How to Make Money Blogging?
You like writing? Well, writing long copied captions on Facebook doesn’t count. People who have a creative hand for writing, you can probably take your blogging activity to a whole new level. Blogging is a lifestyle-friendly business, work from home, write about your interests and share your creativity with the world. For those who already have a blog or have made a decision to start one, following guide will help you set one up with ease and make money on the side as well.
- STEP 1: Setting up a Blog
The very first thing to do is to get a good domain name, since the domain name is going to be stuck with you forever and changing the domain name is like starting all over again. A good domain name should suggest the nature of your blog. Something of the form, yourname.com.
After finalizing your domain name you need to get a cheap and reliable web hosting solution, that is, a WordPress Web hosting company, with 99.9% server uptime guarantee, all at an affordable price. Setup a WordPress on your blog, select a great theme.
- STEP 2: Creating Content and Marketing
The next step being marketing and making your blog popular. Have attractive titles, use pictures, select a nice theme and write attention-grabbing headlines and content. These are the basics. How do you really establish your blog? Install a Google Analytics Tracking to your site (Search Engine Optimization). Now who doesn’t want to rank higher and come up on the first page of the Google search page? You can even monetize your site through affiliate marketing, i.e., by advertisements of affiliate products on your site. The most important way to publicize your site is through these social media networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
- STEP 3: Security
You wouldn’t want a sudden data breach on your blog, you use some of these tips to protect your website from any outside attack.
(a) Use strong passwords for all entry points. You need to change the WordPress admin password generated by WordPress at the time of the installation. Even though this password is really strong (with uppercases and lowercases, symbols and numbers), but their ftp/cPanel password for that domain is not that strong.
(b) Add CAPTCHA on your login page.
(c) Use a .htaccess file in your wp-admin directory to limit access to certain IP directories only.
(d) Protect access to your plugins directory by blocking access to these directories.
(e) Never show the WordPress you’re using on your blog since it gives the attacker an upper hand in finding a way to break in.