So, you’re thinking “I want to learn how to blog” but you’re not quite sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck today because I have everything you need here. Not only are you going to learn the basics of how to structure a blog post and where to create a blog, I can also show you where you can get some pretty awesome training for free.
Why is Blogging Important?
Do you know what Google really likes? It really likes fresh content. If you have a website that has fresh content, Google starts to take notice of you. If you keep being noticed by google (in a good way) then you will start to show up in the search results. This means you will start getting targeted traffic to your website, which is ultimately what it’s all about.
By blogging regularly, you will be putting fresh content on your website. It’s really that simple, but there’re a couple of catches:
- You have to write well.
- You have to blog consistently
If you fail on either of those points, you’re really wasting your time. But if you can nail both those points, you’re onto a winner…eventually.
Can Blogging Make You Money?
Yes, blogging can make you money. There are several different ways you can earn money from your writing:
1) Write for Someone Else
If you can get employed by someone to write the content for their blog so they don’t have to, you can earn money right away. The only problem is, you may struggle to get a lot per article, and it’s very difficult to scale this model up into a big income.
2) Put Ads on Your Site
There are many ad networks out there that you can join to put ads on your site. The most popular and well-known is probably Google Adsense. If you have enough blog posts on your site, all the tiny amounts of revenue from the ads may amount to a good sum. the big downside of this is that these days many people have ad blocking installed on their web browser.
3) Affiliate Marketing
This is where you promote other people’s products on your site. If someone clicks from your site to the other person’s site, you earn a commission. This is probably the best way to earn money from blogging. I have written a couple of previous articles about how you can do this:
How to Structure a Blog Post
The best way to write a blog post is to spit it up with subheadings and images. If you can find related videos, it might be worth including them too, because people love videos. The reason why it’s great to break up the text like this is it is far easier for people to read or skim through to find what they are looking for. Nobody wants to wade through one big chunk of text.
So once you have your main topic, try to break it down into subtopics. These can be your subheadings. Then all you need to do is to write a moderate amount for each subtopic. This article you are reading right here is a good example of what I am talking about.
Where to Create a Blog
There are many free blogging platforms out there. Probably the first one, and the most famous is Blogger, owned by Google. Then there is WordPress.com, which is probably better actually. Others include Tumblr, LiveJournal, Weebly, SquareSpace, Google+, Wix, Medium, Hubpages and TypePad.
While these are all free, I would recommend taking a different route. You see, you don’t just want to create a blog, you want to learn all about blogging. This brings me neatly onto my next point…
Free Website and Training
What if I said I had found a place where you can create 2 free websites with just a few clicks, but also get free training on how to get started blogging? If I told you that you could get 10 lessons free with your 2 free websites, wouldn’t you be excited?
Such a place does indeed exist, and it’s called Wealthy Affiliate.
Here is Kyle from Wealthy Affiliate giving a walkthrough of everything that WA has to offer.
If you are interested in Wealthy Affiliate but are still not quite sure if it’s right for you, you can find out more by reading my Wealthy Affiliate Review.
Got any questions/comments?
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Wishing you great success,