How To Start A Blog
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Hello! Today, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to start a blog. Enjoy!
Blogging has been one of the best things ever for me.
Blogging changed my life and it allows me to earn thousands of dollars a month, all by doing something that I love. As you can tell from my business income reports, I now make over $100,000 a month from my blogging-related services.
Plus, you can start a money-making blog for just a few dollars a month!
I am able to work from home, I can travel whenever I want, I have a flexible schedule and more. I am absolutely loving life and I can’t believe how much my life has improved in just the past few years.
If you are wanting to start a blog, below is my ultimate guide on how to start a blog so that you can be successful and start a blog with my best blogging tips. Enjoy!
The tutorial that will teach you how to start a blog
To actually learn how to start a blog and create a blog, I recommend heading over to my tutorial, How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost.
This tutorial will teach you all about easily creating a blog on your own. In this tutorial, I have included discounted pricing that I personally negotiated with Bluehost so that all of you can start a blog for cheap.
You will also receive a free blog domain through my link too.
How To Start A Blog FREE Course
If you’ve been wanting to start a blog, then today is your day. I recently created an email course for those who are interested in starting a blog, but haven’t made the leap yet.
Best of all, this course is free!
With this free email course, I will show you exactly how to create a blog, from the technical side (it’s easy – trust me!) all the way to earning your first income and attracting followers. Each day for seven days, you will receive an email in your inbox that will help you create a successful and profitable blog, all from the very beginning.
Here’s a quick outline of what you will learn in this free 7-day email course:
- Day 1: Reasons you should start a blog.
- Day 2: How to determine what to blog about.
- Day 3: How to create your blog. In this lesson, you will learn how to start a blog on WordPress. My tutorial makes it very easy to start a blog.
- Day 4: How to make money blogging.
- Day 5: My tips for passive income from blogging.
- Day 6: How to grow your traffic and followers.
- Day 7: Miscellaneous blogging tips that will help you be successful.
Please sign up for my free How To Start a Blog Free Course by clicking here or signing up below.
My blogging income reports will help you learn how to make a blog
Here are all of my blogging income reports, starting from the very beginning.
- $672 extra in May 2012
- $994 extra in June
- $1,425 extra in July
- $1,603 extra in August
- $3,275 extra in September
- $3,700 extra in October
- $5,114 extra in November
- $5,770 in Extra Income in December
- $6,523 in January 2013 Extra Income
- $5,983 in February Extra Income
- $7,862 in March Extra Income
- $7,859 in April Extra Income
- $7,641 in May Extra Income
- $10,192 in June Extra Income
- $11,117 in July Extra Income
- $9,554 in August Extra Income
- $12,334 in September Side Income
- $11,927 in October Business Income – I Finally Left My Job
- $13,387 in November Business Income
- $12,160 in December Business Income
- $12,640 in January 2014 Business Income
- $13,454 in February Business Income
- $12,100 in March Business Income
- $13,493 in April Business Income
- $12,747 in May Business Income
- $12,787 in June – Site Redesign and More Motivation
- $14,937 in July – My Highest Income Month
- $15,272 in September Online Income – Outsourcing and Passive Income
- $14,136 in October Income – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $14,534 November Income – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $13,673 December Income – My Monthly Online Income Report and 2014 Wrap Up
- $15,396 in January Income – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $23,758 in February Income – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $15,151 in March – My Monthly Online Income Report Plus Traffic Stats
- $32,474 in April – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $20,635 in May – My Monthly Online Income Report
- $23,471 in June – My Monthly Online Income Report
- How I Made $25,138 Online In July Plus My 4 Year Blogiversary
- Monthly Online Income Report – $23,992 In August
- September Online Income Report – $31,030
- October Online Income Report – $33,482
- November Online Income Report – $30,569
- How I Made Over $320,000 Blogging In 2015, Plus My December Income Report
- January 2016 Online Income Report – $44,782
- February 2016 Blog Income Report – $49,607
- My March 2016 Blog Income Report – $72,196
- My April 2016 Blog Income Report – $71,761.30
- My May 2016 Blog Income Report – $69,085
- My June 2016 Blog Income Report – $68,440
- My July 2016 Blog Income Report – $112,594
- My August 2016 Blog Income Report – $90,188
- My September 2016 Blog Income Report – $102,911
- My October 2016 Blog Income Report – $99,607.18
- My November 2016 Blog Income Report – $106,383.89
- How I Made $979,321 In 2016 – My December Online Income Report and Annual Wrap Up
- My January 2017 Blog Income Report – $139,233
- How I Made $160,211.27 in February 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $130,856.35 in March 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $131,448.35 in April 2018 While Traveling Full-Time
- How I Made $120,104.93 In May Working From Home
- How I Made $121,861.28 In June While Sailing to Beautiful Islands
- How I Made $110,897.33 In July 2017 Blogging
- How I Made $135,110 In August 2017 Blogging
- How I Made $113,267.08 In September 2017 Blogging
- How I Made $136,829.30 In October 2017 Blogging
- How I Made $110,656 In November 2017 Blogging
- How I Made $1,536,732 In 2017 – My December Online Income Report and Annual Wrap Up
- How I Made $114,812 In January 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $179,139 In February 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $241,649 In March 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $104,065 In April 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $136,807 In May 2018 Blogging + Tips For The Summer Blogging Slump
- How I Made $100,324 In June 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $113,235 In July 2018 Blogging
- How I Made $110,284 In August 2018 Working From Home
- How I Made $104,814 In September 2018 Working From Home
- How I Made $145,319 in October 2018 While Traveling
- How I Made $159,592 Blogging in November 2018
Earn blogging income with Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
I recommend checking out my online course for bloggers, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I earn around $50,000 a month through affiliate marketing and I share my exact strategy and tips in this very informative online course. If you’re a blogger, then you NEED this course.
In Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, students will learn:
- The basics of affiliate marketing, what it is, etc.
- The positives of affiliate marketing and why all online influencers should be doing it
- The exact steps I’ve taken to earn over $400,000 from a single blog post
- How to pick the correct affiliate products to promote
- How to increase conversions
- How to build trust and not lose followers
- Required disclosures that you need to know about
- The one major tool you need for affiliate marketing
- Different strategies to use to promote your affiliate products
- How to use Pinterest to succeed at affiliate marketing (yes, this includes the newest Pinterest affiliate rules!)
Reader questions about how to create a blog, how to write a blog, etc.
I feature one question from a reader in each monthly blogging income report. Please head on to the “Featured Question” after clicking on each link below to find my answer.
- How do I increase my affiliate income?
- Do I need millions of page views a month in order to make money blogging?
- How do you build websites up to sell them?
- Do only celebrities make money through owning websites?
- How much money can a person make blogging?
- Where does blog income come from?
- Is there enough room for new bloggers to make money?
- What should a person blog about?
- How can a blogger increase their page views?
- Should my blog be self-hosted?
- How should I launch a new blog?
- What blogging tools or resources do you recommend?
- What should you do when a blog post goes viral?
- What is affiliate marketing?
- What did I learn from launching my course?
- What should you do when you’re feeling blogger burnout?
- How can a blogging conference help me?
Helpful tips for those starting a blog
Last, but not least, here are my helpful tips for those who want to learn how to start a blog:
- The Ultimate Guide To Making Money Blogging – How I Earn Over $50,000 A Month Online
- Why You Should Start a Blog – So Many Positives!
- Tips For Beginner Bloggers Part 1 – The Basics
- 9 Helpful Blogging Tips For New Bloggers
- What To Think About Before You Start A Blog
- How To Know If Freelance Blogging Is Right For You
- Blogging Changed My Life – Could It Change Yours?
- How To Earn Money Blogging: Your Top Questions Answered
- How To Start A Successful Blog In 10 Steps
- What is a blog used for?
- 10+ Of The Best Free Blogging Resources
- 10 Best Reasons To Start A Blog
Well, there you go! Above are many, many of my super helpful and informative pieces of content that will help you learn how to start a blog. Enjoy!
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Hey! I’m Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and I am the founder of Making Sense of Cents. I’m passionate about all things personal finance, side hustles, making extra money, and online businesses. I have been featured in major publications such as Forbes, CNBC, Time, and Business Insider. Learn more here.