how to start a blog in south africa

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September 2, 2022
how to start a blog in south africa
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Are you seeking how to start a blog in South Africa? If so, welcome to Internet of Business. I hope that the strategies and tips discussed in this post will help you start to earn income online. No, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. Of course, I would rather get rich quick than get rich slow. So, having a desire to earn income fast is respectable. That being said, blogging is a long-term mindset. Yes, you can definitely earn passive (residual) income via your blog.

You have to be consistent in your content creation. In addition, you have to do proper keyword research as well. The reason being is you want to grow traffic to your blog. Do you have a brand new blog or considering starting your first blog? If so, then you definitely need to take heed to these strategies. There are many people searching for how to start a blog in South Africa. The biggest reason is they know a paycheck is not enough.

One, you have to keep showing up to work in order to get paid. Two, your pay is tied to your time. Lastly, there are only 24 hours in a day. So, you have a ceiling on your income. Yes, you may love what you do for a living but you and I need rest and sleep. We can’t work 24 hours in a day. So, it is essential to build revenue streams that will continue to pay you while you sleep. In addition, throughout the day without you having to be present like you do at your job.

How do I start a blog in South Africa and make money?

The first step is to invest in buying your domain name. I use and have used Siteground for all of my websites. Siteground will also host your website as well. So, if anything goes wrong with it you will have the customer support that you need. You can buy your domain for $17.99 USD or the equivalent in New Zealand dollars. Digital entrepreneurship is one of the wisest methods of earning additional income online today.

The reason is you can create a product that can help someone else solve a problem that they have. My top recommendation is to focus your efforts on helping others first. So, make sure you are creating content revolved around providing value for other people. What product can you create or share with someone else that can help solve a need that they have? Are you a subject matter expert in a specific field or subject? Why not create a course with Podia and sell it over and over again with your blog?

Once you have bought your domain name you can then have Siteground upload your blog to WordPress. You can then start writing blog posts. Remember, you don’t want to write blog posts about anything that comes to mind. Again, you want to be strategic about how you blog. The best bloggers are always seeking leverage. Leverage simply means doing more with less.

Invest in a Blogging Course

An additional way of how to start a blog in South Africa is to invest in a blogging course. I purchased the 6 figure blogger course taught by Lauren over at CreateandGo.com. It is a much better method of studying what works rather than just guessing. One of the best ways to speed up your learning is to study what the best bloggers are doing to earn income.

Remember, content is very important. Also, consistency. So, focus on writing at least 1 new blog post per week. Of course, take your time with this as there is no rush. That being said, to be a successful blogger you have to get traffic to your website. The more content you create the higher your chances of new people reaching what you have to share.

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How do you make a R1000 a day?

Build products that create value for other people. For example, I create running courses for middle to long distance runners on my fitness websites, rundreamachieve.com and nutritiongeeks.com. So, these are ways that I generate income. That being said, the income only comes from first building trust with my visitors. Again, your focus has to be on others before your own needs and desires.

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care

Zig Ziglar, entrepreneur

You can make R1000 a day but it isn’t going to occur in a matter of a few weeks. I would recommend giving yourself 6 months to a year and focus first on generating as much content as you can. Also, use tools like KWFinder to ensure you are finding low competition, high search volume keywords. I have used KWFinder for years to help ensure that I am writing about keywords that people are already searching for in the search engines.

As mentioned above, Podia is a must have if you want to generate R1000 a day. Again, create products such as courses or make a website with the Podia platform. The more courses you can create the higher your passive income has the potential of going. Also, Podia doesn’t take any of your sales either. Yes, zero transaction fees. So, you can create as many courses as you like. It is only $33 USD (or the equivalent in SA dollars) per month too.

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What can I sell to make extra money in South Africa?

Create your own products and sell them on your blog. Of course, you don’t always have to make your own products. Affiliate marketing is another great way of how to start a blog in South Africa. Remember, the first step is to purchase your domain with Siteground. Once you have done that you can start building revenue streams and adding them to your blog. For example, writing blog posts, sharing other people’s products (affiliate marketing) or your own products. Remember, joining as an affiliate for someone else’s products is free.

For example, my affiliates who share my running courses earn a 40% commission on every sale they make. My Sub 3 Hour Marathon Pro course sells for $197 USD. So, my affiliates earn $78.80 USD every time someone purchases my course using their affiliate link. Join now to be a RunDreamAchieve affiliate.

You can also join a network marketing company and write blog posts about the companies products you joined. So, there are numerous ways of adding revenue streams to your blog. You just have to think outside the box. Again, the strategies I am discussing here in this post definitely work. The downside is that it takes time and consistency in order to start earning income.

Closing Thoughts

I’d love to keep in touch with you. Make sure to subscribe to the Internet of Business YouTune channel. I create new business and entrepreneurial content there each week. How to start a blog in South Africa is the same around the world. Your first major step is to purchase your domain (website) name. The next step is to have your registrar (Siteground) help you in uploading your new website to WordPress. The good news is that it doesn’t take long to do this and Siteground customer support is outstanding.

Your new blog can be up and running in a matter of a few minutes. The next move on your part is to start writing content. Remember, focus on using KWFinder to ensure that you find easy keywords that your new blog can rank for. Again, the more people that can find you the more people you can help solve a problem that they may have.

Who doesn’t want to earn more money right? Who doesn’t want to feel or look better? Can you help them in these areas? Are there people out there who need help with learning a topic like math or maybe a language? Of course.

So, the key to earning income with your new blog is to create content that can help others. I hope this post has been helpful to you.

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Nathan is a 2:19 marathoner, former member of the US Army World Class Athlete Program and Doctoral of Business Administration (DBA) Candidate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He brings over 10 years of online entrepreneurial experience in helping people learn how to blog, earn income online and build passive income streams outside of what the school system teaches.

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