Starting a blog is a nice idea to earn money. With blogging about your interest or a niche in which you specialize. To start a blog you should need to select a niche for which you can write for a long time and share information about. Blog articles should be informative and of users interest to get popularity and generate more users in less time. One should follow some steps to start a blog.
Choose a Niche: It is first and majorly vital point to choose a niche or theme. One can select a theme of one’s interest for which can generate valuable content. Theme also should be relevant to the product niche which you want to sell or put affiliate links on your blog.
Platform: Sensibly, choose a blogging platform which is free or self-hosted. Some free and popular blogging platforms are blogger, WordPress, Hubpages, tumblr. But these free platforms have their certain limitations.
Domain Name: Search for a domain name that is available and appropriate for your blog niche. Domain name should be short and easy to remember. It is good that domain name dictate its subject itself so that the users easily assume about blog subject. For self-hosted domain you can also get idea of domain name by searching websites.
Hosting: If you opt for self-hosted domain then hosting is an essential thing after Domain name selection. There are various hosting providers available on the Internet such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, Hostgator etc.
Fixing of Blog: After domain and hosting, you can install WordPress for easy blogging and customization of your blog site. Choose a theme, get it install, customize and you are ready.
Plugins: You can add plugins for SEO benefit to your blog site. Add Google Webmaster, analytic, Bing Webmaster and get verify your website. It will help you to track visitors count and behavior.
Content: After setting up theme and site customization, Content needed. The content or article that you develop should be unique means no duplicate allowed in today’s scenario. Content should be informative and appealing to attract visitors. You can add images, PPT or videos to the blog posts to make it more understandable and informative.
Blogging is a good way to share your thoughts and knowledge with others for a chosen subject or niche. You can also earn handsome amount through your blog site. It is essential to choose subject, theme, free or self-host domain etc. wisely and share interesting content to get more visitors.