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How To Start a Money Making Blog: Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners
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What's inside: How To Start A Money Making Blog So You Can Start Earning Money From Home.

Why Should You Start A Blog When There’s Already A Thousand Of Them? 

I know what you’re thinking. Why should you start a blog when there’s already a thousand of them out there. What if no one even read your blog or what if you’re just wasting your hard-earned money?

All of that could of course happen.

But what if you did start making enough money from home to help support your family while at the same time connect with other awesome women and moms and get an outlet for all that creativity inside of you.

You’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help you get started.

 

 

Do you know what I decided to do today? I decided to start a blog! Klicka för att Tweeta

 

 

Can You Even Make Money With A Blog?

It’s just like any other job. If you’re willing to put in the time, then YES! You can definitely make money from your job. Just take a look at these women’s income reports:

 

Making sense of cents

Making sense of cents

Michelle made $139,233 in January 2017 (Now THAT is inspiring!)

 

 

The Busy Budgeter

The Busy Budgeter

Rosemarie made $86,438.83 in January 2017

 

 

Just A Girl And A Blog

Just A Girl And A Blog

Abby made $41,700 in December 2016

 

 

What Mommy Does

What Mommy Does

Lena made $9,997 from her blog in January 2016

 

 

Caroline Vencil

Caroline Vencil

Caroline made $9,665 in January 2017

 

 

 

 

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Remember to Bookmark, Print or Pin this post so you can easily access it if you’re not ready to take the plunge yet.

 

Do you want to make money from home, while staying home with your kids? Then this is for you. I'll show you how to start a money making blog in no time

 

Why You Need a Self Hosted Blog 

You want a blog that can evolve into a business, right? Then your blog must be self-hosted.

Blogger, WordPress.com, and other blogging platforms are great when you treat your blog like a journal. But that is not what you want to do.

When you have a self-hosted blog, you also have full control of the content. You can optimize your site whichever way you want, you will be taken seriously as a blogger (www.AwesomeAlice.blogspot.com doesn’t really sound like a serious business), and you can monetize it.

This is not possible on a blogging platform.

 

 

Blogging Glossary

The Hosting Service: This is your website’s landlord

WordPress: This is what you use to build your website (Kinda like your apartment)

The Domain Name: This is what other people use to find your website (Your address)

 

How To Setup Your Blog With Siteground

Step 1: Set Up Your Hosting Account

To get started, go to Siteground and click ”Sign up”

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Sign up with siteground

 

 

Choose a plan. If you’re a new blogger then I recommend the StartUp plan. When your site starts getting more traffic you can just upgrade your plan.

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Choose siteground plan

 

 

Next, you need to choose a domain name for your site. If you already own a domain name, you can enter it here. If you don’t have a domain name, you can purchase one from right in the sign-up process!

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Register your domain

 

 

Once you’ve entered a domain name, you’ll fill in your personal information. And after you clicked ”Pay now” you’ve officially started your new online business. How cool is that!?

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Payment information

 

It's official! I've just started an online business. Wish me good luck! Klicka för att Tweeta

 

Step 2: Install WordPress

This might seem like a complicated step, but I’m right here, so let’s do it together!

Click on the tab called ”My account” and then click the red button ”Go to cPanel”.

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Go to cc-panel

 

 

Click the blue Install button.

How To Start a Money Making Blog: Lets install wordpress

 

 

Fill in the following information:

Choose Protocol: choose your protocol, most likely it is: http://

Choose Domain: choose your domain name from the drop-down menu

In Directory: you can leave this blank.

Site Name: choose a site name

Site Description: choose a site description

Admin Username: choose an admin username (this will be used when you log in)

Admin Password: choose an admin password.(Remember this!)

Admin Email: provide your email.

Select Language: Mine  is Swedish but you can choose English if you want too 😉

Choose a Theme to Install: Choose the theme. You can change the theme from the backend of your WordPress site after the next step if you want too. I use the Extra theme from Elegant Themes. It has a simple drag and drop feature that allows me to save so much time and offers flexibility to create diverse categories, homepage and story-driven posts.

 

Final step, Click Install

 

Step 2: Login

Now you can use the username and password you chose in the previous step and login to your site!

Just navigate to http://www.YOURNEWDOMAIN.com/wp-admin

 

You’re done!

 

 

Do you need some help with where to go from here? Check out this list of great blogging resources!

Let’s chat down below! Have you started a blog yet?

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