Starting a Blog for MakingMoney Online

| August 27, 2015 | 31 Comments

[updated 24 March 2016] Recently i wrote a extensive post on “how to blog successfully and make your blog popular” ,  and I received a quite a few questions from new bloggers, who are  just getting into the blogging game asking me “How do they make a start with blogging“.

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The short story  is , that you will need a  “Australian WordPress hosting”  account and  a “WordPress Theme” to truly blog with freedom and also grow  your audience reach or traffic to your blog.

Making Money from blogging

Making money from blogs  is not easy today, it used to be easy at one part of time but now everybody  and their dog is in the game.

Today  the blogging world  is kinda saturated  with mom bloggers, business bloggers, fashion bloggers ,travel bloggers and all sorta bloggers ( my dog is a princess bloggers). So you pick any damn niche and you already got competition.


It’s a struggle to survive

What google says  about what a blog is – “A blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis”


There is no magic mantra or magic bullet  for a sucessful blog – You get your blog a USP (unique selling point) which your blog viewers like and you will get traffic coming back to you on a regular basis, + people subscribing to your email list and also people writing to your or commenting on your blog. And trust me  people commenting on your posts  on the blog  and contacting you via your contact me button is a sure sign of you being more popular ( or in some cases unpopular)


With Quality interesting  content  written better than most other blogs  –  Having A Good looking blog and  Sharing your content in the right channels – Your blog  will soon get  noticed and  be on its way to being successful.


If  all of this happens  a lot then your a blogging superstar so to speak and you don’t have to chase money , but the money will chase you sooner or later.  This is a sure sign of achieving success and if  you get all these above hints right  and you will be  lucky and  will succeed.

Success surely involves one thing  in these times  and that is  making authoritative and quality content  and getting the word spread  about that “Epic Content” you created to the blogosphere  by getting it shared on social media  and mentioned by  people of note in that blog niche.

Don’t expect Matt Mullenweg of wordpress or Matt cutts of google to help you out with this, as this job  will have to be done by you – by doing the hard yards.

My Post of

“The 3 Steps to Setting Up a Popular and Successful Blog”

just got published at , so you might wanna check out this extensive post  to get some tips on – How to get a successful blog going

3 steps to suucess in blogging

For People starting blogging

Luckily there are quite a few platforms that help you start out on blogging  before  you can actually start spending money –  to earn money and I would advise most bloggers to take  advantage of  this. Most successful bloggers would have used these free services at some part of time  or maybe even when they started their bogging journey.

But, if you can  afford a reasonable >>  $3.49 hosting a month for a brand new self hosted wordpress blog that you will own,  then I would suggest you sign up right from the start with this hosting company which I use for my current new blogs.

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From April 25th until May 2nd at 11:59 PM MT, we’re offering$3.49/mo for 36 months (link here)on the Basic Plan. 

And, as a special bonus, My readers can enjoy the ultimate steal of $2.95/mo for 12 months on the Basic Plan and $4.95 for 12 months on the Plus Plan.(this promo starts promo Wednesday, April 27th! – Get it here )

A self hosted wordpress blog is a website that your run  on your purchased hosting account and have full freedom over  this website. Most hosting  companies provide a 1 click install nowadays  to get your self hosted blog set up easily.


Getting a self hosted wordpress blog will also avoid the hassle of moving your blog later on  which every blogger does eventually. Because for sure  if you sign up with a free service, you will move sooner or later  to a self hosted wordpress blog like most professional bloggers -when you realise the constraints of a free blog service But its totally your choice and so here below are some free blogging hosts for you. ( from is one of  the largest self-hosted blogging tool and software in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. You can check out their features here  and get a free blog at

Get a free wordpress blog here ( from Google)

Blogger is free blogging platform by  with a host of features to make blogging as simple and effective as possible. You will need a google account  or gmail account or  then just create one for free when registering with

Get a free Blogger blog here

Tumblr is a mini blogging or micro blogging service and  lets you effortlessly share anything, Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email.

Get a free Tumblr blog here

These three services  are free to use  and if you get real popular fast you will have the option of breaking out or branching out from their services  to  transfer your blog or  update and upgrade your blog  to much more supported and flexible professional services like self hosted  blogs on their own servers and custom domains.

As I said before , if you don’t want the hassle of moving hosts and blog  later when you get more traffic on your blog and start to earn some revenue, then I would recommend for you to sign up with Bluehost which is a reliable and affordable hosting company. Click here <– to get their updated hosting  price as of today.

Here are some videos I created below  of my digitalgrog youtube channel

Intro – Digital Grog Blog Video


Review of website –>  Hosting 2016 ( Best WordPress Host Providers)

Website Hosting 2016 Australia 

However just starting a blog is not sufficient to make money and the best way to ensure you are doing this the right way is to get the right training right from the start, so that you dont have to waste time figuring things out. There are not many brick and mortar university courses that teach you how to earn money on-line  and the online courses that are available are for specific niches like social media marketing ,web design and on-line marketing.

The on-line marketing course available in these universities go though the traditional approach and basic concepts of on-line marketing, but is often outdated as this subject matter changes rapidly.

It is best to take a course from a on-line marketing agency  that is currently practising this in the market and that is why i recommend checking gout click bank university .


It is one of the largest marketplace for digital products and has made many millionaires. You can check out  their on-line marketing course here . It not only provided you training to earn money on-line as a affiliate (selling other peoples products through your blog/website) but also trains you for making and launching your own product.

If you are ready to get started today, then you might want to check my post  which will give you a step by step break down of how to start your wordpress blog today

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JJay blogs on Technology related products ,websites, SEO, Social Media and blog promotion. JJay also writes articles for Stock market , Finance and business blogs and websites.

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