How To Start Money Making Blog In 2021 | Step-By-Step The Ultimate Guide

Do people actually Have a money-making blog in 2021?

Well, I've made $1000 a month, some make a living while spending as much time as they need with their families and some just start a blog and close it at the end of the first year because they don't even make enough to pay for the next year's hosting.
If you don't want to be one of the last types of bloggers, you need to be very strategic about blogging and making money with your website.

I'm here to share my experience building a blog from zero to over $1000 in monthly income.

Hi! I'm Gaurav Chaudhary From GuideSure and I started blogging about two years ago. By the end of the first year, I've had my first month when I made about 200 dollars with my blog my average monthly income is now about $1000 and my best month so far I made over $1500!

This is the ultimate guide for how to start a MoneyMaking blog in 2021!

Just #7 steps that will make all the difference between a success and a failure
I'll do my best to keep this Article short and nice even though it includes all that I learned about making money with blogs in my two years of experience.

1). The First step is to decide about your niche for the blog. 


Since we're now talking only about profitable blogs and not blogs that are just a hobby we need to look for blog niches that can actually bring your money.

Based on human nature people are always ready to pay for information about health, personal finance, making money online. 

You probably know that Pinterest is my best source of traffic. And I can tell you also which niches work the best for driving traffic from Pinterest - these are home decor and DIY, recipes, parenting, specific diets like paleo, keto, vegan, and others. Lifestyle, beauty and fashion, relationship advice.

And something I want you to keep in mind is that it's very likely that your topic might be changing over time. 

When you start a blog and when you think about a name for your blog, which ideally should have something to do with your niche of course, just don't overthink it. And don't choose a name that is too narrow. I'll explain what I mean. 

For example, if we take diets. A few years ago, everyone was crazy about Weight Watchers diet, then about paleo die, then about the keto diet. And if you pick a name that defines one specific diet, it will make it harder for you to change the direction and start working on content related to other niches. 

2.) The second step: pick your blog name.


Your blog name and domain name essentially is the same thing. And several rules apply to the process of picking a domain name.

First, it should be short and easy to remember. You have to avoid using numbers and hyphens in the domain names. 

I also want to tell you don't use weirdly spelled or misspelled words just because the keyword you wanted to target is not available as a domain name.

Because wrong spelling will always confuse people.
And domain names can be descriptive and they can define the niche or the main topic of your blog. 

They can also be completely unrelated to the niche. They can be just something original that stands out in your niche and your domain name can be just using your own name as a brand.

And the last option is quite convenient by the way when you're not sure what your blog is going to be about. You can put any niche or topic under your personal name, right?

This option doesn't work well if you have a very popular name.
In that case, you will hardly find this domain available But for my blog, it worked fine :)

3.) Now you have to technically start a blog.


Obviously, the first thing you need to do is actually start this blog and it's a pretty quick process.

You can set up a domain and host for your new site in about 10 minutes.
I have a full little step-by-step guide for this process.
And here are a few things you need to know and to have when you're starting your website. 

First, it's a content management system. The most popular platform for bloggers is WordPress and I don't recommend you start using platforms like Wix or Squarespace because they are suitable more for static sites that have just a few pages.

As a blogger, you will need a more flexible platform, that's why WordPress is the best option. 

The second thing you need is a hosting provider.

I always recommend this A2Hosting company for beginners because it's the most affordable it has 24 hours support and it has seamless integration with WordPress. And there are other similar options out there.

4). We're moving to step 4.

You need to select now a WordPress theme that helps you actually money making blog in 2021. 

Now I'm sorry if it's getting more and more confusing because I just told you about hosting services, about WordPress blogging system, and now there is another term. 

So, what are the WordPress themes? 

These are some templates that define how your blog will look.

If the WordPress platform is the engine of your website, a blog theme is how it actually looks from the outside.

Some of the free themes are pretty good and you can start with a free theme so you don't have to invest in a paid one from the beginning.

You can go to the WordPress directory and find a free theme you like the most or just pick one of the highly ranked themes. 

I can recommend you these themes: Astra, Flash Blog, OceanWP, and Hestia.

When you're choosing a blog theme, always check that it's a responsive theme which means that the theme is optimized for mobile devices because it's very likely that about 60-70% of all users to a site will be coming from phones or tablets.

And if you want to start a blog with a premium paid WordPress theme right away

I always recommend the Divi theme for beginners because it's easy to customize and to understand how to use it. And it's a very user-friendly option, that's for sure.

if you're a more advanced blogger or maybe you have had experience building websites on WordPress you can also go with Frameworks.

5). Create content that converts.

What is so different about the strategy of a blogger who makes $5 a month from a blogger who makes $1000 or even $10,000 a month?

So, what sets them apart, is the way they approach content creation and how they select topics for their content.
A blogger who is struggling is just posting random stuff that happens in their life something that no one would actually search for let me tell you the hard truth nobody cares about you on the internet unless you are maybe a celebrity like Ronaldo or Kim Kardashian.

People care to find solutions for their problems and answers to their questions so You have to do keyword research to find one of those questions and what are those problems you could solve for them.

Some of the tools you could use for free are to do keyword research and to validate your content ideas before you start writing.

Keywords everywhere Chrome browser extension this one shows you the search volume for your keywords in Google as well as lots of related keywords and search volumes for them to Venice

Pinterest search suggestions this is also a great way to come up with ideas for content 
Pinterest shows these suggestions in descending order from left to right which means that the suggestions on the left are the most popular.

Now that the free keyword research tool is Neil Patel's ubersuggest this tool is a little more advanced since it shows you how competitive is the keyword and it shows you which of your competitors rank high for the same keyword