Introduction to Blogging
Blogging is the common title for creating posts on the internet derived from the combination of the words web log. Every day, more and more people across the world are starting their own blog. It´s not complicated or difficult to start a blog and the choice of things to blog about are endless. People of all ages and backgrounds are blogging every day. If you don´t know how to start a blog or you are confused by all the information, you can follow this step by step guide and you will have your own blog up and running in short order. One of the best places to start is at Wealthy Affiliate which is the worlds largest on line training affiliate platform! Due to my status I can offer you a free membership. No credit card needed.
Are you ready to start blogging?
You don´t need any technical skills and I will show you how simple it is to set up your website. You can do this literally in less than a minute. Make no mistake, you read it right. You can have your website up and running in less than one minute.
What you do need is the following:
You need to be passionate about the topic that you are blogging about. You are providing information that you want people to read. The more passionate you are about your chosen topic, the more engaging it will be for your readers.
The money you make from blogging is a side issue. You must pick a topic that you think will make money. It will only make money if you put your heart and soul into it. I once heard chef Gordon Ramsay say that “you don´t open a restaurant to make money. You open a restaurant because you love good food.” It´s exactly the same with your blog. Write about something that you love and you will create a following. Your following will make you money only if they are getting value for money.
Be Willing to learn
Learning is unending. You need to be willing to learn and accept advice from others. If you are not willing to do that, you are going to struggle. Like anything new, you are going to make a whole load of mistakes when you first start.
Fortunately for you, I have made more mistakes than anyone I know and you will get the benefit of those mistakes as you start to work through this step by step guide to blogging.
How simple is setting up a blog?
Starting your own blog couldn´t be any simpler these days. It really is a 3 step process.
- Choose your blog name
- Set up your website
- Write your first post
Why you should start your own blog today
There are over 3 billion people using the internet across the world. Chances are that a percentage of those users (albeit a small percentage but let´s be honest do you really care if you have a small share of 3 billion) are looking for information on something that you love to write about.
There has never been a better time to start your own blog.
What are the advantages of having your own blog?
- It´s fun
Blogging is a fantastic way to share your ideas and knowledge with like-minded people. As people get to know and trust you, the interaction between you and your followers, turns into a fun hobby. I have created over 1500 blogs in a two year period on a money making affiliate forum.
How cool would it be to generate and interact with your own online community?
Getting recognition for something that you are good at is a great feeling. You don´t need to be subject matter expert but you do need to know what you are talking about. I have had many endorsements for my posting record. I have also had Ambassador recognition as an affiliate writer and participant for over 500 days.
Wouldn´t it be great to ask to do a guest post on someone else’s blog because they considered you to be an authority on your subject?
- Make money
I left this one until last because if you are getting plenty of the first two, you are probably going to make a nice income. Blogging can be very profitable but you have to work at it. There is no such thing as overnight success and you may find yourself burning the midnight oil but if you are anything like the overwhelming majority of bloggers, it will be a labor of love. Keep well clear of anyone who tells you how you can get rich quick.
Would you like to earn a passive income from blogging?
If you have answered the above three questions with answers something like; “AWESOME” “GREAT” and “YES”, then you really need to go through this step by step guide to starting your own blog.
It´s FREE training and so why wouldn´t you want to!!!
Speaking of FREE. Sometimes FREE is not FREE
WARNING About FREE Blog Sites!!!
In general, I would advise you to stay away from them. In most cases, FREE is most definitely not FREE. Many free blog sites want to sell you upgrades and also put adverts on your blog space that you have no control over. Mostly they won´t let you advertise your own or someone else’s products on your site and so the chances of you actually making anything like a significant income are slim to none. Security is often poor and comes at a premium and so your site may be open to hackers.
Usually, the only one making money from a free blog site is the company itself and not YOU!!!
Having a secure website is vital if you want to be trusted by the people following you. If they feel that there details are not safe in your hands, they will surely go somewhere else.
You can find out more about website security here
A tried and proven platform
Wealthy affiliate is an online training platform that gives you 2 FREE Site Rubix websites as a starter member. You can stay as a starter member for as long as you like and there are NO PUSHY UPGRADES. You can read my FULL review of Wealthy Affiliate here. It has over 600,00 community members who will give you the benefit of their experience. It´s how I started my online journey and I would strongly suggest that you check it out.
Like I said before. It´s FREE, so why wouldn´t you want to check it out?
As you follow this step by step guide to starting your own blog, I will make certain recommendations. These recommendations will have been tried and tested by myself. Some of them will be FREE and some may have a cost. My cost recommendations are done on a VALUE for MONEY basis. You are under no obligation to pay for anything and I will certainly not push you towards paying for anything at any time through this guide.
As we go through each step of the training, if you have any questions or are unsure about what to do, you can drop a message in the box below and I will answer you query as soon as possible. There´s no such thing as a stupid question and no limit to the amount of questions that you can ask. Your question will almost certainly help someone else too.
Asking a question is your first point of creating something for people to engage with.
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