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How To Start A Blog From Scratch And Make It Work

Blogging in the past was only reserved for a couple of individuals that knew their way around the internet. But nowadays it's a well know phenomenon for people that are passionate about writing and story tellers. If you are one of those people, this article is for you because we will provide you with all the resources and information you will need to launch a successful blog.

What is a blog?

In simple terms it refers to any website that has been designed for the purpose of sharing information. There's different types of blogs which includes cooking blogs, fashion and entertainment just to name a few. The business of blogging can be a very lucrative one that can create a stable passive income stream for years to come. Do take note that:

— Investing your time and money will help you kickstart your business and help it grow properly on it's early days.

— It's not an overnight success kind of a business (none exists).

— Making mistakes is one way in which will help you improve your content (don't be afraid to make them).

How to get started

The first thing that you will have to do is to pick a name and niche (category) for your blog. As aforementioned, there's different kinds of blogs, choose a category that you are most knowledgeable about. Pick a name that is going to be memorable and easy to pronounce. Now that you've covered the basic it's time to:

— Visit WordPress and create your free account.

— choose a subdomain that will include your blogs name.

Creating your blog

Now that you have created your WordPress account it's time to optimize your blog and upload content. The platform has tons of free themes that you can choose from to get started (based on your category).

— Writing articles is part of your day-to-day activities. You have to feed your audience with new and fresh information each and every day.

— Do your research about different topics that you might incorporate into your next article.

— For high quality images visit Pixabay or Shutterstock - these are stock image hosting platforms that provides images for both commercial and private use.

Monitizing your blog

In order to get access to monitisation features on WordPress you have to upgrade your account into a premium one. This will allow you to display advertisements on your blog and generate money through advertising. Besides that you can even:

— Join affiliate marketing campaigns that will pay you for selling products on your blog.

— Get content sponsorships from brands and companies that want to promote their offerings.

Promoting your blog

The best place to promote your blog is through social media or other blogs that have an existing fan base. Building a strong network is very important because it will expose you to a lot of opportunities that can skyrocket your career as a blogger.

That’s all that we have for you today about starting a lucrative blog. If you still have any questions don't hesitate to ask via the comments section below, we'd love to hear from you. For more top tier business news and guides, make sure you that you follow us and never miss out on new articles. 

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