This a guide on a step by step guide on how to start a blog and make money online. This guide will help you to start a blog, run it in a free time and make money consistently if you put in the hard work

What is a blog?

A blog is a regularly updated website or web page written in informal and conversational style, it is run by an individual, a small group or company.  Blogs are a type of website where content is represented in reverse chronological order i.e. newer content appears first.

Blogs are different from websites because they are regularly updated and are very dynamic unlike websites where content is organized into static pages and isn’t updated frequently.  Oftentimes business websites run blog sites as part of a larger website to help inform and educate their customers easily and fast. Blogs can be in simple terms called websites but not all websites can be called blogs.

In this article, you will learn how to start a blog in a few easy ways as below:

  • Set up your blog.
  • Choose a profitable niche.
  • Setup and install WordPress.
  • Choose your blog’s theme.
  • Install a few easy WordPress plugins
  • Create or hire great content.
  • Promote your blog through social media

You can use WordPress to create both, and most business owners use it to create their small business websites.

In this article I want to show you how to register and run a blog after you set it up. Anyone can write and start a blog these days.

In the early days of blogging, users needed to have HTML and PHP coding skills to even update blogs. Nowadays, there are plenty of blogging tools like WordPress, Medium, Blogger, Wix, Squarespace, etc. that allow you to easily create your first blog without needing to learn or write code.

Choosing the wrong blogging platform can be a problem at times but with our guide, that mistake won’t be made.

We recommend using WordPress, it is the world’s most popular blogging platform and website builder. Over 41% of all websites on the internet are built using WordPress.

*If you don’t want to go through the whole article, see below for the step by step instructions to setup a blog.

Learn how to start a blog in a few easy steps, as follows;

  1. Set up your blog
    *By going to and signing up for a website name.
  1. Choose your blog’s niche
    *Best niches to select from are; Digital Marketing, self-improvement, and Self-care, Personal Finance and Investing, Recipes and Food, Health and Fitness, Blogging and making money online.
  1. Install WordPress
  1. Choose your blog’s theme.
    *Most widely used themes include; Divi, Astra, SeedProd, Ultra, OceanWP, StudioPress, Avada, Soledad.
  1. Install some easy WordPress plugins
    *Best WordPress plugins include; Elementor, W3 Total Cache, Jetpack, Yoast SEO, WPForms, All in One SEO.
  1. Create great content
    *You can start by writing your own blogs for the first two months, then go to Upwork to look for writers.
    *Best websites to find content writers websites include; Upwork, Fiverr, ProBlogger Job board, Flexjobs, TextBroker.
    *Make sure you start with around 3-4 blog posts and increase the number periodically.
  1. Design your Blog
    *Best websites to hire wordpress developers. The ones I have used in the past include; Upwork, Fiverr(for beginners), Freelancer, WPhired.
    *Start a blog with 3-4 posts and develop it over the long-term.
  1. Promote your Blog
    *Build Links to your site
    *Share your blog on social media
    *Answer questions on Quora
    *Reach out to influencers
    *Promote your blog on Pinterest
    *Build internal links

*Remember, you’re trying to build a business for the next 2-3 years so start small and incrementally add more blog posts, pages, and links to your website.

1. Choose Your Blog’s Niche.

Every blog needs a catchy niche. You need to choose a niche that you are passionate about and audiences can never lose interest-topics people are searching for – whether it’s exercises, cooking, travel, dogsitting, Lifestyle, fashion, software reviews select a niche that will have a long term monetary return.

Always choose a niche that intersects between Skills, passion, experience, and monetary gain.

Topics can vary from fashion, food, personal lifestyle, travel, product blogs to even weird topics about dancing, different cultures, art.

Most professional bloggers would advise that you start with blogging something you are passionate about because it helps you maintain a consistent writing schedule and be able to push through failure to succeed.

In this module, you choose your niche between your passion, skills, and experience. But the best practice is to do the market research because the last thing you want as a beginner is to blog about the stuff no one wants to read.

Here are some questions to ask yourself;

  • Can you make money from your Niche? if not look at the best niches to try
  • Do you have the passion to keep going?
  • Do you have information on a given niche?

Follow the steps below to get into a niche in which you are likely to succeed.

●  Choose a niche that you would like to talk about with others.

See below for some niches you would like to write about;

Blogging is fun, but only when you are talking about the stuff that you like. Because to be successful in blogging and to rank your blog you need to regularly update it.

And when you are blogging about the things that don’t interest you, you’re most likely to give up after a while. So always go for the topic that makes you happy while learning or blogging about it. In this way, you will stay motivated and patient through the process.

Best niches to try for your blog;

Perosnal Finance

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Frugal living
  • Investing
  • Saving for retirement
  • Budgeting
  • Financial independence


  • Content marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Social media marketing
  • Search engine optimization
  • Email marketing
  • Pay-per-click advertising

Design and development

  • Web design
  • Web development
  • eCommerce
  • App development
  • UX design
  • Website security


  • Software reviews
  • Apple products
  • Business automation
  • Consumer electronics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Android products


  • Study hacks
  • Online courses
  • SAT prep
  • Language learning
  • College-to-career prep
  • K-12 blog for parents


  • Movie reviews
  • TV show guides
  • Music reviews
  • Celebrity gossip
  • Arts and culture
  • Celebrity interviews


  • Local travel tips
  • Travel hacks
  • Travel deals
  • RV life
  • Digital nomads
  • Living abroad

Food and drink

  • Restaurant and bar reviews
  • Baking and cooking tips
  • Homebrewing
  • Vegan recipes
  • Dieting tips
  • Healthy eating

Beauty and fashion

  • Product reviews
  • Healthy hair
  • Makeup tutorials
  • Skincare tips
  • Fashion trends
  • beauty DIY

Health and fitness

  • Self-care
  • Men’s health
  • Mental health
  • Women’s health
  • Sports
  • Workout routines and tips


  • Game reviews
  • PlayStation games
  • Gaming tips, tutorials, and walkthroughs
  • XBOX games
  • RPGs
  • Board games

Lifestyle and hobbies

  • Photography
  • DIY hacks
  • Writing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Knitting
  • Books
  • Gardening


  • Dog parenting tips
  • Inspiring pets
  • Dog training
  • Adopt-don’t-shop stories
  • Pet health and wellness
  • Cute animal pics and memes

If you are not really sure what interests you the most, go to platforms like, Read from the most popular bloggers and read 10 or 20 blogs on different topics.

After doing so take a pen and paper and write down about 5 blog post ideas that you’ll be able to write. Then write on these topics and see how it turns out for you.

Don’t go for the niche that you don’t properly understand. Because if you can’t portray yourself as an expert, people won’t listen to you.

When choosing a niche, its time to brainstorm about it;

  • What do you want others to know
  • Where you have a long experience
  • Any industry leverage about a niche
  • Where you can passionately extract value

● Market research

This is one of the most important steps in this starting a blog. You can’t just make a guess that the niche you are choosing has a certain amount of audience.

For this, you have to use the proper tools to see whether the niche you are choosing has a proper audience or not. One of the best tools to use here is google trends.


The best Niches to choose from include;
  • Personal Finance and investing
    Best themes include; Divi, Astra, OceanWP, Ultra
  • Lifestyle
    Best themes include; Lavander, Lisbeth, Anahata, Lafeminite.
  • Health and Fitness
    Best themes include; Avada, Cliniq, MedicalPress, Soledad, HealthFlex, Medilink.
  • Fashion
    Best themes include; Hestia Pro, Divi, Gallery Pro, Shoppe, OceanWP, Astra, Loge.
  • Food and Recipes
    Best themes include; EasyMeals, Florentine, Sprout & Spoon, Cookiteer, Kale, Cookely.
  • Pets
    Best themes include; Kurma, Pet Shop, Montblanc, Mozzy, Eclipse, Coastline, Atmosphere.
  • Travel
    Best themes include; Blossom Travel Pro, Sarada, Chic Pro, Travel Diaries Pro, Rishi Theme, Blossom Floral Pro, Blossom Magazine Pro, Astra
  • Parenting
    Best themes include; Ariel Pro, Peggi, Happy Baby, Blossom Mommy, The Essence, Elementor.
  • Tech Products and software reviews
    Best themes include; Newspaper,   Avada, Divi, Astra, Bucket, Minimalist Blogger, Uncode, Astra, NewsTimes.
  • Education
    Best themes include; Clever Course, Invent, Education Academy, Masterstudy, Fleming Pro, Divi, Grand College.

Google trends will tell you how much traffic you can potentially get on a particular topic.

So go on to the google trends search for the topic that you are going to blog about and see how many people are searching for it.

And the best thing about it is that it shows you the graph where you can see the trend increase or decrease.

So if it’s decreasing it is better to stay away but if it’s increasing it will be great to board that train and hope that it carries your blog towards success.

● Choose a medium-size niche

After choosing the topic you are going to write about and doing the research about the trends, the next thing you’ll be doing is to go on to google and search for these terms.

If there are a lot of results and there are very high authority websites already blogging about that topic it’s better to stay away from it. Scroll down to the bottom of the results page and check the relevant topics and search them.

If competition is low, write on these topics. And it is one of the best practices to do while you are a newbie to write on the micro topics because there is less competition on the small topic and the chances to rank are higher.

You can also use Google AdWords planner to see the monthly search volume and decide accordingly. If a particular search term gets 1000 to 15000 visitors per month and the competition is not very high, that’s perfect to write. Anything less than that is like swimming in the bathtub.

● Profitability

Many blogs on the internet make well over $100k a month in revenue and some even make millions. But these are blogs run by teams of professionals. They publish multiple posts a day and they have a proper sales mechanism on their website.

*Profits icon in Green

If you want to be like them, you will have to choose the monetizable niche. If the niche is about something that is not related to any kind of product and or service, it will not make a lot of money. So always choose a niche that has multiple monetization options.

Some of the Bloggers who earn money from blogging are listed below;

  1. John Lee Dumas
    Site Age:   9 years
    Niche: Entrepreneurship, online business & podcasting
    Income per Month:  $215,205Monetization Strategies
    Product/Service Income: $193,514His books, courses, and podcasts membership account for his main income.Affiliate Income: $23,972
  1. Michelle Gardner
    Site Age:   10 years
    Niche:       Frugal lifestyle, savings
    Income per Month:  $127,260Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $64,828.51
    Advertising: $13,716.00Products/Services: $47,716.00
  1. Pat Flynn
    Site Age:  13 years
    Niche: Entrepreneurship, Online business and Podcasting
    Income per Month:  $167,260Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $106,554.17
    Advertising: $4288.61
    Products/Services: $56,710.53
  1. Lindsay Ostrom
    Site Age:   7 years
    Niche:  Food Photography, Cooking
    Income per Month:  $95,197.34Monetization Strategies
    Affilite Marketing: $10,257.52
    Advertising: $82,483.02Products/Services: $2,456.8
  1. Jennifer and Trevor
    Site Age:   9 years
    Niche:  Food and Recipes
    Income per Month:  $46,367Moneization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $432
    Advertising: $26,574Products/Services: $19,360
  1. Justin Weinger
    Site Age:   9.7 years
    Niche:  Internet Marketing
    Income per Month:  $86,474Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $0
    Advertising: $55,481Products/Services: $0
  1. Harsh Agarwal
    Site Age:  13 years
    Niche:   Tech Tips, Blogging, Making Money Online
    Income per Month:  $40,055Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $41,607.21
    Advertising: $9,973Products/Services: $853
  1. Jon Dykstra
    Site Age:   1.5 years
    Niche:       Undisclosed
    Income per Month:  $26,241.35Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: Undisclosed
    Advertising: UndisclosedProducts/Services: Undisclosed
  1. Kristen
    Site Age:   2 years
    Niche:  Budgeting, Finance, Making Money Online
    Income per Month:  $18,336Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $5,409.90
    Advertising: $868.93Products/Services: $12,062.17
  1. Gina Horkey
    Site Age:   3 years
    Niche: Freelance Writing
    Income per Month:  $127,496Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: Undisclosed
    Advertising: $0Products/Services: Undisclosed
  1. Matthew Woodward
    Site Age:   5 years
    Niche:   SEO/Internet Marketing
    Income per Month:  $28,429Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $27,967
    Advertising: $461.84Products/Services: $0
  1. Matthew
    Site Age:   3 years
    Niche:       HTML5 Video games
    Income per Month:  $17,005Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $0
    Advertising: $65Products/Services: $8,067
  1. Rose Atwater
    Site Age:   4 years
    Niche:       Finance, Family, Food
    Income per Month:  $9,416Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $2,190
    Advertising: $7,225Products/Services: $0
  1. Alexa
    Site Age:   4 years
    Niche:       Finance management, Freelance
    Income per Month:  $64,719.32Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $4,871
    Advertising: $2,500Products/Services: $1,500
  1. Paula Dennholdt
    Site Age:   11 years
    Niche:       Finance management, Freelance
    Income per Month:  $4,310Monetization Strategies
    Affiliate Marketing: $509
    Advertising: $3,801
    Products/Services: $0

*Most of these bloggers worked on their blogs for more than 5 years before seeing any return on investment.

*Just remember, it will take you more than 2-3 years to start making money from your blog, so this needs patience and continuous blogging to see results in the long run.

One way to do that is by going to the competitor’s websites and see what methods they are using to make money.

Whether they are using ads or they are putting affiliate links, or both. So it will be best for you that you can monetize your blog in multiple ways. One of the benefits of multiple monetization is that if one gets cut off you can rely on the other one.

Build trust with your reader by giving them valuable information and that can be your unique selling point. People don’t buy stuff from everyone. So in order to make sales, you need to stand out from the competition and build an identity for your brand.

*Build Trust Graph

Choosing The Most Profitable Niches

Choosing a blog niche is more crucial than ever since there are hundreds of blog entries created every day. A narrower blog niche helps you stay on point and establishes expectations for your viewers.

If you’re a blogger, you’re probably familiar with the monthly revenue reports that are posted on sites like SmartPassiveIncome, Chiara Ferragni, Gina Horkey, and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner.

They generally do this if they’re selling their information items because they’ve previously demonstrated their knowledge in their blog genres or topics.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing a niche;

  • Can you make money from your Niche? if not look at the best niches to try
  • Do you have the passion to keep going?
  • Do you have information on a given niche?
  • Can you branchout to other sub-niches in that given niche?

To better understand how lucrative blogging might be, look for other people’s blog revenue reports in the area you’re interested in.

Only the most lucrative blogs will post revenue data, so keep that in mind.

When choosing your niche, you need to think about;

  • What do you want to share and teach your audience.
  • What experience do you have in that given niche.
  • Do you have any industry expertise in that niche ie Certifications, degrees.
  • Can you extract maximum value from that niche.

These revenue reports may show you whether a certain area has the potential to be lucrative. Only a few hundred dollars per month may separate those who can create tens of thousands from others who are barely scraping by.

It all depends on your blog’s specialty, the quality of your material, the amount of your readership, and the way you’re monetizing it.

Here are some proven methods for getting money from your blog:

  • It is possible to make money promoting and selling other people’s items via affiliate marketing networks.
  • You may make money by displaying advertisements for relevant items on your blog and by earning affiliate fees from those who click on those ads, which is known as “blog advertising.”
  • You sometimes get paid when a business asks you to write about them or their goods on your blog, it’s known as “sponsored content.”
  • You can also sell eBooks on a subject that is similar to your blog’s content and then market it for a profit.
  • In order to make money online, you may build and offer online courses that teach your readers a certain skill (perfect for anyone learning how to blog).
  • Products that you manufacture and sell, either via dropshipping or by opening your own online shop.
  • Selling your services, such as consulting or coaching, in which you make use of your knowledge and abilities to benefit your clientele.

Bloggers that are successful at monetizing their blogs do it by combining many of these strategies. It all begins with the first one, and then they move on to another.

This allows them to build an “income ladder” that generates various sources of money each month.

If one source of income falters, the company still has other sources of income that are bringing in money.

Following on from our discussion of what makes a lucrative blog niche and how to choose one, let’s look at some blog niche ideas that you can utilize to launch a successful blog.

90 Great Blog Niches to Choose From

Having learned how to choose a blog niche, it’s time to check over our list of the finest blog niches and see if any of them pique your interest.

General Niche

  • Making Money Niche: You may find a wide range of personal finance specializations in this category.
  • Health and Wellness: Topics in the field of health and well-being include, for example, weight reduction, a good diet, psychological well-being, and mindful awareness.
  • Parenting Advice: The many phases of children’s lives, the lives of parents, or different parenting practices are all examples of parenting niches.
  • Self-Improvement: Numerous self-improvement ideologies, styles, or approaches, concepts for various age groups, and more.
  • Website Development: All other aspects of website building are covered in these categories as well. These include how to design a site theme and all other aspects of website building.
  • Lifestyle Niche: Beauty and health, fashion, celebrities, and alternative lifestyles like camping and self-reliance are all examples of lifestyle blog niches.

Now, let’s look at some more specialized blog niche ideas in our huge collection of blogging topics.

Each one of these blog ideas has been split down into the kinds of blogs you may establish—like vacation blogs—so you can pick and choose which ones you want to utilize.

Travelling Niches

  • Sports travel: how to go to the mountains for winter sports, snowboarding, or any other sport.
  • Personal Journey: Going to witness your favorite athletic events, whether it’s a big league game or the Olympics.
  • Minimalist traveling
  • Travel tips
  • Working while traveling
  • Being a working nomad
  • City guides
  • Traveling for work
  • Learning a new language

Sport and Specific Health Niches

  • Yoga for kids
  • Self-defense
  • Hiking
  • Cheerleading
  • Crossfit training
  • Yoga for pregnant women
  • Cycling for beginners
  • Home cycle repair
  • Running and marathons
  • Training for a specific sport or event

Hobby Niches

  • Community gardening
  • Gardening
  • Makeup tutorials and help
  • How to draw anime
  • Photography
  • Drawing for newbies
  • Sailing
  • Ukulele

Gaming Niches

  • Game walkthroughs and tips
  • Strategy games help
  • Video game tutorials for beginners
  • Card games and board games for those who like analog gaming
  • Game reviews for specific platforms or genres

Food Niches

  • Food travel: learn how to make and serve the local cuisine while traveling
  • Wines
  • Exotic cuisines
  • Meal planning for busy couples
  • Craft beers
  • Baking for kids
  • Meal planning with kids
  • Champagnes
  • Home-cooked meals for frugal cooking, vegan cooking, and more

Entertainment Niches

  • Movie or TV review sites
  • Opera and classical music fans
  • Funny pet videos
  • Upcoming eve
  • Musical theater fans
  • Stand-up comedy tutorials

Love and Relationship Niches

  • Breakup reflection and advice
  • Marriage Tips
  • Valentine Ideas

Eco-Friendly Niches

  • Eco-friendly homes
  • Living more sustainably
  • Solar energy
  • Moving to the country
  • Living green with a family
  • Green urban commuting (e-bike, walking, etc)
  • Life in the country for city slickers
  • Sewing your own clothes

Jobs and Careers

  • Study hacks for high school or college students
  • Self-employment
  • Career advice for specific jobs or industries
  • Learning new skills to get a new job
  • Career coaching
  • College planning for home-scholars
  • Starting a side-hustle

Animal Niches

  • Getting a dog, cat, or other pet for beginners
  • Farm animals as pets
  • Working farm animals
  • Rescue animals

Technology Blog

  • Building a mobile app without coding
  • Mobile apps for seniors
  • Building a mobile games with Unity
  • Software reviews

2. Choose your Blog Name and Hosting

When it comes to naming your blog, you need to choose either use your name or a combination of descriptive words referencing the niche you’ve chosen. Let’s say the blogging niche, you can go with

For personal finance, you can go with

For a lifestyle niche, go with something like

Before even getting WordPress, think about the following;

  • The name should be easy to remember and not too difficult to type, easy to pronounce and spell.
  • Avoid using numbers and hyphens as it may confuse your readers
  • And finally keep the name a bit broad in case you may need to switch niches

After choosing a domain name, selecting a reliable hosting is the next important decision to make. To a great extent, the functionality and performance of your site will depend on your blog hosting.

The host makes sure your blog is available 24/7 to potential readers and this is where your contents and files are stored online.

3. Start your Blog

At this point you must be looking at hosting blogging platforms and deciding which one to use.

Most hosting companies will also provide you a free domain for the first year when you buy their services

I recommend using WordPress because it is self-hosting, and there are only a few blogging sites that have this feature.

The wrong web host can cause you very many problems with your blog, your webhost is a major piece of the puzzle to creating a well-functioning blog.

Based on my research and information available on the official word press website, Bluehost is a top choice in the opinion of many bloggers.

In this section I will show you how to create a blog with Siteground, I have also included screenshots that you need to go through

See below for a beginner setup at the lowest cost with the best features;

  1. Click here to go to com and click Get Started Now.
  2. Choose the lowest priced Plan for the start
  3. Enter your domain name based on the niche you selected (i.e. com).
  4. Enter your account information.
  5. Under Package Information, choose an account plan based on how much you’re willing to spend.
  6. Complete your purchase, enter your login and password.
  7. Answer the onboarding questions or skip them but choose “blog” when prompted.
  8. When asked to select a “Theme” choose the one you want to use. (See the themes you can use for each niche).
  9. From the Siteground dashboard, click the WordPress button on the top right and you’ll be taken to WordPress.
  10. If you need content, go to com and find someone to write your first 2-3 blogs for you. Start small as you periodically increase the number of blog posts on your website.
  11. If you need a wordpress developer, Fiverr and Upwork would be two places you can start with.


  1. Visit Siteground website
    Go to the website and click get started.
  1. Select your hosting Plan
    You will start by picking a hosting plan. If this is your very first blog, you can go with the Basic plan. Later, you can easily upgrade to a Plus or Choice Plus plan once your blog starts growing. Explore what each plan offers, e.g. Choice Plus plan comes with Domain Privacy and some extras. If your budget allows, go with the recommended plan.
  1. Setup your Domain name
    At this point remember you already have a desired domain name if you followed from the start. Type the name in the NEW DOMAIN box and Siteground will show you if the name is available or not.If you can’t find a name, don’t worry you can come back later and choose a name after setting the blogThose with already purchased domain names somewhere else can use that. Type it into the USE A DOMIAN YOU OWN box
  1. Register with Siteground
    After choosing a domain name, Siteground will show you a registration page where you fill in your personal information or sign in using your already existing google account which is even much easier.Add your account information by filling out your personal information


  1. Select your hosting package

At this point you select an account plan from the available options like 12, 24- and 36-month packages.

With the 12 month package you may pay a lower amount upfront, but with the other packages you get a better deal but only if you are ready for the commitment.

Package extras

Not every extra is essential, you need to review your package extras very carefully and by unchecking the boxes of extras you don’t need, your total amount owing also reduces. You can always add extras when you find that you need them.

I strongly suggest that you keep the domain privacy protection box checked for this will hide your personal contact information from the global database, which is publicly viewed by anyone and everyone on the internet.

Payment information

Enter your payment information and check the box that you have  agreed to the terms of service and click on the submit button.

Siteground will send you a confirmation email after the payment has gone through. You will also receive an email to verify your email address to activate your domain name.


  • Create your account

At this stage you’re in the final stages of starting a blog

STEP 1 click the create your account button

STEP 2 enter your password and complete the account setup

STEP 3 your account is ready, click the login button

STEP 4 fill in the fields i.e. domain name or email address and password

All set, next you shall work on your blog

  • Create your wordpress blog with Siteground.

After you log in to the account, Siteground will offer a 4-step process to help you create a blog. I suggest you go with that procedure if this is your first time starting a blog.

You can choose to “Skip this step” button and work on blog formation from scratch on your own inside the Siteground hosting account.

Steps to blog set up assistance process:

  • Step 1.You will start the process by answering 3 questions: What kind of site? What type is it? And who is it for? In my example, I selected: Blog, Personal, Myself. You can pick what fits your individual case.

  • STEP 2. With this step, Siteground gives you a few options of everything else you need to add on the site

  • STEP 3. In this step, you will answer questions like name, tag line, and how comfortable you are creating websites. You can change when needed.

  • STEP 4. Check out the themes Siteground has chosen for you , it can be changed at any time so it’s not bad if you can’t find one yet. Check out the Themes for each Niche.

You have completed setting up your blog with these steps, Siteground will take you to your account page and at this point your WordPress software should be installed and your blog structure setup.

  • Launch your blog.


    Siteground will show you recommendations for further customization of your WordPress blog site. Use this to do some pre-launch customization for your blog.

After you click launch my site, your blog will go live.

When you open your page in a web browser and find it still plain, use WordPress dashboard to apply a few changes, add content to make it look polished and complete.

4. Pick a simple Theme and Make your Blog your own.

A WordPress theme is a collection of themes, templates, files, and style sheets that dictate the design of your blog.

You can choose to go with a free theme with limited options or a paid theme. The look and feel of your blog rely on the design and layout you choose.

All your first-time readers will notice the appearance first before the content. I advise you to select a theme that looks great but also works for your specific needs.

Best used wordpress themes are;

  • StudioPress
  • Avada
  • Astra
  • Soledad
  • Divi
  • Ultra
  • Hello
  • Sydney
  • GeneratePress
  • Betheme

Note: If you don’t have enough money to invest in a theme, I would suggest you start with a free theme and upgrade after a few months.

In the WordPress dashboard to your left, you will find the themes under the appearance tab. Some popular options will be presented first, you can click on the themes button and search for free themes.

Here’s a short guide for choosing your theme by searching through the WordPress dashboard;

  • Read the description. Most themes come with short descriptions of features and functionality. Reading through must help you find one that matches your needs.
  • Preview the theme. WordPress provides you with a demo to help you see the overall look, layout and how customizable it is.
  • Check the ratings. Under theme details star rating will be visible to give you a clear idea on how good the theme is.

Note: Look at other people who are successful in your niche and verify which theme/s they used.

Take note that even if you don’t find a theme you love, you can settle with something you like as you create the rest of the blog for you can change it in the future.

At this moment your blog might not look quite right, that’s okay, to make this skeleton of a blog appealing, you need to fill it with content i.e. text, photos, videos etc.

There are thousands of free themes that WordPress offers; you can check the best below;

OceanWP – Best for Multipurpose use.

Astra – Best for Finance, Tech blogs.

Hestia – Best for small businesses, ecommerce, freelancers.

Albar – Best for business, online shop.

Neve – Best for Startups, small business.

Simple – Best for magazines, fitness, restaurants.

Sydney – Best for companies, freelancers.

Fremedy – Best for lifestyle, Travel, fashion, personal blog.

Agama – Best for web agency, business, personal blog.

SeedProd – Best for corporate business, small business.

Prolific – Best for Multipurpose use.

North Shore – Best for Travel, ecommerce, small business.

Foodica Lite – Best for food blogs, magazine

Ascend– Best for finance, consulting.

You can always pick a different theme later or upgrade to a paid one as you continue your blogging journey.

All of the pages and unique content created will be automatically transferred to the new theme and layout.

If you are not impressed with the present stash of free themes, you can check out the available premium themes.

These are designed by third party companies who sell them on the WordPress theme sites. The price ranges for single use licenses may range from 30 dollars to 500 dollars depending on the premium theme you choose to use.

Customize your blog

Most themes have similar customization options, so it doesn’t matter which theme you chose, in this case we are using the twenty twenty theme. But they vary in many other ways, just follow the tabs.

To start optimizing your blog, go to the WordPress admin dashboard. Locate the Appearance tab on the left-hand side and choose the Customize option.

*If you don’t have the skill to design and customize your blog, I suggest you get a designer on or Fiverr.

On the left hand side you will see a menu

  • Site identity. Here you shall upload your logo, change site title and tagline, and upload site icon.
  • Colors. Change your blog’s background color, header, and footer colors, and customize the primary color.
  • Theme options. Select if you want to show a search icon in the header of your blog and show an author bio for your posts.
  • Cover template. Make additional changes to the page template such as the overlay background color, overlay text color, and overlay opacity.
  • Background image. Upload any custom background image you want to start using on your blog.
  • Menus. Customize your blog’s menu, social media menu links, and change locations where they are displayed.
  • Widgets. Customize your footer, add a description, and how to find you if you have a physical location.
  • Homepage settings. Choose what’s displayed on the homepage of a blog. It can be the latest blog posts or a static page.
  • Additional CSS. Add your own CSS code to customize the appearance and layout of your site (advanced option).

You can also check how your blog looks on different devices by using the menu at the bottom with three icons: desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.

Many themes (e.g. the Twenty Twenty theme) come with the new Gutenberg editor that revolutionizes the way users build pages and write posts inside WordPress.

Gutenberg is a visual editor that works on a blocks principle. So, when you decide to add a new paragraph, heading, image, video, or anything else, there are blocks you can quickly add to new pages or blog posts.

This way, creating blog content is much easier for beginners, whether you’re building a landing page or writing a new article. Blocks can be rearranged into a layout you like, and they’re here to make your life easier.

5. Add two key Blogging plugins to find your readers and track stats

Plugins are bundled pieces of code which integrate with your website and extend its features and functions.

You can extend your themes capabilities, add new functionality to your WordPress blog, and blog personalization and customization. It is important to choose the best ones for SEO and site speed.

Majority of plugins are free, but there are many that are offered for a fee, based on their unique functionality. In the WordPress repository it is possible to find over 57000 different plugins at the moment.

Best WordPress Plugins

  • MonsterInsights
  • Smash Balloon
  • Yoast SEO
  • Optimole
  • Contact Form 7
  • WordFence Security
  • WP Rocket
  • Akismet
  • Elementor Page builder
  • WP Smush
  • Jetpack

Siteground will automatically add some plugins they think are important for any website by default.

You can review these plugins inside WordPress dashboard and add new ones by clicking the plugins tab on the left hand side.

Here you can install new plugins, delete, update, and deactivate.

I’ve selected some important plugins (free) for your immediate blogging platform needs:

  • MonsterInsights. Google Analytics plugin for WordPress, to monitor and analyze your website traffic.
  • Yoast SEO. A comprehensive SEO plugin for your blog, to optimize your content for search engines. use Yoast SEO to manage my sitemap, robots.txt, page title, and meta descriptions.
  • WP Super Cache. Helps with the load time of your WordPress blog and delivers content to your readers faster.
  • Akismet. Protects your comments and contact form from spam and prevents your site from publishing malicious content.
  • Contact Form 7. A contact form with flexible email options. It supports CAPTCHA and Akismet spam filtering.
  • Disqus. An alternative to the basic WordPress comment system with advanced administrative and comment capabilities.
  • YARPP. Creates a related blog posts list at the end of each piece of content automatically to encourage people to continue browsing your site.
  • Elementor pro. is a WordPress landing page builder, and it’s the tool I used to create my home page and about page. They have a free version of Elementor, but the pro version takes it to the next level with much better templates.
  • ShortPixel Image Optimizer. ShortPixel compresses all of your images so that they are smaller files and your pages load faster. ShortPixel is the best for image compression tools.
  • WP Rocket WP rocket is an all in one site speed plugin that can do everything from minifying HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, integrate with your CDN, reduce database bloat, and more. Tools like autoptimize are still not better than WP rocket.

Add at least two or more plugins depending on your blog and theme preferences. At this point you have created your blog and it is finally complete and also live. Congratulations.

6. Write Compelling, well-detailed and Good Content.

At this point, you have completed your blog framework ie established a domain name, set up hosting for the site, blog themes have been set, etc. you now need to learn how to write good blog content.

If you can’t write your own content, use one the platforms below to hire experienced writers;

  • Problogger
  • com
  • Guru
  • Upwork
  • BloggingPro
  • Fiverr
  • Constant Content
  • TextBroker

*If you’re a new blogger, I suggest you start with around 4-5 blog posts a month, either by getting writers from or just writing the posts yourself.

Content, in this case, is informed by videos, pictures, texts among others, and any useful information you may need to share. your content has got to be very valuable that people will want to interact and later come back for more.

Which form of content you should be putting on your blog depends upon the way you want to draw traffic onto your site. And that will be discussed later.

The type of content that draws the most organic traffic to your site is blog posts and articles.

So now we’ll learn how to write a compelling post that makes readers stick to the content and makes them your potential customers.

Steps for writing an engaging blog post or article;

There is a very common misconception out there that if anyone is good at writing will be a good blogger.

What does a researcher think is a good article? 

An article with well-researched content and the information backed by the data from reliable sources.

But when you are solely focused on that you’ll end up with an article that looks like legal documents and readers are probably going to hit the back button.

So in order to make your article from looking like a wall of words to an engaging piece of information, you need to consider the readability and visuals of the post.

Follow the steps down below to write a piece of content that will make your reader stick to the website and increase your revenue.

●  Selecting the right topic.

In the above niche selection section we’ve talked about how important it is to choose the right niche.

Since you’ll be working with a niche-specific blog you are going to select a topic within your niche. You can do the market research using the methods we discussed earlier.

*When researching for the perfect niche, choose one that intersects your passion with profitability.

● Do proper research on the topic

After finalizing the topic that you are going to write about, do a google search with the exact title. When the result appears, read each and every article on the front page.

Look for the things your competitors are talking about and find where they lack. Try and improve on those and you will have a better chance to rank.

On the other hand, if your article is not going to be better than any of those on the front page don’t waste your time and look for something else.

Points to consider when you’re researching your niche are;

  • Assess your niche in the market
  • Research about the competitors
  • Solve problems for your audience
  • Always do keyword research
  • Find a unique selling point

● Making an outline for the post

When you do your research it’s always a good practice to keep your doc editor open. Since it will help you to take notes from the competitor’s articles and you’ll be able to make an outline for your own article.

Use one of the following note taking apps;

  • OneNote
  • Apple Notes
  • Google Docs
  • Evernote
  • Notepad
  • Standard Notes
  • Word

Take notes about the things that you are going to talk about in the article. Write down heading and subheadings first. In this way, your article will start taking shape.

● Start writing your post.

After making an outline, now you can start writing your blog post. For this, you can use WordPress dashboard and any other text editor like Ms. Word or Google Docs.

But as a beginner, we will recommend using Google Docs because it has plenty of useful extensions that will help you write easily and effectively.

When writing your first blog post and in the future, always focus on one main target keyword and include it in the blog posts below;

  • Add the keyword in the blog’s permanent URL
  • Add the keyword in the title of your post
  • Add the keyword in the first and second paragraph
  • Add the keyword inside of your headings
  • Add the keyword throughout the blog post.

Tips to Improve Your Writing as a Beginner.

  • Your blog posts should always provide value for time to your readers. always write with a clear introduction, middle, and end structure.
  • Present your blog content neatly and make it easily accessible to your readers. Make sure that both text and visual contents in the blog posts are high-quality.
  • Always format your headings correctly with H2 and H3 tags, use bulleted lists, images to break up long lines of text. make sure there are no paragraphs longer than 3-4 sentences.
  • Fonts and use of white space is encouraged to keep your blog posts easy on the eyes for the readers.
  • Always write your blog posts in a conversational way to develop a connection with your readers.
  • Double-check for any typos and grammatical errors before publishing any blog posts
  • Add bullet points to help readers skim down the blog without missing anything critical.
  • Use Bold text if you want to make it stand out.

● Writing a good introduction

The first impression is the last impression. If you want to hook your readers to your content you need to write a killer intro.

Once you succeed in doing that consider 50% of your work has been done.

Different writers write intro at different stages. We will recommend writing the intro at first and then you can write the whole content that complements that.

But you can also take a different approach and write an intro at the last that complements the whole content. Either way, the intro is the most important thing here.

One way to write an intro is to put a question that the reader wants to be answered and then answer the question in such a manner that the reader gets impressed with it.

● Write like the way you talk

While writing, take care of the person you are writing for. Don’t make your content sound like a piece of a research paper. Your writing style should be such that it feels like a friend is answering a question from a friend. You can use slang words if you like to.

● The article should be skimmable

Not many people read the whole blog post when they head over to a website. So the best practice to do is to structure your article in a way that the reader can easily navigate to the piece of information he wants from the post.

Use heading and subheadings. By doing that you’ll be providing the reader an opportunity to get what they are looking for.

On the other hand, if you fail to do that, they are probably going to hit the back button and head to another website.

● Don’t present just a wall of text( Use images and other visuals)

Your content should visually appeal to the readers. That’s one of the ways readers stick to the page and read the whole article. If it’s just text and no visuals, they are going to get bored and leave.

With the immense social media time and endless scrolling through different platforms, people’s attention span has become very short, and due to apps like Instagram people are now accustomed to visuals. So it’s super important to use images and other visuals.

  • Always remember in addition to text, blog posts should have audio, video, photos, infographics, and other types of visual contents so that you can keep the reader engaged.

When we said that you should be using images in your blogs, now you would be thinking where would I get those from? Don’t worry because there is a simple solution for that.

There are a lot of websites out there that provide copyright-free images and you can use them by just giving credits to the owner and sometimes not even that.

Some of the best websites to use are pexels and pixabay. You can also use Canva, and they have a lot of stock images. You can also edit your images on Canva, so you don’t have to pay for the expensive editors.

How to drive traffic to your blog?

Until this point, you know how to write an awesome blog post that your readers desire. But will that drive traffic to your website? The answer is probably not.

Because answering the question is not the only thing that you need to consider if you want to become a successful blogger. So how can one drive traffic to his website?

There are two main sources of traffic links and organic traffic.

The first one is for the blogger who already has a good social media presence and can share his blogs on social media platforms and compel his audience/followers to click on them.

How to Promote/drive traffic your Blog

  • Build Links to your site
  • Share your blog on social media
  • Post on subreddits
  • Edit old content with more words, images
  • Answer questions on Quora
  • Reach out to other bloggers

But for you, since you are a beginner, you are probably going to use the second option. That is driving traffic to your site organically using SEO. Covering the complete process of doing SEO will get beyond the scope of this article but we are going to tell you about some of the basics of SEO so that you can get started.

Basics of SEO

There are probably more than 10 elements on a website that need to be taken care of in order for the website to rank.

But we will not discuss each and every one of them here. Four of the most important SEO elements are briefly discussed below.

SEO Writing Tips and Techniques

  • Always write for your audience
  • Always research your niche
  • Know your SEO keywords
  • Include images, visuals, and infographics
  • Drive traffic with social media
  • Structure your posts

1. Well-structured and high-quality content.

The content of the website is the indicator to the search engine and visitors of what your website is all about. So your main concern should be the content of the blog.

Besides writing the engaging content using the techniques discussed earlier you’ll be using the keywords planners like Yoast SEO to find the winning keywords.

  • it’s important to write content that matches Google search intent and compels the reader to take action on your blog.
  • Using a keyword rank tracking software to track the position of all your keywords can be very helpful in the long run.

What are the best rank trackers tools?

  • Ahrefs: best for large businesses
  • Semrush: best for bloggers
  • Moz Pro’s Rank Checker
  • GrowthBar
  • LinkResearchTools (LRT)
  • LinkAssistant of SEO PowerSuite
  • RankRanger
  • SERPstat
  • Accuranker
  • Zutrix

2. Responsiveness of the website

Google and other search engines want to provide their users with the best experience, and they prefer websites that are very responsive and fast to load.

So don’t use very high-resolution images in the post. And use the right plugins that help the search engine bots to crawl your website easily.

Tips to make your WordPress website responsive

  • Select a Responsive Themes
  • Exclude some elements on small screens
  • Design visuals for small screen
  • Make your website design touch-responsive
  • Design website typography for small screen
  • Select responsive plugin
  • No Pop-ups on Mobile devices

3. A secure website

No search engine wants to rank an insecure website, and no one will engage or even visit an insecure website.

So if you want any sort of credibility in the online world the first thing you should do is to make your website safe and secure.

Make sure you get a security plugins that include a range of features, including website scanning and web application firewalls (WAFs).

  • Make sure you get plugin that audit your core files, plugin files, theme files, posts, and comments for suspicious code, incorrect URLs, and spam.

Steps to Secure your WordPress Site;

  • Keep the website updated
  • Perform scheduled backups
  • Scan for Malware regularly
  • Say no to free themes/plugins
  • Use strong passwords

Best WordPress Security Plugins

  • Wordfence Security
  • Defender
  • iThemes Security
  • Sucuri
  • All In One WP Security and Firewall
  • Jetpack
  • BulletProof Security
  • Security Ninja

What is the best free security plugin for WordPress?

  • With over 4 million users
  • Sucuri Security
  • BulletProof Security
  • MalCare
  • All In One WP Security & Firewall
  • Shield Security
  • Jetpack
  • iThemes Security

4. Mobile responsiveness

Traffic coming from the smart device has increased immensely over the past decade or so.

And now in 2021 more than half of the world’s website traffic came from mobile devices and that is without including tablets.

So now you might have gotten the idea of how important it is for websites to adapt to mobile in order to get credibility from the search engines.

Choosing a mobile friendly wordpress theme is good way of doing this because;

  • They’re responsive, which means that the layout and appearance of the blog adjusts to best suit the mobile screen.
  • They are lightweight themes, which means there’s less extra code and excess features included in your theme.

See below for Mobile-friendly Themes;

  • Avada
  • Divi
  • Uncode
  • Porto
  • Sydney
  • Enfold
  • JustBlue
  • Betheme
  • Spacious
  • Woodmart
  • uDesign
  • Sitka
  • Astra
  • Neve
  • Hestia

Create Your Home and About Pages

Writing out a few pages for your blog’s menu is a good idea. this will give the readers a quick walk-through of your blog and find any important information.

  • Home page
    The home page is the main landing page of your website. this page should have little details about your site. it’s a page used to show readers the value of your blog.

Details a Home page should have:

  • A logo and branding elements
  • Brand images
  • Contact information
  • Visible navigation menus
  • Information about your products
  • Highly visible/readable typography
  • A catchy call to action
  • Social media reviews and comments
  • A simple to eye-catching color scheme
  • A hero section with your mission statement
  • About Page

This page should have information about you and reasons why you created the website. Things like who is behind the website, what’s your reasons for creating the website and what your blog is about.


The about page will help you connect to the readers who want to know more about you before diving deep into your blog.

Things to include in the about page:

  • Talk about you
  • Why you decided to start your blog
  • Background experience about the niche
  • What you’re providing to the readers

Always write the About Page with a detailed back story of your personal life related to what the blog, this way you can show readers that you have the experience on that given niche.

  • Blog Post Template

This is a very vital page when it comes to starting and building your blog. this will be the main the one that makes readers stay or leave your blog.

List of Blog Post Templates:

  • The Classic List Post
  • The Beginner’s Guide
  • The Product Showdown
  • The Myth Debunker
  • How They Did It Post
  • Things To Do After “X”
  • The Detailed Case Study

You should have the template ready to go before writing other blog posts because it’s going to be a reflection of you.

These are things needed on your blog posts:

  • The text size should be around 860px so that it’s easy on the eyes.
  • Proper line spacing between sentences, so it looks neat
  • The texts should be easy to read by using large fonts in black with a white background
  • Blog Archive

This is a page that organizes your blog’s individual posts in a neat, user-friendly, accessible way and encourages readers to go through most of the blog posts, categories, time stamps and tags.

When you wonder what to do with your old blog posts, archiving them is good idea.

This will help you get added value from them by making it easy for new readers to discover them.

Modeling sites in your niche would be a good way of doing it better. don’t copy but model on how they did it.

In case readers need to send you private messages, ask questions and want to get in touch with you if needed, a contact page would be a good way of doing it.

*Always make sure you have an alert every time someone submits a private message.

  • Plan out Your Content for the Future

All your content writing today and the future should be based on your niche site, keyword metrics plus niche search volumes and how good you can for a keyword.

You can keep track on what to do for all your posts by writing down what’s needed like below

  • word Count
  • Priority
  • Blog post title
  • Target Keywords
  • Track Your Content

The best way to track your contents performance is to use an analytics tool.

There’s different tools you can use for this job like Google analytics and Ahrefs. Google analytics dashboard is easy to access because it’s part of your blog so you can easily access the blog’s performance.

  • Promote Your Blog

The best way to promote your blog is to build links to your blog. Will it be easy? no, especially if you’re a new blogger.

The best way to promote your blog is through link building, this way it alerts Google that you’re getting external reference hence ranking your blog posts quickly

Top Strategies to promote your Blog:
  • Link-building
  • on/Off-page SEO
  • Guest Blogging
Start a blog Summary

All you need to start a blog is time and little money. Another thing is goo content is needed, link building which takes a while and promoting your blog on social media.

The success of your blog will come down to how quickly you create good content, your link building strategy then add it to your blog and promote the blog posts.

Summary of the list to Start a Blog:
  • Research a profitable Niche
  • Pick a blog name and web hosting
  • Install WordPress
  • Pick and install your blog’s theme
  • Install WordPress plugins
  • Create good content
  • Promote your blog

*Nothing comes easy, it will take around 2-3 years of 5-6 hours a week of consistence for you to see any results.

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Start a Blog:

  1. What is a Blog?

A blog is a regularly updated website that can either be used for personal use, commercial or business use. A Blog is typically run by one person, or a small group of people create and present information in a conversational style.

  1. Why You Should Start a Blog?

One of the most important reasons why someone starts  blog is to influence, inspire and share their experience with online readers

  1. How Much Does It Cost to Start a Blog?

For a summary on what it costs, see below:

  • New domain name: around $10-$20 per year.
  • Hosting: $10 – $15 per month. plus privacy protection $10 per year
  • Optional expenses include; premium WordPress theme (costing between $30 – $60), marketing tools,
  • Plugins: $20-$40
  • Optional WordPress Designer: $50-$60
  • Optional Content writing: $20-$30 per month
Final Note:
  • If you’re going to take up blogging as hobby and nothing serious, then it cost you nothing or around $40-$50 per year
  • If your plan is to go into blogging as a fulltime job and invest into more features, to promote your blog, then the amount will rise upto $450 per year.
How to Start a Successful Blog?

Yes, you can start a successful blog, but it will need dedication for you to see any results; consistence is needed to reap the fruits of your labor, basically at least 2-3 years of investment before seeing anything profit.

There are more than 620 million blogs in the US and 95% of those blogs aren’t successful. you will need to invest time and money in your blog to see any results long term.

Factors that will make your Blog Successful:
  • Learn and grasp SEO fundamentals
  • Understand your Niche and revenue potential
  • Learn Keyword research in your given niche
  • Understand affiliate marketing and email marketing
  • Provide and offer value-based content and do it consistently
  • Stick to a schedule that you created
  1. How to get Readers to your Blog?
    Having great content is the best way to attract readers to your blog. take time, plan, and invest in good content.
Steps to get Readers to your Blog:
  • Use social media extensively
  • Create catchy headlines
  • Always use call-to-action tags, buttons to opt-in readers
  • Publish posts and articles consistently
  • Publish posts that offer incentives like discounts
  1. How do Bloggers Get Paid?
    Do Bloggers get Paid? Yes, they do. most bloggers who put in the time and work can get paid exceptionally well. and other don’t even see a cent from their blogs.
Bloggers get paid through different channels:
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Sponsored posts
  • Selling products like courses and merchandise
  • Consulting
  1. How to Start a Travel Blog?

Traveling is in everyone’s DNA and most people are passionate about it. it will take a while for you to get going since you need to travel to different places to get reviews.

Starting around your local area, places you’ve been living, places you’ve visited with friends, traveling to another city would be a good idea.

This is how to Get started with your Blog:
  • Determine the sub-niche of your blog like solo traveling, city travel , luxury traveling, travel insurance, best bank cards for travel, budget traveling, family travel,  and more.
  • Pick a name.
  • Set up web hosting.
  • Get a good theme for your travel blog.

Best Travel Themes you can choose from;

Essence Pro

  • Do keyword research and decide on sub-niche.
  • Create and publish travel articles based on your travel expertise
  • Perform SEO on the articles.
Best Travel Affiliate programs:
Amazon Associates
World Nomads
Take Walks

  1. How to Start a Food Blog?
    Do you have food recipes from your mother or grandmother laying around the house.Did you know you can turn those recipes into a blog that can attract readers to follow you, like your posts, even buy any merchandise you might sell in the future.

All you have to do is:

  • Choose a web hosting company.
  • Select a name for your blog
  • Determine a sub-niche like Nut-free Vegan foods, Instant Pot recipes, food on a budget, Latin recipes, Wine pairings, Minimal-ingredient dinners, Desserts, Healthy eating, smoothies,
  • Ethnic Cuisines.
  • Decide on a theme.

See below for the best Themes:

Sprout & Spoon

  • Perform keyword research
  • Talk to other food bloggers to ask for backlinks and guest posts.

Best Food Affiliate Programs:

Rakuten Linkshare
Thrive Market

  1. How to Start a Fashion Blog?
    Are you into buying the latest fashion trend, buying the latest styles? then starting a fashion blog and tapping into your creativity would be a great idea.This niche is really saturated so you will need to be focused, determined to go an extra mile to start, grow your blog to see any return on investment.

This is how you Start a Fashion Blog:

  • Select the type of fashion ideas to blog about like;
    *Swimwear for summer
    *Seasonal fashion bucket list
    *Fashion week favorite
    *Fashion bargains
    *Winter gear
    *Celebrity look on a budget
    *Summer travel essentials
    *Winter holiday must-haves
    *Photoshoot skills
    *Thrifty shopping skills
  • Get a domain name like EasyFashion
  • Choose a hosting provider
  • Select a fashion theme.

See below for Fashion themes:

Gallery Pro
Hestia Pro
The Voux
The Styler
The Issue

  • Write content consistently
  • Promote content on social media
  • Monetize your blog through social media, friends, affiliates, podcasts, and advertisement.

Best affiliate programs for Fashion Blogs:

  • Zappos
  • Nordstrom
  • RewardStyle
  • Mott & Bow
  • Newchic
  • Daem Watches
  • Goat Fashion
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Hugo Boss
  • TJ Maxx
  • Levi’s
  • Karen Kane
  • Shein
  • Express
  1. Should you backup your Blog?

There’s a few plugins that will assist to back-up your blog. backing up your blog regularly should be a priority to make sure incase disaster strikes; you have a backup to pick-up yourself or your blog.

Best WordPress Backup Plugins:

  • BackupBuddy
  • WPvivid Backup Pro
  • Jetpack
  • BoldGrid Total Upkeep
  • UpdraftPlus
  • BlogVault
  • WP Time Capsule
  • Duplicator
  • BackWPup
  • WP Database Backup
  • BackupGuard
  1. Can I put advertisements on my blog?

Yes, you can. There are strict rules and requirements that you need to follow to be accepted by adnetworks.

A few you can join are listed below:

  • net
  • Adthrive
  • Mediavine
  • Monumetrics
  • Skimlinks


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