Do you want to start up a blog in school and earn money? If yes, then you are in the right place. Today, I will be showing you how to create a blog in school and earn cool money. I am very optimistic that you will enjoy this article. Just sit calmly as i tide you over.
Evidently, it is very absurd to be a good student blogger, that don’t teach other student how to start up a blog in school and make money like i do. Well, i don’t want to be a greedy blogger, and for that reason, i constructed this comprehensive article to help every student who is aspiring to be a good blogger. Trust me, i will touch almost everything you need to know about blogging here. All you have to do, is to read painstakingly so that you will not miss out any part of this tutorial.
Meanwhile, I did like to highlight everything that will be discussed in this article first (in my table of contents). This will help you to easily navigate through this article for better understanding.
What is a blog?
According to Wikipedia, a blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web (WWW) consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. It is pertinent to know that a blog can be owned by two of more persons. One major characteristic of a blog, is that it is frequently updated.
Who is a blogger?
From the above definition of a blog, one can say that a blogger is a person who updates a blog website. A blogger manages, maintains and makes sure that relevant information are published in a blog. Yeah! Those are the major functions of every blogger.
What is the difference between a blog and a website?
Many people don’t actually know the difference between a blog and a website. Some people even say they are the same. But i don’t agree with that. So what then is the difference between a blog and a website? The difference lies in their key characteristics.
While a blog is meant to be frequently updated with fresh and relevant information, a website may not by updated. It is noteworthy to know, that all blogs are website, but not all websites are blogs. Hope you can now differentiate the two?
What are the advantages of blogging in school?
There are so many advantages of being a blogger. As a student, some of the things you stand to gain as a blogger are:
1. Respect from people: This is largely true. Bloggers are one of the most respected people in the society. They are respected because, they disseminate information to the world.
2. Fun: Yeah! Blogging can also be fun. Well, this is not totally true because, some people think it is a strenuous activity.
3. Blogging gives you cool cash: One of the best ways to make money online, is through blogging. With blogging you can earn up to $100 every month. No doubt. I am a living witness.
4. Blogging is the easiest way to become a celebrity: Apparently, to become a celebrity you have to possess an outstanding quality. Well with blogging, you don’t need any outstanding quality. You only have to work hard.
5. Blogging is informative: I must tell you the truth. There are so many things I learned when blogging, that I am not sure any other person would have taught me till today. So you see, blogging in school is another tentative way you can learn.
Disadvantage of blogging in school
Yes. Above are some of the advantages of being a blogger in school. But wait. Don’t you think there are also some disadvantages of blogging in school? No! There is only one disadvantage of blogging in know.
1. Blogging is strenuous: It will be very bad if I don’t tell you this. Many bloggers out there, fail to inform their visitors about this. And when these visitors start up their blogs, they find it difficult to coup in the blogosphere. I am therefore informing you today, that blogging is strenuous. It only takes passion for one to be successful in the blogosphere.
Two important things a good blogger should know
1. Blogging does not produce money over night:
I laugh at students who think they can make millions in just two weeks they start blogging. Have it in mind that blogging is not going to start producing money over night. In fact, before you can start making a reasonable amount of money from blogging, you must have been in the game for not less than 6 (six) months. Yes! That is just the truth. No doubt.
2. Blogging is not for every student:
You may be wondering, why do i have to say this? Well like I said, this article is going to give you everything you need to start up a blog in school. But not just how to start up a blog in school, it will also educate you about blogging. Now, lets go back to my assertion above.
Apparently, there are some course in school that are known to be unduly difficult (Examples are: Law, medicine, pharmacy etc). And for students that study such courses, blogging and schooling will be like hell on earth. For me, I will recommend blogging for students who are studying less difficult courses.
Where is the best place to start up a blog?
When you talk about creating a blog, one important thing you should take note of, is the platform to start up your blog. You must note that the place where you start your blog will go a long way to determine whether or not you will succeed in the blogosphere.
The two best places to start up a blog is Blogger and WordPress. Over the last few years, Blogger and WordPress have been the most popular blogging platforms in the world. But you may still want to ask, “which one is the best among the two (Blogger and WordPress)?”
To answer that question, I will discuss the two blogging platforms and tell you the one I will personally recommend for every student blogger out there.
Blogger: Blogger is owned by Google. It was created in 1999. Blogger.com is indeed, one of the best blogging platform for everyone. It is a free platform with awesome features. I personally recommend this platform for every new and inexperienced blogger. It is free and easy to manage a blog in blogger. One striking thing about blogger.com is that, a person can make income without paying for hosting like in WordPress.
WordPress.com is a free blogging platform. Just like Blogger.com, WordPress.com is built with so many features. Nevertheless, you must note that with WordPress.com, one cannot earn money from blogging. Yes! That is the major disadvantage of blogging on WordPress.com.
WordPress.org: WordPress.org is a not a totally free blogging platform. To use this platform, one must buy a hosting plan from any hosting company around the world. For me, this is best platform for every blogger. With WordPress.org you can earn money from your blog. Coupled with that, WordPress.org allows you to be in full control of your blog.
Recommendation: Both WordPress and Blogger are good blogging platforms. Nevertheless, I strongly advise every new blogger to use Blogger. It is free of charge. But for those who want to become professional bloggers, WordPress (WordPress.org precise) is the best platform for you.
What is a blog Niche?
Now that you have known the best platform for you to start up your blog, the next thing to do is to choose a blog niche. But wait, what is a blog Niche?
A blog niche is simply what a person is blogging about. For instance, my blog (latestjambnews.com) is an education blog. So, my niche is education. There are so many other niches one can choose to blog about. Some of which are:
- Technology etc.
It is important to note that the niche you choose to blog on, can also determine whether or not, you will succeed in the blogosphere. It is therefore, advisable for bloggers to think wisely before picking a blog Niche. Remember to go for your passion.
Having discussed the elementary things you need to know about blogging, lets go into creating a blog.
How to create a blog
Yes, this is the most important part of this article. Here, I will teach you (in summery), how to create both a Blogger blog and a WordPress blog. All I want you to do is to read this part carefully. After now, you will be able to start up a blog in school and earn cool money. Lets get going.
How to create a blogger blog
To create a blogger blog, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Visit Blogger website using the link below:
Step 2. Click on “Create New Blog“.
Step 3. Input your desired email address.
Note: Make sure your email is a valid email. Also, make sure you keep your password safe. It will be used to log you into your blogger dashboard.
Step 4. Now, enter your email password in the field provided.
Step 5. A box will appear asking you to provide your blog name and blog URL address.
Step 6. Enter the blog name and address you want in the space provided.
Note that you have to change your blog URL address if it has been taken.
Now, choose your blog theme and click on “Create blog“.
Yes! You just created a blogger blog. All you have to do now, is to start publishing your article, and implementing good SEO practises in your new blog.
How to create a WordPress blog
To create a WordPress.org blog, follow the steps below:
Buy a hosting from any good hosting company. These are some of the best hosting companies in know:
- Bluetooth host
Creating a WordPress.org blog depends on the hosting you are on. So, I advise you to follow the guides stated by your hosting company to create your blog.
How to earn from blogging
Sure, this is the section some of you have been waiting for. So, how can one earn money from blogging.
There are basically three ways to make money from blogging in school namely:
1. Advertisement from Ads programs:
This is one of the most tentative ways many bloggers earn their income. Here, all you have to do is to apply at any popular ads program as a publisher. When your account is approved, you will start earning from the advertisements you make in your site.
Here are some of the top advert programs you should try:
2. Advertisement from firms/organisation:
Yes! Business organisations may also want to advertise on your site. When they do, you will make a lot of income. This is also one of the most popular ways to make money from blogging.
This is another smart way to make money from blogging. Here, all you have to do is to collect your affiliation link from any affiliation program you signed up with, and place the link on your site.
There are many other ways you can make money from your blog online. But truth me, these are the best and most tentative ways.
I strongly believe everything you need to start up a blog and earn money online has been stated in this article. Trust me, blogging is ideal for every student. I strongly advise you to start up your blog today and start making cash. Note that this article is still open for contributions and questioning. Hope you enjoyed the ride? Let me know using the comment box.