One of the subjects that we all have questions about is abundance. How do we make more of it? Blogging is a great way to open up to abundance from the Universe and to make money on your own terms. Whether you like to travel or work from home, here are some simple tips to help you start a profitable blog online today and meet the Universe halfway for your dreams.
Pick a Niche that includes not only a subject you can infuse your personality into seamlessly but also one that solves a specific problem for potential readers.
The reason why people love to turn to blogs for advice and answers to their questions online is because bloggers tend to write as if they are talking to their friends. There is a informality about blog content that draws people in and makes people feel comfortable! This is why I advise choosing a subject that aligns with your personality so that your readers can have a unique experience on your niche/subject when they come to your blog by feeling your unique voice.
Some of the most profitable niches are fitness, lifestyle, motherhood, self-help, motherhood, relationships, finance, and travel. Do any of these subjects interest you? If so, pick one and get even more specific!
For example: if you want to blog about travel, narrow it down to: how to travel with your family, how to travel on a budget, luxury travel etc.
(Whenever I am stuck on making a important decision, like picking a niche for my blog, I like to clear my mind. Depending on how much time I have before having to decide, I like to meditate or BrainTap. Check out more about BrainTap here, it is a game changer.)
Pick a domain name & hosting.
Now that you have picked your blog niche, it is time to pick your domain URL for your new blog and your hosting platform so that you will have a place for your content to live!
I combined both of these two steps into one on this blogpost because in my opinion, they go hand in hand. I prefer Bluehost because not only are they one of the biggest website hosting providers, but there user experience and support is 24/7 amazing. Not only that, but when you sign up for Bluehost – they provide a free domain of your choosing for a year.
When you sign up for Bluehost, choosing your domain name is just one simple step of the onboarding process. I love this aspect of their platform, because when I started my blog 7 years ago, we had to go through another site and figure out how to link it to our wordpress. Bluehost makes this process so much easier for you to start a blog, quickly!
If you end up not liking your Bluehost experience – they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
Choose a Functional & Aesthetically Pleasing Design for Your Blog
When I started my blog, I had no experience with SEO, graphic design, or website building. The thought of building my own website to bring readers to my blog was OVERWHELMING to say the least.
This step of creating a profitable blog held me back in the beginning of my blog’s life because I was obsessing over the layout being perfect and figuring it out on my own. (As if the answers were just going to magically drop into my head lol)
Let me save you some of the stress I went through years ago by sharing how you can get a functional and aesthetically pleasing design for your blog for a great price. (Don’t worry, I am not talking about those websites that cost 3,000 dollars.)
Let me introduce you to my two friends (aka blog creation tools): Elegant Themes & Fiverr
- Elegant Themes : This is a theme service created by WordPress (my website of choice) that allows you to purchase a “theme” (a design for your new blog), download a zip file and upload it into your wordpress dashboard to use as the design for your blog. Themes save thousands of dollars on website creation and are a great, affordable tool when you are first starting out. My advice has always been – find a theme that you like and will function in ways that you need to create value for your audience, and as your blog grows a profit – then hire a web developer to fine tune your site. These projects can get very expensive and it is best to wait until you have the resources to hire a web developer instead of doing that at the jet set!
- Fiverr : The importance of delegating tasks in the information age is growing everyday and Fiverr not only makes this possible, but makes it affordable. Whether you are looking for help with your SEO or a professional logo, Fiverr can hook you up with a freelancer that is in your budget. I am talking as little as $10 dollars for a logo! Just head to this online marketplace for freelancers, search what you are in need of, and Fiverr will populate freelancers that are capable of solving your problems. DO not forget to read the reviews and check how many orders freelancers you are interested in have done. These are great metrics that Fiverr provides, especially important when you are hiring/working with someone for the first time!
Start Creating High Vibe Content
Finally, the fun stuff! Am I right?
Now that you have picked a niche, a domain, web-hosting, a theme/design for your blog, & used fiverr for any other elements of your blog you need to finish before launching – YOU ARE SET TO CREATE CONTENT! This is the best part.
Don’t just throw out content and see what sticks, because this could mean waiting months to turn a profit. Do research on your niche. Reach out to brands you want to work with. Don’t be afraid of the the NO. Research keywords in your niche. Do your best to create as much value as you can in your new content and to do your due diligence (SEO, keywords, blogpost title research) so that the people that need your expertise can find you.
For more tips on how to create not only a profitable blog, but a blog on your terms – sign up to take my course on Teachable here called “Blogging on Your Own Terms.” Here – you will learn how to take your blog from 0 to 100,000 impressions per month and how to harness your inner power to produce real results (sponsorships and other paid gigs) of your dreams! XO, Cath