How To Create A Money Making Blog-site
By now you have probably figured out you have to spend money to make money right?
You will see a lot of articles out there telling you “Get Rich Quick” or ” I made 10,000 in my first month of blogging and you can too!”
I am going to tell you, that it isn’t as easy as that. Creating a blog takes patience, hard work and lots and lots of research. I hope the information I will provide for you here, will take some of the guess work out of it for you.
When I started my food blog, it was without any help, any programs, just me and my trusty little laptop and the internet. I made so many mistakes, spent so much money that I didn’t need to. In 8 months I have had 5 websites and now (thank goodness ) only 1 site.
If you want to create a monetizing website you need to create a niche. Pick something you are comfortable with and can enjoy writing about. You want to create an income but you want to love what you are doing too.
Next you will need to find a hosting company. You can find a free one, but if you want to make money with your blog, I recommend purchasing one. The free ones you don’t own, there are rules and restrictions and won’t be able to affiliate market on a free site.
You can find a host that is affordable, easy to use and has great support to help you such as:
Bluehost is a great website. By clicking on one of my links you can get it for $3.95 a month!
Plus they have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you decide that blogging isn’t right for you, you can cancel and they will give you your money back (within those 30 days)
They also offer over $150.00 in offers with Google.
- shared hosting
- WordPress hosting
- vps hosting
- dedicated hosting
- reseller hosting
- hosting features
I find they are the best, most helpful and affordable hosting companies around.
Food Blogger Pro is a membership site where they showcase everything they have learned over the past years about starting and growing a food blog.They tackle the most common problems that food bloggers face, covering everything from photography to technology.
I don’t know where I would be without the help of Food Blogger Pro . Bjork & Lindsay are so helpful, kind and make learning alot of fun! FBP has training videos, chat site, courses and so much more that I suggest you check it out for yourself. I can go on and on with the amount of information I have learned from Food Blogger Pro
But see for yourself:
Once you have your host and are about to start creating your blog. You will need a theme. If you are a food blogger you will want to check out:
Moving from one recipe plugin to another can be a big pain. With Tasty Recipes, we make it easy. Convert your recipes from EasyRecipe, Ziplist, Meal Planner Pro, WP Ultimate Recipe, WP Recipe Maker, or Yumprint Recipe Card into beautiful, functional Tasty Recipes.
CONVERT ONE-AT-A-TIME, OR ALL AT ONCE
Converting all your recipes at the same time takes a giant leap of faith – and can often result in some surprises. So, we made it easy to convert recipes one-at-a-time so that you can see exactly what you’ll be getting when you decide to take the jump.
Recipe plugins aren’t just for looks. Behind the scenes, they make it possible for readers to find your recipes on search engines. Tasty Recipes uses both JSON and Microdata to provide an in-depth view of your recipe to search engines,
There are many WordPress themes for you to check out, try and stick as close to your niche with your theme. Keep your blog clean and informative and give your viewers exactly what you think they are looking for.
Jaaxy is the industry’s only keyword and research platform that was developed by affiliate marketers FOR affiliate marketers. There are an incredible number of hands on processes that are very time consuming when it comes to your business. Keyword and competition research can now be a breeze!
With Jaaxy you are getting the most advanced, yet useful platform in the world for managing all aspects of keyword, website, competition, and market research.
One way to monetize your site is with affiliate marketing.
Gourmet Ads is a global food advertising network, focusing on food marketing and branding campaigns. Their digital advertising programs reach millions of household grocery buyers online. They are really awesome to work with. If you have any problems, they are more than happy to help you and create the best places for your site to advertise.
There are many affiliate marketing programs out there. If you are new to blogging I would like to suggest a couple of others as well as Gourmet Ads
Food sites that offer guest posts
Another important way to get traffic to your site is through social media, product reviews and guest posting. Guest posts are becoming very popular these days. You share you URL and your post to popular blogs that have alot of traffic and that traffic views your posts and hopefully will subscribe.
I have added a few sites with the links to the blogs for you:
Just Cookies (coming soon)
So I hoped some of this has helped you get a few ideas for starting a new blog. Blogging isn’t easy, but it is so much fun as long as you write about things you love!
Stay tuned as I am creating an eBook that will be out by spring!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave comments below