So, you wanna learn how to start a blog from scratch for free and become a blogging Warrior, huh? Well, you’ve definitely picked the right place!
I’m not just gonna show you how to build a “profit-ready” WordPress website in 30 seconds (YES, in half a minute!!), but also show you a platform which provides you with the tools, training, and support for turning your blog into a real money-maker.
Now, how does that sound, my beginner buddy?
But before we get down to the nitty-gritty and take the plunge…
What is a Blog & How Does One Work?
In Layman’s terms, a blog is a website that’s regularly updated with conversational style content.
The great thing is that you don’t need to hold a master’s degree in English literature or become the next J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter novelist) to become successful.
You simply share your thoughts, opinions, and facts on particular topics as well as products/services.
If you can have a conversation with a friend in Starbucks or even update your Facebook status and engage with friends on social media, then you have what it takes to become a blogger.
But the most important aspect of blogging is that you must be truly “passionate” about your chosen subject if you are to soar like an eagle, which I’ll discuss in more detail in a jiffy.
Why is it Important to Start a Blog?
In this day and age of affiliate marketing, it’s essential to have your own platform (presence on the web) if you’re gonna stand a chance at making a single dime.
Yeah, affiliates can SPAM their friends/family and social media groups to death with affiliate links, but it’s not gonna work because the web has evolved since the 90s.
Today, people want “VALUE” from you. They need solutions to their problems.
The only way to deliver that value is by consistently writing “high-quality” and engaging blog content that helps your audience, which in turn builds your brand and authority, and can lead to a full-time monthly income.
It may seem like a daunting process. But trust me, blogging is easier than you think. It’s super-duper FUN! 🙂
Are you ready to get started as a blogger?
Firstly, Choose a Direction For Your Site
The first important step to do before any other task is to decide on a direction for your blog.
If you don’t know where you’re heading in the online business world, you’ll simply fill your blog with all sorts of random low-quality content on various subjects and fail miserably.
So, it’s essential to choose a “niche” which is basically a topic that you’re interested in or passionate about. Heck, it could even be a hobby during your spare time.
The most successful bloggers and affiliate marketers are passionate about their online businesses and helping folks. So find something you LIKE or LOVE to do.
If you’re stuck and need more guidance – Learn how to find a niche here.
Build Your New Blog in 30 Seconds Flat!
And I’m not kidding either!
For starting your new blog, I highly recommend using the SiteRubix Website builder, which between you and me, is “the” best platform for getting your WordPress blog built easily, efficiently and quickly (in a matter of seconds).
But SHH, keep our little secret under your hat because we don’t want other bloggers getting jealous now, do we?! 😉
Here’s how to build your blog in 5 simple steps. Let’s start the timer!
STEP #1 – Create a Domain Name
Your domain name must reflect the niche you’ve chosen.
Then simply hit the “Build My Free Website!” button.
However, don’t worry if your domain is, for example:
Your free SiteRubix subdomain is just gonna be a placeholder for now until you get your game face on.
STEP #2 – Choose Your Website
Since you’re just getting started, you’ll want to build your site using “On a free domain” option.
You’ll have the option of connecting your own .COM domain to your website later on.
STEP #3 – Give Your Site a Title
The title of your website can be same name as your domain to keep things really simple.
For example purposes, I named mine:
STEP #4 – Choose Your Design
There are literally 3,000+ templates to pick from for your WordPress blog!
Talk about being spoilt for choice, hey?
However, don’t spend hours-upon-hours searching for that one “perfect” theme because your goal is to get your blog live on the web.
Just select a basic white theme without the fancy bells and whistles for now because you can return to your website and change your template at any time.
STEP #5 – Build it!
Once you’ve chosen your design, hit “Click Here to Build This Site” and watch the magic happen.
Then, Voila! You have a WordPress blog automatically built within just seconds!
It’s a piece of cake, wouldn’t you agree?
Yeah, you may have a bare-bones blog, but you’ll be able to craft it into something beautiful (like my blog: Zero To Affiliate Hero) over time by adding plenty of content and imagery.
Now, Time For The Ace up my Sleeve!
The thing with many “blog startup” guides that you find on Google, Pinterest, and other places on the web is that they don’t give you the full picture when it comes to actually turning your blog into a “profitable” business.
The whole idea of starting a blog in the first place is so you can make a sufficient amount of money from affiliate marketing, right?
And for that to happen, you need successful mentors who will grab you by the hand and walk you through the whole process of blogging step-by-step, certain tools and services, and also a community for support when the going gets tough.
So to start a blog is one thing, but turning it into a life-changing income is a whole different ball game, in my book.
But today is your lucky day because this is where the “Wealthy Affiliate community” comes into play!
What I kinda forgot to mention (OOPS, my bad!) is that when you get your free WordPress blog via SiteRubix, you automatically join the WA community as a free starter member.
What does that mean exactly, huh?
Kyle – one of the WA co-founders gives you 10 free step-by-step “task-based” video lessons on learning the basics of affiliate marketing and getting your blog set up properly and optimized for SEO.
Can you say “EEK?”
In addition, you’ll get the opportunity to mingle with a community of over 1.3 MILLION WA members (WordPress bloggers, affiliate/internet marketers) for a short while and also test drive some other services.
If you enjoy your experience inside the community as a free member and you’re serious about taking your blog to a whole new level that enables you to generate a full-time income, then WA PREMIUM is for you.
As a PREMIUM member, you’ll UNLOCK access to the entire WA platform.
You’ll get advanced step-by-step training, 24/7 live support, tools, and services (including the best blog security and super-fast hosting available).
You also have the option of purchasing your own website domain using WA’s very own domain service.
WA will even hook it up to your blog automatically for you too!
I’m sure you’ll agree that mountainbikingforadults.com looks so much more professional than mountainbikingforadults.siterubix.com, huh?
Plus domains are available at highly competitive prices inside WA.
It’s a real “WINNER, WINNER, Chicken Dinner”, in my opinion! LOL.
OK, Let’s Wrap it up…
Starting a blog from scratch is an extremely easy and quick process when you have the right guidance and use a platform that keeps things really simple.
The absolute best thing about using SiteRubix to build your WordPress blog and becoming a part of the WA community is that you have access to EVERYTHING needed for building a successful blog, all under one umbrella.
There’s none of this “go to that site for a domain/hosting”, “go to this place for training”, “go there for support”, and “go here for a keyword tool“, blahdy blah.
That way of blogging turns out to be a costly and time-consuming game!
SiteRubix + Wealthy Affiliate is all you need for starting and building a profitable blog, the efficient and cost-effective way.
Wishing You a Lucrative Blogging Journey…
Your Friend, Neil 😀
If you have any questions or thoughts on getting a blog up and running, we’d LOVE to hear your comments below…