Start Your Blog and Monetize It: A Step-by-Step Guide




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Blogging is still a viable way to make money in 2023. With a bit of effort and persistence, you can start your own blog and turn it into a profitable business. In this course, you’ll learn how to start a blog, develop a website, and monetize your content to create a sustainable income stream.



This course is for anyone who wants to start a blog and turn it into a profitable business. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced blogger, you’ll find valuable insights and tips to help you succeed in the competitive world of blogging.

To complete this course, you’ll need access to a computer and an internet connection. Some prior experience with social media, content creation, or website building is helpful but not required.


Starting a blog means making a lot of decisions like: which website host to use, what your niche will be, and when you’ll publish content. Getting started can seem intimidating, so I’ve outlined five steps that’ll help you set up the best blog possible.

Start – 14 Minute read to complete

Mastering SEO to generate search traffic is one of the best ways to grow your blog in your sleep. I strongly believe that I can attribute the growth of my blog last year because I took some time to learn about SEO. So much so that I wanted to share what I learned with you.

In this lesson, I will walk you through:

  1. My SEO strategy for blog posts
  2. Hack Google AdWords for free keyword research
  3. Keyword positioning
  4. Evergreen content
  5. Quality, over quantity
  6. Competitor analysis

Supercharge Your Travel Blog’s Search Traffic – 17 Minute read to complete

You don’t have to rely on AdSense and Mediavine to make money blogging; there are so many creative and unique ways to monetise your blog. But, this doesn’t mean we should abandon the methods proven to earn passive income, instead we should combine traditional methods with other methods, such as eBooks, virtual workshops, and online courses.

Let’s start with an overview of different ways to make money online as a blogger.

Overview – How to Make Money Blogging – 14 Minute read to complete

No matter how passionate you are, there’s a fine line between a hobby and a business. Especially when it comes to blogging.

10 Steps to Turn Your Blog Into a Business – 11.5 Minute read to complete

You can’t talk about blogging without talking about affiliate marketing. That’s why I’ve written two detailed blog posts you absolutely must read if you are a beginner to making money with affiliate marketing.

As soon as you get your head around a few steps, you can easily setup relevant and non-intrusive affiliate links within your blog posts like a PRO.

In this lesson, I will walk you through:

  • What is affiliate marketing?
  • Where to find affiliate marketplaces for bloggers
  • How to sign up to affiliate marketing programs
  • How to place affiliate marketing links
  • Where to place affiliate links in blog posts

Quick-start Guide to Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers – 7 Minute read to complete

Top 6 Best Affiliate Marketing Networks for Travel Bloggers – 8 Minute read to complete

What if I told you, you could convert your pageviews and Instagram followers into complimentary hotel stays?!

This can be a controversial topic, partly because anyone can be an influencer these days and many people want things for free. My advice is to overdeliver your part of the agreement. Don’t just ask for a free stay, offer professional photography, a detailed review or inclusion in a SEO article about the destination they are based in.

In this lesson, I will walk you through:

  1. Offer value first, before you ask for something in return
  2. Create a list of hotels with relevant contact information
  3. Contact the hotels
  4. Follow up and contact more hotels
  5. Overdeliver your part of the agreement

How to Stay at Hotels for Free Using Your Travel Blog – 18.5 Minute read to complete

Travel bloggers, online entrepreneurs and digital nomads don’t often talk about the downsides of the nomadic lifestyle. It’s much easier to share highlights of our adventures as if all we do is go cliff-diving in Thailand and film GoPro videos, synchronised to the beat of a catchy EDM track.

In April 2014, when I was just 20 years old, I quit my 9-to-5 desk job to work for myself and travel indefinitely. I didn’t have a University degree, savings or wealthy parents. Contrary to what I let my Instagram followers believe, “living the dream” is hard work!

Start – 3 Blog posts to complete

There’s plenty of travel bloggers out there to learn from. Both from those who have been successful and those who have failed.

Monetise Your Travel Blog with Gamintraveler – 7.5 Minute read to complete

Join – Facebook Group: Remote Work & Travel Blogging

Are You Ready To Start Your Blog?