Blogs are a great way for anyone to start earning a little extra money on the side, even if you are REALLY bad at writing. Trust me, I am awful.
If you have read the About Me then you would have noticed that one of the money making methods I used to make money while at Uni, was to write about Xbox games and to write up reviews. This guide will give you a step by step guide on how to set up your own blog.
What make you buzz
Firstly, you need to come up with a few ideas about what you want to write about. It's a lot like when you are getting into e-commerce or DropShipping, you need to find something that you are passionate about or fires you up!
Here are a few ideas;
If you want more ideas, be sure to check out a few of our reasons to get into blogging.
Choosing your perfect platform
Now that you have chosen what you want to write about, you need a place to write all your thoughts. You now have a choice, you can either take the Blue Pill or the Red Pill
Both the red pill and the blue pill are good, and both will provide you with a lovely main course, but they give you slightly different starters, cheese courses and dessert.
An all in one hosting and easy to navigate solution that runs WordPress within its own environment. Easy to set up, no hosting required and takes care of issues such as security and traffic. It will cost you £13/$29 a month.
A start from scratch, fully in your control website, that requires you to get your own hosting, setup and install WordPress and also be a bit more hands-on. The best bit is that it is roughly £3.50/$5 a month to run it.
Which one will you choose?
Whichever on your go for, good luck in your journey and let me know how to you get on!
James started The Online Student as a typical blog telling people about his struggles and woes with DropShipping, Amazon FBA and even Affiliate marketing. He then decided that blogging about it all would give people the skills, knowledge and apps to get up and running (while making a little extra on the side). After a few months he realised it was quite lucrative and decided to work his ass off making it a bit more than just a hobby!