Are you passionate about beauty-related activities? Are you interested in starting a beauty or fashion blog and making good money? If yes, you have come to the right place. Here in this post, we will guide you step by step on how to start a beauty blog and make money easily.
Before you start a beauty blog it is very important to find out what exactly motivates you in beauty-related activities. Do you have knowledge of the subject? Can you write at least 50 articles of your own? Think a little deep and try to find the answers.
If the answer is yes, just follow the guidelines below and you can surely be a successful beauty blogger.
Here are the Simple 8 Steps to Start a Beauty Blog
Just follow the following steps and you will be able to easily install your blog easily within 5 minutes.
1. Select Website Platform
a) Free or Paid Website Platform
Beginners mostly tend to build a beauty blog for free. If you are serious and want to make real money, my suggestion is not to build on the free platform. This is mainly because of three reasons.
Firstly, the domain name will not be yours. For example, it would be like yoursite.blogger.com. You will find a lot of problems when transferring this domain to your own at a later stage.
Secondly, You have limited control of your blog because technically your blog is owned by the platform that is hosting your blog.
Thirdly, you do have not many options for customizing your blog themes and design. Most free option comes with standard layout options.
b) What is the Best Website Platform?
Though there are plenty of platforms where you can create a website/blog. However, for a beginner, we highly recommend the WordPress platform. By WordPress, we are recommending WordPress.org and not WordPress.com.
Some of the reasons why we recommend WordPress.org are as follows:
- User-friendly platform
- Completely free
- Highly flexible
- 100% ownership of the blog
- A most popular player in the CMS industry
- Access to unlimited free plugins and themes
- Easy and free technical help from experts
- SEO optimization is extremely easy on the WordPress platform
1. Choose a Domain Name for your Beauty Blog
Select a domain name of your choice as I have here https://www.99businessideas.com.
Choosing a domain name for your beauty business is an important step. You must take time and find the best name that fits your beauty-related company. You can check our guide on the steps to be followed for naming a business to learn more.
2. Purchase Hosting
It is mandatory to have a host if you choose WordPress. Purchasing a hosting partner is super easy nowadays.
For newbies, we recommend hosting your beauty or fashion blog on a popular hosting platform like WPX Hosting. You not only get a headache-free host but also a free domain name.
3. Host your Beauty Blog and Install WordPress
Visit WPX Hosting. Read our detailed step-by-step guide to hosting and installing WordPress
If you are a beginner, I will personally recommend you select the start-up plan. When your blog grows you can upgrade your plan accordingly.
4. Find a Proper Beauty/ Fashion Theme
Now you can move on to the fun stuff like finding a good theme.
You need to download the theme as instructed. Log in to the WordPress blog you just created. Click on Appearance – Themes – Upload, and upload the zip file. You will know your way of creating a fully functional beauty or fashion blog.
5. Design your Beauty Blog
If you are starting your blog with less budget, I will not advise you not to think much or invest initially. However, if you want to have a nice-looking logo and a bit of customization of the theme, I will recommend going to Fiverr. You will find plenty of designers according to your budget who will do the job. Just check the reviews and examples of the designer you choose.
6. Create Pages for Your Beauty Blog
The first part of starting a blog is to create some basic pages. Before you start writing articles, make sure to create an About and Contact Page. The about page is the place where you provide information to the readers about yourself and the content of the blog. You also must have a Contact page for readers to connect with you.
You can add pages if your blog demand so.
Also, Read How to Start a Photography Blog
7. Start Blogging
Write a minimum of 100 articles on subjects you are passionate about. The subjects may be product reviews, beauty personalities, tutorials, or any subject you find appropriate.
Promote extensively the posts through social media.
8. Have a Blog Monetizing Plan
There are several ways a beauty booger can make money. Other than earning from Google Adsense, affiliate marketing and sponsored posts are the two most popular ways of making money through your beauty blog.
Finally, have patience for at least six months. As traffic grows you will have ample scope for monetizing your beauty blog. A few ways are Google Adsense, private advertisement placement, requests for product reviews, etc.
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