How to Make Money Blogging: A Realistic Guide for New Bloggers

129 Comments

make money blogging

A lot of people are now trying to make money blogging as a way to supplement their current income or craft a new and brave career online.

The problem, however, is that it is really difficult to make any money while a blog is brand new. In fact, it’s something that I get emails about all the time.

So I decided to write a detailed and realistic post about the topic in the hope that it genuinely helps someone out there who is just getting started in this blogging industry of ours.

Let’s jump in!

Finish reading this post…


Starting a Blog: A Complete Guide for Serious Beginners in 2018

225 Comments

Last Updated May 4th, 2018 — Thinking about starting a blog? This is a complete guide designed for those serious beginners willing to work hard to make it successful.

First published four years ago, this post has since helped tens of thousands of bloggers on their journey. It’s now constantly updated with the latest trends, strategies and tips.

I first learned about blogging back in college when I was lucky enough to sell a couple for 5-figures. Since then I’ve been so fortunate to work full time from my couch! I honestly don’t say this to brag, but just to show you how powerful blogs can be for changing your career or revitalizing your existing business.

Today we’re going to look at the quickest set up and hosting, and then move on to some really detailed strategies and tips for how you can make sure your blog succeeds this year.

Let’s jump in!

Finish reading this post…


A Simple Way to Get More Traffic Without Creating New Content

43 Comments

Last week I published a few blogging statistics and one of the main takeaways was that most bloggers still struggle to find readers and traffic.

This is a real shame because all of that hard work writing articles and building beautiful blogs is wasted unless you get people reading them.

I decided to dedicate a bit of time to this issue and will be doing more posts over the next couple of months

Today I wanted to get us started by looking at one simple but very effective way to get more traffic to your blog regardless of your niche or blog’s authority.

Let’s take a look.

Finish reading this post…


Here’s Some New Blogging Statistics for 2018

63 Comments

Do a quick Google search for “blogging statistics” and you’ll find some really good posts. Unfortunately, a lot of them are writing about the same stats from the same studies and surveys.

Today I’ve got a new set of statistics to add to the mix that looks at things like why people start blogs, the goals they’re trying to achieve, the amount of income they make, the challenges they face, etc.

I’m going to update this post every year with new stats, and I’ll also ask other bloggers and websites to do their own surveys so we can cover a bunch of different niches, get a bigger sample size, and more.

Let’s take a look at the graphic summary and then we can talk about some of the insights and what they might mean below.

Finish reading this post…


Do You Work from Home? Make Sure You Do This.

87 Comments

A growing portion of the people that read this site work from home because they want to build their own business, be closer to family, or just explore a new and modern career path on the Internet.

But working from home is a completely different experience from working in an office, and when you do it for the first time you can find the adjustment a little bit difficult.

I have been lucky enough to work full-time from home for almost a decade now, and in that time I’ve learned a few things the hard way. Today’s post, however, is going to be about one specific lesson that I think is extremely important.

Make sure you read to the end for something fun!

Finish reading this post…


Your Blog is More Important Than Ever. Here’s Why.

46 Comments

A lot of people still think that a blog is just a website where people ramble on about their lives. But it’s so, so much more than that.

And while the term “blogging” seems to have fallen out of fashion in recent times, the art of blogging (and all that it means for your career and the online community in general) is more important than ever.

In this post I’m going to share a few thoughts on why this is so, and how we can use our blogs more effectively as tools for ethical profit, social change, and a lot more.

Stick around.

Finish reading this post…


Your Family Won’t Understand Your Blogging Career

54 Comments

Blogging is now a legitimate career option for millions of people around the world who want to do something different with their life.

But, as with any non-traditional work, you have to be prepared for the fact that people won’t understand, and some people will down right try to talk you out of it.

This can be particularly hard when it’s a family member you’re trying to support financially.

In this article I want to take little look at my own experiences dealing with this tricky issue in the hope that it might help someone out there who is just getting started.

Finish reading this post…


How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes: Step by Step

88 Comments

Last updated on April 16th, 2018 — Do you want to learn how to start a WordPress blog the right way? More than 8,500 people have used this tutorial to start theirs! Let’s get yours set up…

Bluehost is where I started my first WordPress blog almost a decade ago. They’ve now put together an exclusive deal for Blog Tyrant readers so I can help you get set up properly as well!

All you need to start a WordPress blog is a domain name and a hosting platform. Once you’ve got that you just install WordPress for free and start blogging!

Let’s dive right in and show you how to start your first self-hosted WordPress blog today. It’s super simple and with this walk-through and video tutorial you’ll be blogging in no time!

Disclosure and quick interruption – I started my first blog on Bluehost and have now partnered with them to get you a big discount rate. If you purchase hosting through one of the links on this post I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. They are a great place to start and I’m happy to promote them!

Finish reading this post…


A Massive Guide on How to Choose a WordPress Theme

36 Comments

Don’t chop and change every few weeks. Learn how to choose the right WordPress theme for your blog the first time around!

While a self-hosted WordPress set up will allow you to change your theme whenever you want, we really want to avoid the common situation where we select a theme and run with it for a little while only to discard it because we realize it’s missing some function.

In this guide we’re going to look at: some important WordPress theme terms, how to install a WordPress theme, how WordPress themes work, what you should look for when selecting one, and how to make sure you choose the right one for your blog’s needs both now and in the future.

It’s my hope that this guide will give you some good ideas on what a good theme looks like. Let’s take a look!

Finish reading this post…


More123...Last »