Category: Money

Simple Ways to Make Money in 2019

I am certain that everyone would be very eager and ready to welcome the New Year with joyful hearts and smiling faces. Even I’m so glad to step in the New Year. Obviously, we all would have so many commitments to fulfill and plans to do, like celebrations, touring, etc.

Furthermore, we would love to enjoy the jiffies we make. But, besides those things, there is another thing we have to look for, and that is nothing but ‘money’.

Not only relatives and friends, but even money should be there to lead our lives without hurdles and frustrations. Henceforth, it is sure that we must pursuit for some ways to make money in the New Year. After all, it is a new year; so, find some new ideas too, to earn money.

You may be familiar with the ways I’m gonna share with you now, yet, the choices I have carefully chosen are selective and simple to make money easily. You can really make money from these jobs without knocking much effort and can certainly improve your savings.

Let’s see them.

1. Start A YouTube Channel

We all know how popular YouTube website is. It is increasing every day and getting familiarity with most of the people in the world. And the good news is that you can earn money from YouTube, by making a YouTube channel and uploading videos in the best way of your own. You can make money and be popular as well.

You don’t need to possess outstanding creative skills to make money from this. Just be flawless in what you know and make videos of them. There is not so much restraint, so, your content may be on several topics like cooking, gardening, fashion, yoga or any other thing. More than the types, how you express is what matters and is very significant.

One more critical thing is that you should have to know and recognize the tastes of the viewers or the audience and make videos accordingly. You can be sanctified with an insane reach if your videos amuse the folks in a great way.

2). Drive

If you have extra time and if you don’t mind then pick this job up. You can do this as a full-time job too. But it is all up to you.

You can be a car driver. The first one is, using your own vehicle, where you are the owner. And the second type is, using other’s vehicle, means you have to work under someone else.

The primary thing would be a great choice, means; if you have your own car then you can drive people around the town or city. No matter, it is a driving or riding, do charge reasonably and make the trip convenient for your clients. You know, you can make hundreds and thousands of dollars for sure. The best part is that you can enjoy music while working.

No worries, if you don’t own any vehicles. You can work under someone and make a decent amount of money too. Be polite, humble and honest, that’s all you will definitely improve your financial situation.

3). Vegetables And Fruits Seller

I can feel that roadside markets are getting a higher level of reach, these days. Apparently, people prefer to buy fruits and vegetable from the roadside markets rather than from sophisticated supermarkets. Then why don’t you take this chance up to grow your finance? Yes, you can. If you have space inside or outside your home, grow vegetables, fruits, greens or flowers or anything and that should be useful and beneficial for others and you too.

You can supply those things regularly to hotels, restaurants or to any other well-known supermarkets to achieve stable and exponential growth. Or you can sell them by creating your own marketplace. The matter is that you should know the strategies and tactics to market your things to see and enjoy a great development in your business. Or you can apply any other method you like.

Whatever may be, grow your plants without harmful chemicals and gain confidence of the people around you and make them sense that your products are worth the money they give.

4). Teach Your Skills

There would be an unquenchable quest for most of us to learn something new. It is just because we all love to learn new things that are creative and easy to do. So, if you have such skill, you can make a wad of cash by teaching that. Adding to that, you can spread your knowledge across the world too.

You may have many kinds of talents like you may be a savvy gardener, impeccable painter, critical thinker, creative designer and so on. If you are sure that you are exceptional in your talent then don’t hesitate to make money from that.

You can make your own center to teach people or can conduct online courses to teach the people. Don’t bother about the medium, you can earn money and will achieve a great happiness that your knowledge will be widely articulated.

5). Get Paid For Your Lovely Photos

If you have a passion for photography then, why should you delay the time to make money from your passion? Capture lovely photos with an creative touch and sell them to the online marketplace to receive a reasonable amount of money. It would be a great thing if you have stock photos to sell.

Websites like Shutterstock and Etsy would be very much helpful for you. I guess the greatest thing would be this if you create your own website to sell photos. The only concern is that you can make a lot and sometimes least too. It is all up to your pictures. Therefore, do your job with excellence.

How to Choose a Profitable Niche in 2019* Beginners’ Guide

Are you blogging because it’s so much enjoyable that you’re forgetting to eat or pay the bills? Or are you blogging to make tons of cash?

Yes! It is possible to do both. In fact, your odds of success as a blogger are better when you love the process while still approaching it like a business.

Nevertheless, numerous people start blogging about a topic that interests them without initially giving any consideration to creating income or building a business from it.

Others intentionally build a site around a topic they know will generate income, but they don’t give two hoots about the topic. They just want to make money.

You will at no time make a decent income with the first strategy. You can make money blogging with the second — but it won’t be sustainable. In due course you’ll grow bored with the work, and it will influence your ability to grow your business.

I know this because I’ve tried both strategies — separately and together. I’ve built sites just based on fun and enjoyment, and I’ve eventually had to backtrack and rethink my plan to make the blog profitable (which is very time-consuming) or abandon the project altogether.

I’ve also created sites just with the idea of making money, but without any real connection to the topic, and my interest and commitment faded quickly.

Most of the possible ways for the success of a site occurs in the planning phase, before you choose a name, buy a domain name, decide on a blog design, or write the first blog post.

Finding your blogging niche is an art and a science that requires careful thought, research, and planning.

A niche – in simple terms – is the general topic matter that you write about. It’s the passion or main theme of your blog. When you have a niche, all your posts revolve around that main theme, and that’s essentially all you talk about.


# 1. Identify your Interests and Passions.

The first step in coming up with the perfect niche is making a list of what you are passionate about. What ideas would make you thrilled to go to work every day? If you are passionate about your business, you will more likely to put all of your time and energy into it.

This sounds so basic, but it really makes all the difference. Don’t just pick a niche because you’re “kind of interested” in it; to be sustainable, it should ideally be something you can see yourself being passionate about for at least 5 years*.

Finding an area that you’re both well-informed about and that you love is the sweet spot for classifying your niche. I personally did this with my productivity calendar and it’s done very well for me.

It’s also significant to think about which areas you have distinct skills or experience in. What do people often tell you you’re good at? What’s your training or education in? What special skills or knowledge have you developed through your work?

This requires spending hours every day reading, researching, and writing about your topic, answering reader’s questions, guest posting, and talking about your subject on social media.

You will set more hours into your business and effort into your website, store, or office, making it a success. Find out what you love to do and what problem you want to be the one to have a solution in order to become a success in your niche.

This doesn’t mean that you need to find a perfect fit. If you are passionate about some aspect of running the business, you will stick with it. If you don’t care about the topic, you may not be able to find the drive within to continue.

If you don’t love the topic, if you don’t feel passionate about it, sooner or later you’ll want to chew off your own foot to escape the boredom. You can’t sustain that amount of work around a subject that doesn’t make you froth at the mouth with enthusiasm.

Business isn’t easy, and at some point, it will test you. If you are working in an area that you don’t care about, your chances of quitting will greatly increase — especially as a first-time business owner.

Here are a few prompts to help you determine what your interests and passions are:

  • How do you like to spend your free time? What do you look forward to doing when you aren’t doing it?
  • What magazines do you subscribe to? What topics do you like to learn about most?
  • What clubs or organizations do you belong to?

Is this something you love to do in your free time, or that you’d do even if you weren’t getting paid for it?

This could be a great option for your niche. To become an authority blogger, one who is viewed as having credibility, integrity, and depth of knowledge, you need to become an expert in your

# 2. Identify the Problems It can  Solve

With your list of topics in needle, you’re ready to start narrowing down your choices. To generate a profitable business, you first need to look for problems your target customers are facing, then define whether you can actually solve them. Here are some things you can do to classify problems in specific niches:

  • Have one-on-one discussions or idea-extraction sessions with your target market. Make sure to find or create a outline for asking questions that helps you uncover pain points.
  • Scrutinize forums. Search Quora, or find forums related to your niche, then take a look at the dialogs that are taking place. What queries are people asking? What problems do they have?
  • Research keywords. Explore different keyword combinations on Google Trends and Google AdWords’ keyword planner. This can help you reveal popular search terms related to pain points.

# 3. Determine the  Profitability of Your  Niche

You should now have a pretty good idea of what niche you’re going to get into. Maybe you haven’t narrowed your list down to a single topic area, but you’ve likely found a few ideas you feel pretty good about. 

At this point, it’s imperative to get an idea of how much money you have likely to make in your niche. 

You also want to make sure there’s a need for it; or else your work will stay a hobby, never growing into a profitable business.

And one way to start figuring out the market is with some simple keyword research. The Google Keyword Planner is a great tool for this.

Type in some keywords linked to your niche, and see which words and phrases get suggested. 

You can also browse top products in your category. If you can’t find any offers, that’s not a good sign. It might mean that nobody has been able to monetize the niche.

If your search does turn up a decent number of products — but not an excess of products — you’re in luck. Make note of price points so that you can price your own products in a competitive manner.

Also keep in mind that you don’t have to begin your business with a product offering of your own. You can partner with products creators, advertisers and site owners in your niche to begin generating commissions while you’re working on your excellent solution.

# 4. Narrow Your Niche

At this point, you may want to narrow your niche down even more. For example, you may have found that “freelance writing” is a popular niche, but want to see if you can find an even narrower focus for your niche.

One of the best ways to do this is to visit related forums, Facebook groups and sub reddits.

Use a tool like Redditlist to see which subtopics or sub-niches you might want to follow. Just type in your main keywords and scroll through the most popular subreddits to see if any appeal to you.

Dig even deeper by visiting these subreddits, as well as niche groups and forums, to see which topics or questions come up frequently. This could help you further define your niche (e.g., “freelance science fiction writers”), as well as help you come up with additional sub-niches or blog topic ideas for the future.

# 5. Check Your  Competition

The presence of competition isn’t certainly a bad thing. It may actually be showing you that you’ve found a lucrative niche. But you do need to do a detailed analysis of rival sites. Create a new spreadsheet and start logging all of the competing sites you can find.

Then figure out whether there’s still an opportunity to stand out in the crowd. Can you still rank for your keywords? Is there a way to distinguish yourself and create a unique offer? Here are some signs that you can enter a niche and be successful, even if there are already other sites serving it:

  • Low-quality content. It’s easy to outrank your rivalry in a niche where other business owners are not making high-quality, detailed content that serves the audience.
  • Lack of transparency. Many online entrepreneurs have upset entire industries by creating a genuine and transparent presence in a niche where other sites are faceless and overly corporate.
  • Lack of paid competition. If you’ve found a keyword that has relatively high search volume, but little competition and paid advertising, an opportunity definitely exists for you to upset the market.

Keyword research is also vital, but you’ll also want to see for yourself what the competition is like for your niche.

Google some of the keywords you’ve found to see which sites come up on page one. You’ll find one of three things:

  • There are already loads of well-known sites ranking for those keywords. This niche may be oversaturated and it may be better to find one that isn’t quite so popular.
  • There are no sites ranking for those keywords. Be cautious here – this could indicate that there’s lots of opportunity, but more likely it means others have already discovered there’s no market for this niche.
  • There are some sites ranking for those keywords, but they’re generally smaller or low quality. This is generally a good sign that this niche is worth pursuing. There is likely some market for this niche, and the competition won’t be too harsh.

Hats off! At this point you’ve chosen a niche and scoped out the competition. Now it’s time to see if this niche is actually as popular and profitable as you’re hoping.

# 6. Test Your Niche

You are now equipped with all of the information you need to choose a niche, and the only thing left to do is test your idea. 

While the market studies you’ve already done is helpful, testing the market in real-time can really show you whether you’re on the exact track.

One simple way to do this is to set up a landing page for pre-sales of a product you’re developing. You can then drive traffic to this page with paid advertising.

Another way to validate your niche is to study your target market. Promote your survey anywhere you have contact with your target market: in your guest posts, in industry-related groups, on social media, via Google surveys (you can pay Google to promote these for you), etc.

Given what you’ve learned through your PPC testing and surveys, you should now feel confident (or not!) in setting up your niche website and social media profiles.

Even if you don’t get pre-sales, that doesn’t certainly mean that you aren’t in a doable niche. It could be that your messaging isn’t fairly right, or you haven’t found the correct offer yet. By leveraging A/B split testing, you can boost conversions and find out whether or not there is anything stopping your target market from taking action.

Final Thoughts

Once you’ve established the viability of a niche, start developing a full-fledged website. You’ll want to learn how to create a blog, and generate more traffic to your site to boost your revenue and scale up.

While this 6-step process won’t guarantee you’ll be successful in your niche, it should trigger some ideas and give you a great place to start. It will also help reduce the risk inherent in starting a niche site, saving you time, money and frustration.

Are you currently trying to figure out your niche? Are you going to use the strategies above to narrow down your options? Share below!

How to Start a Blog in 2019 *Easiest Step – by – Step Guide for Beginners

Starting a blog is not as tough or as expensive as it seems.

There’s plenty of space on the internet for everyone. Folks love to share thoughts, give shape to their feelings, and maybe even reach a worldwide viewer.

Blogs are super-effective for a couple of reasons. Topmost of them is that 77% of internet users read blogs, so your audience is already out there. Besides, creating a personal WordPress blog isn’t hard to do, so why not try doing it yourself?

Whether you’re trying to build a freelance business, launch a personal brand, earn a living from blogging, or are just passionate and want to pen about a certain subject, there’s nothing I would commend more than challenging yourself to learn how to start a blog today.

Sure, it could get very tricky in the later stage; but generally speaking, blogging is achievable for every person who has a computer with an Internet connection.

By showing interest to read this post, you have disclosed that you are serious about blogging and working hard to learn the methods to start a blog. This article will give you step by step approach to start your blogging career.

In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to create your own blog with no technical experience required. Which you can replicate to build a blog much bigger than my blog.

I promise it’ll be simple and easy to understand.

Read this ultimate guide on how to start blogging and see where you are today to take actions.

Benefits of Blogging to You

People blog for various reasons. Blogging can help you become a better writer, can make you some money on the side, or give you a platform for sharing your ideas.

Here are the most common reasons why people start a blog and the benefits of blogging.

  • It’s the sturdiest device to boost your online presence.
  • As a resume for highlighting expertise.
  • As a way to express creative ideas.
  • It helps you to recognize more about your passion/interest.
  • You make money by utilizing your skills and services.
  • To earn money as a side hustle – or even as a career.
  • You build your online identity and trust.
  • You become an expert in your industry.
  • To market or advertise a business.
  • You make strong relations with your clients.
  • As a way to network with people sharing a common interest.
  • You help the world by writing articles on your blog.
  • To share information with others that want to learn a new skill.
  • You educate people about your products/services.
  • People become your devoted readers which give you a strong recognition worldwide.
  • To make a difference by sharing political and social issues.
  • You have money and time freedom.
  • You become more confident.

Common Topics that People Blog

Sometimes thinking out what to blog about is the hardest part. Fortunately, we have some great ideas to get you started:

  • Fashion – makeup, clothing, hair, and beauty products.
  • Travel – vacations, best places to visit, your own travels, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Technology – software, programming, web development, web design, and startups.
  • Business – industry updates, real estate, expert tips, and best practices.
  • Content marketing – how to market your business, SEO best practices, email campaigns.
  • Food – recipe sharing, restaurants, kitchen equipment.
  • Finance – industry happenings, ways to make and save money, budgeting.
  • Health and Fitness – sports equipment, nutrition, exercise, dieting, fashion.
  • Lifestyle – gardening, home improvement, organization, travel, survival.
  • Parenting – child development, product reviews, tips for age stages.
  • Instructional – tutoring, how-to’s, guides.
  • Entertainment – humor, memes, video, music, podcasts.

These are the Easiest Steps on How to Start Blogging

Here we are going to read about each and every step which is essential to build a blog.

I have personally gone through each step to build this blog, so I am not going to write anything without my personal experience.

Check each and every point very carefully and help yourself to become a next good blogger.

You’ll need about 30 minutes or so to get started. We suggest building your blog in one session, if possible.

Let’s read it.

# 1. Identify your Niche

Related : How to Choose a Profitable Niche

There are many different reasons people start blogs.

Some people blog as a hobby. Some blog to expand their business reach online. Some wish to make more money and see blogging as the platform to do that.

Most individual bloggers started a blog because they have a passion for the topic and they have something to say. Also, they believe that they can make money from this subject, either through selling memberships, selling products, or through advertising.

They also believe they can make money from this subject, either through selling memberships, selling products, or through advertising.

“At whatever stage you are in your life, we all have some special skill sets and passions which derive us.”


So, before you start picking a domain name and theme, you need to figure out what topics your blog is going to cover. What are you going to write about on a regular basis? You may already have an idea in mind, but if not, I advise doing some intense thinking.

Write a list of your passions, hobbies, and dreams, and a second list with your skills, experiences, and areas of expertise. Then start thinking about probable blog post ideas for each topic. If you’re coming up short on article ideas, it’s perhaps not the best topic for a niche.

You’ll want to take a decent amount of time with this step, as your niche is the basis for everything else you’ll do with your blog.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Can I write about my topic without getting fed up/bored?
  • Do I have enough knowledge and passion about my topic?
  • Where I want to see 5 years down the line?
  • Will my blog’s tone be influential enough to fascinate my viewers?
  • Is there any audience for my topic?
  • Can I write for 6 months without worrying about income from my blog?
  • Am I ready to learn too many new things?

Once you have vibrant answers to these questions, you are good to go.

Related : How to Choose a Profitable Niche

# 2. Choose a Domain  Name for your Blog

As soon as you have chosen a niche to be in, it’s time to choose a domain for your blog and make sure that your (future) readers out there are able to find it.

For example, Oganiza.com, Crinklehub.com, Google.com, WikiPedia.com or any name of a website are called domain names.

Companies like Hostinger, GoDaddy, NameCheap, Bluehost are one of the top domain provider companies in the world.

So you’ll have to open any of the websites listed above to find the perfect domain name for your blog.

What is a Domain Name and Why it Matters?

In a nutshell, A domain name is the address of your blog. It tells people (and web browsers) where to find your site.

Your domain name is your blog distinctiveness. This is the URL that people type into their web browser when they want to visit your blog. It is how people find you, the name which clients pass to others.

When you type Oganiza.com into your browser in order to visit a site, that’s the website’s domain name.

When choosing your domain name, pick something that’s unique but will be easy for visitors to remember. As a rule of thumb, the shorter the domain name the better.

Mine is Oganiza.com, for example (Oganiza is my family name).

Here are few guidelines before you register your domain name:

  • Try short name and memorable one: Short names are easy to remember and recommend
  • Be easy to spell (aka “pass the radio test“)
  • Be short and sweet, if possible
  • Never Buy Digits in Domain Name
  • Always Prefer Dot com
  • Try to avoid adjacently Double/Triple Letters

# 3. Pick a Web Hosting  Provider for your Blog

You have selected your domain name.

Now the question is – Where are you going to save your data online?

Your blog will have some texts, images, videos and many other things.

To make your website reachable to other people on the Internet, you need a “host.” The host keeps all your website files safe, secure and makes sure that people can access your site when they click on a link or type in your URL.

A hosting is an online server which helps you to store your data.

“Your domain name will be the name of your website, and all the data of that website will be stored on the server (called as hosting).”

Think of hosting like being your home. When someone comes over (types in your URL), they’ll be able to see all the things you’ve been keeping inside. Having a proper website host is one of the most important investments in starting a successful blog.

As the data is a very vital thing for your blog so you must select the hosting company very wisely.

There are lots of great website hosting services out there for your blog.

But what you should be looking for in all of them is:

  • Speed
  • Features
  • Security
  • Support
  • Track record

My recommendation for newbies is to always start small with a shared web host. In shared hosting – you share the server resources with a number of other users. 

The hosting capacity is smaller than other hosting options (VPS, dedicated, etc) but you’ll pay much lesser (often <$5/mo at signup) and need less technical knowledge to start.

# 4. Choose a Blogging Platform (Content Management System)

To start your blog, you need a blogging platform for your site.

A Content Management System (or CMS) is where you’ll be writing, designing, and publishing your blog posts. A good CMS is simple to use and will help you to add the content on your blog.

While there are various platforms to choose from, we think there’s only one serious choice.

It’s called WordPress.

I am using WordPress for this blog which is one of the top content management systems in the world. In fact, the latest numbers say that over 60% of all blogs run on this CMS, including the websites for Forbes, New York Observer, TED, Thought Catalog, TechCrunch, NBC and others.

Reasons to Use WordPress

  1. It’s 100% free
  2. It’s super-easy to install
  3. There are loads of awesome WordPress themes & plugins available (and most are free)
  4. There are lots of free help online (like at Blogging.com!)
  5. WordPress is simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough for experts
  6. It has infinite customizability with plug-ins and themes
  7. It’s mobile Friendly
  8. It’s great for SEO
  9. WordPress is regularly being updated. As long as you update on time and be careful with themes and plug-ins, you shouldn’t run into many issues
  10. WordPress boasts a huge free, online support community.

Now, one thing you need to be careful of is that WordPress comes in two very different platforms.WordPress.com and  WordPress.org. They have practically the same name, but there are very big differences between the two:

WordPress.Com

  • Is free to use
  • Your site is hosted by Automattic, WordPress’ parent company
    (ie, No web hosting needed)
  • No software to download, install or maintain
  • Themes & plugin selection much, much more limited
  • Doesn’t let you pick a custom domain name (i.e.  yoursite.wordpress.com)
  • Has restricted monetization options (you can’t sell your own ads)
  • Doesn’t let you upload plugins (for email capture and other things)
  • Has limited theme support so you’re stuck with very basic designs
  • You have to pay to remove WordPress branding
  • Limited SEO and analytics

WordPress.Org

  • Software is 100% free…
  • …but you need to pay for WordPress hosting
  • Thousands of WordPress plugins (free and paid) to add features
  • Thousands of WordPress themes (free and paid) are available
  • Fully customizable design, unlimited plugin options, and no branding
  • Total control over your own monetization efforts
  • Powerful SEO features (so people can find your site easier)
  • Let’s you start or add an eCommerce store or membership site
  • Small monthly fee (approx. $46 – $100/year +hosting)

# 5. Installing WordPress

Fortunately, installing WordPress is very simple once you have a web hosting service.

Lucky for you, WordPress is famous for their “5-minute install”.

Well, many hosting companies will even install the blogging platforms for you (look for “one-click installs”). Just follow the step-by-step instructions – you can’t make a mistake!

The only decision you need to make at this stage is to give your blog a name. Don’t worry, you can change it later easily enough (unlike the domain name, which is much more hassle to change).

How to Login To WordPress

Once WordPress is installed, you’ll receive an email with your…

  • Username (“admin” by default)
  • Password (whatever password you entered)
  • WordPress Login URL
    (This will look something like like https://oganiza.com/wp-admin/)

# 6. Find a Perfect Responsive Theme

Now that you’ve got the nuts and bolts of learning how to start a blog and it’s put together, it’s now time to turn this blank canvas into a work of art.

WordPress has hell loads of themes and you can pick the theme as per your blog’s category and install it easily.

Now, you may be speculating if it’s hard to navigate WordPress and I can tell you from experience it’s not. If you can navigate around a Word Document — you’ll be just fine.

When you log in to WordPress, there are some free design templates/themes that you can use to modify your site. However, if you’re willing to spend $35 – $199 you can get sophisticated, professional looking theme that will make you stand out from the crowd. You can either buy a theme from the Marketplace.

Some of my favourite places to find themes for blogs are:

  • Themeforest
  • StudioPress
  • Mythemeshop
  • WordPress Library

Truth is, most individual WordPress bloggers do not create their own blog themes. Rather, what most of us do is to pick a ready-made theme (or a raw theme) and customize it according to our needs.

If this is your first time establishing a WordPress blog, my suggestion to you is to begin with a ready-made theme and tweak it along the way.

Nevertheless, if you’re using a free blogging platform, you’re most likely going to be quite limited in the themes and design options you have.

How to Install A New WordPress Theme

WordPress makes it simple to alter the theme of your website:-

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes > Add New
  2. Now you’ll see all of WordPress’s featured themes. You can pick one of these or search for the names of themes you’ve heard about.
  3. To narrow your search, use the Feature Filter to select the layout, your desired features, and your blog subject.
  4. Once you find a theme you like, you can preview it with your content. If you don’t have any website content or the plugins necessary for the theme, this preview might not look like anything like the final product.
  5. Once you’ve selected a winning theme, just click Install and Activate, and you’re done!

When you are picking your theme, you want to make sure it fits with your goals. For example, if you are writing a professional blog then you will want a formal clean design where as a music blog you will have more license to show off your creativity.

These days you should now been using a responsive design. This means that the design of your blog will adapt to different mobile and tablet screen sizes – which is extremely imperative for usability now that a lot of people are using mobile phones to browse the web.

Here are some suggestions of what to look for when checking out themes:

  • Keep it simple
  • Responsiveness is a must
  • Does it work in different browsers? 
  • Supported plugins.
  • SEO friendliness
  • Support
  • Ratings and reviews

# 7. Install Essential Plugins

If you’re using WordPress as the CMS for your blog, plugins let you increase all kinds of features, like email capture, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), site analytics, ways to enhance your images, increasing page load speeds and more.

The only problem is that, like themes, there are literally thousands of them to choose from. And if you add too many (or poorly built ones) to your blog, it can weigh your site down and make it run slowly.

In my opinion, there are four “must have” WordPress plugins that each blog should have. Go ahead and install these for your blog right away. On the WordPress dashboard, go to “Plugins”, then “Add New” and search for them by name.

  1. Akismet – is one of the oldest plugins that comes along with your WordPress by default. It prevents junk comments filling your blog. It collects all the spam and lets you review it under your blog’s ‘comments’ admin screen. Likewise, it’s free & built by WordPress, Automattic.
  2. W3 Total Cache – It improves the user experience on your site by increasing the server performance, reducing the time taken to download and increases page loading speed.  W3 Total Cache reduces your file sizes so that your blog loads faster for everyone. It’s also by Automattic.
  3. Yoast – It helps you to improve your blog post titles, descriptions, content length and other elements across your entire blog so that you can be found easier by search engines. Which makes it really easy to optimize your blog for search     engines. The more people that can find your content, the better your blog will do. Yoast SEO is a free WordPress plugin that takes care of your SEO optimization.
  4. Jetpack – It is a great multifaceted plugin for anyone who wants to start a personal blog. It automates social media posting by sharing every new blog entry on your social channels.

# 8. Write your First  Post and  Launch Your Blog

Start writing from today itself.

Once you’ve chosen your free WordPress theme and have it installed and activated, all that’s left is to start writing your first blog post. To do that, look for the Posts → Add New option in your dashboard.

High-quality content is crucial to gaining traffic for your new blog. But if your content is simply average, you may not attract much traffic – or even none at all! There are a million blogs on the internet. You need to make yours stand out from the race.

Your blog is nothing without you. All you’ll have to do to make it a blog is start writing today.

No matter how well you are in English, no matter how much information do you have about your topic, and no matter how do you feel about your writing, your blog will grow only and only when you’ll start writing.

With time you’ll start getting writing ideas, and your readers will start appreciating/reading what you say.

Take help from your friends, read further about your subject, pay attention to the newspaper and start collecting the fresh ideas about your subject.

You are just one step away to open the door of blogging for you.

ACT NOW.

Wrapping up

You can create your own content and share it with the world. All your discoveries, all your everyday stories … all can lead to something great. And apart from inserting yourself in nice communities of people who share the same hobbies and interests as you, a personal blog can also lead to improved professional opportunities.

Now, do you know how to start a personal blog? Here’s the outline:

  1. First is to Identify your Niche
  2. Pick a Domain Name for your Blog
  3. Choose Web Hosting Provider for Your Blog.
  4. Select a Blogging Platform (Content Management System)
  5. Install WordPress
  6. Find a Perfect Responsive Theme
  7. Install Essential Plugins
  8. Write your First Post and Launch your Blog

I hope this has been helpful! Do you have any questions about how to start a personal blog on WordPress? Let’s talk about them in the comments section below!