If you are not sure where to start, then these basic steps below should help:
Choosing a Domain Name
When you have chosen your niche and done your keyword research you will then need to purchase a domain name to suit. For the best search engine optimization you should try to buy a domain that includes the keywords in the name. If you cannot get a domain name with your keywords then you can add another word at the beginning or end of the domain, just make sure the added word is appropriate so that the name still sounds good.
Choosing a Web Host
Next you will need some hosting for your blog. Web hosting is like renting some space on the internet for your blog. There are many free web hosting options but they usually have a lot of conditions and will often have ads displayed on your blog pages. If you are serious about creating a blog to earn money then it is recommended that you use a paid web hosting service.
Choosing a Blogging Platform
One of the most popular blogging platforms used for creating blogs is Wordpress. Wordpress is fast and easy to install and simple to use. Many web hosting companies will have Wordpress as an option and easy to follow installation instructions.
Add Content to Your Blog
When you have your blog up and running you then need to start adding content to it. Start off by writing some articles that are based around your main keyword phrase and then post those articles to your blog. Find some other related keyword phrases and write some articles around those also. If you have five or six other keyword phrases you can try to rank your blog for those keywords also which will give you more traffic.
Try to add new content to your blog every day so your blog will stay fresh and you will slowly build up the size of your website. If you don’t have time to add a new article to your blog every day then do it as often as you can.
Monetize Your Blog
You can monetize your blog by adding some Google Adsense ads onto your blog. With Google Adsense you place the ads on your site and you get paid a certain amount every time someone clicks on an ad.
The other option for monetizing your blog is to promote products as an affiliate. You can join affiliate programs such as Clickbank and Amazon where they have a large range of products that you can promote.
Promote Your Blog
You will need to promote your blog so that your blog will be seen and you will receive visitors. You can promote your blog in a number of ways including submitting your blog posts to social bookmarking sites like Tumblr, Reddit and others.
Content marketing is another effective method for promoting your blog. This will increase the number of backlinks to your site and you should also pick up quite a few visitors directly from other site your content has been distributed.
Your blog can be quite profitable as long as you don’t neglect it. Keep adding content to your blog regularly and don’t forget to promote your blog as often as you can. You will soon start seeing a nice stream of visitors to your site and a nice stream of income to match.