How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide

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How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide

How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide {From Scratch} Want to know how to start a blog in 2020?

vishal PariHAR_ Contributer

Good decision,

That’s the best decision I ever made in my life to start a blog,

Here is the deal;

Do you want to make passive income on autopilot through blogging, which helps you to live life like a boss? So starting a blog is the first and crucial step that leads you to success.

But, After reading this guide, you will start your blog today and make a path for your success.

Starting a blog is not complicated at all, but all you need some guidance, which helps you to start a blog in 2020.

Here are the seven easy steps to start your profitable blog without making a mistake and some bonus tips which help you to scale your new branded blog.


Let’s dive into it,


Before starting the full process for making a profitable blog,

Maybe some of you are thinking, why you should start a blog in 2020?

I always prefer to say that 2020 is the golden arena for starting a blog and grow it,

Because blogging is becoming tough day by day and if you started today, so you have more opportunities/chances, then others who will start later than you.

There are so many benefits if you start your blog and grow it, Here some Unforgettable Benefits of blogging which helps you :

  • Express Yourself – Blogging is the platform that allows you to express yourself by writing the content for your audience. 
  • You can help others and gain fans – You can help the readers by writing the content on your blog, and by this, they will become your true fans which always there for your support.
  • Make Money Online – Yes, You can make money from your blog by doing Affiliate Marketing and Running Ads.

I think you got an idea about why you started and how blogging will help you

Let’s dive in,


Step 1: Choose a Right Niche for Your Blog (Crucial Step For Success)

How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide

This is the most important part, and many newbies are stuck at this point.

Did you know? That 99% of bloggers quit blogging in starting six months because they choose the niche which they don’t passionate about.

Niche is like a topic but not a simple topic because they have several topics in it.

Choosing a niche is the fastest way to lose a game in the beginning.

Are you still confused?

Let take an example about the niches –

Smart Passive Income – Patt Flynn started this blog named Smart Passive Income, where he shares strategies to grow your online business. Today Smart Passive Income is one of the most successful blogs which are making millions of dollars every day.

ShoutMeLoud: You all know ShoutMeLoud is one of the most significant websites which teaches about WordPress, SEO, Blogging, and Much more stuff related to blogging. 

Don’t believe? See this –

How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide

This is the earning report of ShoutMeLoud, and you can see that they make $400+ at the beginning of there blog. This shows that choosing a profitable and interest-based niche helps your blog to scale.

There are many other blogs that I can show, but I think you got an exact idea of how niche is so essential for making a profitable blog.

Currently, there are many profitable niches in which you can start your blog, but I don’t suggest you go with these niches because you don’t have an interest in that, and If you start a blog on that niche, so will be bored and quit blogging for sure.

So, How you can find the perfect niche that Won’t regret later

Wait, let me tell you one Fail-Proof method to find out the profitable and interested based niche for you.


You have to focus on these two factors to find out the profitable niche for your blog.

Profitability

  • See that you can make money from that?
  • They have enough affiliate programs or not?

  • Is that niche is having a good volume of keywords or not?

Passionate

  • Are you interested in working on that niche?

  • Can you share the article of that niche?

  • Can you solve other problems with your writing on that niche?

I think now you can find the perfect niche after seeing the above part, and if you can’t figure out, then you can do this to find an ideal niche.

  • Take Paper & Pen
  • Write down your interest or which you are passionate about (Add three or more) on the list
  • Find the niche which you liked the most from the list
  • Also, find an affiliate of that niche
  • You are good to go

These are some steps to find a profitable nichefor your new blog.


Step 2: Choose a Good Domain for Your Blog

How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide

Selecting the website domain is not very tough and you can easily select a perfect domain name for your new blog. If you decided your domain name so you can skip this part.

This for you If you haven’t selected the domain name till now –

When I started my blogging career, I don’t know how to choose a premium or brandable domain for my blog, and that’s why I wasted 10+ domains because I don’t like it also they don’t look brandable.

I think you don’t make a mistake like me?

If Yes! Here are four tips which help you to find your dream domain –

  • Keep it Short & Simple – Try to keep your domain as short, don’t make it too long because it’s not easy to pronounce and keep your domain name simply because it’s easy to remember. (Jon Morrow changed their domain name to BoostBlogTraffic to SmartBlogger, and their blog are getting millions of traffic because now his domain looks simple).
  • Use Keyword – You can use your main keyword in your domain, which helps you in SEO.
  • Don’t Use Numbers – You can’t use numbers in your domain because it’s not easy to remember the numbers
  • Always Use TLD Extension – I recommend you to use domain extension like .com because it’s for globally.

If you are still not able to figure out the domain for your blog, then you can find brandable domain name using one tool: LeanDomainSearch

NoteWhich blogging platform should you choose?

I am not going to much time to here explain to you which platform is best,

There is a lot of blogging platform which you can use to make your blog, but I recommended you to go with WordPress.

Why?

Because in other platforms, you can’t have access to edit or customize everything, but WordPress gives you the freedom to make your blog as you can.

In WordPress, you have many plugins and themes which you can use to make your blog Awesome! 

So I think you can get an idea of why WordPress is good,

Let’s dive in and let me tell you to steps create your blog.


Step 3: Choose a Good Hosting For Your Blog

How To Start A Blog In 2020,Step By Step Guide
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For making a blog, you have to need web-hosting and domain,

I know you don’t know about both, but wait, let me guide you in this and tell you more about it.

Domain  Name –  The domain name is the name of the website which readers types in the browser.

Example Of Domain Name :

  1. HTTPS://(Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
  2. www (the subdomain)
  3. GuideBlogging (Domain name)
  4. .com(Top Level Domain).

Web Hosting – A web hosting is a place where all your files of your blog are stored and show your blog lives when someone tries to access that. Hosting is like the hard disk of the computer, which stored all your data (images, posts, pages, and many more) and kept your data secured.

Now, are you thinking which wordpress hosting is best for you?

There are tons of web hosting which you can use to start your new blog. But I don’t recommend to you that because they are worthless.

So instead of giving you the ton of hosting list, I recommended you to go with the siteground.

Because

Siteground is the no.1 hosting for beginners, and honestly there support and service are fantastic and very reliable; it’s also not very costly like another hosting.

So, are you excited to start your business?

If Yes, then lets dive into it,

When I started blogging, I tried every cheap hosting but the load time is awful


Step 4: Set up your WordPress blog

 

Installing WordPress is not like rocket science,

The only thing is that we have a proper guide. Here in this part, I will how you can set up your WordPress site to make it live on the web.

Firstly, you have to go to your siteground account, If you already purchased it so you can see the similar interface after login to your account:

You have to select the start of a website option to make a brand new website.

Then, you have to click on the software which you want to install your website,

Click on the WordPress software to install to your website. After that you have to fill some login details about your website:

This information is essential, so I recommend you to write your password on dairy so if you forget so you can check there,

After fill-out all the information,

Then you have to click on the big complete button to proceed with the process.


Step 5: Choose an Attention Grabbing Theme

After installing wordpress, theme and blog looks is more important if you are just starting your new blog.

In blogging, the design of the blog matters because if you don’t have a great design, so you are losing a lot of traffic and audience. Good design helps to build more trust towards your readers.

In your WordPress inventory, there are a hell lot of free themes that are available for you, but I don’t recommend you to go with that themes because these free themes are easy to hack, and by this, you will lose you all website data.


Step 6: Some Essential Plugins for WordPress

WordPress without plugins is nothing because plugins are necessary to (Optimize your content, for SEO, Speed, and many more). There are lots of plugins on WordPress, but there are some plugins that I am currently using and making such things on autopilot.

Want to know the list of my favorite plugin?

So, here is the list of my plugins which I am personally using almost in all my website –

Elementor or Thrive Architect – These are the page builders for designing any page. These plugins allow you to create your dream landing page by just drag and drop. I used both, and they are very lightweight to use and helps me to create a stunning page.

Rank Mathe SEO – SEO is important to rank and drive a lot of traffic. Rank math is the new SEO plugin that becomes a favorite for every blogger now. Many bloggers suggest you go with Yoast, but I don’t recommend that because they don’t have lots of features like that. For information, you can read the review on my blog.

WP Rocket – You already know that speed is one factor to rank on google. So wp rocket is the plugin, which helps you to optimize your full website and make it faster. I strongly recommend you to buy this plugin if you are looking for an alternative to this so you can go with autoptimize. 

Thrive Leads – If you want to collect emails of your readers so you can try to thrive leads which helps you to make popup lightbox, sticky ribbon, screen filler overlay, content lock, and more.

iThemes Security – Security is the no.1 priority; many times, somebody tries to hack your website, so this plugin helps you to secure your entire website. Using the security plugin is essential to keep your blog safe.

UpdraftPlus – Backup of your website is necessary, although your siteground keeps website backup daily. But for more security, I used this plugin to backup my website daily. This plugin helps you to backup your full website, and you can restore that data whenever you need it.

Anti-Spam – Many times, someone makes spam comments on your blog. This plugin helps you that if someone comment on your blog and comment looks like spam, so this plugin automatically removes it.

Resmush.it – If you are writing an informative article which has a lot of image in it so this plugin tries to optimize your images and by this your website load fast.

Social Snap Pro – Social snap is a social sharing plugin, But I like this plugin so much because they help to drive traffic from mediums like – Facebook, Twitter, and many more platforms.

These are the top plugins which I almost used in my all website to run them properly.


Step 7: Write Your First Stunning Post and Published It

Are you wondering about writing your first blog post?

So let me help you to write your first post on your blog. First of all, I want to congrats you that you have successfully set up your WordPress blog, and now it’s time to make some posts for your new blog.

For creating a blog post, you have to go: Dashboard → Post → Add New

After that, you will land on your post, and here you can start writing your first stunning post.


Step 8: Some Ways to Make Money from your Blog (Bonus)

This is the bonus part for you all, where I shared some ways which help you to make money from your blog.

Before starting, let me Congrats, you because you have published your first blog post on your blog. 

Let dive into it,

There are several ways which you can use to make money from your blog. In this part, we will discuss some ideas which you can use to handsome money from your blog.

I have created a list of ways which helps you to make your first dollar online,

Are you excited enough like me? 

If Yes, then let’s move on to the list:

Affiliate Marketing: This is one of the effective methods for making money online. In this, you have to promote other products on your blog, and if you get a sale of that product so then, you will get a commission from the product owner.

Advertising on your blog: Most of the common ways ever blogger uses this to monetize their traffic and make money handsome money out of it. Many bloggers are using it and making a decent amount of money. 

Two leading websites – Adsense and Media.net, You can apply to there program and make money from there.

Offering Service: If you are an expert on anything like SEO so you can offer service to your reader, and they will directly pay you. This is one of the fastest ways to earn money from your blog.

Selling your course or product: If you know how to sell anything so you can create your path and sell to your readers, but before that, you have to build trust towards your audience if you already have an audience then you can sell them anything.

These are the ways that you can use to make money from your blog. But always remember that if you want to make money from your blog so you have to keep patience and do hard work on your blog, and you will see your massive growth.


Wrapping Up and Now What Next?

Congratulation! You Have Created Your First Blog In 2020

But What Next?

This is not an end, but I think this is the beginning of your journey, and you have to learn many things like SEOAffiliate Marketing, and Many More things. 

For being a successful blogger, you have to learn many things and implement all things to your blog to see the results. I recommend you to create the habit of learning and always learn new things by reading the blog and much more stuff.

I hope you like this article, and maybe this helps you to create your new successful empire today.

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