Starting a new website or blog is not an easy task. You have to dedicate a lot of time and effort to start a new blog. But don’t worry I will guide you on the best steps you should take when starting a new blog.
1.CHOOSE A UNIQUE DOMAIN NAME
This might not seem that important at first but it can be difficult finding the right name for your website. One of the main issues in creating a name for your website is that it’s most likely taken. That’s why you need a super creative website name.
2.CHOOSE A WEB HOSTING
Choosing a good web hosting service can be a bit difficult for people who never had a website before. Before I can tell you what web hosting I would recommend; I need to tell you what web hosting is. “A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.”- Wikipedia. So basically without a web hosting service, you can’t start up a proper website. Some examples of web hosting are siteground, Bluehost, and go daddy. I recommend you use siteground.
3.SETTING UP THE DOMAIN
If you chose siteground as your web host then this will be way easier. Just watch a youtube video on what to do after purchasing a domain from a web host. Watch this video on how to set up your domain right here
4.GET A GOOD THEME FOR YOUR WEBSITE
After you set up WordPress you need to get a good theme for your website. One of the best places to get great themes from is Themeforest.net. They have a wide selection of themes for different types of websites.
5.TIME TO CREATE SOME ARTICLES
This is probably the most time-consuming part of having a blog. Just write a lot of good, original, and interesting articles for your blog. It’s also best to include pictures in your articles. I recommend that you have at least 20 articles.
6.CONNECT YOUR WEBSITE TO GOOGLE ANALYTICS
By doing this you will be able to track the number of people on your website.
7.HOW TO GET TRAFFIC TO YOUR NEW BLOG
This is probably the hardest part because there is a lot of things you need to do. You can get traffic to your website by using SEO tips. SEO is a bit hard to learn so I would recommend you get an SEO specialist to teach you.
Another way of getting traffic to your website is using social media apps such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.
WHAT TO DO AFTER GETTING A DECENT AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC
When you start getting a decent amount of traffic you can now apply to an ad program. Now there is a different amount of traffic required for the ad programs. For example, Mediavine wants you to have at least 50,000 sessions in the last 30 days before you apply while an ad program like ezoic requires at least 10,000 sessions in the last 30 days.
If you can’t wait that long you can always try Google Adsense. Before you apply to Google Adsense, your website/domain has to be over 6 months old. After that, you can apply to them. I recommend that you have at least 500-1000 daily visits before you apply to Adsense.