How do I Start a Blog and Make Money Online?

This is a step by step and easy to follow guide that will help you setup your own blog from the start. This guide is not to motivate someone to start blogging. It is best suited for someone who already made the decision to start a blog and need some step by step direction of the whole process.

Who Should Use This Guide?

It goes without saying that the following information is for those that know that hard work generates reward.

This guide is intended for anyone who is looking for an answer to any of the following questions:

  • how do I setup a blog?
  • how to start a blog and maintain it?

Now, starting a blog is easy but in order to be able to successfully monetize the blog, you need to establish the blog. In this guide, I have also covered the topics that help you establish your blog so you can monetize it.

There is a lot of good content to go through, so it is a good idea to bookmark this page so you can come back to it later and go over the content at your own pace.

Blog Setup (Getting started)

  1. Getting a good domain name
  2. Getting a cheap and reliable web hosting solution
  3. Setup WordPress on your blog
  4. Selecting a nice theme for your WordPress blog
  5. What WordPress plugins to use
  6. WordPress system integration 101
  7. Creating your blog posts
  8. Creating your blog pages
  9. Adding images to your blog
  10. Using WordPress’s media library
  11. Video answers to top WordPress questions [New]

Creating Content For Your Blog

Establishing Your Blog

Site Optimization


Making Money from Your Blog


Email Marketing

Good Practices

Useful Blogging Tips and Tricks

Tools of The Trade

To be updated…

We will be writing and publishing the bits and pieces of how to start a blog from scratch and make money online over the next few months as time permits.

If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section below and we will follow it up.

Comments (189 responses)

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  7. admin says:

    @Anurag, I would say start a standard WP blog with a news type theme. Each of your blog posts can be a news/update item. WordPress has come a long way where it is a very good CMS platform now. You don’t have to use it only for blogs. You can create a news site using the WordPress platform. This will be cheaper and quick to get going.

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