Blogging has been around for a while. For instance, Brad Fitzpatrick started LiveJournal in 1999, which was one of the platforms that help to make the trend popular.
Along these years people discovered that blogs can be used to make money (lots of it in some cases!) and as a result several guides have been written covering the basics, from setting your blog up to making your first dollars with it. Heck, we have one guide in this site!
This week, however, I came across a guide that puts all others to shame. Written by none other than Neil Patel, it’s probably the most complete and direct guide on creating a profitable blog.
The thing is huge, with very detailed explanations, screenshots, bullet points and what not. I don’t know how Neil find time to write those posts!
If you don’t have a blog yet and are looking to create one, look no further. This post will give all the information you need! Here are the main topics covered by Neil on the post:
1. Figure out the whole point of your blog.
2. Create a persona
3. Choose a domain name.
4. Pick a hosting provider.
5. Install a theme.
6. Optimize your SEO.
7. Write out a list of articles.
8. Create your first post.
9. Create an editorial calendar.
The first section is quite important because many people associate blogs with personal diaries, but they are much more than that these days. For instance, huge sites like TechCrunch and Huffington Post are considered blogs.
Neil also goes into a lot of detail about how you can choose a niche for your blog. This is another critical aspect of blogging, because if you pick the wrong niche you’ll end up burning out too soon and not making money with it.
After that you’ll learn about keyword research, which can be used to figure out what topics you should write about. In fact Neil will also teach you how to write posts that call the attention of your readers and make other website owners and bloggers want to mention and recommend your content.
Phew, and that is just the beginning. As I said, it’s the best freaking guide I have seen in a while, so just go read and bookmark it!
Original post: The Best Guide to Make Money Blogging