How to Start A Business Blog – 3 Steps for Newbies

Have you ever wondered how to start a blog?

Do you know you can monetize your blog and make it your full time income?

 

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There is no doubt there are hundreds of work from home jobs out there! If you just type in work from home, google will direct you to a lot of websites and you just pick what you want.I tried that.And the only work from home job I want that I think fits me the most is being a blogger

 

.And in this post, I will walk you through the steps on how to become a blogger!

 

What is a Blogger?  Well,here is dictionary.com’s definition.

blog

[blawg, blog]

noun:
1. a person who keeps a Web log (blog) or publish an online diary… an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog , Web log.
2. a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences,observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
 

 What is Affiliate Marketing?

 
It is an online business where you actually don’t have and don’t own the physical products,but instead,you will build your own wonderful and interesting, and attractive website based on your line of interest and passion,that promotes great products inside your relevant website content and you link your website visitors to other online stores or websites like Walmart, Amazon or Best buy where you can earn a commission, and that is your Income earned.
 
 
 It is then safe to say that A Blogger generates his income from being an Affiliate Marketer.

 

  How to start as a Blogger?

 

Step 1: Find your Niche.

 

You have to decide what is the focus of interest of your blog. This is the direction of your online business, and everything you write about in your blog should all be directed towards your niche of choice.

Here are the top three Niches’ that has brought bloggers a lot of income:

 

1. E-Business and E-Marketing– A lot of people like me and you,wants additional income.People would want additional income to help with kids’ college education,to help pay the mortgage or to help finance the family’s travel to see the world.People would want additional income to be financially free to do whatever they want to do without ever worrying about money.

Here are some examples under this Niche

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Blog Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Paid Surveys
  • Classified Advertising
  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Email Marketing

 

2.  Health and Fitness– Health and fitness is one of the top market in this day and age because people wants to be healthy, stay healthy and live a long,active and meaningful life .

Here are examples under Health and Fitness

  • Diets and Weight loss
  • Nutrition
  • Beauty
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Meditation
  • Exercise

 

3. Family and Parenting- Family is the basic unit of society.Family harmony and happiness is of utmost importance to most people.This is why this niche is bringing in income to bloggers and digital marketers.

Here are Examples under Family and Parenting

  • Parenting
  • Marriage
  • Special Needs
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Divorce

So, now you have chosen your Niche, then its time for the next step.

 

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 Step 2. Build your Website.

 

How to build a website.Building a website these days is not as complicated as you think.With the advancement of technology and the wide resources in the internet,you can build your website in under 15 mins. Easy?! You bet!!!

Your website is your online presence.It is where you launch and maintain your online business.It is where your visitors become customers.

 

So what is a good quality website? 

  1. Good Content. Good and fresh content will entice your visitors to be engaged and they will likely return to your website, and they will likely convert as your customers.You also have to have keyword-filled content on your website so you will get high ranking in the search engines.
  2. Simple Design and Professional Look. Most high converting websites are simple in design.The less visual distraction, the visitor’s focus will then be more on the content.Your website should be easy on the eyes,no glaring colors and not too much images.
  3. User Friendly.Your website should be easy to get around.The visitor should be able to go from one page to another easily with simple navigation and links.
  4. Search Engine Optimized (SEO).Your website should be search engine friendly.It can place your website at the forefront of online relevant searches (e.g. google,yahoo,bing) and thus drive traffic to your website.
  5. Performance.There should be seamless user experience when a visitor is in your website. Its pages should be fast loading so visitors will not loose their patience and leave.

If you have all these things in your website, then your online business has nowhere else to go but succeed.You do need a framework that incorporate these website qualities,and I use and recommend WordPress.It is by far  the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) that is available.

 

 

And you can build your own WordPress website here right now for FREE!!! Just enter your domain in the box below.

 

 

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Step 3. Learn, Maintain and Manage

 

For a child to be able to walk, he has to learn first how to walk, then he needs to practice walking and then he will be walking, and jumping and running. The same way if you want to be a blogger. You don’t stop after you build your website. The next step is you train how to write keyword driven contents,get to know the affiliate marketing world, maintain your website and manage your online business.

 

To be profitable as a blogger takes time. It requires a lot of hard work, tons of patience and perseverance.

 

And I trust the training that i get from Wealthy Affiliate that Kyle and Carson created.

 

 

 

 

 

As I have said at the start of this post.I will walk you through the steps on how to be a blogger. Are you ready? You have to follow these steps.

 

  1. Find your Niche
  2. Build your Website for $0 at SiteRubix.com
  3. Create a Free Account.You get Access to 2 Websites and A Free Training Platform

 

…And that my friend is how to have a website up and running in no time.

 

Are you ready to build your own WordPress website now? Here is a video that shows how quick and easy it is to build your own website.

 

 

Watch the Video: Create a website in Under 30 Seconds

 

Please also see my post on getting started online for additional information.

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If you have any questions, if you need more help,just ask or leave a comment below. You can also go to my Wealthy Affiliate Profile here. And also you can email me at Lilibeth@lifeisadventures.com

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8 Comments

  • Roopesh May 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I like the sound of affiliate marketing. What attracts me to this concept is, as you mentioned that one does not need to stock your own product . The way I see is that you bring the customer and seller together and earn a sale. Am I right?

    I also got very interested in the idea that one can build an affiliate marketing website around one’s own passion or interest. Does Wealthy Affiliate teach you all of this stuff?

    If I do not have much experience with online business building, then can Wealthy Affiliate still help me?

    Thanks for a helpful article
    Regards
    Roopesh

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    • Lilibeth May 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Yes Roopesh to all your questions. Affiliate marketing does bring the customer and seller together and you earn a commission at no additional cost to the customer. And Wealthy Affiliate will walk you through step by step into building your Affiliate Marketing Website, and you will get the Wealthy Affiliate Community support as you go through the process. And you do not have to have an experience to start this online business. The first thing you need to do is sign up and create your account. To give you more information. Check out my Wealthy Affiltiate Review at http://lifeisadventures.com/an-honest-wealthy-affiliate-review .Thank you for your feedback.Goodluck.

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  • Norman May 31, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Hello and thanks for sharing, this is really informative and easy to follow. I am sure that your readers will love the layout and the easy read. Your post is filled with tons of helpful information as you show your readers step by step what they ought to do in order to start a blog. Thanks again for sharing.

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    • Lilibeth May 31, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Hello there Norman, I am glad you liked the layout and the easy readability of this article.I strive to present my content as simple, engaging and as informative as possible. And I appreciate that you spent time to read it. Thank you for your feedback.Please feel free to check out my website and I hope you will see value in it.Take care and have a wonderful day.

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  • Ralph June 1, 2017 at 6:51 am

    It amazes me how simple it is these days to build a business with a website. I just never knew how easy it was to build a site. I hear more and more that many people start their online business as an affiliate marketer. I do worry about writing since I don’t consider myself the best at it. But maybe if i am writing about something that interests me, I could see myself doing it. I will def looking into this more. Thanks!

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    • Lilibeth June 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I was the same way Ralph when I first came upon Wealthy Affiliate. I was amazed that the process is actually very simple.The building of the website is easy, its maintaining it and making it profitable that needs work. And that is where the Wealthy Affiliate community becomes very important in this venture.Wealthy Affiliate community has answered all my questions and help me get my website up and running. And as long as you write from your heart, I think you will be fine. I was telling my friends that the only writing experience I had was writing love letters back in the day when there were no internet and cellphones.I invite you to check out the rest of my website and see for yourself that you don’t have to be a writer to do this. Good luck and God bless on your venture into the web world.

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  • John Rico June 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Hey there! I’m actually looking for a part time job online. I think that affiliate marketing is a good way to earn money. I don’t know how it works but after I read your article you gave me the information that I needed to start with affiliate marketing. But I have a question. Do you think that affiliate marketing is worth the time and effort? I really appreciate your response.

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    • Lilibeth June 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Yes John. I believe it is very much worth the time and effort. It will need a lot of work getting started, but that is the beauty of Wealthy Affiliate. The  community is very helpful and if you get stuck in the process, all you have to do is ask the question and someone always helps you with the answer. I never had any experience when I joined, now I feel like I am more comfortable in doing this. If you have any more questions, just ask away. 

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