How to start a blog

How To Start A Gaming Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a gaming blog. So be sure to subscribe during the belt. This video or any other video on the channel helps you out. So what we’re going to do today is we’re going to define what a gaming blog is.

[00:00:13] I’m going to show you a few examples. First, I will show you how to pick a niche and why choosing a niche is so important. And then we’re going to talk a bit of niching down and why that is even more important. Then I will show you how to pick a platform and get a domain name for a free hint.

[00:00:25] You can click that first link in the description to get it free. After that, we’re going to talk about installing WordPress, installing a WordPress theme, what those two things mean to you and why they’re essential, and then significant changes you have to. Then, to start getting traffic to your website.

[00:00:40] After that, we’re going to start writing. We will talk about some ways to monetize or make money with your new gaming website and why you should share it on social media. And then about how many blog posts you should write before determining if your website’s a success or failure. And then again, be sure to click the links in the description to get up and running today.

[00:00:59] All right. So first things first, what is a gaming blog? A gaming blog is simply where you’re just going to write on. Gaming topics you can write everything from the PlayStation five release, two individual video games, old games, new games of the past consoles that are now defunct. For example, I used to own an Atari Jaguar at one of about 3000 people that own one of those, but that is what the gaming niche is.

[00:01:21] And just let me show you an example of a gaming website or a gaming blog. So if we go over to a, it’s called that video game blog.com. This is an excellent example of a video game blog. Because the website’s so large, they’re picking the. They can write on just about anything when you’re first starting. And now I’m talking about picking a niche and niching down when you’re first getting started.

[00:01:44] I recommend that you focus on one or two small niches. For example, you could concentrate on PlayStation or Xbox news and rumors. You can put focus on individual video games. I recommend that you focus on the particular topic and specialize in that topic. And to further illustrate my point, I’m just going to show you this keyword research tool called.

[00:02:06] You don’t have to use it. I like to use it to make my life a little easier when finding blog topics to write. So if I just type in video games, for example, You’re going to see that’s incredibly competitive on a scale of zero to 100. It is ranked at heart 71 hard. So that’s going to be difficult for a brand new blog to start getting traffic.

[00:02:24] What we could do is we could talk about, let’s say, PlayStation five, hit enter. You’re going to see that’s difficult as well. That’s going to be hard to start getting tracked. What we can do is we can niche down to maybe division two. Now I know that division two is an older video game, but this can work for anything.

[00:02:43] So we type in the division. It says that it’s difficult, but if we go down to matching terms, there are several keywords that we could potentially write on and start getting traffic. So if you look at this right now, there are 284,000 searches per month, 40,000 keywords. We can change. Keyword difficulty to 10 or less, and you’re going to see there’s some opportunity now in the chance you have to look and see what they’re writing about.

[00:03:08] As you can see the division two best weapons, you could create content about that. Division two cross-platform, you are all different opportunities getting loud—questions and searches per month. And you could create content and start building an audience. Now again, once you write on the Division two and get your domain authority up and you can branch up or niche up and start writing about other topics.

[00:03:29] But what I think you should do in the beginning is pick a few different video games or maybe a few other accessories and start creating content in that space. So if we jump back over to our slide deck, you can see we have talked about it. What do gaming blog is we’ve spoken about niching down. And now we want to talk about a platform and a domain name.

[00:03:48] As I mentioned, you can get a domain name for free for the first year. And your domain name is simply how people are going to refer to you or reference your site. So, for example, that video game blog.com, that’s their domain name, and that’s how humans, that’s how people refer to their site and their.

[00:04:04] Probably using some type of web hosting company. I recommend for beginners using blue hosts because blue hosts will get you up and running within five to 10 minutes. So basically, web hosting is where you’re going to rent hard drive space from a third-party like blue host, and they’re going to host your website.

[00:04:22] So people from around the world can see it and. I would say about 55% of the entire internet uses WordPress. And that’s what I recommend for somebody that is just getting up and running. Now, as you gain more experience, you can look at other things, but if you’re brand new to blogging and creating a website, you want to use WordPress because it will allow you to write much faster.

[00:04:42] Most likely, these guys are using WordPress, right? Without doing a little bit of research and digging. I won’t be able to. I won’t be able to dig further into it, but so what we’re going to do next we are going to walk through the steps of getting web hosting through Bluehost. And we’re going to get that domain name for free.

[00:04:59] It’s going to take us probably about four or five minutes, step by step, to get everything that you need. So when you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan if you’re just getting started with a website.

[00:05:13] As you can see, there are several options but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that? I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche.

[00:05:26] Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again that you want to pick one related to your niche, click next, and then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:05:42] The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure. When you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this check. If you don’t leave it to check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you.

[00:06:00] Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right, so I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website. Just create a simple username and password, make sure it meets the requirements.

[00:06:20] And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure to write it down. It’s straightforward and effortless.

[00:06:34] Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:54] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:07:11] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on, click, skip here and click skip. And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:07:34] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:07:50] All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:08:09] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:08:27] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:08:45] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I’m simply deleting some stuff you don’t need.

[00:09:04] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:09:21] All right. So now that we have blue host, our web hosting company, and we have WordPress. Theme installed what we need to do. And what I recommend is that you go out and get a premium WordPress theme. A WordPress theme will change the look and feel of your website. Right now, you have the basic theme, which doesn’t come with any features.

[00:09:40] If we look at the website here, that video game blog.com, but this is a WordPress theme. That’s probably a premium theme where they have different features and functionalities. Now you can use a website called. Themeforest.net. There is a link in the description. The second link is in the report.

[00:09:58] In fact, we’ll take you right over here to themeforest.net, and you can just type in different niches or niches, and you can find a blog that meets your needs. As you can see, I just typed in gaming, and the cost of the WordPress themes will vary between 20 and maybe a hundred when I recommend that you spend some time and find different WordPress themes that will work best for you.

[00:10:22] Now, the cool thing with a premium theme is they do come with additional plugins. Those plugins add other features. Maybe you want a countdown timer for the next new, big release. You could find a WordPress theme. That includes that. So what I recommend that you do is find one. Click on this right here to add it to the cart, and then check out that you’re going to buy your WordPress theme when you check out.

[00:10:43] When you buy it. After you purchase the WordPress theme, you are going to download the zip drive to your computer. Once you get that zip drive, unpack the zip drive, and you’re going to find a second zip drive. We want that second zip drive because if we go back to my dashboard here, we are going to upload that new WordPress theme.

[00:11:01] And to do that, we’re going to go to appearance. We’re going to click on the. When we click on themes, we’re going to click on, add new, and then we’re going to click on upload theme. You’re going to drag and drop that second. WordPress zip drive your new WordPress theme. You’re going to drag and drop it right in here.

[00:11:16] Or you can even click and manually get to it by choosing a file. Once you get it over, you’re going to install it, then you’re going to activate it, and you’re going to have a brand new theme. So after that, we are going to start writing to we’re going to go up to posts. And in the previous section, I showed you the settings that you need to change.

[00:11:33] One of them was posts. So what we’re going to do as we’re going to click on edit. And we need to title our blog posts. So what I recommend is that you come back over to AHS or whatever keyword tool you decide. We are going to copy our keyword. This is what people are searching for, and we will paste it right here into our WordPress page.

[00:11:56] Now, the reason why you want to do that is that people are going over to Google or Yahoo or duck go. And they’re typing in this exact phrase. So, for example, if we come over here, And we just paste this in. You can see people are typing in this exact phrase. And when I click on this dual shockers.com, you can see at the very top the division to cross-play.

[00:12:18] And what they’ve done is they’ve included the title as I showed you as the post name. And so, this is going to help with search engine optimization. So, now, as you become more familiar with blogging, you’re going to hear this term a lot. And so just know that this is what you should do. This is the right way to do it.

[00:12:35] And so what we’re going to do. Is, we’ve got our post title, and that’s called an H one tag. Now we need to figure out precisely what to write. Two questions that I always get. One, how long should a blog post be? How do I get started? And for me to answer the first question first. The blog posts should only be as long as it needs to be.

[00:12:56] You need to make sure that you are creating enough content where you’re answering the question thoroughly, but not so much content where you’re just diluting your posts. If your competitors are writing a 1500 word blog post about this topic, you should write 1500 to a thousand, 2000 as well. If your competitors are writing 4,000-word blog posts, you should be writing a 4,500-word blog post on the same topic.

[00:13:22] You don’t need to write a 5,000-word blog post on something that can be answered with a thousand words. That’s going to be overkill, and that’s going to be a waste of time. So now, let’s figure out how to start writing. What I like to do is I want to take 10 minutes before I start writing. And I like to do who, what, when, where, why.

[00:13:42] Spell some words right here, and how, and before I write my blog post out, I’ll take 10 minutes, and I’ll just ask myself questions, and I’ll make a little bullet so that I can use these bullets to flush out my answer and write a good blog post. So, for example, I might come over here and say who would be interested in it.

[00:14:03] In the division to cross-platform. So I might use that as a subheading now. Not all of them are going to be good ideas. This is going to help with your brainstorming phase. You might be. People might go out and ask what is. Cross-platform, and that’s going to be something that you’re going to want to answer because it will help your reader learn and gain more information.

[00:14:28] What platforms allow cross-platforming? So we could say what we can say, which media, which we’ll just put, which. So platforms allow cross-platforming, and believe it or not, people are asking these questions, and it’s your job to solve them. And what we’re going to do here is we’re just going to turn this into an H two. So as you can see, this is a subheading.

[00:14:53] If this is our heading, this is a subheading, and we’re simply going to answer the question. This is going to help us. In Google, Yahoo duck go. And so now that we have our outline, we’re just going to go in and fill in the bullet points and then turn it into a blog post. Once we’re done, we will click on publish and write our first blog posts.

[00:15:14] Congratulations. After that, we are going to. Too. Let’s see. We’re on a start writing phase. The next step is to figure out how to make money. Now, there are several ways to make money in the gaming niche. So the first thing that we can do is place ads, as you can see right here, this one for the makeup and Squarespace.

[00:15:32] Those are ads that are placed. So now you can get started with Google AdSense, this Google ad. Google AdSense is like an entry-level ad network that will work with most companies, most websites. And so what you’ll do is you’ll create an account you’ll automatically place ads, and then you’ll get pennies on a dollar.

[00:15:50] You’re not going to make a lot of money until you start seeing one thousand five thousand ten thousand page views per month. When you hit those marks, you want to look at other ad networks like ad thrive and media dot. They’re going to pay you a little bit more. You’re going to have to work a little bit more than with some of those other networks, but you’re going to make a little bit more when you start doing it that way.

[00:16:11] And so that’s just one way to make money. Another way you can make money is with affiliate marketing, and with affiliate marketing, you’re simply going to recommend or sell other people’s products. The cool thing with the gaming niche is that you can be an affiliate with Amazon associates, and you can recommend gaming chairs and beanbags.

[00:16:26] And controllers and all sorts of stuff, but there are other affiliate programs out there, and you don’t have to just rely on Amazon. There are gaming chair companies where they’ll pay you 10%. You can be an affiliate for individual video games and consoles. There’s so much opportunity out there.

[00:16:43] The third link in the description is a complete guide to learn affiliate marketing for. Click that third link. If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, but there’s a lot of options there and every way to make money, as you can sell your own digital or physical products, maybe you’ve created a walkthrough, a guide for the division to, you could package it up, sell it for 4 99 and you have a list of buyers.

[00:17:04] So there is opportunity there as well. Maybe you have gaming t-shirts you want to sell. You can sell those right on your website that is outside the scope of this. But there’s opportunity there as well. After we look at different ways to make money, you want to share it on social. Now, you want to share your blog and blog posts on social media because it will take a little bit of time before Google picks up your website and your blog posts.

[00:17:28] If you want to get the fire started, you share it on relevant social media sites. For example, you could find different subreddits to share it. As long as you have permission, you can share it on Facebook groups. You could create your own Facebook group. Instagram tic-tac YouTube Twitter.

[00:17:46] You can share it anywhere as long as it’s relevant. You wouldn’t want to share your video game website with people interested in makeup or basket weaving. That’s not going to be congruent. The final step that you will want to do is continue to do it right now. I recommend that you have at least 50 blog posts before determining if your site is a success or failure.

[00:18:05] Ideally, I recommend that you write 50 blog posts, one blog post every single day at worst. Write one, every other. But you want to get to 50 just to see if your website starts gaining traction. Don’t stop after 10. You will be disappointed in yourself because 10 is not enough time to see if you’re going to build a following and gain traction, at least 50, one every day or every other day until you meet that mark, then you can step back analyze. So make sure you click the links in the description to get up and write. Be sure to like subscribe and ring the bell so that you’re notified when I upload a brand new video. Thanks for watching.

[00:18:40] And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Trail Hiking Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello, and welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you how to start a trail hiking blog and make money step by step. What we’re going to do today is we are going to explain exactly what a trail hiking blog is and does. I’m going to show you how to pick a niche and then niche down with intro hiking.

[00:00:14] And then we’re going to talk about why you need web hosting. If you click the first link in the description, you will get a domain name for free for the first year. Next, I’m going to show you how to install WordPress, install a free and premium WordPress theme, and essential changes that you need to make to your website to start getting traffic.

[00:00:31] And then how to start writing. After that, we’re going to talk about different ways that you can make money. Why do you need to share your content on social media? When about how many blog posts you need to write before you decide if you should continue writing, be sure to click the first three links in the description as those would be the links that I refer to throughout this video.

[00:00:47] All right. So first things first, what is a trail hiking blog? A trail hiking blog is simply a blog that you create to answer questions about trail hiking. It can be talking about shoes. If we talk about accessories, it can be talking about the best places. Hikes. And so, let me just show you an example of a trail hiking blog or website that does an excellent job.

[00:01:10] As you can see, if we’re taking a look at hiking for beginners’ essential hiking one-on-one tips, these are all different. Blog posts are designed to answer questions and solve problems concerning trail hiking, as you can see the best hiking day backpacks for women. And this is a perfect example of niching down because they’re focused on hiking backpacks for women, and you can do this too.

[00:01:32] And there are several ways. The first thing that you want to do is you want to pick a niche. If we scroll down here, you can see trail hiking with dogs. So that could be a niche. Hiking tips are a good one. Hiking gear is another good opportunity as well. You can do to help find a place by going over to a keyword research tool like H roughs.

[00:01:52] Now you don’t have to use a trust, but you could type in something like trail hiking, or you could even just see what other. Other websites are ranking for it. For example, if we go over to this website here, this website is called barefoot theory.com. If we copy this, go back over to the keyword, go back over to site Explorer, and paste this in hit enter.

[00:02:13] You can see all of the different keywords that they’re ranking for, and we could find a niche within these keywords. So if we click on organic keywords here, these are all of the different words. As a new website, what you want to do is you want to target keywords that have a keyword difficulty of five or fewer.

[00:02:30] And so if we do that, we do five or less hit enter. You’re going to see there’s a lot of opportunity hikes near Portland, Maine. As I mentioned, telling people the best hiking spots could be an excellent way to go. If we look through here, you’ll see there are lots of options for the trail, hiking niche, and same niche.

[00:02:48] Now, once you start building something called domain authority, you’ll be able to niche up, talk about keywords that are a little bit more competitive. Like right now, we’re targeting keywords that are five or less. Eventually, you can start talking about keywords that are 15, 20, 30, and even 45. But if we jump back over.

[00:03:03] We’ve talked about trail hype, hiking with an example, we’ve picked a niche, and then we’ve niched down. The next thing that you want to do is you want to go out and get web hosting. You need web hosting so that your website can be on the. Oh, what you’re going to do is you’re going to click that first link in the description.

[00:03:18] And that is a web hosting company that will host your website on a hard drive, which is called a server. So you’ll rent hard drive space from them every month. And people from around the world will be able to access your website. So when you click that first link, you’ll be able to get your domain name for free for the first year.

[00:03:36] And what am I going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps of setting up your web hosting. You’re going to get a domain. Believe it or not, it only takes about six minutes to go through. And I’m going to walk you through that step right now. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:03:52] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:04:05] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you.

[00:04:23] Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:04:42] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:04:59] Initially, just create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure to write it down.

[00:05:18] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:39] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:05:55] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. It’s a quick skip here and clicks skip.

[00:06:14] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:30] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:06:54] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:12] Now, I will talk a bit about the plugin later on. Plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host and the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:30] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:07:49] If you want to, you could keep them, but if you’re just getting started, you don’t need this other stuff. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:06] All right. So now that we’ve installed WordPress, we’ve established a free WordPress theme. I’m going to show you how to get a premium theme and why you need one. We’ve made some changes to your website. So people from around the world can see it right now. You have a free WordPress theme. That theme is boring, it’s bland, and it doesn’t inspire confidence in your audience.

[00:08:25] If we take a look at this website we referred to earlier. The barefoot theory.com. This is a premium WordPress theme. Do you see how it’s more inviting? It’s more congruent with the audience. People that are interested in trail hiking are thinking, this is exactly where I want to be. So what I’m going to help you do is I’m going to help you get and install a premium WordPress theme.

[00:08:44] Right now, what you’re going to do is you’re going to click the second link in the description. When you click that second link, it’s going to take you to this website. So what you’re going to do is you’re just going to type in hiking or trail hiking. And you’re going to find different WordPress themes that are going to be related to your keywords.

[00:08:58] So if I just type in hiking like this and whoops, we’re going to spell some words right here hiking. And you’re going to see. There are a bunch of WordPress themes. The second one here looks like the theme that we looked at over there. But as you can see, you can find a WordPress theme that is congruent with your target audience.

[00:09:15] You can find a WordPress theme for as little as $24 or as expensive as $99. So what you’re going to do next is you will click on the cart of the. You’re going to add this to your cart, and you’re going to buy the WordPress theme. When you buy that WordPress theme, you are going to download a zip file.

[00:09:31] You will unpack that zip file, and there’s going to be a second zip file. So you’re going to take that second zip file, and you’re going to install it into your WordPress website. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go over to our dash. We’re going to go down to appearance. We are going to click on themes.

[00:09:45] When you click on themes, we are going to click on, add new. And then after that, we are going to click on the upload theme, just like that. And then what we’re going to do is we’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here, where you can mainly go. Either one, it’s up to you. Once you find it, you are going to click on install now and then activate once you do that, you will have an updated theme that will look much better than the standard one that came with your website.

[00:10:09] Now, if we jump back over here, we will talk about I’m going to show you and tell you how you can get started writing so that you can write faster and start making money. If that’s your goal, now I get several questions about creating a website. How long should my blog posts be?

[00:10:24] How do I start writing? And how many blog posts should I write to begin writing? We’re going to click on sticks, and then we are going to click on add new. That is where we’re going to write. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to take the keywords that we found over here. For example, hikes near Portland, Maine, we’re going to copy this.

[00:10:41] This is a keyword that people are searching for, and we will paste it into our title. And what we’re doing is we are creating a blog post that is search engine optimized. So we’re giving ourselves the best chance. So for our page, our blog posts are to be discovered. So I might say hikes near Portland, Oregon, everything you need to know.

[00:11:04] We’re doing that because we want to entice our audience to click and read our article. If no one clicks and reads our article, we don’t make any money. And so what we’re doing is we just want to make sure that we have this capitalized product. And then we can get to the writing aspect now to start writing.

[00:11:20] I simply like to follow a simple formula that we started back in elementary school. So who, what, when, where, why, and how I’ll do is take about 10 minutes and brainstorm before I start writing. And I’ll ask and answer questions about the six prompts that you see on your screen.

[00:11:40] So you might say what. To include in a hiking trip near Portland or a hiking trip in Portland, Maine? No. When you were writing. When you’re brainstorming, you mustn’t spend a bunch of time making sure that you’re spelling words correctly. We have plenty of time to do that during the writing phase.

[00:12:05] It’s more important that you get your ideas down on paper or computer in this case so that you aren’t wasting time with something that can be fixed later. For example, when is the best time to hike a hike? Whoops, H I K E I know I just said, don’t worry about the spelling, but here we are. When is the best time to hide?

[00:12:25] In Portland, Maine. Okay. Where are the best mountain Rangers? And so what you’re going to do is you’re going to spend 10 or 15 minutes just really asking and answering these questions so that you can answer the questions for your target audience. Again, the other question that I get is how long I should write?

[00:12:46] And that question all depends on your target audience. It depends on the question, and it depends on what your competitors are doing. And so what we’re doing is we’re just going to do a little bit of research, and we want to see what our competitors are doing as you can see here, barefoot theory.com.

[00:13:01] We were just on that web. What we want to do is we want to take a look and see how long their blog post is. They have five best hikes near Portland. Maine. What we could do is we can write longer to add more information in value you want to skim through here and see if there’s any information that they missed.

[00:13:18] Maybe you want to give the best seven or nine—places to hike. As you can see this as a 1000 word blog post, if you write 1500 words and you use some of the methods that I mentioned, for example, we could talk about things to where the best time we can include that in our blog posts, that’s going to add a little bit more value and that’s going to help build trust with the reader.

[00:13:39] That’s going to help with credibility. To answer the question initially, how long should my blog posts beat? They all depend on the question, and it depends on your competitors. If you can answer the question in 1000 words, that’s how long it should be. You don’t get credit for creating 15,000-word blog posts.

[00:13:56] If you can answer the question in 2000 words, succinct so that you are solving the problem and you’re not adding a bunch of fluff. So now that we have the brainstorming out, the way you go through, you just fill in and just going to, one thing that you want to do is, let’s say, keep this one.

[00:14:12] We’re going to change those from a paragraph to an H two. And then we’re simply going to answer the questions. The best mountain ranges near Portland. Maine is, and then we’ve got to make sure that we’re spelling it right here. And then R, and then you want to answer the question. Once you’ve thoroughly responded to the question, you’ve solved your customer’s problem.

[00:14:37] You will click publish, and then your website will be available for the world to see and read. Once we’ve done that, we’re going to jump back over to our slide deck, and then we’re going to look at different ways to make money. There are several ways to make money on your blog. The most obvious and easiest way is with paid ads.

[00:14:55] If we look at the bottom of the screen here, this is a paid ad. If we look on the right-hand side, this is another app. You can work with different ad agencies, and they will automatically place ads where they need to go. Now, most people in the very beginning will work with Google ad sense.

[00:15:08] It’s straightforward, it’s fast. And they work with just about anything. A drawback to using something like Google AdSense is they do not pay you very much. You will get paid pennies on the dollar for working with this company. Now, after you start getting significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand page views per month, you can begin working with other ad agencies like media.net, Zoe Commedia, vine thrive.

[00:15:31] There are several premium ad agencies out there where you can work with and partner with and make even more. Another way that you can make money is simply with affiliate marketing. Now, affiliate marketing is recommending or selling other people’s products and services. The way that affiliate marketing works is you will find a company that is in line or congruent with your target audience, and you will sign up to become an official.

[00:15:53] And then, once you sign up to become an affiliate, you’ll get special affiliate links to a place on your website. For example, if we scroll down here the best, I found the best X for Y that I wanted to share with you. That was an affiliate-based blog article. If we scroll down, I don’t see it, but I’d seen it best.

[00:16:14] Backpacks for women or something along those lines in this website. And that was an affiliate-based article. So what will happen is I can’t find it, but what will happen? If a customer clicks on that affiliate link and there’ll be redirected to something like Amazon. Now, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a free course.

[00:16:34] That explains affiliate marketing step-by-step oh, okay. Here we go. How to protect your knees? Best hikes. I don’t see it. It was here at one point hiking trails—the best back day pack. So here we go. This is an affiliate-based article where people will click on the affiliate links, and they will be redirected to Amazon or somewhere else.

[00:16:54] So yeah, if we click on this goes to. Okay, it’s taking a while. We’ll come back to this. Another thing that you can do is you can sell your own digital or physical products. Maybe you have a checklist of 25 things you need or sell a physical product that will help people hike and hike on trails.

[00:17:13] Maybe you have your shoes. You can sell those right from your website and make money. Now that is actually outside the scope of this video, but that is another opportunity as well. You were. This was an affiliate offer. And if I were to buy this, they would receive a commission on the $99 or a portion of the payment on the $99.

[00:17:36] So now that we know how to make. The next step is to share on social media. Now, in my opinion, you want to share all of your blog posts in the very beginning on social media simply because you’re going to be put in something called a Google sandbox. That means that Google will compare your website and your website’s content to the content that’s already on the.

[00:17:55] And basically what they want to do. And what Google wants to do is make sure that you are adding a new perspective. You’re adding value, and you’re solving problems. And you’re not just regurgitating what’s already out there. And until you can get removed from the Google sandbox, you want to make sure that you share your content on relevant subreddits on Facebook groups, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, anywhere where people are interested in trail hiking.

[00:18:19] You want to share your content there so that you can get it. Faster after that. The biggest question that I get is about how many blog posts should I write? I think you should write 50 blog posts. You should set a goal of 50 blog posts. And the reason why I think 50 is a good number is that you will have 50 posts demonstrating your expertise in a keyword or a topic. You will let Google know you’re going to let the other search engines know that you are here for the long haul.

[00:18:46] You have the expertise, you have domain authority, you’re building domain authority. And 50 blog posts and a keyword or a series of keywords will help you demonstrate your credibility. Many people stop after 10 or 20, but if you can create 50, if you can upload one a day for 50 days or one every other day for 100 days, That’s going to demonstrate to Google and everyone else that you are here for the long haul.

[00:19:10] So I think a good goal is 50. If you fall short, that’s fine. But 50 is a worthy goal. Now be sure to check out the three links in the description because they are designed to help you get up and running faster. The first one is for web hosting, any free domain name for the first year. The second one is for a premium WordPress theme.

[00:19:26] And the third one is for a free affiliate marketing course. So be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell to be notified when I upload my next video. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Recipe Blog For Profit Or Fun 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start a recipe blog. So basically, what we’re going to do today is we’re going to define what a recipe blog is with a few examples. Then, I will show you why you need to pick a niche and how to niche down next.

[00:00:14] We’re going to get web hosting. First, I will explain what web hosting is and why you need it as a website. Next, we’re going to install. After that, we will install both a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes that you have to make to your website. After that, I’m going to show you how to start writing fast.

[00:00:32] Next, we will talk about different ways to make money with your website while you need to share your continent—social media. In the very beginning, when about how many blog posts you need to write before you decide if it’s worth it to keep growing and be sure to check out the first three links in the description, as I will refer to those three links throughout.

[00:00:47] Duration of these videos. So first things first, what is a recipe blog? The recipe blog is simply a blog where you are going to be answering questions. You are going to. Find a recipe or a series of recipes in a given niche. Now, when you first start creating a blog on recipes, and in my opinion, it isn’t enough.

[00:01:04] You want to niche down, and you want to focus on in a sub-niche. So, for example, maybe you’re going to create a recipe blog about breakfast recipes, or maybe Caribbean food. And my opinion, because your blog will be so brand new and have no domain authority. It’s going to be challenging to compete in the very beginning.

[00:01:25] And so here’s an example of a recipe blog. All recipes.com is a pretty large blog that has lots of blog posts. But as you can see, they have it broken down into air fryer recipes, which is a good sub-niche, appetizers, barbecue, and grilling breakfast chicken recipes. And so on. You want to think about doing the same thing because you want to build domain authority or domain credibility to start talking about being more competitive.

[00:01:51] He works. So now we can see what all recipes are ranking for is we can go over to a keyword tool like a waitress, and we just pasted them the domain name, which I’ll talk about in just a moment. And you can see they’re ranking for all sorts of things. So what we want to do is look for keywords that have a difficulty of five or less to give us an idea of different sub-niches to get into.

[00:02:13] For example, they’re talking about lemon drop shot, so maybe you could create something on alcohol recipes. If that’s what you’re interested in. Jaeger bomb. These are all very low competition keywords, and this could be some opportunity for you. I didn’t mean to keep pointing out the alcohol, but that’s what’s popping out here.

[00:02:32] Lima bean soup. You could create on that as well. But as you can see, you want to pick a niche, which we know is recipes, pick a sub-niche or a subcategory, which again, could be breakfast, or it could be fryer and then niche down from there. So if we jump back over to our slide deck here, we have talked about a recipe blog.

[00:02:50] We picked a niche we’ve niched. The next step is to get web posting. You need web hosting so that your website can be seen on the internet. You will work with a web hosting company in this instance, the first link in the description, and you are going to rent hard drive space called the server.

[00:03:07] So that. A website can be seen around the globe. What you’re going to do is you are simply going to rent server space, and they’re going to take care of everything else on the backend. You need to control the content that goes on your website. They’re going to manage and make sure that your website is presented on the internet.

[00:03:24] Now, when you click that first link in the description, you can get a domain name for free for the first year. The domain name is how people refer to your website. So, for example, all recipes.com is a domain name, and you’re going to need one so that people can refer to your website, and you’ll get that.

[00:03:40] In fact, what we’re going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps of getting one posting and getting a domain name with the first link in the description. So go ahead and click that link. Getting everything set up takes less than 10 minutes, and it’s easy, and I’ll show you how to do that right now.

[00:03:55] When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select and then move on.

[00:04:08] Here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains.

[00:04:27] Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to yours. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, go all of this check.

[00:04:49] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:06] Initially, create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:24] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:46] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:02] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on, click, skip here and click skip. And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:06:26] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:06:41] All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:01] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:07:19] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:36] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:07:54] If you want to, you could keep them, but if you’re just getting started, you don’t need this other stuff. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as giving writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:11] No, we’ve installed WordPress. We’ve established a WordPress theme, a free theme. I’ll show you how to install a premium one in just a second. We’ve made some changes to our website so that we can start getting traffic. Now, what you have on your website right now is a fundamental, boring theme. What you want to do is you want to get a premium WordPress theme because it’s going to add additional features and functionality.

[00:08:33] And now you can click the second link in the description, and it’ll take you to this website where you can get a premium WordPress theme. And what we’re going to do is we are just going to type in our keyword here. In this instance, it’s going to be a recipe. We’re going to hit enter, and we’re going to see if there are WordPress themes that already have the additional features and functionality.

[00:08:54] For example, on all recipes. If we look at some of their recipes, they haven’t broken out so that people can quickly get the recipe they’re looking for. As you can see here, this includes additional features included in a WordPress theme, and those features might be included in some of these themes as well.

[00:09:13] So what I recommend that you do is take a few minutes and go through find one that you like. And then once you find one that you like, add it to yours. When you add it to your cart, you’re going to check out and buy. When you buy, you’re going to download a zip file to your computer. Once you get that zip file, unpack the zip file.

[00:09:30] And there’s going to be a second zip file. You’re going to take that zip file, and you are going to install it to your WordPress website, and I’m going to show you how to do that right now. What we’re going to do is we’re going to go over appearance. We’re going to click on themes. When you click on articles, we’re going to click on add new.

[00:09:45] And then when you click on add new, you’re going to click on upload theme, and then you are going to drag and drop that second zip file that we just unpacked. You’re going to drag and drop it right here, where it says, choose file. You can also click choose file and find it manually, regardless of what you decide.

[00:09:59] Click on install now, and then click on activate. And then you’re going to have a brand new WordPress theme with additional features and functionality. Now, if we jump back over to our slide deck, we need to figure out how to start. I get three questions all the time when it comes to creating a WordPress.

[00:10:14] How long should my blog posts be? How do I start writing? And how many blog posts should I register for? And we’re going to answer two of those questions right now. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go back over to our WordPress website. We’re going to go to posts, and we’re going to click on, add new.

[00:10:29] When we click on add new, we will title our posts, the title of the recipe that our customers are looking for. So, for example, if we go back over to organic keywords here, we will copy this. And I’m going to paste it in here. And the reason why we’re doing this is that our target audience is searching.

[00:10:50] They’re typing in these words, in this order, and they’re searching it. We’re trying to get discovered organically through search engine optimization, which will help us. So, for example, lemon drop shot the complete guide in close. Now you want to come up with a better title than that. This is a good one.

[00:11:10] If we spell some words right here. Enclosed. Okay. Included or something like that, we’ll say included anyway. So now that we have our title, the title is designed to be optimized for search. So what we need to do is we need to figure out how long our blog posts should be. And to answer the question, it all depends on your target audience.

[00:11:31] It depends on the question that you’re answering, and it depends on your competitors. And if we look at our competitors, we are going to see. Let’s see. We paste that in right here. And we’re going to take a look and see how long some of these blog posts are. We’re going to open this one up from all the recipes, and I’m just going to do a word count.

[00:11:50] If we look at this is probably about 700-word blog posts. So this is probably about 300 words. So what we’re going to do is okay, so 156 words, not long at all. And what you want to do is you want to make your blog post probably 500 words. So if it’s only 200, if Allrecipes is only doing 200, make yours about 500 words and what you can do too.

[00:12:12] Increase the length of your blog posts by coming back here and doing a little brainstorming session. Who, what, when, where, why, and how, and what we’re going to do, will spend 10 or 15 minutes thinking about what questions the customer will ask concerning our keyword. So what.

[00:12:34] Is included in a lemon drop shop. There’s a question that someone may ask. When you are brainstorming, it is more important that you get your idea on paper than it is for you to spell the words correctly. When, where does the lemon shot? From so who originated it, and the reason why this is important is that your customers may be asking these questions.

[00:12:58] Obviously, how to make a lemon drop shot. You could be asking questions does it taste better cold or hot, or things along those lines? So take 10 or 15 minutes, ask yourself a bunch of questions, either. Write it down with a pen and paper or put it in a. And then go from there. So we’ve answered how long your blog posts should be.

[00:13:17] And we answered how to start writing. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to go ahead and click publish, and then it’s going to be available for the world to read and react to. Now. Now let’s go back over here. The next step is to figure out ways to make money, and there are several ways to make money with your new blog or website.

[00:13:34] If we go back to all recipes.com, they make money by placing ads right on their website. That’s right over here is an ad. The one below it is an ad is. And you can do this too. You can work with an ad network like Google AdSense in the very beginning. The cool thing with Google AdSense is they will place ads automatically on your website.

[00:13:52] You just have to go through the process and sign up and get approved, and they’re going to support you automatically. The downside to Google AdSense is you are going to make pennies on the dollar. So you’re not going to make very much. But once you start getting significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand page views per month, you can work with more premium ad networks like Zoe media, vine, and ad threads.

[00:14:14] That’s just one way to make money. Another way that you can make money is with affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you are simply, and you are merely recommending or selling other people’s products and services with affiliate marketing. So now you want to make sure that you are finding products congruent with whatever recipe that’s out there.

[00:14:29] For example, let’s say. Let’s say we had a recipe for baking a chocolate cake. You could include a stand mixer or maybe premium pans that are going to be congruent or in line with what the customer needs when a customer clicks on those. And buys the product. You get paid a commission.

[00:14:48] Now, I do have a free affiliate marketing course. That is the third link in the description. So go ahead and check that out. Suppose you want to learn a little bit more about affiliate marketing. So if we go back over to our slide deck here, oops, go back over to our slide deck. The next step is simply to share on social media.

[00:15:05] Now, the reason why you want to share your content on social media is Google isn’t going to promote your new blog or website just yet. It does take a few days, maybe even a few months, before you will start getting significant traffic. And one way to increase that traffic immediately is to post your new blog posts on social media to your blog.

[00:15:24] On relevant Reddit, Facebook groups, you can start your own Facebook group, Instagram, tick-tock LinkedIn, anywhere where there is traffic, and they are interested in your recipes. You can post them, which helps accelerate your traffic to start making more money. And then the final question that I get all the time is how long I should write until I decide whether to keep going or not?

[00:15:44] And I think you should write 50 blog posts before deciding one way. Now the reasonable, I think you should write 50 blog posts is 50 pieces of content on a website is significant. Most people don’t get past 10 or 20. And if you write 50 blog posts, you are going to have more domain authority.

[00:16:02] You’re going to have more credibility, and you’re going to be able to get your website, your web pages ranked much faster. So I think 50 is a significant number to get to. Now. I recommend that you write every day or every other day until you reach that. Don’t stop until you get the 50. Once you get hit, once you hit 50, you can take a step back and then decide for yourself if it is worth it to keep going.

[00:16:23] Now, I want you to check out the three links I’ve referenced throughout this video. The first link is to web hosting, where they free domain names. The second one is to a premium WordPress theme, and the third one is to learn affiliate marketing for free. So be sure to subscribe to the boat, this video, or any other video on this channel that helps you out.

[00:16:40] Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you then.

How To Start An Educational Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start an educational blog. So basically, everything we’re going to cover today is an educational blog with a few examples, how to pick a niche and why you need to pick a place in the very beginning, how to niche.

[00:00:14] How’d it get something called web hosting, which I’ll explain to you in just a moment, how to get a domain name for a free hint? Click that first link in the description. After that, I will show you how to install something called WordPress, get a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes that you have to make to your website so that people can see it and how to start writing.

[00:00:32] After that, I’m going to talk about different ways that you can monetize your new blog or website, why you need to share your content on social media in the very beginning, and about how many blog posts you need to write in the various. Now be sure to check out the first three links in the description, as I will be referring to those links throughout this video.

[00:00:49] All right. So first things first, what is an educational blog? An educational blog is simply a blog where you will be answering questions and solving problems in the educational space. Now, I recommend that you spend some time and figure out exactly your goals. For this educational blog, are you going to be targeting teachers?

[00:01:06] Are you going to be targeting parents? Are you going to be targeting students or educators who are your target audience? And the reason why this is important is that your target audience is going to define the direction of your website or blog. So, for example, if you look at this one right here, this is taught through thought.com.

[00:01:24] They have tons of different content within education. But, this might not be something that you’re interested in. Maybe you are trying to teach students. And then within students, are you trying to reach high school students, middle elementary? pre-K, you want to make sure that you spend a lot of time figuring out who your target audience is and what you want them to know.

[00:01:45] And then even from there, you want to niche down and determine if you’re going to start with social studies or math or science. What, again, do you want them to know? Because that’s going to be very important with the direction of yours. And again, I think you should take some time and figure that out.

[00:02:00] At the very beginning, I think you should niche down and focus on one, maybe two topics, because you don’t have any domain authority. You don’t have any credibility in the marketplace. And so, if you can focus on one or two, one or two areas or called niches or sub-niches, you can start building domain authority and get the credibility that you’re looking for.

[00:02:18] And I want to show you what I want to do now to show you some keywords. This website teaches thought.com or ranking to help you better understand why you want to pick a niche and niche down. As you can see, this website is ranking for all sorts of stuff, and you should choose one or two and focus on it.

[00:02:40] What we’re going to do is we’re going to take a look at the keyword difficulty and change that to five or less. This means it should be relatively easy for a new blog or website to start creating content in this keyword or keyword space and making money, as you can see. They’re talking about everything from autism to bed teachers, scientific lectures children’s books that are a dollar. So pick one or two of these topics and go after them and create content.

[00:03:03] So if we jump back over here, we talk about. What is an educational blog? We picked a niche. We talked about why you need a place down the very beginning. The next thing that you want to do is you want to go out and get web hosting. You need web hosting so that people from all over the world can see your website.

[00:03:20] What you’re going to do is you’re going to rent a hard drive space called from a web hosting provider. If you click that first link in the description, you’ll get access to my number one recommended web hosting provider for new bloggers. In addition, when you click that first link, you’ll get a domain name for free for the first year.

[00:03:37] The domain name for this website that I’ve been mentioning is called teach thought.com. This is how humans refer to websites and what pages you want to get. One of those as well. And so what you’re going to do is you are going to set up your WordPress website, and I’ll explain that. Explain what that is in just a moment, but you will click the first link and go ahead and get everything set up.

[00:03:56] In fact, I’m going to walk you through the setup. Step-by-step, it takes less than five minutes, but you’ll be up and running fast. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one in the far left, the basic plan.

[00:04:10] If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that, click select, and then move on. Here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name.

[00:04:24] It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:04:41] The next step is to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:04:56] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:13] Initially, create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:32] It’s straightforward and elementary. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:53] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:10] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. It’s a quick skip here and clicks skip.

[00:06:29] And then pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:44] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:08] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:07:26] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:44] Now you want to make sure that you only have. The plugins you’re using on your website, the more plugins you have, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:08:04] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:20] So now that you’ve installed WordPress and you’ve established a free WordPress theme, I’m going to show you how to install a premium WordPress theme in just a second. And why that’s important after that, we’ve made some changes so that your website can be seen. So let’s go ahead and talk a bit of a premium WordPress theme.

[00:08:37] Right now. You have a free theme on your account. It looks basic. It looks bland, and it’s not inviting. If we take a look@ourreferencewebsitehereatteachslot.com, this is a WordPress theme. This is laid out and clean to get where they want to go and learn what they need to learn. I recommend that you click the second link in the description and get a premium WordPress theme.

[00:09:00] If we take a look here, we can type in education. And you’re going to find WordPress themes that are geared towards education. Maybe they’re set up so that they’re easy learning environments. Perhaps they have additional features and plugins and options so that it makes it an easy learning environment.

[00:09:16] But what I’d recommend that you do is spend some time go through here and finding a WordPress theme that you like, the look and feel of. And that’s going to be inviting to you. As you can see, the WordPress teams vary in price between 12 and $99. But what you’re going to do is you’re going to find one that you like, they’re going to add it to a cart, and you’re going to check out and pay for it.

[00:09:36] When you check out and pay for it, you are going to download a zip file to your computer. When you download that zip file, you’re going to unpack that zip file. And there’s going to be a second zip file. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to take that second zip file, and you are going to install it into your WordPress website.

[00:09:51] And to do that, we’re going to go down to appearance. We’re going to click on things. When you click on themes, you’re going to click on, add new, and then you are going to click on upload theme, and then you’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here. Or you can click on choose file and find it manually. Regardless of the method, you will click on install now and then activate.

[00:10:11] And just like that, you’ve got a brand new WordPress theme now that we have that installed. The next step is to start writing. Now I get three questions when it comes to writing, how long should my blog posts be? How do I start writing, and how many blog posts should I write before I decide to give up now to start writing? We’re going to go to bars.

[00:10:31] We’re going to click on, add new, and start writing. We are going to use the keywords that we found over here. We’re just going to copy this. This is a T. This is a keyword that we are going to target, and that people are searching in Google and some of the other search engines because they have a problem.

[00:10:49] So we’re just going to paste this in teaching analogy. And if let’s assume that we know what the customer’s intent is, we get, say teaching analogy, how to connect students with teachers will say, okay, and starting writing, I like to follow a simple brainstorming session to help me figure out precisely what the customer wants to know and to do that.

[00:11:18] I’ll type in. What, when, where, why, and how, and then what I’ll do is I’ll take 10 or 15 minutes, and I’ll answer the questions or ask questions concerning our keyword. We’ll say. It is a teaching analogy. Now, when you are brainstorming, it’s essential to realize that you don’t have to spell words correctly in this brainstorming session. It’s more important that you get your ideas out on paper or computer and then go back and clean things up later when to use a teaching analogy.

[00:11:55] Now, again, I’m going to take a break here. It’s important to realize that you should write down everything that comes to your mind during this 10-minute brainstorming session, regardless if it’s good or bad, what we’re going to do once the 10 or 15 minutes is over as we were going to remove the bad ones, we’re going to keep the good ones.

[00:12:13] And and let’s assume that we’ve gone through the brainstorming session, and we have a bunch of questions here. So we’re going to remove the bad ones, and we will keep the ones that are good and turn these into H twos. As you can see, this is an H two that’s right here is a Hone.

[00:12:29] You should only have one Hone per blog post, and then we can come down here and answer the question we can say teaching. An analogy is all right. So the teaching analogy is, and then you go through and answer the questions. Now, before we continue, we want to figure out how long our blog posts should be.

[00:12:48] And the answer is it all depends on the question or the keyword. Your blog posts should only be as long as they need to answer the question or solve it. Now to figure out how long your blood push should be. Approximately, as you can take a look at other blog posts that are on the same topic.

[00:13:06] So what we’re going to do here is we’re just going to click on this first one. And we are going to look and see how long this blog post is. Now, if I eyeball, this was probably about maybe 700 800 words. I’m going to click here. And do word co-owner okay. 500 words. And so what we can do is we can make our blog posts about a thousand words in this example, but because we’ve gone through and we’ve done the who, what, when, where, why, how method, we’re going to be able to meet that thousand word?

[00:13:33] Not requirements. Idea much faster. And so what you’re going to do is you’re going to go through, or you’re going to write until you answer the question completely. It’s also helpful that you try and think of other questions that the customer or target audience is asking, or maybe asking or wondering. So that’s going to help you fill out your blog posts, even though.

[00:13:52] Once you’re done. You’re going to go ahead and click publish. And then your blog post is going to be ready for the world. After that, we want to think about different ways to make money. There are several ways to make money with your website. If we go back over here to our example, this website has ads right on their website.

[00:14:10] As you can see up here, they’re running paid ads. And if we scroll down, there are probably more ads sprinkled in. I think this might be an ad, but you can run paid ads right on your way. And it’s straightforward to do. When you first get started, you can run paid ads with this advertising company called Google AdSense.

[00:14:26] You click on, get started, and they’ll walk you through the process of setting up ads automatically on your website. Now, the only drawback to Google ads is they don’t pay hardly anything. Instead, you get paid pennies on the dollar. But, once you start seeing significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand Patriots per month, you can move on to other ad networks like Zoellick media, vine, and thrive, and you can make even more.

[00:14:51] But in the very beginning, if you start with Google ads, you’re going to make hardly anything, but there are other ways that you can make money as well. For example, another way that makes money is simply with affiliate marketing. Now with affiliate marketing, you will be recommending or selling other people’s products and services.

[00:15:05] When your customers you’re targeting. Click on your affiliate links and buy the products. You get paid a commission. The way that affiliate marketing works is you go out and you find companies that will be congruent or in line with your target audience. So if you’re creating an educational blog, you might want to go out and find academic courses or education-based courses and become an affiliate.

[00:15:27] You apply to become an affiliate, and you get your affiliate links, which are unique URLs. And then you put them on your website. When people click those links and buy the products, you get paid. Now, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a complete course. The course is free. You click the third link in the description, and you can learn more about affiliate marketing.

[00:15:46] Everything you can do is sell digital and physical products right on your website. If you wanted to, you could sell premium courses right here on your website, or you could use something like you to me, but you could sell. Premium courses right on your website and make even more money now selling digital and physical products is outside the scope of this video, but that is an opportunity as well.

[00:16:05] If we jump back over here, the next step is to share your content on social media. Now, the reason why I think. All of your new blog posts on social media are because you will not have any domain authority. In the beginning. It is unlikely that Google will push your content out, especially if they don’t trust your content.

[00:16:23] And so what you want to do is you want to help build credibility and authority by posting your blog posts in relevant places. For example, if there are educational subreddits or Facebook groups, you can start your own Facebook group. Maybe you have a class. You could send blog posts out to your style and the teachers.

[00:16:40] That could be an opportunity as well. But in the very beginning, I recommend that you submit all of your blog posts out to friends, family, anyone that’s willing to read it. And then the final question that I get all the time is about how many blog posts should I do? And I think you should write at least 50 blog posts in the beginning.

[00:16:57] I think 50 is a good number to show that you have expertise in the niche or the area. It’ll show Google that you are serious about blogging and you are serious about helping people solve the problem. So I think 50 is a good number you should write every day for 50 days or every other day for 100 days until you meet that.

[00:17:15] Until you meet that metric. Now be sure to check out the three links in the description as they are designed to help you. The first one is to help you get why posting. The second one is to help you get a premium WordPress theme. And the third one is for a free affiliate marketing course. So be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell to be notified when I upload my next video.

[00:17:33] Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Product Review Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a product review blog. So be sure to like subscribing to the belt that’s video or any other video on the channel helps you out in any way. So let’s go ahead and get right into it. So these are the topics that we’re going to cover.

[00:00:13] I’m going to show you a product review blog with some examples. First, I will show you how to pick a niche or vertebral vertical and then how to niche down. Then, so that you can start getting traffic, we’re going to take a look at something called a platform or web hosting, and I’m going to show you how you can get your domain name for free for the first year.

[00:00:30] So make sure you click the link in the description. Also, we will talk about installing WordPress, installing your WordPress theme, and what a WordPress theme is. And some crucial changes that you have to make to start making money, getting leads, sales, and traffic to your website.

[00:00:46] Then we’re going to talk about writing. How to start writing the right way. And then we’re going to talk about different ways to make money. Now I do have a link in the description to learn more about affiliate marketing. Suppose that’s something that your interest. If you’re writing a PR product review blog, you’re probably interested in affiliate marketing.

[00:01:02] So next, we’re going to share on social media and then how many blog posts you should write, ideally, before you decide if this is something for you. So I do have links in the description that are designed to help you. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started. So what is a product review blog? A product review blog is simply a blog where you take topics and write reviews.

[00:01:23] These reviews are designed to help people make a buying decision. So, for example, here I typed in PlayStation five review, and this top result here Tom’s guide there’s two purposes. One to give information about the PlayStation five, for you to make money by reviewing the product. So if we scroll down here and we just look at what this person is talking to.

[00:01:41] Positives and negatives, the features, the benefits, and they’re doing everything they can to answer the question about the PlayStation five. And you can do this, and I’m going to show you how you can do this with any product out there. And surprisingly enough, it’s easy. So what I recommend is that.

[00:01:56] And we just covered what a product review guy or what a product review blog is. I recommend that you pick a niche. For example, it could be outdoors. It could be basket weaving. It could be a tech. It can be video games, pick a place and start creating content within that niche. There are product reviews for literally everything.

[00:02:13] So you shouldn’t have an issue—products to review. Now let’s talk about different ways to get traffic. If we were to look at PlayStation five review, I’m just going to type this into a trust visit keyword tool that we use or that I use to help me find keywords fast. So if I ordered in PlayStation five review, you’re going to see it’s pretty competitive.

[00:02:34] If I spell the word correctly. They’re PlayStation five. All right. So I spelled the word correctly this time, and we’re going to look at the overview. This is super hard, super difficult. And this is the keyword difficulty scale from zero to 100, the closer to 100, the more difficult it will be because people are looking for information for the PlayStation four.

[00:02:55] It’s going to be competitive and challenging to compete as a new blog. However, there is some opportunity out there if you want to get started. For example, why don’t we just type in reviews, we type in the study, hit enter, and you’re going to see this as that. It’s super hard as well. But what we can do is we can go down to matching terms, and we can change the keyword difficulty score to zero.

[00:03:15] When we changed to zero, you’re going to see there is opportunity in all sorts of inches. For example, if we scroll down here, the gleam toothbrush review, if we copy this says it’s a zero. We copy this. We paste it right into Google, and you’ll see people creating content about this toothbrush.

[00:03:32] Now, if you create content, you help solve the customers. As your affiliate links and you could potentially make some money. So that is how you find different products to promote. You could go to Amazon or any store, really, and just type in the product name, put the review after it, and create content.

[00:03:48] The question that usually comes up is, do I have to have the product review the answers? No, you don’t need to have the product. It can be helpful if you want to take pictures of the product or talk about it. The strengths and weaknesses don’t need to have the effect you can summarize and synthesize.

[00:04:05] Basically, what that means is you can read product reviews. You can read about it if we go over to it. You can read customer reviews. Now you can’t put customer reviews into your review blog. But what you can do is you can go over to the customer reviews and look and see what they’re saying.

[00:04:21] Some people don’t like it, and you can add that into your product review as long as you summarize into synthesizing. You can talk about your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. So you don’t need to have the product while we’re on Amazon. Amazon associates is an extensive affiliate program. If you want to join Amazon associates, you scroll down to the bottom here and click on, become an affiliate, go through the process, sign up, and then you can become an affiliate and potentially.

[00:04:45] Rank or recommend different products. You can review other products as well. And one of the things that always comes up is where do I get images for my products. Now it’s essential to know that you can’t just use images from Amazon. They have to be approved, or there’s another way. So if we go over, let’s hit back here.

[00:05:03] If we hit back, there are a few different ways to find images that you can use in your blog. One, you can go over to tools. You can go to, excuse me, you can go to. Excuse me. You can go to images, go to tools and then go to usage rates and go to creative comments. You can use these right in your blog. So you can use these as long as they’re relevant to the review that you’re doing.

[00:05:28] They can also use a website like Pexels. You can type in royalty-free images and find a ton of them. You can come here, and you could wear a toothbrush. For example, you can find different images for toothbrushes. Again, you’ve got to spell the words, right? But you get the idea. Furthermore, it will be vital that you ensure that you are not stealing anyone else’s content.

[00:05:47] You want to make sure that it’s royalty-free and creative comments. So that answers two primary questions. Do I need to have the product? The is no. And where do I get images right here on this type of website? So let’s jump back over to our slide deck to ensure that we are on the right track. We talked about what a product review is.

[00:06:04] We talked about picking an edge and niching down. The next step is to simply. Pick a platform and get a free domain name. Now what I mean by choosing a platform, you are simply going to install WordPress on web hosting. Nowadays, web hosting essentially is you’re renting hard drive space from a third party. In this case, it’s going to be blue hopes.

[00:06:23] You’re going to reach out to blue host with the first link in the description. Sign up for web hosting. Get your free domain name. I’m going to walk you through the steps right now. But you’re going to install WordPress. The reason why you want to install WordPress is simply that it’s going to make your content writing a search engine, optimized, friendly, and B it’s going to help you write faster.

[00:06:43] You’re not going to have to worry about creating HTML and some of the other languages out there. You’re simply just going to go to your website, and you’re going to start writing. So right now, I’m going to show you step by step how to. First, get web hosting with Bluehost and how to create your website in five minutes.

[00:06:58] When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here.

[00:07:12] You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error.

[00:07:27] What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again that you want to pick one related to your niche, click next, and then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure. When you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on, but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, go all of this check.

[00:07:53] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you, spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right, so I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:08:10] Just create a simple username and password, make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down.

[00:08:28] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:08:50] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:09:06] This first one I clicked on, I start a blog, but for the next step, just click, skip, because we know what we’re doing. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on a quick skip here and click skip. And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:09:30] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:09:45] All right. So we click. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:10:05] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:10:23] Now, I talk about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host as well. Other plugins that are already activated, and then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:10:40] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:11:00] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:11:17] Now that you have WordPress installed, we need to make a few changes so that you can get sprinting as possible. When we set up WordPress, initially, this theme was fundamental when we got a regular piece. This. W we can do better. We can find better themes. And I’m going to show you how to do that right now.

[00:11:34] So what you want to do is go over to a website called theme four. Here, you can find custom WordPress themes on the enforce. You can find premium WordPress themes. The benefit of using a premium WordPress theme is that you will have additional features and benefits that aren’t included with the regular theme.

[00:11:50] And so if you scroll down here, you’re going to see there are thousands of themes that you can purchase starting anywhere from $9 up to 99 bucks. But there’s going to be a ton of things. So we could type it in as a review theme. And you’re going to see. There are a few different review themes that you could download and import right into your WordPress site.

[00:12:09] So we’re going to do this. You’re going to spend a couple of minutes find one that you like. Don’t spend a lot of time doing this. Find one that you like; you’re going to click this purchase. You’re going to buy it. You’re going to download a zip drive to your computer. You’re going to unpack that zip drive.

[00:12:23] And then, within that zip drive, there’s going to be yet another zip drive. That’s going to be your theme. What you’re going to do next is you’re going to go over to your WordPress dashboard. So your dashboard is going to look something like this. You’re going to go down to appearance. You’re going to click on themes.

[00:12:37] When you click on themes, this is where we’re going to install the new theme that we just downloaded. So what you’re going to do is you’re going to click on add. And then you’re going to click on upload theme. Now, this is where you’re going to drag and drop that theme. So you just purchased right in here.

[00:12:50] You can also click on this and then import your theme that way, make sure you activate it. And then boom, you’ve got a brand new piece. So now that we have changed the settings and we have made a new theme. So the next thing that we want to do is make sure that we start writing and doing that.

[00:13:04] We want to go up to a post, click on posts, make sure you’re creating a new post, and not creating pages. So we’re going to click on that. And when we do this, we are simply going to put in the title of our keyword. So if we go back over to, we’re going to use gleam toothbrush review, and we’re going to put this right here, just like that, and make sure that.

[00:13:27] I have the title, and the reason why we’re doing it this way is that when people are searching for a review, they’re going to type it in just like this. If we look at Tom’s guide over here, PS five review, this person did the same thing, not great, but this will help us get found or discovered via search engine optimization is what this is called.

[00:13:47] So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go over. Glean toothbrush review. Now, what I like to do is I want to take 10 minutes before I start writing and do a who, what when. Where, why, how, and I’d like to answer these questions before writing because it makes me write ten times as fast. If I’m talking to who is this for?

[00:14:12] Who is the glean toothbrush for? What do they want? You know when to use this, when not to use it, how will it help them solve their problem? When you can answer these questions, you can potentially start getting leads in sales. Now, the question that I always get is how long an article should be?

[00:14:29] And the answer is, it depends on what you’re writing. The article should only be as long as it needs to be. Don’t make a 5,000-word blog post if you can answer the question in 2000 words. So how long a blog article should depend on you, the topic, and your competition. So make sure you go through, and you do your research.

[00:14:48] Now, let’s jump back over to our slide deck. We started writing we’re writing. If we go to the next one here, let’s talk about all the different ways that you can make money. You can make money with a, for the marketing. That’s probably the reason why you’re making this review a website or blog.

[00:15:04] You can also make money by placing ads right on your block. So if we go back over here, This is right here, where it says Tom’s guide this video. That’s an ad. When someone watches the addict clicks on the ad, Tom’s guide gets paid. Also, as you can see, there will be some affiliate links, and he’s also doing email marketing.

[00:15:20] Now, he can make money in a variety of ways. For example, with email marketing, one way is to refer people back over to his blog or website. Another way is if he’s maybe selling his own physical or digital products. And a third way is simply to add affiliate links in the emails that he sends out. And you can do this too.

[00:15:36] You just basically sign up for different ad networks. If you’re just getting started, you can sign up for Google AdSense. So if we go over to Google ad sense, this is the primary entry-level ad network you can work with. You just click sign in, answer some questions in a way you go. Now, the thing with Google AdSense is you’re going to get paid pennies on the dollar.

[00:15:56] You’re not going to make a lot of money. And once you start getting a thousand views per month, 5,000 views, you start looking@otheradnetworkslikeisoicmedia.net ad thrive because they’re going to pay you a little bit more. So that is how you make money. Also, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a third link in the description that offers more information about affiliate marketing.

[00:16:18] And the next step is to share on social media. Now, when you’re sharing on social media, you want to go out and find different areas that are going to be interested in the content. So, for example, if we are doing a review on this toothbrush, we find that toothbrush. And we’re doing studies on this toothbrush.

[00:16:34] We have to market this to people that are interested in toothbrushes. So maybe find out who the target audience is and mark it that way. This is going to be a different audience than someone interested in the PlayStation five. So don’t just put your links anywhere. You want to make sure that you are finding the right audience.

[00:16:49] That’s going to help you make the most money. The reason why you want to promote on social media is in the beginning. Google’s not going to send you any traffic, but you want to make sure that you are trying to force Google’s hand and how to do it. It’s simple to just post your links out on social media and start getting traffic that way.

[00:17:06] And the next thing you want to do is write, right? And basically, what I mean by that is you want to write at least 50 blog posts. So write every day or every other day until you have 50 blog posts. Now that’s usually a good indication of how well you’re doing. So this will give you a pretty good idea.

[00:17:22] If your content is going to rank, if you maybe need to write a little bit better, or if you need to hire somebody to write for you. So make sure that you don’t give up until you have at least 50 blog posts written, and you can get this done in 50 days. If you write one a day or maybe a hundred days if you write one every other day, and then finally make sure you check out the links in the description.

[00:17:41] I do have one to get you started with Bluehost. I have a second one to get you started with giving a premium theme, and then I have a third one that will also help you with affiliate marketing. This is a step-by-step guide on how to start a product review blog. Hopefully, you did get value from this video; if you did, be sure to like, subscribe and ring the bell.

[00:17:59] So that you’re notified when I upload my next one. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Music Blog 2022 | WordPress Music Blogging Tutorial

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[00:00:00] Hello, and welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start a successful music blog and make money. So be sure to like subscribe, bring the belt that’s video or any other video on the channel helps you out. So this is exactly what we’re going to do today. So step-by-step first, we are going to talk about what a music blog is.

[00:00:16] We will pick a niche because, as within music, there are tons of different sub-niches. After that, we are going to niche down even further. We’re going to pick a platform and get a domain name for it. I’ll explain exactly what those are in just a moment. If you want to get started, you’re going to click that first link in the description, but we’ll elaborate more in just a moment.

[00:00:35] We are going to install WordPress and a WordPress theme. I’ll explain exactly what that is in just a moment. Some crucial changes you have to make so that your blog can get discovered by Google, Yahoo, Bing, and duck. Go after that, we’re going just to start writing, and I’m going to show you how and what and where and why so that you’re comfortable.

[00:00:51] And you’re ready to go after that. I’m going to show you how to monetize it about how many blog posts. And you should start why you should begin to share on social media and beginning, and then make sure you click those links in the description so that you can get started fast. But, first, what is a music blog and music blog is simply just, you’re taking a section of the music niche and, there’s country music, there are pianos, there are guitars, there are all sorts of stuff within the music niche.

[00:01:16] And you are simply going to write blog posts that answer questions and solve a problem. That’s all that blogging is. So you are taking your niche, which is. So when you are solving problems, let’s take a look at an example of a music niche. So I’m just going to exit out of here real quick. So if we look@pitchfork.com, this is an example of a music niche.

[00:01:34] Now, this is going to be a pretty big music website or blog. And so what we’re going to do is we’re just going to take a subsection to start so that we can start building traffic. If you take a look, they’re writing on everything, and they’re talking about Nicki Minaj, they’re talking about. Aretha Franklin would be considered two different niches, one or two, depending on your thoughts and how they’re addressing the issue.

[00:01:58] But you can see here, they’re writing on a variety of topics. And what we’ll do is I’m going to recommend that you niche down. And what I mean by niching down is instead of just talking about these high-level things like they’re talking about Kanye West, they’re talking about Pitchfork music festival, take one subset of the market and talk about that substance.

[00:02:17] At first and the reason why you want to do that is so that you can start gaining traction and building a following, and then eventually you can niche up. And let me just illustrate this with a keyword research tool that I use to help me find keywords. It’s a truck. It’s a paid tool. You don’t have to use it, but it is designed to help you or show you how competitive it is.

[00:02:36] The niches and how to niche down. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go over to keywords Explorer, and I’m simply going to type in music. Now, this is a very general term. That can mean a lot. As you can see, it is super tricky. This is the keyword difficulty is a scale between zero and 196.

[00:02:52] Can’t get much more complex than that. But what we could do is narrow the niche down to, let’s say, hip hop music. Now, this will still be pretty competitive, but there’s going to be less competition. So then just talking about music. And if we go to matching terms, you’re going to see people asking a lot of questions, and they’re looking for answers for many different things within hip hop music.

[00:03:13] Now, if we look at the keyword difficulty on this page, you’re going to see everything from green to red. Green means it’s pretty easy to rank for as a new website or blog. Yellow indicates a little bit more difficult orange. I mean, it’s almost impossible. So as you can see, there is some opportunity what we’re looking at here at 64,000 monthly searches, 16,000 keywords.

[00:03:34] So there is some opportunity. Another thing that we could take a look at, for example, let’s type in P.

[00:03:43] If we look at piano, we see that piano is super hard. And if you want to create content and piano, you’re going to find some frustration. It’s going to be hard for you. So what we could do is maybe let’s go over to matching terms again, and let’s do let’s include C-sharp. So anytime someone is talking about C-sharp and PM.

[00:04:03] We want to target those people. As you can see, when I type in C-sharp, there are 7,000 monthly searches over a thousand keywords, and the keyword difficulty is most. Mostly really easy. As you can see, if you were looking at it started in a blog, this is the way to go. This is niching down. This is going to allow you to create content and build traction much faster.

[00:04:26] And you could eventually start finishing up and talking about some of those other things. But if you want to do just 7,000 volume on a thousand keywords, you could do that as well and start gaining some traction. So that’s what I mean by if we go back over here, that’s what I mean by going on—and picking a niche and niching down.

[00:04:44] The next step is to pick a platform. In this case, we will use web hosting and then get a domain name for free. Now a domain name is how people are going to refer to your website. If we go back over to pitchfork.com, this is their domain. When people talk about your site or look for your location on the internet, they think of pitchfork.com and are, let me go back over here, and for the platform again, we’re going to use web hosting.

[00:05:10] And basically, what web hosting is you are renting. Hard drive or server space from a third party so that your internet files can store them. You need to have a web hosting provider. So people from around the world can access your website. So you’re going to click the first link in the description to get that setup.

[00:05:28], the next four minutes, I’m going to show you how to set everything up fast so that you can get up and running. So right now, watch the. Four minutes and then click the link in the description to get up and to run. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:05:43] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:05:56] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you.

[00:06:14] Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:06:33] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:06:51] Initially, just create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure to write it down.

[00:07:09] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:07:31] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:07:47] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. So there’s a quick skip hire, and click skip here.

[00:08:06] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:08:21] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:08:45] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:09:04] Now, I will talk about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So wee is going to deactivate the blue host as well. Other plugins that are already activated, and then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:09:21] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:09:41] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:09:58] All right. So at this point, you should have WordPress installed, and you should have a basic theme. Now, what we’re going to do now is we are going to establish a premium WordPress theme. Now, you want a premium WordPress theme simply so that you get additional features and functionality.

[00:10:12] If we look@pitchfork.com, this is a WordPress theme. A theme changes the way websites look and feel. And then, you can also get plugins. That’s a different soil for another day, but plugins add additional functionality. So if we look at this is probably a plugin, the way that this looks, the way that this is orange, that’s probably a plugin, but overall you want your website to look in, feel more.

[00:10:36] More custom the website theme added when we first got started with an elementary grade, plain. And you probably want to go with something a little bit more custom. Now you don’t have to in the beginning if you’re strapped for cash, but I recommend that you go over to themeforest.net, and you can find it.

[00:10:52] Hundreds, if not thousands of different themes, what you can do is simply type in music there hit enter, and you’re going to find a bunch of WordPress themes that you can buy, download, and install written to your insult written to your website. So what you want to do, I just typed in music, and you’re going to find a theme that you like.

[00:11:08] The cool thing is you can open these up and look at different templates and get a feel for it. If you like it and what you’re going to do, if you want it, for example, you’re going to add it to the cart right here. You’re going to check. And then you’re going to buy it. When you purchase it, you’re going to download a zip drive.

[00:11:23] And then once you get that zip drive on your computer, you’re going to unpack that zip drive. So when you unpack that zip drive, you’re going to have another zip drive. So a zip with a zip. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to go over to your website, and you are going to install a WordPress theme, and I’m going to show you how to do that right now.

[00:11:39] All right. So this is the back office of my word. Website yours should look similar. It might have fewer menu items, but it seems the same, what we’re going to do as we’re going to go over to appearance. We’re going to go to themes. We’re going to click on add. And then, after that, we are going to click on the upload theme.

[00:11:58] You can either drag and drop the theme. You just unzipped it here, or you can click on choose file. You are going to install it and then activate it. And it’s going to change the way your website looks. And then, you can move on to the next step, which is starting to ripe. Now, when you want to write, you’re going to click on post.

[00:12:17] And before, I showed you that you needed to change your website to post name, and I’m going to show you why that’s important right now. So now, if we go back over to pitchfork.com, we will click on let’s click on this. Nicki Minaj. If we look up here, you can see the title of this blog. Post is Nicki Minaj and husband, Kenny petty, facing a lawsuit.

[00:12:42] That is the title of their blog posts as well. This is exactly what we want because people are going to the internet, and they’re typing in this exact sentence and phrase, and we want to, and I apologize for the words that came up there. What we want to do is we want to create our content so that it’s discoverable via Google search and Yahoo and duck go.

[00:13:04] And so what we’re going to do is we’re going to go back over to our keywords. We are going to highlight this because this is going to be our post title. I’m going to copy this. I’m going to go back over to my website. I’m going to click on, add new, to add a new post, and I’m going to paste this in. So we’re going to paste this in just like this, and we’re going to capitalize that.

[00:13:25] And then we can start writing. Now what will happen is when we post, this will show up at the end of our website. So it would be web hosting, rewind.com Fords. C sharp M piano court. And what we’re going to do is simply write, answering the question, and the biggest questions that I always get is what should I write and how long should I write it?

[00:13:45] And the length of your blog posts depends on what the question is. If you can answer the question, a thousand words, your blog post should only be a thousand words. Often. The post may be a little bit longer, a little bit shorter. Your blog posts should only be as long as it needs to be. Also, look at the competition.

[00:14:05] What is your competition doing? What are they writing? How long, whoops, what’s happening there? How long are they? Are there block posts? What helps me write in that to help me with the brainstorming session is I simply just will do who, what, when, where, why, and how, and I’ll take 10 minutes before I start writing my blog posts, and I’ll just go through, and I’ll answer these questions.

[00:14:29] Who am I, who has the problem? What type of questions do they have about a C-sharp? How do I help them solve the problem? So if you can go through and answer these questions, it’ll make your life much easier. And then you can turn these who, what, when, where, why, how into subheadings of your posts. And for example, if we could say, maybe we have a question about how to learn.

[00:14:54] C sharp M faster. Maybe that’s a question that you discovered people are asking. So we’re going to turn this into a subheading, just like this H two. And then, we’re going to answer the question in the following paragraphs, which will help us aid. It’s going to help us rank. It’s going to help solve the customer’s problem.

[00:15:13] Once you have answered the blog posts, you are simply going to click publish, and it’s going to. So let’s jump back over to our slide deck here real quick. We made the changes we started writing. Now the next step is simply to figure out different ways to make money. And there are a ton of ways to make money with your website.

[00:15:29] The first and probably most straightforward way is simply with running paid ads. Now, if we scroll down here on the right-hand side, these are paid ads or were paid ads. This is a paid ad at the top. Suppose I go back over here. We can see, there are a few paid ads on a few different places on this site. Now you can get started with Google ads since this is an ad right here.

[00:15:49] Google AdSense is an ad network that Google manages. So you’re going to go to Google AdSense right here and. You can add this to your website almost immediately. Now the problem with Google AdSense is they’re going to pay you pennies on the dollar, like half a penny on a dollar. And so if you’re looking just to make some money, you can throw this on your site, and they’ll do all the configuration for you automatically.

[00:16:13] Eventually, once your website starts to get bigger, like one thousand five thousand ten thousand page views per month, you are going to want to upgrade your ad company. For example, you can use. Media.net. You can use AdThrive. You can use Zoe. These are all going to pay a little bit more, but they’re more premium services as well.

[00:16:30] So you can make money with Google AdSense. Another thing that you can do is you can make money with affiliate marketing. Now affiliate marketing is simply recommending or selling other people’s products and services. Now the cool thing with affiliate marketing is there are tons of options. You could be an affiliate for the guitar center.

[00:16:45] What you’d want to do is you can just type in like guitar center. Affiliate program, and you can recommend guitars, pianos, all sorts of stuff. Another thing you can do is you can be an affiliate for music sheets. If you look at this website, I think it’s music notes.net. Let’s get this word spelled suitable music sheets, affiliate program.

[00:17:06] And you’re going to see sheet music plus.com. They have an affiliate program. So if you are creating content for the piano niche and want to promote different music sheets, there’s an opportunity for you as well. So you can put ads on your website. So you can do it for the marketing.

[00:17:23] I have a course in the description. I think it’s the third link. That’ll take you to a free. Affiliate marketing course that you can learn. Step-by-step is all about affiliate marketing. You can also sell your physical and digital products. Maybe you make harmonica is you could sell those. Perhaps you have a unique blueprint for teaching people to go from zero to expert in the piano.

[00:17:46] If maybe you have a training course, you can do that as well. There are several ways to make money. So the next step is to share in social media and basically. Why do you want to share on social media is Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo. They’re not going to know of your website right away. And so to help force the issue to help get your websites seen by people faster, you want to share it on relevant Reddit groups, sub-Reddit, Facebook groups.

[00:18:09] You can even start your own Facebook group. If you have a YouTube channel, you can share it there. There are several places that you can share it. Twitter, Instagram. There are several places that you can share. And you want to make sure that you’re sharing it in the beginning so that it can help it grow faster.

[00:18:22] If you just wait on Google, it can take too long after that. About how many blog posts should you write? In my opinion, you should write at least 50 blog posts to determine if your website was a success or a failure. 50 is a good number because it gives Google and the other search engines a lot of dates.

[00:18:41] To see how your website compares to other people. Now it’s essential that in the very beginning that you should not expect. Don’t expect the world expect a trickle. And if you keep adding onto that trickle by adding on blog posts, it will eventually turn into a stream and then a raging river. So you must give yourself 50 blog posts you will write every day for 50 days or write every other day for a hundred days.

[00:19:06] And then you can determine yours. No, we have covered just about everything that you need. Make sure that you click the first link in the description to get wet posting in the free domain name. The second link in the description is going to get you that premium WordPress theme. The third link in the description will help you with affiliate marketing teachable for that marketing step-by-step.

[00:19:27] So if this video helped you out, be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell so that you’re notified when I upload another video. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A News Blog And Make Money

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to build a news blog. We’re going to cover everything that you need to know to create a successful news blog. We’re going to talk about what a news blog is. I’m going to show you a few examples. I will show you how to pick a niche and what that means, why you need to niche down, and how to do it relatively quickly.

[00:00:19] Next, we’re going to pick a platform and get a domain name. You can click the first link in the description to get that stuff. You can get a domain name for free when you click the first link in the report. After that, we will show you how to install WordPress, how to install a WordPress theme and why that’s important, and the critical changes you need to make to find success.

[00:00:40] And then, of course, start writing after that, we are going to talk about different ways you can make. Y you need to share it on social media and beginning. And then how many blog posts you need to write to start finding traction. So make sure you click the first link in the description to begin your news blog today.

[00:00:56] So let’s go ahead and get right into it. What is a news blog and news blog is simply you’re going to write on trending and essential topics. It can be any variety of niches or categories. And let me just get out of here real quick and show you what I mean. All right. So if I drag this over, this is an example of a news blog.

[00:01:12] There are writing on trending topics. And they are writing a lot on trending topics in a variety of niches. So we’re talking about word world news politics. Finance and these are all different niches or categories. So if we look at the top, here again, this is the Huff Post or Huffington post.com. And if we look you see, it says news, politics, entertainment, life, personal shopping video.

[00:01:36] These are all different categories. If we click on the news, there are going to be subcategories. So if we look at this, they’re talking about native American voting rights. They’re talking about Colorado. And if you scroll down the world news, Taliban, they’re talking about all sorts of stuff, and these are different niches or subcategories.

[00:01:54] What I recommend you do when you first get started with your news blog is because no one knows what it is. I recommend that you pick a niche. And one of the ways that you can select a niche is if you go over to a website like cnn.com. I need to take a look. They have niches and sub-niches. So if we’re looking at this, you can see us world politics, business opinion, health, entertainment, style, travel, sports videos.

[00:02:17] We could pick, let’s say politics or let’s pick world, let’s pick world. So within the world, there are different categories, as you can see. They have Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, China, Europe, India, the middle east, and United Kingdom. So if we click on Africa, we can see that they are writing content exclusively on Africa and all things Africa.

[00:02:39] And so if you are to get started with your news blog today, I recommend that your niche down here because if you start writing on higher-level topics, you’re going to be competing with. The CNN and the Huffington Post and the Fox news, and it’s going to be difficult. So when I talk about picking a niche and niching down, this is what I’m talking about, going down and talking about different things within Africa or United States politics.

[00:03:01] You can even talk about state politics. So you could start there, and then niche in as your website gets more significant, you can niche up and start talking about more competitive things. Okay. The next step is you want to pick a platform and a domain name. Now, what a forum is its simple web hosting.

[00:03:15] And basically, what web hosting is you are renting hard drive space from a third party. In this case, blue host, you are renting space to put your internet files. You’re going to put your website, your WordPress website, there. You’re going to put any images or videos. You’re going to put it right on your web hosting platform, and they’re going to manage it all for you so that you can just focus on writing.

[00:03:35] When you click the first link in the description, you’re going to get a domain name for free. Now a domain name is basically how people are going to refer to you. So, for example, if we go over to cnn.com, that’s their domain name. Huffpost.com is their domain name. And you’ll get it for free for one year. So you want to make sure that you’re picking a domain name that is relevant to you.

[00:03:54] Or niche. If you are creating a news network, you can call it whatever your news network name is. And you can go over to the first link in the description and see if it’s taken or not. But what we’re going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps step-by-step, but I’m going to show you step-by-step how to set up your web hosting and domain name and four minutes.

[00:04:11] So, at this point, I’m going to show you how to set up. And then we’re going to move on to the next step. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here.

[00:04:29] You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains.

[00:04:47] Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to yours. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, go all of this check.

[00:05:10] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:27] Initially, just create a simple username and password and ensure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:45] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:07] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:23] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on a quick skip here and click skip.

[00:06:42] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on login to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:57] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. What may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work, but. So now we have our website. As you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:22] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like. So for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:40] Now, I talk about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host as well. Other plugins that are already activated, and then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:58] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:08:17] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which is all right. So at this point, we have WordPress installed. We have a basic WordPress theme right now. I want to show you how to install a premium WordPress theme. Now I like installing premium WordPress themes simply because they add additional features and functionality. And if we go back over to huffpost.com, what we’re going to see here is a word.

[00:08:51] I think, as you can see here, this is a WordPress lead. There are thousands of different themes out there. A premium WordPress theme is going to give you additional features and functionality. It’s going to change the look and feel. As I mentioned, this is a WordPress theme. Now you can find different articles at ThemeForest.

[00:09:07] So we’re going to just type in theme, forest style. And when you go here, you’re going to see there are tons of different themes. What we can do is we can look for a news-based theme. So I just typed news, and you’re going to see, there are tons of options. There’s a newspaper. There’s just go through and take a look and find one that you feel comfortable with.

[00:09:24] The second link in the description will take you right over to ThemeForest what you’re going to do. Look through here. Find a WordPress theme that you like, add it to the cart right here, and then purchase the theme. When you buy the theme, you’re going to be able to download a zip drive. Then, you’re going to download that zip drive to your computer.

[00:09:40] You’re going to unpack that zip drive, and that zip drive will lead to another zip drive. So zip within a zip, you’re going to take that zip drive, and you’re going to install it onto your WordPress website. And let’s take a look at how to do that. So we’re simply going to go over to. Go back here.

[00:09:56] We are going to go to appearance. We’re going to go to themes, and we are going to click on edit. Then we will click on upload theme, and then we’re either going to drag and drop that theme that we just downloaded. So the zip within the zip, we’re going to drag it and drop it right here. Or we can click on choose file and find it in our downloads folder.

[00:10:16] Once you add it, you’re going to activate them, and it’s going to change the way your website looks. As we have that basic theme and we just change it. And so we’re going to make sure we make it look a little bit better. Now, the next step is to start writing directly to begin writing simply, you’re going to go over to posts, and you’re going to click on add new post.

[00:10:34] And before, if you recall, I had, you changed the post title from just the plain one to the post name. And this is where the benefits of it are going to pay off. So the reason why we do this is to optimize our pages for search engines. This is called search engine optimization. So when people are looking up different things on the internet, they just type in the keyword.

[00:10:57] And we want our webpage to show up near the top if we go over to. Huffington post or huffpost.com. And we click on this, excuse me. You can see that they have their title. The same as their post names. So this is actually what we’re going to do too, they don’t do a great job of it, but since our website’s a little bit larger, they can do what they want a smaller website.

[00:11:20] We got to play by the rules. And so this, these are the rules you’re going to give you: Pedro title, your posted title. So we could say we’ll say like ten things you didn’t know about X they’ll say and make sure you want to spell these words. Make sure that you capitalize them. And when we create our actual post, this is going to show up, it’s going to be web hosting, rewind.com forward slash ten things you didn’t know about X that is going to be the name of our posts, and we’re doing this so that we can get discovered organically within the search engines.

[00:11:58] And so the question that always pops up is how long should my blog posts be and how do I start writing? And the answer to both of those is it. How long should your blog posts be? It should be as long as it needs to be to answer the question. Now, frequently people will feel like they have to write 4,000-word blog posts, but if you can answer the question directly and briefly in 1000 or 2000 words, that’s how long it needs to be.

[00:12:25] Take a look at your competitors that are writing in the same space. Make sure your blog post is about that size. It can be a little bit more. It can be a little bit less. So we’ll make sure it’s within that realm. And for me, the way that I’d like to get started is with a brainstorming session. So what I’ll do is sit down and say, I’ll type in who, what, when, where, why.

[00:12:45] And how, and I’ll just go through and make questions based on the keywords. So if we’re trying to create content about the Taliban, for example, we’ll say who did, who is the Taliban who are comprised of the Taliban? What do they want, what are their needs? Why are they doing what they’re doing?

[00:13:03] And when we do that, we can make each one of those posts. Each too. So, for example, we’ll say, how was the Taliban TA? I’m going to spell this wrong, but TA, we’ll just call it to tab for now. I apologize. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but how was the tab formed? And we’re going to put a question mark, and because people are probably wondering this, we’re going to make this in each tube, and I’m simply going to answer the question.

[00:13:29] Based on the age, too, I’m going to fill it out and make sure that I answer it briefly and then move on. But this will help you write faster because you are spending time upfront thinking about what you want to write. And then just writing it out. Now, I like to use a plugin called Grammarly.

[00:13:44] This is that grammar. They right here, there is a free and premium version. It’s going to help you with your grammar, spelling, punctuation. It’s the squiggly line that you find in Microsoft word, but it’s for websites. Grammarly. And one way that you can find topics to write on a little bit quicker is if you go over to a website called Google trends, so we’re going to go to trends, it’s trends.google.com, and you can go here, and you can find topics that people are talking about up to the minute.

[00:14:11] So we’re going to click on trending searches, and this is exactly what people are talking about. So yesterday, unfortunately, there was another earthquake in Haiti, and people are talking about Chicago bears 49ers, as you can. These are things that people were talking about yesterday. If we look at real-time searches, we can see people are talking about this up to the minute, which will help you write faster and write relevant topics.

[00:14:34] Because when you’re in the news niche, you’re going to need a lot of content, and you will need relevant topics up to the minute information. And we’ll probably also help. If you follow several people on Twitter that break news, that’ll help you as well. And what you will want to do.

[00:14:50] Let’s go back over to our slide deck here. So we are. We’ve made the changes we’ve started writing. The next thing we want to do is talk about different ways to make money. Now, there are several ways to make money with your website. One thing that you can do, if we go back over to the Huffington Post or Huff post, they have ads.

[00:15:08] They have ads right on their website. This right here, this ad outreach, this is an ad. So if someone were to click on this link, the Huff post would make money from it. That’s just one way. Another thing you can do is you can be an affiliate for relevant products and services. Affiliate marketing is simply recommending or selling other people’s products.

[00:15:26] When someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase, you earn a commission. And I have a course on affiliate marketing. If you click the third link in the prescription, you’ll learn, step-by-step, all about affiliate marketing, but you can sell your digital products. Maybe you’ve written a book or an ebook regarding whatever it is that you are websites about.

[00:15:46] You can sell your ebook right from your website. You can sell physical products. Maybe you have a t-shirt that you want to sell. You can sell it right from there as well, but there are several ways to make a pretty good living, simply from your news, blog, or website. All right. So let’s go back over to our slide.

[00:16:01] The next thing you want to do is share it on social media. The reason why you want to share it on social media is initially Google, Bing, Yahoo duck, go. They’re not going to pick up your blog initially. And so you want to start getting traffic relatively fast. And what I recommend that you do is find relevant places on the internet and share.

[00:16:19] You can share it in Reddit or subreddits. You can create a Facebook group for news or join other Facebook groups shared on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Find relevant places in share them there. That’s going to help you grow a little bit faster. It’s going to get the engine going now, the question with the correct rate.

[00:16:36] How many blog posts should I write now? Because you’re in the news niche, you’re going to have to register many posts daily. So you should be writing two or three posts per day. So depending on the subnet you choose, write two or three blog posts per day to get up and run.

[00:16:49] The more blog posts you write, the more opportunities you give yourself. And because news is changing every 30 seconds, it feels like you’re going to need a lot of relevant content. Ideally, I tell people to write 50 blog posts to see if they’re starting to get. For the news niche, you might have to write for 50 days straight.

[00:17:09] If you have to write three blog posts for 50 days straight, that is something that you’re going to need to consider, but you’re going to write a lot, and you’re going to continue to write a lot unless you hire people to help you out. And then finally, make sure that you check out the links in the description to help you get up and running.

[00:17:23] If you liked this video, go ahead and subscribe and ring the bell. So that you’re notified when I upload my next video. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see.

How To Start A Micro Niche Blog And Make Money

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a micro-niche. So be sure to like subscribe and ring the bell, this video or any other video on the channel helps you out. So what we’re going to do today is we’re going to define what a micro-niche is, and we’re going to provide a few examples.

[00:00:15] I’m going to show you how to pick up, how to niche down so that it is genuinely micro and how to get started with a platform and a domain name. If you click the first link in the description, you’ll get your first domain name for free for the first year. Next, we’re going to show you how to install WordPress, activate your WordPress theme, how to get a premium WordPress theme and why that’s important.

[00:00:35] Some significant changes that you need to make to your website to be successful. And then how to start writing. After that, we will talk about how to make money with your blog and how to share on social media. And then start writing. Of course, you want to make sure that you click the links in the description to get up and running fast.

[00:00:51] So let’s go ahead and talk about this. What is a micro-niche now? A micro niche is essentially just a niche within a niche. You are niching down to a very—a small subset of a total market and the illustrator. I just want to point out to you something called inflatable spas. Now inflatable spas are a part of the lawn and garden.

[00:01:11] And then if we niche down a little bit more, you can see there under the pools, hot tubs. And then, within that niche, you have inflatable pools. And the reason why this is a micro niche is that it is a subset. So you are talking to a tiny group of people, but those people are dedicated, and there are tons of products to promote.

[00:01:30] There’s a ton of ways to make money. And so that’s the definition of a micro. Now the easiest way to find a micro-niche, and I’m over here on amazon.com. You don’t have to use Amazon, but if you go down and shop by department, we’re going to click on, see all, whoops. See all. And we’re going to click on let’s click on let’s click on the home garden, into.

[00:01:53] After a home garden and tools, we will click on the garden door, and then within garden outdoor, you can see these are all micro-niches. For example, I can create content just on academies, canopies, and gazebos. I can talk about the who, what, when, where, why, how, and do product reviews on this small topic, but that’s how.

[00:02:11] And, if you keep clicking on Amazon or any website, you’re going to be able to find micro niches. Now the easiest way to find a micro niche is simply to copy best. Copy the name of a product. So, we’re going to copy this, and we’re going to jump back over to Amazon, and we’re going to type in review.

[00:02:29] And when you hit review, you’re going to find blogs that are in a similar space. And if we scroll down far enough, we might be able to find a couple. For example, let’s see these top reviews probably, isn’t it? Let’s see if we keep going. What you can do is just do a little bit of research. You’re going to know that you find different inflatable pool websites.

[00:02:49] For example, we could type in the best inflatable pool or hot tub. Oops, plus best in a label, hot tub right there. And you’re going to find these micro websites, creating content about micro hot tubs. And when you click on it, you can do a little bit of research from there. Figure out precisely what they’re talking about.

[00:03:11] Inflatable hot tub, headquarters.com is exactly what we’re looking for. This is an example of a micro-niche and a micro-website because the domain name is all about it. The niche or sub-niche and they’re only creating content about the inflatable hot tub. So if we look at this, all of the content on here is all about this hot tub and different hot tubs out there.

[00:03:33] So that is an example of a micro-niche blog. So let’s talk about how we can do this too. We’re going to hop on over. We’ve picked a niche, you’re going to niche down, and now you want to choose a platform. Now the platform is simply a web hosting provider that is going to host your web. To have a blog or a website, you need a place to host it.

[00:03:53] You are going to host it. So when you click the first link in the description, it will take you over to Bluehost. And it’s going to walk you through the steps of setting up your website. But, no, the cool thing with web hosting is you will rent hard drive or server space so that people from around the world can access your website.

[00:04:11] You don’t have. Host your website at your own house. You’re going to use a third party like Bluehost. And when you get started with blue hosts, they’re going to give you a domain name for free for the first year. So be sure to click that first link in the description to get up and running with that.

[00:04:24] And so now I’m going to show you step-by-step how to go through the process of signing up with Bluehost and getting your domain name for free. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan.

[00:04:39] If you’re just getting started with a website. As you can see, there are several options but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. So what I recommend is to try and find a domain name.

[00:04:53] It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:05:10] The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this check. If you don’t leave a review, you’re going to get people reaching out to you.

[00:05:27] Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website. Initially, just create a simple username and password.

[00:05:45] Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:06:00] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up at all. This is real-time, and you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing. To a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:22] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:38] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. It’s a quick skip here and clicks skip.

[00:06:57] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:07:12] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. What may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work, but. So now we have our website. As you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:37] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like. But for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:07:55] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:08:12] Now you want to make sure that you only have. The plugins you’re using on your website, the more plugins you have, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:08:30] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:47] All right. So now that you have WordPress installed, I recommend that you go out and get a premium WordPress theme. Now you have a basic free theme already installed on your account, and while that’s good enough, it is limited. The reason why I like premium WordPress themes is they offer additional features and functionality.

[00:09:04] When we go to a website like themeforest.net, we can find hundreds, if not thousands, of different WordPress themes. So what we’re going to type is we’re just going to organize a niche, or we can order in blog, and we can find different things that are going to be related to our topics. So I just typed the niche, and you can see, you can find WordPress themes for as cheap as $10 or as expensive as 99.

[00:09:25] What I recommend that you do is spend some time taking a look at these different WordPress themes. Find one that will be congruent with your niche and one that you don’t mind looking at thousands of times per day or per year. And so what you’re going to do is find one that you’re interested in.

[00:09:39] You’re going to add this to the cart, and then you’re going to purchase it. When you buy it, you will be able to download a zip drive to your company. When you download that zip drive, you will unpack that zip drive, and there’s going to be another zip drive in there. When you unpack the first zip drive and get to the second one, you will install that is your WordPress theme.

[00:09:57] You’re going to install that right on your computer. And I’m going to show you how to do that right now. So we’re going to go to appearance. We’re going to go to themes, and we are going to click on add. And inside of add new, we’re going to click on upload theme, and this is where you’re going to drag and drop that theme.

[00:10:11] You just unpack. So the zip within a zip, you will drag and drop it here, or you can click on choose file and install it. Once that happens, you’re going to click on Activate, and you’re going to have a brand new theme. So now that we have that, I showed you the settings you need to change when you first get started.

[00:10:27] The next thing that we need to do is to start writing, and to start writing, you’re going to click on posts. And when you click on posts, you’re going to click on, add new, and the way to. Start writing. Hey, you’re going to need to do a bit of keyword research, and I like to use a tool called, and one way that you can do keyword research easily is we found a niche website, for example, inflatable hot tub headquarters.

[00:10:51] We can copy this, go back over to ours—keyword tool. And we are going to reverse engineer what they’re doing to figure out the keywords they’re ranking for. So I’m just going to click on site Explorer. Now you can do this with any website. So we’re going to click on search, and this is going to tell us when.

[00:11:10] W which keywords are ranking and what I recommend that you do, you can see he has over 4,000 keywords that he’s ranking for. We’re going to click on this. And again, you can do this for any niche, and we will sort the keyword difficulty by five or less. A keyword difficulty of five or fewer is going to enable us to create content.

[00:11:27] And make it competitive so that we can start ranking ourselves. As you can see, keyword difficulty is five or less. So you can start writing on any of these and just reverse engineer the process. Now, what we’re going to do is we are going to take this keyword simply. For example, we’re going to copy that.

[00:11:44] We are going to go back over to our blog post here. And we are going to paste this in. Now, we’re doing it this way because we are optimizing our blog to get discovered on Google, Yahoo duck go, and people interested in hot tubs or pools. So they’re going to type in Intex hot tubs reviews.

[00:12:01] And this gives us the best ability for our website to show up towards the top of the search results. So we want to make sure that we. Capitalized these, and then you want to make sure that you are answering the question. Now, I always get a couple of questions when I’m creating, telling people, showing people how to create a blog.

[00:12:19] The number one question that I get is how long the website or blog posts should be, and how do I get started writing? And to answer the question about the length of your blog posts, it all depends on the. It depends on what your customers have written, how long they’ve written, and you should register as long as it takes to answer the question entirely.

[00:12:41] You want to make sure that you are within a little bit above or a little bit below what your competitor’s doing, but make sure that you are answering the question thoroughly. And this is how I try and answer the questions thoroughly. I go. What when, where, why, how I just do a little brainstorming session where I will write down who, what, when, where, how, and how, and I’m going to go through and answer these questions with regards to our keyword or keyword phrase.

[00:13:07] So I will do maybe, how does the in techs, hot tub? Work, I may ask myself or write down an in-text hot tub and what to look for in a high-quality hot tub. And I’m going to use the question that I’ve asked as headings or subheadings for my content. So, for example, I have, how does the in-text hot tub work?

[00:13:33] And what I would do here is I’m going to take this. I’m going to make this into an H two, and then I will answer the question before. And the way that you do your headings and subheadings depends on you. Some people like to capitalize the entire H two, some people will just capitalize the first letter that is really up to you, but the length of your blog posts depends.

[00:13:54] On the question that’s being asked, are you answering the question thoroughly? Once you write your blog post, you’re going to click publish, and it’s going to be available for the world to see. And then the next step, if we jump back over to our slide deck here, is we’ve started writing. We’re going to go over here, and we’re going to talk about different ways to make money.

[00:14:11] Now, there are a variety of ways to make money with your niche. Blog. One is going to be affiliate marketing with affiliate marketing. And if we go back over here, this person is an affiliate for products over on Amazon. So if we click these buttons here, it will take us over to Amazon if we purchase the product.

[00:14:28] That he’s recommending he gets paid a commission. Now I do have a complete course on affiliate marketing. If you click the third link in the description, that’ll cover affiliate marketing step-by-step, and it is a free course, but that’s just one way. Another way that you can make money is by having paid ads.

[00:14:44] Now, he doesn’t have paid ads on his site, but you can get started with paid ads with a website like Google AdSense, and Google AdSense is going to pay you pennies on the dollar. So to place ads on your website. Now Google ads are acceptable. It’s going to give you a couple of pennies here and there, but once you start getting significant traffic, like 1000, 2,010,000 page views per month, you’re going to want to look@zwickmedia.net AdThrive and some of those other ad agencies out there because they’re going to pay you a little bit more.

[00:15:12] Your content is going to be more valuable. So they’re going to be willing to pay you a little bit more. You can also. You can also sell your own digital or physical products. Maybe you have a step-by-step guide to get the most out of the inflatable hot tub. You can sell that right on your website as well.

[00:15:26] That is outside the scope of this video, but that’s another opportunity that you have as well. So after that, let’s jump back over to our slide deck. So we talked about making money. Do you want to make sure that you are sharing it on social media? You want to share your account on social media or your blog on social media, your blog posts simply because, in the very beginning, Google Yahoo, duct up go Bing.

[00:15:48] They don’t know your websites out there, and they aren’t prepared to compare it to anything else out there. So what you want to do is find relevant social media sites. You can do Reddit and subreddits. You can start your own Facebook group, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn. Even create a YouTube channel, you are going to promote your content, your blog posts on these different social media networks.

[00:16:09] Now, you want to make sure that you promote it on—social media networks. You don’t want to promote. Let’s say we’re doing this inflatable hot tub. You don’t want to go out and talk about inflatable hot tubs to people that are interested in basket weaving. You’re not going to build an audience, and you’re not going to get traffic that way.

[00:16:25] You want to find people interested in inflatable hot tubs and promote them there. And then next you want to say. Keep writing. Now, I recommend that you write 50 blog posts. So write every day or every other day until you get 50 blog posts. Now, I believe 50 is because it gives Google enough time to rank and quantify your content and compare it against other people.

[00:16:51] If you stop at 10, that’s way too. You can get a pretty good idea of the quality of writing when you get to 50. And something will start to rank. If nothing ranks after 50, you are way off track. Maybe your keyword research is wrong. Maybe your quality of writing is poor. It could be several things, but after 50 blog posts, you’re going to get a pretty good idea.

[00:17:11] Make sure that you like subscribing to the bell if this video helps you out. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see.

How To Start A Mental Health Blog And Make Money

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start a mental health block. So be sure to subscribe to the bell if this video or any other video on the channel helps you out. So basically, what we’re going to do today is we are going to cover step-by-step what a mental health blog is.

[00:00:14] We are going to talk about picking a niche. When you’re just getting started with your blog, you must choose a niche. I’m going to show you and tell you how to do that. And then we’re going to niche down. We’re going to get web hosting right here today. I’m going to show you how to do it in about four minutes and get a free domain name.

[00:00:29] Now, if you click the first link in the description, you will get both web hosting and domain name. Your domain name will be free, and I’ll talk a little bit more about what that is. In addition, we will cover how to install WordPress, how to install a WordPress thing. And the changes that you need to make to start getting traffic.

[00:00:47] If you don’t make these changes, you won’t get traffic, and you’ll run into some problems. And then we’ll talk about writing and how to write faster. And then, we’ll talk about different ways to make money while you need to share your content on social media. In the very beginning, about how many blog posts you need to do.

[00:01:00] And then be sure to click the links in the description to help you out. So let’s go ahead and get right into it. What is a mental health blog now simply a mental health blog is talking about different aspects of mental health. So you will pick a subtopic, whether it’s something like social anxiety, you are going to pick maybe other elements within mental health, and you will write content to help solve problems.

[00:01:23] People are coming to the internet with questions about mental health, and you are going to address those questions. Offer possible advice? No. It is essential because we are talking about the health niche. You need to have some sort of credibility. Either you work in the field or maybe, someone that’s worked in the area, perhaps you’ve gone through mental health yourself, and you’ve come out of it on the other side.

[00:01:41] But it’s important because Google is very picky about some of these things that you. So have some sort of background in him. Now, what I’m showing you right now is about social anxiety.com. This is a website that I found that talks about mental health. As you can see, they have three different subcategories or sub-niches.

[00:02:01] Now, when you are first getting started, I recommend that you write. A category or a subtopic and start writing. The reason being is if you just go over to Google, and right now, I am in AA traps, it’s a keyword platform to help you find keywords fast. So if you just write like mental health, this is a very general topic, mental health we hit enter.

[00:02:20] You’re going to see it’s competitive, and it’s going to be challenging to gain traction. So if we look at this, you can see the keyword difficulty is set to super hard. It’s on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 being impacted. So 93 is pretty tricky, but they’re talking about social stress, performance, anxiety, and social skills if we jump over to social anxiety.

[00:02:40] So what we can do is click on performance anxiety and see what they’re talking about within performance anxiety. So if we copy this, go back over to HRS, and you can see there is a drastic difference between social anxiety and just mental health if we go to matching. You can see here that there’s a lot of opportunities now. Just to look at this set of clients, the keyword difficulty is on a scale between zero and 100.

[00:03:07] The green means it’s an excellent opportunity. Orange means, eh, it could be a little complicated, but you can see there are some zeros in here. There’s some opportunity. There are about 25,000 searches per. Four thousand keywords just were performance anxiety. So there’s some opportunity there if you want to get up and to run.

[00:03:24] But in my opinion, it’s going to be very important to niche them in the very beginning. Now, as your website grows more extensive and you get more domain authority, you can start talking about just mental health overall in a general sense. That is what. Mental health is, and that’s why it’s essential. And it’s stone.

[00:03:41] The next thing that you want to do is go ahead and get what posting and get a free domain name. Now web hosting is where you are going to store your internet files. You are going to rent hard drive space from a web hosting company. In this case, we’re going to use Bluehost. You will rent hard drive space, and you are going to store your internet files there.

[00:04:00] So people from around the world can visit your website. You can get started for as little as 3 95 per month. And you get a free domain name for the first year. Now the domain name is how people are going to refer to your website. For example, social anxiety.com is the domain name, and that’s how people will refer to you.

[00:04:18] So that’s why it’s essential to get a domain name, and you’ll get that for free for the first month. So what we’re going to do now is I’m going to show you how to install WordPress on Bluehost in four minutes. It’s quick. We are going to. If I go to the next screen here, We are going to install WordPress.

[00:04:33] We’re going to get a WordPress theme, and then we’ll go through the other changes you need to make. So now, I’m just going to show you how to get started step by step. So when you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. So what I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan.

[00:04:48] If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that, click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. So what I recommend is to try and find a domain name.

[00:05:02] It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:05:20] The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:05:35] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:52] Initially, just create a simple username and password and ensure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down.

[00:06:11] It’s straightforward and elementary. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:32] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:48] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on. Just click, skip here and click skip here.

[00:07:07] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:07:23] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click. And now we have a WordPress website. What may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work, but. So now we have our website. As you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:47] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like. But for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:08:05] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:08:24] Now you want to make sure that you only have. The plugins you’re using on your website, the more plugins you have, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:08:43] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:09:00] All right. So now that we have our WordPress and web hosting setup, I recommend that you go out and get a custom WordPress theme. Now a custom WordPress theme is going to change the look and feel of your website. For example, absolutely. Social anxiety.com. This is a WordPress theme. What you can do as you can go over to a website called the theme forest, it’s the second link in the description, and you can find premium WordPress themes.

[00:09:26] Now, you have a free WordPress theme already on your account, but that is limited. What you want is you want to get a premium theme, to have a little bit more features, functionality, and a little bit more control. So if we just type in like mental health, you can type in—anything concerning your WordPress theme.

[00:09:43] And as you can see, there are tons of WordPress themes out there. Some things we’ll let you schedule the appointment. Some articles will let you sell your books right from your website. As you can see, there are tons of them out there, and they start at like $20, and they go up to close to a hundred. So I recommend you find a WordPress theme. Go ahead and purchase it.

[00:10:01] So what we’re going to do is we’re going to click on this cart button. You’re going to add the WordPress theme to your cart. When you add it to the cart, you’re going to check out. You’re going to pay for it. The next step is to download it. Then you just purchase to yours. Finally, you are going to unzip that drive.

[00:10:16] It’s a zip drive your one to unzip it. And you’re going to see a second WordPress zip tribe. You are going to drag and drop that zip drive into the back office of your WordPress site. So we’re going to do we’re going to go to appearance where I click on themes. We are going to click on, add new.

[00:10:32] We’re going to click on the upload theme, and you’re going to drag and drop that second zip file. It should be the theme’s name that you just downloaded, drag and drop it right in here. Or click on choose file and find it manually. Next, you’re going to click on install now and then activate, and then it’s going to change the way your WordPress website looks like.

[00:10:49] So now that we have that taken care of, we want to start writing, and as I showed you before, You want to write based on keywords, and this is a list of keywords you could potentially use to start getting traffic leads and sales. Now, if we go over to performance anxiety, you can see, let’s see if we find one of these, just to show you so where to find public speaking classes.

[00:11:11] Now, as you can see, this is a keyword-optimized post and what she’s done. This is the title of where to find public speaking classes. And then up here, it says where to find general speaking classes. This is designed on purpose to be optimized for getting discovered organically in search called search engine optimization.

[00:11:28] And we’ve already set that up. And so what we’re going to do as we’re just going to take a keyword here, how to get over performance, anxiety. So we’re just going to copy that. And we are going to go over to our WordPress website. We’re going to click on posts. And when we click on posts, we’re going to click on, add new, and we are simply going to paste in our title.

[00:11:47] And when we click publish, this will be our, the title of our post, as well as the link to our website. So people are going to find us. Web hosting, rewind.com forward slash how to get over performance anxiety. We set this up in the previous step, just so that it’s easier for us. So what we’re going to do is we want to make sure that this is title-friendly.

[00:12:12] You want to make sure that all of these are capitalized. And then what we want to do is we want just to start writing. And before we start. I’d like to take 10 minutes to brainstorm. And when they brainstorm, I do who, what, when, where, why, and how, and the reason I do this is because it helps me flush out my idea so that it makes it easier for me to write when it comes time to write or type.

[00:12:40] Basically, what I do here is write down who experiences performance anxiety.

[00:12:52] And what are some common causes? What are some common causes? Now, if you take about 10 minutes to write down everything, it’s like that session we did in elementary and middle school where we’re just brainstorming and writing down everything. So, not everything you write down will make the final cut, but this is going to.

[00:13:13] Get rid of the bad ideas to get to a good idea. So once we get done with our brainstorming session, we’re simply going to, first of all, fix that. We’re going to turn these into H twos. These are going to be our subheadings. This is the heading for the blog post. These are subheadings. And what we’re going to do is simply go through, change this to an H two, and then come down.

[00:13:33] And answer the question. So we’re going to say it might say there are many types of people that experience performance, anxiety including, professional athletes, men over 50 blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And that’s going to help us write longer and write faster. The common question that I get when it comes to blogging is how long my blog posts should be.

[00:13:56] And really, how do I start writing? I’ve already answered how to begin writing, but your blog posts should be as long as it needs to be. What you can do is you can check and see what other blogs are writing for this keyword. But your blog posts should only be as long as it needs to be. Don’t make your blog.

[00:14:13] 10,000 words, if you can answer it in three or four, but at the same time, you want to get a little bit higher than the people that are ranking in the top 10. So this is 747 words. I would probably write because it’s web MD. I’d probably write something like maybe 1500 words, just to make sure that I’m thoroughly answering the question.

[00:14:31] Also, I would take a look and see what they missed. As you can see here, they talk maybe about the symptoms, but they don’t talk as much about who might experience them. When it happens, what it feels like are things that you want to make sure that you answer and cover when you’re writing your blog posts.

[00:14:46] So you’re going to go through, you’re going to write your blog posts and then click on publish. When you click on print, your blog post will be live. So now that we have covered that let’s talk about some ways to make money. Now you can make money in various ways on your website if we go back over to.

[00:15:02] About social anxiety.com. This person has ads on their website. As you can see, this is an adhere. This is an ad here, and someone were to click on these ads. So this website will get paid. That’s just one way. Another way you can make money is with affiliate marketing, and affiliate marketing is simply recommending or selling other people’s products and services.

[00:15:21] For example, you could recommend. Social anxiety course that you found and get paid a commission. Now I do have a complete system in training about affiliate marketing. It’s the third link in the description. So if you want to learn a little more about that, affiliate marketing can be an excellent way to start making some passive income because you are simply recommended.

[00:15:39] Different products and services. Now, the way that you can make money, as you can sell your own digital and physical products, maybe you have a book or an ebook that you want to sell. You can install WordPress plugins to help you sell your books and other merchandise, but that’s outside the scope of this video.

[00:15:53] But as you can see, there are several ways to make money. So let’s jump back over here. And then another common question that I get is about how many blog posts should I write before I determine if this is a success or failure? I think we should write at least 50 blog posts. The reason being is it takes about 50 blog posts or so before you get real traction.

[00:16:16] Discovered over on Google. Now, when I say real traction, 15, 20 page views per month, the more you write, the higher the number of people attending or finding your website. So, in my opinion, 50 is a good metric because it lets Google know that you’re serious, which can help you rank for many different keywords.

[00:16:35] Now, one thing that I did. Okay, you were sharing on social media. If you share your content on social media, it’ll help you rank a little bit faster. You can share it on subreddits. As long as it’s relevant, you can share it on Facebook groups. You can start your own Facebook group. You can share it with clients.

[00:16:50] Maybe you have clients, you can share the blog posts with clients that will help you. To grow a little bit faster. Maybe you already have an email list that can help you as well. So make sure that you write at least 50 blog posts, either write every day or every other day, so that you can start gaining some traction.

[00:17:04] Now, again, I do have three links in the description. I want you to check out one for blue hosts in a free domain name. The second one is for a premium WordPress theme, and then the third one is actually for a, for the marketing. So be sure to check out those three links. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you then.

How To Start A Marketing Blog And Make Money