How to write for a blog! A money-making blog as well!

Today I am going to go over with you how to write for a blog. I think most people have thought about setting up a blog, but if you’ve never done it, you might wonder 1) What does it cost? 2) Is there a monthly fee? 3) What would I put in my blog? 4) Can I make money on a blog?

Well, wonder no more. I’m going to show you exactly how you can set up a blog for free (100% free), have free hosting, free training and maintain your website for free. I’m also going to show you how you can get more training and make money on your blog through the Wealthy Affiliate program.

Let me go through a training inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform that will outline how to write for a blog! You’ll see the value of this program, and I’ll show you how you can get your blog started for free! This is an outline of just one training module, but you can actually see just about the whole training library in this article here, which will give you an idea of the scope of this program:

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Creating your initial website content

In this training called Creating your Initial Website Content, which is done by Kyle, one of the Wealthy Affiliate program owners, Kyle goes over one of the key elements in writing for a blog, and that is connecting with your audience.

How To Write for a Blog

When you set up your blog, you’re going to choose a “niche” (subject of your site).  If you’ve been thinking about writing for a blog, I’m pretty sure you’ve probably got a subject matter in mind already, maybe even a passion of yours?

With me, the first website I ever set up was my health and nutrition site because I am a fanatic about it! I have been studying nutrition for most of my adult life, and I finally had a venue to talk about it and share all the great information I had with others. I was super excited about it.

Do you have a passion? Have you given thought to your “niche?”

If you want, you can read this article here which goes into detail about choosing a niche:

What is a Niche and How to Choose

WHAT IS A NICHE AND HOW TO CHOOSE

Connecting with your audience

Kyle teaches repeatedly this key ingredient in online marketing success, and that is connecting with your audience. Once you have chosen your niche, you need to know the people you are serving with your site. The main purpose of your blog is to dispense important information to the people who are looking for it. Perhaps you will be answering questions your readers have or guiding them to resources to assist them.

Here is a glimpse inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform where you can see how each aspect of the set-up of your site is covered by the training.

This article goes over building trust and becoming an “authority” on your niche. This is critical to your success as a blogger. People want to know that when they come to your site, they can trust the information there. They feel you are honest and know what you are talking about, and they subscribe to your site and come back to it for more information!

People tend to put making money from their site ahead of its main purpose, which is to help people. As long as you keep helping people and connecting with them at the forefront of your blogging, the money will come in naturally.

 

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Site content feature

Kyle goes on to explain in this training all about the “Site Content” feature of the platform. The Site Content program is a writer’s dream come true. You don’t have to pay for an editing software program, you can use the Site Content platform as shown here:

How to write for a blog

Here’s what I love about the Site Content program. It keeps track of the number of characters as you write, as well as the number of paragraphs and the number of headings in real time:

How To Write For a Blog

This is an important feature, because you will learn that the search engines like articles that are at least 1,000 characters long and have at least 6 paragraphs and 5 headings. You never have to stop and count or guess where you’re at, you can see it as you type! It’s a great feature!

My other absolutely favorite feature is the grammar checker. It checks for:

  1. – Grammar
  2. – Spelling
  3. – Punctuation
  4. – Sentence Structure

Here is a video of it in action:

Duplicate Content Feature

You’ve seen the sites, right? The ones that tell you they have the “secret formula” and you can buy in and just use their templates for instant success? Well, that can’t work, and I’ll tell you why. If you are trying to be seen by people, if you want the search engines to take you seriously and present your site in their results, you need to have unique content!

That’s where the Duplicate Content feature comes in super handy. If you have content on your site that the search engines would consider duplicate to another site, this program will let you know before you publish it.

Take a look here at the process happening on the site:

Video and Written Training

People learn in different ways. Some people would rather read, and some like video tutorials. One of the big benefits of the Wealthy Affiliate training program is you get both! Kyle is big on video tutorials, but he goes through and explains everything in writing as well! It’s an easy-to-understand program with options for learning:

How to write for a Blog

Tasks

What good is training without implementation? You will be learning and doing as you go along. I had my first website up and running on my first day of training in the Wealthy Affiliate program! That’s what I love about their university, you earn as you learn!

Kyle gets you going right away, with the task at hand in this lesson to make your “About Me” page. This is definitely an important page on your site and one that people will go to often to see what you (or your company) are about. You see, it’s the details and all the seemingly small things that Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t brush over. The marketers depend on Wealthy Affiliate for the whole picture and thorough training, and they definitely deliver!

So here, you see, Kyle goes into the creation of your About Me (mine is about Babs) page. After he explains what you want to include in your About Me page to gain credibility and trust as well as providing information about you personally and your experience in your niche, he then has you create your Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure pages.

How to write for a blog

 

I see so many affiliate websites through other companies that don’t include these important pages. Wealthy Affiliate stresses the importance of them and teaches you exactly how to set them up. Like I said, they really leave no stone unturned!

How to Write for a Blog

Your first step is to go ahead and get your free Starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate.  You can upgrade after you complete the training and have your sites up and running, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days of setting up, you can do the first month for only $19.  That’s a pretty good savings, and it will give you the opportunity to get in and make sure you love it as much as I do!

There’s no contract, so you never have to upgrade, and you can cancel anytime if you do!  Here’s what you get:

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

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30 comments

  1. This is really good and educating post. There is so much advantage in using wealthy affiliated tools for learning how to write and monetize your blog. Their site content is really easy to learn for even newbie like.  I learnt almost everything I know today through the wealthy affiliate. It is very easy learning blogs from there

  2. You’ve provided a pretty detailed description of the inside of the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Looks like it’s a complete package and at the price offered for its Premium membership, it’s a steal. One question though. Is Wealthy Affiliate more suited for beginners? I mean, can someone who’s already with a little bit of experience in blogging find Wealthy Affiliate less useful since the person might want advanced stuff as far as the training and other materials are concerned? Is Wealthy Affiliate only for affiliate marketers and not for someone who’s looking at other aspects of digital marketing like copywriting and creation of YouTube videos?

    1. There are people on the platform that have been marketing for 15 years.  It is definitely designed for any level.  It’s a business in a box, with all the hosting and support, the Jaaxy Keyword tool, and more training than one could do in a lifetime.   – Babs

  3. Thanks Babs for this comprehensive post on how to write for a blog. The content you provided would indeed be a great resources for anyone that wants to write a blog. Everyone can blog, however WA makes it easy for anyone to make money in blogging through the numerous resources on the platform. As a starter, you joined with $0, you have access to 2 websites and are given unlimited time to explore the numerous opportunities on the platform.The trainings and the support available for internet marketer are second to none. Great post Babs 

    1. thanks, Tolu!  I appreciate that!  Yes, the resources are amazing, and I actually upgraded to Premium within a couple of days, I knew it was the real deal!  – Babs  

  4. Great post and awesome writeup I must add. I’m new to blogging and i find your writeup very good and worth emulating, the way you outline what must be done too is excellent and I think I’m going to keep a tab in your website to share and follow up on your next posts. Good work, keep it up. 

    1. You can merely subscribe over on the sidebar, and you will receive an email notification whenever a new post is made.  It’s a super easy way to keep up on everything posted here on my site.  – Babs

  5. Nice article you wrote on how to write a blog and making making at that. I must commend you for writing this article. I know many newbies will find it so helpful in their journey on how to be a successful blogger and thanks for using wealthy affiliate for the coaching on the article.

    Most of the mistakes many make start from choosing the right niche, and keywords go a long way in the success of any blog and after that writing of a good quality content for the blog.

    1. You’re so right, and with all this help from Wealthy Affiliate on choosing the right niche and the Jaaxy keyword research tool, it really makes it seamless!   thanks for stopping by!  – Babs

  6. I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and intriguing to me.to start a money making blog, it requires patience. Many rush into it for money, not for passion. This article should be read and digested by every blog owner and affiliate marketer. Identifying your niche and putting down good content. This article has shown us some features to be in consideration such like grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.  A unique content can turn our traffic into money. Thanks for the post!

    1. Yes, none of us is perfect with our grammar and spelling, so what a great tool to have at your disposal as a member (even a Starter member) to write content.  It just makes it so much easier!  – Babs

  7. I appreciate your time and effort in putting this training guide on writing for a blog and making a blog. I joined wealthy affiliate just few weeks ago and the training and courses are really amazing. Thanks for sharing and giving further explanation on it again for further understanding. With this training I know how to build my site and blog and also make a earning on it. Thanks alot you did a great job, Babs!

    1. Oh, thanks so much, I appreciate your kind words.  I’m glad if I gave you some clarification, and please stop by often!  – Babs

  8. Wealthy Affiliate does equip one on how to write for a blog and a money making blog as well, with all those resources for a pittance, it is worth the try. I personally would have a little problem if there was only a video tutorial because I prefer to read,implement ,read,  redo it and apply it yet again and with video tutorial, it would take up a lot of data. So, it definitely works well with my style. I’d be glad to start writing on my blog like a professional. 

    1. Yes, absolutely, I really do love that they provide training in a couple of different ways because people do learn in many different ways, and you’re right about the data usage, some people have to be careful of their data and watching videos definitely chews on that.  I am lucky that I have unlimited data at my home, so I do like the videos, but I also like to read, so I’m with you, totally glad they provide the training in written format as well!  – Babs

  9. This is great for anyone wishing to start an online business, informative, interesting, straightforward  and knowledgeable.

    Written in a friendly way too.

    I wish I had known about online marketing years ago, I did have a wordpress blog for a while but at the time I had no idea that I could  have used it to generate an income.

    This post is invaluable for anyone to read and absorb to help them start.

    1. Hey, Louise, thanks for the nice input about this article! I really appreciate it.  I have been marketing online for many years, but hey, you’re here now, and hopefully you are a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate.  It’s the road to success!  – Babs

  10. Hi there, thanks for dropping this article on how to write for blog website and be making money. I must say u have really enlightened me the more on blog post writing. I actually just joined wealthy affiliate and I have tried to upgrade to premium membership in order to be to partake in the tutorial of Kyle and also I have created my niche. With your explanation here I can be able to write my blog post without any issues. Thanks 

    1. That is great because the real value is in the Premium membership in my opinion.  There is so much training that I don’t think a person could do it all in a lifetime.  It’s pretty incredible, and there is so much value to this program.  Work hard, follow the plan as it’s outlined in the training, and you will find great success.  I wish you the best of luck, and please let me know how I can help you along the way.  I’m “BabsieRocks” inside the platform!  Don’t be a stranger!  – Babs

  11. Hey babs

    I totally understand why you like the site content feature it is very nice to be able to track your goals and your progression as you are creating content. I love to use this and found myself creating much more easy with my goal counter in my face. My only issue with this platform is the grammar check. I’ve found myself having to go back to do another check and found some corrections that needed to be done.

    Overall the value of wealthy affiliate has proven to be Top rated and very easy to use in my book. I find the training to be made for all to comprehend. When I began my level of computer knowledge was non existent and i have grown to a pretty decent level of understanding.

    I second this review and give a thumbs up

    thanks for sharing,

    Shannon

    1. Well, thank you very much, Shannon!  I’m glad we agree!  I do agree with you about the grammar checker!  I, personally, read through each post personally before I release it, and I run through the grammar checker a couple of times.  I do find that sometimes it doesn’t catch everything the first time, so I do recommend a couple of times through.  Nothing is better than personally reading through it yourself, though.  – Babs

  12. Hi Babs, 

    I have been a blogger for 4 years now and sometimes I get stuck on what to write on my blog.  Do you ever get stuck on what to share and how much to share of your personal life?

    My blog is about “Ideas 2 Bucks” a play on words is that a good idea or not?

    Thanks for your help

    Ann

    1. Hey, Ann, Great to hear from you, and I’d be happy to take a look at your site.  I like “Ideas 2 bucks” – that’s cute!  I like it!  As far as what to share and not to share?  That is a very personal decision, so it’s hard for me to say what you should and shouldn’t share.  For me, I share my personal stories when I feel they will help someone else.  You want to remember to always make your site about helping others.  That should always be your first priority!  – Babs

  13. Before Wealthy Affiliate, I had one blog that was simultaneously serving as a home to my personal musings and an advertising mechanism for my freelance writing services. Since starting on the platform, I’ve been able to monetize my original and create three others that are also helping me earn a location-independent income! 

  14. Prior to becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate and using Site Content blog writing platform, I was a member of Empower Network. As EN members then, we were using a similar tool called Kalatu template blogging system where the blogger are being asked with questions and by putting your answer to the boxes, it ends up writing content for you. It was very convenient and has attracted a lot of masses to blogging, but in reality is, the supposed to be bloggers didn’t really learned how to write real blog posts. What I am proud with WA’s Site Content is, although there are guides like headings in the templates available inside Site Content, at least they are just guides to help extract what are your thoughts and help you write your thoughts. End result is, people really learn how to write blog posts, genuine blog posts audience will love to read.

    1. The Wealthy Affiliate platform really teaches that you need to focus on content and writing unique, quality content is king!  I appreciate all I have learned, and continue to learn, from Wealthy Affiliate!   – Babs

  15. Hey Babs, thanks for writing this article on how to write for blog website and also make money simultaneously.  Its a cool deal, I am sure. I must say you have really enlightened me more on blog post writing. I just joined wealthy affiliate in order to partake in the tutorial with Kyle and also I am on my move to create my niche. With your explanation here I can be able to write my blog post without any issues. Thanks once more!

    1. Oh, thank you, Sanni, and you’re very welcome!  It’s my pleasure to provide you with this information!  – Babs

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