How to Start a Blog for Free | Blogging for Beginners

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Do you want to know how to start a blog for free and making money, also grow it from ZERO to $1,000 per month?

Every blogger has a dream to start a successful blog and earn passive income from it. If you are wondering the same thing then you are in the right place.

Starting a blog is extremely easy but making money from it is NOT.

In this detailed guide, you’ll not only learn how to start a WordPress blog in 2022 but you’ll also learn ways to make profits from it.

Honestly, I have been doing serious blogging for the last 5 years, I’ve started and build a ton of blogs and earning good money from it. So, without any delay let dive into the main topic.

If you’re a newbie and want to start a blog but don’t know where to start and what blogging is all about, then I will guide you step by step on how you can start a blog in 2022 in this article.

But!

Before diving into the 7 easy steps to start a blog, let’s first start with the basic information about blogging.

How to Start a Blog for Free and Make Money

In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss 7 working methods to start a blog.

  1. Select a Profitable Blogging Niche for Your Blog.
  2. Find Out the Best Platform to Start With.
  3. Get a Web Hosting and Pick Domain Name for Your Blog.
  4. Set up Your Blog on WordPress Platform.
  5. Change Your Blog Theme.
  6. Write Unique and High-Quality Content.
  7. Optimize for Search Engine Traffic

Before start out main topic, let’s know basic things about blogging.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is a way to share your thoughts, ideas, and expertise in the form of “blog posts”. The blog post helps people to find an answer or solution on the internet.

For example, If I’m writing this post, because I want to share my thoughts and Ideas with you to start a successful blogging. It is called “Blogging”.

Did you know that the first-ever blog in the history of blogging was created by Mr. Justin Hall with the blog name “Links.net” in 1994?

Also Read: How to Earn Money From Blogging

Why Should You Start a Blogging?

Blogging is a field where you are your own boss. You don’t have to work under your boss. You can earn money every month. Also, you can promote your online business.

There are many bloggers who quit their private jobs and started blogging and now they are earning good money every month from the blog.

These things are possible for anyone to do, only you need the right guideline to start a successful blog.

Did you know that there are more than 600 million active blogs globally in 2022? Also, there are over 80 million posts being published each month by WordPress users.

That’s the reason blogging growing rapidly.

Also Read: Blogger vs WordPress, Which Platform You Should Choose


7 Easy Steps to Start a Blogging for Free and Make Money

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Start a Blog for FREE

In this section, I’ll cover the best blogging ideas for beginners. These 7 steps will help you to run a successful blog.  At the end of 7 blogging tips, I mention some bonus point that is very important.


Step 1: Select a Profitable Blogging Niche for Your Blog

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Profitable Blogging Niche

This is the first stage of blogger journey and also most important part of blogging.

To become a popular blogger, you have to select the right niche for your blog.

If you are not picking the right niche that means you are out of the game.

In one word, “the niche of your blog is the topic of your blog”.

The right niche is one that is related to what you like, has good traffic, and also has a monetary value.

Niche is nothing it’s all about your passion. If your passion is cooking which means your niche is cooking and you need to start write a blog on cooking.

For example, John & Rohan are two persons, who started a new blog. John writes blog post about technology while Rohan are interested in Gaming and he writes blog post related to gaming tips & tricks. That means John Niche is Technology, and Rohan Blog Niche is Gaming.

Now, might be one question has came in your mind, that how to choose right niche for the blog.

Here are 3 important point that you should keep in your mind when picking a niche:

  • First, your interest – the one you are passionate about.
  • Second, audience interest – topics people searching for.
  • Third, future of the topic – trend of your topic will never end.

Now, let’s look at how to find a profitable niche that can generate traffic to your blog site and help you to build a beautiful blog.

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How to find a profitable niche for a blog

1. Pick a topic you are passionate about

Starting a blog is quite easy process. You just need to do few things like, buying hosting & domains, set up the website, customizing the design, and writing your first content is evidently an easy process.

But most people give up blogging after a couple of months because they often lose interest in it. So, it’s important that you pick a topic for your blog that you also like to learn and talk about.

The topic of your blog could be a hobby, your work, it could even be about a new idea that you’re learning.

How can you ensure that the topic you have chosen is right for you and the trend will not end in future? So here I am going to give some tips which will help you in choosing the right topic.

Take a pen and paper and write down at least 10 blog post ideas just off the top of your head that you can write about. This useful idea will ensure that you are passionate about the topic you picked.

Also Read: Free Unlimited Ideas Generator

2. Do research about profitable topic

Now you have 10 blog post ideas but you don’t know which topic could be profitable. So, you need to do some research about your topic to select a profitable and big enough market for your topic. Here’s how you can get started.

For example, let’s suppose that cooking food is one of your favorite hobbies, and you want to start a blog about it. Now, you want to see whether people search this topic or not and see how much competition there is.

You can use Google Trends to find a profitable topic. It will help you to find a topic that has any interest and how many people are searching for it.

Type “Cooking food” on the Google trend search bar.

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Google Trends for Find Profitable Topic

This step is very important because this graph will show you whether the interest in your topic is stable, rising or declining over time. Avoid choosing topics in which people are not interested.

As you can see, cooking food like a profitable topic to blog about. Over the last 5 years, the interest in this topic has been stable, and it’s continuing to rise. This means you will have a big-enough audience to drive traffic to your blog for a long time.

Now you have got a good topic ‘cooking food’.

Pro Tips: Don’t pick topics that don’t interest you.

3. Select a profitable niche for your blog

So, you’ve got your interesting topics and “cooking food” is the best topic.

You just go ahead and start your cooking food blog.

But wait!

There’s a tiny problem with that.

There are too many authority websites for cooking food that is already ranking on the search engine. They have been writing content about cooking for a long time and you just going to start a new blog. So, you can’t compete with these websites. This means you’ll waste your time.

So, what is the solution?

Here’s is the solution:

You should find low competition niche with high volume search. To find such type of niche you can use Google search or keyword research tools.

First, I’m going to show you how you can find a profitable topic with the help of Google search.

Search for your topic on Google and see how many search results appear for this topic.

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You can see “cooking food” has too many results withing 0.98 seconds, and seems to be too broad of a term to target. You should not go with this topic.

Just scroll down your page and see searches related to cooking food.

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You can see some of the other related search terms. Pick any search term and check to see how many people search for this specific term every month, and what is KD.

Here, I’m going to use Ahrefs keyword research tools which is paid tool. If you don’t want to use paid tool then you can use AdWords Keyword Planner (Free keyword research tool) to analyze the search term.

Analyze with Ahrefs Paid Keyword Research tool

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The term “Cooking recipes” gives you different keyword ideas and “fireless cooking recipes” appears to be a great niche for a blog. It receives around 500 average search per month and it has low keyword difficulty (KD).

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If you explore more keyword ideas, you’ll see that there are plenty of other low competition keywords you can target on this topic. Which means you’ll have plenty of good keywords to target through your blog posts.

Pro Tips: For newbie - Don’t select such type of topic that has keyword difficulty beyond 10, and search volume should be between 100-1k.

Once you’ll find the great niche for your blog, move on to the next step:


Step 2: Select the Best Blogging Platform to Start Your Blogging Journey

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Select Best Blogging Platform

This is the second stage of blogging where you need to choose a platform to manage your blog.

There are dozens of free and paid blogging platforms available on the web and you can choose anyone of them to start a blog in India.

Here’s are some popular blogging platform:

WordPress, Joomla, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium, Ghost, Wix, etc.

Most of people waste hours trying to figure out the best blogging platform for their blog.

So, don’t waste your time to do this.

Blindly choose Self-hosted WordPress platform for your blog.

Why!

According to World Wide Web Technology Surveys, it found that WordPress is the most popular content management system and 90% successful bloggers use WordPress. Here you can see percentages ranking of different sites.

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Photo Credit: Content Management Surveys

No doubt, WordPress is the best platform to start a blog. It provides more than 5000 free and premium plugins & themes to set up beautiful blog website.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through starting a blog with WordPress.

For Beginner: If you’re beginner in blogging and don’t want to spend money to buying hosting and domain then you can go with the free option that is blogger.com or medium.com. It could be right choice for you. But if you’re serious about making money from blogging then, I would highly recommend you go with self-hosted WordPress blog (wordpress.org).

More about WordPress

Let me clear few things about WordPress.

WordPress has two version, WordPress.com (not recommend) and WordPress.org (highly recommend).

WordPress.com is the free online platform, like blogger.com, where you need to sig up an account, set up few things and your blog is ready for blogging. With this platform you can start a free blog.

But the problem is that it has limited features. With this feature you can’t build a beautiful blog. Also, you can’t monetize you blog with free platform.

Once you’ll find the best blogging platform for your blog, move on to the next step:


Step 3: Get a Web Hosting and Pick Domain Name for Your Blog

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Select Web Hosting & Domain

This step will decide that you’re really passionateabout blogging or just want to start a blog because other people starting a blog and making money.

Before we dive into this step let me clear about web-hosting and domain.

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a server or space where you can store your all data or file of your website so that users can access via world wide web.

There are many hosting providers available on the market who provides you best web hosting in different plan with different features.

Namely: Site Ground, Bluehost, Namecheap, A2hosting, Hostinger and many more.

In simple word: Web hosting is just like an Almere where you can keep your books.

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Blog in India?

If you’re wondering about the web hosting cost then let me clear:

The hosting cost will depend upon brand name of hosting provider. If you’re buying hosting from SiteGround then it may cost you around $9.99/Month for GrowBig plan. There is different plan available on SiteGround but I choose this plan because this is one of the best plans to start up a blogging in India.

But if you don’t have more budget the you can go with Hostinger web hosting plan and it will charge you around INR 4000-5000 for the one years.

Note: You’re free to choose any hosting provider, just do research about hosting plans if you found any better plans then you can go with that hosting provider.

What is Domain Name?

A domain name is an identification of your business or brand by which you will be known online, no matter what niche you choose. With the help of a domain name, people easily can find you on the web or you can say that it’s your blog’s unique address on the internet.

For example, my blog name is Master blogging and my domain name is masterblogging[dot]in. If you want to find me on the web just search with my domain name on the search engine and you can reach me easily.

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name?

Before dive into how you can choose the perfect domain name for your blog. Let me clear some misconceptions about domain name.

Most people waste hourly to do research about the domain names. You don’t really need to do research too much while choosing a domain name.

Earlier it was a big deal to choose the right domain name coz that could impact your search engine rankings.

People used to keep the keyword they want to rank for on the search engines as their domain name.

But things have been changed now, it really doesn’t matter what domain name you have.

Now everything is matters on the quality of content. If you’ve good content and niche related blog then your website can rank on the search engine. It doesn’t matter what domain name you have.

Still, you’re confused about what domain name you should choose to start a blog in India then I’m going to give you some tips while choosing your domain name.

This tips which will help you to pick the best domain name for your new blog. Here are some of the tips from my experience.

  • Your domain name should be easy to remember and type.
  • Your domain name should be easy to pronounce.
  • Make sure your domain name should not be confusing to the listener.
Pro Tips: Always prefer for “.com”. If it is not available then look for another domain name.

Generally, people don’t remember the TLDs (Top Level Domain – it’s the part after the dot in your domain name. For example .com, .in. .org,)

Most people remember the blog name or brand name. Whenever a user will search your blog on a search engine they will prefer to type .com after your blog name because that’s the most common LTD.

Buy Hosting and Domain for Your Blog

In this section, I will guide you step by step by buying a domain and hosting from SiteGround. You can select any other web hosting platform you like. The steps will be similar but highly recommend you go with SiteGround because SiteGround is a popular hosting provider and it has a more positive review.

Step by Step Buying Hosting and Domain for Your first Blog

Step 1: Go to SiteGround Pricing Plan Pageand select a plan which you can afford. Go with GrowBig Plan (recommended). Click on Get Plan.

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Site Ground Pricing Plan

Step 2: Choose a Domain Name

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Choose a Domain Name

Enter your domain name on the box www. Which would you like to use for your blog?

Hints: If your blog is about cooking, you should choose something like firelesscooking.com. Keep it short and simple.

Once you’ve chosen a domain name, click on Proceed button and move to the next step.

Step 3: Enter your account information

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Account information

Step 4: Enter Your payment information.

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Payment Information

Step 5: Now, type your purchase information like for how long period you want hosting service. Generally, it will give you one year’s plan but you can choose more than years or monthly plan.

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Purchase Info

Once you will fill your purchase information, check mark the Term and condition box and click on Pay Now.

It will take few times for SiteGround to ready up your web hosting account and get your domain name ready.

Also, you will receive an important email related to your account on that email address which email you used during the time of login or sign up SiteGround account.

Once your SiteGround account will be ready then move to the next step.


Step 4: Set Up Your Blog on WordPress Platform.

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Set up Blog

In this section, I will guide step by step to set up WordPress account on SiteGround.

First, go to the dashboard of SiteGround then you will see a screen similar to this;

set up your website

You need to select the start a new website and then click on WordPress software to install your site.

After that you need to fill your admin details for your new WordPress site. Note down your login details or remember it because it will help you to login into the WordPress dashboard and manage your website.

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WordPress Login Details.

Now, check mark the terms and conditions checkbox and then click on Complete Setup button.

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Once you’ll click complete setup it will take a few times to finish setting up WordPress site.

After few minutes you’ll see screen like this:

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Hosting Account Ready

Click Procced to Customer Area

Now, click on My Accounts tab which is on the top of screen.

After click on my accounts, you’ll see a new screen of manage account details and status of your account. On that screen you need to click Go to Admin Panel button.

You will redirect to WordPress login page where you need to enter your username or email address and password and hit Log in.

Finally, you set up your WordPress site.

You can directly go to your WordPress login page by using this URL http://your-site-name.com/wp-admin or http://your-site-name.com/login

Note: Under your-site-name.com, you need to type your domain name.

Step 5: Change your Blog Theme

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Change Blog Theme

It’s time to design your blog by choosing best and responsive WordPress theme.

The default theme looks good but it’s not optimized for blogging.

It’s a simple theme to get started on a blog in India. Your blog theme should be lightweight and fast loading so that once the users enter your site, they can easily navigate and concentrate on the content.

If your blog design will look good then it can grab the user’s attention.

Although there are thousands of WordPress themes available on the market, but you need to use only that theme which is good for your blog.

I’m using Gridlove premium WordPress theme. I like this WP theme because it is easy to use and comes with all the features you will ever need.

If you don’t want to spend money to buy a premium theme then you can go with the free theme but the free theme has few limitations like it doesn’t offer any customization option.

I recommend you just invest one-time to buy a premium theme and after that, you can use those themes for all website if in future you are going to start another blog.

You can purchase premium themes from these sites like:

  • Themeforest
  • Elegant Themes
  • StudioPress
  • Thrive Themes

If you’re interested in using free themes, here’s the tutorial how you can free themes and install on your blog.

To change your blog WordPress theme, go to your WordPress dashboard. Your WordPress dashboard will look like this:

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WordPress Dashboard

To install a new theme, hover over the “Appearance” menu in the left sidebar and click “Themes”.

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Appearance > Themes

You’ll see your default install theme and few free recommend themes from WordPress like Twenty Nineteen, Twenty-Twenty, and Twenty Twenty-one.

If you don’t want to install any one of them then click “Add New”.

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WordPress Theme

Your choice and mine might be different. Luckily, WordPress has a “Feature Filter” that lets you search for something that will fit your style.

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Features Filter

It gives your three filter options “Subject”, “Features”, and “Layout”. Based on your choice checkmark the box and click “Apply Filters”.

For example, you want to start a cooking blog. So, here’s selecting these options.

theme category

After applying the filters, you’ll see amazing beautiful themes. You can select any one as per your choice.

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Themes

If you hover the mouse on any theme’s, you can get an instant preview option of what your blog will look like. Evaluate if it fits both your personal style and the topic that you’ll be covering.

Once you find the best WordPress theme for your blog website, click the “Install” button.

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Bakery Themes

Once the installation is complete, click the “Activate” button and you’re all set.

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Step 6: Write Unique and High-Quality Content

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Write Unique Content

So far, you’ve selected a Profitable niche, chosen the best blogging platform, a domain name and blog hosting site, set up a blog theme, and you’re ready to go. Your framework is complete.

Now comes the moment of truth. Your blog’s success depends on it.

Yes!

That is Unique and Quality Content.

You’ve your own blog website but completely empty. You need to write content on your blog website so that readers come to your blog.

But, writing content or posts consistently is not right for your blog. Because you just trying to keep your blog alive. If you don’t create unique and quality content on regular basis, you’re not just gonna lose your readers but also your rank will drop in the SERPs.

That’s why it is important that keep trying to write useful and quality content.

When I say consistency, I don’t mean you’ve to write 5, 6 posts a day, or week, or a month. If you can that’s great.

1 or 2 posts a month or week is also good if your content is unique and useful for readers.

Most webmasters write 30-40 posts in 12 months and still earning passive income from blogging.

In blogging, quantity doesn’t matter, only quality matters.

Wondering how you can write quality blog posts? It’s simple.

Here is a simple 3 approach to making great content of any niche.

  • Point – State your main blog topic idea that you’re covering.
  • Prove – Give an example of the idea you are covering.
  • Perform – Give a simple way to execute the idea.
Pro Tips: When you’re writing a blog post, think you’re a teacher and teaching a student.

WordPress CMS is structured in a way that you can publish your content like posts or pages.

Before begin publishing your content on your blog make sure you created an important page (such as About us, Contact us, etc.). Let’s explore each of those pages’ types.

Publish Important Page on Your Blog

The following are the most common pages bloggers use:

About us – the most common page on any blog is the “About us” page. This page tells new visitors what it is all about, who is behind this blog, and why you’re running this blog. Look at my about us page.

Contact – This is the second common page on any blog. This page allows visitors to your blog to communicate with you. It can be a simple page with your email address plus your social network link (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), or you can use a contact form that visitors can use to send messages to you. For example, you can see my contact page.

Also, you need to add privacy policy and terms and conditions pages on your blog.

Note: If you want to monetize your blog with Google AdSense then this page should be on your blog website. Otherwise, AdSense will reject your AdSense approval request.

The Guidelines to Publish a New Page:

To create a blog page in WordPress blog, follow these steps:

#1. Go to WordPress dashboard.

#2. Hover your cursor over the “Pages” menu that is located on the left-hand side of the dashboard. Click “Add New”.

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#3. Once you’ll click Add New a new blank page appears in front of you like this.

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You have to give the title of the page and write your content on it. Once you’ll type everything then publish your pages which is on the top-right hand side.


Step 7: Optimize Your Content for Search Engine Traffic

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Optimize Search Engine Traffic

Search engine optimization (SEO) plays an important role to get more traffic to their web pages from search engines (such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc).

In other words, SEO is the process of optimizing your content to be found in search engines for particular keywords and phrases.

According to recent research, it found that 50% of all traffic for websites comes from organic search. These numbers show how important it is to optimize your content for search engine traffic.

In the beginning, I told you that you can earn passive income from blogging but it can be possible only when readers came to your blog site through the search engine.

That’s why you need to optimize your WordPress website for search engine traffic. And Search engine optimization involves many different tactics and techniques. As a blogger, you will have to get familiar with these.

I won’t be telling you to have to be an expert in SEO. But at least you should have a basic idea that before publishing any post what optimization required to do.

Here’s I’m going to list few optimization techniques that you need to perform on all pages.

Keyword Optimization

This is the process of researching and selecting the right keyword that you think people will type in search engine to find content like yours online.

Keyword optimization should be performed for all posts or pages. It’s important to select main target keyword (and related words) that you want to target for all pages. Make sure that you use your target keyword within the content.

Wondering, why you should use the main keyword (and related words) entire blog post?

The keyword will help search engines to understand what a specific post is about they should crawl this post or pages or not and you have a better chance to rank higher in search results.

But the question is how you can find good keyword:

So, to find good keyword you can use Google search, Google trends, and keyword research tools.

SEO Meta Tags Optimization

Meta tags are also a part of SEO optimization. When you will publish a new blog post or page, you need to add meta tags for each piece of content.

Generally, meta tags are SEO title and SEO description tags. You can’t see this tag on actual page, but if you’re using any SEO plugin Yoast and any other then you can see preview of meta tags.

The metadata is use by Google search engine to better understand what the webpage is about.

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Pro Tips: The title tag length should be between 50-60 characters and meta description tag length can be between 50-160 characters.

If you’re using SEO plugin (such as Rank Math) then you can optimize title tag and meta description tag before publish your post or page.

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Rank Math SEO plugin gives Edit Snippet option where you can put title tag and meta description tag.

Finally, your 7 easy steps to create a blog in India have been completed. Your blog is ready to live on the web.


Bonus Point

In this section, I’m going to list some bonus points for you that will help you to rank your website on search engines. These all are basic things which you should do for all blog websites.

#1. Create a Sitemap for Your Website

Here, I will show you how you can create a sitemap for your WordPress website?

What is a Sitemap?

It’s nothing but a webpage, which contains every link that is to be indexed on your website. This webpage consists of just links alone.

Now let’s see how to create it?

If you’re using the Yoast SEO plugin then it’s easy to create a sitemap. If you didn’t install this plugin then follow these steps to install and activate the Yoast plugin.

Step #1. Go to WordPress dashboard, hover your cursor over the “Plugin” left-side on your screen and click “Add New”.

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Step #2. Search for “Yoast SEO” and Install and activate the plugin.

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Yoast SEO Plugin

Step #3. Now go to SEO on the left-side panel and click “General”.

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General Tab

Step #4. Then go to “Features” tab and make sure “XML” sitemap features is turned ON.

turn on site map on yoast seo plugin

Click on the question mark (?) and then click see the XML sitemap. Once you’ll click on that your XML sitemap will be created by Yoast SEO.

When Google crawls this page, it will detect all these links and it will follow these links, which will contain a list of other links.

So, to submit the entire sitemap to Google or other search engines then you can use this sitemap URL i.e.,

Yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml or yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml.

#2. Add Your Website to Google Search Console

In this section, I’ll show you how to add your website to Google search console.

First, go to Google search console and click “Start now”.

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Photo: Google Search Console

You can add your website to the search console in 2 different ways. As domain and URL prefix.

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Photo: Google Console

If you enter your website’s domain name under “Domain Property” option, then all version of your website is included by default, such as your main domain, sub-domain or any external page path.

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So, if you simply want to add all the version of your domain, use this domain property type.

But this method requires a DNS verification to verify the ownership of the domain name, which I will discuss in this section soon.

But, what about the second method that is URL prefix method.

If you enter your website’s domain name under URL prefix property option, then that particular exact version of your domain would be included.

Generally, this property type is used to track data for multiple segments of your site.

For example, if you want to track the search console data of a particular sub path or a sub domain of your website the you can use this URL prefix property type.

Let see one more particle example, if you’ve a mobile site with specific sub paths covering Samsung, iPhone, LG. You can create individual search console properties for the following URLs. Such as:

www.example.com/samsung/

www.example.com/iPhone/

www.example.com/LG/

But most people are good to go with Domain property type. So, let me add URL under this section.

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Domain, Photo: Google Search Console

Once you’ve entered the URL of your website, click “Continue”, Google will ask you to confirm the ownership of that web address.

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Verify Domain Ownership

You can confirm your ownership by adding a DNS record in your domain name provider.

To use this method, you must sign in to your domain name provider (for example, SiteGround.com, GoDaddy.com, Hostinger.in) and add a new TXT record.

Note: If you’ve configured Cloudflare, then you need to add this TXT record in Cloudflare DNS settings.

To verify using a DNS record follow these 5 steps:

Step 1: Copy your TXT record.

Step 2: Login to your Domain Provider.

Step 3: Go to DNS settings and click add a new TXT record.

Step 4: Paste your TXT record.

Step 5: Under name field, enter @ for normal domains, and click “Add Record”.

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Manage DNS Records

Now go back to your Google search console page and click “Verify”.

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Ownership Verified

Wait for few minutes and your Domain ownership will verify from Google search console. Now you’re all set.

#3. Add Sitemap of Your Site to Google Search Console

In the first step (#1) you already created a sitemap for your website. Now you need to add your sitemap to the Google search console.

Let see how to add sitemap of the site to Google search console.

Go to the Google search console dashboard.

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Sitemaps. Photo: Google Search Console

Click “Sitemap” that is left-side on your screen and then enter https://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml and click “Submit”.

Finally, you’ve successfully submitted your sitemap on the Google search console.

#4. Monetize Your Website

Most newbie bloggers search ‘how to start a blog and make money.

Sounds good!

But…

Do you know why 50% of bloggers fail in blogging because after 1-2 months of starting a blog they just focus on making money from blogging?

Blogging is not different from any business. Like a business, you should not blindly jump into blogging.

First, you should think about what kind of business you want to start. Once you choose your business then select the product and target your customers. After few months you will see peoples buying your product. And you start earning money from your business.

Basically, I want to tell you that pick your niche smartly, do work on your niche website, and be sure you’re targeting the right audience.

Here are the basic ways one can make money from a blog:

Monetize Your Blog with Ad Network (eg., Google AdSense)

Affiliate Marketing

Sponsored Product Reviews

Sell Your Own Products (eg., eBooks, Courses, etc.)

Pro Tips: If your blog is new and want to earn from the blog then first grab the attention of your audience (by writing quality content). Once you will see more people know about your blog and getting good traffic then apply for monetization. This technique will help you to get the approval of monetization in the first attempt.

#5. How Much You Can Earn from Blogging?

There is no limit to earning from blogging. It totally depends upon your blog and work. If your blog site is monetized with AdSense then earnings depend on traffic. More traffic on site means more earning.

Even, your site is based on affiliate products then your earnings will depend on traffic.

A successful blogger earns over $5,000 per month. You can also but if you are a beginner then your first priority should be to gain the trust of your audience, increase the authority of your site.

It can be possible only when you write unique and valuable content. Again, just think about your audience.

Final Words About Start a Blog for Free and Make Money

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading How to Start a Blog for Free and Make Money in 2022. We have discussed the 7 easy steps to start a blog in 2022, and now it’s your turn to follow them and squeeze the benefits out.

I’m sure that if you’ll follow my step-by-step guide to start a successful blog. You will become a successful blogger.

I’m always here for you, so if you’ve any questions put them in the comment box and I will surely get back to you.

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If I forgot any important point to mention in this blog post, please let me know, I will modify the post.

I will be coming with another amazing useful blog post very soon.

Till then,

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