Every where you go, you hear people saying ”blogging, blogging”, right? How should you create a blog very fast for a business purpose in order to make money online?
My name is Abdulrazaq Yahaya and I am the founder and CEO of www.fastknowers.com. While I am rendering a tech and an educational services on this blog, I am a student and currently studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi state.
In this article, I will break down everything with you about blogging, how you can open your own blog, how to become a blogger and how you can make money from blogging. The guides that I am going to share today are useful to everyone in the community, whether you are a business person, student or a hustler.
Please read the guides in this article carefully completely if you want to be a successful blogger in no time (very fast). If this is your very first time that you want to create or open a blog, there are few things you should know about opening a blog.
It is very important to note that blog is different to website but they work interchangeably. The good news is that you can open either one of them or both two of them.
I created my blog on July 2020 myself by using a little programming language (Java, CSS and HTML) that I learned and since then, I have been managing it while it’s been earning a little amount of $ for me daily and monthly.
Do you want to become a blogger? If yes, then you have to sacrifice your time to take or learn my blogging Masterclass step by step. After you learn my masterclass, you would immidiately become a blogger and start making money from your blog.
Blogging being the best platform that assures that everyone who does it must be paid accordingly, it is now in trend among young ladies and gentlemen. Perhaps, it is not a news that blogging pays.
Read this also: top best lucrative skills that can be learned or acquired in 2021.
As a matter of fact, blogging has been paying and will of course continue to pay. If you are determined to become a blogger, then you are very lucky to be among the people who have read or come across this article.
Advantages/importance of opening a blog
Opening a blog has many advantages and some of them are:
- You have the right to sell any product or service you may have
- Outbreak of pandemic cannot prevent you from doing it
- You can talk to a limitless number of people
- Out yourself from others
As you have just known the advantages of opening a blog, now let’s start discussing with you how to open a blog step by step from beginner’s level to a professional or advanced level.
How to create and open a blog (step by step guide) very fast
Blogging is the process of writing articles as in form of journal on the internet in which the newly written ones appear at the top page date by date.
From the simplest definition of blogging given above, it can be deduced that to become a successful blogger, you must know how to write a compelling and pleasant articles every day.
Can you proud yourself for being a good writer to continue to open a blog? If you can write very nice and what people love to read, then you can achieve your success in blogging in no time.
Now, how to open a blog?
Before you can successfully open a blog, here are few things you should have or know:
- Have a good laptop and smartphone
- Ability to pick what you are interested in and can be able to write many things about
- Register your blog
- Install WordPress
- Add theme or design your blog
- Post article regularly
- Ability to promote or share your blog
- Be able to write fluent language
- Money to support the cause running or future project of your blog
- Be patient while blogging
Top best web hosting registrars in 2021
In 2021, below are the top best web hosting registrars we can gladly recommend you to host a blog with.
Web hosting registrars are the companies that help you register your blog or website on wordpress’ server thereby preventing you from writing a code purposely to register your blog.
In olden days, blog and website can only be created by the people who know a lot of programming language, but this current time that the technology has completely invented all over the places, everyone can open a blog as many as he/she wants at the comfort of his/her home.
However, there are some web hosting registrars that the services they offer aren’t useful or beneficial to your blog. And thus, it’s very important to seek an advice from the people who’ve been opening before you in order to help you choose the right registrar.
For us at www.fastknowers.com, our recommended web hosting registrar is Namecheap because with it you can register and transfer new blog and for free of charge can also be able to transfer an existing blog from another web hosting registrar.
Now, the top best web hosting registrars in 2021 are:
If you want to get a domain extension for the url of your blog, for example, .ng, .com.ng, .edu.ng, etc, then locate Nigerian based web hosting registrar like Garrantor or Whogohost.
After hosting your domain with them, you just simply have to install wordpress on your Cpanel and immediately start posting contents. Another important thing to remember is creating a professional email address, for example, support.yourblogname.com.
If you are having any question, please reach out to us via our comment box or contact form or simply contact the customer care service of your domain registrar.
How to open a blogging account step by step
When you are about start doing blogging business, it very important for you to open its account in the first place. Now, the following discussions will clarify anything to you from beginners level to advanced level on how to open a blog, how should a blogger live his/her life and how a blogger can make money from his/her blog.
1. Have a good laptop and smartphone
Any business that you want to do online, smartphone or laptop must be used. Without having your personal device which you can use to access internet every time you want, you will be spending a lot if you consider using another person’s device.
You can use a very active smart android phone to open and manage your blog and if something start becoming better, upgrade to laptop. An android phone that has 2GB RAM and above is enough to start a blog.
We don’t wholeheartedly recommend you not to use a smartphone to open a blog, in fact, I myself used mobile phone to manage everything on my blog before but the disadvantage was that it can’t be used to do something very fast and comfortably.
The choice is yours now and hence if you have money, just buy your laptop once and for all. And if you don’t have money because of the domain and hosting package you are going to buy for your blog, you can continue managing your very own phone.
2. Pick what you are interested in
A blog is like a newspaper, as I always say, for this reason, thousands of persons are expected to be on your blog for newly updated contents every day.
Meanwhile, creating a blog require you to post what you have a lot of knowledge about
and which you can teach other people about and also know that people need it.
Ability to pick your niche when opening a blogging account is not a something that any person who want to become a blogger should be put unconsidered, else success in blogging would be probably not experienced.
Do you want to be a successful blogger in order to be making money online and have a fame of financial freedom or live an enjoying life you could possible want? If yes, then ask yourself now about what you know a lot about and can be able to teach other people about.
Please note that your first and main aim of opening a blog is to be making people’s lives easy.
To be successful in blogging, don’t request or demand money at the early time, as a matter of fact, by helping people on your blog and making their lives become easier for free of charge, people will themselves pay you money.
For example, if you know a lot about medical treatment, you can pick it as your niche and start posting different important articles about it for your readers. By so doing, to ensure that your blog earns you money, start selling your own products (medicine) or buy them from another companies which you know that they produce best quality medicine and start selling to the people who come to your blog to read an article about your medical advice.
3. Register your blog
After you have known what you will be regularly capable to teach other people if you open an account of blogging, the next step is registering your blog. A blog can be registered online with some registration fees.
With Namecheap, you can open a blog with as low as $42 which can lasts for up to 36 months.
Registration of a blog requires two things; hosting registration and domain registration. One company, Namecheap, as earlier mentioned above can help you with both domain and hosting registration.
Domain is the name of your blog, for example Fasknowers, the name of our blog, and the company which registered it with .com is our domain registrar while hosting is the internal server which your blog stand on, for example, the office where you carry out your business.
If you want to register your brand new blog, we are very pleased to advise you to buy both domain and hosting package from one company. Why do we advise you to do that while you can buy in cheap from different companies?
Buying domain and hosting plan from different companies is a risk that can make your blog to be down in future.
If you want to register your blog, browse online yourself and pick the domain and hosting registrar company that is right for you and make sure that they have a positive reputation.
4. Install WordPress
After you have successfully purchased your domain and hosting plan, then the company that registered your blog for you will send you a receipt via an email address you provided to them.
By carefully reading that receipt, you will find the login details of your Control Panel (CPanel) which you can use to login to your CPanel dashboard and start managing the functions and activities of your blog.
Upon logging into your CPanel dashboard, you will find how to install wordpress for your blog by using Softaculous. In addition, if you want to create a professional email address, by logging in to your cpanel, you will see how to it the right way.
It is after you install wordpress that you can be able to create an article and page or design your blog. In your cpanel, you have many files under your file manager. Some of the files that you can find in your file manager storage if you log in your cpanel are robot.xml, root domain, etc.
Please don’t add or edit any one if you don’t know what it is meant for. Do not share your cpanel and wordpress logging details with anyone except the developer who you hire
to help you do something on your blog.
To prevent your blog from hackers, that is why it is recommended for you to have a professional email address and hence don’t use an email address you used to access your cpanel and wordpress dashboard as the means of contact for your fans, for example, for more information, please email me (then your email address here).
To make your fans contact you, simply create a contact page and contact form and direct them to there any time you want them to contact
5. Add theme or design your blog
Installing worpress from your cpanel by using the software called Softaculous will enable you have a full control of your blog.
If wordpress has been istalled successfully as we have instructed above earlier, now
you can start to add theme you like to your blog and start designing it.
If you are not a web designer that means you can’t have an attractive blog. You can hire a front end web designer online from Fivver or from justfrom5k to assist you gladly design your blog better than you wish at an agreed and minimum service charge.
Meanwhile, you can add free theme to your blog and manage it till you have started to grow if you don’t have a lot of money to purchase premium theme and hire a web designer to design some parts of your blog for you.
There are many free themes on the theme directory of wordpress. One thing about adding a theme is that each theme performs specific functions. For example, if your blog is about education, there is a specific theme for you and if it’s about selling a book, there are many themes for that as well.
Premium themes are the one which you must purchase before you can use while free theme is free of charge.
Now, you may ask; what is the difference between free and premium them? Or is premium theme better than free theme?
Free theme is good but premium theme is better than it in terms of SEO, fast navigation, pleasant appearance (user interface) and lots more. In some cases, the footer of your blog may be tagged with the name of your theme and its developer(s) which can make you look unprofessional in the eye of your fans.
Adding a premium theme to your blog will enable you turn anything about the design and user interface of your blog, you can customize the footer, widget, header, in fact, everything about your blog as how as you like without restriction.
Please note that some free themes are purely developed and can affect your blog directly or indirectly. Any time you are about to add a theme to your blog, please carefully
read the reviews and ratings of the people who had once added such theme to their blogs.
6. Post article regularly
Have you designed up your blog? Does it look neat as how as you wanted? Now, it is time to start posting an article in order to show your business to the whole world.
Anytime you going to post an article on your blog, consider posting the one you are happy to rank for. Post articles regularly about your niche and be sharing it with your friends on social media.
According to the analysis of search engine ranking, a topic or what you always write about with focus on your blog will be considered as your niche and this is what you will be rewarded with.
For example, if you post articles about tech always, then your blog will be ranking where other tech blogs rank on search engine. Assuming 70% of your articles is about entertainment, that means your blog has been automatically categorized as an entertainment blog.
Any type of article you want to write on your blog is accepted but to make a long lasting and trust with your audience, that is why you should write one type of article so that every time your audiences visit your blog, anything they see should be the one they like.
If you can’t write an article, you can hire content marketers who will gladly carry out article creation service for you at an agreed price. For example, you can bargain with content marketer to write an article for your blog which you will pay for based on the length of an article created.
Are you a good writer and can be able to write an article on your blog yourself? If yes, then start creating little by little, you will eventually know how to write a wonderful and compelling article if you don’t quit blogging.
Try to have your own followers on your social media accounts and alert them
anytime you have published a new article on your blog.
7. Ability to promote or share your blog
After you have successfully found a blog and start posting articles on it, now is the right time to promote your blog’s content to the people who matter to your business.
Promoting your blog means reaching out to the people who may want to buy your products or use your services.
The number of people that will be visiting your blog has a limit and sometimes most of them not have the money to buy or patronage what you sell. Hence, sharing and promoting your blog through targeting in inform of advertising is very, very ideal.
Big companies that have loyal customers are doing advertising in order to reach new customers daily, now what about you that haven’t made any reputation, why are you about to neglect promoting and sharing your blog?
Please note that nothing about how to open a successful blog as I have been discussing in this article is negligible. Perhaps, as you have been reading, carefully apply all guides I have shared with you as you’ll surely find them useful in future.
Put social media sharing button on your blog for people to be able to
share your article with their friends on social media easily.
Displaying sharing button on your blog seems to be a professional duty especially when you are a beginner. Showing social media sharing buttons (Facebook, WhastApp, Twitter, etc) like the ones on the blog of other people should not be regarded as big things by you.
To make people’s lives easy, developers have developed different plugins just to make you display sharing button on your blog. One of our favorite sharing button plugins is Mash share wordpress plugin.
8. Be able to write fluent language
To become a successful blogger, you must be able to produce helpful articles with fluent language.
The secret behind writing a good quality fluent articles is that it encourages your readers to spend a lot of time reading your articles.
Learn how to write an article in such a way that is engaging and encouraging.
In fact, the page views that you are experimenting on your analytics account are not resulted from bolts but human beings that engage your blog, hence, if you write jargons for them, your page views may get down and it can quickly lead to your lower ranking on search engine.
Have fun with your readers while you are writing an article on your blog. Do not write what that seems to be abusive or offensive and make sure you use your grammar and spelling very correctly.
In conclusion, a blog that lacks an articles that hasn’t got a fluent and correct language usage should correct itself for retaining people who are in need of an information posted in your article.
Meanwhile, many people use Grammarly to improve and correct their sentence and grammatical errors while they are writing anything on their device, please consider visiting grammarly’s website for more important information.
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