Frequently Asked Questions about Blogging

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  1. Is it too late to start a blog and make money in 2018?

Many people start their blogs and websites. It’s never too late to start. It is up to what you want to write like your points of view or your products. With little cost to start, you should give yourself a chance. 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2019 is a step-by-step process to show you how to do it. How To Start A Blog On Siteground In 2019 can show you how to buy your domain and web hosting for your reference.

  1. What are some best WordPress plugins that help in smooth functioning of a site?

There are more than 50,000 plugins for you to choose from. You certainly would be confused about it. I list several items to check your best plugins based on your needs from my article Three Steps To Find The Best WordPress Plugin.

  • The Plugin name
  • The plugin rating
  • The plugin introduction and description.
  • The number of active installations
  • Tested with WordPress version
  • The contributors & developers of the plugin
  • The last updated date
  • The plugin reviews
  • The plugin support
  • The plugin screenshots
  • The plugin FAQ

Then you would find which fits you most. There are certain plugins that everyone would use. Different functions have different useful plugins that a lot of people would install. Best Free WordPress Plugins In 2019

Site editor – Beaver Builder, Elementor Page Builder

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Jetpack
  • WooCommerce
  • SEO – Yoast SEO, MonsterInsights, W3 Total Cache, WP Smush, Redirection, Really Simple SSL
  • Forms – WPForms
  • Email – OptinMonster
  1. I just purchased a domain and a blog site on WordPress. Now, what do I do?

First, I would like to congratulate you. My article of 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2019 has more details to tell you. Then you can choose useful plugins for your blog and check my Best Free WordPress Plugins In 2019. Good luck to you!

  • WordPress Software 1-Click Setup
  • Install Blog in WordPress
  • Blog Theme to Choose
  • Design Your Pages
  • Write an article and publish it
  • Choose WordPress Plugins
  1. Why would anyone write blogs for free?

I would not say writing blogs is for free. It is a way of making business online. You are building your own business and doing it for yourself. You don’t need to have the fortune or sell products to start your business. You don’t have to worry that you are short of money to pay rent, salaries, and you can’t buy more stocks to sell. You simply keep writing online. It is quite cost-effective. When you run your blog long enough and make adjustments when needed, you would have more traffic and advertisements. It means more income even though it takes time. Hopefully, this can help you! You can read my article to know more about How Much Does It Cost To Build A Website?

  1. How can I get people to read my posts and respond to them?

Here is my suggestion,

  • Write high-quality articles regarding your passion and what you are good at.
  • Write what is popular now and what people want to know.
  • Make good use of social media to share your articles and get involved.
  • Improve your blog SEO and speed to get higher page rank

Repeat it every day and keep working. You would get good results. Good Luck!

  1. What sites or blogs pay for freelance writing services?
  • If you are already a freelancer or you have a lot of articles, you can find a free blogging platform to show people what you can do. Or you can have your own blog to introduce yourself. After promoting a period, you would be more and more popular and more companies would like you to write for them.
  • If you want to find a freelance website and get paid right away, you can try Upwork or Fiverr.
  1. How did you transition from a hobbyist to a full-time travel blogger?

Please do not focus on the “transition from a hobbyist to a full-time blogger”. The point is that you have your point of view to share and write regularly. If you are just about to start a blog, it is not easy to have a profit from it. Then you certainly need to make a living and have another job. By the time you have a stable income from your blog, you can consider quitting your job. It is a step-by-step process rather than quick money. Or you can have multiple ways of earning and having your blog at the same time. It is all right. Good luck!

  1. How can blogging help promote a business?

Believe it or not, blogging is a kind of useful way to tell people your story, product, and experience. When people want to find something or service, they are used to google it to see if it is good or bad. If you have a blog or website, it is a good place of your own to introduce yourself with little cost. Your market is the whole world rather than only one community or one city. You have more potential to develop your traffic and income. It is also what people do, being online. Here is for your reference. 9 Benefits To Start A Blog In 2018.

  1. What is the best time to publish a new blog post?

Every blog attracts different readers. If your blog has stable traffic, you can try to review your blog report from Jetpack or Google analytics. That can tell you a lot of things. You would know where your readers come from and which article they like most. Then you would know when there are most people on your blog. In the beginning, you can have a habit of publishing regularly. Good luck!

  1. Which Blogs do you own? How are you improvising your Blog every day? What is your next step?

The balance of Life is my blog. I start it this year and still have a lot to learn. I am also willing to share my experience with you. After I start my blog, I need to think about what to write or to share with my readers. I would like to share good content to help people and myself. Generally, I do not need a too complicated function for my blog. Therefore, writing articles and promoting would be my major task now. Hopefully, this would help you and wish you good luck.

  1. How do I get website traffic for a new site/blog, with no money, in the shortest possible time?

For the first six months, you don’t have enough articles or you don’t know how to run a blog on the right track. It is pretty normal and you have to yourself time and space to make an adjustment. But later on, you would find the blog is getting better. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to get a website traffic. Here are my tips,

  • get to know SEO
  • use HTTPS rather than HTTP for your website
  • make good use of social media like facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Reddit to promote your blog and articles. It is up to you to decide which social media runs best in your target country.
  • publish good articles regularly
  • Submit The XML sitemap to the major search engines like Google & Bing
  1. What’s the best way to learn to build an amazing WordPress site that I will never monetize and don’t care if people read?

If you simply want to write something for yourself or put your work, it is pretty easy. You can choose free WP blogger platform to start and learn how to set up your blog step by step. I believe that you would have a lot of fun.

  1. Is it better to install a package of plugin or individual plugins in WordPress?

It is up to what kind of function you need. Maybe one plugin can match your need like Jetpack which has many useful functions and is a Must plugin. Maybe more than one plugin can match your need like WPForms which offers all kinds of form that you can think of. The good part is that you can try to install many free plugins to see if you like it. If not, just deactivate it and install another one. It is pretty fun. But how to choose a good plugin requires some features. Please read Three Steps To Find The Best WordPress Plugin and Best Free WordPress Plugins In 2019 for more information.

  1. How do I make my WordPress theme show on mobiles?

You can find the theme which has mobile response design automatically. Then you do not need to have another design for mobiles. It is pretty convenient because you have to update anything once rather than twice in different places.

  1. Do you get more readers through Medium compared to starting your own blog?

It is sure that there are a lot of readers there. However, there are many articles there. If your topic is not what people are interested in and still you would not attract a lot of readers. I suggest that you can have them both and take Medium as another platform to publish your articles and have your own blog at the same time.

  1. What’s the best way to learn to build an amazing WordPress site that I will never monetize and don’t care if people read?

If you simply want to write something for yourself or put your work, it is pretty easy. You can choose free WP blogger platform to start and learn how to set up your blog step by step. I believe that you would have a lot of fun.

  1. What’s a healthy amount of time to put into a blog per a week in the beginning?

It depends on how much time you have every week. If you have a job for making a living and you are just about to start blogging, you should know that you have o spend 2–3 hours a day on blogging or even more. When you are blogging for a period of time and your blog is more and more stable, you can spend less time blogging. Everyone is different and you need to find which makes you the most comfortable.

  1. How can I start my own blogging website that won’t cost a fortune?

Frankly speaking, starting a blog doesn’t cost a fortune at all and is a just technical skill. What costs a lot is how you come up with your articles or stories. If you want to have a free platform, there are plenty like Google Blogger or WordPress. If you want to have your domain & web hosting, the startup cost would be less than 60usd a year. After you have a blog, you need to keep writing and share your opinions. That is a long way to go. That is what you should focus on. You can start with a free platform and see how it goes. Nowadays, the whole package is quite mature and cheap. WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which Fits Me?

  1. Is WordPress good for making business websites?

Yes, WordPress is simple and easy to make a business website. It now powers over 30% of the web and many engineers develop powerful plugins. It does help you equip your website to stand up and look professional. If you don’t ask too much, you can decide to have a free website on wordpress.com. If you want to have your individual domain name, you can easily find the solution for that. Please read my article about the comparison WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which Fits Me?

  1. How do I create a blog account that I can make a profit from it?

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which Fits Me? would tell you more about how to choose the right platform for you. For the first few months, it is not easy to make profits and you have to stick to it. After a trial and error, you would know what fits your readers more and know how to make profits. It is not a fast way to make money. In the long run, you will.

  1. How many articles do you make per day for your website or blog?

The quality of articles comes first. At first, you haven’t set up your publishing schedule. Later on, you get more familiar with your working method, you would find the proper frequency to publish your articles. Don’t push yourself too hard and try to keep passionate about what you are writing.

  1. I want to start a finance blog. How to go about it?

You can think about what to write about such as how to make more money? How to pay your debt? Or tell everyone about your opinion about finance. As for the tech part, you can read How To Start A Blog On Bluehost In 2018 and WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which Fits Me? to decide if free blog platform or self-hosted domain to create a blog for more information.

  1. What is the best WordPress hosting site?

Bluehost – Best Website Hosting Services – Secure & Reliable Hosting & SiteGround: Quality-Crafted Hosting Services are both recommended by WordPress web hosting.

  1. Should I buy my own hosting or use WordPress?

WordPress.com Plans and Pricing – Get Started for Free Today! is a free platform for a starter. You can practice writing and setting up your blog here. If you think you want pro function, you can go to the premium plan for more. After practicing for a period of time to see if blogging fits you. If you decide to stick to it, you can try to have your own domain name and web hosting. Please read my article How To Start A Blog On Siteground In 2018 for more information to make a decision.

  1. Should I start a personal WordPress blog or premium?

If you are not sure how far your blog would go or you just want to give it a try, free platform Create your stunning website on WordPress.com would be enough. If you have a lot of ideas about your blog and you believe you can do it for a long time, you should have your domain name and web hosting rather than a free platform How To Start A Blog On Siteground In 2018. If you are not sure, you can start on WordPress.com: Create a Free Website or Blog and go to premium or have a blog with your domain later. It is all changeable and adjusted.

  1. Does writing a blog cost money?

If you do not want to spend any, you can start on a free platform like Create your stunning website on WordPress.com or have your own domain and blog at minimum 60usd for the first year. It is up to your need and how much time and budget you have. If you want to know about how to start your blog, please read my article for more information – 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2018 & How To Start A Blog On Siteground In 2018.

  1. What features do you want to have on a website if you are a blogger? Why do bloggers prefer publishing their work on platforms like WordPress? Are bloggers satisfied with the performance of these platforms?

To tell the truth, I would focus on the platform for the flexibility and freedom and potential to start a blog. In the beginning, you may choose a free platform. Later, you want to gain for from it. You would switch it to your own blog for sure. Please read my article 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2018 for more information.

  1. What do I need to start a motivational blog?

Write about your passion, your interest, and your points of view. You can divide it into different parts so that you can switch them without getting bored.

  1. What are the five easiest website creators?

There are many blog platform which has many templates for you such as medium.com, Google blogger or Create your stunning website on WordPress.com. If you plan to have your own website, please read 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2018. It is very easy.

  1. How much money do I need to pay upfront to start a blog?

If you would like to start a blog, please read the article 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2018 to decide if you want to use a free platform or you want to have an independent blog. If you want to have an independent blog, you need to buy a domain and web hosting and free plugins. It would cost you less than 60usd and check How To Start A Blog On Bluehost In 2018.

  1. What is the easiest, least expensive blog platform for a beginner?

There are many blog platform for you to choose from. Please read my article for more information 8 Steps To Start A WordPress Blog In 2018.

  1. How can I find the things that I am good at to start blogging?

You have a lot of things to write about such as your hobby, your opinions. As long as you have a passion for it to keep writing, it is a good topic. Besides, the topic is changeable when time goes by. Please check my article 5 Tips To Boost Blog Topic And Make A Pop Blog In 2018 for more information.

  1. I want to start a finance blog. How to go about it?

You can think about what to write about such as how to make more money? How to pay your debt? Or tell everyone about your opinion about finance. As for the tech part, you can read How To Start A Blog On Bluehost In 2018 and WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which Fits Me? to decide if free blog platform or self-hosted domain to create a blog for more information.

  1. Should I have a mobile theme for my blog?

Generally speaking, more and more people are using mobile phones to read articles online. It should be when you start your blog, you should take the responsive needs into consideration. When you choose a theme, even it is free, you should check if it is responsive first. Then you decide if you want to use it for your blog and it saves you time and money. I chose Avada for my blog which works fine on mobile. Hopefully, it helps you.

  1. Which is the best solution to create a tech blog?

First of all, I would think it is up to your coding ability, how much time and money, and how far your blog wants to go in the long run. If you are just one who does everything by yourself with a limited budget, you certainly need to find help outside with less cost. That is why I chose WordPress to start my blog. It is easier and cheaper and a lot of software engineers are there for you in the same language. Except for domain name registration and web hosting cost, you can choose free plugins to expand your function. That is pretty convenient and why everyone recommends it and a lot of people are using it. You can check my article for more information. Hopefully, it would help you. How To Start A Blog On Siteground In 2018

  1. What is the meaning of blogger?

A person who regularly writes material for a blog like I do.

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If you would like to start a blog, I have an article about “How To Start A Blog” for the affordable price, starting less than 5usd per month for the blog hosting. FYI, if you would like to monetize your blog, the first thing you should do is to be self-hosted. This is very important for you if you would like to turn your blog traffic or knowledge to money. In the long term, you need to fully control your blog which is your business.

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