How Not to Start a Blog in India?
Want start a blog? Learn these important factors to begin blogging in India. Indian Internet world has huge opportunity for aspiring bloggers and plenty options for handsome income each month.
Blogging has gained tremendous fame in last one decade. Especially the recent JIO internet revolution in India in 2016 has created awareness among youth and professionals about various sources of online money making solutions. Blog is one of them. Most of aspiring bloggers jump straight into blogging after knowing people are making millions of rupees each month from this medium with or without little knowledge. As Gurus have mentioned little knowledge is too dangerous for any professional growth. In this article, I am going to mention the real loop holes in today's approach towards blogging, reasons behind constant failures (Less or no revenue) and what are the most common mistakes you must have to avoid to start a blog in India.
Start a Blog
In India, we have flood of opportunity to explore especially in the field of blogging. This is one big secret if not today then tomorrow you are going to understand for sure. So spend time to learn as much as possible each day. To start a blog in India you must have to know what is a blog first?
What is a blog?
Blog is an approach in which an author writes articles frequently and each articles are written in a informal way. Yes 'informal way'. If you look closely to this article, then you would notice, this article is a blog and it is written in a very informal manner. A news article, mathematics topic, science topic, official document etc. are written in a formal way. (But still in the name of blogging, so many author writes article in formal form.)
Blog is the word appeared from Web Log. And the story behind it is, people used to write their daily life experience in their diaries and as internet grew, website came into play, people started to write online. Gradually they wrote about different topics. And today, blogging is million dollar industry. People are making handsome money.
Do people make millions from blogging? Reality or Rumor?
Its a reality. There are people who are making millions each month from simple blogging. But there are also people who are not able to make few dollars in couple of months. And the prime reason behind such failure are lack of required knowledge.
Where do people Blog?
As I have mentioned in the above, blogging is about informal article writing. Then a common question rises where should one write article? And the answer is in a website.
The moment when an aspiring blogger hears "website", immediate gets scare. Reason for this is no knowledge of coding or programming. Believe me, there are plenty of free platforms available where you can blog and earn money with out having any knowledge of coding or programming.
Free Blogging Platforms List
- Blogger (Google)
All you have to do is, create an account for free at the above any one of the platform and write article. If you have sent an email, then you could easily write an article on these platforms.
Because these platforms are free, so there are plenty limitations. It differs site to site. Thats why people opt for paid platform.
To run a website, we need three things.(Even if some one is not aware of coding then also he or she can run a website.)
- Domain Name
Hosting is a kind of server where we keep all the required webpage files inside the server. For beginners, shared hosting is best.
Shared hosting costs in between 200 rupees to 1500 rupees per month.
Godaddy, Bluehost, Bigrock, Hostinger, Hostgator are few popular company in India.
Facebook.com, google.com, instagram.com these names are known as domain name. These domain names are registered to a particular company. So no other people or company get this domain name. So to run a website you have to register a domain name first.
So first decide what kind of domain name you want for your site then check if the domain name is available. Godaddy, Hostgator, Hostinger, Big Rock, Blue host are few popular company in India that provide domain registration. If a domain name is available then purchase immediate before any one else purchase it.
If you are not aware of coding then no need to worry. There is free software package "wordpress" available. Just download and install it. Your website is ready in couple of minutes. And write as much article as you want.
There are more than 70% websites which use Wordpress and are making crores of money.
So far we have understood blogging is about article writing, to write a blog we need a website, for website we have two options, free platforms and paid platforms.
But what about making money from Blog!
How do people generate money from blogging?
There are broadly three ways people make money from blogging.
- Showing Advertisements in their blog post
- Affiliate Program
- Selling own products
There are plenty ad networks in India which are interested to show ads in blog websites. And share commission with the blog owner. The entire process is so simple that, a blogger has to copy four lines of code from the desired ad network into their blog post. And earns good money.
One adnetwork which is so popular that 90% of blogger prefer is Adsense. Adsense is the product of Google. And it is popular because it maintains transparency and provides highest revenue to website owner in the entire market.
Affiliate Program are another but very effective way to make money with less website traffic. There are plenty company which provide affiliate marketing. If some one helps a company to sell a particular product then that company pays commission. This commission could be more than 20% or 30% of the product price. Imagine you have helped a company to sell a 3 lakh laptop, and you earned straight 30% of commission.
How do people help to sell a product?
People those who have a website or blog site, they write article about the product and put a link of the product inside their article. Upon sales, there is sure shot commission.
Who in the market are providing Affiliate Program?
Amazon, Flipkart are the popular affiliate programms available in India. Visit their site and join their affiliate program. People are not only writing blog articles to generate revenue but they simply share affiliate link at facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr and are making good money.
Selling own Products
Yes, with your website, you can sell your own products. Even if you have no idea about coding, you can use woocommerce plugin for your wordpress site. And integrate a payment gateway. Payment gateway such razorpay, instacash, ccavenue etc.. Payment gateway is going to collect your payment through debit card, credit card, internet banking, wallet on your behalf and after deducting their commission (3%) they transfer rest money to your account.
Important factors that are responsible for generating revenue
Honestly speaking, blogging is not difficult. It is easy. That's why people are blogging. It has handsome income each month. But to have this handsome income one must have to understand few important factors.
- For revenue or earning from a website, traffic is essential. Traffic means the number of visitors to a website. High traffic means high revenue. Now, if you think then you would wonder you have various options to pull traffic to your website. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Linkedin are few popular sites which has flood of traffic. Share your webpage link and drive traffic to your website. There is another option, if your webpage appear in google search result then you have flood of traffic to your website.
- Successful blog site is not the one which has traffic from facebook, twitter or any such platform. A blog site is successul if it has traffic from google search result. Because biggest population on earth uses google for various search. And if your webpage appear in google search result, then you can gain millions of traffic and millions of money as well.
- Whole game of blogging is centered around getting traffic from Google. To rank a webpages of a website in Google.
To rank webpage in google search result we must have to understand how Google understands a webpage. (We are going to cover this topic in some other article)