I am coming across a lot of questions like this on Quora and I have even answered of you on the platform, but then it is impossible for me to go there and write answers for every question I come across.
So it would be better if I write a long and detailed article on my blog itself and direct other people to this one, and maybe you are one of them who have come to this article from one of the answers that I posted on Quora itself.
So the question usually is how to make a successful blog and start earning money from it as soon as possible
The simple and short answer would be to create great content on your blog. We all know that content is King.
And I have actually followed this trick of writing only content and not doing anything at all even taking care of the design part of the blog.
But apart from that line, there is so much that you will have to learn in order to understand what great content is.
If you’re looking for the technical aspect of starting a blog, like setting up a blog setting up hosting installing WordPress etc, you can read this particular article about that.
Then you can come back to reading the rest of this article, which basically gives a few suggestions about what you should be doing, in order to create a successful blog.
Design of your blog
It doesn’t matter too much now as 80% of your visitors (or maybe more) are going to be coming from mobile phones, and on mobile phones, almost all the themes or all the better designs look pretty much the same.
Few things that you should keep in mind, is the type of font you are using, and they should be big enough, they should be readable on the mobile phone.
I am sure you know about WordPress and how you can change themes on it (I have discussed it, a lot on my blog itself)
The topic of your blog
I guess you already have a topic of your blog in mind, you can’t just start a blog and start writing about everything and anything that comes to your mind.
Think of your blog as a Magazine, a Magazine is on a particular topic, Entertainment, Health, Fashion you get the idea. This will allow you to gain readers who have got a common interest.
This is very useful when it comes to monetizing your blog because you can pitch your blog to advertisers in your category since you would have a lot of people with a common interest.
Traffic source of your blog
You may be writing perfect articles on your blog but there is no point in doing that if no one else is going to find out or read about it.
Over the years social media has become a great source of traffic, but you really need you to work hard to get a great following on social media so that you can divert that traffic to your blog, you can make use of public forums, Facebook Groups, talk to other Facebook Pages and ask them to share your blog posts etc.
Google search is also one of the best sources of traffic for a blog and it is the most better-converting traffic. But to get Google search traffic you will have to be creative and find out what other people are searching for so that he can write about exactly that.
Try writing the best information you can, presenting in the best way possible, at least better than your competitors. You will have to be consistent on doing that and Google will start showing your links in its search.
Monetizing your blog
There are different ways you can monetize your blog, the possibilities are endless and the sky is the limit, you can check out this particular page on the blog to know about different monetization options for a blog.
Though, it widely depends on the type of blog you have.
If you have specific questions, you can use the comment section to ask them. I hope this article helps.