6 Questions to ask yourself before starting a blog

The latest trend in earning an online income is through niche blogging. Before you start a new blog, the items you need to put in research are

  • Which is the niche or topic that I need to start my blog on
  • What should be the appropriate domain name for the blog
  • Which web hosting should I select
  • What should be my posting frequency
  • When do I start monetizing my blog
  • What is my Business model

Once you have answers to these 6 questions, you should be all set to make money online blogging. Now let me give you short answers to all the six questions so that you could make money the way I do.

Which is the niche or topic that I need to start my blog on?

My first advice to you is to select the niche that you are really passionate about and then take on your blog from there, writing and delivering quality content to your members.

In case you want to develop a blog only for money minting purpose you could refer to the list of highest paying Adsense keywords and develop a new blog around that niche to earn the maximum out of Adsense clicks unlike the low paying niches.

What should be the appropriate domain name for the blog?

Regarding finding a new domain name of your blog, the factors you should be considering are

  • A unique domain name
  • A name that would support or justify your blog niche
  • A decent TLD like.com or .net or even regional if the niche is location based

You could refer to my article here on Orangecopper on how to find a brandable domain name

Which web hosting should I select?

Web hosting is very important when it comes to creating your own website or blog. You should make sure you select a very dependable web hosting company. Usually when you start your blog, you could start with a shared hosting and later when your traffic builds up you could migrate to a dedicated hosting. You could refer to the best web hosting companies of 2011 here and select from the list of the best and the most economic hosting.

What should be my posting frequency?

Make sure you have a decent posting frequency. Especially when you have a regular readership – It’s your duty to remind your visitors about your blog and the quality content you deliver. Also regular posting would help your blog get crawled and indexed quickly on search engines.

When do I start monetizing my blog?

This is the part that most are interested in and the fact is that this should come the last in the chain of blogging activities. You should start monetizing your blog when you have enough traffic – else its like showing a movie without audience.  To know how I monetize my blogs you could see this link here

What is your business model?

By now you should already know that blogging is no more a hobby. It’s a service of information providing and also a business model. You could learn about the different earning options from a blog here

Hope this article was helpful


  1. Sam June 15, 2011
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