While blogs have been perceived as more of a hobby than a real job in the past, modern bloggers are reaping hundreds and sometimes thousands in revenue from just a single website as second income. People are often mystified by how this works, but you can find all the steps you would need to take to start a profitable blog today in this short article!
1. Decide on a theme
Ideally, you should choose a theme or subject that you are passionate about and understand well. This makes your blog authentic and automatically more easily relatable to users. You should also make sure that you register a relevant domain name and once you find one you can move on to the next step.
2. Create a website
Unless you are an experienced web developer, then it is probably best that you create a WordPress site. But first, you need to register a domain and hosting service, which can be done through sites like Bluehost or Namecheap. Afterwards you can follow your chosen hosting company’s steps to installing WordPress (make sure to choose WordPress.org not WordPress.com). You can then choose from plenty of great responsive templates that are 100% free and move on to focusing on your written content.
3. Create useful content
Writing just anything related to your theme will not take you far; you need to do some research into what people want to know and are looking for online. Keyword searches and trending questions in your blog’s industry are a great way to find out what people are interested in. If your blog’s theme is fitness you should include diet tips for example. Or, if you your blog is about poker you can give readers tips on how to become a professional gambler. Once you have enough content and feel confident in the way your blog looks you can move on to the next steps.