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How To Start A Blog For Free And Make Money

start a blog for free and make money

Did you know that anyone can start a blog for free and make money? Many people worldwide are doing this now, some for an extra source of income, and others even do it full time.

Starting a blog is easy, but growing that blog is the part where most people give up eventually. So make sure when you start your blog that you choose a topic that is close to your heart as if you don’t, you are not going to be passionate about working on it or even writing for it regularly, and if you don’t update your blog regularly, you are never going to get enough traffic to make any income off of it.

It is so easy to get started it is scary, and you can set up your website or blog within five minutes on WordPress and you are ready to go. Let me show you how…..

What Do I Need To Start A Blog For Free And Make Money?

Here is what you will need in order to start:

  • A good computer, laptop, or tablet/iPad with a reasonably fast internet connection. You could also do it on a phone, but this is cumbersome.
  • A quiet place to work away from distractions.
  • Patience, as this is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
  • The ability to follow instructions and apply what you learn.
  • A positive mindset. You need to know that you are going to be successful, even if it takes two years.
  • About an hour or more per day to set aside for your online business. The more time you can spend, the quicker you will earn.
  • A subject matter that you are passionate about, know a lot about, and that you can teach others about.
  • Being able to type is also a great plus, but if you can’t it will just take you a bit longer to type out your articles. If you enjoy blogging it is well worthwhile to do a typing course as you will be able to get so much more done.
  • An account with Wealthy Affiliate. Luckily it costs nothing to get started.

start a blog for free and make money

So, How Do I Get Started?

In order to start a blog for free and make money, you will need to follow the instructions on this post. It is all laid out clearly for you. It is really so simple to start a blog for free and make money here as everything is set up automatically for you, and within minutes your website will be ready for you to add content to.

The platform you will be working with is Site Rubix, and you will be able to host up to two blogs here within Wealthy Affiliate for as long as you like for free. Obviously, if you need more than two, you will need to eventually upgrade. You can also grab some great training on how to get going with your new online venture within this platform.

Once you have your blog up and running, you will need to post new articles on it regularly, which is why it is a good idea to pick something that you are passionate about or are very knowledgeable about. In this way, you will enjoy writing about your subject, as well as be equipped to become an expert in your field.

It is important to remember that it will take some time to get your blog to the point where you are getting loads of organic traffic, which is why you need to keep posting quality content on a regular basis. Over time your efforts will escalate and you will become better ranked in the search engines.

Aim to write articles of 1000 or more words, as Google tends to rank these types of articles better. If you look at articles on the front pages of the search engines, you will see that all of them are long and detailed. Aim to help your readers with problems or questions that they might have about the topic of your website, and in this way, you will ensure that they return in the future to read more.

Before you write anything, make sure to do your keyword research, as if you do this for every article, and choose keywords that people are actually searching for, you are bound to get visitors to your website.

I found that once I had 100 articles on my website, I started getting visitors, and as I added more and more, my traffic increased. It sounds a lot, but if you are writing about a topic you love, it won’t even feel like work.

So How Do You Make Money With Your Blog?

start a blog for free and make money

Well, just about any product on the planet has an affiliate program. All you need to do is either place relevant links on your blog for products that are related to your blog, or advertising that is targeted to visitors to your blog. If your visitors click on the advert, you get paid. If your visitors click on your links and then purchase something, you will get paid a referral commission. If you have a product you own, you can also sell that from your blog.

You can also use your blog to build your list, as having a list is like gold to an internet marketer.

Once you are getting a lot of traffic, and hopefully, most of it will be organic traffic from the search engines, you will start to get more and more sales and clicks.

The trick is to keep going, keep writing and not give up, even when it seems that your efforts are not working, or nobody is reading what you have to say. Believe me, consistency pays off, and you will wake up one day and see that suddenly you are getting traffic and sales, and as your website grows so the rest will come.

Here are some more ways in which you can make money with your blog.

To read how I got started in blogging and made a success of my old blogs that were not doing very well at all, you can click here.

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9 Comments

  1. Thank you for the informative article. It was very comprehensible, especially the bullet point lists.

    I have always found making money from home an interesting concept, mostly because of the freedom it gives.
    Do you think that going into online business is always a risk, or is there a sense of security in it if you put the time and effort in and follow trustworthy programmes?
    Thanks.

    • I think there is risk, but mainly if you don’t put in the work or get lazy. The only other risk is if you don’t join up with a reputable company.

  2. I think as far as making money through online marketing goes, this is probably the most legitimate, proven and effective way. I have had enough with MLMs and all the other junk schemes out there and I am glad I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate as I never thought I’d say this about online marketing but I am actually enjoying it a lot! I am learning about new things, meeting lots of new and interesting people and hopefully will start to see some monetary results pretty soon! Working hard day and night like a tireless horse to make that dream a reality!

  3. I completely agree that blogging is THE way to go for folks who are trying to finally break through & get into the online business world.
    All of your points here are valid, but you were right on when you cautioned that it will take some work and dedication to get your blog ranking and generating organic traffic. Nothing will come easy to you in this world, and the most helpful thing I can add is this: All of the time and effort you put into creating quality content for your blog will pay off for you as long as you stay motivated and hungry.

  4. A nice quick and easy to read startup guide there!

    I would like to say that personally for me and I’m sure others that have setup there own blogs, it is a steep learning curve and it doesn’t come easy but the satisfaction you gain from it is immeasurable.

    My most important key to getting work done on my blog is to do something on it everyday, even if its small. What has been the thing that has helped you the most to get where you are today?

    Thanks!

    Adam

    • I agree with you Adam. You need to try and get something done on your blog each day, whether it is add new content, or simply spruce up old content. You need to keep it growing.

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