Published on February 3rd, 2021 | by Manuela Willbold – Online Media and PR strategist0
How To Monetize A Blog By Using A WordPress Blog Hosting Platform Most Effectively?
Have you been wondering how to start a blog and how to earn money with a blog?
Or are you even considering becoming a digital entrepreneur?
Then starting a website is your first step in the right direction.
You will find many answers to these questions on search engines, but the first aspect you should investigate is which content management system (CMS) and web host to use.
WordPress is one of the most popular CMS out there with over 35% of all websites being managed with it compared to only 1% by Squarespace or Wix according to W3Techs.com. Using WordPress in combination with an innovative Blog Hosting Control Panel inside the new SeekaHost App enables a smooth and effective way to manage blogs, because it features SEO analytics tools like Clicky.com and Google Analytics. In the video below you can see how easy and quick it is to set up your WordPress blog with the app in just 60 seconds:
Get the idea? Then let’s delve into how you can get started.
How to Create a Money Blog with WordPress and the Blog Hosting Control Panel?
A blog hosting control panel is a web application or a system tool that allows you to easily host and manage your blogs. This is required for any domain in the world wide web.
With the SeekaHost blog hosting control panel you can do the following tasks required to build a blog in a much more affective way:
How can you create a blog in the control panel?
- You can install WordPress on your domains in a few minutes
- You can choose unique multiple class IP hosting for blogs
- Get the DNS records
- Check blog analytics without leaving the control panel
- Install or delete blogs
- You can get a blog hosted and live in less than 60 seconds
What to look at when choosing a blog hosting control panel?
- The user interface
- The loading speed of the blog hosting platform
- Free trial to test option
- Cost per month
- 24/7 live support services
Once your domain is registered and live, it is time to think about the set up of your blog with WordPress.
First Steps to Set Up A Monetizable Blog
There are thousands of options for customization and you will have to do some research before you decide how you want your blog to look, which features you want it to have and which functionalities it should cover.
I recommend narrowing down a niche or topic first. Based on that you can explore some competitor blogs and get inspiration for your own blog. Then it’s time to look at your options, which also depend on your budget. But the most basic aspects you will have to configure are:
- WordPress Themes
- WordPress Plugins
- WordPress Widgets
- Blog Menu
- Blog Logo
- Basic SEO for your blog (On-page and off-page)
- Best content to start with
You can watch this video here to get an idea of the first basic steps required to get started with your setup:
Important Factors For Your Blog Content To Drive Traffic
To start with I recommend you first publish relevant blog pages such as an about page or a contact page. To create a new page, go to the WordPress Dashboard option and select the page option and click on “Add New”. A text editor will be displayed where you can start framing your content by adding a title, body text, media, forms etc. After you have completed writing the contents, review them once again and then publish it.
To attract visitors, you should research your target audience and relevant keywords for their searches to drive relevant traffic to your site from search engines and social media platforms. This also entails learning how to write SEO-friendly content and how to tailor blog articles for the best results. You can learn this through SEO online training courses such as the SEO Copywriting Course at the SeekaHost University.
Once you have published your SEO-friendly content, watch it gain more visitors every day inside your SeekaHost App dashboard where you can even check which posts are the most popular and which countries your readers come from. You can see how I do this for one of the blogs I manage, the londonbusinessnews.com blog:
The tracking tools will help you see how your content performs and for which keywords your blog starts to rank.
Ranking a website is not easy and you will be required to understand how SEO works in order to achieve high and stable ranks on search engines.
Most Promising Blog Monetization Strategies
There are several ways to make money through your blogs. Utilizing different marketing options that are most suitable for your niche and what you want to achieve with your blog should be ideal. This can be achieved with various methods, but the more your blog is advertised and shared in as many different places as possible, the more groundwork it will do for generating revenue in the future. Here are the most popular strategies most bloggers use:
Affiliate Marketing for Commission Earnings
This is an easy way to generate a passive income through your blog once you have achieved a decent following of over 1000 visitors per month. You can promote a service or product on your blog with an affiliate link and if any person buys the product by clicking the referral link then you get a commission on that sale.
Using Ads on a Blog For Pay Per Click
You can opt for WordPress Advertising Plugins such as AdRotate, Insert Post Ads, AdSanity, DoubleClick to make money with placed ads on your website. Most of such plugins not only help you sell your own selected ads but also help with managing Google AdSense, because you’re in control of where the ads are placed and how they are presented so they don’t annoy your audience. Every time a blog visitor clicks on one of the ads featured, you receive a set amount and you can track this in via your ads accounts.
Sponsored Blog Posts
You can be paid to promote a brand on your blog site. You can contact the companies for the sponsorship of their products or services and highlight what you can offer them. Advertisers lookout for appealing sites with sound traffic where they can gain enough exposure and popularity. Make sure you pitch them the advantages you can offer with advertising on your site and that you charge reasonable fees for that.
You can sign up with the companies that pay you for writing reviews on your blog about their products or services. Some companies pay you directly and some give freebies, so check the authenticity of the company you’ll be dealing with beforehand.
Anyone can get online and start earning with blogging with a WordPress blog hosting control panel that offers various effective blog management options. And with the strategies and tips outlined in this article, it shouldn’t take you too long to become a successful blogger. Good luck!