What is WordPress and How to use it ?

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What is WordPress ?

Lots of people are still think that what is WordPress ? This question is quite important for newbies as they literally don’t know what is WordPress ? If I think to describe what is WordPress ? It might my own blog will also be not sufficient to describe wholly. But in short we can just describe WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

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Platforms of WordPress

WordPress is used to create your own blog. there are two platforms  1. WordPress.com and 2. WordPress.org.

1. WordPress.com – WordPress.com is free hosted platform where you can create own blog with subdomain. like as abc.wordpress.com. Also there are lots of limitation with free sites.

2. WordPress.org – it gives you lots of features

  • It’s free and super easy to use.
  • You own your data. You are in full control. Your site will NOT be turned off because someone decides that it is against their terms of service (as long as you are not doing something illegal). You are in control.
  • You can upload and use plugins.
  • You can upload custom themes. Modify theme files (not just styles) if needed.
  • You can make money from it by using your own ads, and doing things your way.
  • Custom Analytics and Tracking

The opportunity of WordPress

The key to earning an income by blogging is to choose the right niche to blog about. It is not a good idea to just create a personal blog and rant about just anything that comes to mind. You should be
strategic in your approach and build blogs around specific niches or industries…especially those where advertisers spend big bucks. These profitable niches could include finance, education, insurance, weight loss and many others. A good rule of thumb is to pay attention to advertisers in traditional media. What types of ads do you see most? Chances are, these same advertisers are paying good money to promote their products and services in the online world. Your blog can make money by displaying Google Ads, affiliate links and image ads to companies that are advertising. You could get more earning with affiliate marketing.

How to Get Started Blogging

This is one of the easiest ways to start making money with WordPress. All you need to do is choose a niche, setup WordPress and start blogging. It is best if you have a background or some level of  understanding of the topic you are going to blog about, but it is not required. You can easily become knowledgeable on the topic by visiting the local library or bookstore and reading about the topic. Get Started with my Blogging guide.

How to Make Money with Blogging

It will most likely take a while for your blog to make money. The best practice is to start writing as soon as possible and do so frequently. This will help search engines find the content on your website and as a result visitors who will read and follow your blog posts and hopefully click on your ads. Most blogs are monetized by either the Google AdSense program, affiliate programs or advertisement link sales. To
maximize your earning potential, you should build many blogs in different niches as you learn the process. Basically, one you have a successful formula, just rinse and repeat the process. Start making profit today.

Helpful Tools & Resources

There are literally thousands and thousands of free WordPress themes available for bloggers. If you want a little more professional look and feel for your blog, you might want to consider getting a premium blogging theme from a place like WPEka Club or ThemeForest. Both of these sites have themes with
build in banner ad management.

Below are links to a few helpful resources:

Free WordPress Theme Directory – Here you will find literally thousands of safe, free themes.
Free WordPress Blogging Videos – This is an assortment of free videos from WP on blogging.
Blog Cash Profits – Learn How To Make A Blog And Make Money Blogging.
Google AdSense Advertising Program – This is the number one program to earn money blogging.
Clickbank.com – This is a great place to find affiliate offers to promote on your niche blogs.

If have any questions for me about how to use WordPress ? Just get in touch with me or leave a comment below. I’ll help you out with any problems.

Enjoy your new blog!

Abhijit is a Certified Digital Marketer and passion-driven creative individual based in Maharashtra (Karad). He is also Freelance Blogger, Enterprenuer and Webmaster.