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HOW TO START A BLOG THAT WILL MAKE YOU MONEY IN NIGERIA (2018)

how to start a blog that will make you money in nigeria

A lot of people out there want to start blogging and many do not know how to go about it.This tutorial is a guide for those out there who want to build a successful blog in no time.

So you want to start that blog that people will be talking about. 
But hell damn you don't know where to begin. You have come to the right resource that will help you build that beautiful blog .

But have you asked yourself why you want to build a blog of your own. There are so many reasons why people want to build blogs ,so answering the question why will help you a lot while you have started blogging. You should have concrete reasons for starting a blog.

So why should you start blogging today . let's ride on.

WHY SHOULD YOU START BLOGGING ?

There are tons of reasons on why you should start blogging. Below are reasons you should consider before building a blog of your own .


1. Blogging has proven to be one of the ways you can share your ideas and put your voice out there.It has become one of the fastest ways to share information .There are millions of blog out there today and you can build your own blog to stand out from the others .

2. It is a great way to share your voice and opinion with others.

3. While you blog you have a chance to improve your writing skills .

4. It is an awesome way to start earning some money.  Infact some bloggers leave their various jobs in order to start blogging fulltime .

So these are benefits that you will gain from blogging . I don't know , you might have your own reasons for starting a blog , but the  reasons stated above are why most people create a blog of their own .

So what next , you are ready to start a blog that will make you money?

There are steps you have to follow to build a blog . I will  list the steps below .

  1. DISCOVER YOUR NICHE
  2. CHOOSE  A PLATFORM FOR YOUR BLOG
  3. REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME
  4. GET A WEBHOSTING PLAN
  5. DESIGN YOUR BLOG

 DISCOVER YOUR NICHE
A niche is an area of interest or topic that you will want to write about. If you want to start a blog, you should choose a niche that you are interested and willing to learn about.Most people fail to understand the importance of discovering ones niche before starting a blog. When I say discovering ones niche ,I mean a topic that you are passionate about or an area of expertise.
I will say most bloggers start failing when they are into the wrong niche  .
Why do I say this ?
Its because they will run out of contents and will find it hard posting regularly on their blogs.

If you are confused on what niche to choose , here is what to do when  choosing  your niche .
   

 HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR NICHE

1. Identify your passions. Something that you have interest in or an area of expertise. What are those things that catch your attention ,write them down , choose the one you like the most . For example you might love football and you know a lot about football ,you can decide to create a blog centered on football. Its as easy as that.

Try to unleash ideas within you or if possible look for a topic you love and will want to learn about ,trust me it goes a long way to help you find a niche.

2. Think of problems  in your niche and how you can find answers to them. 

3. Ask yourself , are other people interested in your niche. You can find an answer to this question by searching for your niche on google.

If the competition for your niche is much , then you can think about narrowing down your niche to a sub-niche. If your niche is a sports niche , then you can narrow down to a  sub-niche like football.

4. Determine your chances of monetizing that niche. 

CHOOSE A PLATFORM FOR YOUR BLOG

WordPress: self hosting platform

The next step is choosing a platform and hosting plan for you blog. There are so many platforms like WordPress,tumblr, blogger and so on. But if you want a better user experience for your users , you can go with wordpress,though its left to you.

WordPress platforms are two :

WordPress.com which is the free WordPress platform and it comes with a lot of restrictions. You wouldn't get all the tools you need to run a successful blog, your tools are limited since it us a free blog.

WordPress.org which is a self hosting platform. This is what you are going to be working with to create your blog. It comes with many features like plugins , and you would get the complete tool to work with .

WordPress offers a lot of features that makes your job easier and fast. There are various plugins that you can use for your blog that makes your job easier and faster.

REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME

After choosing a platform for your blog , you have to get a domain name.
A domain name is the address that your users will type into their web browser's to view your blog. An example is "www.backlinko.com".

You have to be creative when choosing your domain name. Here are a few things  to consider when choosing a domain name :

1. It should be a word that your users will be able to remember easily

2. It shouldn't be too long.

3. It should resonate with what your blog contents are about.

4. It should contain at least one of your keywords to improve your chances of ranking in search engines.

GET A WEBHOSTING PLAN FOR YOUR BLOG

When you are done choosing a domain name for your blog, the next step is getting a webhosting plan for your blog .

A webhosting company is a business that provides services that enable websites to be displayed in the internet.

All your site datas, images and contents are saved for you in the webhost.

There are various hosting company out there like godaddy and bluehost. You can go with anyone that wins your trust.

INSTALL WORDPRESS

Now you have got a domain name and webhosting plan   you now have to install WordPress.
After doing that you will get a default theme for a start. But in the long run , you would need to get a premium theme to work with.

DESIGN YOUR BLOG

You are done creating your blog. The next step is. Choosing  a theme for your blog. You can either choose from the free themes that comes with wordpress, or go for a premium theme.

Sites like themeforesteleganttheme, and thrivethemes offer themes with good designs  and layout.

When choosing a theme for your blog, you have to choose a theme that is responsive(that works in all devices ).

While starting that beautiful blog , you have to create quality contents that will go viral and drive quality traffic to your blog.

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM BLOGGING

Now that you started that outstanding blog, you would want to make money  from the blog  in time to come . But have you asked yourself what you need to do in order to start makng money  from your blog. There are things you have to do to make money from blogging.

1.CREATE QUALITY CONTENTS THAT GO VIRAL

In this modern age, google rewards sites that have quality contents.  You have to create quality contents that  are engaging and which adds value to your readers.

Contents that gives answers to question your audience are asking.There are different ways you can brainstorm for questions your audience are asking

READ MORE : HOW TO CREATE GOOD CONTENTS FOR YOUR BLOG

Trust me when you apply this it works superbly.

2. RESEARCH FOR KEYWORDS

Research had proven that SEO(search engine optimization) is fast growing  as many site owners are embracing it in order to drive traffic to their blogs. And i dont think you would want to be left behind.

So if you want to get that quality traffic that will drive sales , you have to conduct keyword research before every blog post. Keyword research is very vital to how you can become successful as a blogger. Can you think of any blogger who does not research keywords before publishing articles.
Of course  , absolutely none.

Why it is important is that It helps you discover untapped keywords that will later drive massive targeted traffic to your blog.
Why did I call it targeted traffic you may ask. Its because whatever traffic(readers) you are getting through a keyword must come from the fact that your readers are looking for a solution to a problem .

Especially long tail keywords ,yes you should research long tail keyword phrases .

You can read more on how to increase your SEO ranking with keywords

So research for your keywords, and construct  quality blog posts with them. Doing this , you are increasing your chances for ranking in search engines.

And when you get traffic from search engines like google, you are on your way to building an online reputation for yourself. The benefit of this is you gain google's trust.

3. CONVERT YOUR TRAFFIC TO SALES
Now you have started getting that all important traffic from google, you are not yet done.

These people viewing your blog through google are potential customers , these are the people that will likely buy from you.

Now what you have to do is get them to subscribe to your blog , why this works is that when you make a new post or update any of your posts, they will be aware of it. That way you are retaining your users and forming a relationship with them , and it helps build trust.

So you can Start making money from your blog by selling to your audience, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, PPC ads and so on, the list is endless.

So you have started that blog that will make you money in  nigeria , implement the above strategies and smile to the bank. Also remember content is the king

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