Hey guys! This is a very different kind of post and in this article I am gonna discuss about Blogging. So I know very well that quite of our readers are already aware of the fact that one can earn money online by blogging, but the question is that How to get started with Blogging? I’ve already written a post on this blog that how can you set up a blog, and there I demonstrated blogger.com. before proceeding any further let me tell you that there are two platforms on which you can make your own blog. they are blogger.com and wordpress.com.
You can either go for wordpress or blogger (Yes you can earn money with both of them) If you are confused between these two then my recommendation is to go with wordpress.com because, it offers quite a lot of customization and yeah it’s pretty easy to design your own blog using wordpress compared to other blog making platforms.
In this thread, I’ll tell you how to design your very own free blog in matter of minutes! Here I won’t talk about internet power using functionalities like SEO or Adsense. if you are a beginner or haven’t involved with blogging ever in your life, then it is highly recommended to first know about basic things and once you master them you’ll be great to go with professional blogging. You guys need to keep it in mind that starting a money making blog initially without any experience can lead to a lot of issues and confusions. I know that currently a lot of confusions are bursting in your mind and that’s pretty normal so before getting into the tutorial I’ll try to clear some your confusions regarding this subject.
YOU’D LIKE TO READ : HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE 5 POINTS STRATEGY
ALSO READ : HOW TO GET STARTED WITH BLOGGING (BLOGGER.COM)
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE AND PRO BLOGGING ?
As the name indicates ‘free’ here everything would be completely free without any sort of charges unlike pro blogging where you will need to invest bucks for your own domain. and free blogging can’t earn you money and will be full of limitations like limited space for images in the post content. but pro blogging gives you the full liberty to place ads on your websites and thus earning you money.
WHAT IS MEANT BY ‘YOUR OWN DOMAIN’ AND SUBDOMAIN ?
When you’ll start blogging on any blogging platform for example if you chose wordpress then the name of your website will be : example.wordpress.com It depicts that you don’t have your own domain and you own a free sub domain of wordpress. and if you’d have :
example.com then it’ll be called that you own your own domain. again getting your own domain costs you money.
WHY IT IS BETTER NOT TO GET YOUR OWN DOMAIN UNLESS YOU MASTER BASICS OF BLOGGING ?
Ok so you know that you can earn money by blogging. Right? You made your blog and invested for a domain and you are fully unprofessional without any knowledge or experience, In this case your business will go down in very short time and you’ll end up in loss and frustration. when you invest for a domain you are charged monthly or annually 8$ or 9$ per month or year. and you are losing money but aren’t able to make money by blogging. now the consequences are straightforward Loss!!
Now I think that I’ve cleared all of your confusions and now I’ll show you how to get started with free blogging using wordpress.com.
How to Blog in Five Easy Steps:
Part 1: Registration
• Go toWordPress.com
• Click on “Sign Up” in the center of the upper (black) menu bar
• NEXT PAGE: Type in your blog address choice(s) – WordPress will provide immediate feedback re: whether your choice(s) are available. Next, choose a username and a password, type in the email address associated with the account, and choose a language (English is the default). Click “Create blog”
• NEXT PAGE: Check your e-mail to for the link to complete your registration. Go to your email, click the link, and registration is complete. Your account is now active!
• Login to your new blog account with your username and password. In the upper (black) menu bar, click on “Dashboard”
Part 2: Activate Your Theme
• On the left side menu, choose Appearance > Themes.
Browse the WP theme library. When you find a FREE theme that looks interesting, click the words “Live Preview” just below the screen shot. If you like what you see, choose “Save and Activate” in the upper left corner of your page. (Note: If you’ve already browsed themes and know what you want, simply type in the name in the search box upper left, then click on “Activate.”) The basic design of your blog is now in place.
Part 3: Tweak Your Blog Design
• In the left hand menu bar, go to Settings > General Settings.
Start at the top by typing in the “name” (not to be confused with the website address url). This name will appear in the header – it’s what you want your readers to see when they view your site, such as “Molly Greene, Writer.” It doesn’t have to be the same name/phrase you chose for your url. Next, choose a tagline (optional) such as, “Author, Blogger, Windbag.” (Note: Yours will be much more literate and sophisticated.) At the bottom of the page, Click “Save.” (Note: Depending on the theme you choose, you may need to choose a background and/or upload a header. You’re on your own here.)
• To view your NEW blog, click on the name you typed in, which now appears in the upper (black) menu bar. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Part 4: Add Widgets
• In the left hand menu bar, go to Appearance > Widgets. (What the heck is a widget?)
Widgets enhance the design and functionality of your blog. On this page, you will choose what you want your readers to “see” and use in the right margin of your website (or left, depending on your chosen theme.) The most common widgets are an Email Subscription form (aka a widget called “Follow blog”) Categories, Archives, a Facebook Like box, and a Tag Cloud (a visual of your most-used tags. It might be best to add this later, after you have a few posts and tags). Add a Meta box at the bottom so you can easily log in to your site.
• Once you’ve decided on widgets you want, grab them with your mouse one at a time and “drag” them from the list on the left to the boxes on the right. Where you drag and drop widgets will affect your blog layout. Experiment!
• Done? Click on your blog’s name in the upper black menu bar and check it out! You can play with the type and positioning of widgets, and you can change them in the future.
Part 5: Publish Your First Post!
• In the left hand menu bar, go to Posts > Add New.
The WordPress publishing tool can be a little slow, so I recommend you write and edit posts in a word processing program, then copy & paste the text into the box on the “New Post” page. The title of your post goes in the box at the top of the page (“Enter title here”). To add a link in the body of the post, highlight the content where you want the link to appear, click on the odd-looking chain link thingy in the menu bar above the content window, paste the actual link into the pop-up box, choose “open link in new window,” then click “Add link” at the bottom of this box.
• Click the “SAVE DRAFT” button upper right on the page OFTEN!
• To view (and proof) the page as it will actually appear when published, click the “Preview” button upper right on the page.
• Ready to post? Click the dark blue “Publish” button upper right on the page.
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Tutorial Source – molly-greene