How To Make A Blog And Earn Money [A Comprehensive Guide]

We have been blogging for more than 15 years now. 

We have experienced everything, from making blogs on a free platform like Blogger to starting blogs on a self-hosted platform like WordPress.

We have also tackled how to go from Zero to $10000 a month.

earning report of Bloggers Passion

So, if you are wondering how to make a blog and earn money, look no further as in this post we will be sharing a complete and easy guide on how to make a blog on WordPress.

This guide will not only help you to create a blog but also help you how to set up a blog and earn money from it like a pro.

Most importantly, everything we have shared in this post is our 15 years blogging journey experiences and I assure you if you follow this guide no one can stop you cherishing the successful blogging career.   

So without much further ado, let’s get started.

But before diving straight into the process of creating a blog, let’s explore what is a blog and the mindset you require to run a successful blog. 


What is a Blog?

what is a blog

First things first!!

Before getting started with making your first blog you must be aware of what a blog is all about so that you can decide whether you should start a blog or not.

Technically, a blog is a short form of Weblog.

In layman’s language, a blog is like a normal website that gets updated with the new content frequently.

You can also say that it is a platform where you as an individual or a group of writers share your views on any subject or niche.

What is the Purpose of a Blog?

Though people used to start personal blogs for documenting and sharing their journey with others, business blogging is something we are looking for now. 

The sole purpose of starting a blog and posting fresh content is to attract visitors and generate an online income

Whether you want to start a niche blog or a blog for your business, all you need some targeted traffic that will buy your products and services.

Making a Blog around your Business

If you are looking to start a blog around your business then it would be very easy for you as you don’t need to find the right blogging niche for you which is the first and foremost step in starting a successful blog.

As a new business, it’s pretty much tough to drive customers to your site. So starting a blog around your business will not only make your business searchable and competitive but also you can educate your customers in the best ways that will result in better ROI.

Starting a Niche Blog

If you are wondering how to make a niche blog and make money from it then it is not as easy as it looks but not rocket science either.

We will be covering the blogging niche in the later section but before that, you must have a blogging mindset to start your successful blogging journey. 


What is a Blogging Mindset?

blogging mindset

Nowadays, starting a blog will take only a couple of minutes but if you talk about a successful blog then it might take a few months or even a year.   

So before jumping straight into blogging the very first thing you should have a RIGHT mindset.

Blogging has come a long way and since its inception, things have changed a lot. The strategies that used to work in the past are not working now and the strategies that are working like a charm now, may not work in the future.

So before starting a blog we would highly recommend you go through this section so that you don’t regret later rather you can cherish your decision forever.  

So presenting you with the 7 blogging facts which you need to consider to be a successful blogger.

1. Willing to Work Hard

willing to work hard

In the first look, blogging seems as simple as writing and publishing content. But it isn’t that easy.

Even if you publish well-researched content but it’s of no use if nobody is reading it, right?

You will have to write content in such a way that it will grab readers’ attention. You have to learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO), you will have to focus on increasing social following and most importantly you will have to find opportunities to monetize your blog constantly. 

All this stuff demands hard work. The more efforts you will put in the less time you will take to become a successful blogger.

So, firstly you need to develop a hard-working mindset to become a successful blogger.

2. Willing to Learn New Things

willing to learn new things

When we started blogging, we thought blogging is all about writing valuable content but in reality, it is much more than that. 

There is a huge difference between article writing and copywriting. So you will have to learn the art of copywriting.

Furthermore, when you treat blogging as a real business, writing SEO friendly content is a must so that they can rank well in Google SERP.

For doing so, you will have to learn on-page SEO, off-page SEO, technical SEO, building backlinks, how to market your blog, and so on.

So before starting your blogging journey you will need to have a learning attitude.  

3. Being Persistent

persistent

Persistence is the most important aspect not only in blogging but also in every aspect of life.

There are millions of blogs on the Internet and sadly the majority of blogs are unsuccessful.

You know why? The major reason is the lack of persistence.

On the other hand, you will see all the successful bloggers follow the “fall seven times stand up eight” path.

They tried and failed. Came up with new strategies, tried and failed, again came up with something new till the time they got successful.

So to become a successful blogger you will have to be persistent.

4. Being Consistent

consistent

Being Consistent is another very important quality that you should have while planning to start a blog.

When you start blogging and start publishing content you may feel no one is reading your content and that is the main reason most of the newbie bloggers quit.

But trust us, you just need to keep going, and once you will see the initial response nothing is going to stop you.

So being focused and consistently working on building your blog is extremely important.

Remember, Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint.

5. Willing to Invest

willing to invest

Though we also started with free blogging platforms but now those days are gone when free blogging platforms (Blogger by Google) used to be the first choice of bloggers.

As blogging has turned into some serious business model, you will have to invest in self-hosted platforms to get full control over your blog.

But the problem is most of the newbies don’t want to invest in blogging.

Like any other business, you have to invest in blogging also like buying a domain name and web hosting at least.

Later on, you can go for premium themes, blogging tools, outsourcing blogging tasks, etc.

But the best thing about starting a blog is that unlike other businesses where you will have to invest millions, in blogging you will merely need $100 at the initial level.

So, develop a mindset to invest in your blog and bring it on.

6. Business Mentality

business mentality

This is probably the most important mindset you will need to have to own a successful blog.

You know when you start treating your blog as a business or as an asset you will come up with a roadmap to do your best in every blogging task such as content writing, promotions, and money-making strategies, and so on.

In short, you’ll have a complete business plan.

7. Willing to Give Free

willing to give free

In blogging, you cannot expect profits or earnings from day one.

Blogging is all about building trust with your audience first and then think about monetizing the same.

And to build trust with your readers you will have to help them either through informational content or giving other things for free.

Once you can build a decent traffic base on your blog, you will start seeing results.

So, to become a successful, blogger, develop a mindset of giving first, and then expect fruitful results. 

Now you are aware of what a blog is all about and what is the mindset required to run a blog successfully. So if you can bear with all these facts then should read this post further to know how to start a niche blog and make money online.

If you are not ready to follow all these mindsets then my friend blogging may not be for you, the hardcore truth. 


How to Make a Blog in 2020?

Here is a step by step guide to starting your first blog in 2020.

Step 1: Picking the Right Blogging Niche 

niche selection

The very first thing you will have to find the right blogging niche for you. A blogging niche is something you will be writing about on your blog.

Don’t think starting a blog about random stuff, you would end up wasting your time and money.

Because to manage a blog that covers too many topics you will need a big team and it will take plenty of time to become an authority.

On the contrary, a niche blog can be started easily by any individual and also help you to become an authority in your niche in very little time.

This way you will be able to drive traffic to your blog in an easy way that will further help you to monetize your blog in the right ways. 

For example, if you write around web hosting only then your blog will be called a niche blog.

Are you getting me?

Now you must be wondering about how to choose a blogging niche?

For us, there are three most important factors to find a perfect niche for your blog.

All these factors are interrelated thus equally important.

1. Knowledge

knowledge

The very first thing that you should have before starting a blog is the basic knowledge about the subject you are going to start your blog on.

As your basic knowledge will help you write effective content in the beginning and as time passes you can study that topic further to write more content.

Or better you can also do some research on what others blogs are doing in the same niche to come up with more posts ideas.  

2. Passion

passion

Next, you should be passionate about that topic. Being a blogger you will have to consistently post content around the same topic. If you will not have an interest or passionate about your work, you will not feel like writing after a few posts.

That is one of the main reasons most blogs fail. 

3. Profitable

profitable

This is a very important aspect. A blogging niche should be profitable. There should be adequate demand for the topic you want to start a blog on and also there should be some ways to monetize the same.

Though you can monetize any niche if you have some skills, still you can consider some top profitable niches to get an idea about your niche.

Some of the best profitable niches that can make you a hell lot of money in 2020 are:

1. Make Money Online

2. Finance

3. Travel

4. Fitness

5. Personal Development

6. Relationships

7. Lifestyle

8. Real Estate

9. Gadgets And Technology

10. Food

11. Entertainment

12. Pets

13. Gaming    

So consider these three important factors before coming up with a blog niche.

If you are knowledgeable about something and there are chances to monetize the same but not passionate about it then it’s not worth making a blog on that niche.

Again, if you are passionate about something and have enough knowledge but there is not enough demand and chances of making money from the same, then it’s not worth to get started with. 

In our case, we started a blog around blogging and how to make money online as we had expertise in SEO.

In your case, you may know about technology, sports, fitness, games, finance, and so on.

So just think about it, what you are knowledgeable about, do some research, what is the demand for that, what are the ways available to make money from that niche.

So do some brainstorming, explore the above-mentioned niches, and come up with an appropriate niche for you.


Step 2: Get your Blog Online (Domain Name and Hosting Plan Registration)

domain name selection

This is the core step of making a self-hosted blog. To make your blog live and accessible worldwide you will have to buy a domain name and hosting plan.

Though there are lots of hosting providers in the market, based on our experience we recommend Bluehost to beginners.

Bluehost was founded back in 2003 and officially recommended by WordPress.org.

It is one of the most affordable and reliable web hosting providers.

Its entry-level plan is a complete package for beginners that includes a free domain name, free SSL, Cloudflare CDN, 5 custom email addresses, 1-click WordPress installation, 99.9% uptime, and 24/7 customer support.

All these features make Bluehost a good web host to start with.  

It will take hardly 5 minutes to get started with Bluehost.

1. All you need to click here to visit the Bluehost website. Once you visit this link you will be landing on Bluehost homepage which looks like this;

bluehost bloggers passion landing page

2. As soon as you click on Get Started Now button you will be redirected to its shared hosting plans & pricing page.

bluehost plans

For beginners, we highly recommend you to go with the Basic plan that will cost you $2.95 per month.

Select the Basic plan where you will be asked to set up your domain name.

bluehost domain name setup

Enter your domain name based on your niche and check for its availability. If it would be available then you will see a message that the domain is available.

3. Finally, you need to sign up for a plan by providing account information, package information, and payment details.

bluehost account information

Select 36 months plan to save maximum on Bluehost plans. If you will select a 12 months or 24 months plan then it will cost you $4.95/mo and $3.95/mo respectively.

bluehost package information

Don’t forget to uncheck all package extras as you don’t need them as a beginner. This way Bluehost’s basic plan will cost you only $106.20 for 36 months.

bluehost package extras

Enter payment details and click on the submit button.

bluehost payment information
bluehost signup submit

As soon as you click on the Submit button you will get a success message.

bluehost signup success

You will also receive a confirmation email having your payment receipt. This shows you have successfully subscribed to a Bluehost plan. 

Now create an account by providing your domain name and password so that you can log in to the Bluehost account. This will allow you access to your cPanel.

In between, you will be asked a few basic questions like your blog name, any tagline, etc. which you can change anytime.

Once you are done with creating your Bluehost account, simply login to your account by entering your Email or Domain Name and Password.

This is how Bluehost Dashboard looks like. 

bluehost cpanel

Here you will see a temporary URL of your site at the beginning which will be replaced with your site domain after some time. 

Now all you need to click on the WordPress button that will install WordPress for your site in just less than a minute and also it will take you to your site dashboard. 

Alternatively, you can use yourdomain.com/wp-login.php to login to your WordPress account.

wordpress login

And to access your blog, all you need to open any web browser, enter your domain name, and here you go.


Step 3: Designing Your Blog (Theme Selection and Customization)

Till now you are done with:

  • Choosing your niche
  • Registering an appropriate Domain Name based on your niche
  • Signed up for 3 years hosting plans

Your blog is already live, now all you need to customize your blog in such a way so that it will leave an unforgettable impression on each site visitor.

Once you login to your site WordPress account, you will be welcomed by an intuitive WordPress dashboard where you will be spending most of your time as a blogger.

WordPress dashboard is super user-friendly even for newbies and looks as shown in the picture below.

wordpress dashboard

This is our blog (MakeBlogging) dashboard. Seeing this picture you can analyze how convenient it is.

All the main options like Posts, Pages, Media, Appearance, Plugins, and everything is available at your fingertips.   

So, now we will make you explore all the options, how to use them, and how to customize your blog like a pro.

But before that, we need to clean up the pre-existing things such as

  • Delete Sample post (mouse hover on Posts – Click All Posts – hover on post title and select trash)
  • Delete Default pages (mouse hover on Pages – Click All Pages – hover on page title and select trash)
  • Deactivate and uninstall plugins (mouse hover on Plugins – Click Installed Plugins – Deactivate and delete all of them)

Now let’s get started setting up your blog from level zero.

1. Choose an SEO friendly and Attention-Grabbing theme

The very first thing that will depict the whole look of your blog is a WordPress theme.

There are plenty of themes (free and paid) available in the Themes section and you can activate them at just one click.

For doing so, mouseover on Appearance and select Themes.

theme selection

Here, you will be listed with some of the already installed themes, you can activate one of them. 

To Activate, just mouse hover on that theme, you will see Activate and Live Preview button, choose Activate to proceed. Alternatively, you can choose Live Preview to see how your blog will look like after activating that theme.

To add new themes, click on the Add New button and you will see a hell lot of themes. Mouseover any of these themes, click Install and you are all set to activate that theme. 

adding new themes

Though there are thousands of themes available, being a blogger, we should focus on the SEO friendliness of a theme. What is theme size , what is loading time and all.

And that is the reason themes such as GeneratePress, Astra are considered as best.

We are using the GeneratePress theme on our blogs and works amazingly. That’s why we also recommend the same theme to every new blogger.

2. Create Important Pages 

Next, you need to create some important pages like About, Contact, Privacy Policy, etc.

Some of the important pages that you should create in the beginning are:

1. About 

On this page, you can add some basic information about you and your blog. This page will help your audience to know more about you and also facilitates them how they will be benefited from your blog.

Click here to explore our About Page to get an idea of how to design it for your blog.

2. Contact

This is another important page where you will be mentioning how anyone can get in touch with you.

Here you can specify your email address, social media handles, and other contact details.

3. Privacy Policy

The privacy policy page would be having some information ensuring your site visitors that whatever information you may be taking from your audience on your blog is safe with you.

You will never sell that information to third parties just for the sake of your profits.

Information could be any personal data (such as name, phone number, email address), log files, cookies. 

Furthermore, you can also specify affiliate disclosure on this page. 

4. Disclaimer

On this page, you can clearly mention your intention behind your blog. Through this page, you can also claim for what and what’s not you would be responsible for.

So these are the four important pages that you will need to create initially. Later you can create more as required.

Let’s go through the process of creating and publishing a page.

To create a new page – Mouse hover on Pages – Add New

add new page

Enter the title for your page. For example About Us.

Then start writing the content for your page.

You can use the Save draft option to save and finish it later.

A preview option is available to see how your page will look like to your reader once published.

The publish button is for making your page live and accessible worldwide.   

Permalink is used to set the URL of your pages. Let say for about us page you can make it yourdomain.com/about.

These are the four main options that you will be using while creating pages or posts.

Apart from these, there are some more options, you will get familiar with time.

3. Creating Custom Menus

We are already done with Themes and pages. Now let’s explore how to add custom menus for convenient navigation.

Go to Appearance – Menus

creating custom menu

All you need to click on create a new menu, enter the menu name. Let say Main Menu and click Create Menu.

As of now, we have created pages only, so we will be able to add pages in the menu, not Posts, Custom Links, or categories. 

Click on Pages and it will list you all the pages you have created. Checkmark the page you want to add in the menu, click add to the menu, and you are done.

The same way you can add Posts links, Categories, or custom links in the menu once you have created them.

4. Installing Plugins

wordpress plugins

Plugins are small-small pre-built utilities that you can install to extend and expand the functionality of WordPress that will make your blogging journey easier.

Most of them are free while few are paid. But being a beginner, free plugins are enough for you.

Some of the necessary plugins that you should install to start your blogging journey are:

1. Yoast SEO

This is the most needed plugin that will help you to optimize your posts and pages for SEO. We have been using it from the beginning and recently moved to the Rank Math SEO plugin.

2. Akismet Anti-Spam

You will be getting a lot of comments on your blog posts in the form of feedback, suggestions, and queries. But this is not all, you will also be seeing a lot of spam comments coming which are useless and result in a wastage of time.

This is probably the best plugin that will protect your blog from spam comments. Just install it and have peace of mind.  

3. ShortPixel Image Optimizer

Being a blogger, you will be adding a lot of media files especially images to make your post more engaging. 

To make your posts SEO friendly you will need to compress those images that will result in better loading time. But to compress them manually is a tedious task.  

4. Social Snap Lite

This is one of the best social media share plugins. As soon as you will install this plugin, a one-click sharing widget for your posts and pages will be enabled. 

5. Table of Contents Plus

This plugin will automatically create a table of contents based on the headings used in your post. This table will allow your audience to easily navigate through your content.

6. TablePress

It will facilitate you to add and customize beautiful and feature-rich tables into your posts and pages even without writing any single line of code.

7. Q2W3 Fixed Widget

Create sticky widgets that will be visible even if the page is scrolled up or down and boost your conversions.

8. WordPress Popular Posts

This plugin will help you to show the most popular posts on your blog.

9. WP Rocket

Nobody loves a slow website and even it is bad for SEO. To make your website loading fast do install the #1 caching plugin on your blog. 

This is a paid plugin, alternatively, you can install W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, etc.

10. Easy Affiliate Links

Being a blogger, you may be taking advantage of affiliate marketing to monetize your blog. This plugin will help you to easily manage and cloak all your affiliate links.

We are also using ThirstyAffiliates Affiliate Link Manager on one blog of ours.

11. Edit Author Slug

This plugin will allow you to edit the author slug of a user, and change the Author Base.

12. Contextual Related Posts

This plugin will display a set of related posts on your website that will increase reader retention and reduce bounce rates.

These are the plugins we have been using on our blogs. All of them are free to install. So do install them. 

Now you must be wondering how to install a plugin.

Go to Plugins – Add New

add plugins

By default, you will have some featured plugins. To search for more plugins, just enter the name of the plugin in the Search plugins box and will immediately see the best-matched plugins on your screen.

Click on the install button to install and then click on the Activate button.

5. Adding Media

add media

To add media files, Go to Media – Add New

Click on Select Files, browse and select the files. All the selected files will be added to your Media Library automatically.

We will discuss how to embed those files in your posts and pages in the later section.


Step 4: Writing and Publishing Your First Post

To start writing your first post, Go to Posts – Add New

You will see a screen like this.

add new post

Here I changed the post title to First Post. Below that you can write your post content in detail.

+ Symbol will allow you to add a huge range of blocks including Text, Media, Design, Widget, and so on.

add blocks

Choose the appropriate blocks and finish with the writing part.

You can use the Save Draft button to save the latest work.

The preview button is available to see how the post will look after publishing.

Click Publish button to make your post live.

Edit Snippet button will allow you to enter Meta Title, optimize the post URL, and Meta description.

snippet editor

Here we are using the Rank Math SEO plugin.

Once you are happy with the SEO values you can hit the Publish button to make it live.

To edit any post in future, Access Posts – All posts

Mouse hover on post title and select Edit. Change the post as required and click on the update button.

So make a content creation strategy for your blog and start publishing them.


Step 5: Blog Promotions and Driving Traffic

blog promotions

Along with a proper content strategy you will also need to have an effective promotion strategy as well.

In fact, you should follow the 80-20 rule which says 80% of your efforts should go in content promotions while 20% of efforts you should put in content creation.

So here we will discuss how to promote your blog like a pro.

1. Social Media

You must be active on some social media platforms, right?

So the very first thing you can do to promote your blog, make social media handles for your blog on some popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. 

You can join Facebook groups which are in the same niche as yours. You can also create your Facebook group which will help you to build a community around your blog.

Furthermore, you can share your blog posts on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

2. Blog Commenting

This is another great way to show your presence to the bloggers in your niche.

All you need to do is find out some blogs in your niche and visit them. Read their blog posts and give feedback or ask any genuine question with your blog link.

This way they will come to know about your blog and also result in more exposure. 

3. Guest Blogging

Guest blogging will not only help you to promote your blog to the existing relevant audience but also help you in building some relationships with fellow bloggers and backlinks for your blog.

This is the first thing we recommend to build backlinks and promote your blog.

4. Interview

Interviews posts also work very well when it comes to blog promotions and building relationships with fellow bloggers. 

We have been doing Interviews with top bloggers in the Blogging niche that helped us a lot to make our blog a brand.

5. Email Newsletter

An email newsletter is probably the most powerful way to make your readers know about the latest post and other things happening on your blog. 

That’s why we recommend every beginner to set up an email newsletter as soon as you start a blog.

We are using ConvertKit for email marketing, you can take advantage of free email marketing tools like Mailchimp in the beginning.


Step 6: Traffic Analysis

Let’s recall what we have done till now;

  • Got an overview of what is a blog and blogging mindset
  • Registered a domain name and signed up for a web hosting plan
  • Customized your blog (Theme, Custom Menus)
  • Created pages and first posts

After making and customizing your blog, the very first thing that you should submit your blog in Google Search Console.

This is the primary step to make your blog available to Google.

As soon as you will verify your blog in GSC, after some time you will be able to see your blog ranking in Google search.

Once you are done with submitting your blog URL in GSC, your future blog posts will be indexed automatically by Google. Alternatively, you can request for indexing manually for faster indexing. 

Moreover, through GSC you will be able to track your blog organic traffic (traffic that is coming from Google search)

Now let’s see how to submit your blog in GSC and use it to check your site traffic.

google search console

1. Click here to open GSC, click Start Now

2. Select Add Property (Your Domain Name), enter your domain name like https://makeblogging.com

3. Copy the TXT record

4. Sign in to your domain name provider (e.g. bluehost.com) 

5. Navigate to Domain Section

6. Click Manage

7. Modify the Zone

8. Add Record – Name (Your domain name), Type (txt), Record (verification code)

9. Click VERIFY in GSC

Verification may take some time so be patient.

Once verified, you will be able to track your site performance in GSC.

In GSC, you can easily track your blog performance that includes total impressions and clicks. 

Here is one of our site’s GSC dashboard which looks like this; 

bloggers passion google search console data

Not only this, but you will also be privileged to know which posts are driving the most traffic along with the queries, countries, and device details.

There are a bunch of other useful features included in the GSC. You will get familiar with them with the time.

So this is how you can track your blog organic traffic.

But as we just discussed a lot of ways to promote your blog that will ultimately drive traffic to your blog, how to measure that?

Here is the solution – Google Analytics

This is the most advanced tool to analyze your site data more deeply.

So without taking too much time of yours, let me show you how to integrate your blog with Google Analytics.

1. Click here to open Google Analytics.

google analytics

2. Click Admin, Create an account (link your Google account), Create Property (Your domain name), and Create View.

3. Click the Tracking code under Tracking info in the Property section.

You will get some tracking code closed between <!– Global site tag (gtag.js) – Google Analytics –> </script>

4. Copy that code.

5. Open Theme Editor under Appearance in WordPress dashboard.

6. Open header.php

7 Paste that code just above the </head> tag, update this file, and you are done.

After that, you will be able to see your blog traffic in real-time with better insights.

This is how the GA homepage looks like;

google analytics data

Now, you have your blog ready, well known for how to write a blog post, drive traffic, and analyze website traffic.

Now you must be wondering how to earn money through your blog. So hereby revealing you with the proven ways which we are using to make money from a blog.  


How to Earn Money from a Blog in 2020?

You can monetize a blog in many ways. But here we will be sharing the proven ways which are working great for us.

1. Google AdSense

This is the most common and old way that bloggers rely on for monetization. 

Though there are several advertisement platforms that you can opt for but Google AdSense is the one that excels in advertising platforms.

bloggers passion google adsense earnings

Even we got our first earning from Google AdSense many years back.

As soon as you get approval for Google AdSense, they will start showing some relevant ads on your blog. You will be paid based on the Pay Per Click (PPC).

2. Affiliate Marketing

This is the hottest way to make money from blogs and our favorite also. You know, more than 90% of our income comes from affiliate marketing only.

Affiliate marketing works on a business model (Join, Promote, and Earn).

To start earning with affiliate marketing all you need to join the relevant affiliate programs of relevant products and start promoting them on your blog.

You will be paid some specific commission for every successful sale made by a customer you send to the product site.  

Have a look at the snapshots below

BeRush earnings
bluehost earnings

These are the snapshots of our earnings through affiliate programs of SEMrush and Bluehost.

So you can also earn through affiliate marketing.

3. Make Money Selling Amazon Products

Amazon is the number one e-commerce site. The best thing is that they also offer an affiliate program that is called Amazon Associates.

You can join this program for free and can earn up to 10% in commissions.

Amazon affiliate site is itself a unique niche that you can focus on. There are a hell lot of products available on Amazon in various categories.

You can make a dedicated blog around any category of products to earn money.

4. Selling Your Own Products

Selling your own products is another great way to make money through blogging. Recently we launched 2 paid eBooks around keyword research and Affiliate Marketing and got tremendous response.

Here are the earning proofs. 

instamojo earnings
razorpay earnings

Apart from these stats we also got some payments through PayPal, Paytm, and even directly in our bank account.

5. Make Money Selling Your Services

This is another great way to make money through blogging. 

Whatever skills you have (setting up a blog, content writing, designing, SEO, etc.) you can offer these services to your site visitors and in return, you can make money through your blog.

FAQs | How to Make a Blog and Earn Money

What is a blog?

A blog is a way of sharing your knowledge and thoughts online and in return, you can earn a good amount of money.

Should I start a blog?

Yes, based on our journey, we highly recommend it to everyone who is looking to launch their own business and earn an income online.

Can I make a blog without any technical experience?

Of course, you can! Anyone can make a blog within 5 minutes. You don’t need to be a professional writer or web developer to start a blog.

Is it still possible to make money from a blog today?

Yes, you can make a hell lot of money from a blog if you follow the right strategies. Just remember it’s not a quick-rich scheme, like any other business blogging takes time.

How much does it cost to make a blog in 2020?

Starting a blog in 2020 will cost you around $50 that includes a domain name plus reliable web hosting for a year.

Final Thoughts

So this is all how you can make a blog and earn money from a blog.

I hope you have got what you were looking for.

We have tried our best to demonstrate the process of making a blog and how to make money from it.

Having a blogging mindset, choosing the right blogging niche, getting a domain, web hosting, customization, content publishing, promotions, and monetization is the complete cycle of a starting blog and making it a successful one.

Trust me, in the beginning, it may look a difficult process but once you start getting the initial response you will be able to build momentum easily.

So what are you waiting for?

Prepare your mind for blogging and start your dream blog today.

Still have any questions around blogging, do let us know in the comment section.

We will be happy to help you out.

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9 thoughts on “How To Make A Blog And Earn Money [A Comprehensive Guide]”

  1. am trying to make money with Google Adsense since 6th months but no progress. I have decide to surrender blogging. Is it my right decision. Please answer.

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    • Hi Arpita, First of all you should start getting some traffic on your blog from Google search and other traffic sources. Once you have some traffic on your blog, you can think of getting some revenue from Google Adsense or other monetization methods.

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    • You can start Using Ezoic Ads. It will help you in optimizing ad delivery and eventually increase your Revenue.
      Also, don’t rely on only Once source of income. You can start by creating an info product and introduce it to your audience. You can also leverage affiliate marketing to drive even more revenue with same amount of traffic.

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  2. I am making decent amount from Google Adsense, but I want to earn money from Affiliate Marketing, is there any in-depth informative where practically, I can learn affiliate marketing.

    BTW, the content you published above is in-depth and quite informative for all newbies who want to enter into Digital marketing field to quite job and a be his/her own boss.

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  3. I started blogging on blogger and purchase .online extension neither any traffic on my blog nor adsense approving my website. thinking i successfully wasted my 6 month. can you tell what are the ways to gain more traffic.

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  4. Hello Anil Sir,

    After reading this article, I am of the opinion that this blog post makes it easy to learn blogging and affiliate marketing. This blog post is in-depth also it is easy to understand.

    Sir, I’m a bit confused about the keyword research. Can you recommend any tool for keyword research?

    I think every content creator should read this article.

    It’s a full value-pack article!

    Thanks Again!

    Reply

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