How to Start a Blog In 2021: Step-By-Step Guide For Beginner’s Absolutely Free

How to Start a Blog? If you’re Looking for a simple and step-by-step guide, then here I had mentioned everything that you need to know for starting a Blog.

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So you want to start a blog, not a bad idea. Blogs can be a great way to earn passive income.

In this article, I’m going to walk with you through the exact step-by-step process that I use to get started and grow my blog to over half a million monthly readers (talking about another blog, not this) on the side of my day job. So let’s do it.

Here, I will share my ultimate guide to starting a blog from scratch; we’re going to walk through each and individual step you need to follow to get your blog online. And beyond that, we’re going to talk about the ways that blogging can be a true business opportunity. It’s an investment of your time and financial resources to create a revenue stream that can generate income for you in the months and years to come.

Here’s the thing I’ve learned after nearly a decade of blogging professionally and learned that if you do not treat your new blog as a business, you run the risk of creating a blog that no one is going to read. And if you do that, you’re never going to build a foundation that allows you to generate income from your blog one day.

So before we do anything else, we are going to create a business plan that ensures your blog has a real shot at generating an income for you in the weeks, months, and years to come. And if you’ve noticed many of the other articles out there ( On the Internet ) on how to start a blog? Where they will immediately try and push you towards creating a hosting plan and focusing on the nuances of signing up for the proper hosts that reward the person the most.

So that’s Why I want to be ultra-clear with you that we will walk through setting up your blog from a technical perspective ranging from choosing the right hosting plan, picking a domain name, etc. However, I want you to know that this is not an essential part of starting a blog in 2021. The most important aspect is making sure that you have a genuine business opportunity and that your own skills and interests are aligned with creating a business around your blog. So that’s going to be our very first focus. Let’s dive in.

Steps To Start A Blog:

Step #1: Find Profitable Niche

I want to walk through a few different techniques for picking a niche that both have traffic potential meaning readers are out there searching for answers on these topics and have profit potential for you in the long term.

Worrying about profit from day one is not a smart expectation to set for yourself either.

This again will take some time to build up momentum.

If you’re choosing a niche that is really clear, set topics to blog around that you have a personal interest in.

Ideally have some experience around, you’re setting your blog up for long-term success.

You need to choose a niche with narrow traffic potential.

Here’s an example of why that’s so important.

Say health; you could instead choose a more clearly defined niche like living with diabetes or using nutrition to lose weight or building a fitness regimen to gain strength.

Each of those separate categories will have an obvious, nuanced opportunity for you to brand yourself as an expert within those categories.

At the same time, there will be established traffic potential that’s going to be much less competitive than if you were to say go out and start trying to blog about health because you’d be competing with major, major websites, healthcare providers, Web MD, even Google themselves will try and quick rank some results in the search rather than linking out to blogs.

Again, choosing a very clearly defined niche is the best way to set yourself up for long-term success.

Tips To Choose a Winning Blog Niche

Now, let’s walk through some techniques for finding a profitable niche for you to start a blog around. As we’ve talked about already, the best blog niches reside at the intersection of your own personal interests and your skills and experience.

So the best way to start picking a niche is:

  • Write down some of your interests.
  • What are some blogs you like reading?
  • Which websites do you turn to in your free time?
  • What kinds of social accounts Do you like to follow for entertainment or enjoyment or for learning.
  • Look at the ways that you spend your free time today.
  • List out some of your past jobs, past hobbies experiences you’ve had throughout your life that you really enjoyed and admired.
  • Think about dreams you had as a child that you did not live into a flourish, and yet, but you still have the chance to do so. There might be an interest there, maybe something you’ve accomplished and the award you’ve achieved.
  • Look at the conversations you have with friends and family, coworkers, peeling out some sort of thread of what they like to ask you about what do people seek advice from you on what are the kinds of conversation topics you tend to gravitate towards most.

These are all ways to kind of back your way into a possible niche that you may both enjoy writing blogging about and also have some interest inexperience in and some skills around to.

Are people interested in the niche you have selected?

The most important thing aside from finding a niche is validating it, making sure that there are people out there who want to read or watch video content on these topics you’re considering blogging about to fully validate that this is going to be the right niche for you personally to blog about.

How To Know?

Ask yourself questions like

  • Do other people search for these kinds of topics that you want to create content about?
  • Do you know enough about this niche in order to create the content yourself?
  • Is there a paying audience for it?
  • How much monthly search volume?
  • Are there any of these topics that you’re considering blogging about?
  • Is there long-term value in this space?
  • Is the topic trending upwards in popularity? Or is it trending downwards? Overtime?
  • How competitive is it?
  • Is it going to take years and years and years just to crack a dent into getting an audience to your blog, or perhaps as their moderate to a low competition where you’re going to have a much easier time carving out a name for yourself and attracting a bit of an audience?
  • Would you be happy associating yourself with this niche? However, when it comes to the tactical steps of validating this niche for your blog?
  • Can you come up with 50 blog post ideas that you’ll write about for the months to come?

What’s Next After Choosing Niche

Challenge yourself to write five sample blog posts in this niche. Is that something that really feels good when you dig in and do the actual writing yourself? You want to get really positive energy out of the writing process.

Because if you’re feeling drained after every single blog post you write, something should be telling you that this might not be the niche for you to commit it for the weeks, months, possibly years to come.

Hold your niche loosely, and if it’s something that needs to grow and evolve over time, you should allow yourself to embrace that but challenge yourself to really sit down write five blog posts to see that it’s a niche that you can start blogging about today.

Because if you don’t have that personal interest from day one, it’s not going to be a good lasting long-term commitment for you.

Step #2: Choose a Domain Name

Starting a blog is Choosing the right name for it. Now, choosing a name for your blog is important, but it’s not the most important thing. Your blog’s name can always change over time if it needs to, but you have to start somewhere.

One of the most interesting ways that I’ve found to discover blog names is to read a book or an article, and I find that it expands your mind a bit.

Maybe you think in ways that you otherwise wouldn’t have a particular passage in a book or an article that can jump out to you and really inspire you to choose a name that might be related to the niche that you’re talking about.

I recommend you to choose the top-level domain “dot com” or it can be country or niche-specific. But, first, go for “dot com” and if it is not available, then you may use other extensions like “dot net” or “dot org“.

 Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name

  • Try using alliteration to come up with a clever blog name. You should need to learn from brands such as Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Dunkin Donuts, Lois Lane, Fred Flintstone; there are tons of brandable ways to create a memorable name using alliteration. More broadly, just using humor to name your blog can be a great way to be memorable for your readers.
  • Consider using unrelated words that make your blog name more memorable. For example, do you remember little john from Robin Hood? He stands out because he was actually a huge character, and having an ironic name made him more memorable. You can use your own name for your blog.
  • If your travel blogging, consider using some words that are very clearly signifiers of the niche that you’re going to be creating a topic around. Consider phrases like adventure wayfarer, journey, flight, travel, vagrant, Nomad, vagabond; all of these words have apparent connections to the sense of traveling.

The more you can choose a word that somehow cleverly ties to the niche that you’re going to be in, the more readers will instantly form a connection with you and the topics you’re blogging about.

Step #3: Get a Web Hosting

The next step in how to start a blog after choosing a domain name is getting your hosting set up. Now, web hosting is what actually gets your blog live on the internet for people to find, discover, read, and actually consume your content.

So you need to have your blog hosted, and the best way to get your blog started on a foundation that will again be able to create a business for you is to use WordPress as your CMS.

Now a CMS will be your content management system. It’s the way you’re going to be inputting your blog content where you’ll be writing posts, and the two hosting companies that I recommend using that are optimized for WordPress are Bluehost and Dreamhost.

I recommend those two because they’re both very budget-friendly and very user-friendly to those who are new beginners at starting a blog. In addition, they have support teams designed and built around helping new bloggers get all of the technical aspects dialed in over the weeks and months, and even years to come with your new blog.

So we’re going to be walking through this tutorial with Bluehost and will show you the exact step-by-step process that you should follow to choose the right hosting plan and install WordPress CMS with Bluehost for your needs as well. So let’s do it.

Starting a Blog On WordPress with Bluehost?

Alright, let’s get your blog set up with the right hosting plan now, this is Bluehost.

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So clicking the get green, get started button.

get started with blog

Choose your hosting plan

Now let’s move forward. Alright, so selecting the right plan for your needs. Now, I’ll be frank with you; you can go with the basic plan, the absolute cheapest one on Bluehost. And you’re going to get everything you need; they will do an excellent job in servicing you and helping you to answer any questions that you have; as you get started through their support system, you can make it work with the basics.

Select hosting plan for blog

Set up your domain name

Now let’s move forward into setting up your domain. And we’ve already talked about finding the right name for your blog. If you are still questions about that, you’re not sure what you should choose right here at this stage. You can click on this; I’ll create my domain later.

Moreover, if you already decided about which domain name to choose, then type your desired name in the box “Create a new domain” and choose from different domain extensions dot online dot site dot website, dot tech dot store dot blog dotnet.org. There are lots of options.

setup domain name in bluehost

I personally recommend a [dot]com if you possibly can just because that’s such a standard expected site extension for people out there on the internet.

If you already have a domain name purchased from somewhere else, then you have to type in the box “Use a domain you own“.

Create Account On Bluehost

After completing the set up your domain page, whatever method you use, whether you registered a new domain or linked pre-owned, also if you didn’t select and clicked on “I’ll create my domain later,” you’ll finally come over to the create account page.

Here, At this create your account stage, you can click the sign in with Google; this will auto-populate all of your information for the account if you use Google for sign-in purposes elsewhere on the internet.

Otherwise, you can type in all your information right here and keep on moving down to package information. Now, this is where you lock in the plan that you’re on and how frequently you’ll be paying for that plan.

So as an automatic feature, they select a 36-month plan for you by default, which is what locks in your lowest monthly rate. And you can go down to a shorter-term commitment of 24 months or 12 months. Still, it will increase the per-month rate that you’re going to be paying, and I recommend going for it if you have the budget for the maximum 36-month price because it actually locks in your lowest monthly payment over time.

Fill Account Information In Bluehost

If you choose the choice plus plan, it comes with privacy and protection built-in for free. Also, It comes with the code guard basic for free, and there are a bunch of different little addons that you can consider selecting if you so choose for your blog. However, I personally recommend leaving all of these unchecked and also unchecking the site lock security essential.

bluehost package extras

Anyway, So moving forward, click in add your payment info. And then, at the very end, you’ll need to click that you acknowledge the terms of service before you actually submit. I want to note this auto-renewal term that comes up right here, and renewals will be processed at a regular rate, which will be different from the introductory, again, starting at $2.95 per month price that I’m able to offer my readers and my subscribers.

So consider that in the future, when your plan renews after this initial period, which for this example we walk through is 36 months after that renewal, your pricing per month may change a little bit based on what Bluehost is offering for their plans at the time. So keep that in mind.

enter payment information in bluehost

But again, at your renewal period time, you can also reevaluate whether or not you want to stay on your current plan or even move to a different hosting company if your needs evolve over time. So let’s click Submit. Alright, so once you click Submit, you’ll be taken to your purchase confirmation page, and after making the payment, you’ll get a clear receipt. And it’ll show the domain name and all of the itemized breakdowns for the plan that you chose. Okay, you also get an email with the receipt right away, too.

bluehost payment success screen

So, the next step is to set up your account so you can access features on Bluehost. So click on this blue Create Account button. Once you click on create an account, you’re going to be taken to this page where you have to create a password. So, enter a strong password and click on I have read and agree to Bluehost terms, and click Create Account.

set up bluehost password

Now on this screen, you’ll click on the go to login. And this is where you’re going to log in to your Bluehost panel for where you’re going to be managing the back end of your website. So go ahead and fill in that password you just created with your email, domain name, whichever you prefer, then click login.

Step #4: Create your WordPress blog with Bluehost

After log in to your Bluehost account, they will offer you four easy steps to create your blog. If this is your first ever blog, then I should recommend you to go with the steps. However, you also got the option to skip this step and build your blog own from scratch inside Bluehost hosting panel.

Those Four Steps Are:

Step 1: First of all, Bluehost will ask you three straightforward questions which will be related to your blog. Those three questions are

  • What kind of site are you creating?
  • What type is it?
  • Who are you creating a site for?

If I’m the one who is creating this blog, then the answer would be Blog, Personal, Myself for these questions. However, you can also choose the same option, but I recommend choosing which option is suitable for the blog you want.

step1 create blog on bluehost

Step 2: Now, Bluehost gives you few options to add to your site like the About Us Page, Custom Logo, Store, Blog, Resume, etc. You can select whatever else you want for your blog.

step2 create blog on bluehost

Step 3: Again, They will ask you a few more questions about your blog, like What do you want to name your blog, your site’s tagline, and how comfortable you are with the process they provide. Is the process they do offer is hard or very easy? Don’t Think, Fill whatever you want as you can change them later according to your need.

step3 create blog on bluehost

Step 4: Now, Bluehost recommends some free themes; you may select any one of them if you like and if not, then skip this step. You can do it later as below we had mentioned about Designing a blog.

step4 create blog on bluehost

After doing all these steps, you will be moved to the Bluehost account panel. At present, WordPress CMS is successfully installed on your hosting.

Now, It’s time to live your blog. At Bluehost hosting panel, you will get to see lots of options that they recommend. So have a look at it, and if there are some options that you want to add to your blog, you can add them. These are called pre-launch customization.

To Live your blog, there is a button “Launch My Site” in the top right corner; click on it, and BOOM, your site is now live. Also, there is another button, “WordPress“, Next to “Launch My Site, ” which will allow you to go to your blog’s dashboard.

live and access dashboard bluehost

Step #5: Design Your Blog

The next step in the “How To Start A Blog” Guide is designing your blog, and because we’re using WordPress, again, that CMS that’s going to be best designed for you to build a business around your blog. So designing it means choosing a theme a WordPress theme.

The three most important factors when choosing a WordPress theme for your blog is that

  1. Easy For you to use, you’ve got to be able to design the page look and feel and create the types of experiences you want for your readers.
  2. It needs to be easy for your readers to consume content and stay engaged on the page.
  3. It must be SEO-friendly.

So again, very easy for you to design yourself, easy for readers to navigate, and third, SEO friendly so that your blog is set up for success over the long term. Because you’re just starting out with your blog, I recommend using a free WordPress theme just to get things started with you. However, you can always upgrade your theme later when you have good cause to do so. But keeping things as simple as possible from the early days will ensure that you stay most engaged in the absolute most important part of your blog, which is creating content and connecting with an audience.

So again, drawing back your focus to just being the most simple form of your blog is possible today is the most important thing to keep in mind. The top free WordPress themes I recommend using today are

  • Kadence WP
  • Astra
  • Hello Elementor
  • Generatepress

Those are all designed around these three key factors. So these are some free themes that will set you up for long-term success with the design and layout of your blog. And they also have the option to upgrade later to paid plans that’ll unlock more features and functionality that, again, you don’t need today. And they’re not going to force you to upgrade at any point in the future either.

How To Install WordPress Theme?

Now let’s see where we can find those free WordPress themes and install them on your blog right now. Alright, so let’s get you set up with a suitable free WordPress theme. Now when you’re logged into your WordPress back end and scroll all the way down to your WordPress Theme Options, it’s going to be under appearance. If you hover your cursor over appearance, you’ll see themes, so click on themes.

navigate to wp theme section

Then you will see four options for themes that you can choose to get started with today. I personally don’t love these themes myself after experimenting with them a lot. So I recommend going to the add new theme.

add new wordpress theme

And then, from here, you can see a list of recommended themes that shows up in your WordPress portal. Click on popular.

click on popular

This is more of a sorted and ranked order of the most popular themes in WordPress right now. And typically the four themes that I talked about earlier. Astra, Hello Elementor, GeneratePress, and kadence are generally always going to be ranking among the top themes for WordPress at any given time just because they’re so popular and so widely reputable.

We’re using GeneratePress Free Theme for the tutorial, which I’m also using for my YouSEOTools Blog. On the Popular page, scroll down a little bit, and you will see the GeneratePress theme, click on Install Button, and that’s going to install the theme on your blog. And the last step is to click on activate button. There we go. You now have GeneratePress activated on your blog.

click on install button generatepress

Note: Each of these themes also has upgrade options that will get you more functionality and features over time as your blog grows. And you can justify those kinds of upgrades.

For the time being, though, your blog will be in good hands with one of these free themes. And we’re going to now talk a little bit about WordPress plugins that will allow you to extend some functionality and features to your blog, some of which are free, some of which are paid but come at a much lower cost than the super-premium WordPress themes out there that come with a lot of these features built-in.

Step #6: Install WordPress Plugins

So let’s talk a little bit about WordPress plugins.

Again, Plugins are a smaller snippet of code that allows your blog to extend the functionality and features without totally revamping your entire theme or without the need to get a custom development solution to do something on your blog.

From where you’re going to access your plugins are over there on the left-hand side menu of your blog dashboard. Go down to the plugins option, and if you just click on plugins alone, it’s going to take you to the installed plugins menu.

go to wordpress plugin option

You will get to see lots of Plugins that are already installed and activated on your blog by default through Bluehost. So look at those plugins and if you don’t need then deactivate and delete them.

Right now, though, I want to focus on getting simple, useful plugins set up. So let’s move forward and click on add a new plugin. Once you’re on Add Plugins Page, go ahead and click over to the popular plugins. I think this is always a great best practice, a way to see which kinds of plugins other bloggers are using and getting the most value out of, and right there at the top, you can see some very relevant popular plugins.

List Of Important WordPress Plugins

However, there are thousands of plugins, but we actually need only a few that are important, and you should have them on your new blog. That’s why below we had given a List of Important plugins.

  • Yoast SEO (Alternative Rank Math)

This is by far the number one plugin I recommend installing on your blog today. It’s free, and it basically gives you an SEO checklist for every page and post of your blog to ensure that you’re creating a page that’s search engine optimized and friendly. It’s going to be picked up and indexed well by the search engines like Google.

How To Install: So I’m going to click install now. And then click activate. And once you click Activate, that’ll bring you back to your installed plugins menu screen; here, you’ll see the Yoast is now activated.

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Easy Table of Contents
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Google Analytics

Alright, now from here, I want you to again keep things as simple as possible as you’re just getting started with your blog. The focus should remain on the most important things, which are creating content, connecting with real people out there who could be in your audience, and learning from them.

So I want you to stay focused on not getting too far into the weeds with plugins. Allow yourself the time to figure this stuff out too. But I do recommend setting up your Akismet account that’s going to help protect your blog from spam comments is totally free. And then I do recommend getting Google Analytics set up that will show you your relevant traffic statistics and draw some insights over time as well within your WordPress dashboard. But again, not super important from day one here. Getting your Yoast SEO set up is the most important thing to do as far as plugins are concerned, and the rest can come in time.

Step #7: Basic WordPress Settings

Now that you’ve gotten your WordPress theme installed, and we’ve maybe bolted on some plugins to add some additional functionality and features to your blog. Now, let’s walk through some of the basic WordPress settings that will get you just familiarized with how your blog works. And again, this is not an advanced tutorial on how to do every possible thing behind the scenes within WordPress. However, it is important to develop an understanding of some of the basics. So let’s dive in.

General Settings

Hover on settings and then click on general. So this is where you can now set a site title; Mine is “YouSEOTools,” and just below, you have to set your site tagline; Mine is “Get 60+ SEO Tools 100% Free To Use”.

After that, you will see WordPress and site Address; we don’t recommend editing these two options. Below you have the Administration Email Address; through this, you can control the email address for you know new comment notifications or when new users register on your site (if registration enabled).

Site Language: Select your site language if it is other than English. Then You can set your timezone and the date format. Now, Let’s click on save changes, and then this will save the changes you made.

wordpress general settings

Permalinks

The next quick setting I want you to update is permalinks. So let’s go over to the permalinks, Click on Settings, then Permalinks, and this will take you over to your permalinks settings within WordPress, and this is very important for SEO purposes.

You always want your permalinks to go by post name. This is super important for SEO purposes because you want your URL to be relevant to the topic you’re writing about for each post and page of your website.

For example, on my guide about how to start a blog, it’s right https://youseotools.com/blog/how-to-start-a-blog/. It’s easily readable for both people and for search engines to make sense of quickly as well.

Clicking on the post name will give you the most simple, basic, and straightforward way to get your permalink pretty well dialed in just from the start. However, you can customize them on a per-page and per-post level as you’re actually creating a post or a page later on. So Fear not, you just want to get this post name permalink settings set right now from the start to be sure; just in case everything is going correctly, click Save Changes.

permalink settings

Reading Settings

Alright, now let’s jump over to the reading settings, and I want you to set your homepage. So right now, you should have the option latest posts checked on as for your homepage. As you grow with your blog, you can create a static page for your homepage, which is what you would see on my blog, YouSEOTools Blog. But that’s a custom-designed page and as your blog is brand new right now, just displaying posts is the best way to go about it.

It’ll keep things simple, and after you publish a few posts on your blog, maybe you can then go and design a homepage that talks a little bit about yourself and maybe shares your story about why you started this blog and then links out to a few of your posts as you get there. But again, today, keeping things super, super simple is best for you.

wordpress reading settings

Step #8: Write and Publish Blog Content

By now, you have learned many things on how to start a blog? Like how to set up a domain name? What type of hosting is right for you? How to install WordPress themes and plugins? And some basic settings that you really need to do. I hope you did all the steps correctly and if you have done then now the framework of your blog is complete.

Now, Let’s come to the main point How to write your first blog post? Writing a post is not like typing anything; you have to share information that will actually help others and will be a problem-solving product (talking about the post). This will make your visitors come back again and again.

On WordPress, you have two options through which you can publish your content, the first one is through Post, and another one is Page. A preferable option is to publish your content as a Post. However, if you have Products to show, services to offer, and have some static content (such as Privacy Policy, About us, Contact Us, Disclaimer, TOS, etc.), then for this, you can use Page, which we recommend.

Create and Publish Content On The Important Pages

According to your needs and website niche, you should need to decide about important pages that need to be published first. There are few common pages that need to be published on every site; whatever niche they have are:

  • About Us: The page that tells about you and your site, like why you are running this site, what kind of stuff you will provide, etc., to new visitors. Moreover, the About Us page is essential in the point of view SEO How? It helps search engine know about your site and about the person who runs the site and this build Trust (to learn more search about EAT).
  • Contact Us: The page which allows your visitor to communicate with the owner of the site or with the team. You can easily create Contact Us by using plugins like Contact Form 7, WPForms, Ninja Forms, etc., or you can simply create a page and provide your email id or social media links so that visitors can contact you quickly.

If you already decided to apply for Adsense in the future when your blog starts driving traffic, then below are the important pages your site needs to have.

  • Privacy policy page
  • Disclaimer page
  • Disclosure page (Optional)
  • Terms and conditions

Writing your first Blog post

Now, Let’s come to the main point, “Writing Your First Blog Post“. While writing posts, WordPress allows you to select categories and tags so that everyone can easily understand posts category.

Below, I had to share some tips that will help you write engaging content, and after reading these tips, you’ll not make mistakes that Newbies generally do.

  • Before you start writing, you should need to do some research on the subject, and the best way is to analyze Top 10 Google Search Results. Then start writing in first person tone because people are not reading your blog in a group; I mean, a single person will read that’s why “I” am saying “You” to write in a first-person tone.
  • Include every aspect of the topic, whether it is negative or positive, so that your visitors will not go elsewhere for the same topic.
  • Everyone says to write an article above 1000 words, but why? Is the Number of words matter? So I don’t tell you to write 1000+ words; instead of this, I will say you to write an article in such a way that if a visitor comes to your article, then he/she doesn’t need to go elsewhere for more information.
  • Don’t copy content from other sites. However, you can read other blogs before writing so that you can get more information about the topic and then write unique and quality content. Also, Do not use Copyright images on your blog; you can download free images that are copyright-free from FreePik, Pixabay, Flickr, etc.
  • (Optional but will help in Ranking) Add FAQs with schema, Embed Videos, Give Tasks to Visitors, and there are lots I will write a separate article for this.

Guidelines To Publish Post: On WordPress Dashboard, Hover On Posts, then Click On Add New.

Step #9: Grow Your Blog And Drive Traffic

Now, you’ve been learned about how to start a blog? How to write an article? But what if no is knows about your blog? You will not receive visitors to your blog, and this is true that at the beginning, you will be struggling to drive traffic; that’s why you need to know how to promote and grow your blog? Then you will be able to drive traffic.

From Search Engines

I already told you more than 90% of all searches are doing in Google Search Engine; that’s why you need to submit your site to google search engine. Then your site will appear in SERP and helps you to bring organic traffic. However, We recommend you to submit your site on popular search engines apart from google.

Moreover, if your site doesn’t rank higher in SERPs, you will not receive organic traffic; that’s why you need to learn about how to rank content higher in search results. Below, I mentioned some points, but you need to keep in mind that these are not only the factors that affect ranking.

  • Create content for readers, not for search engines.
  • Ensure your site is secured (HTTPS is enabled), no unsafe content is present, mobile-friendly, and have a good load time.
  • In Mid-June 2021, Core Web Vitals come into ranking factor, so you need to also focus on your site page experience (CWV) so that your blog will perform well in algorithm update if you’re planning to live before June.
  • Regularly Publish Content on your blog; it leads crawler to come and crawl and index your more often blog so that you don’t need to request for indexing in search console.

From Social Media Platforms

Today everyone is connected to some social media platform, and you can easily bring traffic from social media to your blog. So the only thing you need to do is to create your blog’s page on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Telegram (Build Community). Then start promoting your content, and today’s best way is to promote by creating memes (suits only for a specific niche).

Apart from the above, there are lots of other methods through which you can drive traffic. I will discuss them in some other posts. Write Problem-solving and helping article which will help your build authority.

How To Start A Blog And Make Money From Blogging?

Making money from a blog is not a big deal; the only condition is that your blog should drive thousands of traffic daily, then you will be able to generate enough revenue. There are multiple ways to earn some of them are as follow:

  • Google Adsense
  • Media.net
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Selling your own product and services
  • Sponsored Post

Above are the most common, popular, and trusted earning sources. However, there are many ways to generate revenue through a blog; you need to find which is suitable for your blog niche.

FAQs Before Starting a Blog

People have many questions on their minds before starting a blog that’s. We had mentioned some of them as it is impossible to cover all of them, but we try to answer the most common questions.

How To Start a Blog For Free?

People think to start a blog, but the initial challenge they face is that they don’t have money and looking for a way through which they can start a blog for free. There are multiple platforms that allow us to create a blog for free of costs, such as Blogger (Google’s Product), WordPress.com, Wix, Weebly, Tumblr, and many more.

If your mindset is that first, I will learn on a free platform, then build a future proof blog on paid platform, then you’re on the right path. But, if you think you start generating revenue through a free blog, then you’re wrong; maybe you can, but in 90% of the case, people can’t. However, you can with Blogger + Custom Domain, here you need to spend for a domain. So, I strongly recommend If you can then spend for Hosting and Domain, then start blogging in Self-Hosted WordPress.

How Many Posts Should I Post Daily?

The concept is that you need to be consistent; if you’re posting one in two days, then you need to continue. However, posting in a day should be great for new blogs if you’re writing content not more than 1500 words. If you’re posting above 2000 words, then 2-3 in a week will be a great number.

How Much Money Can I Earn From a Blog?

It depends on many factors like On which niche you are working in and which country you’re targeting. If you want to earn through advertisements, then targeting foreign will be best for you as you will get a high CPC. There is no limit to blogging as many bloggers earn thousands of dollars monthly and million in a year.

Conclusion

Now, You’re in the world of Blogging! So you’ve learned everything about how to start a blog? Here, In this article, we intend to provide as much information as possible for a newbie. Still, if you have any questions, then you can ask us below in the comment section; we’ll answer as soon as possible.

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