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How do I Start a Blog and Make Money Online?

This is a step by step and easy to follow guide that will help you setup your own blog from the start. This guide is not to motivate someone to start blogging. It is best suited for someone who already made the decision to start a blog and need some step by step direction of the whole process.

Who Should Use This Guide?

This guide is intended for anyone who is looking for an answer to any of the following questions:

  • how do I setup a blog?
  • how to start a blog and maintain it?

Now, starting a blog is easy but in order to be able to successfully monetize the blog you need to establish the blog. In this guide, I have also covered the topics that help you establish your blog so you can monetize it.

There is a lot of good content to go through, so it is a good idea to bookmark this page so you can come back to it later and go over the content at your own pace.

Getting started

Blog Setup

  1. Getting a good domain name
  2. Getting a cheap and reliable web hosting solution
  3. Setup WordPress on your Blog
  4. Selecting a nice theme for your WordPress Blog
    • Things to know when selecting a theme
  5. What WordPress Plugins to use
  6. WordPress System Integration 101
  7. Creating your blog posts
  8. Creating your blog pages

Establishing your blog

  • Sherlock Holmes’ Approach To Building a Popular Blog
  • How to Create Content to Attract Links
  • The 3 Ingredients of The Secret Sauce of Successful Blogging [New]
  • Blog Commenting Strategy
  • 11 Effective Ways to Boost Your Blog Readership
  • Finding New Blog Topics
  • Tips on How to be a Better Blogger
  • CreAction: A New Formula For Blog Success

Site Optimization

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • 6 SEO Strategies That Can Generate Highly Targeted Traffic
  • WordPress Optimization Tips and Tricks for Better Performance and Speed
  • Plugins to Speed Up Your WordPress Site
  • Web Analytics 101 – Learn Which Analytics Data You Should be Using


  • Essential WordPress Blog security tips – protect your blog from attacks
  • What Would You Do If Somehow You Lost all Your Blog’s Content?

Making money from your blog

  • PPC ad (Pay Per click)
  • CPM ad (cost per thousand impression)
  • Sponsored ad
  • Making Money from Affiliate Marketing
  • Direct sales
  • Monetizing a Site Through AdSense
  • 7 Steps to Profiting from Niche Affiliate Adsense Sites with WordPress
  • 10 Tips to Increase Your Sales Page Conversion


  • Developing an Article Marketing Strategy for Your Online Business
  • Using an Autoresponder and Email Marketing Software
  • 10 Tips for Writing an Autoresponse Email
  • Facebook Promotion 101: How to Develop a Like Campaign

Good Practices

  • Five habits to Becoming a Better Blogger.
  • Are Your Habits the Barrier to Your Online Business Success [New]
  • How to Handle Negative Comments
  • Stress Management Tips

Useful Blogging Tips and Tricks

  • Tips to Reduce the storage and bandwidth usage.
  • How to query and show a specific post in WordPress.
  • Protect your WordPress site from comment spam trick.
  • How to control access of the web robots.
  • Use Favicons to make your blog stand out from the crowd.
  • Separate Pingbacks and Trackbacks from Comments in the comments section

Tools of The Trade

  • 8 Geeky tools every blogger must use [New]

To be updated…

This guide is not complete yet. I will be writing and publishing the bits and pieces of how to start a blog from scratch and make money online over the next few months as time permits.

If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section below and I will follow it up.

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