In this post, we are going to discuss the step by step processes to help you in creating a free blog on blogger.com and how you can start earning money with the blog.
Blogging is one of the best ways one can use to earn money online. And blogger or Blogspot is a free service provider by google. It is one of the most used blogging platforms on the internet, though there are other more alternatives like WordPress.
Many people have made blogging to be their main profession and are making good money from it. here are a few examples
labnol.org aka Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal. This is a blog that has been there for more than a decade providing digital inspiration, and internet sources say that the earnings per month are $440000 to $45000. The primary source for this blog is from the UK, US, and India.
shoutmeloud.Com by Harsh Agarwal from India who writes about blogging and how to make money online, the estimates per month are $35000 from this blog.
Missmalini.com by Miss Malini from India who writes about Bollywood. It is estimated that she earns about $30000 per month.
we guarantee that you can be able to earn as much as this online, and it is only possible if you work hard because these people mentioned above took time to work on the blogs.
choosing your blog topic
The topic of the blog is the most critical factor. You can choose any topic you want you should ensure that you are willing to explore that topic fully. You should ask yourself these two questions after selecting your topic.
1 Am I passionate about this topic?
2 Does this topic audience?
If you get valid answers, then you are ready to go and follow the next step, but you can take the time to decide since this is very important.
choose your blog name
The blog name should give an explanation dog is all about and should also be easy to remember. Ensure that it is unique like your email username. For example, yourblogname.blogspot.com what is the URL of your blog. It will initially be a subdomain of blogspot.com, but you can still buy and set up your custom domain later, first you must ensure that your blog name is unique so that the process of getting a custom domain will not be a problem.
suggestion for custom domain
we will recommend you to buy a custom domain for the blog that you want to set up, but since we are using zero investment, that is optional.
When you create your Blogspot, you will be given a subdomain which is owned by, and that be transferred anywhere until when you purchase a custom domain. this is where you can convert to other platforms like, but you will not lose your existing visitors on the blog
But you still have to buy a custom domain once you start earning from your blog. You should do it for a few mounts before you add your custom domain to your blog because of SEO reasons.
create your free blog in Blogspot
Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your blog on Blogspot. Com you make your first blog post.
1 Go to blogger.com or Blogspot and sign in using your google account
2 enter your blog title or Blogspot URL that you want to use
Blog title of your blog is the name that will appear in the header of your blog and the URL is the subdomain of your blog. This should be in small letters without space. You can choose any template from the ones listed.
4 create your first post
once you finish the two, you will be redirected to your blogger dashboard, and there you can select New Post and write your first blog.
5 fill the post title, article body, format and the style of your blog post
The title of the post is significant because it carries more weight than any other text in a page regarding search engine optimization. Ensure that you use all the essential keywords that users may search for. Write your first car article in the area of content and ensure you use the formatting options that are placed above the content area.
6 publish your blog post
Click the button publish that is placed parallel to the title box. by now you have created your website and published your first article, you can go ahead and view your blog and the post you have created. You can click on view post, or enter the address URL of your blog.
Driving Traffic to Your Blog
This is considered one of the hardest part of every blogger’s journey. Your task of setting up and running a blog is not accomplished until you drive people to see your blog.
How then should you drive traffic to your blog?
You can use these simple methods.
Facebook and Twitter play the major roles when you are choosing the social media platform. So it is advisable for you to create your brand pages on Facebook and Twitter. There are two types of promotions that you can do to your Facebook and Twitter pages to help you get traffic.
Organic – This is where you Invite all your family and friends to like and follow your page.
Paid – This is where you start to promote your page using Facebook and Twitter ads. Facebook ads and twitter ads work well if done correctly.
Facebook is the most used and offers a consistent source of traffic by many publishers. The only thing to keep in mind is People Engagement.
Start Making Money With Facebook From Day One!
Whether you are going to use paid promotions or not, that doesn’t matter, you must ensure that you keep your page interactive by posting a lot of user-engaging content, these can be photos, videos or messages that will keep them posted instead of just posting links to your article.
By having a number of page likes on your Facebook page it does not matter at all if your page is not interactive by posting user engaging content every now and then.
Say you have 3000-page likes on Facebook and you are posting a video or a photo to your page. What happens next?
There is something known as the Facebook News Feed Algorithm. This ranks Facebook posts based on user’s interest. There will be other thousands of posts that will be on the queue to a user’s Newsfeed. So getting your post to appear to all page liker’s news feed is something that is almost an impossible job.
That is the reason why we emphasize the need for people engagement. If you spend a lot more time on your page’s post, then your future posts will have better chances to appear on news feed.
Twitter is another social media alternative you can use for Facebook. Hashtags on Twitter plays a major role in. If you are posting viral content with its appropriate hashtag, then you will get good reach irrespective of the number of your followers.
But don’t solely depend on Twitter since it does not have great potential, unlike Facebook.
Use a site that can give you all the twitter trends of the region you want to target and use the hashtag to post your viral content. There are so many such sites such as trends24.in
I believe you have some knowledge of the term Search Engine.
Without using Google and Facebook, most people won’t realize the existence of the Internet.
Hence, it does not come as a surprise that the majority of us don’t know any search engine other than Google.
Forget the other search engines and focus mainly on Google since others have a minority of the search engine market share compared to Google.
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization is a technique that is used to optimize our website to help you get higher rankings in Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo etc.
Search engine traffic is one of the most lucrative free traffic you can ever get. This is the crucial point where each and every blogger struggles.
Let us tell you a simple overview of how a search engine ranks websites.
Search engines, mainly Google, ranks web pages based on two main factors
Both of these factors are very important.
How do the search engines find out whether a web page is reputable or not?
There are many aspects that are involved in finding a reputation of a website. The Page rank is one of the most important factors that is used to find out the reputation and it is calculated based on the number of backlinks that come to your blog.
Reputation is measured by search engines by calculating how many other similar websites are talking about your website through linking to your blog URL.
This is basically finding out whether your website is relevant to what the user searched or not. Let us say for example a user searches for “top blogging tips”, here the relevance signal analyses whether your site has enough content that is related to blogging tips.
However, the reputation occupies the first place followed by relevance signal.
This is the simplest form of explanation on how search engines rank websites. Many other things have changed lately in determining reputation and relevance. We cannot stick to the old way of backlinks and other signals to help rank our website on Google alone. A lot goes in place.
Of course, backlinks is still one of the most prominent signals but the approach towards the calculation of backlinks has now changed a lot from what it was in the past.
Tips to get the most out of Google and rank higher
Great content is like the key to this kingdom.
Many people say great content is enough but nobody will tell you what they mean by great content. When we say great content, we actually mean content that is unique, comprehensive and also well researched.
Put all your time on doing extensive research and produce a great piece of content that your competitors cannot even come up with.
Build your brand to be strong in using social networks.
Building your brand in social networks like Facebook helps you gain reputation in the eyes of Google and this will better your ranking.
Create a Facebook page and get people engaged by regularly posting lot of great photos and videos. Article links hardly get shared of social platforms; therefore, make good use of videos and photos.
Facebook videos have a higher engagement rate than photos.
If you can create a short video you can use it to promote your article then you can reach a great number of people.
Spend around five to ten dollars on Facebook ads to get initial traction. Choose boost post option to boost your posts relevant to your niche. Many people boost the page but that will not work better than boosting a post.
Make good use of Pinterest to share any images related to your article.
Vertical images usually work best in Pinterest. This is because they have a larger surface for the use to see what you have posted and they will be prompted to click and see.
If your pin goes viral, then your related article will easily gain traffic from Google.
Help people online by providing value.
Make great use of websites like quora to answer questions that people ask and share your blog link when needed. Don’t spam. Provide value.
Read other people’s blogs in your niche and share your feedback in their comments section.
Paste your link where it is needed. Again don’t spam your links. It should be valuable to the website owner and congratulating them for the great article; otherwise, they will mark your comment as spam.
Link to other websites that are useful in your article.
Many bloggers mistake that if they provide link to their competitors they will not do well in Google. That is not true. Actually, linking other useful articles to yours helps Google understand your content easily.
But don’t link to the same kind of article as the one you are writing; you should link to similar articles not the same one.
Say you are writing about the list of online jobs, you should link to a jobs portal instead linking to another list of online jobs.
Once you link an article to yours, email the website owner and share with them your article link mentioning that you have linked your article to their webpage. If they find it useful, they will link back to you or at least they will share your link to their social platforms.
Quality over Quantity.
This is a very important piece of advice that many bloggers fail to follow. Publishing one article a week will be good but it should have great content and engage the readers.
Register your website on Google search console/webmaster to monitor clicks and impressions.
Improve the articles that are performing poor in your blog. Update the existing articles that are getting more impressions but are making less CTR.
Create your page on Google+ and ensure you update your links regularly.
This helps to gain traffic from Google after a period of time.
Internal link structure is essential.
Ensure your website hierarchy is in a good shape. All the pages in your blog should link to a homepage and all the category pages.
In-article links have greater value than any other links.
This means that you should link to an article in another related article.
Monetization can be done through several techniques. We will cover a few of these basic techniques here.
Making money through ads online require a high amount of traffic to make a good income from it whereas affiliate marketing only needs targeted traffic (not necessarily high). It is better to fully concentrate on affiliate marketing initially since you will get less traffic.
There are two main options to get advertisements for your blog. One is to choose from a wide range of third-party ad publisher programs like Google Adsense, Media.net etc.
The second one is to get direct advertisements. Direct advertisements may be really hard to obtain when you are starting. So, we will discuss the first one – Ad publisher programs.
Google Adsense and Media.net are the best two ad publisher programs you can use to monetize your blog. We recommend Google Adsense over Media.net.
Google Adsense is the best way you can use to monetize your blog but to do so, you should have an approved Adsense account. Approval of your Adsense account may be difficult until your blog gets some traffic.
You should ensure to comply with all their terms and conditions before submitting for an application.It is advisable to apply for your AdSense account only when you get some traffic to your blog.
How Google Adsense works?
In simple terms, whenever an internet user clicks on an ad placed on your blog, you’ll get some money from Google. There are many other factors that may influence your earning potential.
We will discuss a few major Adsense optimization techniques in the following section. Please ensure that you read Adsense terms and conditions properly. If you click on your own ad, AdSense may ban your account.
You can also login to your Adsense dashboard to check Adsense earnings. You will get payment in your bank account once you reach the payment threshold of $100 USD.
AdSense terms you should know.
Cost per click determines how much get paid for a click that happened on an ad. AdSense is mainly a CPC network, so much of your earnings are much dependent on CPC. CPCs are random, differs from one ad to other.
Geographical location also affects your CPC to a great extent. For example, The American countries have greater CPC than Asian countries. Hosting niche also has a greater CPC than a Beauty niche.
An impression represents a single viewed ad on your blog. If your ad is viewed by 1000 people, then you are said to have 1000 impressions.
Also remember, impressions are different from page views. You can have two or more ad units on a single page of your blog. So a page view is equal to three impressions (assuming you have 3three ad units placed in a single page).
Revenue Per Thousand Impressions (RPM)
This represents revenue that you earned from thousand impressions. Page RPM represents revenue obtained from 1000 page views.
This is a percentage of how many clicks happened over the number of impressions delivered. The formula to obtain CTR is the number of times an ad is clicked divided by the number of times the page or ad unit is viewed.
Google AdSense Optimization Techniques
There are several factors that may influence your earnings such as the niche, Geographical location, domain authority etc. We should optimize our ad units to get the most out of AdSense.
There is no limit on the number of ad units that one can have on a page but AdSense restricts users from the loading ad units if you don’t have enough content.
If you have 4000 words article, then you can have six to eight ads in one page. So, place a reasonable number of ads according to the amount of content you have on your page.
Always do an experiment on ad slots by changing Content, In Article, Infeed and Link ad units to find out which ad units are doing better.
The content unit usually has a high CPC while link unit tends to have high CTR. You can decide which one of these to choose only after thorough experimentation. Sometimes you need to use both at different places.
You should also place ads where your visitors spend a lot of time. If your visitors spend a lot of time in the content area, you should include your ads in between the content.
Geographical Location of your visitors is very much important. You should concentrate more on getting visitors from American countries like the US, Mexico, Canada to help you get higher CPC.
Also, remember to link related posts in each and every article to increase page views per visitor.
Media.net is also one good alternative to Google AdSense. But you need to have good traffic before you can apply for a Media.net publisher account. Once you have some good traffic, follow these steps below to apply for a media.net publisher account.
Enter your name and website address
Wait for few days to get approval
You can place ads after getting approval. US and UK traffic is crucial in getting higher revenue in Media.net.
Affiliate marketing is also a great way to monetize your blog. You need to promote links products or services in your blog in order to make money.
Whenever a purchase is made through your link, you will get a certain percentage of commission. This process of marketing products and services is called Affiliate Marketing.
To earn affiliate income, you should promote products or service related to your niche. If your niche is about Books, then you should register yourself in a various bookstores affiliate program.
After registration with the respective program, you have to grab affiliate links from respective products and place it in respective posts.
The other good thing about affiliate marketing is Cookie validity period. If it has a 90 days cookie period, then your visitor can purchase the product or service within the 90 day period.
This will ensure a guaranteed commission.
You will also get paid for whatever thing they purchase through your link irrespective of the linked product/service.
If you follow these steps above, you should start getting some traffic to your blog within the first four months.
If traffic comes, you should use it to earn through affiliate links. And also, you can apply for an AdSense account. Once it is approved, you will now have two ways to earn from your blog.
We hope that this article explains all the necessary information you needed to make money through blogging. Please let us know if you have any further suggestions using the comments section given below. Also, Subscribe to our blogging newsletter to get future updates about blogging.