One of the best career choices I’ve ever made was to learn how to start a blog(this blog).
My decision to learn how to start a blog and begin making money from it on the side of my day job, is what propelled me into building a six-figure freelance writing business with clients like LinkedIn, Zendesk, Google, Intuit and more. On top of that, starting a blog has helped me generate thousands of dollars in passive income each month and book interviews with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs for my podcast.
More than anything, my choice to start a blog has allowed me to connect with and teach more than 2,000,000 incredible, talented, and passionate readers (like you) every single year.
Whether you’re trying to build a freelance business, launch a personal brand, earn a living from blogging, or are just passionate and want to write about a certain topic, there’s nothing I would recommend more than challenging yourself to learn how to start a blog today.
And while it’s now easier than ever to get started with writing and publishing online, the last thing you want to slow you down is all the technicalities of starting a blog.
That’s why I created this ultimate guide that’s taken me years to build. In it, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know when it comes to learning how to start a blog and actually profit from it. I’ll show you the exact techniques and strategies I’ve used for both myself and my highest-profile clients I’ve helped to go from 0 to millions of readers a year. Most of all, we’re diving deep into how I went from learning how to start a blog myself, to making this blog a source of more than $100,000 in side income each year.
And because your writing deserves an audience, I’m also going to share the exact strategies you can use to promote, market, and grow your blog—the same ones I’ve used to increase my blog’s traffic by 2,052% in the past year alone.
Now first before we dig into how to start a blog, let’s take a quick step back in time.
All the way back to the year 2014…
Yes. That’s the first post on my blog. And while it’s a far cry from the highly tactical, in-depth and entrepreneurial-focused content I publish today, I wanted to share a message from it that I still regularly refer back to:
“It’s so easy to continue down the path you’re on in life, allowing the feeling of comfort to rule your daily actions… but if you never take calculated risks, you’ll find yourself regretting that you never tried.”
Starting a blog was a calculated risk for me. But it’s one that’s changed my life for the better both personally and professionally. And I believe that if you put the work in, starting a blog can do the same for you.
So, if you’re ready to take a leap and learn how to start a blog, let’s get into it!
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BOX OUT: The Essentials You’ll Need (Today) for Starting a Blog
In order to get you started down the right path with a brand new blog, you’re going to need a few of these free (and affordable) tools & resources. We’ll be using them throughout this guide to accelerate your progress.
Now, let’s get this guide started.
But first… I know first-hand that learning how to start a blog can be a massive undertaking.
So, I put together a free master course for you to take that spreads all of this work out into a series of action-packed lessons. This course breaks the entire process of starting a blog down into an incredibly simple 7-day process for going from 0 to publishing (and promoting) your first blog post in just 1 week. I can’t recommend it enough.