How to Set up and Monetize a WordPress Blog
Starting your very first WordPress blog to create passive income is a daunting task with many steps involved. Have no fear, we have your back with our step-by step guide. If you ever feel stuck, contact us for help anytime!
Step 1: Get Hosting
You will first need hosting and we highly recommend Bluehost who have been around for over 13 years. They are an extremely trustworthy and reliable hosting company with 24/7 live support.
Step 2: Select your plan
Bluehost offers a variety of plans to suit your specific needs, complexity and scale. You can always upgrade your plans at any time. Choose any plan to get started.
Step 3: Sign Up
Enter your domain name or use an existing owned domain name. Take your time and don’t rush, choose a domain name that is memorable and easy to type.
Step 4: Enter your account and package Information
Securely enter your account information and customize your hosting package,
Step 5: Set your password
Create your secure password.
Step 6: Log into your cPanel
cPanel, long for control panel is a graphical interface which simplifies the many functions of your site hosting. Now, Let’s get under the hood!
Step 7: Install WordPress
Bluehost allows you to install WordPress in just a few clicks:
Step 8: Choose a premium theme to instantly give your site credibility.
Check out Themeforest for fast, mobile responsive themes for any kind of site.
Step 9. Login to WordPress
Step 10: Start customizing and creating posts!
WordPress is easy to use but like learning anything new, will require time and practice. If you ever get stuck, check out Reddit or the many WordPress resources on the internet. Chances are if you have an issue or question, it’s been asked and answered before.
The biggest mistake new bloggers make is worrying about monetization before their blog has any traffic. Focus on building your audience, social and organic traffic sources before adding banner advertisements.
Step 11: Sign up for Monetization Partners and refine your Strategy
Check out some of our most popular monetization resources or contact us for a customized monetization strategy.
- Display Ad Network List
- Mobile Ad Network List
- Native Ad Network List
- Tips for Managing Monetization
- Header Bidding Guide for Dummies
- Digital Advertising Formulas Cheat Sheet
Remember, the ad tech ecosystem is very complex and you should always do thorough research before starting a partnership with a new vendor. Here are some more tips on how to Monetize a WordPress Blog