So, you’re thinking about starting a blog but you’re not quite sure whether it’s worth it? Let’s talk about that for a minute…
For most people, the idea that you could make $3000+ per month blogging sounds too good to be true. And we all know the saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” In this case though, that saying is dead wrong!
Suzi dedicates her time to helping mother’s create monetized blogs. Her class is so successful that it has been growing every month. She now has more than 600 students! I, myself, took her Blog By Number course! She’s wonderful and her income reports show it.
Blogging has quickly become one of the top most profitable ways to make money from home! Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not “easy” money and it’s not a “get rich quick” scheme. Blogging takes effort and dedication. Anyone can start a blog, but making it profitable takes some work.
Let’s get started!
Setting up a blog is easier than you might think. You don’t have to be technically inclined. You just need to know the basics of using your computer. With SiteGround and WordPress, all the tools are right at your fingertips without you needing to know how to code!
ProductiveMotherhood.life is a domain name. The domain is what people have to type to get to your website. You want it to be relevant and memorable.
WordPress.org is the web’s go-to blog design software. With WordPress, you don’t need to be super techie to create a profitable blog. The only thing better than the software is its price – free!
Using a company like SiteGround means you have your very own website and the ability to do whatever you’d like with it!
If you do your research, and I’m betting you will, you’ll notice there are more than enough web hosts to choose from. Enough to make your head spin, I’d say. Not all hosts are created equal though. You need a company with experience, up-to-date securities, competent customer service, and top-of-the-line services. SiteGround can give you all that and more!
I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself now, why can’t I just use a free host like Blogger or WordPress.com? The answer is simple, people know when you’re using a free host and you’re not taken seriously. If you’re not willing to invest in your business, why should anyone else? Plus, free hosts don’t allow you full control of your site. There’s only so much you’re allow to customize because, in reality, you’re just small piece of a larger website.
Using SiteGround to host your website is surprisingly affordable. For the low price of only $3.95/month you get the comfort of knowing your content is secure and being delivered to your readers fast! They also offer larger plans which are still affordable and can accommodate multiple domains.
You have now signed up with a web host and purchased a domain name.
Who knew you could start a business for less than $200?!
Now, if you don’t want to be the one to install WordPress, don’t worry, you don’t have to. After signing up with SiteGround you can contact their customer service and ask them to install it for you! Talk about getting started on the right foot with them! That’s what they’re there for, so don’t be afraid to let them help!
On the other hand, if you would prefer to do the setup yourself, follow the steps below. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take experience.
You may now browse to your website. If you didn’t install a theme when setting up WordPress, it won’t look very fancy just yet. But it exists now and that’s what matters!
In order to start adding content to your blog, you need to login to WordPress. Open up your preferred browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and type your domain in your address bar with ‘/wp-admin’ at the end
You’ve now taken the first steps in creating a successful, profitable blog, but now you’re faced with the question: What do I do now? I have a few suggestions for you that I hope you’ll find helpful.
This is the book and class I used to get my blog off to a great start. Suzi really does break the whole process down into small, manageable pieces to keep you from getting overwhelmed. Plus, she throws in words of encouragement along the way! While I recommend both the eBook and course, buying just the book will go a long way!
A great eBook Suzi Whitford collaborated on with Carolina King is “How to Make Money with Amazon Affiliates”. This book provides an in-depth look at exactly how you can make money as an Amazon Affiliate and includes some worksheets to help you out!
One of the best ways to monetize your site is to use social media. Tailwind offers a way to automate your daily posts on sites like Pinterest to make your life easier. Scheduling your pins to happen at peak times of the day ensures that your following will grow; which translates to money in your pocket. If you want your blog to really take off, the sooner you start with Tailwind, the better.
On my Blog How-To’s page you will find all my posts about installing useful plugins to add security and functionality to your blog. These how-to’s are written for all skill levels.
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