How Do I Start My Own Blog?

by | Jun 7, 2018 | Building an online business | 6 comments

Entrepreneurship has changed drastically since the advent of the internet. Gone are the days when the best career option one could choose was to be a lawyer, a doctor, engineer and other stereotypical ways to be successful. A degree from a good college and with hours of studying, you could develop the technical skills needed for the job and become one of the high paid professionals.

Being An EntrepreneurHow Do I Start My Own Blog?

But with the advancement in technology and the ways the internet works in the age we live, being an Entrepreneur is something a lot of people are choosing to be. And of course, there are plenty of reasons why choosing this career path can be a really good choice .

The greatest thing about being an Entrepreneur is that you get to be your own boss. There is no one telling you what to do and what not do, no one is there to bark orders at you or put you through that awkward position where you work is ridiculed in front of many of your colleagues and seniors.

Being an Entrepreneur ensures that you do not have to go through any of that ever again. But it is tough and any loss you incur while running a business, it is all going to fall on your head and there will be no one to share that burden with you.

So, the kind of business you get in has to be thoroughly researched because even to start it initially will require huge amounts of investments. Or does it?

As I have said before, things have changed a lot since the advent of the internet and more so in the field of online business opportunities and there is one way through which you get every chance possible of starting and a running business without making any investment. You can do so by creating a blog and becoming an affiliate marketer.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Okay, so let me give you an example that you will probably be seeing on a daily basis

Have you ever wondered about just how those popular blogs you visit make money? Some of the bloggers you see earn huge chunks of money and they are not shy about showing it off on their social media accounts. So how do they do it? Well, you may have guessed it but if you have noticed the plethora of ads you see on their web page as soon as you visit them, that is how.

Many of the business owners use popular blogging platforms and websites to advertise their products and services they sell. So, bloggers in this scenario are the affiliate marketers who have been hired by various companies to sell their products.

The way this works is that the owner of a blog or a website will put up a banner or a text ad or just a link on their website and if the visitors of that blog clicks on the ad and makes a purchase, the blogger earns a commission rate which is agreed upon.

Sounds easy right? It is anything but easy. Generating traffic to your website or in simple words, getting people to like your blog or a website which will make them visit your page often is the key. So technically speaking, you need to be an internet influencer where your blog will portray your ideas, thoughts or anything in general. It could be a blog about food, cooking, sports, life, philosophy, news, politics, science or whatever. It just has to be legit enough to attract enough amount of traffic to your web page.

How you do this is not easy and there are skills you will need to develop in order to be successful in the business of blogging. But there is one way that you can be assured of making a successful venture into the world of online business is through a Wealthy Affiliate.

What is Wealthy affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate

It basically provides you will all the essential knowledge and training which you will require, in order to be successful in the field of online business. There are plenty of such websites who offer affiliate training programs which are supposed to teach you about affiliate marketing but most are a scam and Weatlhy Affiliate is perhaps the most reliable and trusted affiliate marketing tool you will get.

Signing up is easy and you do not need to pay any membership fees to join the Wealthy Affiliate, which I think is great if you look at all the other platforms who charge you for signing up. Once you do sign up, what you should do is, set up your account including a profile picture, enroll yourself in their level 1, “Online Entrepreneur Certificate – Getting Started Program” and pop into live chat to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have. This is available 24/7 so you’ll never have to wait for help.

These courses will basically teach you about how to choose your target audience, setting up your blog, writing content, adding pages, writing blog posts and to get rankings. These are the crucial aspects of affiliate marketing and this will help you get started. And as a free member to be able to do that is pretty awesome.

Once you learn this, through WA, you can run your own free website (you can have two free websites) and it allows you to learn the step-by-step process of running your blog.

Then you will have to choose your target audience to make your blog really successful. This is basically deciding what your content is and who will be interested in it. This is truly essential because if your content is dull and unattractive, no one is going to be visiting your site and that will result in zero sales. Wealthy Affiliate can help you learn how to do all of these things. So, you’ll be able to earn as you learn.

Remember, this post has just shown you certain things you can do to make money online with no investments but that was limited to money alone. You still will have to invest your time as it will be required to successfully grow your online business into a full source of generating regular income.

Answering the question ‘how do I start my own blog?’ I recommend you head over to Wealthy Affiliate and learn all there is to know about creating a successful online business with your blog.

6 Comments

  1. Furkan

    I think that this is a quite good business model however I wonder a couple of things since I consider myself as a beginner. So I wonder what is the potential of it? And I am thinking of working a couple of hours everyday. Would that be enough and what is your experience?

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    • Jackie

      Hello and thanks for visiting.

      I believe that being consistent with your website is a must for success.  A couple of hours every day is better than 8 hours one day and then not doing anything for two weeks.

      I started off by working so hard and had ‘burnout’ so I changed my tactics and spent 3 hours a day on my site through the week and if I had time at the weekend I’d work on my site.  This worked well for me but I don’t spend so much time now as most of the tasks are automated now.  I still enjoy the time I spend on my websites though.

      I wish you every success with your online ventures

      Jackie

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  2. Linda

    Hi Jackie,
    I enjoyed this article on starting your own blog. I have to agree that the Internet has completely changed the entrepreneurial landscape. Engaging in affiliate marketing as a blogger is something that anyone can do if they’re sufficiently motivated. It does require persistence, but over time the rewards can be amazing. Wouldn’t you agree?

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    • Jackie

      Hi Linda

      I agree with you whole-heartedly.  The rewards can be great but it is important to realise it takes hard work to become truly successful, as with any other venture.

      Jackie

      Reply
  3. Henry

    Hi Jackie, Thank you for introducing me to the world of online affiliate marketing.

    It all sounds so very interesting and it is an area I have wanted to get into for a very long time but there are so many companies on the internet that are either scamming the public or are not delivering what they had initially promised, leaving us out of pocket and very disappointed.

    I have now contemplated joining Wealthy Affiliate based on the information you have provided in the above and the free websites and level one training to get us started is really fantastic.

    I will sign up immediately to their program. You have been a great help. Thank you.

    Henry

    Reply
    • Jackie

      Hello Henry

      I agree with you about the amount of scams on the internet.  I’ve been a victim in the past and it’s an unpleasant experience.

      I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate and have loved every minute of it.  I’m still learning and wouldn’t go any where else.

      I wish you good luck with your ventures and hopefully we can chat within the virtual corridors of Wealthy Affiliate.

      Jackie

      Reply

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