This is most questions have been tackling from fans all year round. People keeps calling and emailing me on how they can make money online. That question can not be answered on the surface platform so I decided to write about it. Although, there are numerous ways to make money online, we will be focusing on how to make money blogging. Since we are talking about blogging, there are numerous way to make money while blogging.
These methods include but not limited to PPC (Pay Per Click) Networks, Affiliate Marketing and Cost Per Action (CPA) Networks. In few weeks I will be writing about the other methods of making money online but right now I will be talking about how to make money with Google Adsense and Blogging. And the important part is, this can be done in Nigeria or anywhere in the world where Google Adsense is accepted.
So if you are thinking of making money online, then blogging is a nice place to start with and WordPress is the best choice for you and Google Adsense is the right choice for PPC ads network.
What am I saying? Don’t know the meaning of these terms? Let’s roll baby…
We only need 3 things to get started:
1. Domain and Webhost Service (paid)
2. WordPress Blog (free)
3. Google Adsense Account (free)
These 3 things are must have but there are other things you will need as time goes on.
Okay, let us pick this one after the other.
1. Domain and Webhost Service
This article is not on how to get a domain name and hosting so I will not talk extensively on it because you can easily get this online. So to start with, let’s look at the meaning of a domain? This is how Wikipedia defined it: “A domain or domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet“. In simple english, a domain name is the address of your website. Example of a typical domain name is mycyberblogs.com or www.mycyberblogs.com.
What is Webhost Service? Wikipedia defines Webhost Service as: “A type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organization to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Webhost are the companies that provide space on a server they own or lease“. In other words, webhost or hosting is the place that house your website or blog.
How to get a domain name and host my site?
The first step is to choose your niche or a topic that you find easy to write on, check the Cost Per Click (CPC) and if it’s high move on. Then buy a domain around the keyword. Reason is to make sure we rank better on SEs but unfortunately, the ‘internet gurus’ must have registered the particular keyword so you just have to add a prefix or suffix to the keyword. For example, if your keyword is woodwork, since you can not get the keyword as a domain, you can add a suffix as in woodworkcenter.com or add a prefix as in buywoodwork.com.
There are several webhosts and domain registrars around the world that you can use. There are a few here in Nigeria that can get you a domain and hosting and you pay in Naira. To get a domain here in Nigeria, go to www.google.com and type “cheap domain registration in Nigeria” (without the quote) and you will get some list. Check them one after the other and pick your desire. You can pay through bank deposit and get a domain within the next 24 hours. And if you want a cheaper domain, you can use cheapdomain.com or godaddy.com but you must have a Credit Card to order the domain.
So till next time, this is the update for now.
In the next article “You Can Make Money Online with a WordPress Blog and Google Adsense (Part 2), I will be discussing the next item which is the WordPress blog itself.
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