Welcome to the free blogging course. We are happy to have you here. This is the first session of the blogging e-course. If you would like to watch the video presentation instead of reading the written content, we have embedded a video below.
Now, without further ado, let’s get started. But before starting this blogging course it is essential to understand the terms ‘blog’ and ‘blogging’. It is also important to know whether blogging is the right fit for you or not.
Blogging Course Overview Video
What Is a Blog?
A blog can be described as a website with dynamic content where new content is frequently published. The blog is a web-property where the articles are arranged in reverse chronological order, with the latest article appearing at the beginning and the oldest in the end.
The content on the blog is mostly written in a conversational or informal style. Most blogs operated today have the main intentions of gaining customers, growing a following and earning revenue online. Now, let’s see whether blogging is right for you or not.
Is blogging right for you? Should you start a blog?
Yes. We believe that blogging is suitable for anyone who wants to create a lifestyle business for himself or herself. Blogging is arguably one of the easiest and the best online business models out there.
The only thing required of you to become a blogger is that you should know how to convey your message in a simple and easy to understand way, which isn’t very difficult to do. If you can write how you speak, you can be a blogger.
Also, the barrier for entry is very low, when it comes to blogging. But at the same time, earning potential is really huge in blogging. If you approach blogging the right way, making money from it shouldn’t be very hard.
Whether you want to earn money online or you want to grow an audience, there is no better way than to start a blog in today’s online world. You don’t even need to be a technical expert to launch a blog these days. We will show you all the technicalities in launching a blog with a few simple clicks, in the upcoming videos.
Now let’s have a look at what’s included in this free blogging course.
Blogging Course Modules Overview
This e-course is mainly designed to teach you the basics of starting a blog. You will be learning a lot of things about the technical side of blogging. We will show you how exactly to choose your niche, how to register your domain name and set up your web hosting. We will also show you the actions you need to take once your blog launches.
The different modules of this course can be broadly divided as follows. Please be informed that we will be constantly updating this course, so the modules involved may keep changing.
Niche Selection Module- What to Blog About?
This is the niche selection module. In this module, you will be choosing the main topic or the theme for your upcoming blog. You will be brainstorming and finding out what you’re good at and what’s profitable. You will also be choosing the name (domain name) of your blog.
Choosing the right niche for your blog is very important for the success of your blog. You need to choose something that you are interested in and which is also profitable. We will see how exactly to do that, in the next session.
Launching Your Blog and Getting it Online
In this module, you will be actually launching your blog and getting it online. You will be choosing the blogging platform in this step.
You will also learn how to register the domain name that you chose in the first module. We will also show you how to get the domain name for free.
It is in this module you will be registering for a web hosting plan for your upcoming blog. You will also learn how to install WordPress on your domain name. This is the most important module of this blogging course.
Designing and Beautifying Your Blog
Once you have finished registering the domain name and web hosting and installing WordPress on your new blog, it is time to beautify your blog.
In this module, we will learn how to choose and install a theme, learn about essential WordPress settings, learn how to create the menu for the blog, learn how to install essential plugins and more.
In this final module, you will learn how to add posts, pages and media to your blog. You will also learn about the important pages that you need to have on your blog.
Finally, we will give you some basic tips about search engine optimisation. With these techniques, you will be able to generate targeted traffic from search engines like Google, Bing etc.
We are always updating this course and will be regularly adding advanced and interesting tips and strategies, as and when it happens. So we request you to keep coming back to this course as often as possible.
You can now move on to the next session and learn how to choose a niche for your blog. We will see you there.