1. One week or one month before creating your blog
1.1. Decide on your main blog niche and other blog topics. Make an outline of topics to be discussed in your blog.
1.2. Research and determine the sources for your blog articles.
1.3. Visit various blog sites to view actual Blogger blogs. Go to Google search box and type the following: “ “ + blogspot. Google will display the blogs created by Blogger publishing software.
1.4. Open a free account with Google.com. Only one Google account is needed to use Blogger and other Google products and services.
1.5. Study Blogger blog tutorials.
1.6. Apply for a free Gmail account, using your Google account, and use it exclusively for your blog. Do not use your personal email for security reason.
1.7. Decide on the name for your blog that describe your niche or topic.
2. On the day you will create your Blogger blog account
2.1. Open an account with Blogger.com using your Google account.
2.2. Go to your Blogger dashboard to specify the name for your blog.
2.3. Specify your blog elements such as:
Template (select dynamic template for flexibility)
Labels or categories
Colors (for page background, text, active links, visited links, hover, etc.)
Text fonts (example: Arial, Verdana, etc.)
Gadgets to be placed on the header, sidebars, and footer of your blog
2.4. Save your file.
3. When you write your first blog article
3.1. Bookmark the following websites in your Favorites for easy reference and verification purposes:
3.2. Refer to your outline of topics and write your first article. Proofread carefully your first article and save it as DRAFT (not to be published yet).
3.3. Apply for a free affiliate account at Amazon.com. Approval is instant.
3.4. Go to Google Adsense, select your ad banner sizes and colors, generate and copy the codes, and paste the codes into your blog. You can paste up to 3 Google Adsense banners to each blog page.
3.5. Go to your Amazon affiliate account and select the products that you want to promote in your blog. Generate and copy the product codes and paste the codes into your blog. You can paste up to 10 Amazon affiliate banners to each blog page.
3.6. Review your first blog article with Google and Amazon ads. Make changes and adjustments when necessary.
3.7. Post your first blog article to the World Wide Web or Internet.
4. After 1 month of blog posting or if you have posted at least 30 articles
4.1. Submit your blog to various search engines (like Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and blog carnivals so that people can find your blog.
4.2. Go to Google's Analytics, using your Google account, to monitor your blog performance statistics.
5. After 2 or 3 months of blog article posting
5.1. Visit Adbrite, understand the advertising income for publishers policies, and apply for a free account. After 48–72 hours, you will receive approval from Adbrite if your blog qualifies.
5.2. Visit Chitika, understand the advertising income for publishers regulations, and apply for a free account. After 48–72 hours, you will receive approval from Chitika if your blog qualifies.
5.3. Go to Adbrite and/or Chitika to select the advertising banner sizes and colors, copy the generated codes, and paste the codes into your blog.
5.4. Review your blog article with Google, Amazon, Adbrite, and/or Chitika ad banners. Make changes and adjustments when necessary.
5.5. Post your blog article to the World Wide Web or Internet.
6. After 4 or 6 months of blog article posting
6.1. Visit Wikipedia.org's Internet Advertising Services and Affiliate Networks directory and choose the affiliate companies that you want to join and make money from.
6.2. Experiment the type of ads and products and their placement in your blog to maximize your blog monetization.
7. When you reach the payment threshold for each affiliate account
Note: Affiliate companies will pay you if the threshold amount of $25, $50, or $100 is met.
7.1. Open a personal checking or savings account at your local bank or credit union.
7.2. Open a free account with PayPal to accept payments from your affiliate companies.
7.3. Submit to your affiliate companies your Internal Revenue Service Tax Identification Number (TIN) before payments are made to you.
8. At the end of each year
8.1. You may receive IRS Form 1099-Miscellaneous Income from your affiliate companies for the commissions and referral fees they paid to you.
8.2. File your annual income tax return before the due date (April 15 of each year), if required, to avoid IRS audit and late payment and interest penalties.
When I did my first blog, I wasted a lot of time and effort in making unnecessary changes. After I have experienced the entire process of creating a blog, I listed the steps above to share with you.
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