With the world in a state of isolation because of the COVID-19 virus, the time has never been better to learn “How To Make Your Own Blog For Free”.
Governments all over the world are encouraging people to work from home. I can think of no better way to work from home than by creating and building your own online business.
While there are several business models to choose from this article will discuss blogging and how in time, it can turn into a profitable home-based business.
So let’s dive in, shall we?
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Find a Great Training Program
In my mind finding a great training program is crucial because well let’s face it, how many of us really know where to even begin.
The right training program will guide you through the process not only of initial set-up but also guide you through the building out and monetizing stages.
A good training program should also teach you how and when to scale your business for maximum success.
I was very fortunate to come across a program that provided me with everything in one package to get me making money online.
To top it off they offered me an opportunity to sign up for free.
Within my 10 free lessons, I actually created a brand new blogging website and launched it in a couple of days.
How cool is that?
They do offer a premium membership for a small fee which is the lowest cost I have ever come across however you can continue to use the free version as long as you wish.
The Premium version does have more perks and I am so thankful I went ahead and purchased the Premium membership. What I found inside was truly incredible.
You can read my personal review on Wealthy Affiliate here.
In that article, I clearly explain everything I found inside Wealthy Affiliate. It truly is amazing and I will forever be grateful for the valuable training, advice and friendships I found within this great global community that enabled me to get off to a great start.
Choose a Niche
The first step they get you to do is to choose a niche we want to blog about. This is not really as difficult as it sounds.
Think about the things you like to do or would love to learn about and be specific.
For example, if you really enjoy art, well that is pretty broad. Define art. Do you like paintings, sculptures, pottery?
If you like painting then what type? Oils or watercolours? Portraits, landscapes or maybe impressionists?
Remember as a blogger you will be writing and researching content daily so your niche should be something you won’t be bored with within a few months.
Also, consider what types of things might be marketable to that audience.
You can’t make money if you have nothing to sell.
You don’t need to be an expert or have a product initially. All that will come in time and the right training program will teach you how.
Now that we have selected our niche we are ready for the next step.
Create a Website
Kyle offers a superb step by step training on how to build a website within the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
During the training, I was able to get my website not only created but also live.
So you will need to choose a domain name, preferably related to your niche and a hosting platform.
Once you have your domain name you will begin to build your site on WordPress.
This is the platform where you will write your blog posts, edit and publish them.
Like I mentioned before the proper training will walk you through this so in no time you will be up and running.
Write and Publish Great Content
Once you have created your website you will spend your time building out your site with great content.
Whether part-time or full-time you will spend your days either researching or creating content.
You don’t have to be a great writer, that will come in time. The more you write the better you will get.
The point is to be creating informative, engaging content that people are interested in.
The more informative your content the better you will be ranked in the search engines.
The better you have ranked the more traffic you will receive.
The more traffic you receive the more sales you will make and the more profitable you will be.
Monetize your Blog
If you want to make money with your blog now is the time to monetize your site.
Wikipedia explains website monetization as the process of converting existing traffic into revenue.
There are a few different options or you could do a combination of a few.
Those options include:
- becoming an affiliate marketer
- ebooks and books
- online courses and workshops
- advertising (Google Adsense)
- selling Freelance services
- speaking gigs
However, you choose to monetize your site be sure to stick with products relevant to your niche. In other words, be selective and only offer products you know your niche will be interested in purchasing.
I would recommend starting with affiliate marketing and use it as a tool to research just exactly what your audience spends their hard-earned money on.
Share on Social Media to Publicize
Once you hit publish it is important to promote your post on social media.
A simple little Facebook post or Tweet can create buzz around your topic and ultimately send traffic to your new blog post.
Naturally, Google likes that and will also send you traffic.
Learning to effectively use social media to market your blog is critical to your success as a blogger.
With the world in chaos over this virus, it is becoming clear that the economic fallout is going to be devastating worldwide.
As we begin to think about rebuilding our lives afterward for some of us it may be time to start thinking about alternative ways of building an income.
For myself and many others, an online business is clearly the way to go.
Eventually, in the weeks and months ahead the global borders will re-open and travel will resume which brings me to another benefit of blogging that really appealed to us and that is the fact that you can blog anywhere in the world that you have an internet connection.
We fully intend to travel when we can and taking our business with us means we are not limited by geography, or time restraints making that nomadic, blogging lifestyle possible.
It is my opinion that learning “How To Make Your Own Blog For Free” is extremely beneficial in these days of restricted movement and work options.
By starting now a person has the time to devote to learning something new which can help eliminate the boredom of being cooped up and start working towards a residual income in the future.
No, you won’t get rich overnight, then again no program out there will make you money overnight or even in a couple of months.
Realistically you could be earning coffee money in six months, a part-time income in 12 months and possibly a full-time income in 2 years.
The business they teach you to build will continue to grow at a very fast rate after 6 months. It takes Google that long to learn to trust your site before it decides to advertise your posts more and there is no way to speed it up.
What you end up with is a very solid business foundation where you have a money machine that will continue to pay you higher each month – providing you with a nice residual income for the rest of your life.
You can sign up for the free account then if you decide to purchase the extra training you will still get the first month for $19, keep in mind it must be activated within 7 days.
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Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all the best,