4 Easy Ways To Start a Blogging Career

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Mar 21, 2018
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Assuming you have a blog, you will want to make sure that blog is professional. That means you own your domain and are self-hosting.

STEP 1: DECIDE WHAT YOU WILL BE WRITING ABOUT

Before purchasing a domain or getting started with your blog, first decide what you will be writing about. You can write about just about anything, but it’s best to write about a few topics rather than cover a wide range of topics.

STEP 2: CHOOSE A PLATFORM TO START BLOGGING ON

To start a profitable blog you will want to get yourself geared up on the premium version of WordPress (also known as www.wordpress.org) and find a hosting company. I recommend Siteground but you will have to do a little research to figure out what is best for you and within your budget (although Siteground is very affordable).

STEP 3: BEGIN BLOGGING

Once your site is all set up, you will want to begin blogging. You will have to blog quality content at least once a week, but I recommend aiming for two quality blog posts per week.

STEP 4: MONETIZE YOUR BLOG

There are many different ways to make money blogging. If you want to start a profitable blog, there are several areas you can explore in terms of blog monetization:

  • Sponsored posts
  • Affiliate links
  • Ads
  • Online storeSelling courseSelling ebooks
The best way to make money will depend on your blog and your niche. You will need to start blogging in order to determine where you will be able to make the most money. If you have a blog with tons of traffic, you could potentially make lots of money through affiliate links and sponsored posts.

If you have a very loyal readership, you could make money through affiliate links and products that you sell.

If you decide to go the sponsored posts link (which is where companies pay you to write posts about their products) you will need to get yourself a media kit and start pitching companies.

There are tons of companies that work with bloggers - you just need to research those within your niche.