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Start Your Own Blogging Business

There are many benefits to start a blogging business. The main reason is the option to work from home or anywhere in the world with internet access.

Start Your Blogging Business

The problem is knowing how to start a blog business.

The keyword I'm trying to focus on here is how to start a business.

It is one thing to blog, most people already know how to write about something but how do you make that into a business?

That is where the following 4 steps will help you see how blogging as a business can be done.

Get Proper Training

You can try to go blindly, make many mistakes and still succeed but wouldn't it be easier to learn from those already in the blogging business?

That is where having the proper training comes in handy. There are hundreds, no thousands...maybe millions of online training platforms that will tell you that their training is the best.

Some training will be free others will be asking for $$$ up front. Which training platform do you use?

Personally, I can only recommend one called ​Wealthy Affiliate.

There may be others out there that are better or cheaper, but after years of searching for this very subject, it was only by chance that I found this fantastic training platform.

Wealthy Affiliate is not only FREE to sign up and try; it is the only one I know of that has a whole community attached to provide technical support and encouragement no matter where you are in understanding of the online business.

They will take you from newbie to professional with web-hosting service, domain name registration, keyword search tools, live chat, a full course to help you along your journey and weekly webinars to name a few features.

You can check them out now by clicking here or wait until the end to click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Other sites that can provide some training resources include GoDaddy, Wix, and ClickBank.

Once you've signed up for a training platform and started your training on how to start a blogging business, you will need a website to practice posting your blogs.

That is where you will need to have what is called a Web-Hosting platform.

Host Your Website

To keep things simple we will only look at using web-hosting platforms to have your website seen on the internet. There other options where you can set up your webserver and network but that is a whole different technical ball-game that I have never ventured to figure out.

Think of  Website hosting the same as it is a magazine rack in a store. That rack will have many magazines stored there where people can access it at their leisure. It kinda works the same with your website needing a place to store your site so people can access it. Obviously, there are a lot more advantages with the internet where you can update and add content at any time, and you can have thousands of people look at your website at any given time.

Today there are many affordable and robust options available. 

If you have seen commercials for GoDaddy or Wix those are examples of 2 companies that provide website hosting.

One of the downfalls with those sites that I had seen when I used them is the fact that there are extra costs for every little feature you want to add.

When I used them as a newbie, the low monthly rates seemed reasonable until I started to understand how blogging and running an online business works. I would have to spend 2, 3 or 4 x more per month for just 1 website to have what I needed to run my online business.

Again that is where Wealthy Affiliate blows the competition away. If I were to use GoDaddy or Wix to host all my websites and use all the same tools, it would likely cost me hundreds if not in the thousands of dollars per month.

At Wealthy Affiliate, I only pay one flat fee, $49 US per month or you can pay yearly at a reduced rate. Everything you need to start and manage an online blogging business is all provided for that fee. 

Now before you host your site, you will need to figure out what you are going to write about so you can choose a name for your site and register your domain name.

Find Your Niche

Find Your Niche

Once you got your training and figured out where you want to host your site, you will need to decide what you are going to call your website. 

Then you will need to register that website's domain name. If I use the same analogy as the magazine rack, the domain name is similar to giving your magazine a unique name so people can differentiate your site from others. 

Domain name registration is a separate action. Due to specific laws, it needs to be registered, where you are the owner of it as long as you maintain the registration fees. You own it, so you can move it to any hosting site that you wish if you feel the current web-hosting site is no longer meeting your needs. 

You can register your domain directly from your chosen web hosting sites where the cost is about $12 to $13 per year.

When choosing a name for your site, it is recommended to select one that identifies the service or product you are writing about. Ideally, you want  .com and you will want it to be less than 3 words long without spaces or hyphens. 

Once you have your Domain / Niche name registered and publish your new website for the world to see you will need to start adding content to your site.

Provide Great Content

Again, similar to a magazine it's one thing to have a beautiful magazine cover and name but if there is nothing of value inside for the readers nobody will want to buy it or will never come back.

You will want to write content that is related to your niche and of value to your reader.

You will also need to remember that search engine sites will rank your site higher if you continuously provide rich and relevant information and interact with your readers with comment replies and social sharing.

Another thing to remember is that you want this to be a viable business so you will want to earn an income somehow.

Monetizing your site can be done in some ways, but the common is with advertising or earning a commission from sales.

You can read more about making a commission by learning about the 4 steps to Affiliate Marketing.

Conclusion

If you are new to the whole world of starting your own blogging business, all this information I provided may sound overwhelming.

You do not need to fear it. I too was a newbie to the world of having an online business just 2 years ago. 

Now I can write blogs and create websites for others all from the comfort of my home.

All it takes is the first step in taking action today.

Waiting and then waiting longer will keep you waiting as others move forward.

Over 2 years ago I took action by signing up for Wealthy Affiliate. You may decide to go with GoDaddy, Wix, or Shopify. It really doesn't matter which platform you decide is the right one for you as long as you choose one and go for it.

If you don't like that platform, then try another one but don't give up. To start a blogging business takes time to start seeing any success...it's not a get rich quick scheme.

1-Start today by choosing your training platform

2-  Choose your Web Hosting site

3- Choose your niche and register your Domain name at

4-Start writing and publishing your content for your website

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About the Author Paul

My online journey started in 2008 when I was tired of working for somebody else. I searched the internet for years trying to find out how to make a living from home with an online business. In 2015 I finally found the information and support from a website just like this one

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  • Peppino says:

    That sounds very interesting and I am really thinking on giving it a try. I have quite a few ideas already. Do you have to pay or can you stay on the free plan?

    • Paul says:

      You can stay as a free member within Wealthy Affiliate as long as you remain active. You will have limited access to the tools and support but you can continue to host 2 free websites under a subdomain but your site will not have any advertising, watermarks or banners. You can sign-up for free without having to provide any credit information. Which means you don’t need to worry about canceling your membership before a certain date. Hope to see you there. You can read my Wealthy Affiliate review for more details on their plans. Cheers Paul

  • Cem says:

    Well written Article Paul, thanks for sharing. I do agree that too many people are looking for the “get rich” methods without putting in the hard yards.

    Question about blogging, how long on average do you think it would take someone before they started seeing success?

    • Paul says:

      Time from beginning to success as a blogger can depend on many factors such as how often your blog, the length of your blogs, the originality of the blogs, the value of your articles and who knows what else the search engines are looking for to rank your site and posts. In general though, if you publish a blog to your website at least 3-4 times per week, with at least 1 that is a 1000 words or more, it will take you somewhere between 3 to 6 months to start seeing a huge increase in your organic visits to your site. Organic meaning people are searching on Google, Bing or other search engines and the search result brings people to your site. That is free organic traffic. Now whether you have a good blog that also leads to conversions i.e. people buying something from you or you refer them to a product or service and you earn a commission, that all depends on how you write.
      Hope that helps. You can also check out my blog called Learn How to Start an Online Business to learn more.
      Cheers
      Paul

  • Jenny Hennig says:

    Hi Paul, I am a newbie blogger, and you make some great points in your article. I just started out in affiliate marketing 2 months ago and am fortunate that I happened to discover Wealthy Affiliate. It has helped me learn so much about affiliate marketing, and I am still learning. It truly is a great platform for anyone wanting to learn and succeed. Thanks for your article. Take care.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Jenny,
      I’m sure you relieved to find a platform like Wealthy Affiliate to help a newbie to online business like yourself. WA has oodles of information support and they are constantly updating their platform and information to keep up with the trends. It is no wonder that Wealthy Affiliate has over a million members now.
      Cheers
      Paul

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