How To Make A Money Making Blog

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Have you tried your luck in the online world of making money or you just contemplating to dive into this world of unlimited opportunities, you are not alone. There are many in current world who are trying to achieve same and this is what which is making it more complicated. Let me explain, but before that; have you encountered these terms and questions related to online money;

Can You Make Money Blogging

How Do Blogs Make Money

How to Blog for Money

How to Earn Online

How to Earn Money Blogging

How Bloggers Make Money

Create a Blog Website

When something is fairly easy to set up and economical while providing unlimited opportunities to make online money, then it attracts too many people towards it. As a result, competition has gone up enormously. But that doesn’t mean that you need to put your ambitions of making money on back burner. It’s just that you need to prepare well and invest in correct tools in order to create a awesome money making blog.

It also mean that you should not jump on it in haste. You should take some time to do proper research on it and get funds at place. It’s like branding, you need take your first step carefully. Once your blog’s name is tarnished, it is extremely difficult to get it back.

So if you want to set up a blog which can make online money for you. You need to have a road-map in place to help you whenever needed. There are many affiliate marketing blog in world today but there are very few which actually makes money.

In order to set up your blog empire successfully, you need to get your blogging fundamentals right.

It’s not about traffic, it’s about quality traffic.

It’s not about readers, it’s about buyers.

So if you have heard that traffic is the key to success in affiliate marketing or internet marketing, then it is an incomplete truth. Complete truth is that even if you are getting few hundreds visitors every day but they are laser targeted than your chances of making sales to them is fairly easy then getting flooded with un-targeted traffic which doesn’t yield much so money making blog are those which receive targeted traffic.

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Step #1– Select a Domain Name

Selecting a domain name is not an easy task and it is the first step to create a money making blog in order to gain online money. If you think you can just go ahead with any name of your choice then you are absolutely ‘Wrong’. You need to select a domain name which either reflects your business or business strategy.

It’s better to have some keyword in your domain name though after the recent Google Panda updates, it’s doesn’t have much positive impact on your search engine ranking, but still it is good to have some keywords in your domain which reflect your niche. For example;

How To Lose Weight”
“How To Make Money By Blog”

“How To Make a money making blog”

You just can’t come up with a keyword on your own. You need specialized tools like Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool, Traffic Travis or some other seo tool like SEOProfiler which help you in keyword research.

Traffic Travis and niche tracker are good keyword research Tool and they are economical too.

Step #2– Find a Good Host

Finding a good host is crucial for your business. There are many host in world but finding a reliable one is a tough job. I have used many hosts in the past but finally i have settled down with hostgator. Their customer service is best in industry. You can use hostgator 25% Discount Coupon “akhilendra2013” to make your purchase economical.

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Step #3 — Find a Good CMS

CMS stand for content management system. WordPress is the best content management system for blo

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How To Make Money Making blog

ggers. It is free and hostgator offers one click installation for wordpress.

Step #4– Find a Good Theme

A good and attractive design with easy to navigate layout is must for improving your user experience. Free Themes are just not enough, Period.

Based upon your budget, you can choose;

1. Elegant Themes — $39 for 80 themes
2. Studiopress Themes– Prices vary
3. Thesis Theme — One of the best theme
4. Affilotheme — Specifically designed for affiliate marketing blog

Page Speed is now crucial for high rankings and these themes are well optimized for that. You can easily customize them, so don’t bother about the design and layout. Premium themes are kind of must for creating a money making blog.

Step #5– Find Good Plugins

There are thousands of plugins available on wordpress site but there are many unsupported and bad plugins. A badly coded and non-supported plugins can destroy the seo of your wordpress blog. There are free and paid plugins which can completely change your blogging career.

There are few plugins which are must for you. You just cannot do without these plugins. So either you don’t set up your blog to make money online or you invest in these premium plugins, Period.

No second thought about it.

And remember, this is investment not expenses so your money will come back to you with higher returns so don’t get panic.

These plugins are;

1. Commentluv

2. Social Metric Pro
3. SEOPressor
4. WPSubscribers
5. Maxbloggpress Ninja Affiliate


There are other free plugins also which are must for seo and providing adequate functionality to your blog.

Read: Must Have Plugins for your blog.

Online Money-Taking your blog and Online Business

Now your blog is ready to make money but you need to focus on creating high quality content and search engine optimization of your blog. If your blog is new then investing in some seo tool is imperative.

Keyword Research tools are extremely critical because you need them to do research for your post/content writing. As mentioned earlier, traffic travis is a good tool for keyword research or you can invest in some full fledged seo tool which offers every tool required for optimizing your blog. You can use IBP or SEOProfiler to fulfill your seo needs.

There is no point in setting up a blog which doesn’t make any money and Money attracts Money, so you have to first put some money in your blog before it’s make some money for you.

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  2. Please add this point that organic traffic is really needed . to get this traffic we should have a experience in SEO . So to start a blog , kindly watch and read all tutorials about how to makwpe a blog . THANKS

  3. Thanks for this informative post. It’s really helpful for me because I’m a beginner, just learn how to make a blog.

  4. i wish to add a point to your great tips. to make money with blogging and google adsense we should good (not good some times) seo skills.then only can earn huge income from google. because for google may pay high for organic traffic

  5. Interesting tips you have here. I better bookmark your page just in case I would need this in the future. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us.

  6. These tools are not a substitute for detailed keyword research like I talked about in my first series of articles. Rather, they may help to either identify those keywords that are most important to your competitors, or help find obscure opportunities where there may be little search volume, but there is also little competition.

  7. These tips will really help me in my next endeavor. I’m definitely looking forward to pushing through with my new project.

  8. The title definitely caught my eye and it’s got me reading to the very last word!. Thank you sharing such a insightful piece. It’s definitely going to help a lot of us aspiring bloggers.

  9. The best keyword research tools charge a small monthly fee for access. Why? Because they spend a considerable amount of money pulling together the best data and making it possible for you interpret it. If you’re planning on using keyword research as a part of your website strategy, then it’s easily worth the investment.

  10. Interesting points. I’m definitely going to take notes from this. I’m starting to learn a lot. You site is just amazing!

  11. If you are looking to advertise on paid search or you are just looking to build a keyword list for SEO purposes, you probably need to use some sort of tool to build your keyword list. There could be thousands of ways people can search for a product, so it would be hard for you to come up with all of those on your own. There are keyword research tools on the market that can cost a few hundred dollars per month. The reality is that there are great keyword tools that don’t cost anything. Below are our top 5 free keyword research tools.

  12. Hey Akhilendra ,
    Creating fresh and up to date content for the blog and finding ways to entice readers and build up a loyal audience over a period of time is a challenge . Helpful tips .

  13. Wordtracker Free Keyword Suggestion Tool : Enter a term and get a list of 100 terms related to (and including it), ranked by daily popularity. Data is based on Wordtracker’s search term data collected from the Dogpile and Metacrawler meta search engines. Wordtracker also offers a much more robust fee-based keyword research tool.

  14. Wordtracker is a wonderful keyword research tool … If you want more traffic to your site or just want to better understand what your market is looking for you should explore Wordtracker.

  15. Hi Akhilendra,
    Blogging is one of the best way to make money online but there are many things you need to know before you can earn from this. And yes, as per my experience, it will be better if you have money to invest in many of the software & services.
    Just wanted to ask if the word in your title ‘make a money’ is correct as I am week in English.

  16. One of the best keyword research tools for the SEO strategy is Traffic Travis. It has an excellent free version and easily gives you an assessment of the difficulty of ranking for a particular keyword. Now this is one of the new breed of tools, which includes Market Samurai and Keyword Elite among others that offer a complete exam of the potential competitor sites for your selected keyword. These tools zero in on backlinks, PR, and on page SEO to give you complete assessment of your prospects of getting onto the first page results. However, Traffic Travis, besides being free, removes most of the grunt work of assessing PR, searches and backlinks. It simply tells you, in the SEO module, if the search term is easy or hard to rank for. So it is a winner for ease of use.

  17. When you use most keyword research tools, you’ll usually get back lists of keywords numbering in the hundreds or even thousands.

  18. There is a seemingly endless number of good keyword research tools out there. Some are free ; some cost money . Some are more accurate than others.

  19. The first thing I’ll like to say is that this product is good for anyone that wants to earn money online as an affiliate and at the same time that is not dreaming on getting rich quickly. As you go through it you will clearly see that the content leads you to take specific steps to obtain results. This is far different than the majority of Internet marketing products on the market that promise you results with some automated software or by clicking a button, so if you are the type of person that is willing to sit down and do some work for several days/hours, then this course is for you.The instructions are given in such a way that you’ll be able to find available dot com (.com) domains base on niches. I was able to find a dot com domain that complies with the majority of points from these guidelines. I’ve stumbled in my journey for lack of proper keyword research, but now I feel that I have the necessary guide to fulfill my purposes. As a matter of fact, it worth’s getting the other lessons from this series, even if you have some experience, however, if you are a beginner, it is even better because you’ll have your mind clean from day one and you can fill it up with the correct way to do keyword research. The instructions are very, very detailed, and it seems very hard to go wrong following Ryan’s approach.One of the things I’ll like to point is that you’ll learn how to do keyword research using 100 % free tools. I’ve had other products that suggest using other keyword research tools, and many times you have to buy them, but I had not seen any course go into so much detail on how to use Google Keyword Tool to do proper keyword research.

  20. We’re going to begin by looking at my most popular sources for each type of keyphrase, and then look in-depth at how to apply keyword research to both blogging and affiliate marketing.

  21. With this plugin, you can find keywords having low competition as well as high competition from your WordPress Admin Panel. No need to switch to other keyword research tools. Save Your Valuable time and money.

  22. Google’s latest Panda updates make it quite a difficult start for those who want to start their blogging career. Your tips surely helps a lot.

  23. Google’s tools are simply unbeatable for keyword research and Analytics. As I never ceased to be amazed by how powerful Analytics is in particular. Great for tracking where your referral traffic is from. Helps me refine my social media strategy no end!


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