Want to know ‘How to start a blog from scratch in 2020? I appreciate your decision. Because, I love Action takers.
I have also taken my life’s best decision to start a blog a year before.
When you enter in this Blogging World there is so much to learn. And, you all know “Learning is the biggest earning” ( if you take Action).
If you are tired of your job or searching for ‘how to make money online’ then blogging is a great way to start (make money on autopilot).
So, for that you should know ‘How to start a blog‘. This is the first and easiest step towards your blogging career.
Why you should read this article? If you are looking for-
What is the best platform to start blogging?
How to start a blog and make money? (No quick rich scheme)
What is the best topic to start a blog?
How much does it cost to start a blog?
Do I need any technical skills?…… the list is endless.
So, not wasting up your precious time,
Choose a Niche for your Blog
This is the part where many newbies stuck.
Just ask these questions before picking a niche-
Can I write quality content regularly on this niche?
Is there enough room in this niche to grow?
Are people interested to talk about the topic? Can I build a community?
What is my purpose? Guys, Promise me that while selecting a niche your first purpose should be to provide value (the second purpose can be money).
How I will make my niche unique? What is uniqueness in my niche?
Note: Build your blog to solve the pain problems of the people. Your niche should be around a problem (back , neck pain etc.) not around a product. Choose a niche in which you have experience or want to learn about.
Here’s a special gift for you- If you want to see ‘How to pick a profitable niche’ then Get my Live Niche Research Ultimate Guide E-book for FREE with a 100+ blog niche list (Bonus).
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Short- Keep your domain name short. Short domain names are easy to remember and pronounce.
Numbers– Don’t use numbers. Avoid using numbers in your domain name as much as you can.
Keyword- Google doesn’t consider keyword in your domain name as a ranking factor ( but it will always be a plus point). For e.g. if your niche is around blogging and you choose a domain name ‘startablog.com’ then it’s not that your website will rank on top related to that keyword. But, the keyword in your domain name gives the audience a signal about your blog.
TLD extension- Prefer .com domains because it’s for globally. If not then you can choose .net and .org also.
Expired Domains- It will be great if buy an expired domain. You are getting some site authority without any work.
Let’s find a domain name-
Let’s find a domain name around a niche ‘blogging’.
Just go to LeanDomainSearch website ( Domain Name Generator) and type the keyword- ‘blogging’. See the results that appear and pick a domain name that is short and look brandable.
What is view of ‘Flashblogging.com’. Tell me in the Comments.
My domain name finding journey
First of all, I see that many bloggers are promoting Semrush affiliate program. So, I decided to include a Keyword of Semrush and buy ‘rushblogs.com’.
Then I came to know that Google is not considering keyword in the domain a ranking factor. Also, only writing about SEMrush won’t help me to grow and rank.
My domain name was small but not understandable (can’t be easily remembered). So, I just randomly search domain name and found hackblogging.com ( randomly putting words in front and back of the keyword ‘blogging’),
You can also find domain names by finding synonyms of a word and attach with your keyword.
In short: Buy a domain name that is short, brandable and gives idea of your business (E.g. windowcleaner.com)
Congrats, for choosing your ultimate domain name.
Choose a Ultimate Hosting for Your Blog
Every newbie has this question in his mind- “Which is the best and cheapest hosting?”.
Firslty, Let’s see ‘What is Web hosting’
In short: Web hosting is the process of renting or buying space to house a website on the World Wide Web.
There are tons of hosting providers out there, But What is the best WordPress Hosting for you? Any guess.
I personally recommend two hosting providers. Siteground and Greengeeks.
Why cheapest hosting is not good for you?
Low Site Speed
Not Good Support…..list is endless.
When I started blogging I also made a mistake by buying a cheap hosting to save money. ( I just wasted my time).
I made a great decision by investing some money in Siteground hosting. But, When I buy Siteground Hosting the price of plans was-
But after 30 Days the price increases and became this-
I was happy because I already bought Siteground for 1 year at low price but at one side I was also sad because I was recommending this hosting to everyone.
But Still, This is the best hosting for beginners.
Then, I started researching ” What are the best alternatives of Siteground Hosting out there”. After researching for many days I found that the best alternative is Greengeeks Hosting. See, the Proof (Strong Competition)
It’s clearly seeing that Greengeeks is the winner of this Poll result.
Follow these steps to purchase hosting and to setup your blog.
Go to Appearance. Click on themes and Then Click on ‘Add New’
After that Click on Upload theme and upload the .zip file you downloaded after buying a premium theme.
Note: Don’t try to get everything for Free. Invest some money and get high returns.
Important Plugins For WordPress
Here is the list of some important plugins that I personally use-
Rank Math SEO– This is one of my favorite SEO plugins. Firstly, I use Yoast SEO but when I see that rank math provides more features fro Free, then I switch to it. SEO is very important to rank and drive traffic.
Resmush.it-For loading site faster, it’s important that your images are not large in size. This plugins help you to optimize your images effectively.
Updraft Plus– It simplifies backup and restoration. This plugin backup your website daily (backup of site is necessary).
Monarch- It is a social sharing plugin, If you have already purchased divi pack then you just need to upload the .zip file into plugins. If not, then get divi pack now.
Bloom- The Ultimate E-mail optin and lead generation plugin for WordPress.
Sucuri Security- This plugin keeps your website secure. Security is the no.1 priority. (what if someone tries to hack your website).
Nitropack- It’s a free plugin to boost up your website. If your site doesn’t load faster than the user frustates and bounce back. This plugin will help to optimize your website and make it load faster.
How to install a plugin?
Go into plugins section in the WordPress dashboard.
Click on Add New button.
Search plugins or if you have .zip file then Click on Upload plugin.
Click on Install Now and then Click on “Activate”. (so simple, right).
Write your first ultimate blog post and Publish It.
Note: Never use copyright images (don’t copy/paste images directly from Google). Make your own images with the help of free tool Canva or use Free images.
Before Publishing read the complete article yourself. Check if there are any grammar or spelling mistakes ( Use Grammarly ).
Then, Click on the Publish Button.
After that index your URL in Google Search Console.
Now, give your blog post social signals ( Publish on Facebook, Instagram, youtube, quora, twitter, Pinterest and many other platforms).
Bonus– Connect your website with Google Analytics. Click on Start Measuring > Select Web > Provide basic website information > Copy tracking code> Go to Theme editor in WordPress> Header.php file> Paste code under <head> tag.
Smart ways to make money from blogs
Note: Making quick money is dangerous
But, Here I will not tell you any quck-rich schemes.
Ads- Google Adsense is just a motivation. Join premium ads network (ad thrive, info links, etc.)When massive traffic starts coming. Write a sponsored post ( if you have time) and conduct giveaways.
Affiliate marketing- You can make a large amount of money through affiliate marketing. Many bloggers main income source is affiliate marketing. Join affiliates, search and promote products, track sales, and earn a commission.
I made my first dollar through Affiliate marketing. It’s so powerful.
Products- Sell e-books, online courses, softwares, professional services and physical products( go a level up). Build trust with your audience. E-mail marketing is a great way to build trust.
Conferences- Don’t miss conferences and interviews. Meet with people and grow your network.
Scaling and optimizing– Build testimonials, promote and work on Google SEO.
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Congratulations for starting your successful blog in 2020.
Now, it’s starting not the end. You have to learn many things. If you have stepped into this blogging world then explore it to the fullest.
Learning is the biggest earning but if you implement it. Take Action today. Because, I love action takers.
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Hey, looking for ultimate life hacking blogs then my dear friend you are at the right place.
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Help people to save time and get things done smartly and efficiently.
What are the best tools used to generate SEO friendly content?
SEMrush Keyword Magic Tool SEMrush SEO content template tool Readability checker LSI graph tool SEMrush Site Audit Tool Grammarly Canva, Visme etc. Content designing tools. Headline analyzer ( Coschedule) Blog post title and ideas generator Rank Math SEO plugin
What is SEO friendly content?
SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) is a process that helps your post to rank on Google organic SERPs. Doing basic On-page SEO and using the right SEO tools make your post SEO optimized and is called SEO friendly content
What type of content is best for SEO?
Unique high-quality in-depth content. Content that fulfills searcher’s intent. Something unique and different from your competitors. Keyword optimized content ( use LSI keywords) Designed content. ( images, infographics, charts , graphs and many other great visuals).
What are some hacks on SEO writing for beginners?
Do proper keyword research. Do basic On-Page SEO ( keywords in title, meta, URL, subheads, alt text, and introduction) Write catchy headlines. Include an engaging introduction and conclusion in your post. Write valuable and unique content. Use the right SEO tools.
How do you test headlines?
I test my headlines through Coschedule Headline Analyzer
How many of these ultimate tips you already know?
If any question is stealing your mind power, feel free to ask. Comment
Covers topics about WiFi hacking, Kali Linux, Metasploit, exploits, ethical hacking, information security, malware analysis and scanning.
To increase security awareness,teaching the basics of security, pentesting and ethical hacking.
Hacking Tutorials at a glance
If you are a beginner and looking for hacking tutorials and penetration testings then hackingtutorials can be a good place for you.
FAQs related to Top 10 Hacking Blogs
Who is India’s No.1 hacker?
Ankit Fadia is a self procalimed white hat hacker.
What are the different type of hackers?
Black Hat Hacker White Hat Hacker Grey Hat Hacker Blue Hat Hacker Red Hat Hacker Script Kiddie Green Hat Hacker Social Engineering Hackers Activists Cyber Terrorists Sponsored Hackers Whistle blower hacker Elite hackers
In order to become a hacker you need to first master more than one programming languages (C++, Java, python etc.) It is essential for a hacker to learn more than one operating system. Learn cryptography and write vulnerability. Join discussions and meet hackers. For more knowledge visit sites listed above.
Who is the richest hacker?
Kevin David Mitnick is an American computer security consultant and convicted hacker.
Which country has best hackers?
Top 10 countries with most hackers in the world CHINA. UNITED STATES TURKEY. RUSSIA. TAIWAN. BRAZIL. ROMANIA. INDIA.
Hey, looking for top WordPress SEO plugin ( WordPress Rank Math Review) that can help you to rank on top of Google, then you are on the right place.
I conducted a SEO plugins race. There were many participants but the plugins that qualify the finale are-
Yoast SEO plugin, Rank Math seo plugin and All in one SEO plugin. The race was in 3 rounds.
1st round– On basis of rating and reviews, 2nd round– On the basis of features 3rd round-Tool is free or not.
Now, the winner of 1st round was none another than the Yoast SEO plugin, but here’s a twist the winner of the 2nd round was the Rank Math Seo plugin. ( pro version of rank math SEO has been launched). So 3rd round is a tie.
So, I decided to make a Rank Math review because I am also using this plugin and got positive results.
In this article you will get to know all about rank math setup, its features and much more. ( Rank Math tutorial)
How to setup Rank Math SEO?
How to Install Rank Math?
The first step before the setup of rank math is to install the plugin. There are different ways to install this seo plugin-
Rank Math from WordPress– Go to the plugins option. Click Add new and search for Rank Math SEO then click on Install and then activate.
Rank Math from Mythemeshop– Go to my theme shop website. Search for Rank Math and install it.
This will appear after activating the plugin. Click on Connect your account. Let’s see what to do after that.
Setup of Rank Math
Import SEO settings
If you are firstly installing this plugin then there will be no option of import but if you have already installed another SEO plugin ( Yoast SEO in my case), Then click on Start Import and the whole data will be imported in Rank Math SEO plugin from another seo plugin
Your site settings
You can add a logo for Google. No need to touch other options ( You can skip this step also).
Google Search Console
Directly connect this plugin with Google Search Console ( great option). Click on Get Authorization Code. A pop up will appear, choose your Gmail Id. Then a code will appear, paste it into this application. After that click on Save and continue. If you have not connected your site with Google Search console then see- Verification of Google search console of your blog.
Congrats, Your blog is ready to explore this plugin. Click on Return to dashboard.
Rank Math SEO setting and features
The best thing that I like of this plugin is that it provide so many features and a great user-interface.
This is the dashboard of Rank Math SEO plugin. Let’s explore its options.
AMP ( accelerated mobile pages). AMP plugin makes your site mobile-friendly.
As you know mobile-users are increasing day-by-day, so making your site mobile-friendly will help your site to rank faster on Google.
So, Install AMP plugin and keep this Option ON.
It counts your blog post internal and external links. When you activate this option, you can see the link counts from the SEO option in your WordPress dashboard posts option like this-
By counting the external links you can easily check if there is any broken link or not. Broken links have a negative impact on your ranking.
Rank Math Schema
Schema means structured data ( Rich Snippets). When you add schema in any post it attracts the users and helps to boost your Google ranking.
You can select a schema type ( book, articles, event, music and many more). After that you can add headline, author name, ratings and review location.
Rank Math Search Console option
As above we have already connected rank math with Google Search Console. Keep this option active.
You will get all the information related to search console in your WordPress dashboard ( like- for which keywords you are ranking, impressions , clicks and many more).
Rank Math SEO analysis
Analyze your content and website using 70+ tests and provide you a SEO score ( failed testes, warning and passed tests).
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