Decide the niche of your blog
Planning is extremely essentially when you start blogging. First decide the niche of your blog. Niche simple means the subject or topic of your blog. Some popular blogging niches are making money online, blogging, technology, product reviews, health and fitness, social media tips, arts and collectibles, cooking/recipes and many more. Think well before you decide the niche of your blog. Most of the bloggers do this mistake. They take up a popular blog niche without proper planning, post of few articles and then get bored and leave blogging. The niche of your blog should be such that it should motivate you to post good quality and well researched articles on your blog. The niche should be somewhat related to things which you are passionate/knowledgeable about. Once you are sure about the niche of your blog, go ahead!
Register a domain name
Domain name, in simple words in the address for your blog. For example, www.techulator.com is a domain name. You can book domain name for a very small amount, generally around $10 and depending upon the domain you register. There are various popular domain registrars for domain registration in your country. Choose and select the one which has low prices and great service. Make use of domain name suggestion tools available online to come with a nice and attractive domain name for your blog.
Start your own blog
Once you have launched your blog, start adding new articles. Make sure the blog posts are search engine optimized and are such that your blog visitors find them interesting for reading. Add Images to the blog posts and videos if required to make the blog posts attractive.
This is the most important step for your blog. If there is no traffic or visitors to your blog then there is no use and all your hard work can go to waste. Use proper search engine optimization (SEO) and social media techniques to generate traffic to your blog. Also do guest posting for other blogs in similar niche of your blog and do some link building. These tips if done with proper approach will help you get traffic and visitors to your blog.
Monetize your blog
If you have started your own blog then there is full possibility that you have done it for making money. There are various ways of making money from your blog. You can display ads on your blog, you can contact companies and publish sponsored review posts on your blog and you can even sell products and make money by selling third party products through affiliate marketing.
I hope the above 6 steps will help you in getting started with blogging and making money from your blog. Blogging requires hard work, dedication and passion and thirst for learning new things. If you do blogging with proper approach then you are sure to get success!
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