It’s entirely possible but it’s not going to be easy.
What could be better than following your passion and making a sustainable passive income from it?
People start blogging for many reasons, these are some of the most common:
Sharing you passions
Documenting your experiences
The list goes on…
You could literally pick any topic you want and just start writing articles, either way, blogging can help you achieve your goal of working from home and earning a passive income
In this post I’m going to guide you through the process and share some helpful tips for creating a Blog that can actually earn you a real wage
1. Choose a Topic and Blog name
This Blog is made for users like you who are just getting started and have little to no experience about blogging.
After following these steps, it won’t be long until you’re up and running.
Pick a topic that you are somewhat familiar with and have a passion about. it’s important to stick with your topic and not stray to far from it.
Once you have your topic you’re going to create a Blog name and a Domain name.
The name of your blog is going to be one of the most critical pieces to it’s success. It’s important to keep these 3 tips in mind when deciding on a name.
Easy to pronounce
Easy to type
Easy to remember
Once you have the name of your Blog you’re going to create a domain name, below are 3 important tips to keep in mind. Your domain should be easy to pronounce
It’s best to choose a .com
Make sure it’s easy to understand
2. Choose a Hosting provider
You can use https://www.bluehost.com/domains?utm_source=www.shoutmeloud.com&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliate-link_denharsh_notype to check for availability. Just enter a word in the search bar and it will show you whats available.
keep your domain short, easy to understand, and related to your topic.
Now you will have to choose web hosting provider and package. A web hosting provider is essentially a server that is always online and it stores all of your data, pictures and writing.
There are many Web Hosting providers out there but in this gide I will use Bluehost as they are one of the most popular.
Free SSL Certificate
50 GB SSD Storage
Free Domain for 1 Year
5 Parked Domains
$200 Marketing Credit
After completing the payment process to bluehost, your blog site will be created automatically, it’s so much easier than it use to be. After you have purchased the domain name and hosting, bluehost will automatically install wordpress for you as well.
3. Set up your blog
The wordpress that is installed comes with some automated pages that you should delete. Log in to you wordpress dashboard and click on all posts. Delete the hello world, the default sample page and the default comments.
Make sure you set your time zone to your local time. Click on settings > General and then time zone
Set wordpress discussion/comment section. Click setting > Discussion and use the screenshot below as a guide.
4. Make your first Blog
Before you can start your blog, first you will need to pick a wordpress plugin. There are literally thousands to choose from but in this guide choose I’m only going to recommend 5 to start off with.
Now that you have completed all the steps above, your Blog site is ready to ROCK!
Plan your content out by making a checklist that will outline your blog post. below are some tips that will help prevent you from making noobie mistakes.
. When I am writing I like to imagine that there is someone here with me I am talking to. it helps me create content that people will enjoy.
.Make sure that you are writing as an individual with your own personality. You are not writing for a News paper or Corporation. This is a blog and you need to conncet to your readers.
. Do not plagiarize and do not copy images from Google
. Add an about page on you Blog
Once your done creating your first blog post don’t make the mistake that many Bloggers make and walk away without promoting your newly published post. Now is the time to drive traffic to your blog. Take some time to learn about how o drive traffic from payed sources and free social media outlets.
Now it’s time to to make some money and Enjoy the fruits of your labor. There is nothing more gratifying than earning a passive income while you sleep. Good luck!
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