How to start a blog and make money

How to start a blog and make money

What is a blog?

How to start a blog and make money. In short, a blog is a type of website that focuses mainly on written content, also known as blog posts.

Bloggers often write from a personal perspective that allows them to connect directly with their readers. In addition, most blogs also have a “comments” section where visitors can correspond with the blogger. Interacting with your visitors in the comments section helps to further the connection between the blogger and the reader.

Step One

Get a domain and hosting

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2. Find a Niche and Name

4 Tips for Finding Your Profitable Blogging Niche

Find your passion. Write about what you know. This is the great advice experts will give you when you’re searching for a niche to start a blog.

1. Pick a topic you enjoy talking about.

Starting a blog is a really fun process. Buying domains, setting up the website, customizing the design and writing your first article is certainly an exciting experience

2. Do market research.

The next step is to make sure that there’s a profitable and big enough market for your topic. This can be done with a small market research.

3. Pick a smaller niche.

What kind of competition DO you have for your topic. Search for your topic on Google and see how many search results appear for this topic.

4.Make sure it’s profitable.

If you’re planning on earning money from your blog, then you should make sure that your niche is profitable enough to monetize your blog and help you earn a good income.

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Pet Blogs

Blog Paws

With the tagline “Shaping social media excellence, influence and education one amazing pet parent at a time” it is clear to see that the community behind this pet blog is full of passion for pets. Bringing together pet enthusiasts through social media, this blog is best for communicating ideas and tips.

Oh My Dog

This site is written by a pet blogger that just loves dogs. The articles are fun to read and the site includes some reviews as well, making it a one stop blog for dog owners around the country.

Pawsitively Pets

A great fun site discussing everything you need to know about pets, including some exotic ones. Curated by a Veterinary Technician, the blog posts some informative articles even about pet health.

Pressplay Pets

This blog has a great design that helps you to navigate around the site easily. Packed full of helpful information and real life stories about some amazing pets, this blog is the perfect sharing platform.

The Conscious Cat

Winner of the The Petties Dogtime's Pet Blog Award 2013 for Best Overall Pet Blog, the site focuses completely on cats, really understanding their needs and helping owners to locate the correct advice for their feline friends.

The Dogington Post

A fantastic blog that is “the internet newspaper: all about dogs”. An excellent pet blog bringing up anything dog related in the news, including some features about health and lifestyle. Perfect for the dog lover and famous on social media.

Healthy Living Blogs to give you idea for you own health blog

Delish Knowledge

Think of this as healthy vegetarian cooking, made simple. Writer Alex is a registered dietitian. Vegetarians or anybody curious about the lifestyle can consider this blog their starter kit for plant-based recipes that range in ingredients and complexity.

The Real Food Dietitians

This blog is for people who love their Instant Pot, slow cooker, and Whole30 plan. It features recipes for each, plus tips for meal prep efficiency. Not only are there tons of dietitian-authored recipes, but you can also opt in for customized meal plans.

Fit Bottomed Girls

For those who get frustrated with the status quo and ideals of what we “should” be, Fit Bottomed Girls offers a refreshing change of pace. The founders, both certified fitness pros, preach confidence and body positivity. They take a thoughtful approach to fitness, instead of quick, lose-fat-in-10-days results. Their roadmap to a healthier life is a combination of nutrition-packed recipes, doable daily workouts, and a good dose of meditation.

Fit Foodie Finds

Fit Foodie Finds is a wellness blog tailor-made for serial Instagram scrollers. The gorgeous photos of healthy meals are just as exciting as making them. Who knew oats could look so pretty? Healthy living posts primarily focus on recipes, but they also include workouts (booty, legs, you name it), do-it-yourself (DIY) beauty, mental health, and relationships. Style-conscious readers will love it, too, with its gallery after gallery of fashion articles.

Mommypotamus

Moms looking for healthy ways to take care of their families and themselves will find it on Mommypotamus. This blog is full of information for pregnant women and first-time moms, touching on everything from ultrasound safety to birth plans. You’ll also find a wealth of content on motherhood, natural health, clean beauty, and more.

Toby Amidor Nutrition

Blogger Toby is a registered dietitian and author who helps home cooks up their game with the latest in nutrition and food news, including ingredient recalls and safety tips. Toby helps you see your kitchen in an exciting new way and reignite your love of cuisine and cooking. There’s a heavy focus on creative meal prep, along with more serious articles on things like foods to fight depression.

Spiritual Blogs To inspire you

1. Lori Deschene (Tiny Buddha)

Tiny Buddha is one of the top options when it comes to spiritual blogs. It doesn’t focus solely on Buddhism, but also on other spiritual beliefs and the best practices for self-improvement.

2. Lori Erickson (Spiritual Travels)

Spiritual Travels is run by Lori Erickson, one of the best writers in the field of travel and spirituality. She has published several books, including Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God.

3. Paul Harrison (The Daily Meditation)

Meditation teacher Paul Harrison is the main man behind this blog, but others contribute their knowledge about spirituality and self-reflection as well.

4. Luminita Saviuc (Purpose Fairy)

Luminita Saviuc is the brains behind this amazing blog. She is an author, public speaker, and podcast host who dedicates her blog to those who seek happiness, love, and comfort in the pursuit of spirituality and personal growth. Her goal is to make people feel more “loved, worthy, and alive.”

5. The Mindful Word

The Mindful Word is a collaboration between like-minded people who dedicate their time to encouraging others to live a happier and more mindful life. It is a collection of thoughts and ideas from people who find joy in their spirituality through the practice of meditation and mindfulness.

6. Ilchi Lee (Change Your Energy)

Change Your Energy is the “leading online platform for energy, chakra, yoga, and guided meditation.” It is an educational blog that provides articles, videos, and live classes for everyone who wishes to train their minds and bodies, regardless of their knowledge and experience level.

Personal Finance Blogs

1.Mr. Money Mustache

Mr. Money Mustache is another veteran personal finance blogger. Pete Adeney is the man behind the money mustache, and he's full of great stories and advice. Pete and his wife retired at age 30. Six years later, Mr. Money Mustache was born. Since then, Pete has developed a loyal following who refer to themselves as Mustachians.

2.Money Smart Latina

Athena Valentine is a nationally recognized youth development expert and the woman behind Money Smart Latina. Athena was once homeless while in high school. She explains how she overcame numerous obstacles to achieve financial and career success. Her blog contains articles on budgeting, business, mental health, spending, and financial health.

3. Debt Free Guys

Married couple David Auten and John Schneider are the Debt Free Guys. Their mission is to help other gay men manage their finances better. In doing so, they hope their readers can enjoy more fulfilling lives. Their blog shares how they recovered from enormous credit card debt and started living fabulously. You can follow in their footsteps with their approachable, step-by-step advice.

4. Rich & Regular

Julien and Kirsten are Mr. and Mrs. Rich & Regular. Julien and Kirsten paid off $200k in debt over five years while also boosting their net worth. Their site, launched in 2015, empowers other families to find financial freedom.

5. Marriage, Kids, and Money

Another website created to help families with their finances is Marriage, Kids, and Money. Andy Hill launched the site and a matching podcast in 2016. In the beginning, he shared how his family became debt-free -- and then millionaires -- in less than 10 years.

6. Inspired Budget

If you're looking for a budgeting system that works, Inspired Budget should be your number one stop. Not only is Allison Baggerly one of the kindest bloggers online, but she also speaks from experience.

Allison's budgeting story started in 2011, when she was newly married and drowning in six-figure debt. Allison and her husband paid off their debt in five years. Inspired Budget is a culmination of the lessons they learned. Her goal is to help women manage their money better and achieve financial freedom.

Investing Blogs

1. MyWallSt

Theme: Investment

MyWallSt is an investment blog focusing on stock market analysis, investor education and the latest investing news.

2. Klement on Investing

Theme: Investment/Economics

Thoughts on financial markets by a research analyst and former CIO with 20 years of experience in the investment industry.

3. Mustachian Post

Theme: Personal finance/Investment

A blog written by a Swiss couple in their 30s who document their goal of becoming homeowners and reaching financial independence by 40.

4. Mindfully Investing

Theme: Investment

A blog that uses the concept of mindfulness to help people successfully navigate their investment journey.

5. Financial Samurai

Theme: Personal finance/Investment

Financial Samurai delves into investing, real estate, retirement planning, career strategies, and more, so we can all achieve financial independence

6. Crossing Wall St

Theme: Investment

A blog designed to give people an unbiased view of the market, including a yearly buy list of 25 stocks with details of its performance recorded each year.

Motivational Blogs

1. Addicted 2 Success

“Addicted to Success” was founded by Joel Brown, with the mission to empower and inspire people by spreading knowledge of self-development and life changing stories to the world. It is a blog that primarily focuses on success advice, the majority of the content being motivational. This blog has already reached 54 million people worldwide in the past three years and is still counting.

2. James Clear

Based in North Carolina, James Clear writes at JamesClear.com, where he uses behavior science to share ideas for mastering your habits, improving your health, and increasing your creativity. His work has been covered by dozens of major media outlets like TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and more. Over 700,000 people read his articles each month and more than 350,000 subscribe to h popular email newsletter.

3. Deep existence

Stephen Guise, the founder of a blog that proves motivational to a large number of people does not himself believe in philosophy of motivation. Stephen says what he writes is 12% inspiration and 88% logic. Stephen Guise has written a book called ‘Mini Habits’ for anyone who is struggling with self-confidence.

4. Motivation Grid

Founded by Cris Nikolov, Motivation Grid is one of the top motivational blogs sharing quotes, videos and articles that relate heavily to happiness and productivity. Young in its existence, the blog gets half a million views per month.

5. Fearless motivation

If you are better listener than a reader, then this one is for you. Fearless motivation is a great hub for motivational speeches. It was founded by Nick Macri. They have 4 million views on YouTube, and a tonne of great motivational content to check out.

6. Motivational Memo

Motivational Memo was founded by Peter G. James Sinclair. It is one of the rare motivational blogs backed up by many years of experienced in business and writing. If you are willing to read posts in categories such as leadership, wisdom and wealth, then you are in the right direction.

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