Starting a blog in 2019 is easy.
Starting a blog in 2019 that makes money, not quite so easy.
The process seems to start out the same, but it’s very different, from beginning to making money.
In this post, I am going to quickly detail how you can start a blog in 2019 and make money. This post won’t start the blog for you and make it make money, however.
YOU WILL STILL NEED TO GET TO WORK!
Start a Blog in 2019 – Quick Steps to Making Money
The process of starting a blog all begins with the hosting company you choose. This may seem like it’s not all that important, but it’s more important than you may realize.
A less than adequate hosting company may cause you to struggle with your search engine optimization and with keeping people on your blog. Bad hosting causes slow load times and downtime, which will cost you visitors, subscribers, and profits.
Choosing the Right Blog Hosting in 2019
You cannot just flip a coin or throw a dart to choose your hosting company. You have to make the right choice as your blog hosting will serve as the foundation of your entire blog.
Lucky for you, I have already done the hard work. I spent nearly a decade writing for hosting companies and large hosting review websites. I have seen the good, the bad, and the downright terrible.
I break down the top five hosting companies for bloggers in my post called, Top 5 WordPress Hosting Sites for Beginning Bloggers
In addition, I also recommend SiteGround and show you how to get your blog set up with their excellent SEO Hosting on my Start Here Page.
You don’t have to worry about choosing the right hosting, if you choose one of the hosting companies I recommend. You’ll have a strong foundation to build your blog with fast load times and very minimal downtime.
Another huge decision you’ll need to make, which is make or break (IMHO), is the platform you will use for your blog. If you don’t choose WordPress, you’ll likely struggle with starting a blog in 2019 and making money.
WordPress is hands-down the easiest blog platform to use and the best. They give you everything you need to become successful and I even detail the plugins you should be using in my 10-Day How to Become a Blogger Course found at the bottom of my Start Here page.
Now, these are the basic steps to starting a blog in 2019 and making money. Below, I will go through a few of the more advanced steps, but the best way to find out how to do this is to sign up for my 10-Day FREE How to Become a Blogger Course.
How to Make Money with Your Blog in 2019
After you’ve started your blog, you need to build it to make you money. There are some basics you will need to get right, such as:
- Choosing the right niche
- Setting up WordPress correctly
- Choosing your WordPress Theme
- Using the right Plugins
Get this right and you’ll be ahead of the pack when it comes to making money with your blog in 2019.
After you’ve signed up for my 10-Day How to Become a Blogger course (it’s Free) on my Start Here Page, you’ll want to follow the steps to achieve all of the above. You’ll also want to follow along as I teach you how to write a blog post, choose your keywords, use good SEO, monetize your blog, and drive traffic to your blog.
If you follow my free course, you’ll be well on your way to making money with your blog this year.
Starting a Blog in 2019 and Making Money: Bonus Tips
Along with using my free course, here are a few bonus tips to help you make money this year.
- Use ClickBank, CJ.com, Amazon.com, FlexOffers.com, ShareASale.com, and other affiliate programs
- Skip the Ads (including Google AdSense)
- Limit Yourself to 2 Social Networks (I use Pinterest & Instagram)
- Write 100 High-Quality Blog Posts as soon as possible (Do a 100-day blogging challenge like I am doing!)
- Focus on Long-Tail Keywords and use the Ubersuggest tool from Neil Patel
- Start Building a List with GetResponse as your Auto Responder as Soon As Possible!
- Have Patience and Stick to your Plan
One of the main reasons bloggers don’t find success is a lack of patience and a lack of commitment. If you start your blog today, you can still make money before 2019 is over (unless you’re reading this in December).
Follow the steps on my Start Here page to get set up, and make sure to sign up for my FREE 10-Day How to Become a Blogger Course. Then, use the seven advanced tips I just gave you to catapult your blog to success.
Of course, you can also find plenty of other great blog posts on my site to help you start a blog in 2019 and make money!