Blogging Cash

Your quick-start guide to starting a profitable blog !

If you’ve spent any time surfing blogs, then you may think of a blog as place for people to make inane observations about life. And while some of these blogs are fun to read, just look a little closer and you’ll realize they are not truly launched for fun.

In other words, these blogs generate income for the blog owner

In just Post  you’ll discover:

⊕   How to pick an in-demand, hot niche so you always have plenty of readers .
⊕  How to get your blog up and running (even if you don’t have tech skills). 
⊕   How to start create blogs posts that your visitors will rave about.
⊕   How to attract new readers so you can start turning your content into cash

Introduction to Blogging

let’s start taking the steps towards creating a profitable blog -

Step 1 : Pick a Niche

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There are some topics that might be near and dear to your heart, but there simply isn’t a big enough audience to make it profitable for you. And there are other topics that have big audiences, but the audiences are unwilling or unable to spend money – which means these also aren’t good choices around which to start a blog.

So what you’re looking for is a hungry niche. This means there are people in the niche who’re ALREADY spending money. And it also means there are other bloggers and marketers in the niche who’re creating products and advertising their offers. Point is, you find evidence of people spending money (either buying products and/or buying advertising), and you’ll have found yourself a profitable niche.

Now, this is actually a two-step process :

1.  Brainstorm Niches –  If you already have a niche in mind, great – then all you have to do is move on to Step 1.2 to make sure that niche is profitable. Otherwise, you need to start by brainstorming possible niches. Here are three ways to do it:

  • Think about your own problems, interests, hobbies, etc. What books do you read? What are your favorite topics of conversation? What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • Now think about the problems, interest and hobbies of your friends, family and coworkers.
  •  Pay attention to the news. What topics are coming up a lot?

    Example: Did you just read about bride fat-loss boot camps Or backpacking  through Italy?  Or building solar panels?

2. Discover Which of These Niches are Profitable –  Now that you have a big list of niches, your next step is to see if they’re profitable. Again, you’re looking for evidence that the niche is already spending money to solve their problems. Specifically:

  • Are there a lot of books on your topic in the Clickbank.com marketplace?
  • Are there physical books and magazines on your topic? (Hint: Check Amazon.com.)
  • Tip: If you find books and magazines in the niche, that means that people are already paying for information on your prospective topic. That’s a good sign that there’s a hungry market.

  • When you run a search in Google for your topic, are there a lot of blogs and other websites? And do they have advertising on these sites?

  • When you flip through niche-relevant magazines, do you see plenty of ads (evidence that people are spending money in the niche)?

If you follow the tips above, you should be able to first brainstorm a big list of niches, and then narrow this list down to only those niches which are profitable. And you can learn more about picking up niche in much details 

Step 2 : Set Up a Blog -

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Once you have a niche in mind, then your next step is to set up your blog.

Now, you might be tempted to just get a free blog using a third-party blog platform (like LiveJournal.com). But don’t do it. Most of these third-party platforms specifically prohibit commercial activity. And even if a third party host does allow commercial content and links, you still shouldn’t use these solutions.

Why?

Because you don’t control the property.

And that means that your blog could completely disappear one night – and you’d have no recourse, no way of getting it back and no way of letting your blog readers know what happened. If your blog was fairly well-established, you wouldn’t just lose content – you’d also lose your livelihood.

So let’s skip that option.

Instead, what you need to do is set up a blog on a website property that you control.

This means that yes, you need to get your own domain name, Namecheap.com and webhosting, you can try hostgator.com.

Besides being able to control the property, the other advantage is that you pick the domain name – which means you can work on branding your business.

Once you have your domain name and hosting lined up, then you need to install the blog. Web hosts like HostGator,etc allow you to do this in just a few clicks through your host’s control panel (which you can access by going to yourdomain.com/cpanel – replacing “yourdomain.com” with your actual domain name).

Simply scroll down to “Software/Services” in your cPanel and click on “Fantastico De Luxe.” You’ll then see the option on the left side to install a WordPress blog. Alternatively, you can go to WordPress.org to download the files and installation instructions.

The default WordPress theme (design) is fairly bland. Fortunately, you can change the theme to one that’s more suitable in just a few clicks. You can browse over 1500 different themes here:  http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

Better yet, after your blog is installed you can browse them directly through your WordPress blog dashboard. Once you’re logged into your dashboard, look for the “Appearances -> Themes” option on the left side of your dashboard. You’ll then be able to browse and install any of the themes at the link above directly from your dashboard – no tech skills or knowledge required.

  Tip: Are you not very technically minded? Or do you just need more guidance on this issue? Hire someone at www.upwork.com,  Fiverr.com to handle it all for you.

Once your blog is up and running, the next step is to draw up a profitability plan…

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