Many people want to start their own blogs because they’ve probably heard from a friend or seen online that there is huge money that can be made on the said platform. You could say that it is one of the most lucrative ways to earn money online.
Having said that, not to brag here, but in my own blog, I generate more than $300,000 a month. Yes, that is possible on a single blog! However, I want to set your expectations right now: The money that I earn on a monthly basis is not possible within a year or two. It took me nearly a decade to reach where I am now.
Still, blogging can help you generate a lot of passive income and you can even make this as your full-time job if you really want to.
Read further to find out how you can create a profitable blog in 2020.
Your Ideas is All that Matters
Sure, you can create a really beautiful website, implement the best SEO campaigns, and so on, but if you do not have the ideas to steer the boat, you are not going to reach massive success in the online field.
Ideas are really what matters when starting a blog. This will not only be your main drive to begin the journey but it will also help you stay motivated in the long run as well.
Now, if you really want to achieve success in the shortest possible time, you want to make sure that you choose a specific topic and then go from there.
There are two things that I want you to learn here: It should be a topic that you are passionate about and it should be one that is known to be quite profitable. Marrying the two might be difficult but it is possible.
Establish Your Brand and Get Good Web Hosting
The domain and web hosting services work hand-in-hand. The former is sort of your address on the web and the latter is pretty much the one that will supply you with the piece of digital land where you can establish your blog.
You will need a good and reliable hosting provider that is able to give you the features that you need while offering it at a price that you can afford. Some suggestions include HostGator, Bluehost, and many others.
Although there are many avenues where you can create your own blog, it is best that you use WordPress. That is because aside from the fact that you can choose a really wonderful theme (both free or paid), you can add custom functionality by installing plugins.
I recommend that you install Yoast for SEO purposes and OptinMonster to help you create email opt-in forms whenever your audience visits your website for the first time. Any other plugins can be used so long as it doesn’t affect page loading speed.
Create an Optimized Content
Now that everything is set up, all you need to do right now is to create content, but you want to make sure that it is optimized for SEO. This means that you need to be using relevant keywords, include internal links (whenever possible), and consider guest posting in other blogs to gain more links back to your website for more traffic (also known as backlinks). Also, it would be best that you include media content such as images, videos, and even GIFs to make your content even more exciting.