These topics are for beginners, who have just heard about the name of blogging and blog, They do not know, What is Blog and Blogging? and how they had to start, what all are the factors involved, What are the types, how they have to monetize, what all are the platforms that have to be considered, I will clear out all your doubts for the beginner, A to Z, I’ll be explaining in an easier language for blogging,
What is Blog and Blogging?
The blog is a website where the information is frequently updated or added.
What is the difference between the blog and the website?
On the website, the information is not updated frequently, For example, There’s a website for the interior designer, and there’s a portfolio in it, the portfolio is not been frequently changed or updated within 2-3 days or within a week, But if there’s a blog, and there some tips are been provided for interior design, how-to guides then for that new blogs would be posted,
New ideas would be posted, on color themes, or for furniture there are a lot of articles on that, so it becomes a blog,
How to make a blog?
But if I give the answer in brief then WordPress is the best option to go for it, So if I talk about the websites that are online, 40% of them are WordPress based.
The websites that are CMS based has a WordPress base is of 64%, the market share of WordPress is higher and its increasing day by day.
WordPress is the best option to go for Blogging, For WordPress we have 2 options, .com and .org
In Short, I suggest you go with WordPress.org If you want to earn money, scale it, or if you have any business.
If you are just a hobby blogger and you want to test, then you can go with WordPress.com So can anyone start a blog?
What do you require to start a blog?
About the types of blogs
The first type is the personal blog, where the person talks about their experiences. The main motive for that type of blog Is to make a connection with their audience through their blog.
Like Hostinger Hosting, where they have written about blogs, They have explained in detail, what is hosting, how to use it, and all about WordPress.
So for giving information, about their own product, the company uses their blogs,
Suppose you want to sell the consultancy services, or software then you can refer to the business blogs, Like, Neil Patel, He doesn’t earn from Adsense and Affiliate marketing, for their blog, Their main revenue is generated from consultancy services, and by selling their software
The main aim for them is to earn money like Shoutmeloud: where you can find how-to guides, For WordPress and blogging and it is being monetized through affiliate marketing the main purpose there is revenue generation.
If you are writing about a particular topic or themes, then it is a niche blog, Like for travel or for travel accessories, Suggestions can be provided, like, what shoes are best for hiking, clothing, bags, that all comes under niche blogs.
The main question that arises is, at what topic, the blog should be started
For blog topic, there are a lot of courses, videos and there are online articles available for it This is known as Niche Selection, the topic on which a blog would be written In short, if I tell you, it depends on your interest and knowledge, Now it shouldn’t mean that you are not at all interested in that topic, It shouldn’t be like that, you would be discussing that topic only when you are the expert on it.
For example: If you have interested in dental
You have knowledge about it, but you are not the expert on it, You can still discuss that topic, You can share your experiences from whatever you are learning, In this manner, gradually, you can build your blog.
The same happens with traveling,
You do not need to be an expert on traveling, you need not be an expert, as you have traveled a whole country for it You should be having basic travel experience, You should know, what sort of bags, shoes, accessories, and which groups you can go along with You can write about it and you can share your experiences,
How can you earn money from it?
You can earn from a blog in many ways, like ads, By selling courses and affiliate marketing, By selling my products or someone else’s products, Selling a product or service, earn through sponsored posts,
There are many ways, so it depends, on what topic you are going along, what is the niche, Through this, you will have to select the methods of monetizations
What all things you need to learn for blogging?
At the very start, you should have a bit of technical knowledge, How to set up a blog, and install WordPress, how to set up plugins, tweak its speed, would have to learn about it
It’s not very difficult if you will spend some time on Google, you will get everything related to it, Then you must know “Content Writing”
“Content Writing” is very important, how to write a blog and you must have an interest in writing, then only you can write something in a blog,
If you don’t have an interest in writing then how would you write about it, Unless and until you have a good team of content writers and you can finance it,
If you can finance your team then you should know how to write basic content and what all things would be required,
You should have a basic experience and interest in that
Then comes SEO,
SEO is very important, Search Engine Optimisation, How it should be written so that it ranks in Google’s Top Pages, how many people are searching and what all is not being searched,
How many competitors are there in a particular article, can your article rank in it or not? So all those things come under SEO,
When you will learn in SEO so that all would come under this, Niche Selection is very important, So you will have to learn all these things at the very start The rest advance level things, a soon as you will progress, you can learn this, Then, can you earn money from blogging, The short answer is, yes you can earn money from a blog,
How much money can be earned from a blog?
There’s no fixed number for that People have earned a lot from blogging, in millions too, The money earned by them has been utilized very well The traffic has also been utilized
There’s no fixed number for that But if you want to know how much is earned through the blog,
Then you can simply type this on google, Blog Income Report,
and you will get many bloggers who showcase their income reports, and also from where they are earning, So you can get that information from there
If you like to write reviews then you have to write Amazon reviews, you can write reviews about that on Google or on Zomato, All the review platforms, and all the pre-existing platforms, where you can simply register and start writing, You can go there and write
It would ensure 2 things,
Whether you are actually interested in writing or are you able to write or not
Second, whatever you are writing, is it liked by your audience or not because these platforms have a lot of audiences already, This thing is good for testing with the audience, I will advise this to every beginner, with this one simple trick, you can save the time of your future and this would increase the possibility of your future income generation
I hope you would have got a rough idea of blog and blogging