How To Start And Create A Highly Profitable And Professional Blog

 
Thanks for stopping by on my blog and for reading this post if you are reading this now that means you are wishing or willing to create a haigh paying blog. Stop anything you are doing and let's. Get started. When I started my blogging carrier last year 2014, I was able to earn
over $250 in my very first 2 months because I provided value. It was quite simple really, I found entertainment Niche a great passion and technology was so simple for me, because if I found
a problem on the Internet, I give it my best to find the solution on my blog and then I monetized it with Google adsense and affiliate marketing. So How Do You Start And What Are The Basic Steps.
1. Your Niche: What are you passionate about?: Most bloggers will tell you to blog about your passion, this is not the only thing, you should also blog about a Profitable Niche or interest you have. If it was just simply your passion, Instead of blogging about
something ridiculous. I'll blog about. Entertainment or Blogging tutorial, because that is what I enjoyed and knew I could make money from. To give you a good idea of what niche is, go to Dealdey and goto there Marketplace and any category they have listed here are all niches that people are promoting or selling Deals in, EG Gadgets, Health Services etc.
2. What's your domain name?
There is no hard and fast rules to your choice of domain . The only rule is to use a keyword in your domain. For instance, if you write about technology,
your domain name should probably include keyphrases such as "tech" eg NaijaWastech, Binoosmartech. And alway keep in mind that good domain names has long been taken so a combination of two or more keywords is recommended here. When working on finding a new domain I use a great FREE tool called Instant Domain Search which will straight away tell you as you type each character if the domain is taken.
3. Change your Domain to dot com: this is so important because most reader will think you are not serious and without changing from .blogspot will make your no looking attractive so hope you do that fast thank God you can now buy dot com or .net etc from your Blogger dashboard for just 12 USD.
4. Install bloggers responsive template this setup is as easy as 1-2-3 as difficult as what other Bloggers makes you think. A neat and a good looking themes will makes your readers ask for gist or tutorials from your blog, So how can you get 1? google is your friend just type the type of Bloggers template you want and you will see thousands free of them, just download one and in upload to your blog don't forget to backup your template before uploading another.
5. Tell the world who you are with "About Me" page Anonymity is the privilege and the fun part of blogging. But your readers deserves the right to know who is talking to them and whom they will be talking to. In such an impersonal world of blogging, a little introduction about you makes it more personal and improve your credibility as a blogger. What you want to reveal is really up to you but just don't hide
behind the mask of your blog.

Blog Optimization
1. Your choice of Blogger or WordPress theme makes a difference. I'm subscribed to the notion that "First Impression
Counts". If you can't convince your visitors to stay engaged in the first one minute or so, you'll probably
not gonna be seeing them again.
Personally, we use a ThemeForest for a few of our sites, they have FREE and Paid Themes, obviously the
paid ones are better, setting you back $70 for two
themes. We personally use the Headlines Theme for
this site and BusyBee for IncomeDiary.com.
Installing your theme is easy, once you have downloaded it from Woothemes, go to your WordPress Admin, click Themes > Upload > Upload Zip File and Activate!
2. What are the top 10 indispensable WordPress plug-ins? What is a plug-in? In layman term, it's an external
code that add a specific function to expand the functionality of your blog. With plug-ins, you can
practically do almost anything you can imagine to your blog.
Though WordPress works right out of the box, a plug- in help to optimize your blog and it's for this very reason, WordPress has been the preferred choice of blogging platform for most bloggers. Due to a plethora of plugins, it's also important to keep in mind that your choice plug-ins should be ones that best serve your blogging needs. Here's a checklist of 10 post-install plugins you ought to install right after the initial setup.
3. Google tools are your best blogging friends I can't say enough how indispensable tools like
Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics to track the performance of your blog. While the core
functions of both tools are primarily to improve your SERP (aka: Search Engine Results Position). Each has its own specific uses you can't do without. If you don't please Google
4. Setup RSS & Email subscription
Despite what you are blogging for, your ultimate goal of everything you do is to drive traffic to your site and convince your visitors to subscribe (read: follow) your blog.
The most common approach to facilitate the process is to register your blog with Feedburner which is a 3rd party application designed to easily manage your RSS subscription and simplify the process of subscribing with just "one easy click". Nothing can be any easier than that. However, from
my own personal blogging. experience, you also need
to take into account the non-techy visitors who are know little about RSS. Hence an alternative in the
form of email subscription may be a good complimentary option. Most internet markets choose to use a service called Aweber so they can have full controle over their email list.
5. Check browser compatibility
Unless you are getting the right premium themes from reputable theme developer i.e. Thesis [insert
your affiliate link] theme, some of the code of those freely available themes may not be compatible
across major browsers, IE in particular. In fact, why 50% of users are still on IE is still beyond me.
A nifty online tool – IE NetRenderer allows you to check how your site is viewed by Internet Explorer 8, 7, 6 or 5.5 and it's completely free!
SEO
1. Submit to Google
Despite what others think that it's no longer necessary, personally I think submitting your blog to
Google index is still worth the effort. Google is indexing and updating billion of pages every day, a little knock at its door does not do your blog any harm, does it?
After all, what have you got to lose to submit your site that will only take less than a minute. Here's
where you can do it.
2. Don't ignore Permalink structure
More often that not, this one of the most important yet overlooked to-do-list right after the initial bog
setup. If it's isn't in your post install checklist yet, I can begin to say enough that ignoring it has
detrimental effect to your search engine visibility.
3. Write for both your readers and search engines Here I'm referring to your choice of post title. A careful choice of title with the proper keyword research is part and parcel of your SEO (aka; search engine optimization) effort. Speaking of which, not only you should write for both search engine and more important, your readers. Basically, your post title is what your readers will see while the blog title is what the search engines robots view.
4. Create robot.txt file – What is robot.txt file? Basically the purpose of creating a robots.txt file is to
improve site indexation by telling search engine crawler to only index your content pages and to ignore other pages (i.e. monthly archives, categories folders or your admin files) that you do not want them to appear on the search index lest it leads to the problem of duplicate content. In layman term, it means that you can't have two or more pages with the same content words for words. Google will just ignore the duplicate contents and not
list them in the index. If your blog is new, the last thing you'll ever need is not to be in Google whitelist,
so to speak.
5. Create a Site map – What is a Sitemap? While Robots.txt instructs search engines which parts of your site to exclude from indexing, a Sitemap tells search engines where you'd like them to go. From a search engine perspective, sitemap is useful for better and faster indexing while a plain HTML sitemap with the use of plug-in provides ease of navigation for your visitors.
1. For Search Engines – If you are on WordPress, install Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator which will
generate XML-Sitemap supported by most of the search engines.
2. For Your Visitors – Clean Archives Reloaded generates a list of your posts sorted by months for
better navigation.
Blog Promotion
1. Blog Commenting I'm a big proponent of blog commenting. What you basically do here to find any blog that's is closely relevant too your niche where you can add your constructive opinions on the subject being discussed via commenting. It's one of the most powerful yet the least expensive
tool to create awareness especially when you are new in the community. No other blog promotion can be as effective as commenting, no question about it.
2. Article Marketing
This is one method that I've found great success with. Not only it's an effective strategy for link building (Google loves more links pointing back to your site), one article of yours will be published in one hundred, if not thousands of other sites, depending on the quality of your article. If writing is in your greatest asset, nothing beats article marketing if you ask me.
3. Guest Blogging: Guest blogging isn't a new phenomenon. It's the
common practice where bloggers write article to be published on other bloggers' blogs. If done right with a reputable host, you'll not only see an increased in your blog traffic and gain a few extra subscribers. With guest blogging, not only will the host's blog receive new fresh content from a different
perspective, the guest blogger will gain a link and the all important exposure.
4. Use of Social Sites
Well, I'm not fond of social sites but the recent buzz of using Tweeter to promote your product and services deserves a certain degree of recognition and I think it's pretty fair that I make an effort to promote the use of it to a certain extent. If you are not into yet, you'll never know what you're missing. Mind ya, it can be addictive. The use of it shouldn't be at the expense of other promotional strategies such as Twitter or Stumble Upon.
5. Forum Marketing
Marketing your site in forums is worthy of a mention too. Though it might take quite a bit of you time to
partake and join the forum discussion, it's still one of the promotional method widely used by the majority of new bloggers.
One common approach is to insert your links in your signature so that whenever you make any post, there
is a likelihood of clicks from other forum posters. The success of forum marketing varied and certainly
depend on the kind of niche you are in and how eye-catching your link signature is.
Make Money Online
1. Google AdSense
Google Adsense is the bread and butter of most bloggers. It's the plug-n-play advertising program you can easily run on your new blog without much effort. Though it's the preferred choice of blog monetization, please keep in mind that without traffic which is usually low in when your blog is new, your earnings from Adsense could be pretty minimal. Its earnings is
pretty much relied upon the kind of traffic you can drive to your site.
2. Affiliate Sales
With that being said above, the next best option is learn and explore the art of affiliate marketing. In simple term, affiliate marketing is about promoting someone's else products where you'll be paid for every referral sale. Depending on the products, you are referring, the referral commission can be as high
as a few hundred dollars. If you are looking for products and eBooks to sell on commission I would recommended Clickbank and Amazon Associates Program.
3. Sponsored Reviews
To touch upon what I've mentioned above earlier, if writing is in your blood and copywriting is your forte,
doing a review for someone else's product or services can be one lucrative source of income. All
you need to do is to write an honest review and offer constructive criticism and you'll get paid for it.
4. Freelance Services
Now those of you who have the skills for say, design, coding or copywriting for that matter, I'd recommend to learn how to leverage your blog to showcase your portfolios. I've seen how others are
successful using their blog to sell their service and earn a decent income out of it. One notable example of this Jacob Class .
5. Private Advertising
Last but not the least, though it's one method I'm not advocating when your blog is new is private
advertising where usually advertisers are willing to buy an ad space on your blog. However advertisers are smart of investors who are only willing to spend the kind of money in a blog with a decent traffic and certain rankings. There are various metrics advertisers are concerned about,
among them are the no. of your subscribers, PageRank, traffic stats and just to name a few. If you don't have any of those yet, this option is
certainly one that you shouldn't think about in the beginning. Instead first focus on building traffic and social networking and advertising opportunities comes naturally thereafter. However if you do have traffic you should definitely get the OIOpublisher plugin which allows you to quickly and easily sell
private advertising on your blog.
Final Thought Setting up a blog is the easy part, what comes next is
a different ball game altogether. It takes a lot of commitment, patience, technical know-hows and most importantly, the passion to see you through the ups and downs of blogging. The above ""How To" guide isn't the ultimate guide to
make money online from the get go but the awareness of the above know-hows is the prerequisites to building a successful blog and bringing you one step closer to your dreams of making money online from your blog.

To Our Blogging Success.

Yakubu Binuyaminu Adeiza
PS: I'm always available for any technical issues. If for some reasons, you are still clueless about the above guideline, please do not hesitate to contact me. +2348168374589 or use use my contact page. #blogging tips

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