How To Set Up A Blog Like A Pro

If you’re wondering how to start a blog or perhaps you have other questions about the process of starting a blog or blogging in general then you’re in the right place and I’m so happy you’re here! I know you’re wondering how to set up a blog like a pro and believe me I’ll have you setting up a blog like a pro in no time. In this post I’ll show you exactly how to set up a blog like a pro, no technical experience required.  You’ll find it’s easier and faster than you can imagine. In addition, I’ll also answer some frequently asked questions as we go. I wish I had had a site like this one when I started blogging almost 15 years ago. Instead, I just dove right in and learned along the way by teaching myself and also taking every course I could get my hands on. Luckily, you don’t have to go there because this post will teach you to set up a blog like a pro in no time.

Here I’ll guide you through the steps necessary to start a blog. 

Here the steps are in a step by step format:

  1. Decide what to blog about.
  2. Choose a blogging platform.
  3. Find a host.
  4. Pick a domain name.
  5. Get started with WordPress.
  6. Design & use your blog!

Why One Would Start A Blog

There are many reasons to consider starting a blog. Here are a few popular ones:

  • Make money while working from home. Many Bloggers make a lot of money blogging. In fact there are a lot of bloggers that make a full time living by blogging. I do and you can do the same. Making money as a blogger is hard work, but it’s low risk, low overhead and low hurdle to entry.
  • Become a published author. These days publishers rarely work with authors who don’t have an online presence. The reason is simple: it’s a lot easier to sell books to people who already know you. A blog is one of the easiest and most effective places to get to know an author.
  • Get more exposure for your existing business or organization. A blog gives anyone, from individuals to large companies, the ability to reach a large number of people at very little cost.
  • Just write. If you want to write, share your story, encourage others and build a community, a blog is a great place to do that.

Do any of these appeal to you? Do you see yourself in any of these reasons? Can you see how you would benefit from a blog? Well, you won’t want to miss reading more.

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Steps To Go About Starting A Blog

Step !: Decide What To Blog About

The main things to remember when you’re choosing what to blog about:

  • Blog about something you enjoy. If you aren’t excited about your topic, writing about it will be such a chore.  Nobody wants that! Also, if you’re not interested then why would anyone else be interested?
  • Blog about something with that leaves room for discussion. You have to remember that when you create a blog it requires a lot of content to get started and keep readers interested. Having plenty to talk about is mandatory because you’ll be doing this a long time.
  • Choose a niche in which you can establish yourself as an authority. You probably won’t be the first person to blog about the topic you choose. It’s almost a guarantee that someone else has already thought of it before you have. Don’t worry about this, come up with a unique angle. Is there a reasonable chance that you’ll be able to make your blog better than someone else’s blog talking about the same thing?
  • You’ll have heard a lot about choosing a niche. This is very important when looking to start a blog. You want to set yourself up to be an authority on the subject you choose. You most likely won’t be the first person blogging about the subject that you choose. The odds that someone else has chosen your specific topic for their blog already are very strong. You shouldn’t worry about this. Just make sure you come up with a fresh angle for your blog topic. This is where you should be asking yourself if you have a good chance at making your blog better than others blogging about the very same thing.

Remember that if you’re a business, company, or organization your blog should talk about the cause you’re devoted to or the products which you sell.

If you’re an individual looking to start a blog then you’ll have more options in which to choose from. 

The goal for any blog is to become the go-to resource for its topic or niche.

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Step 2: Choose a blogging platform

If you want to blog, you need a blogging platform. It’s just that simple.

There are many blogging platforms to choose from. WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly are a few.

All have pros and cons, but WordPress is by far the most popular (source), and for good reason. It’s flexible, functional and has a large community of users who share tools and ideas.

I have tried all of the above platforms over the years and what it has come down to is that I use and highly recommend WordPress.

If you choose WordPress, you have two options: hosted or self-hosted.

  • Hosted WordPress blogs, also referred to as WordPress.com blogs, limit your income future but are free.
  • Self-hosted WordPress blogs, also referred to as WordPress.org blogs, cost a little bit of money but yield so much more design and development control, and do not put a limit on your income future.

This post will teach you how to start a self-hosted WordPress blog, the platform preferred by beginner and veteran bloggers similarly.

Note: Even though a self-hosted WordPress blog is sometimes referred to as a “WordPress.org” blog, you are not limited to a .org at the end of your name. You can still use .com, just like I do for kellimichelleriebesehl.com.

Okay! Let’s get down to business.

Step 3: Find a host

By now I’m hoping that you have come to the conclusion that WordPress is indeed the best, but there’s one more thing to know. WordPress is simply software. You can download it to your personal computer, but if you do this then your blog will only be available to you. In other words, WordPress by itself, won’t make your blog live on the internet.

In order for your blog to be online, and accessible to anyone, you need server space. You get server space from a hosting company or “host.”

What host should you use?

I recommend a host I have personally paid for and used for over a decade. (As a longtime paying customer, the links below are my referral links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you make a purchase.) If you are wanting to use SiteGround as your hosting provider click here.

Click here to go to Bluehost and start your new blog. (The link will open in a new window so you can reference these instructions as you work.) Click the green “Get Started Now” button like so:

Bluehost homepage

If the images you’re viewing here vary a bit from the ones you see on your screen. The process is the same. Bluehost is always tweaking and making site improvements. You might even catch them in a sale!

Select your plan

 Click one of the green “select” buttons to choose the plan you are wanting to start with. I will usually select the Plus or Prime buttons because you get more unlimited features.

In addition, I also very highly recommend domain privacy which comes along with Prime. If Plus is the selection you choose, you’ll be able to add domain privacy later on for about $1 a month.

Bluehost Plus and Prime packages

On the next screen, you’ll be asked to enter your new blog name. If you Don’t have one yet, you can easily return later to fill out this field when you have one in mind.

Step 4: Pick a domain name

A domain is a web address. For example, herbloggingbiz.com is my domain name.

If you don’t already have an idea, use your name, or think of something catchy, short, and worthy of sharing.

If you have previously registered a domain and want to use it for this new site, enter it on the right. (no worries, it won’t mess things up to enter it here. It only identifies your Bluehost account for now.) If you don’t already have a registered domain enter your desired domain on the left.

enter a new domain or existing domain in Bluehost

To show you how in this tutorial, I will use a new domain. If you are using an existing domain, the process is nearly the same. You can still follow along easily.

what if the domain I want

Enter your account info.

On the next page, enter your account info. Make sure you use a working email address because this is where your login information will be sent. (Save these emails!)

Bluehost account information fields

Account plans are based on how far in advance you want to pay. Choose an account plan based on how far in advance you want to pay. Bluehost bills 1, 2, 3 or 5 years upfront. They do not offer a monthly payment option (hosts that do often charge double or triple). As you can see, it works out to be a very reasonable monthly amount. I mean is this not awesome considering it’s for your own blog or website, right? It’s a fantastic deal, especially for such hosting excellence.

Bluehost package information with domain privacy option

I personally skip the add-ons except for Domain Privacy Protection. The others can easily be added later if needed. (Domain privacy is only available for new domains. If you selected the Prime package, it’s free.) This protection keeps your personal information private. The only time I would skip domain privacy is if you are using a business address and don’t mind if it’s visible to anyone who looks up your domain.

The total is the amount you’ll pay today. You won’t have to pay again for 12, 24, 36 or 60 months, depending on the account plan you chose. Set it and forget it!

Enter your billing info

Next, fill in your billing information, confirm that you’ve read the fine print and then click Submit.

Purchase hosting submit

Skip the upgrades & special offers

Once you hit submit, you’ll be asked if you want to add any upgrades or special offers. I skip them by clicking the “no thanks” link.

Choose a password

After your purchase is complete, you’ll be asked to choose a password. Just click the “Create your password” button to choose a secure password.

Choose a Bluehost password

This password will allow you to log in and get started.

Step 5: Get started with WordPress

You can start working on your WordPress site right away. Click the blue login button in the “Congratulations!” window to get started with WordPress.

Bluehost password successfully created and log in
Skip the free themes

Bluehost gives you the option to pick a free theme immediately. Unless you are familiar with one listed, I recommend you skip it by clicking “Skip this step” at the bottom of the screen. Why? Because many free themes are not kept updated. Outdated themes leave holes hackers can exploit and are not worth the risk.

The theme that comes pre-installed will suffice for now. You can switch to a different theme once you’re set up and more familiar with WordPress.

Start building your site

Your site will be on a temporary domain at first. Don’t be alarmed.

For new domains, this is because it takes 2-24 hours for your chosen domain to become fully registered. Go ahead and start working on your site. When the real domain is ready, Bluehost will switch it for you automatically.

If you used an existing domain in Step 4, you can contact Bluehost support (New Hosting Customers) or look in the help section when you are ready to connect your existing domain to this new site.

You have two options on this screen, the blue “Start Building” button and the link underneath to go to your Bluehost account:

Start building your Bluehost wordpress site

It’s unlikely you’ll need to access your Bluehost account at this point so clicking the “Start Building” button will take you to your new WordPress site like so:

Welcome to your Bluehost WordPress dashboard

The black column on the left indicates your WordPress dashboard, a place with which you will become very familiar.

I recommend skipping the blue buttons in the middle of the screen (Business & Personal) and choosing “I don’t need help” instead. Why? I prefer to start with a clean slate.

Help, I’m stuck! What do I do

Step 6: Design & use your blog!

Wow! Congratulations are in order! You’re the proud owner of a self-hosted WordPress site. Before getting going, I recommend making these fine tunings to your settings:

  1. Change your permalinks.
  2. Change your username from “Admin” to something more secure.
  3. Activate your domain. If you chose a new domain in Step 4, find the appropriate welcome email and click the button inside to complete the activation process.
  4. Change your domain from HTTP to HTTPS. Again, for security. 

FAQ: How do I switch from HTTP to HTTPS on Bluehost?

Note: This option is only available once your domain registration is fully completed and you are no longer on your temporary domain (see Step 5 above). You’ll know this is the case when you type your chosen domain into any browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and your domain works, without forwarding to a weird looking domain in the address bar. If your site is still using a temporary domain, put a reminder on your calendar to come back in 2-24 hours to finish this step.

HTTPS vs. HTTP

Until recently, website URLs typically looked like this: https://herbloggingbiz.com

However, there’s been a push to convert sites over to look like this: https://herbloggingbiz.com

Do you see the difference? It’s just an “s” after the HTTP. That “s” indicates a site is secure and less prone to prying eyes. That’s important.

First, it gives visitors peace of mind, particularly if they enter any personal information on your sites, such as their email address when they sign up for your email list, or information related to something they buy from you.

Second, it keeps your site on Google’s good side. That’s important too. Why? As of late 2017, Google may alert people when a site is insecure. No site owner wants a visitor to get a big fat warning that their site is insecure!

Turn on your free Bluehost SSL certificate

If you registered a new domain above, turn on your free SSL certificate to put an extra layer of protection for your visitors. Don’t be intimidated by this term. It’s easy. (If you have an existing domain registered elsewhere, check with that company about getting an SSL certificate.)

Login to your Bluehost account by clicking on this link. Select the “hosting login” tab if it isn’t already. Use the login information you received via email immediately after signing up with Bluehost in Step 4 above.

Once you’re logged in, click on “My Sites” in the left column. Then hover over the thumbnail image of your site. Click the “Manage Site” option that appears just so:

Bluehost My Sites Manage Sites

On the next screen, select the “Security” tab at the top. Turn on the Free SSL Certificate by toggling the switch to “On”:

bluehost SSL certificate toggle switch

That’s it! Give it a little bit of time to catch up. When you type your domain into Chrome, for example, you’ll see a secure icon:

Secure HTTPS site icon in Chrome

An insecure site will have an “i” with a circle around it like this in Chrome:

insecure http website icon in chrome

Okay, now it’s time to really begin and here’s how…

  1. The first order of business is to learn more about WordPress. Visit here to find an organized list of tips, tools & tutorials. Check out the WordPress section in particular. If you work your way through this list of articles, you will find you have a real feel for the basics, from adjusting your settings to publishing your first post.
  2. Next, write your About page.
  3. After that, start building your content. Write high-quality posts on a consistent basis. Always remember that your goal is to become the go-to resource for your specific topic or niche.
  4. Once you have some excellent posts published, it would be a good time to start participating in social media. 
  5. Now do it again and again.

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How To Actually Make Money Blogging

 

How To Actually Make Money Blogging

I happen to love teaching others how to actually make money blogging. It just so happens to be my specialty so you’re in the right place if you’re looking for someone to teach you how to make your blog into a money making blog!

You can make money blogging in one of several ways. As a matter of fact, you can earn a fulltime income working from home by blogging. I do and have for quite some time!

To get started making money online it takes time and dedication. Once you have committed to this and put in the time and effort building your blog’s strong foundation you will find that you have what’s called a passive revenue source where really you can earn money like crazy.

There’s no stopping you from making a great deal of money as a blogger if you have the desire and are prepared to work hard right now.

If you go here, you’ll find step by step instructions on starting a blog the right way- the way that earns money- lots of it and lots of it right from the very beginning.

 

Income Reports

If you’ve been anywhere in the Blogosphere lately, then you will have seen all the bloggers that are reporting their monthly income reports. You may have seen $500, $1,500, $5,000, $20,000 or even more depending who are reporting their blogging income. You may have found yourself wondering just where on Earth this money is coming from or how on Earth they can be making that kind of income.

I must admit that those numbers do seem fairly crazy.

But if you are wondering just how they do that it’s really no big surprise. The answer is pretty simple. They either have one or more ways they are actively bringing in this money.

  1. Affiliate Links
  2. Sponsored Posts
  3. Ads
  4. Ebooks
  5. Courses
  6. Own Services/Products

A typical blogger will have some or all of these revenue sources included in their blog posts, which generate income. Each revenue source adds up to the blogger’s overall monthly profit.

You Can Blog Too And Make Money

Let me tell you that if you already have yourself a blog or are thinking about starting one, you could be making money too.

If you are ready then let’s start with what you’ll need to be able to be making money.

First things first, you need a blog and you need your own domain and hosting.

This is called self-hosting.

Free sites like Tumblr and Blogger don’t let you run ads, and unless you own your website, companies won’t partner with you as an affiliate.

This is essential. You may think that you are saving money by using a free hosting site, but it isn’t really free at all if you are losing out on the ability to make money on it!

You Need A Blog Set Up The Right Way To Make Money Blogging!

To set up your blog the right way for monetization, check out my free Start A Blog & Monetize It course. If your blog is already set up correctly, read on!

Monetizing Your Blog

When it comes to your blog and blogging in general, especially if you are trying to make a living at it, it is vitally important to give value to your audience by providing them quality blog content and honest information.

Amazing content is what you want to provide to your readers and then information about products that they will find relevant and helpful to them. Value is what you want to give them.

You should only recommend a product that you actually use, and that you actually like. If you are just posting about anything and everything and your blog is one big ad, visitors to your site will see through it, and probably won’t come back.

Creating honest blog content with relevant and helpful product information will build trust with your audience. Building trust is crucial in any business, your blog is no different!

To provide an example of what I’m talking about, I know absolutely nothing about vacuum cleaners so I’m not going to write any blog articles talking about them or providing any links to products for them. I would be being dishonest if I were creating content with affiliate links to something I’m not actually familiar with.

What I do know, is profitable blogging, marketing, and social media so that is what I blog about here.

I share with my readers the tools and products that I actually use and believe in. When I share a link to a product, my readers can be certain my recommendation is my honest opinion of it.

Let's Monetize

The definition of monetizing your blog means, is literally, making it run as a source of income. As mentioned above, you can monetize your blog in a variety of ways, the most common being:

6 Ways To Monetize Your Blog

  1. Affiliate Links
  2. Sponsored Posts
  3. Ads
  4. Ebooks
  5. Courses
  6. Own Services/Products

I recommend you monetize your blog from today- day one. You don’t need to wait until you are a “bigger blogger” to do it, just woman up as another popular blogger likes to say and monetize it now!

1 How To Make Money Blogging Affiliate Links

What is an affiliate program?

Most companies will have an affiliate program where they pay a commission to you for referring a new customer that buys their products to them.

If you blog about your favorite computer software, you should apply to that company to become an affiliate for their brand. Your blog posts about computer software are helping your readers with information they need, and you are referring business to that computer software company.

When you are an affiliate, you will post links in your blog posts to the computer software brand’s website, and anytime one of your readers clicks your link and then buys the computer software, that computer software company will pay you a percentage of the sale.

Some affiliate programs will even pay you a recurring commission, CreativeLive is one that pays 30% recurring commission every month! Check out this list of other High Paying Affiliate Programs Bloggers Can Join!

Start thinking about products that are relevant to your blog content, so that you can start earning money by referring the products you love to your readers. Look through all of your blog posts, did you mention any companies, products, or tools in any of your posts?

Start by making a list of companies you already blog about, because you will want to apply to their affiliate programs first.

How Do You Apply To Be An Affiliate?

Once you have a list of companies in mind, usually it’s as easy as going to their website and looking for anything referring to ‘Affiliate’ in their website’s footer or contact page.

In most cases, you can apply to become an affiliate right there on their website. If there is no mention of an affiliate program though, you can always do a google search of the Company Name + “Affiliate Program” and see if anything comes up.

Take a look at this list of some of my favorite high-paying affiliate programs, which you can join.

Another way to find affiliate programs is to join an affiliate referring network. These are websites that you become a member of (for free) and have access to several companies looking for affiliates.

There are a lot of these affiliate referring websites online, my favorites are listed below.

 

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Becoming an affiliate is fairly easy, and you don’t need a ton of page views or followers to be approved by most companies.

The amount of income you earn from your affiliate links once you’ve posted them depends on how well you’ve written your content to engage your readers, and how well you promote your posts to bring in more readers.

Remember, you don’t need to wait until you have a ‘bigger blog’ to join affiliate programs, you should join them as soon as you start blogging from day 1.

2 How To Make Money Blogging Sponsored Posts & Being An Influencer

The next step above being an affiliate is being an influencer, where you/your blog has a big enough following for brands to want to pay you a set rate in advance to post about them/their product.

Think of all of those pretty girls on Instagram holding some drink claiming to be a weight loss solution – those are all sponsored posts. The drink company is paying the Influencer for posting that photo.

Companies and brands will also pay influencers to write posts just for their product. A great way to find paid blogging jobs is by joining an influencer agency such as HelloSpon.

HelloSpon is an influencer & micro-influencer agency that connects bloggers with brands for paid blogging opportunities and blog & Instagram sponsorships.

The great thing about influencer marketing is that you don’t need a million Instagram followers to be able to make money as an influencer, as there is a big demand for Micro-Influencers too!

What Are Micro-Influencers?

Micro-Influencers have smaller social followings, typically 1,000 – 20,000 social media followers.

Brands love working with Micro-Influencers because their audiences tend to be a more engaged, targeted group. Consumers are more likely to buy what a Micro-Influencer recommends or is seen using than a big celebrity is seen endorsing.

Micro-Influencers earn a living from their small specialized online following, getting paid to blog and post on Instagram via sponsored brand partnership while gaining a ton of free products along the way.

You Can Earn A Living As A Micro-Influencer

Earning money from sponsored posts can be an excellent source of revenue for you.

How Much Should You Charge For A Sponsored Post?

A typical rule for sponsorship pricing is: number of followers X 10% or $10 for every 1000 page views your blog gets in a month.

My Favorite Influencer Networks

Joining an influencer network is a good way to find brands for paid sponsorships. Make sure you have your media kit ready to go!

In addition to HelloSpon, you can also check out:

Izea is a network for influencers to work with brands to make money from sponsored blog and Instagram posts.

You will get paid by leading brands and agencies to produce and share sponsored content with your social media followers. Izea is invite-only.

Linqia is an influencer agency. Bloggers can use this network to partner up with brands for sponsorships and get paid to write sponsored posts.
They accept bloggers who have 2,500+ monthly visitors or followers. It is invite-only.
Influenster connects bloggers with brands for product reviews, contests, and social sharing. This network doesn’t pay you, but you are given free products from top brands to try out and share your opinions of.

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3. how to make money blogging placing ads into your blog

I use the word ‘placing’ because I think of gently placing ads here because less is more when it comes to ads. You don’t want to overdo it!

Having a few (no more than 3) visually appealing advertisements that relate to your niche added into your blog post or sidebar is great, but having a ton of ads all over the place for anything and everything is not!

Too many ads on your blog distract from your own content, could look low class, and will likely be a turn off to your readers.

 

 

See that Tailwind ad above this paragraph? That is an example of a classy ad, it doesn’t take up much space, and it is related to the content of my blog. Plus it’s advertising something that I personally use, Tailwind has helped my Pinterest traffic skyrocket like crazy!

You can usually get ads directly from the affiliate programs you are part of. Simply logging into your affiliate network ( Awin / ShareASale / FlexOffers ) and copy and pasting the code to your website is all that is needed.

With these types of ads, you will earn a commission whenever someone buys something after clicking on the ad.

Another way to earn money from ads is to use Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, which pays you a few cents anytime someone clicks on your ad, regardless if they go on to make a purchase or not.

You earn more money depending on how many page views your website gets, but you don’t earn a commission if there is a sale.

Google Adsense and Media.net are two PPC networks you can join to get these types of ads on your website. Both are free to join and free to use.

When you have more than 25,000 sessions a month you can apply to higher-paying ad programs such as MediaVine.

4. How To Make Money Blogging: Sell An eBook

You are probably an expert at something, and if so, you could probably write a book about it. Creating an eBook and selling it on your website is a great way to earn passive income.

You write it once, put it up for sale, and then (hopefully) it sells over and over again, without you having to do anything, your readers are able to pay for and download it directly from your site.

I wrote an eBook about slime for one of my other blogs and I gave it away for free as an opt-in for my mailing list.

You could easily create your ebook in Canva for free and then sell it on your own website, or use Blurb to sell it on Amazon, Apple, etc.

5. How To Make Money Blogging: Teach An Online Course

Creating a course on a topic that you are passionate about can be a very profitable source of passive income. You create lessons, usually in video segments and your students pay a fee to watch them.

Usually, you will offer a worksheet with course material and notes too. I have created a few courses on my own and currently, I am working on some courses through Teachable.

       

If you have ever thought about creating and selling your own online course, Teachable is a fantastic platform to use. The professional plan has no fees, so you keep every cent from selling your course.

6. How To Make Money Blogging: Offering Your Own Services & Products

Are you a Photographer? Web Designer? Professional Bowler? Be sure to have a Work With Me page on your website that clearly describes your services and what they cost.

You will be surprised how many people are looking to hire someone who does just what you do, you just need to direct them to find you.

Do you make something? Baby clothes? Thank you cards? Slime for preschoolers? Perhaps you run a dropshipping business?

Set up a shop on your website and sell directly to your readers. Shopify is an awesome place to run your online shop, it is so user-friendly!

Shopify allows you to create a beautiful, responsive storefront, give you a ton of features and offers easy integration with several payment options. It is the go-to for many business owners big and small. You can learn more about starting an online store and get Shopify FREE here.

 

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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children.  As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family.  I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision.  Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies).  Observe caution and safety at all times.  The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.