It’s going to take you about 6 minutes to read this post. And within that time, I’m going to show you what a blog is, and how you can use it to do things such as:

  • Grow your business
  • Make money
  • Sell the crap out of your products
  • Share your message and ideas online
  • Connect with like-minded people

By Bright Ochuko

Though, I’ll be focusing on the first two, which are “growing your business” and “making money”. So, if you have 6 minutes and you’re interested in this kind of stuff, then I implore you to read on.

My name is Bright Ochuko. I love blogging for several reasons. One of the reasons is that it allows me to share my ideas to people.

Secondly, which is one of the most important reasons is that it is my source of income. I make money from my blogs.

In fact blogging is my main source of generating income, and I will show you how to do the same.

Below is the income report from one of my blogs. I monetize the blog through Amazon Associates.

It’s going to take you about 6 minutes to read this post. And within that time, I’m going to show you what a blog is, and how you can use it to do things such as:

  • Grow your business
  • Make money
  • Sell the crap out of your products
  • Share your message and ideas online
  • Connect with like-minded people

By Bright Ochuko

Though, I’ll be focusing on the first two, which are “growing your business” and “making money”. So, if you have 6 minutes and you’re interested in this kind of stuff, then I implore you to read on.

My name is Bright Ochuko. I love blogging for several reasons. One of the reasons is that it allows me to share my ideas to people.

Secondly, which is one of the most important reasons is that it is my source of income. I make money from my blogs.

In fact blogging is my main source of generating income, and I will show you how to do the same.

Below is the income report from one of my blogs. I monetize the blog through Amazon Associates.

That blog generates over $2000 USD a month from Amazon associates as at last year. Which is quite impressive for one simple blog I created in less than 3 weeks. Right?

If you want to learn how I do this, then read on as I show you exactly what blogging is all about and how you can start a successful blog right away.

What is a blog?

Well, I’m not going to write out a definition here for you, because if you need the definition of a blog, you can simply type it on Google. Right?

I want to explain what a blog is and what blogging is all about in the simplest way possible so that you can understand it.

First of all, what you’re reading right now is a blog post, and bloggerstream.com is my blog. I created bloggerstream.com because I have a lot of experience about blogging and I know what it is.

I know that there are lots of people out there who don’t know what I know. So, I created a website (or blog), which is bloggerstream.com to share my knowledge about blogging with other people who are still new or still learning about blogging.

In other words, a blog is simply a website or webpage which you can create by yourself to share your ideas or knowledge about a particular subject or topic with other people who are interested in learning about that topic.

So, take for instance, you like cooking a lot and you know how to cook different kinds of food or delicacy, and you want to show other people or share your ideas about cooking with other people.

You can simply create a webpage online, and share with other people what you know about cooking. Once you create that website or webpage, and you show people how to cook any kind of food in it, then you have a blog already, and you’re already blogging.

Like I said earlier, bloggerstream.com is my blog. You’re reading one of my blog post, where I’m showing you what blogging is all about.

With that little explanation, I hope you know what blogging is all about now. Now let’s move on.

Why start a blog?

First of all, like I said earlier, blogging is about sharing your knowledge and ideas about a particular subject or topic (which is usually known as Niche in blogging).

So, one reason why people blog is that they want to share their ideas with the world. They want to share their point of view on a particular subject or topic.

Take me for instance, I know there are many blogs out there that teach people how to blog, but I still created bloggerstream which is a blog where I teach people about blogging.

Why? Because I think the information out there is not simple enough for people to understand. Some people really make the whole thing complicated. So, I think I can make it simpler for people to learn blogging.

That is one reason. Blogging help you share and spread your ideas.

Blogging as a business

Now, if you start a blog and you do it right, you can start making money from it. When I say money, I mean a lot of money.

This is one reason why the majority of people start blogs. I mean, who doesn’t want to make money? I don’t know about you, but I want to make money too.

That is one more reason why I started blogging. So far, I have about 2 successful niche specific blogs. Later, you’ll come to understand, what a niche specific blog is.

So, blogging is a business as well. In fact, it’s a very big online business which people start today. Now, if you’re really new to blogging, you might be wondering right now, how do people make money from blogging?

That is called blog monetization, and that is another whole topic which I intend to cover in another post or series of posts.

For now, let me shed a little light on blog monetization or how to make money from a blog.

When you have a blog, you can easily monetize it if people do visit your blog regularly on a daily basis. Let’s take our cooking blog example which I mentioned earlier.

If you start a blog about cooking, and you continually share with other people how to cook different kinds of food in your blog. Trust me, over time a lot of people will know you and your blog, especially if your blog has really helped them and they will continue to visit your blog.

Over time, you can decide to sell something to them if you want to. You can create a cook book, and sell it on your blog, and people will buy.

Another way you can monetize your blog is by placing advertisement on your blog. If you have a really popular blog, people or advertisers will contact you for a chance to place their adverts on your blog, and they will pay you money to place those adverts there, if you allow them.

I love football a lot and I usually visit this blog, goal.com to check for sports news. If you visit goal.com right now, you’re going to see different advertisement in the site.

Let me share a screenshot with you.

You can see from the screenshot above that right at the top of the page, circled with red is an advert advertising MTN. Even the sides of the webpage is also advertising MTN.

So, one of the ways you can make money from a blog is by placing ads from advertisers on your blog.

There are many other ways to monetize a blog or website, one of which is affiliate marketing. I personally monetize my blogs through affiliate marketing and I know how it works. But I’m not going to go fully into blog monetization now, because that is another whole topic and that is not the purpose of this post.

The purpose of this post is to help you know what a blog is, and how to start a successful blog, or be a successful blogger.

Growing an existing business

Another reason why people blog is to grow an existing business.

Still talking about food. Say you have a restaurant, and you’re looking for ways to spread the world about your restaurant and get more customers.

Blogging can help you achieve that. You can create a blog for your restaurant where you share information with the public about your restaurant.

Today, people are always online. So, one of the best places to promote your business or products is online.

Blogging will help you share information about your product online.

Another good example is if you’re a lawyer or law practitioner. Having a blog can help you get more clients.

When people are faced with certain problems, one of the first thing they do to solve their problems is to go online to look for the solution.

They just pick up their phone and Google whatever they're looking for. And Google will show them different blogs talking about what they’re looking for.

So, if you have a blog as a lawyer, when people search for problems relating to your field, then they will find your information online and give you a call, which will give you the opportunity to solve their problems for them.

And that is a new client for you. You didn’t go out there looking for the client. You just created a blog, the client found it and gave you a call.

Starting a successful blog: What it takes

Starting a blog does not mean you’re going to start making money overnight. Many people who start blogs fail to achieve their aim, simply because they don’t know what blogging is all about and they don’t know how to be successful with blogging.

Blogging is very lucrative when done right. But when done wrongly, it almost definitely ends in failure. That is why I have created bloggerstream to help new bloggers and show them how to really create a successful blog.

I don’t have a list of rules you should follow, but I’m going to give you a few tips which have helped me a lot. If you follow them, they’re also going to help you create a super successful blog.

So, here is tip number one.

1. Write or blog about something you love or are eager to learn about

Hey, I can’t start writing about space ships and space crafts because, hello! I know very little if not nothing about spaceships and space crafts.

But I know about blogging and creating successful niche sites or blogs. That is why I created this blog. Do you know about cooking? If yes, you can create a blog about cooking.

Are you very good in talking to other people? Then you can share your secrets with other people. People like me are very shy. I’m an introvert, and I don’t really get along with everybody, except a few.

But, if you are not like me, and you know how to talk to people. You can start a blog about it. People start blogs about playing guitar, about dancing, about singing, about love.

Whatever you really know how to do, you can start a blog about it.

However, you may be wondering right now. What if I don’t know what I’m good at or what I should blog about?

That is one thing that posed a big problem to me before starting my first blog. I really did not know what I should write about.

You know what I did? I love woodworking a lot. But I’m not actually a woodworker. Even though I’ve personally carried out some woodworking projects at home and in school, I don’t really have a lot of experience.

But that did not stop me from starting a blog about woodworking. What I did was that I read what other people are already writing about in their blogs, then I put my own twist to them and published them in my own blog.

With that, I started my own woodworking blog. I monetized it through affiliate marketing. Today, I make over 2 thousand dollars from that blog every month.

That is not a lot of money. But hey, an extra 2000 dollars a month is definitely something.

The point is, you don’t have to be a guru or an expert in any particular field. If you really love that thing and you’re willing to learn about it, then you can learn and share your ideas with other people who don’t already know what you know.

And believe me, there are lots of people out there who don’t know what you know.

2. Stay Consistent

You can’t write one article in your blog today, and you wait till another 2 months before sharing or posting another article to your blog.

If you do that, people will lose interest and nobody will take you serious. So post consistently. Continually engage with your blog audience, and they will not get bored and leave.

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3. Don't start free blogs

To start blogging, you need a blog (i.e the blog itself) to start sharing your ideas.

If you’re really serious about blogging and you want to create a really professional blog that you want to be proud of, and people will take serious, don’t go create a free blog.

Instead, pay for a hosting account with Bluehost or any of the other hosting companies and create your blog with WordPress.

In another post, I will show you how to create your blog from scratch using wordpress and bluehost, so that you can start sharing your ideas online with people and ultimately start making money from your blog.

Creating a professional blog creates a good impression when people visit your blog. Free blogs like blogger.com don’t look professional to people, and they may not take you seriously, unless you’re actually inventing some new stuff like a teleporting machine right there (lol).

So, create a professional wordpress blog, not a free blogger or web 2.0 blog.

The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

I mentioned about 3 important tips you should follow for you to create a successful blog.

However, even if you get them right, success is still not sure, because there’s a final tip I strongly believe you must follow in order for you to ensure success and create a super successful blog.

Following this final tip is very important. Without following it, your chances of success can swim through the eye of a needle without any obstruction.

It is very important that you follow this tip. Why? Because even if you not very good at blogging, if you can pull this last tip off, you’re going have a successful blog, no matter what.

I’ve seen people create shitty blogs, blogging about what I can call nonsense. But just because they used this last tip, they’re making money with their blog and they’re doing very well with it.

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When you join, you’ll find the final tip for you to create a successful blog even if you’re a newbie. It’s the first post there.

Final Thoughts

Like I said earlier, the purpose of this post is to show you what blogging is all about and to show you how you can start a successful blog.

I hope I was successful in doing that. If you have any question or idea, leave a comment below, and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

In my next post, I’ll show you how to create a professional wordpress blog or website using Bluehost and WordPress.

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