Not only will you need to put together a blog design and structure, but you’ll also need to add content to it, and implement ways to monetize it.
Before you can do any of this, you need to come up with an idea for the blog.
Conventional wisdom may have you believe you need to spend at least a day on researching niche ideas, but you don’t need to.
Stick to niches that are popular with Internet marketers, that provide plenty of money making opportunities. Niches with a lot of affiliate products in them are a good place to start.
Some topics to consider include:
- Time Management
- Self Help
- Internet Marketing
- The Outdoors
Though it’s a general list, it’s a good starting point, and it’s just one of the ways you can come up with ideas.
If you’re really struggling with an idea, look on Flippa, a popular website flipping marketplace, to see what is already selling.
Visit https://flippa.com/just-sold to see recently sold web properties and look at their topics.
If another person has been able to flip a site in the niche, then nothing says you can’t do it too.
You can also use Google Trends to look and see what’s popular right now.
You’re not tied to online sources when it comes to niche ideas. You can use the magazine rack at your local grocery store to get great ideas, too. If you find there are a number of magazines dedicated to the same topic, then it’s likely a popular one worth looking into online.
Perhaps the easiest and most popular way to create a blog is to use WordPress. It’s easy for beginners to learn, and it powers about one in five sites on the Internet.
Before you get started with a self-hosted WordPress blog, you’re going to need web space. If you already have a web hosting account, you’re a step ahead of the game. If you do not, or if you aren’t sure your current setup will work well enough, invest in a plan that uses CPanel and Fantastico De Lux. You can install WordPress in just a few clicks, with easy-to-follow on-screen instructions. However I warmly recommend you to download from http://wordpress.org and install manually, spending just 5 minutes – it’s more HACKER SAFE to control the name of the MySQL Data Base yourself.
It’s also a good idea to invest in reseller hosting, so you can transfer portions of your account to other people. It basically allows you to manage multiple accounts under the same roof. If you don’t like the idea of reseller hosting, you can always require your buyer has her or own hosting and offer to assist with the transfer (or outsource the task to someone else.)
Choose a domain for your blog
The domain name you choose for your blog is critical, because the domain can add a considerable amount of value to it.
Consider this when selecting a name to register.
- Length – it should be short
- Extension – .com is the best, but you can consider others if the .com is taken and others are available
- Keywords – it can be a good idea to choose a domain name that contains your blog’s main keywords
- How catchy is it? Catchy names are easier to remember and can attract more buyers
- Stay away from words that are confusing or hard to spell.
Since so many domains have been purchased, many of the best ones will not be available. You’ll need to be creative, but you can consider hyphens, creating a new word of your own, or purchasing a .net instead of a .com.
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