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How to start a blog, How to start a blog in Nigeria, How to create a blog

How to Start a blog or how to create a blog in Nigeria

Thinking of how to start a blog? or how to create a blog? Great idea! You are in the right place.

It is good you are here today! My goal of creating this article is to take you in my arms and we walk through the step-by-step of creating a blog that will make you money online together.

In other words, this is what I now do for a living; creating blogs.

As a matter of fact, you will learn a lot on how to start a blog with this piece writing. So, sit tight and let us go through this together.

Tip:

My advice on what you about to read – As long as you take your time in reading this page, absorb and practice what you learn in it; I guarantee you that, not only will you start a successful blog but also to make good income from blogging. In addition to that, you will also learn the best platform to you in other to create a successful blog.





I wish someone had show me an article like this when I started my first website 10 years ago. But it is never too late for anyone to start. One thing that is certain is, as long as the internet exist, blogging will continue to make bloggers money.

Although this is true, I can testify to it.

And also, it is different from a get rich quick scheme.

Wherever you are in this world, as long as you have an internet connection from any of the Internet service providers in Nigeria and a computer (or laptop), you can make money online blogging. You can actually make over $12,000.00 (equivalent to more than N4 million in Nigeria) each month if you are serious about making money through blogging.

For the purpose of those that are just learning how to start a blog and blog newbies, let us start from the basics of blogging. Then I will take you through the step-by-step techniques of making money with a blog.

Whoopee! I am so glad to be sharing valuable information on how to start a blog to make money.

Without much ado, let us go straight to subject of this article. Starting with the definition of blog.

What is a blog?

A website with regular updates of ones believe, opinion or publication and are intended for general public consumption. They can be a single website page of many pages that linked to one another. They generally give information about particular subjects.

Starting a blog not only serve as a good source of income to bloggers but also serves as a way on generating revenue even while you are sleeping. In the United State of America today, many of the ‘work from home business’ are centered around blogging. Similarly, in Nigeria, blogging as become a business that people make lots of money each months.

In brief, let us go through the different types of blogs we have today. This will give you an head start on how to start a blog that make you money.

Types and how to create a blog – I mean good blog

All over the internet, you will see different types of blogs with different topics. Ranging from news to sports, personal to business. Indeed, just name it, a whole lots of blog exist on the internet even with different languages. Let us take a look at the most popular categories of blogs that exist today (in Nigeria too).

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Blog Type #1: Personal

This is me king of blog, quite simple, everyone what to know about you – This blog attracts attentions.

Websites created for personal taught updated frequently by individual or a group of people. It can be a personal diary in order to express yourself and share personal thoughts and passions with the world.

  • Example of a personal blog: Blogs that reflects the personality of a celebrity such as blogs on Kim Kardashian.

Blog Type #2: Business

As a result internet usage in Nigeria, many businesses, both small and large companies have resulted to using websites (blogs) to promote there services. Companies ranging from Real Estate companies to lawyers, banks to stock brokers are now using one form of blog to the other to promote there businesses.

How do you make money with other peoples’ business? You can writing blog contents as a freelancer for these companies. Register with jobs in Nigeria website as a freelancer to start making money with your blog contents.

  • Example of a business blog: A typical type of this blog is lindaikeji blog. A blog strictly set up as a money generating blog.

Blog Type #3: Religion

In contrast to the first two types of blogs mentioned above, blogs for religion organizations are non-profit types of blog. Churches and Mosques typically falls under this type of blog category. It is important to realize that, religion blogs are created to pass moral information to the community.





Do you know of a religion blog in Nigeria? If you don’t, please pardon me to use City of David, a Redeemed church of God, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria blog as an example of a religion blog in Nigeria.

Blog Type #4: Location

Alternatively, this type are sometimes referred to as blog on places of attractions. By all means, they give extensive information about places of interests – either good or bad. But they are mostly good information.

Your type of audience for this type of blog are tourist. Also, it will be good to point out that, individuals or businesses in (or interested in) the travels and tour industry mainly set up blogs that attract travelers.

Alas! This type of blogs make good money for their owners. Not only does these type make money but also, it has all what you need readily available on the internet.

Blog Type #5: An Institution

In contrast to what many believe, institutional blog make cool money. Blogging about universities in Nigeria and around the world can attract loads of audience. As long as the information you are putting out on your web pages has value, believe it, you will have good traffic.

You may not know, Institutional websites commands huge amount of traffic on the internet

Hold on, what are we referring to when we mention the word “institutional blog”?

Writing blogs for non-profit organizations is mainly refer to as Institutional blog. To put it another way, University, Charity organization, Research institutions, or name it; they all fall under this.

With blog type #5, you have a ready made audience – a good demography.

Example: Writing about JAMB, NECO and other university entry results as pulled a significant amount of traffic in Nigeria in this past few years. In this case, your target audience are students, they want every bit of information on the topic.

Blog Type #6: Politics

Platform that allow users to voice out their opinion on politics are mainly referred to as a political blog. In addition, main content on this platform is on politics. To point out, one key advantage of running a political blog is that your have a ready made audiences. That is people mainly interested in politic.

Uniquely, this platform does not limit you to writing only on Nigerian politics; you can equally write on foreign politics.

  • Example of such political platform in Nigeria: nigeriapoliticsonline.com, an internet website dedicated to Nigeria politics. In addition, the website write on other stuffs such as, sports, Government and educational news.

Blog Type #7: DIY – The guide

I call this type of blog – the solution providers. The “How…….?” type of website.

In general, the blog teach how tasks can be done. Different from other type of blogs, this is a ‘User-Generated Content’ blog (UGC).

What is a User-Generated Content blog? As the name implies, the general audiences populate the platform with contents such as, how to…… and a question and answer website. As long as the website exist, users will always add to the content.

Any Nigerian looking to run such blog should focus more on getting solution providers to participate on the platform.

In addition, these type of blog are mostly use to solve peoples’ problems.

  • Example of such template is Quora, a website dedicated to questions and answers.

Indeed, User-Generated Content is a great way to promote your business. In this case, users create your contents for you and at the same time, promote your blog.

Blog Type #8: The Niche

To begin with, this type of blog is what I called “a specialist blog”. You must be vast in knowledge of your blog topic. For this type of website, information on it is directed towards a particular topic, sector, or subject.

It is equally important to know that blogs set-up in this category can make you good money. As a matter of fact, all you have to do is to find a good niche to blog about.

  • Example: Stackoverflow.com, a dedicated website website for programmers, to learn and share knowledge.

In order to learn how to start a blog in Nigeria, you must first be certain on the type of blog(s) you want to venture into. The list are as shown above.

Why should you start a blog?

Uh, wait a minute, for what reason will you like to start a blog?

Despite the fact that you want to know how to start a blog, it will be good to point out different reasons to consider when making that decision.

Note: For beginners that may want to know why it is good to start blogging, I have listed few reasons below:

  • Make money online. For the purpose of this article, let me start with myself. Like many others, I make a full-time income blogging in Nigeria. As long as you know what you are doing, you will always make money in this sector.
  • Drive traffic to your website. Despite the fact that you may already have a website before, adding a blog page to it will increase the amount of visitors to your website.
  • Communicate your idea and believe to the world. In other to get your ideas and believes out to the general public, blogging is an ideal platform to make that happen.
  • Use it as a marketing tool. From time to time, Individuals and organizations in Nigeria constantly use different types of blogs as a marketing tool to advertise their products and services. You too can do same.
  • Become a better writer. In addition to whatever writing skills you may have, blogging will automatically enhance your writing skills. On the positive side, you may as well use the acquired skills to get a blog writing job in Nigeria.

Basic Steps needed in how to start a blog in Nigeria

Important steps necessary to create your blog

You are here with me? Yippee! That means we can move on to the main topic of the day. So far so good, you must have learn the different types of blogs that yo can create.

In the same way that I have listed the types of blog above, let me list the very basic steps necessary to start a blog.

Below are the important 6 steps for you in our “How to create a blog” lesson.

  1. Choose a type to blog about
  2. Choose a web hosting company
  3. Get a domain name to use
  4. Decide on a blogging platform to use
  5. Install the platform
  6. Design your blog
  7. Useful resources on “how to start a blog”

Step 1: Choose a type to blog about

In the first place and most importantly, you decide and choose the type of blog that is best for you. Your choice of blog will be based on the reason why you are creating the blog.

To begin with, make up your mind on what your blog will be based on. For individual looking to make money creating a blog, focus more on niche where you can get enough audience to view your posts. Blog on something you like, enjoy and know about; with this in mind, you will surely be successful.

Similarly, business entity should base their blogs on products and services offered by the company. For the purpose of you creating this blog is to increase your product visibility and sales increase.

As long as you a focus on those services, your blog will command the right audience.

In either case – individual or business entity are advice to choose a niche in which you can establish an authority in.

Step 2: Choose a web hosting company

In choosing a web hosting company, make a choice from either – 

Case 1: Pay a hosting company to host your blog, or

Case 2: Use a free blog hosting

In either case, you have to decide on what is best for your blog

As a matter of fact, you can get more information that will guide you on choosing a hosting company – “How to choose a hosting platform“.

Oh, Wait a minute!

For the purpose of beginners leaning how to start a blog from scratch in Nigeria, I will quickly run through the important part of choosing a hosting company.

First thing to remember if you are to create a successful blog is to go for a paid hosting (case 1 above), then how reliable the web hosting company.

Getting a paid hosting gives you good control of your blog and at the same time, it shows your audiences that you are serious with your blogging.

Similarly, Google, the king of search engines will take you serious.

Why I suggest a hosting platform before steps 3 & 4 is that any good hosting company has embedded in their cPanel. That is what you will learn in step 4.

Step 3: Get a domain name to use

Equally important is your domain name…..your brand. Like I said, domain name is your blog address and equally stands for your brand. This is where people will find your blogs.

So, seriously want to know how to start a blog? Then you need to think deeply about your domain. This is where lots of people get it wrong. You need not to make same mistakes like other.

My advice on choosing a domain name is – Keep It Short & Simple (KISS); this makes it easy to remember. I always recommend to my students to choose a two or three syllable word. For example – “Yokebay” and “Google” are two syllable words while “Nigeria” and “Ibadan” are three syllable words.

In other words, all am saying is, try to use a name that is easy to remember.

Step 4: Decide on a blogging platform to use

As mentioned in step 2, most hosting company will provide you with a one click installation process. It will be your choice to install anyone you want to use.

What I will be teaching you here is based on my personal experience. Just name it, there are more than 10 good blogging platforms out there that you can use, such as – Blogger, Tumblr. WordPress, Squarespace and many more.

But, I prefer to use wordpress blogging platform. I use the wordpress platform to develop my blogs, websites, other clients blogs and website because of so many reasons. Even though, some use other templates, wordpleass templates are still the best and most widely use templates in the world.

Below is a typical wordpress blogging template image

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Note: I can help you install a wordpress blog template for as little as N5,000.00. Contact me here.

Step 5: Install the platform

As soon as you have made your decision on the best blog template for your website, just go ahead to install it. As earlier said, our staff at yokebay.com can help you install your template if need be.

There are few basic steps to follow when installing your template, each of the blog templates available has useful instructions on how to install their templates.

I will advice you visit your chosen template website for more information.

Step 6: Design your blog – strategic step in the how to start a blog series

Now that you have learn a lot on various step on how to create a blog, this stage is where you have to now design fanciful pages. Make it attractive; make it something that your audience will like and most importantly, keep it simple.

At this stage, I will say a big CONGRATULATION to you, for you have now set yourself on the part of creating a successful blog and ready to join the league of people making money online.

Finally, let us re-cap all we have learn.

Conclusion:

In summary, we have been able to go through all that is needed for you to create a blog in this article on “how to start a blog”.

Of course, everything that we have gone through in this article is very useful to you.

Another key point to note about blogging in Nigeria is – blogging makes you money.

Without delay, start thinking about the type of blog that you feel comfortable to start something good on.

Before I leave, this is a good resource for things to know before thinking of how to start a blog in Nigeria; In addition, the video below will also help..

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