[updated 27 August 2015] 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“.
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 people writing to your or commenting on your blog.
Quality Interesting content better than most others , A Good looking blog and sharing your content in the right channels will soon get your blog noticed and on its way to being successful.
If all of this happens a lot then your a blogging superstar so to speak and you dont have to chase money , but the money will chase you sooner or later. This is s sure sign of getting success and if you get all these above hints right and you will be lucky and will succeed.
This surely involves one thing in these times and that is making authoritative and quality content and getting the word spread about that “Epic Content” to the blogosphere by getting it shared on social media and mentioned by people of note in that blog niche.
My Post of
just got published at dailyblogtips.com , so you might wanna check out this extensive post to get some tips to get a successful blog going
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 even while starting in their bogging journey. Though if you can afford a $3.49 hosting a month, I would suggest you start right from the start with a hosting company to avoid the hassle of moving hosts later .Anyway below are some free hosts.
WordPress.com ( from wordpress.org)
WordPress.org 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 wordpress.com
Blogger.com ( from Google)
Blogger is free blogging platform by google.com 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 blogger.com
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.
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 later when you get more traffic on your blog , then I would recommend for you to sign up with Bluehost which is a reliable host
Here are some videos I created below which might be of some help fore blogging and bloggers
Intro – Digital Grog Blog Video
Review of website –> hosting 2015 ( best providers)
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 online 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 online as a affiliate (selling other peoples products through your blog/website) but also trains you for making and launching yor own product.
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