Making money online is often seen as a daunting task especially with blogging. Statistics shows above 100,000 blogs is created daily most of which gets abandoned few weeks after or months after, the rate of blog creation is just a few figures away from the rate of blogging failure so the reason why making extra money online through blogging is always considered far-fetched.
Irrespective of this, however, blogging remains top of the list of the different ways to make money Online.
Blogging offers great opportunity, the best of which is being your own boss, being yourself and making your own schedule.
I started blogging 3 years ago out of passion and of the desire to fill the gap on areas that matters, it was definitely not about money but however, the blogging sphere has evolved to be a money making business and have draw attention and many now want to start a blog. Perhaps you\'re among the many asking and sourcing for details on how best to start, this article will definitely get you started perfectly.
Firstly, blogging is not easy. The main reason many have dropped just a few months after setup. Blogging needs time and hard work. Though highly profitable, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme or something with short time automated success. But if done right can be rewarding, if you are interested in learning how to start a blog then read on.
As mentioned early, the process of starting a blog is very easy, am passionate about blogging and always happy about it, the joy I derive from knowing that people from all over the world are picking up what am putting down remains a drive for me.
To start better than I did, follow below tutorial, you can be up and running in minutes with little or nothing.
Before we jump to the steps, I would like to explain the two types of blogs online to help you make a better choice1. Self-hosted (e.g WordPress)
2. Non-hosted (e.g blogger)
- Self-hosted: You will have to pay for hosting and install any blogging software to your host (e.g WordPress)
- Non-hosted: There is no need for hosting plan, your blogging platform will host (Blogspot or WordPress.com ) will host your blog for free.1. Pick a Domain Name
Domain name simply means your online address or your web Url, it is what your blog will be located with.
Advice - in choosing a domain name to consider:
- avoid numbers
- avoid symbols (especially underscore)
- avoid domain name above 20 characters
You can choose whatever you want but keep to the advice above, as long as it\'s not taken your good to go.
Once you have gotten an idea, go ahead and purchase it with any reliable name registrars.2. Get Started
This step differs depending on the blogging platform you choose - self-hosted or on - hosted. If you choose self-hosted then go straight to your web host website and start. (get help from them)
From non-hosted like a blogger just log in with your email address then follow the instruction.
See the internet tab and technology for more detail- see how to setup a blogger blog-
3. Start blogging-
If you have followed the steps above, your blog should be up and running. Once you\'re ready to make posts or redesign your blog just log in and start.
For Questions or clarification please do well to ask.