Do you want to learn how to start a blog in Nigeria? O yes, I guess that’s why you are here. You are obviously in the right place, good to have you here. Without further ado we will be delving on how to start a blog in Nigeria.
Below are what we are going to cover in this article
- What is a blog
- How to start a blog
- How to monetize your blog in Nigeria
What is a blog?
According to oxford dictionary, a blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group,that is written in an informal or conversational style. While blogging is the process of writing and publishing useful contents to a particular audience in order to help them in one way or the other. That’s just the simple meaning of blogging.
There is nothing difficult about blogging as far as you know your way through, anyway that’s why I’m here for you to make it easy for you to understand.
Just so you know, blogging allures a lot of things, below are some of it
- Attracts audience
- It creates opportunities
- Enables you to meet new people
- Makes one stand out
- Builds engagement
- It allows you make money … loll
Now, the question comes, how do I start a blog?
How To Start A Blog In Nigeria
Before we proceed, there is something I will like to shed light on, so you wont be lost, its called niche. I’m pretty sure you must have heard some bloggers saying this, “what’s your niche?”
Before you start a blog you need to choose a profitable niche. A niche simply means a specific category your blog focus on, it could be entertainment,education,lifestyle,fashion,recipes and food,travel etc. I hope you grab this concept right?
After knowing the niche you want to focus on, the next thing is to get the name you want to use, well, you might be lost trying to get a name, there are sites where you could generate name from by just putting two keywords together. Nameboy.com got you covered on this.
Straight away, once you get the name also known as domain name, you will need to purchase the domain name, as for this I recommend namecheap due to the fact that they are one of the best hosting companies in the world, if not the best sef (no downtime, excellent customer care service, cheap hosting services etc) . All you need to do is to go to namecheap.com, input the domain name you want to buy and search for its availability, if its available then you can purchase the domain name along side a hosting. What about if the domain name you want to buy isn’t available, what do you do? Just try and play around the name, you will definitely see a name similar to that which is available.
After a successful purchase of the domain name plus hosting, you will receive a mail with some details from your hosting company. One of the details you will receive is your cpanel login details, it entails your username and your password. Your cpanel url is usually something like this www.yoursitename.com/cpanel. I really hope you are following, or should we go for a commercial break? Loll
Next, after a successful login to your cpanel, you will see something similar to this below, depending on your hosting company. If at all you don’t see something similar, just search for softaculous Apps installer.
Just before we proceed I will recommend wordpress platform for blogging because of some few things which are;
- Very easy to customize with themes and plugins
- It is SEO friendly
- Very very easy to manage
- It is safe and secure. Etc
Now, back to softaculous app installer, click on it and locate wordpress, install it on your domain.
Don’t forget the details you filled in before installing it o. Once you have successfully installed it,login to your site via www.yoursirename.com/wp-admin and install the necessary plugins such as Jetpack, Akismet, Yoast SEO etc.
Presently, your blog is almost ready, go to appearances, click themes, then click add new, search for a cool theme and install it after which you can customize it to your own taste, if you don’t know how to customize it, you can hit me up on whatsapp +2348105689683.
Once you are done customizing it, I’m sure you love your new blog look. The next thing to do is to start writing “SEO FRIENDLY CONTENTS” a weekly article of 1000 words will be good for a start, ensure your articles are unique.
How To Monetize Your Blog In Nigeria
There are a lot of ways to monetize your blog depending on the audience you have. You can monetize your blog through;
- Adnetworks (adsense,infolinks,revenuehits) you can apply on adnetworks to sell your ad placements, by placing their ads and getting paid for clicks
- PPD,PPA: these networks run on CPC,CPA,CPD(costper click/cost per download/cost peraction)
- Sell ebooks: if you know something really well and your readers are interested in learning about it you can write ebook and sell it to your audience
- Sponsored posts: it gets a little tricky here, convince companies in your niche to pay you certain amount to write a positive review of their products, you can make 80–100$ per post if your blog has good number of readers and authority.
You can also monetize your site through affiliate marketing as this is one of the way monetizing way.
With this, you are all set to start your blog.
Blogging is a very profitable business. It has proved to be very profitable for me.
With all the above explanations, that is how to start a blog in Nigeria.