How To Start a Blog and Make it Successful (make money!)

Today, I am going to show you one of the best ways to make money in 2019. If you are looking for a get rich quick scheme, please look elsewhere. If you believe in building a business where you can eventually quit your job & make a full time income, read on.hat's the secret? There is none. It's right under your nose and you probably don't know it. If you have an interest in something, it can be anything; music, fitness, healthy eating, spear chucking, whatever it is - there's an affiliate program for that.

The key is to match your interests, something you like, with a product and then just talk about it. This is what makes millions of dollars a day online and it's all about affiliate marketing. You can get started today by creating your own blog and I am going to show you how. My guidance is free, you just need to spend a couple bucks a month to host your blog.

Blogging is what has made me a lot of money. I write blogs on things that interest me that I know interest others. This blog is just one of them because I do very well in ecom and affiliate marketing, so this blog talks specifically about that.

You can start your  money-making venture for only a few dollars a month and i'm going to include discount pricing from Bluehost right in this article to get you started.

This article is going to teach you how to create a website in just about 5 minutes flat.

Here is what we are going to discuss:

  1. How to get hosting
  2. Choosing your domain name
  3. Install wordpress
  4. Make your first post

Step 1 - Get Hosting 

I suggest getting Bluehost but any reputable hosting company will do. Just make sure you research them first. Since I like Bluehost, I will use them as the example to show you how to set up your blog.

Set Up Your Hosting Account

Once you are at the Bluehost page, click the green button " Get Started Now"

You are then going to be presented with three options - Basic, Plus and Prime. If you are just going to set up one website, then basic will work. If you want to set up more than one, choose the Plus plan.

step 2 - Choose Your Domain

If you have not registered a domain with a registrar yet, then under "new domain" choose the domain you want. Keep in mind if it is not available you'll need to select a different one. If you have a domain already registered, enter it in the "I have a domain field". The name you choose is very important as it can't be changed so definitely think here. You can either go for an EMD "exact matched domain" or for a branded domain.

To give you an example, if you want to build a blog on cat training, an "EMD" domain would be something like "". The benefit here is that if it is available your site will rank easier for that keyword because it is in the url and it most likely gets a lot of searches. However, understand that you could run into over-optimization problems with SEO if you don't know what you are doing.

A branded domain using this niche example would be - "" - see the difference? If you are new, I would personally start with a branded domain. just include the topic somewhere in the url like above.


Next, you are going to fill in your account information. Make sure the email address is correct because some important information will be sent to this email and you will need this.

You will then see "Package Information"

Here, there are several options. My suggestions are to only check the box "Domain Privacy Protection". If you don't care about your personal details being visible, then you can keep this unchecked and save yourself a little bit of money. However, if privacy is important to you, you should keep this checked. To see how your details are made available online, go to and enter in a domain name to see what information is revealed. If it is private, you won't see any personal details. If it is not private, well, you'll see for yourself. I suggest you go for private.

step 3 - Install WordPress

After you have completed your registration, check your email for the required documentation and welcome email from Bluehost. Look for the "Cpanel" login and go to that link. Once it loads, you'll see a page that looks like this. Look for "install WordPress" as indicated above with the red arrow.


Next, click the two green boxes. Then you are going to enter in your site name, username and password. For the site name, this will be what your site is going to be called. For example, Mary's Blog. For the username, this can be anything but I would suggest you use a first name, this name will show up in posts so use a name that makes sense here. In this case, Mary would be the best option for a username. Next, choose a password. Record all this information down.


bluehost hosting setup

You will then click the green box "Install Now." You'll get an email confirmation with all the details.

Look for "yoursitename/wp-admin" - copy that and paste it into your browser.

After that you will get a login screen. This is where you will enter in the username you chose, along with your password.

After that, your dashboard should be presented in front of you and should look like this:


step 4 - Make Your First Post

On the left side of the page is all your dashboard settings. Look for "Posts" and then "Add New" - click add new. Your page will open up to a new page where you can make your first post.

Enter in Your Title, Followed by an article in the text box.

Make sure your content is original and not something you copied and pasted off the internet. You may face a penalty by Google if you do this.



Once you have entered your title and content and have it set the way you like it, simply click "Publish" at the top right.

At this point, you have created your website and your first post!

Visit your site to see how it looks. It will look something like this:


my first wordpress website and post


And... You're Done!

This is the first step of creating a website, there's still a lot more to do and it's important that you start your website off on the correct foot.

You should already know the niche you are in so it is time to find yourself an offer to promote that ties in with it. You can either google your product+affiliate program, for example if you are in the basketball niche, google "basketball techniques affiliate program" and see what comes up.

You can also go to and find an offer. These are the two most simple ways to find an affiliate program and great for beginners.

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