Few days back, I talked about what a domain and webhost service are and how to get them in the Part 1 of this series, so I will be talking about the Part 2 in this article. If you have not read the Part 1
you need to read it first before proceeding. You can read it here: You Can Make Money Online with a WordPress Blog and Google Adsense (Part 1)
Now to the Part 2. We are going to continue from where will stopped from part 1.
2. WordPress Blog
WordPress is a blogging platform and it is free. You can get the WordPress software at their website at www.wordpress.org.
You can click here to see how you can install a WordPress blog automatically. The next step is to search and choose a good, clean theme or template that is adsense ready. Install the theme by logging into your WordPress blog Dashboard by pointing to yourdomain.com/wp-admin, enter your account details. On your Dashboard, expand Appearance and click Theme. Then click Install theme, click Upload, click Browse and select the downloaded theme, then click Install.
Keep in mind that the theme you wish to use should be compatible with gizmos and should be adsense ready, work well with search engines and in all browser types. All these characteristics can help you earn money with WordPress blog and Google in a fast way. The better the theme, the higher the ranking and visits from Google and other search engines.
After installing your desired theme, you need to extend its functionality and to do this, you will need what is called “Plugin”
There are many plugins you can use but just a few are important in this article.
Plugins to use:
1. All in One SEO – This will deal with everything about SEO to enhance your ranking on Search Engines
2. Google XML Sitemap – This will help Google and other Search Engines crawl your site faster and better
3. DB Backup – You will need this plugin to backup your blog contents in case of any hacking or damages
4. Adsense Custom Placement – You will need this plugin to insert your Google Adsense codes into your blog (any other Adsense plugins too will work)
5. Anti-Spam Plugin – This will deal with bot and other spaming script that tends to populate your blog with spam
After you must have gone through all these steps, the next thing is contents. Without writing, there will be nothing called blog in the first place. So you should start constructing and posting articles to your blog.
It is easy to rank well and get enough traffic from Google and other Search Engines if your contents are unique, keyword-reach and original. And the best part is, you can do this in many topics or niches. To see the best result, do a thorough keyword research and pick those with a high click rate.
On the surface, everything seems so simple but there are some problems which may occur like getting rank high on Google and getting clicks on ads. But if you do your research very well, with time, this can be averted.
Before going on to You Can Make Money Online with a WordPress Blog and Google Adsense (Part 3), go ahead and put the Part 1 and Part 2 into practice. Do proper research, pick a niche or sub-niche, buy a domain name around that niche, build a blog, design it and install necessary theme and plugins, then start writing. If you have any questions, please be free to ask using the comment form below.