Complete Guide on How to Make Money Blogging
What is a Blog: A Blog is a web log, is a web page that contains dated posts, by one or multiple users, often pertaining to a particular topic.
It is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
However, Blogging is the act of writing on a blog . Is the act of posting content on a blog (a Web log or online journal).
BLOGGING is feeding the masses with information on a particular Niche (Health, Entertainment, Education etc) or various Niches through a website (blog) E.g.. Feeding the country with local political News and other Related Event News.
Blogging is one of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information and news.
It’s a great way to express yourself and also a fantastic way to share information with others.
The sweetest part of blogging is that You can make money doing it! I mean lot of Money but that is if you know the secrets.. and That secrets will be revealed to you before the end of this Guide on How to Make Money Blogging.
WHO IS A BLOGGER: A blogger is someone who runs and controls a blog. He or she shares his or her opinion on different topics for a target audience.
Understanding The Different between Blog and Website:
Many people are still confused over what constitutes a blog over a website. Part of the problem is that many businesses use both, integrating them into a single web presence. But there are two features of a blog that set it apart from a traditional website.
1. Blogs need frequent updates: Good examples include a food blog sharing meal recipes or a company writing about their industry news.
2. Blogs promote perfect reader engagement: Readers get a chance to comment and voice their different concerns to the viewer. Static websites, on the other hand, consists of content presented on static pages. Static websites owners rarely update their pages. Blog owners update their site with new blog posts on a regular basis.
From a visitor perspective, the content on a static site will not change from one visit to the next. Therefore, the content on a blog, has the potential to offer something new each day, week, or month. Depending on the blog owner publishing schedule.
Why Blogging is Good:
1. Build Your Reputation: Writing about relevant topics can automatically enhance your credibility and establish trust.
2. Make a Difference: Nobody else knows your business and the industry better than you, so you should be anxious to share your knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.
3. Grow Professionally: When you write, you think, you read what others write and you do research. All of this not only makes you a better writer, but it also keeps you updated with trends in your business and industry.
4. You will become a better writer: Constantly Writing Article Will Improve Your Writing Skill.
5. You will become a better thinker.
6. You will meet new people: Blogging Showcase You to the world and you will Get to meet more People.
7. You will inspire others: Blogging not only changes your life, it also changes the life of the reader. And because blogs are free for the audience and open to the public.
8. You will become more comfortable being known: Blogging introduces yourself to the world.
9. You will become more confident: Blogging will help you discover more confidence in your life. You will quickly realize that you do live an important life with a unique view and have something to offer others.
10. You will make Lots of Money: Is pretty nice to have a hobby that actually pays you back.
Furthermore, Blogging is something people do for the joy, and at the same time they get paid doing it. The more visitors, the more Money.
Getting Started with Blogging
Creating your own personal blog takes a few steps. First, you need to decide on a name for your blog also called a DOMAIN NAME, it must fit the type of Blogging Niche (Health, education, Entertainment, Sports etc) You wish to go into, E.g If you wish to own Education blog, Your domain name should be something related to Education like Edugist.com, Edutopupdates.com, Schoolgist.com etc, Your domain name has an important say when it comes to the future success of your blog, so you should take your time to come up with something new.
Secondly choose a blogging platform. Deciding to start a blog comes with a lot of decisions to make. One such decision: What’s the best blogging platform should I use? and another is, How do you find out which one is right for you?
I will help you choose the best blogging platform by going over the pros and cons of the most popular options.
Below are the most blogging platforms:
I listed them for Educational purposes, I will not explain all, I will just outline the two best platforms that most people are using including me. They are WordPress.org and Blogger.com, As my student , I recommend this two for you. You can choose any one from these two, Let me point out the Pros and Cons, that will enable you to Make your choice.
WordPress.org is the world most popular blogging software ever! Though it is easy to confuse Wordpess.org with WordPress.com.
Note: WordPress.org is an open source software platform which allows you to build your website or blog on your own. It is a self-hosted solution, which means you will need to sign up with a WordPress hosting provider WHILE WordPress.com is blog hosting service.
1. WordPress.org gives you control over every aspect of your website.
You can grow your blog and add extra features like forums, online store, and membership options to it.
2. There are thousands of free and premium themes available for WordPress: This allows you to create a beautiful website that stands apart from the crowd.
3. You also get access to more than 50,000 free plugins: These plugins are like apps for your WordPress blog, allowing you to add all kinds of new features.
4. WordPress is search engine friendly.
1. Managing your own website comes with a bit of a learning curve.
2. You will have to manage your own backups and security.
WordPress.org software is free, but need you will buy a domain name (about $10/year) and hosting (usually starting from $2/month).
What is Plugin: A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.
What is hosting: Hosting (also known as website hosting or Web hosting) is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more websites. In a sense, you rent space on a computer to hold your website.
Blogger is a free blog hosting service. However, Blogger is not nearly as flexible as WordPress.org. This platform is great for hobby bloggers and brand builders who don’t want to invest any money but may want to make some money with blog. Since it is easy to use, it is also a great platform for beginner bloggers.
1. Completely free and easy to use.
2. Can Display place AdSense ads.
3. Access to HTML code, so there are more customization options.
1.Fewer themes and storage space than WordPress.com.
2. You cannot self-host, so your blog is dependent completely on Blogger's current offerings.
3. Your site will have .blogspot.com in the title (though you can still upgrade to your desire domain).
Price: Free, But Buying custom domain, .com, .net, .co etc will cost you some money but not compulsory to use them, your blog can function perfectly with out custom domain.
Detailed comparison between Blogger.com and WordPress.org
Blogger is a blogging service provided by the tech giant Google. It is free, reliable most of the time, and quite enough to publish your stuff on the web. However, it is not owned by you. Google runs this service and has the right to shut it down, or shutdown your access to it at any time.
With WordPress, you use a WordPress hosting provider to host your own site. You are free to decide how long you want to run it and when you want to shut it down. You own all your data, and you control what information you share with any third party.
Blogger is a fine tuned service with very limited tools allowing you to perform only specific tasks on your website. The things you can do on your blogger blog are limited, and there is no way you can extend them to meet some need.
WordPress is an open source software, so you can easily extend it to add new features. There are thousands of WordPress plugins allowing you to modify and extend the default feature set such as adding a store to your website, creating portfolio, etc.
When comparing WordPress vs Blogger for business websites, then WordPress is hands down the best long-term solution for any serious business owner.
Blogger by default only provides a limited set of templates to use. You can modify the colours and layout of these templates using the built-in tools, but you cannot create your own layouts or make modifications. There are some non-official Blogger templates available, but those templates are usually very low quality.
Also there are thousands of free and premium WordPress themes which allow you to create professional looking websites and there is a WordPress theme for just about every kind of website. No matter what your site is about, you will find plenty of high quality themes which are easy to modify and customize.
Moving your site from Blogger to a different platform is a complicated task. There is a significant risk that you will lose your SEO (search engine rankings), subscribers, and followers during the move. Even though blogger allows you to export your content, your data will stay on Google servers for a very long time.
Using WordPress, you can move your site anywhere you want. You can move your WordPress site to a new host, change domain name, or even move your site to other content management systems.
Also if you compare WordPress vs Blogger SEO, WordPress offers way more SEO advantages.
Using Blogger you have the added advantage of Google’s robust secure platform. You don’t need to worry about managing your server resources, securing your blog, or creating backups.
WordPress is quite secured, but since it is a self hosted solution you are responsible for security and backups. There are plenty of WordPress plugins that make it easier for you.
There is limited support available for Blogger. They have a very basic documentation and a user’s forum. In terms of support, your choices are very limited.
WordPress has a very active community support system. There is online documentation, community forums, and IRC chatrooms where you can get help from experienced WordPress users and developers. Apart from community support, there are many companies offering premium support for WordPress.
Finally, WordPress is better though blogger is also good and Cheap to Maintain, I used blogger for Two years before migrating to WordPress.
Setting up Blogger.com Blog:
First Go To Blogger.com, Click SIGN IN if you have a google account (gmail account) to Sign in, If you don't have a Google Account, click on Create Your Blog. This will take you to a screen where you can create an account to use with Blogger.
After Signing in, Enter a Display Name and click Continue to Blogger. The display name is the name that your readers will know you by.
Click on Create New Blog.
Enter your Blog TITLE and type a URL Address for your blog. If it's unavailable try other variations on the name you want to use, but don't use symbols like hyphens, underscores, colons, Select Any Theme and Click CREATE BLOG.
Clicking on CREATE BLOG will take you to this Page, This is BLOGGER DASHBOARD. Here you will see Features to Edit and Build Your Blog.
Click on THEME as Circled and See Various Blogger Theme, You can Select Them One by One To Test How they Look and Make a Choice.
From the THEME tab, You can Also Upload and Download a theme. By Clicking Backup/Restore
Clicking Backup/Restore will take you Here , Here you can Then Upload a theme if you have any Theme a Friend give you or You Bought/ download Online. You can also Download your Theme.
However, to make a Post Click on POSTS, and Tap on NEW POST Following The Red Arrow.
That will take you to this page, Here you have every feature you need to make a post as you can see.
You have Two Editing Option, Compose and HTML as Pointed by Red and Blue Arrow, Always use Compose unless you Understand Html, Enter TITLE following the Green Arrow, B is for Bolding Text, I is to Make text Italic, and U is for Underlining Text.
The Tool in Blue Circle is For Colouring Text, Following the red arrow LINK is for adding url address in Post, you can insert IMAGE in your post or Article following the Blue Arrow, and you can insert VIDEO to your Post Following the Green arrow . After making your post you can SAVE and PUBLISH as Circled.
Before Publishing a Post you can Add a CATEGORY if your Blog is a multi-category Blog.. Like if you use one Blog for Technology and Entertainment. You can always write the category of your Post.
To create Pages Like About us, Contact Us Page etc, Click On Pages and Tap on New Page.
Add your Page TITLE following the blue arrow, Write your Content , SAVE and PUBLISH.
From LAYOUT tab , You can Add Site Favicon, Edit Header (add Logo) and can Add and Remove Widgets. and always SAVE ARRANGEMENT after Editing, following the Blue Arrow.
In SETTING Tab you can adjust other settings such as language, Site TITLE and DESCRIPTION whether your blog will be included in search engine results, and whether you're willing to receive emails, Add Authors and Admins to your Blog etc.
Under SETTING tab, OTHER, From here you can IMPORT and BACKUP CONTENT. Always Remember to Save after Editing.
Comment Tab is For Viewing Guests Comments on Your Blog, From The Earning Tab you can apply and Connect your Site To Google adsense (is a google ad network )
The Stats Tab is For Checking your Sites Page Views.
This is just an introduction to blogging, Is just a beginner blogging tutorial. we covered every other information in our Master Blogging Tutorial.
Blogging is a very Lucrative occupation and the height of it is that you can blog anywhere as long as there is Network, you can work from the comfort of your Home.
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