Blogging is not just a medium of expression. It is a business. A business that makes tons of money for people involved in it. This is not a hidden secret, not any more. And if you are the one who got this information late then you should better hurry, before this money-making source is used to death. I am writing this step-by-step guide to help you start your own world-class blog.
Step 1: Find a niche
This is the first thing you need to do. You should find a niche in which you can work for long, as blogging is not one-day affair. Look in stores like Amazon and ebay for niche idea. You can also search for niche idea in magazines.
Step 2: conduct keyword research
Once you have found the niche in which you will operate, the next step is to do a keyword research to find keywords to target.
Step 2: Find a Domain
The next step is to find a keyword-rich domain name matching your niche. You can use Gossimer domain name tool to search and register your domain.
Step 3: Select hosting
You need to have a reliable web hosting provider to host your blog. Do not go for a hosting account that has cap on bandwith, data transfer, database, etc. You will need unlimited bandwidth when your website grows. (Note: You can buy Gossimer’s The Ulimtate Webhosting account for $5/month and get real unlimited web hosting account).
Step 4: Install WordPress
Although there are many blogging platforms, I will suggest using WordPress as it is very extensible, and it has thousands of free plugins and themes, which makes WordPress the most powerful blogging platform.
Step 5: Install theme and plugins
Install a theme of your choice and all the required plugins. There are lots of free plugins to choose from.
Your world-class blog is ready. Create content and start promoting your blog. I will not suggest monetizing your blog now. Wait for a month or two before you do that.