How to make a blog site

How to make a blog site by Peter Hanley including doing it for free. Just find your passion and what you want to talk about and share with the masses.

How to make a blog site
Its all about the money

Blogging needs a subject

First of all, you probably know already what you want to talk about so let’s get this started.
Does anyone else care? pretty relevant question because you want readers or you are wasting your time.

Next in line is to define a URL or blog address.
This could be based around you, a product perhaps a country or a city or a Town.

Step one.
Google search your blog idea and have a look at some of the blog names and the writing underneath or as they say Your Meta Description.
See what you like and what you can expand on.
You are going to buy a URL just like one of those but before you do that let’s move on a bit.

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is used to specify addresses on the World Wide Web. A URL is the fundamental network identification for any resource connected to the web

Finding out if your blog name is available

This is your next step and it takes a bit of time to choose a name that you will like forever. No, you can’t change once you are going but you can start again but you will lose everything so this is really important.
Decide what you want to be.
Dot. Com
Dot .net add country code
You will see lot’s of variables and what is available may be the deciding factor.
Next Search Google for your chosen name. Type in and see what happens. This will give you more ideas.
Next, go to a keyword tool like Wealthy affiliate
Search tool ( cost you nothing) and see what you can find. When that is all sorted it is time to fork out a bit of money and buy your Blog address.

Not quite yet there is a lot more to do

Where do you host your blog?

You need a cloud address to host your blog and a great place to start is right here
Pay no money and host your first website. You can even buy your URL here
or go to the likes of Godaddy and get a domain. Perhaps cheaper in the first year but they ramp up in subsequent years.

So you have a new URL address you have hosting so what is next?

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Basic training on writing a blog

You really need to know some of the ground rules. What are niches, SEO, site security? How to structure a post so it gets read and importantly how to monetize it

One day you will want to make money and it really is pretty simple.
Here a friend Loes has provided some basics on the things you really need to do. About half an hour of easy reading so get you on the right track.
The three secrets you must know

Furthermore, you need some basics on SEO so by joining a Wealthy affiliate you can see more training and suggestions on how to move forward.

If it seems like I am pushing you into WA I probably am because it is really a vehicle that can take you where ever you wish to go.
Especially relevant is that it costs nothing to get all the necessary components of a great Blog page.

You may write for therapy, to educate to earn because your needs are here and now but they will change over time. Therefore the better the building blocks the greater chance of success.

Paying for a page builder

There are lots of places you can spend money on a page builder, in fact, hundreds per month.

Pages are built on a structure with the most common free structure being WordPress. Since over 60% of all sites are created on WordPress there is an advantage for all users. A bundle of Plugins to help you and most for free. Ok, The pros will take you to the money sites but hey we are just starting so we are helping to save your money.

WA comes with a page builder or WordPress 5 does it for you.

I sometimes use a product called Elementor if I want to add a dash of colour or graphics. Also free in the basic version.

The use of pictures in a Blog

It should go without saying that Pictures paint a thousand words and that the better the picture the more words it portrays.
Food bloggers do it with great tempting dishes that immediately draw your attention.
Then fashion with great looking men and women or a picture of your pet

How to make a blog site
I just love this picture but always use something relating to your blog

Want more on blogging

How do you monetize a blog when you are up and going?
Mostly it is about recommending products for which you receive a kickback, like an affiliate income. This is perfectly ok and legal as long as you remain true to yourself.
Furthermore, you can allow advertising to appear on your site and you get paid per click. The adverts are usually closely aligned to interest groups and all you need is a bundle of traffic.

The greater the traffic the greater the hits and off-course income follows, sometimes in large amounts.

Monetize your blog for instant rewards

There are companies like Ezoic and Ad-sense that make money for them and you advertising on your blog.
I guess the Advertises pick up a few bucks as well so it is a win-win-win situation.
As a result, your ambition to be a great writer can also be a great earner.
The first target is generally recognised as 10,000 visitors a month which is no easy or immediate prospect.

You can also consider Coaching along the way in the subject of your choice.

How to make a blog site
It’s all about the money

guest blogging can bring income to you and attendance at trade shows as a guest speaker.

Kindle books are the way of the great and can earn a bit of cash if you are lucky.

By far the best way is to gather an email following and send them into a sales funnel.
Get emails with newsletters of tips etc to create their interest.

I am treading lightly on this part of the subject because we are getting ahead of the Horse.

You really need to understand the basics and SEO as you begin to write so that you build momentum as you go.

Everything you need to know is in the pages of Wealthy Affiliate. Start for free and learn the ropes without wandering the wilderness.


I remind you to consider why you wanted to start a blog. It is generally because of your passion for a subject and an outlet for the creative you.
I wrote more on writing at my blog post

Enjoy the journey

How to make a blog site
Peter Hanley blogs on Business and Internet ideas taken from many years of experience and learning.

How to make a blog site for free and the steps you need to take

Start my blog for free

Start blog free

Start my blog for free is the desire of every new blogger and it really is possible if you chose the correct tools to take you forward

What do you need to start a Blog

First of all, a keen desire to write interesting and correct articles that others want to read. This may sound simple and even patronising but you are writing for other people otherwise just keep a diary.

I can give you everything for free, that is not a problem the issue for you to confront is what you are trying to achieve and what is your plan to get there?

So you want a blog but in what Niche?

This is your starting point. A niche is what you want to blog about. It could be cooking, mummy blogging, tuning cars, gardening, fishing or any subject that interests you.

The point of blogging is to be read

To be read you need to be found so narrow down your niche to something that will attract readers. Take cooking for example where there are so many bloggers you will be lost in space. Unless you narrow down the search term.
1.Cooking 3 billion searches
2.Cooking Indian food 488 million Indian food with paprika 13 million Indian food with paprika for vegetarians
down to 11 million and adding a location like
in Texas just 1.4 million monthly searches
You have a chance.

Now you need your own URL

This is your unique internet address and is bought from the likes of GoDaddy or name cheap for about $10 a year, You can do your own name like or if they are available names.

Using a carrier address you can get a free name like that will do the same thing.

When you want to upgrade and start paying is up to you but you are off and running for free.

Parking your blog name with a carrier

This is the next vital step in the chain.
You know what you want to write about
You have selected a niche
A registered URL has been achieved for free
Now a web host.

Another item to this is where I issue a word of caution, all web hosting is not equal, free is too cheap but expensive is too dear so we need to find a middle ground.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you can get two hostings for free, don’t be fooled these are premium hostings with all the bells and whistles. In fact, there is no better hosting on the market.
Furthermore, at WA they know you will achieve and upgrade to a paid service because of some extras you get around training and support. Take this at your own time.

You need a bit of knowledge to start a blog

like learning any new skill it is best to start off with the ground rules to improve your chance of success. At Wealthy Affiliate, you get all the training you can ever need, and mostly it is free.

Plus a free keyword tool to use. Why and what do I do with that you may well ask?

This simple tool will assist you to far greater success than you can imagine.
You will use it every day and no other site offers the same for free.

Maybe you might also have a look at my site at reading my blog for a little more on this subject as I go over many other attributes of a good blog site.

You can learn the difference between a blog, a funnel and a page as you develop new skills.

In conclusion on blogging

The aim is to inform, entertain and more importantly make money. We will show you the way to achieve your personal greatness in your area in the easiest possible way.

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How to plan your marketing

SEO outsourcing is no longer needed for most small businesses. Here Peter Hanley tells you how to save money by doing SEO in-house. Times have changed.

SEO Outsource not needed 

I was paying $600 a month for 10 keywords to try and rank on page one.

The site might have made it a few times but most of all they asked for more time and another month of money. I thought Yellow pagers people were robbers but these guys take the cake.
Still to this day I regularly get offers to take my money but now manage my own SEO.

Writing content to win

First of all how many words go into a blog that is acceptable to SEO.
The jury varies on this except that 300 is considered a minimum and that around 1500 optimal. The content value, however, overrides everything else.
Your Headings should be from largest to smallest going down and paragraphs not too long. Sentences short and too the point without waffling on.
Google does not read words but senses structure and grammar. 
Spelling and grammar mistakes are easy to pick ( spell check) up as are length and style.

Pictures in a Blog

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The Pictures are an asset provided they can be associated with the writing.
although good looking people usually get a look in.

You must fill in the Alt image box describing the picture. Houston we have a dilemma. Do you place the Keyword in the Alt Image or an actual description of the picture? Again there are two trains of thought. I always place the Keyword in the Alt box and don’t get marked down on it

Lists, Links, and videos to complete the blog

To this, you can add quotes, comments, audio and galleries all designed to keep you inline, online and achieving.

You need both in and out links to complete the party and as many as you can gather. Link to other pages or even on the page as well as outside authorities websites. Government, universities, corporations are all good

Categories, Tags and excerpts

Categories are the most important of the three because Uncategorized is not a good look nor good for your Seo so make sure you fill these out.

In your settings and reading fix your category on the most used one in case you forget to fill the box

You can learn more about this at Wealthy Affiliate in the University training  which is a free course

Comments and reply’s

Interaction on your site is always positive for several reasons.

  • Feedback is good and recognized by Google
  • Time on the site is an important Matrix 
  • Other users stay longer reading comments

Key phrase and its use 

This is probably the most important issue we will discuss because it is the start and end of the journey.

We have talked about Keywords and how they apply to your business now we will discuss placing them on your page. 
In the olden days but a year or so past Keyword stuffing was all the rage. This has done a three-sixty and is now considered bad format.

Certainly in your domain name is great for your main page but in a blog or post the target keyword in your heading.
Then in the first paragraph and one in a H# title
The Meta description is vital that you have the keyword included as well the associated slug.
Yoast tells me Keyword density is a minimum of 0.5% with a maximum of 2.5%
so use them cleverly and mix them in the writing.
If you use keywords correctly the SEO outsourcing is not needed as an example 

Check your site ranking

There is a very easy way to check your site ranking at this free site ranker

I have discussed at length in a post on check your site rank where 
 there is a section on checking your whole page for errors and corrections.

This is particularly helpful as errors and problems subtract from your SEO

Social Media

Social media impacts your results with linking and sending traffic and as the search engines like Facebook and Instagram among others because of the link juice they provide.

Warning though your updates on Social media need to be current  with good quality material

Blog posting

Consistent and regular blog posting is required to keep your site in front of mind and Google penalizes lack of attention. Make sure you link your posts through to Social media and link to High profile sites for extra value

Outsource some of the work

Posting to Social media and Blog posting can be a hassle so maybe give a staff member some authority to do this on a regular basis.

I recommend Scheduling your posts for a week in advance so you take the one-time slot to do this. I regularly adopt this method to keep up to date

Do some extra training

We recommend you use  Wealthy Affiliate for all your training on everything website and SEO and because it is free you can slot your staff in as well.


It may seem like a lot of work but with a  bit of organisation and thought you can make this quite easy. your managers can outsource internally or externally for much of the work. Go to places like Fivver .comWhere you can get anything done for a low price particularly blog writing.

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by Peter Hanley


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