How to Start a Blog on WordPress and Make Money

Blogging and WordPress are inextricably linked. Although there are other
platforms for blogging, by far the most popular and number 1 blogging platform
is WordPress.

Day by day the acceptance and usage of WordPress themes (templates), plugins,
and other features is increasing. 

But whenever you start blogging on WordPress, there are many challenges to
face. And so that you can easily overcome those challenges and start blogging
professionally, I will help you.

Not only to set up blogging, I will tell you at the end of the article, how
you can monetize your blog and earn.

What is WordPress?

Let’s first get familiar with WordPress and it’s very important to
know. WordPress is a web content management system or software, through which
dynamic blogs and websites can be created very quickly. 

All necessary management including text, image, video, gallery, archive, blog,
and static page facility is here.

When you go to create a blog in WordPress you will have two options. One is
WordPress.org and the other is WordPress.com

WordPress.org is open-source software that you can install and set up
on your own server or hosting, where you have full customization options. You
can arrange it as you wish. 

And WordPress.com is Automattic’s own premium package, where they will
take full responsibility for setting up your blog. The company will give you
full blog service through its own server, software, etc. You will get a
customization facility there too. But you will not get any access to the
server or hosting. 

If you are a non-tech person, I would suggest starting your blogging journey
with WordPress.com. And if you want full benefits including server access,
then you can start a blog using open-source software.

If you want to set up a blog in WordPress, you need to follow the following

Domain Selection

You should choose the domain name that is compatible with the topic you want
to blog about. You can also use your name if you start personal

You may ask – What is a domain? Domain is the address name of your blog or

For example: compromath.com is my blog address. 

Automattic Company
will provide this facility if you take the premium service of WordPress.com.

Hosting or Server

Once upon a time website or blogging setup was quite tricky. Only experts
could do the setup. Because, at that time, the domain and hosting had to be
set up completely manually and then the web content management system software
had to be installed. 

But now domain-hosting providers have made it much easier. You can set it up
yourself with just a few clicks. 

Theme Selection

After domain-hosting in WordPress, you must select a theme during WordPress

What exactly are WordPress themes? This is basically the outlook of the
blog. A template with a design of how your blog will look like, homepage, blog
page, navigation, links, typography, etc. 

WordPress has many free themes that you can use. And if you want more features
and premium design, there are many premium theme providers online, which can
be purchased and installed on your blog for a fixed price. In that case, be
sure to read the documentation. 

And if you want to make a custom design theme according to your own mind, you
can hire an expert from marketplaces like
and make it (of course, I am also a professional theme designer).

Plugin Selection

The plugin facility of WordPress is one of the main reasons for the popularity
of WordPress. It is possible to make blogs or websites powerful through

There are all kinds of plugins (free and premium) for your blog needs. You can
even create custom plugins like themes. If you want to add security, search
engine optimization, email newsletter, etc. to your blog, you can easily do it
through plugins. 

Some popular WordPress plugins are WooCommerce, Yoast SEO, Elementor,
MonsterInsights, Akismet, WPForms, OptinMonster, WP Rocket, etc.

Basic Page Creation

You should create some basic pages at the beginning of your blog. For example
About, Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, and Contact page. 

These pages will basically increase the acceptance and credibility of your
blog. The Pages section of the dashboard has the option to create a new page.
These are basically static pages. 

The dynamic page is called Posts, which is in the Posts section of the
dashboard. This post is basically a blog. You can include the posts in
different categories and tags. And WordPress automatically archives each blog
post in a date format, so that all posts published on that date can be

Blog identity setup

Choose a name and tagline for your blog. This task should be done at the
beginning of the WordPress setup. 

If not, you can update later from the
Appearance > Customize option of the dashboard. 

Moreover, here you can set a favicon for the logo and site icon for your

Publish a Blog or Article

Once your complete blog is set your blog is ready to publish a blog or
article. Clicking on the Add New option in the Posts section
of the dashboard will open the editor for writing the blog. 

Write and publish your blog here. 

Add images to make your post more attractive. 

Put different sections, and sub-titles in the article. And of course, give a
title at the beginning. 

You can add tags, categories, and feature images to each blog post.

Grow the blog

You cannot expect millions of visitors by just publishing a blog. There are
several things you need to do in the beginning to get your new blog out to
different readers and visitors. 

For example: you should share blog post links regularly on your social
accounts. Interact and engage with followers. 

In this case, be active regularly on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and
Linkedin and collect blog readers. 

Also, write articles as a guest writer on various blogs, and add two links
to your blog in that article. This way you can grow your blog.

Also, you can get your blog indexed in search engines faster with Yoast or
other SEO WordPress plugins so that you get organic readers and visitors
from search engines.

5 ways you can earn from a WordPress blog

Display Ads

One of the most popular ways to earn passive income from a blog is display
ads. You can earn from 2,000 to 10,000 dollars per month just by displaying
ads and it is possible. 

In this case, regular visitors and specific locations are required,
especially those based in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the
United Kingdom. 

You can display ads on your blog by connecting to platforms like Google
AdSense, Mediavine, Monumetric, Raptive (AdThrive), and Ezoic. 

That’s why you have to go to those platforms and sign up and apply. If their
requirements are met they will approve your application and help monetize
your blog.

Affiliate Marketing

Another passive income opportunity from a blog is affiliate marketing. If
you are interested in blogging about product testing, then this would be
great for you. 

You can start affiliate marketing by connecting through ClickBank,
ShareASale, Commission Junction, Amazon.com, and Rakuten Advertising and
sharing their product links on your blog. 

Affiliate platforms will give you a certain amount of earnings if someone
buys the product from your link. So this can also be one of the income

Paid Promotion

It’s true that a professional and popular blog may receive offers for paid

This means that someone is willing to promote your blog and you will be paid
in return. Must take advantage of this great offer. 

But make sure that the promotion is related to your blog. This way your blog
readers will not get bored. 

This could be paid promotion, displaying their banner, or writing about

Paid Post

Similar to paid promotion, this offer is mainly for post publishing. In that
case, you may have to write new articles or they will. 

So deal in advance. In the case of paid posts, you should also make sure
that the topic of the post goes with the topic of your blog.

Product Sales

If you want to sell your own products, your blog can be a great tool.
Because your blog readers are your customers. As a result of your influence,
it is natural for sales to increase. 

You can choose Amazon, eBay, or your blog site to sell products. 

If you choose your own site, the WooCommerce plugin needs to be installed
and set up. 

And if you choose marketplaces like Amazon, you can add product links and
pictures to your post and publish.

By now you may have realized that your blog could be your career if you are
a little strategic. So write a blog regularly. By doing this you will get
more visitors.

If you face any problems to create your first blog, contact me or comment

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