So??? You ready to get those streams of income flowing in? My favorite way to help people get started making streams of income is by blogging!
And why is that? Because blogging all by itself creates MULTIPLE streams of income! That’s right! So if you’re ready to let your fingers to the talking and start bringing in the bucks, then let’s get going. Time to start your blog! And start making money!
MAKE MONEY BLOGGING!
Quick note – this step by step guide does contain some affiliate links. These links will not cost you more, but will give me a very small percentage of the sale. As always, thank you for your support!
Start a Blog – Step 1 – Choose the right platform
This is THE MOST IMPORTANT step! Put your blog on WordPress.ORG not WordPress.com. I have MANY clients who didn’t do this and when it came to start to monetize their blogs, it was very difficult. So… do it right the first time. (If you want to check out all the reasons for this, then watch this video.)
WordPress.Org is called “self-hosted” which means you will need a hosting service for your blog. No worries, though… there are a ton of different hosting platforms you can choose from. I do always recommend using Blue Host (especially for newer bloggers). The support is great and it’s very inexpensive. Here’s a link to Blue Host to get you going, but make sure to keep reading so you can actually see the step-by-step process. It’s super easy.
Blue Host Step-byStep
Pick your plan – I recommend starting with the least expensive. You can always upgrade if you need to later.
Get a domain – you get one for free with Blue Host, but if you already have one, that’s fine too. Just transfer it over and use the “I have a domain name” box.
Enter your account info
Now your payment info
Next up – a password
You’ll confirm your password to make sure it matches
Pick a theme that’s perfect for you! There are tons of free ones (but read below because there are some paid options that may be exactly what you’re looking for!
That’s it!! You’re done and ready to go!
Blue Host makes it super easy to launch your WordPress account from there!
Start a Blog – Step 2 – Pick a Theme You Love
It’s so easy in today’s electronic friendly world to find a perfect theme for your blog that will give you the exact look and feel you’re after. Take some time with this step and make sure you explore all of your options.
BlueHost has its own set of themes you can work with (most are free) but there are thousands and thousands of other options too. Some of my favorites are from Studio Press. They’re simple, classic, and easy to use.
Start a Blog Step 3 – Start Writing Your Blog Posts
Now the fun begins! It’s time to get your great content out there! Always keep your reader in mind when writing. Help solve their problems. And your blog will grow like a weed! And please reach out to me if you need any help!