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Tips on How To Start A Blog In Nigeria
Do you know that blogging is one of the most profitable remote work you can start with little or no funds in Nigeria? A lot of bloggers make it big while spending less daily. To be sincere, I started this blog with less than N20K, does that motivate you? Of course less than 20k, I will tell you everything you need to know on how to start a blog in Nigeria.
Table Of Contents
- What is a Blog
- What do I need to start a blog?
- What is the cost of starting a blog in Nigeria?
- How do I earn from my blog?
- How to create a blog
- Benefits of starting a blog
- Challenges in starting a new blog
- How to Monetize your blog
What is a blog?
A blog is an online platform basically for a journal, that enables you to write and publish content such as posts, videos, and images. So it’s safe to say that a blog is a kind of platform that enables you to write and publish content, it can be written content such as news, images, or video content. So buzorteam.com.ng is a blog because our platform specializes in writing and publishing content, other popular blogs to consider are Legit.ng, pulse.gh, and punchng.com, All these platforms I listed are blogging websites because they specialize in publishing content.
What do I need to start a blog?
Starting a blog isn’t as difficult as many might think but mastering and understanding blogging might be a little bit challenging. If you wish to start a blog in Nigeria, it’s important to note that blogging requires passion and dedication, This is one of the reasons a lot of blogs fail, they don’t have passion for blogging but are interested in earning huge figures daily, well if you have such mindset I’m sorry that you might end up being disappointed. Blogging might be very profitable but requires a strong understanding. To start a blog here are what you need.
- A smartphone
- A computer system (recommended)
- A strong internet connection
- Enough funds at least N20K – N40K (note mandatory but having money to start will play a crucial role in starting a successful blog)
- Possess strong writing skills or hire a professional writer.
All the things I listed above might be very crucial if you wish to start a blog in Nigeria.
What is the cost to start a blog in Nigeria?
As I said, in as much as you can start a blog in Nigeria with no money, It’s very advisable to have a fund (at least N30K – N100K) to back up your goal. There is no comparison between people who started a blog without funds and people who started with enough funds, Let me give you an instance, although it’s possible to start a blog with no funds you have to bear in mind that all the process will be left for you to work on, examples you have to set up your blog by yourself, write all your contents by yourself, work on backlinks by guest posting to other people’s blog, no access to premium SEO tools, unlike people that started with enough funding, they can easily hire writers and SEO experts and subscribe premium SEO tools, at last, they starts earning within the first 3 – 6 months of Blogging. So it’s advisable to start with enough funds, though if you believe in yourself that you can go through the whole process without funding then you have to be very strong enough and passionate otherwise you end up disappointed.
How do I earn from my blog?
Blogging is a very profitable and rewarding career. There are many ways to earn from your blog but these are the most popular ways.
- Affiliate marketing – Affiliate marketing allows you to earn a given percentage each time your referral purchases goods or services. This is to say that you earn a giving percentage once a person who signs up using your referral link purchases goods or services. Some affiliate program pays up to 30% commission for every successful referral.
- Sponsored Posts – You can also earn good figures from your blog each time you publish a sponsored Post for brands. Sponsored Posts are a kind of post that promote goods or services for brands, it’s a type of advertisement post that you’re been paid to publish for brands.
- Ads Network Monetization – This is one of the best ways to earn with your blog. Ads network monetization allows you to Monetize your blog through an ad network, This platform places ads on your platform and then pays you monthly based on your site traffic however, it’s important to note that you are required to meet some criteria before you might be eligible for this Ads network monetization. Some popular ad networks include Google Adsense, Taboola, Infolinks, and Adsterra.
- Custom Ads Placement – This is one of the best ways to earn with your blog. This includes placing custom Ads for brands and businesses on your blog. A brand might be willing to advertise on your blog so they purchase and ads space on your blog, then you place the ads customly on your blog.
These are some popular ways to earn from a blog, Whatever way you choose it’s important to work hard in other to increase your blog traffic because blogs with high traffic are more likely to earn more income.
How to create a blog
Creating a blog isn’t that difficult but might be challenging, however, bear in mind that before you start a blog, you must have a clear vision of what your blog is all about, and what your visitors intend to archive or understand about your blog. Here are steps in creating a successful blog
1. Understand the purpose of your blog
This is the first thing you put into consideration each time you wish to create a blog, What is the purpose of that blog? What do your visitors stand to gain? How does your blog intend to impact the lives of your audience? How often do you intend to publish content? Are you ready to take on your competitors? Understanding all these things is very crucial to creating a successful blog.
2. Choose your preferred Niche
This is another important to to consider before you start a blog in Nigeria, choosing a niche simply means choosing an area of specialization. We have many available niches to choose from this involves; Entertainment, business news, politics, Finance, how-to, school news, and a lot more, Before deciding to choose a niche, please it’s important to choose what you’re good at, this is to say that you choose a niche on what you are very passionate about and willing to write a high quality contents (not copy and paste) consistently.
3. Choose a content management system
Content management systems (CMS) are online platforms that allow you to create websites such as blogs, eCommerce, and portfolios. It’s important to choose a content management system (CMS) for your blog because it serves as your blog foundation, however, you can hire a web developer to develop a custom blog for you if you don’t want to use a custom management system though this choice will cost you more compared to choosing a CMS platforms. Blogger and Wordpress are two examples of free CMS platforms to create your blogs, These two platforms are popularly known and used in Nigeria but I recommend WordPress for my readers because it provides you with other tools that can help you increase your visibility on the search engine. I know that setting up a blog with WordPress might be a little bit difficult, so we provide you the opportunity to Hire an expert from our blog.
4. Purchase a custom domain
Purchasing a custom domain is very crucial while starting up a new blog. A domain name refers to the web address of your website, For example, our domain name is buzorteam.com.ng, so each time a user types this address they automatically get redirected to our blog. A domain name makes your blog look more professional and attractive to users, There are a lot of platforms to purchase domain names, and a few of them are domainking.ng, webmanager.ng, and maticscloud.com, You can try out these three platforms.
5. Customize your Blog
6. Submit your blog sitemap to Google Search Console
In other to start seeing your blog post on Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, you have to submit your blog sitemap to Google Search Console for crawling and indexing. Google Search Console is a webmaster tool provided by Google to help sites easily submit their website to Google for indexing purposes. Don’t worry if you ever get confused about how these things work You can ask questions in the comment section so that I will clarify for you.
7. Connect your blog to Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a tool provided by Google to help you track your website performance. So once you connect your blog to Google Analytics you can easily start tracking your website performance such as active visitors in the last 30 minutes, total visitors in the last 24 hours, or even the total number of visitors in the last 28 days and above, so this tool helps you to know how often people visit your blog, the pages that drives more traffic to your blog and how long visitors spend in your blog, the way of setting up your GA tools differs depending on the content management system you’re using. So connecting your blog to Google Analytics is very helpful.
8. Start publishing high-quality content
After setting up your blog, the next step you take is working on providing high-quality content that will attract readers. Remember I said high-quality content meaning that this content must have a deep meaning, be interesting, unique, and must not be plagiarized from another platform, This is one of the mistakes a lot of blogs make, they plagiarize content from another blog and wish to succeed with such act but the truth is that Google doesn’t recognize a plagiarized content unique. So plagiarism means copying or using someone else content with proper authorization or giving them credit for their content. for example, if you want to republish any article or content that you feel belongs to us, you have to give us credits no matter the cost otherwise it’s plagiarized content.
9. Work on your SEO
Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important things you have to understand before going into blogging, Whether you choose to be a part-time or a full-time blogger you must understand SEO because it involves the processes and strategies of getting more visitors to your websites from Google search and other search engines. Learning SEO is a gradual process so I have an e-book that will help you understand everything about Search engine optimization (SEO) available for just two thousand naira (N2,000.00) you can get a copy of it as soon. To purchase a copy Click here to WhatsApp me
10. Start Making Money by Monetization
If you’ve met all the requirements I listed above then you’ll be ready to start earning from your blog through monetization. You can monetize your blog using different ad networks though the best ad network for publishers is Google Adsense. With Google Adsense you can make up to $5000 per month based on your blog traffic and can withdraw your earnings once you verify your account but remember, money shouldn’t be your priority else you will end up getting disappointed. We have an available blogging course that will help you learn everything about creating a successful blog you can contact us now to get a copy.
Benefits of starting a blog in Nigeria
Blogging is a very beneficial skill to acquire especially in this generation where everything is gradually moving digitally. Here are the benefits of starting a blog.
- Become Independent
- Work Remotely at your preferred location
- Earn Higher income at ease
- Work at your preferred time
- Blogging makes you an entrepreneur
- Opportunity to reach a wider audience across the world
- Opportunity to grow famous and well-recognized
Challenges in starting a new blog in Nigeria
There are a lot of challenges that come with starting up a new blog in Nigeria, these include.
Lack of enough funding
Just like I said as much as it’s possible to start a new blog in Nigeria without funding, however, you need to know that it comes with a lot of challenges, The best and easiest way to start a blog that pays in Nigeria is to start with enough funding. So if you to create a blog don’t forget that you will face a lot of financial challenges if you don’t want to start it with money.
Creating high-quality content
This is another challenge you have to face as a new blogger, A lot of people think creating content is as easy as they thought but the truth is that it’s not, if you want to create high-quality content you have to make proper and research, write something interesting that will keep your visitors, cite your sources including adding the keywords that you intend your contents