Have you been lately thinking about how to make a living blogging and you have no idea about blogging? Well, then you are at the perfect place, we will show you the STEPS TO MILLIONS and guide you to make a living blogging and be a professional blogger. We have the answers to all the questions which come to your mind the moment you think of blogging as a profession and making living blogging. It is here where you will be shown the way to fulfill your dream to be a professional/full time blogger and make living blogging.
Blogging has undoubtedly established itself as a profession and a career option. Before you start your beautiful journey to the Millions you should first know what is blogging and once we get an idea of what is a blog we will then learn how to start our own blog and be a professional blogger and how to make a living blogging.
So this leaves us with the question:
WHAT IS A BLOG AND WHAT DOES A BLOGGER DO?
A blog is a website or a web page where a person shares information, experiences or views on a particular topic. A blogger shares his views on a variety of topics about which he has the knowledge or has very strong views about.
A blog is nothing but a way to express yourself or your views which make sense to your readers and all the users who come across it.all of this basic knowledge about the blog now leaves us with the question about how to start your own blog and how to become a professional and a full time blogger.
We will show you the way to STEPS TO MILLIONS and will hope to remain a part of your journey.
Here are some steps to kickstart your journey as a Blogger:
STEP-1 : SELECT YOUR NICHE
The very first and most important step of your journey to become a professional blogger and make a living blogging is to select your niche and this leaves you with a question:
What is a NICHE?
A niche is the category or the topic you choose for your blog. This is the most important step of your journey as a wrong start would hamper your entire journey and you may not make it as a professional and a full time blogger. A niche should be something that you are comfortable with and have the knowledge of.
A niche about which you have no knowledge may lead to disappointment as a blogger even when you have what it takes to be a blogger. A wrong choice may lead to failure without giving it a fair shot. Niche should always be selected keeping in mind your interest, knowledge and the market that is available for it. After all blogging is not only a passion but a career and to be successful there should be a market for what you offer.
There are many niches that you can choose from.
However some good niches are:
In today’s world where people have become very health conscious with different kinds of health issues that they have, health is one of the most commonly used niches. People are everyday looking for the best that they can do to work on their health and you can show them the right way to do it such as weight loss , stress , depression etc.
Travelling remains to be one of the most followed niches as travelling is an inseparable part of today’s stressed lifestyle that people have. Travelling is never outdated and traveling experiences and advice is what people are looking for all over the internet thus another niche that you would might want to consider.
STEP-2 : CHOOSE A PLATFORM
Once you have selected the niche that you want to target the very next step of your journey as a full time blogger is to choose a platform for your blog. There are many platforms that are available some are paid while some are self hosting platforms. One of the most used platforms are WORDPRESS.ORG, BLOGGER, WIX.
However word press is the best and the most commonly used platform and as a professional you deserve nothing less than best. Making the choice of the platform for your blog is just the second step in this exciting journey of STEPS TO MILLIONS. While word press is the best, we can also go for any other platform as well.
STEP-3 : SELECT A DOMAIN NAME
Once you have chosen the platform the next step of the journey to make a living blogging and be a professional blogger is to choose a domain name.
But what actually is a domain name?
A domain name is the address or the name by which your website is reached. It is the web address of your webpage/website. There are free as well as paid domain names. However free is not always the best option thus you might consider buying one. A domain name is the identification of your blog thus this is one of the most important steps of your journey as a full time blogger.
One of the best domain names is the Top Level Domain (TLD). Top Level Domains are easy to search. A Top Level Domain is the address which comes after the DOT for example .COM, IN. Thus it is suggested to choose a Top Level Domain name.
STEP-4 : MAKE A HOSTING ACCOUNT
By now you have successfully embarked on a journey which takes you through thousands to Millions which we promised you in the start. If you have managed to reach this step you surely are the one who deserves to be a professional blogger and make a living blogging.
A hosting account can be termed as a database or a server where the information about your website is stored and it helps to make your website available to the users at all times. So it wouldn’t be wrong to term your hosting account as the memory of your website. One of the best hosting websites is BLUEHOST. And you as a professional blogger should always go for the best. Bluehost also offers you a free domain name if you make a hosting account.
BEST PLATFORMS FOR HOSTING?
We recommend you two platforms for your hosting account on the basis of your budget. If you have a good budget you should go for LIQUIDWEB.
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STEP-5 : CONNECTING YOUR DOMAIN NAME AND YOUR HOSTING ACCOUNT
Now that you have made a hosting account the next STEP TO MILLIONS is to connect your domain name with your hosting account. We are now one of the upcoming professional bloggers and we are now going to make a living blogging thus it is very important that we connect our Domain with our Hosting account.
Your content is what you market and this market will help you earn those dollars you have been dreaming of since you started. So this is the step which will officially acknowledge you as a blogger.
You are almost through to your dream blog!
STEP-6 : INSTALLING WORDPRESS ON YOUR HOST ACCOUNT
You are showing great determination to become a full time and a professional blogger. You are on the right track to make a living blogging.
The next step to set up your blog is to install WordPress on your host account from the “C PANEL” of your bluehost account. Life is nothing without management and that is exactly what your blog too requires. Management is the ultimate goal of this step.While proper management leads you to the STEPS TO MILLIONS , mismanagement promises nothing else but failure. WordPress is a content management system which will help you to manage your content.
STEP-7 : SELECT A SUITABLE THEME
You are now a step closer to mark your presence as a full time and a professional blogger and to make a living blogging in the virtual world of today now it is all about presentation.
WHAT IS A THEME?
A theme is nothing less than the wallpaper that you use on your desktop or your mobile phone. Just like no matter how tasty the food that you cook is, it is the presentation which makes it look tastier and desirable.While it is the taste that matters at home it is the presentation that matters when you are trying to sell your content or your product or blog for that matter. You can relate, right! It helps to give your website/webpage altogether a more attractive and suitable form. It helps to make your webpage/website more interesting and presentable.
Some of the best Themes are :
ELEGANT THEMES : IT HAS ONLY PAID VERSION
GENERATE PLUS: IT HAS BOTH FREE AND PAID VERSION. IT IS VERY LIGHTWEIGHT AND FAST THEME.
ALWAYS GO FOR PAID THEMES BECAUSE THEY HAVE MANY FEATURES WHICH ARE VERY IMPORTANT LIKE PAID THEMES ARE MOSTLY SEO OPTIMIZED
STEP-8 : USE PLUGINS
Before i tell you how it is important for you to use plugins on your blog as a professional blogger we will first answer the first question that might have already come into your mind and that is
WHAT ARE PLUGINS?
Plugins are nothing but a part of software which will help to increase the functions of your blog or your website. A plugin helps to increase the capabilities of your website and the functions that can be performed on your website. We hope you can see that now we are almost through and now we are only enhancing your blog to drive people towards your blog. We are now only trying to make the reader more and more comfortable on your blog.
Some Very Important Plugins For Every Site :
WP-OPTIMIZE : It is a optimization plugin which increases the speed of the website
UPDRAFT PLUS : It is a Backup tool which keeps the backup of your website. It is very important tool.
SOCIAL WARFARE : Is is Social Share Plugin which is must in your website
GRAVITY FORMS : It is form plugin which is used to make different kinds of forms such as contact forms etc.
SQUIRRLY SEO : It is SEO tool which is very important for your ON-PAGE SEO . This is best in the market right now as it offers some great features like live assistant which is even used by NEIL PATEL.
SHORTPIXEL : This Plugin is Used to compress images in your website this tool is best to compress images and PDFs in your website.
LINK WHISPER : This is tool which will help you in your internal linking which will enhance your SEO.
ALL THESE PLUGINS ARE THE BEST PLUGINS IN THE MARKET AND ARE BEST IN THEIR WORK.
ALL PLUGINS OFFERS FREE AND PAID VERSIONS. BUT I RECOMMEND TO USE PAID VERSIONS AS PAID VERSIONS HAVE MANY FEATURES TO OFFER WHICH ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR WEBSITES.
STEP-9 : WRITE YOUR FIRST BLOG POST
Well well well, so now you as a full time and a professional blogger has reached the step for which you initially started and that is to write and share and make a living blogging. What if we tell you what you did till now was just a part of blogging and it’s now that you actually start your journey as a blogger.
WHAT IS CONTENT?
Our content is our strength and our content is for what people come to our blog and for what they will stay there. So content has to be crisp, moderate in length and as useful as you can make it. Content can never be something that is substandard as a substandard content is nothing but a guarantee that your journey TO THE MILLIONS is going to be short and unsuccessful. So make sure your content is every bit of what you came here for and that is helping, simple and informative. And that is what we are trying to be with our content as we prepare you to be a professional and a full time blogger and to make a living blogging.
STEP-10 : DRIVING TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG
Since we promised to be a part of your journey as a full time and a professional blogger how can we not tell you how to drive traffic towards your blog. How can you make a living blogging without driving traffic towards it?
WHY IS DRIVING TRAFFIC TO BLOG NECESSARY?
Without any traffic your blog is going to be like that old table in your room which has not been used for a long long time and is now lying with all the dust on it in the corner. To make sure your content has traffic and it is read and appreciated you have to drive the traffic towards your blog. You can use different ways to drive traffic to your blog. There are free as well as paid ways to drive traffic towards your blog.
Some of the free ways to drive traffic towards your blog are:
Email Newsletter :
Email is a very traditional and successful way of promoting your blog and is also the best platform to recommend products to your audience and earn as Email has the most ROI.
Best Email Marketing Tool :
GET RESPONSE : I just love this tool. I have used almost every tool in the market and every tool lacks one or two things which are very important in email marketing but GetResponse is the only tool which offers the best features at the best price and it also has the best automation in the market and also has autofunnel tool which is incredible. Get Response also has a free university that teaches Email Marketing to its Users. Get Response has So much to offer to its users that I think I need to write a whole other blog on that but yes get a response is the best in the market right now
IT also Offers a FREE TRAIL
In this era of social networking social media is yet another free way to promote your blog for free.
Search Engine Optimization :
Google has slowly and steadily become the search engine of the world thus what better way can we look for than google search itself to promote our blog for free. Google joins millions around the world and it can be a useful step to our STEPS TO MILLIONS and to be a professional and a full time blogger to make a living blogging.
However there are some paid ways too to promote your blog for example:
STEP-11 : MONETISATION OF YOUR BLOG
Our promise to you was not only to help you to make your blog but also to make blogging your career and be a full time blogger. We have constantly made you realise that this is not only your journey as a blogger but also your STEPS TO MILLIONS! So now to step into the world of millions you will have to take the next big step and that is to monetise your account.
MONETISATION CAN BE DONE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
It is also known as a promoted post. Here your blog will be sponsored and promoted by a third company through advertisements.
Well this is the modern era and affiliate marketing is the tool that you would just not want to miss on your journey to the STEPS TO MILLIONS and to become a full time and a professional blogger and to make a living blogging !
There are various ad networks that help you to promote your blog.
Email is a perfect way to pick up leads and later promote your product and your blog as well. Email Marketing will grow your business faster than any other marketing medium!
Email is a must for you to be a professional blogger. However, the best source of Return On Investment is email marketing as the research proves that the return on investment in the case of email marketing is as high as 40* which is the highest you could expect from a source. One of the best tools for email marketing is GET RESPONSE.
You can register for a free course of GET RESPONSE which teaches how to get 10k email subscriptions in just 90 DAYS.
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