How To Build A Profitable Blog For Beginners Starting From Scratch
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Welcome To The Blog Development Episodes!
In this series, I am going to take you through step-by-step on how to build your own profitable blog from scratch. If you are completely new to this or if you’ve got no technical experiences – whatsoever, then this is definitely for you.
Remove all distractions as you go through each episode, because they are all packed with lots of actionable information, so that you can go out there and take massive action straight away.
In This Overview, You’ll Discover:
- What A Blog Is All About
- The Benefits Of Building A Blog
- The Negatives Of Building A Blog
- Why You Should Build A Blog
- The 5 Steps To Building A Profitable Blog From Scratch
What Is A Blog?
The fact that you are reading this very sentence means that you are on our blog right now, so I’m sure you already have a pretty good idea of what a blog is. In a nutshell, a blog is a website, where you can share your passion, your thoughts and your knowledge on a topic of your interest.
It’s a platform for sharing information in the form of text, images and even videos. Think of it as an online diary that is updated regularly and attracts readers from around the globe.
The beauty of it all is that you can literally find (and hence build your own) blogs in virtually any niche you want like fashion, cooking, sports, parenting, pets, and so on.
What Are The Benefits Of Building A Blog?
- Huge readership potential, meaning you can literally reach and communicate with thousands of interested readers from all around the world.
- Like I said, you can build a blog around any niche you want.
- One of the best ways to build on your own brand or position yourself as an authority in your chosen niche is through your blog.
- If you are serious about building a blogging business, this is a powerful asset that will only grow stronger and bigger over time, if you invest time in it and nurture it.
- If you update your blog regularly with great content, you’ll gain loyal fans and a massive tribe that absolutely loves what you are doing, appreciates the value you provide and really trusts you.
- The truth is there are people out there, who are earning 6-figures just from their blog alone.
- The financial investment to set up a profitable blogging business is extremely low. That’s a bonus!
What Are The Negatives Of Building A Blog?
- If you commit to building a profitable blog, you need to be willing to put in the work and effort required.
- You need to update your blog on a regular basis through quality content.
- This is not a ‘millionaire fast-lane’ method. Like I said, building a blog can be very lucrative, but it requires time and work on your end.
Why Should You Build A Blog?
Building a blogging business is something I would recommend to anyone, who is new in the industry and is looking for a business model that is lucrative, but requires low upfront financial investments. The truth is, however, that blogging is not for everyone.
You really need to take it seriously and treat your blog like a business – not a hobby. Once you gain loyal readers, who trust and like you, it’s easy to turn them into repeat customers. This is what will turn your blog into a massive passive income machine.
There is no absolute answer or a perfect method to build a blog. There are many factors that you need to consider like your chosen niche, the type of content you will write, how your audience reacts to your blog, the layout of your blog and so much more.
There is also no single correct way to make money from your blog. Examples to monetize your blog include: services, selling advertising space, affiliate promotions, eBooks, continuity programs, flipping and even promoting a brick and mortar business.
Remember, building a blog alone isn’t going to make you millions over night. I need you to understand that not everybody makes it and becomes rich from blogging. I’m not saying that to scare you in any way, actually it’s quite the contrary. This is to prepare you for the hard work that will come with it.
Living the blogging lifestyle is great, but that’s only on the surface. If you truly want to be financially free from blogging alone, you need to work hard and be persistent. It will take quite some time, before you start seeing results and when you do, it will absolutely snowball.
So you need to be 100% committed to building an online business, always stay laser focused and have the right frame of mind before embarking on this awesome journey.
The 5 Steps To Building A Profitable Blog From Scratch
There are 5 steps to building a profitable blog and I will talk you through each step in the upcoming episodes. Each step is crucial for your blog and you can’t skip it. If you follow each of the steps to a T, you will have a profitable blog up and running in no time.
Below is an overview of what the steps are all about.
Step 1: Create Your Blog.
More details on this in the next episode, but a common question I get is whether it’s better to go with a self-hosted or a free blog. It shouldn’t surprise you that I would much prefer the self-hosted method. With free blogs, there’s always a catch.
For example, you only have limited options to customise your blog and there is a risk that you can potentially lose everything at any given time.
Now, with a self-hosted blog, you have complete control over it. You can customise it and monetise it in any way you please. If building a self-hosted blog sounds daunting to you, don’t worry!
In the next episode, I will go through step-by-step on how to get a fully functioning website up and running and also some very important factors that you need to consider.
Step 2: Building The Foundations For Your Blog.
This involves everything from your website’s aesthetics to installing important add-ons and also keeping track of everything. You’ll also discover how to create a strong social presence through social media.
Step 3: Writing Killer Content For Your Blog.
In this episode, we’ll talk about the different types of content you can create and why reader engagement is so important. I’ll also walk you through the importance of having eye-catching titles that stand out and the basic on-site structure for each post, as well as how to use interlinks properly and a lot more.
Step 4: Monetizing Your Blog.
This is the part where we’ll talk about how you can make money from your blog.
Step 5: Driving Traffic To Your Blog.
You can have the best content in the world, but if no one reads it, it’s useless. So in this episode I will reveal how you can get your blog found, how to drive an immense amount of traffic over time and how to create a viral effect for your blog.
So these are the 5 essential steps to get you started on building a profitable blog online. Remember, the value you offer to your readers will determine your success. This is a people’s business after all. If you attract the right crowd and they respond kindly to you, you’ve nailed it.
Be sure to take each of the steps slowly and go through them at your own pace. Just remember that in order to get any kind of results, you first need to take action.
That’s all from me.
Stay focused and take massive action!