How to Start a Blog and Make Money – A Free Guide To Make Money Blogging in 2020


Today, I am going to show you how to start a blog and make money online. This is going to be a comprehensive guide to start your blogging journey.

This side hustle is earning a full-time income for me but it has been a journey for me!!

I am a techie and a amateur writer (I write content for the websites that I build for others sometimes), and I design, build & maintain websites from home. I have learned and implemented things through my blogging journey, but the first step that I am very happy that I took was – Starting a Blog.

On my blog, I have always talked about caring for your website. I have JUST started writing about money-making side hustles. This one has proved to be a fun time writing for me.

Today, I will show you all how to start a blog to make money even if you are a beginner or a non-techie.

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Now that’s the best deal on the internet, right?!!

You also get a FREE domain name & save $36 when you sign up for a 12 month plan with my link. Signing up for longer term can save you a lot of money. 

But, that’s not all.

I am giving away a detailed mini-guide on how I went from $0 to $1000 with a new blog without having any special skills.

How can this guide help you?

It will show you the exact steps I took to go from scratch to my first $1000, so you can implement similar strategies. This guide can kickstart your brand new blog earnings.

Just send me your domain details after signing up and your mini-guide will be on it’s way. Fill out the form below:

Blogging is a great work-at-home option, and it is suitable for anyone who has no expertise at all. It has a potential of becoming the primary income earner for you.

It can give you the independence of pursuing your passions and still make money passively.

Starting a Blog – My Journey

I started blogging back in 2015, mainly for other folks whose websites I built and haven’t looked back since then. I am already making almost full-time income with some of my blogs, and you can do it too.

My journey has been an amazing one from the day one and I totally love what I am doing. Blogging has given me the security of having another income, spend time with my family and pursue my passion for helping others.

Coming to the money making aspect, I started making money from my blog in about the third month and now I am making over $2000$4000/month from my blog. What I love about this is, it has been mostly passive form of income.

All this would not have been possible if I didn’t get hosting & take the step to start a blog.

I never thought that making such an amount from blogging is possible. So, if you want to take the step to start a blog to become a successful blogger, today is the day.

In this post, I will show you the step-by-step process of starting a blog to make money and share the tips to grow traffic to your new blog.

But first, let me answer some questions which are in your mind.

So, What exactly is a Blog?

A blog is like a digital journal where you talk about your passions or interests. It is a place where you share and help others with your expertise and talk about what you love.

You need to choose your niche and your area of interest related to your blog. This blog, Hitchhiker’s Guide To Websites & other related stuff is all about websites, DIY websites fixes, starting an online business, side hustles, work-at-home jobs and money-making tips, among other nerdy things.

Choosing your niche can be a long process because it has to be something which you are interested in. Use this trick when selecting your niche, if you can come up with around 30 post topics in your niche, then it is a good one. Also, use the guide below I wrote to choose the niche that is right for YOU.


Can anybody start a blog?

Absolutely. Blogging is one side hustle where you don’t need any expertise to start and you can still make considerable income from it.

Whether you are a stay-at-home mum or a student or a retiree or someone looking to supplement your income, you can start a blog to explore your options of making money online. You don’t need any technical or special writing skills for blogging.

Making money from blogging doesn’t require special skills, but it does require the same amount of hard work and dedication as any other work-at-home job.

What can you write about in a blog aka blog ideas?

Ask yourself “What do you love doing?”.

I like finding new ways of making money online. I have been working from home FULL-TIME for two years now (as a gig part-time for 7) , so I wanted to help others to choose a location-independent income option.

That’s when my blog got kicked off. You should always blog about what you love. So, try to brainstorm what you are good at.

  • Do you know about websites or techie stuff?
  • Are you good at making desserts or cooking?
  • Do you just love talking about your lifestyle and your Mom/Dad life?
  • Are you good at organizing things?
  • Do you love money management?
  • Are you a fashion junkie?
  • Are you an expert in Web Design?

There are millions of blogs on every topic, so anything is a possible blogging option. Here is a list of 50 successful blogs in every topic imaginable. Some inspiration for you to get started!!

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I am the Nerd of Fortune. I have been hustling from home (part-time) for about 15 years & working exclusively from home for several years – and loving it! I am a firm believer in making ‘working from home’ a success for everyone…

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