What follows is a step by step guide for beginners on how start a blog and make from it online in Kenya.
How start and make money from your blog
- Step 1: How to start a blog
Starting a blog is a simple as writing A, B, C &D. You must first know the kind of name or title that you will give your website or blog. For instance my website name is kenyayote. It is up to you to decide your name but remember that your website name must not resemble another website’s name.
- Step 2: Cost of starting a blog
The costs of starting a blog differ depending on the host company. It is like the price of a commodity differs depending on the shop where you have bought the commodity from. However the average charges of hosting a website for one year are ksh. 2500 or $35. You should also be careful with kind of company that you want to host your website with. The term host means the company that will give you permission to run your website. It is just like a business license.
Example of hosting sites include; Hostagator and Sasahost (list of recommended hosting websites)
- Step 3: making money from your blog
There are many benefits accompanied with having a blog or website. But the major benefit is the financial gains that you get from your website. Websites with high traffic make more that ksh. 10, 000 a day with Google AdSense. However, reaching that point requires hard work and quality work. Many websites normally begin to generate revenue after three months but it also depends on the quality of your work. Most of the revenues generated from your websites come from advertisements.
You can also read: How to manage your website in 2 simple ways
NOTE: There is an awesome ebook that provides detailed information on how to start a blog and make money online through blogging in Kenya.