When the word “create a free blog” comes to our mind, we think about many different blogging platforms such as WordPress, Wix, Blogger, Tumblr and many others.
Before you know how to make money from your blog you must have some general concepts. I mean, you have to have the proper blogging knowledge. Don’t worry, here I will try to put some information about “what is a blog” and “how to earn money through it“. So first we try to know what a blog means.
Before I talk about what is a blog is, how to create, and how to make money online from blogging, I want to tell you one thing that, in many countries such as India, the US, UK, professionally people have chosen blogging as a career.
And the fact is that they are earning a lot of money through their blogs. Moreover, they are running their own office of blogging company using the money they have earned.
If I talk about myself, I do earn about $100 to $200 per month from my blog as a part-time job. And if you want to earn some amount of money as a part-time or full-time job by blogging, you have to keep two things in mind.
- How To Create A Blog (A to Z Knowledge),
- Hard work + a lot of passion.
I will explain in detail below how to create a blog, what the things you need and how to make money online from your blog.
However, it is up to you that, how much diligence you are to do the job to make your blog successful.
Finally, if you work hard creating your own blog, definitely you will be able to earn more and therefore you do not need any other job or business. This could be a full-time business. As I’m doing right now.
What is a blog?
Simply put a thought in your mind that blog is like a diary of yours. A diary where you can write whatever you think. You can write stories, tutorials, SMS, poetry, magazines, or articles about anything. Nevertheless, you should be careful that what you are writing be accurate and completely clear.
This is because no one can see your personal diary, but inside the diary of blogging, where you write something, maybe read by people today or tomorrow. So, if the article you write, doesn’t sound good to anyone, your blog will never be successful.
Just like a personal diary, you can’t write in your own hand. You will need something for writing a blog. Here are the things you need – a computer or laptop, internet connection, general computer
Again you must have the right knowledge of the subject you write about.
If you have those things, then there are some platforms or websites on the Internet that will allow you to create a free blog. Some examples are –
- WordPress.com (Automatic / self-hosted)
- Blogger.com (A quality product from google)
- Weebly, etc..
Now, the biggest question is, How will the visitor come to your website? Do you think so?
The answer to this question is from Google search engine, Yahoo search, social media, and other blogs. Later I would explain to you how to engage thousands of visitors to your blog from Google search and social media.
Now you know that your blog will need a lot of traffic or visitors to make it successful. Therefore you need to have a lot of free traffic and visitors to your blog through Google, yahoo search and social media.
So, I hope you understand what is a blog. Let’s try to find out it but yet we have not learned how to create a free blog.
How to Create a Free Blog?
You know that there are a number of ways to create a blog. Out of them, only two are popular, one is “WordPress.Com blog” and the other is “Blogger blog“, both are free. Again self-hosted WordPress blog will cost you. Here we are not talking about Self-hosted WordPress and so I will tell you about this in another article.
Now, in the case of free blogger blogs, you don’t even have to give a shit. You can create your own blog for free. To create a Blogger’s Free Blog you will need a Google or Gmail account. Moreover, blogger.com is Google’s product or service where you can create your free blog.
Therefore, to create a blog on blogger.com, first, you need a Google ID and password. I hope you have a Gmail account, and if not, you can go to Gmail.com to create your own Google Account.
Now, after visiting the website, blogger.com, you will see a link on the first page called “Create A Blog”. Then click on the link and login with your Gmail account ID and password.
After logging in, you will see the Blogger setup page. Then create a Blogger Profile Display name then click on the “Continue to blogger” link.
Now you could see your Blogger dashboard. After logging into the Blogger Dashboard, you will see a “Create a blog” link, click it to create your free blog.
Hopefully, I could give you a general understanding of creating a Blogger’s blog. Now we don’t know “how to earn from your blog”.
You may also choose free WordPress.Com to create your own blog. The free version offers few tools. If you have money than you may upgrade to access more features like premium themes, plugins, more storage, and more bandwidth.
How to Make Money Online from a Blog?
Making money through blogging is not an easy thing. Being honest, the truth is that, It requires hardworking, passion, and full dedication. Some people think that if you have a blog, you could earn a huge amount of money. I believe that it is not quite true. Although, there are some bloggers who become millionaires through blogging.
However, I am not talking about millionaires. I am just talking about common bloggers. Here is an article –
Well, below we are going to discuss the popular methods that help us to make money online. For a publisher the most popular two networks are –
- Google Adsense (Google service)
- Media.net (Alternative to Google)
Make Money by Google Adsense
I already have made a post about how to increase Adsense earning. Check it out.
Google AdSense is the easiest and most trusted way of earning money online through your blog or website. AdSense is a service or program by Google that displays advertisements on your blog or website, giving you a chance to make money. There is a lot of features in serving ads. For example, image ads, video ads, and link ads.
These ads are displayed on your blog or website by Google Adsense. When someone clicks on ads, some amount of money is credited to your account.
When it reaches $100 or more in your AdSense account, the money will be sent to your bank. In order to make a lot of money from Google Adsense, your blog needs to have a good amount of traffic or visitors.
Because, when a lot of visitors come to the blog, a lot of ads will be displayed. Therefore the number of clicks increases and you could earn more money. So, the important thing is to increase the number of visitors to your blog.
Make Money by Media.net
Another popular publisher network is Media.net which is similar to the Google Adsense program. Just sign up, display ads on your site and you are done. I’ll put more info about it in another post.
Earning Through Affiliate Marketing
After Google Adsense, “Affiliate Marketing” is the best way to earn money online today. Affiliate Marketing has a very straightforward concept.
Here, you could earn through commission. Now let us know what affiliate marketing is.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing means earning a commission by promoting other’s products through your blog. Whether it is online or offline, you will be got paid.
There are many online stores, whose products, such as TV, Laptop, mobile, etc are posted on your blog through an affiliate link. When someone purchases a product through that link, a commission is credited to you.
Thus, in this way you can have unlimited income just by promoting and advertising via affiliate link of any product on your blog.
Here are some good affiliate marking websites.
- Clickbank, etc..
So the final thing is, anyone who buys a product through your blog using affiliate links, you will receive a commission.
Earn money by promoting local products
After Google AdSense and affiliate marketing, there is another easy way to earn money by blogging and that is “Local Product Promotion“. Yes, that is possible!
When it will be a lot of traffic or visitors on your blog, you are able to advertise any local product at your own local place.
You may find yourself talking to the owner or a manager of the store for advertisement or product promotion. Then you may promote their products on your blog for that shop and could get some amount of money in return.
You may not know nowadays that, the local stores as well as big companies, all are advertising online and this profitable for them. If your blog receives a lot of traffic then in this opportunity, you can earn a lot of money from your blog.
Final Words On This Topic
Today in this article I have tried to discuss with you, what blogging is, how to create a free blog and how to make money online.
If you really want to make a blog and want to earn money online, first write some good and informative articles on your blog and attract visitors. Before that, if you think about making money, you can not easily succeed.
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