To start earning money online is a two way traffic; it’s both easy to earn and hard to earn, why am I saying all these? Blogging requires a lot of commitment and sacrifice, it is an investment you are making hence requires attention and right decisions.
To start earning from your website you need to consider some factors that might increase your websites ranking, better appearance and many more factors, today we are going to take interested bloggers or starting bloggers on 7 steps to easily building a site before it starts creating revenue.
Here are the simples steps for you;
1. Get started
What does get started exactly refer in our today’s content?
This means getting a right company and register your domain, you also have to find a perfect name for your site, click here to find best domain registrar companies in Kenya, these companies can register local and international domains.
You can choose to host the same domain with the same company or with others depending on their hosting package plans.
You may wonder what is domain registering and domain hosting, these are two different things, well the difference is a domain is like an address that distinguishes you from other blogs for example vosena.co.ke is a domain name that is registered to me and can not be found any other place except by me and also it can not registered twice, so it’s my domain. Every domain has it’s unique and special IP address. In the other hand domain hosting is where website hosts rent you space so that your website can be accessible on the world wide web.
So choose the best domain name and best web host company to register and host your site.
2. Set up your blog
Setting up your blog is correctly setting your DNS settings, there are some website hosting companies that help you set your DNS settings because this is the most technical settings in your site, they also set IPV4 and IPV6 setting for you; 2002:bd8:73a4::7a2e:240:7754 and 22.214.171.124 are examples of IPV6 and IPV4 respectively, for bloggers in Google’s blogger, you have to set all the DNS to your choice and do it alone which is a bit difficult but to a web host like True Host they give you options whether they can set it for you or not.
These DNS settings are more important because they give you a unique presence on the internet.
For beginners bloggers these are some of the DNS settings in blogger you must know:
- Name servers
Name servers help to store the configuration of your domain as a collection of resource records, blogger provides their own name servers but they also give you an option to use your own custome name server.
- Custom resource records
Resource records define how your domain behaves. The most common uses of these records include pointing domain at web server or configuration of email deliveries for the domain you are hosting with them. Example of the records are;
- Synthetic records
Synthetic records allow you to add common features such as domain forwarding or G-suite to your domain. G-suite helps you send customized emails to your business partners, not just using email and chat, but over with G-suite you can use it in video conferences, social media, real-time documents.
Each synthetic record is automatically generated collection of resource record related to a specific feature and include:
- Dynamic DNS
- Subdomain – here is where you choose to forward a subdomain to your main domain permanently or temporary.
- Google has recently introduced another security feature in the DNS setting called ( DNSSEC ) which helps you protect your domain from attacks such as DNS cache poison attacks and DNS spoofing, you have an option of enabling or disabling it from your dashboard.
4. How to use your blog
Before you start blogging you first need to identify your niche, a niche might be politics, about recipes, fashion, entertainment, buildings or choose any niche that fits you and can drive traffic to your site, a niche that can make a visitor return again to read your content.
5. Configure your blog
Configuring your site is giving your site the perfect color, having the right widgets to perform your functions in your site. Many web hosts may provide you with easy pick and drop widgets to make the best of your site.
At least include 5 share buttons to your site so as your visitors can share interesting contents to their close friends, this is more important.
6. Start blogging
Since you have chosen the best niche you feel comfortable blogging, now right quality contents that will attract more visitors to your site, give your visitors a reason to read your blog than from your competitors.
Make your posts interesting, interactive, short and more direct to the point. Give your visitors a ” thirst ” for more.
7. Promote your blog
In blogging, the more your blog is known the more revenue, for example if you 10 million page views per month, and have two advertisements per page, this means you have the potential of selling 20 million advertisements per month, what if AdSense pays you 0.5 dollars per advertisement?? You got homework for the calculation.
Getting low traffic means low revenue, there are so many ways you can promote your site, Google’s AdSense is the best platform to promote your site, but you can also use Facebook to promote content, Admob and many other sites as Adskeeper, PropellerAds and Media.net to promote your site
8. Make money blogging
After you have written quality contents it’s now time to make money from your site, put ads on top of your contents, between text, below single post to make it get more views. Put your ads where visitors can easily see them and click.