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How to create your own blog on the Internet: the comprehensive step-by-step guide

 So you want to create your own blog on the web, right? Otherwise, you wouldn't be here to read this article! Undoubtedly, a great idea, and if you implement it and invest it well, it will bring you many positive results. Creating a successful blog may be your way to getting rich and making profit from the Internet. But now you may be wondering: How do I create a successful blog? How do I start? The Internet is teeming with different information and every website you consult tells you something different from the one before it. Here, you may start to think that it is difficult and impossible, and you may eventually change your mind and back away from taking this step. You do not have to miss this golden opportunity, nor give up on this dream, because we will put in your hands in today's article the comprehensive guide on how to create a blog and profit from it online.

So you want to create your own blog on the web, right? Otherwise, you wouldn't be here to read this article! Undoubtedly, a great idea, and if you implement it and invest it well, it will bring you many positive results. Creating a successful blog may be your way to getting rich and making profit from the Internet. But now you may be wondering: How do I create a successful blog? How do I start? The Internet is teeming with different information and every website you consult tells you something different from the one before it. Here, you may start to think that it is difficult and impossible, and you may eventually change your mind and back away from taking this step. You do not have to miss this golden opportunity, nor give up on this dream, because we will put in your hands in today's article the comprehensive guide on how to create a blog and profit from it online.

First: Why should you enter the field of blogging and create your own blog?

No doubt you've heard a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of online blogging, but if all of that didn't motivate you enough to take this step, the following reasons may push you to do so: Online or Blogging has become one of the most popular ways to communicate and spread information and news. There are literally millions of popular websites and bloggers as well as independent blogs as well (we will know the difference between them later in the article). Blogging online is a great way to express yourself and share your knowledge and experience with others. By creating your own blog, you will undoubtedly become a better writer, and possibly even a better photographer and broadcaster! The most important reason of all is that you will be able to make a profit from your own blog. You probably know all of these reasons, otherwise you wouldn't have made the decision to create your own blog and came here to find out how to do it. But it is always useful to recall these positives and advantages.


Second: Steps to create a blog and profit from it


Well, let's move on to talk about the most important topic, which is how to create a blog and start making a real financial profit from it. Here are 6 main steps to do this:

1- Choose the right blogging platform for you

Choosing the place/platform where you will build your blog is undoubtedly the first step you need to take. There are many platforms that allow you to create a blog on them, and the following image shows these platforms with their percentages of use:

Choosing the place/platform where you will build your blog is undoubtedly the first step you need to take. There are many platforms that allow you to create a blog on them, and the following image shows these platforms with their percentages of use:

As you can see, the majority of online bloggers use WordPress to create their blogs, whether it is through a hosted site or through self-hosted, with 48% of the total bloggers. It is the platform that we also encourage you to choose to create your blog, due to its ability to add plugins, designs and other tools that help you develop and customize your blog as you wish. Don't know much about WordPress? How about taking a look at the following video tutorial about this platform and how to use it?

In addition to WordPress, there are other platforms such as: Blogger: It is a special platform from Google and is considered the best after WordPress. Tumblr is a social and blogging platform that is fun and easy to use as well. Let us know through the comments if you would like us to publish a special article that includes a comprehensive guide on how to create a Blogger blog.

2- Decide if you want to create a free or paid blog

2- Decide if you want to create a free or paid blog


Deciding whether your blog is free or paid is one of the most important decisions you will make during this journey. Where platforms such as Tumblr, Blogger and even WordPress provide the ability to create a free blog that is hosted on these platforms and is known as a "hosted blog". This is a great option for people who want to start a blog just as a hobby (not as a job or real income). There are some downsides to using this option in creating your blog: the impossibility of getting your own domain name when creating a free blog on WordPress, Tumblr or Blogger, your domain name will be a bit awful and probably not quite what you want it to be. Try creating a free blog on one of these sites and you'll see your blog's address appear as: yourblog.wordpress.com yourblog.blogspot.com Yourblog.tumblr.com It's a terrible address, and it will always make you feel like you don't really own your blog, I belong to another site or platform Especially if you want to build a strong presence on the Internet.

Lots of Restrictions and Limitations There are many limitations associated with creating a free blog. At first, you will not be able to turn it into a main source of profit from the Internet. You won't be able to add all those photos and videos that you want to share with the world, and what's more, you won't even be able to use the free WordPress designs!

Blog ownership is not yours! As silly and illogical as it may sound, your free blog isn't actually your blog! In the end, it is a blog that is hosted on another platform, and this platform can delete it whenever it wants. It has happened before, and it will happen in the future as well. Which means that all those hours you spend writing your blogs and all that effort coordinating and designing them could be wasted in just a few minutes. But… If you choose to create a self-hosted blog, then you will get your own domain name, and your blog address will appear in the Google address bar like this: “YourName.com” Isn't that cool? ! Not only that, you can also end the address with any addition you want, that could be "com." or "uk." or "net." Or any other default addition. Without forgetting, of course, the freedom to add as many videos, images, and content as you like, as well as the ability to use all the free WordPress designs available to you. And here you may be wondering: How much does a paid or “self-hosted” blog cost? In fact, it is not as expensive as you think, and you can get it for only 5 to 10 dollars per month depending on the site that provides the service.

3- Start setting up your blog (in case you chose the paid or self-hosted blog)

3- Start setting up your blog (in case you chose the paid or self-hosted blog)

This step is specifically for those who chose to create their own WordPress blog and it was a paid blog. In this case, you have to find your own domain name, as well as a hosting company that will host your blog. Here is an explanation of what each of this means: Domain: This is the link or URL to your blog. For example google.com is a domain name, so is facebook.com ...etc. Hosting: The company that takes care of publishing your website/blog on the internet for users to see. It is where your blog content is stored on the web. There are many hosting companies where you can save your blog and buy a suitable domain name from them for a reasonable amount of money, such as Bluehost and Hostgator. Whether you choose one of these two sites or others, you can easily and with one click to add WordPress to the hosting site and start working on your own blog….Yes, so simply, you will have your own blog on the Internet! NS

4- Choose the right design for your blog

4- Choose the right design for your blog

Here the fun begins… where you can now start choosing the appropriate theme you want and in this case you have two options: Either choose one of the free themes available on WordPress. Or you can buy a ready-made design from a specialized site like ThemeForest.net for a reasonable price of around $40. Always try to choose a simple and professional look for your blog while making sure that it is easy to customize. Also remember that this blog expresses you and your personality but also the content you provide, so if your blog is about tennis for example, it doesn't make sense to choose a design related to football, just because you love the sport! Another tip to keep in mind is to choose a layout that makes it easy to navigate between pages and sections of your blog. If your site is complex and difficult to navigate, readers will be alienated from it. It is true that design and art are relative, meaning that everyone may prefer something different, but there is no doubt that no one likes ugly sites, and everyone without exception hates sites and blogs that need a university degree to understand them!

5- Add the appropriate plugins to your blog

5- Add the appropriate plugins to your blog

The next step in creating a successful blog on the Internet is to add extensions or plugins that help you manage your blog better. First and foremost, make sure to keep the number of extensions you use to a minimum. Because using a large number of them and resorting to unreliable extensions will slow down your blog and thus affect the number of visitors to your site. When creating your own blog, start by adding the following plugins:

1- Yoast SEO

 is the most commonly used WordPress plugin. It helps you write content that is suitable for search engines. It gives you tips and advice to make your blog of higher quality and more attractive to readers. You can learn more about this addon by visiting the Yoast SEO official website.

2- Google Analytics for WordPress 

This plugin from MonsterInsights allows you to easily track web traffic on your blog and provides you with a lot of other useful data that you can analyze and use in writing content in the future such as: the total traffic on your blog. The web traffic sources you get. The number of web pages viewed per month by visitors to your site or pageviews in English. To learn more about this plugin visit the official website of Google Analytics for WordPress

6- Start writing engaging content for your blog

6- Start writing engaging content for your blog


Congratulations! You've finally managed to create your blog and it's time to actually start blogging... You're past all those complicated technical stages, and it's time for the real fun... Here your passion will begin, and your creative skills in producing content in all its forms will begin. Here are the most important elements of writing your blog content online:

Written Content


 Introduce yourself on the “Who am I” or “About Us” page, and add your contact details through the “Contact Us” page. Also, set up the content of the home page that will be the first thing a visitor will see for your blog.

Image Add to your blog


 a personal picture of yourself (You can use a suitable selfie at first, but later make sure to add a professional picture of you. Because site visitors are actually more attracted to people's photos than to the site's logo or pictures that don't include a human element.

Your own logo


Make sure to create your own logo using software such as InDesign, Photoshop or other simple design software, but if you want to spend some extra cash, in this case you can get a professional design from one of the graphic designers you know or through websites Like 99designs.

High Quality Images Enrich your articles and blogs with high quality images, whether by taking them yourself, if you have the skill of photography, or by downloading them from free or paid specialized 
sites such as:

  • Paul Jarvis (Free)
  • Unsplash (Free)
  • Library of Congress (Free)
  • iStock (paid)
  • Shutterstock(paid)
Name Comments Decide whether or not you want to add a special comment section to your blog. Knowing that giving your audience the opportunity to interact with your content and express their opinion will greatly help you to get direct feedback, develop your content in the future, and even get new ideas for the content as well.

Presence on social networks and platforms It is important for your blog to have a presence on social media platforms, so think about the content that you provide in your blog and select the most appropriate platform for you to build your presence in. You can also choose more than one platform, but the best thing is to focus on only one platform at the beginning so as not to distract yourself and waste your efforts in vain.

Presence on social networks and platforms It is important for your blog to have a presence on social media platforms, so think about the content that you provide in your blog and select the most appropriate platform for you to build your presence in. You can also choose more than one platform, but the best thing is to focus on only one platform at the beginning so as not to distract yourself and waste your efforts in vain.

Thus, your blog will be all ready to start writing articles on it. In the beginning, make sure to maintain consistency by publishing at least one article every week, so that you can build a strong base of loyal audience that will follow your blog constantly.

Creating your own blog on the Internet is not an impossible task as it may seem to you, with some determination, and with a little will, focus and some dedication, you will undoubtedly be able to build your own blog and as soon as readers start visiting your site and reading what you write, and with the increase in the number of pages viewed by readers You will be able to convert these views and visits into real income and profit, whether through Google ads, network marketing, or other methods of making money online.
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