When it comes to starting a blog online there are many questions that may come to our mind. Starting from ‘What is’ to ‘How to’ blog everything will start revolving in our minds. If you’re facing the same problem, you must read the FAQs below.
I know answers to these questions are easily available online. But, for a beginner who doesn’t know anything it really a challenging task. For every question, there is a long article with if and but included in it.
Hence, for their convenience, hereby below, I had compiled a list of frequently asked questions on ‘Blogging’ below. These questions are derived from many online and offline sources as well.
It includes almost all questions that may come to your mind while starting a new branded blog online.
But, before we start with the FAQs, I request you to read the below point thoroughly.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Blogging
A. Blog is a type of website where you write and share anything online. For example, LoveUMarketing is a blog where I write about Marketing and Making Money Online.
A. Yes, you can blog about anything online. It can be lifestyle, sports, health and fitness, digital marketing, social media marketing, or anything else. You can create a blog and start writing about anything online. There is no restriction on the topic for which you can start the blog online.
A. Yes, the blog is also called a Weblog. The term ‘Weblog’ was first coined by Jorn Barger in 1997. He used this term (We-Blog) to describe sites where people shared their personal lives online.
A. A blogging platform is simply a website on which you can start a blog. For example, WordPress is a blogging platform. Once you installed WordPress, a fully customized website gets created automatically. Next, you can customize the same as per your requirement.
In simple words, it is a pre-made website that you can install online with one click.
A. The only major difference between them is – Weblog is updated frequently and posts are typically shown in reverse chronological order whereas the Website is a simple collection of static web pages.
A. Blogs have multi benefits. Some of them are as below.
a. Increase the visibility of your brand online
b. Promote and Market your products and services online.
c. Improve your writing skills
d. Easily drive traffic to your website and convert traffic into leads etc.
A. blogger is someone who writes and publishes new content regularly on the blog.
A. Bloggers write, edit, post, and promote the content on their blogs.
A. Yes, Blogging is still profitable and relevant in 2022. For more details, kindly refer to this article.
A. Yes, anyone can start a blog online. However, you should remember that only starting a blog is an easy task. Making it successful is too difficult. Less than 1% of blogs only get successful.
A. Dedication and Hard Work – these two skills are required to become a successful blogger online.
A. On average, it will cost you around $50 to start a blog online. However, you should remember that this cost may increase with the requirements of your blog. For example, besides starting a blog, if you need complete membership management on your blog, it will cost you a few more dollars. But, overall, blogging is really very cost-effective.
A. Blogging niche is a topic on which you can write and publish blog posts online. For Example, ‘Making Money Online is my blogging niche. I write and publish blog posts on different ways to make money online.
A. As the name suggests, Micro Niche is a subpart of the main border topic. Cough & Cold, Lady Shoes, Machine Embroidery Design, etc. are some good examples of Micro niche topics. These topics are very specific and focused.
A. One that is profitable and you’re interested in is the best niche for blogging. If you start a blog in which you’re not interested then you’ll get frustrated. On another side, a blog with a low earning potential will make you irritated.
A. Yes, but only if you’re looking for a blog with limited options. The free blog has certain limitations when it comes to its customization. There will be no limit to publishing blog posts. But, you will have limited options available while customizing and optimizing the layout of your blog.
A. There are many platforms where you can create a blog for free. For Example, WordPress, Medium, Wix, Weebly, Blogger, etc. Kindly refer to this article to learn how to create a blog for free on Blogger.
A. If you’re under the assumption that you will start making money from the very next day of starting the blog, you’re wrong. It is not possible. For the initial few months, you will not make any money out of your blog. But, once you start getting some traffic to your blog, people will start contacting you for sponsored posts and reviews. And, thereby you will start making money from your blog.
A. Only 1 out of a thousand blogs get successful. And, only these successful blogs can make 6 figure incomes from their blog online.
A. On average it cost $50 (Rs. 3500) per year to run a normal blog online. This cost includes domain and hosting renewal charges per year.
A. When it comes to making money from blogs there are two ways. First, Paid for conversion. For example, an Affiliate Program, where you will get paid for successful leads only. Second, Paid for views. For example, Google Adsense, where you will get paid for Page views also.
A. There are many ways in which a blogger can earn online. Some of them are mentioned below.
a. Publishing a Sponsored Post and Review
b. Commission from selling Affiliate products online
c. Selling direct Space on your blog
d. Showing Ads on your blog
e. Membership and Subscription
f. Selling Digital products etc.
A. WordPress and Blogger is the best site to start a blog for free. Both sites are free to use and well-known for starting a blog online. Kindly note, by WordPress, we mean WordPress.Com, not WordPress.Org. Only [dot] Com is available for free to use. [dot] Org website is an open-source blogging platform that requires an intermediate level of knowledge to install and use it.
A. Please refer to this article to learn about the most profitable blogging niches available online.
A. Yes, you can blog without experience. No experience is required to start and run a blog online. You can even acquire the same while running the blog. Even I was not having any experience when I started my first online store in 2009. Today, besides a successful online store, I am also running other five blogs online.
A. If you’re running a part-time blog, 10-12 hours weekly is enough to keep a blog live. No problem, if in case you can’t spare this time every day. Even weekends are enough for it.
However, this is only for a beginner blog. Once your blog gets successful, you need to work daily on it. This includes updating content and replying to followers daily.
A. Not Exactly. But, you should at least know how to read and edit the code.
Nowadays, everything is available online. You can even find written codes available online. All you need to do is copy and paste the same on your blog. And, this required a beginner level of knowledge to read and edit the coding.
A. Web Hosting is a place where all files related to your blogging site are stored online. In simple words, it is the house of your blogging site.
A. No, not all. It has been only 25 years since the term ‘Blog’ was first coined. Furthermore, blogs will continue to have a place as long as they continue to evolve. Trust me, Blogging is still evolving and it is the correct time to start a blog. In fact, the number of internet users got increased b 41% in the last 5 years.
A. No, blogging is still alive. You can refer to this article to learn why blogging is still relevant in 2022
A. Starting a blog is an easy task but making it successful is very difficult. If you’re under impression that you will start the blog and it will get successful over time, you’re wrong. Blogging is really very difficult. Like other businesses, it also required dedication and hard work to make it successful. Furthermore, only 1 out of thousands of blogs get powerful online. For more details and reasons Why is blogging hard, please read this article.
A. There are two ways to come up with content ideas. First, do brainstorming to find good blog post ideas. Second, you can take the help of online tools for blog post ideas generator.
A. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Instagram are a few social media platforms that you should be active on for promoting your blog online.
However, with auto-posting on social media, you can now post your content on multiple sites automatically. This will help you to be active on multiple social networking sites.
A. An article written on your blog is called a blog post. Even this article that you’re currently reading on my blog is a blog post.
A. A blog post must have at least 700 words in it. Any blog post below 700 words is too small to rank in search results.
However, considering the competition and industry research & analysis, the ideal blog length for SEO is 2000-2500 words.
A. An ideal blog post length for SEO is 2000 to 2500 words.
A. Blogging stands for written-based blogs whereas Vlogging stands for video-based blogs. For more, kindly refer to this article and the image below.
A. It depends. If you love to write, blogging is the best choice for you, whereas, if you love to be on camera, vlogging will be best for you.
Here, one more thing that I would like to add is- Starting a vlog is easier than a blog. Starting and Installing a blog requires technical knowledge whereas Vlogging in simply required starting a youtube channel and uploading videos on it.
A. If you love to write, start a blog. If you love to be on camera, start a Vlog (Youtube). If you love both, start a Vlog (Youtube). This is because starting a vlog is easier than a blog. Blogging requires technical knowledge to start and install it online.
A. Less than `1% of bloggers is successful. Kindly note, here successful means a blogger who is making 6 figure income from his blog. For average earnings, almost all bloggers who managed to continue their blogs for more than a year are successful. I am sure, a year-old blog will definitely earn $1000 to $2000 online. Obviously, this is only for those bloggers who are serious about their blogs. Simply starting the blog and keeping it online for a year will not qualify for this.
A. Yes, but after a year. For an initial year, they will struggle to get their blogs noticed online. And, once they started getting a few visitors, they start making money from their blogs.
In simple words, bloggers can make a living out of their blogs once they crossed the initial difficult period. Obviously, this initial period will defer from blog to blog online.
A. Free entry and exit make blogging difficult.
Since anyone can start and exit the blog without having any financial implications, competition has reached to the highest level. And, this competition has made the situation worse.
Let us understand this with an example. If anyone can start the blog then obviously the number of blog posts will also get increase. However, only 10 blog posts can appear on the first page. Now, you need to compete with these blog posts to rank on the first page. Hence, it becomes very difficult to do blogging.
A. 6 Months is enough for anyone to learn blogging online.
A. No, both are difficult. One reason why people consider blogging easier than youtube is that Youtube has more competition. Anyone even using with Smartphone camera can record and upload videos on a youtube channel. So, compared to blogging, starting a channel on youtube is easier and hence there is more competition for it.
A. Getting traffics and leads is the most difficult part of blogging. If you are under impression that you will start the blog and people will automatically find you, you’re wrong. More than 90% of blog posts published online remain untouched virtually. It means only 5% to 10% of blog posts published daily are getting read online.
So, getting traffic to your site is the most difficult and important part of blogging.
A. As far as you are consistent with your schedule, blogging once a week is enough. In blogging, what is more, important is ‘Consistency’. Whether you post daily or weekly, you should be consistent with your blog posting scheduled online.
A. Blog marketing and promotion are the only way to get your blog noticed online. For more details, kindly refer to this article at LoveUMarketing.
A. Yes, you can even start a blog for Free. However, the free blog will have a few limitations. You need to upgrade the same once you start making money from your blog.
A. Initially you will make no money from your blog. Once you start getting traffic, on average you will start making $300 to $400 per month from it. These numbers are for average bloggers only. A successful blogger will make a lot from his blog.
A. There is no such measurement available. You can’t calculate the income per post basis. It should be calculated as a whole blog.
A. Zero. You will make zero money from the first month of starting your blog online.
A. Yes, blogging is passive income. Once it becomes successful, you can make money from it even while sleeping. This is because you will get paid for showing advertisements on your blog.
A. No, it depends on case to case basis. In a Sponsored post, you will get paid immediately. However, in affiliate and advertisement, you will get paid once you reached the threshold limit. Moreover, in some cases, the payment is made on request also.
A. Full-Time bloggers work the entire day. Being a blogger, he has the perks to work from anywhere at any time. So, unlike 9 to 5, he works the entire day at his convenience.
A. Here are a few things that a blogger does all day- a) Blog Promotion b) Content Marketing c) Social Media Sharing d) Replying to Emails e) Brain Storming and f) Search Engine Optimization.
A. The one which is more profitable will make the most money online. Kindly refer to this article to learn how to find the most profitable blogging niche online.
A. Any type of blog can make money online. It is the only traffic and source of traffic on your blog which can limit your earning potential. And, this traffic and source of traffic will depend on the type of blog you’re running online.
A. You will start making a profit in the first year itself. But, you will take at least a year to make a living from your blog. This is because blogging is a cost-effective business. It only takes $50 to $100 to start it. And, making $100 per year is an easy task.
Hence, you will start making a profit immediately but will take time to make a living from your blog.
A. Blogging can be done in any language. You can even start the blog in your native language like Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish, etc. There is no problem in starting the same.
Furthermore, if you want to start a blog in your non-native English language, you may take the help of online plugins and websites available. These websites and plugins can help you in writing error and grammatical-free content online.
A. You can start the blog in any language. There is no language limitation when it comes to blogging. However, you need to check whether advertisement programs like Google Adsense, Infolinks, etc are available for your language or not.
Obviously, your target audience will change according to your blogging language. For example, if you write in ‘Hindi’ language then your target audience for reading your blog posts will be Indian only. Kindly note, this may limit your blog potential when it comes to making money online.
A. Yes a free blog can also earn money. There will be no limitation on ways of making money from a free blog. The only problem that you may face with free blog monetization is ‘Customization’. A free blog does not allow you to have full control of your blog. Hence, you can’t implement different ways to make money optimally.
Furthermore, it is also very difficult to do Search Engine Optimization on a free blog. Next, this your blog will not rank higher and thereby you will not receive enough traffic on your blog to make money.
A. Advertising agencies (like Google Adsense, Infolinks, etc), SEO Consultants (looking for Link Building, Sponsored Guest Posts, etc), and Affiliate Marketers (Like Amazon, Click Bank, ShareASale, etc) will pay bloggers online.
A. Yes, but only for those whose has long-term goals in blogging. It takes time to build a full-time career in blogging.
A. Because they quit too early. Blogging is a long-term journey. If you want overnight success then it is not meant for you.
A. You can read blogging myths here in this article.
A. Quit the blog too early. Daily lacs of blogs are created but more than 90% of blogs are closed in a year only. This is because of high competition and not receiving any views on the blog.
Trust me, once you cross this initial period, success will be in your hand. After the initial period, you will start making money from your blog.
A. Basically there are three ways to make money from a blog.
a) Showing advertisements
b) Publishing sponsored posts and
c) Selling products and services online.
In the first way – you will get paid when you show ads on your blog. You need to get your blog registered and approved by online platforms providing such services. For Example, Google Adsense, Infolinks, etc. Post approval, you will get a line of code that you need to post on your blog. This code will display ads on your blog.
In a second way- Other bloggers or SEO consultants will contact you to publish a guest post on your blog. Here, they will pay you to publish their articles on your blog. In this way, they will get the review or link for their products and services and you will get the money in return and
In a third way- You need to sell products and services online. For example, selling digital excel dashboards online. Furthermore, if you don’t have anything to sell then you can take the help of Affiliate Marketers. You can sell affiliate products and services online and earn a commission from it. For example, Amazon and Flipkart. You can sell products and services on their behalf and earn a commission on every sale.
A. Nowadays, everything is available online. You can refer to these articles to create a blog on your own. However, if you are finding difficulty creating the blog, you can take help from a technician to create it. You can hire a technician to build and manage a blog for you.
If in case you can’t code and even afford a technician, you can ask someone online to install the blog. This will be a one-time install. Post install he will hand over the blog to you.
The one-time installment will be cheaper than hiring a full-time technician or consultant online.
A. Subscribe to LoveUMarketing to start studying and learning to blog. You can subscribe to blogs through various means like Social Media, RSS Feed, Email newsletters, etc.
A. Yes, you can even start a blog for fun or a hobby. Here, you simply write a blog because you love writing. Optimization and Monetization tips and techniques will not apply to you in such cases.
A. Once you start getting traffic to your blog, Sponsors will automatically find you. Moreover, you can also take the help of Social Media platforms to gain your blog’s visibility online.
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