Let’s recoup and see if we are together. In step one, we brainstormed and chose our niche, where we are going to dominate based on our strengths and weaknesses, mostly our strengths because blogging is enough challenge without learning a whole new subject. Therefore, we decided, if you are an engineer, you might pick a subject such as some mathematics equation discussions to stump people who think they’re really good at mathematics and then explain to them everything… If you are a surgeon by training you might touch on how to operate on the brain while keeping the patient awake, you know, nothing earth shattering. All we are stressing on is that ideally, your blog is on something that you are knowledgeable in, because learning about the intricacies of blogging in itself will take a few hundred hours. Niche, well in…
The second step was selecting a perfect domain name and finding out to your dismay that a speculator registered it ten years ago but he is willing to sell it to you at $50,000. Or to rent it to you at $20,000 per year. Much to our dismay as we looked for our perfect name, we did in fact discover that there are people in a roaring profitable business renting out domain names. Press pass because we want to spend all of $12 or thereabouts because we are on a steep learning curve. Someday, when we are more confident, we can invest $35,000 in our perfect name. Tied to this, we suppose you have been taken in by a good host. Hosting ranges in price from free to $1,000 per month! Yes, do your research. Some hosts will charge you $3 and then charge $$$ for security, for name protection, for a cpanel… whereas others will give you all the bells and whistles for as little as $5. Do your research and don’t get bamboozled by all the technical upsells. Remember that hosts are also in business to make money. Tell me, do you know many people who buy that extra protection at $7 for the hot water kettle that you just paid $15 to purchase? I am a risk taker. I will take the kettle without the extra warranty and insurance. It’s for the same reason that I pay $6 or thereabouts for ten websites at Siteground, for whom I have recently become an affiliate. Woohoo!
Moving along to step 3, your almost perfect domain name purchased and hosting for a year in place it is now time to install the software that will run your website. There are plenty on offer, most of them free to choose from. It all depends on your needs and end goal. You may choose between WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Wiki, Woocommerce… There are too many options to go into depth in this article. However, as new entrants to this market, we are partial to WordPress because it is the easiest to learn. It is a lot like Microsoft Word, if you have used MS Word, it is going to be a breeze. There are plenty of great free books on how to use WordPress and you should read through them at this stage. At least, read the first chapters, which are usually on how to install WordPress and how to write your first article.
We can’t find enough good things to say about WordPress. It is the content management system that runs great blogs including Time, Huffington Post, and many many great blogs and news websites. If it is good enough for Forbes, we say it is good enough for us. But mostly, we love it because of the ease of learning, the many manuals out there which answer every question and the many free plugins which we shall find extremely useful at some point. WordPress really is the fastest and easiest way to create your blog.
Well, that’s it for step 1, 2 and 3. At this point, you technically have an almost ready blog to add content to and start blogging your way to millions of dollars in a year. Your hard work and dedication to this affiliate marketing website is what will give you that passive income.
Let us know how far along you are at this point so we can move on to the next phase. We love reading your feedback.