is for you if you haven’t chosen the domain yet –
Okay! Here are 4 tips which help you out find the best domain for your blog –
- Keep it Short & Simple: Try to make your domain as short and simple as you can because long domain names make it difficult to pronounce and hard to remember.
- Use Keyword: You can use the main keyword in your domain which helps you in SEO.
- Always USe TLD Extension: I recommend you to use domain extension like .com because it’s for globally.
- Don’t Use Number: You can’t use the number in your domain because it’s not easy to remember the numbers.
Step 3: Choose a Great Hosting For Your Blog
For the Completion of a blog, you need web-hosting and domain
Maybe you Abair of this but in case you don’t then let me explain to you
Domain Name: The domain name is the name of the website which readers types in the browser. Example: https://learnbydaddy.com
Web Hosting: The place where your all files of your blog are stored and show your blog live when some tries to access that. Hosting is like the hard disk of the computer which stored your all data (image, post, pages and many more) and keeps your data secured.
Before buying the hosting just make sure that you’re WordPress Hosting, Now you are thinking Which WordPress hosting is best for you?
There are tons of Web Hosting which you can use to start your new blog. But I don’t recommend to you that because they are worthless.
So rather giving you the tons of Hosting list which are affiliated, I recommended you to go with the siteground.
Siteground is officially recommended by WordPress.org because it’s Number 1. Hosting which I’m currently using on this blog and honestly there support and service are awesome and very reliable. Siteground is the best hosting for beginners and it’s not very costly like others.
Congratulations! You have successfully purchased a hosting and domain for you. You have crossed the biggest stop on your way to start your blog.
Step 4: Set up your WordPress Blog
Installing WordPress is so easy to do,
The only thing is that we have a proper guide. Here in this part I will how you can set up your WordPress site to make it live on the Web.
Firstly, you have to go to your siteground account, If you already purchased it so you can see the similar interface after Login to your account:
You have to select the start of a website option to make a brand new website.
Then, you have to click on the software which you want to install your website,
Click on the WordPress software to install to your website. After that you have to fill some login details about your website:
This information is really important so I recommend you to write your password on dairy so if you forget so you can check there,
After fill-out all the information,
Then you have to click on the big complete button to proceed with the process.
It will take a few minutes to finish setting up your WordPress website.
Now, Click on the proceed button to go on customer area:
Now, click on my account button on the menu and click on the installation tab:
Now, click on the Go to Admin Panel to visit your new blog admin dashboard:
Now, you will redirect to your WordPress dashboard after that enter login details which you choose during the installation and click on the login button:
That’s it you just complete the setup for your first WordPress website, Rember this URL or bookmark it:
If by chance you forget the URL so you can use the above URL structure to login to your dashboard (replace yourdain.com name with your domain).
Step 5: Choose an Attention-Grabbing Theme
After installing WordPress, theme and blog looks is more important if you are just starting your new blog.
There are lots of themes & plugins in WordPress inventory for free but if you want to do blogging as a business so invest in themes and plugins to get premium features. I see many bloggers don’t invest in this type of thing and face many issues later.
So which theme is best for you?
I personally use OceanWP which is the lightest theme and loads your website fastest. Personally, I liked the design of this theme and many pro bloggers are using it because it’s easy to design.
Some of my Favorite Themes [Personally Used]
- Astra Pro
- Focus Theme By Thrive Themes
- Scheme Theme
How to install Themes in WordPress?
For installing any WordPress themes on your blog just follow these steps:
- In the theme section, you will find various themes but you have to click on Add New button.
2. Click on the upload theme and upload your theme zip and activate that theme on your blog.
Finally, you installed and activate your favorite theme into your blog. Installing is a theme is an easy task but the main and important task is to customize that theme.
So if you want to customize your theme so click on appearance ➡ customizes and now you can able to customize your theme.
After making your theme responsive and optimized now I will tell you some most essential plugin which almost every WordPress users install and it’s also an important part to run your website on automation.
Step 6: Some Essential Plugins for WordPress
WordPress is nothing without plugins because plugins are necessary to (Optimize your content, for SEO, Speed and many more). There are lots of plugins on WordPress but there are some plugins that I am currently using and making such things on autopilot.
Here is the list of my plugins which I am personally using almost in all my website:
- Elementor or Thrive Architect
- Rank Mathe SEO
- WP Rocket
- Thrive Leads
- iThemes Security
- SocialSnap Pro
I don’t recommend you to go with nulled or cracked plugins because these types of plugins are easy to hack by the hacker and by this you loose your all website data. If you want to do professional blogging and make money out of it I highly recommend you keep the investment mindset and treat your blog like a business.
If you are wondering how to install the plugin? Let me help you out,
- Go to your WordPress dashboard
- Then go to Plugins→ Add New
- Then upload your plugin zip file and click on the “install now” button.
- After installing click on the “activate button” to install that particular plugin.
Congratulations on successfully set up your WordPress blog. Now it’s time to make some Post for your new blog.
Step 7: Write Your First Stunning Post and Published it
For creating a blog post you have to go: Dashboard → Post → Add New
After that, you will lank on your post and here you can start writing your fist stunning post.
So, here are some Pro Tips that help you to make your first epic post:
- Do some keyword research for your first post topic which is easy to rank.
- Make an awesome title of your blog post by using numbers and power words.
- Do some research about On-Page Giud so you can optimize your content easily.
- Don’t try to get copyright images from Google also while writing articles try to use I and You words to connect with viewers.
1.I recommend you to go with Long-tail keywords because it’s easier to rank.
2.For the Copyright Free Images Go To Pixabay
Step 8: Monetize your blog to Make Money [Bonus]
This is the bonus part for you all where I shared some ways which help you to make money from your blog.
There are several ways by which you can make money from your blog. In this part, we will discuss some ways which you can use to handsome money from your blog.
I have created a list of ways which helps you to make your first dollar online,
- Advertising on your Blog
- Affiliate Marketing
- Offering Service
- Selling your own course or product
FAQ Related To How To Start A Blog In 2020
Q.1 How much does it cost to Start a Blog?
For starting a blog it cost you around 3.50$ a month from siteground but I recommend you to go with one year plan to get a special discount.
Q.2 How to start a blog and get paid?
In this guide, we already tell you how to start a blog in 2020 and for getting paid from your new website you can use Google Adsense, Affiliate marketing and many more earning methods.
Q.3 How to start a blog business?
For making a blog you can read this comprehensive guide and also you can make your blog for only business purposes.
Q.4 I started my blog but how can I get traffic?
Traffic works like a motivation for newbie bloggers so if you are confused about how you can get traffic, Use Low competions-high traffic keywords and optimize your blog.
Congratulation! You Have Created Your First Blog In 2020
But What Next?
This is not an end but I think this is the beginning of your journey and you have to learn many things like SEO, Affiliate Marketing and Many More things.
For being a successful blogger you have to learn many things and implement all things to your blog to see the results. I recommend you to create the habit of learning and always learn new things by reading the blog and much more stuff.
I hope you like this article and maybe this helps you to create your new successful empire today.
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