Nothing occasions more fear in the mind of someone who wants to start a blog than reading the stats.

The stats often read something like:

More than 500 million blogs already exist.

Sixty blogs are created every minute.

It will take up to six months before you start seeing results from your SEO/content marketing efforts (Oh really?).

And so on.

It easily makes you feel like a small fish in a big pond. And then you begin to wonder if you will ever get found online, let alone make money from your fashion blog.

So, can you still start a blog in 2022 and make profit from it?

Let's quickly address your fear, first of all.

The simple answer is, yes. It is possible to start a blog in 2022 and make a profit from it, even within a short span. And I have proof.

The year was 2014 and a young blogger from Nigeria and the hero of our story, Abdullahi Muhammed, was making $1,500 per month from his blog. But, like every entrepreneur out there, he wanted more.

Notwithstanding his efforts, his business plateaued and the situation would not improve.

To cut the long story short, he was seeking out a solution to this problem when this strong realization hit him. And what was that?

He figured out that his blog was off-target; that all he ever needed to do was to open a new blog and target a different audience.

Remember this was in 2014. What the hero of our story did was to start a new blog, in a highly competitive niche, that is, teaching people how to start a blog.

For the next six months, he didn’t make a dime from his new venture. 

As six months began to pass unto seven, the proverbial pear riped, and top dollars began to roll in.

Profit soared so much he was making up to $10,000 a month until he eventually sold that blog at the rate of $280,000 years later.

But if you dispute that because it is some donkey years back, then what do you say of Adam Enfroy, a guy who came five years later, 2019, to teach people how to start a blog and made $10,000 in 90 days.

The same niche, five years apart, stiffer competition and headwinds from provocative Google algorithms, yet no less impressive result.

It goes without saying that no matter when you decide to start a blog for profit, it is never too late provided you are willing to do the hard work.

Now, can I make money if I start a fashion blog in the year 2020?

Yes, of course. You can.

Now, you may need to hurry up, though. 

For every idea you contemplate, remember there are thousands of others, if not millions, thinking of the same idea as you. Those who would win are those who do rather than think.

I develop this blog post to walk you through the step by step of how to start a blog for profit, rank it fast and start making money from it within a very short period of time.

In case you have a specific niche in mind, my guide on creating a sports blog, lifestyle blogging, and fitness blogging may be of interest to you.

And most importantly, to tell you what secrets these exceptional bloggers have discovered.

Now shall we dive in?

But first, an important warning: In as much as I’m going to be teaching you some dark magic of making money out of a blog in this blog post if you are looking for overnight success or are not ready to sweat, stop now.

Choose a Blog Name

The first and one of the most critical steps you will take in creating your blog is to choose a befitting name for it.

In many cases, bloggers name their blogs after their own names. The likes of Neil Patel, Jeff Bullas, and a few others among first-generation bloggers did this and it worked for them.

It still can work today, but speaking as someone who understands the dynamics of blogging, I’d say nothing works better than an exact match keyword blog name.

For, example: or

For someone in the fashion blogging niche though, it is important you pay attention to what's in vogue in your industry.

Irrespective of your choices, two things you must keep in mind when deciding your blog name are:

  • Choose a name that’s easy to remember.
  • .com is more common and easily remembered than any of its counterparts.

After deciding on your blog name, the next thing would be for you to buy a domain name from a domain registrar.

A domain registrar gives you the address that people can type in their browser to land on your website.

Buy a domain name

Quite a number of companies offer this service online. Here is a list of them before I make my own recommendation.

  • Hostgator
  • Namecheap
  • Bluehost
  • Godaddy
  • Register

Now I’m going to give you two options on how to go about this.

First, you can purchase your domain name and registrar from Bluehost. And by so doing, Bluehost will give you the domain name for free for your first year if you use my link to purchase from them.

Second, you can go on and purchase your domain name on other platforms and host it on Bluehost or any other one as you may deem fit. But that's the stressful path as you'll have to wait for hours before your domain registrar can point your domain name to your hosting provider.

One of the advantages of buying a domain name and hosting with Bluehost is that you will not need to go through the herculean task of pointing your domain name to the Bluehost server or any other one when it’s time for hosting.

So, think your choices through.

Host Your Blog

When it comes to blog hosting your fashion blog, many options exist for you to choose from.

Among them are:

  • Hostinger
  • Bluehost
  • Hostgator
  • Siteground
  • Godaddy

The list goes on.

And which one do I recommend? You guessed it: Bluehost, of course! It is the one I used to host my own blog and I like them for quite so many reasons.

Bluehost offers so many advantages that you can seldom find elsewhere. 

Aside from their impressive customer care, they have a one-click install for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. 

The introductory price is also insanely cheap, although it varies depending on which package you are using. For example, if you are paying for 3yrs at a go, the introductory price is just $2.75/mo. 

This package comes with a free domain name for one year. You also have 30 days money-back guarantee.

So, if you are using Bluehost, let’s tackle it now.

How to Host Your Blog

Head straight to, then click on “Get Started.”

hosting with bluehost

You will see a space for different pricing packages that are available.

hosting with bluehost

Choose whichever plan works for you among the options.

After that, you will be allowed to choose your domain name if you haven’t purchased one before. If you have, just insert the name and then select “Next.”

how to start a blog and make money from it in a short time/how to host your blog

Insert your account information in the box provided.

You will be lead to another page where you can create your Bluehost account. You will see “Account Information.”


Scroll down when you are done filling this form, then you will see package information where you can choose which package works for you best among four packages made available to you.

payment details

The next thing to do is scroll down and choose your payment method, then make payment.

Done with all these processes, it is time to download WordPress and start blogging. That’s just a complete section on our journey of how to start a fashion blog for profit.

So what you have to do is, go to

Make no mistakes though: there is and there is You are to go to and not the former.

You will see a link for WordPress download, click on the link and download WordPress.

Once done, wait for Bluehost to send your WordPress login information to you.

First, they will send you a message to confirm your email address. And once you confirm, you will have the password to your WordPress sent to your email inbox.

After you have received it, log in on your WordPress with the password sent to you and then you can begin to publish.

With all these steps completed, you’ve done the hard part of starting your blog. You can start your publishing on your blog now and prepare for the monetization.

But hold on a second. Before you publish any post, remember there is a need to have a fine user interface, a compelling website experience that makes them want to stay longer.

Remember this is a fashion blogging -- it's a race for who has the best visual. So, getting the right theme is a given.

Choose a Theme for Your Blog

And now that you are in your dashboard, you might want to go to “Appearance” and begin the process of setting up your theme in order to give your website a fine look.

When shopping for a theme, look for a cutting-edge and responsive theme. 

Aside from finding something that’s visually appealing, your theme must also be responsive.

And why is that?

Because 60% of searchers on Google are now done via mobile devices, according to Search Engine Land. And a responsive theme is one that can automatically adjust to all sorts of mobile devices without losing its appeal.

So, which theme do I recommend?

If your goal is to be in charge and control your visuals, I recommend getting Astra. It's easy to design and has many ready-made themes you can choose from and tweak to your interest.

And there are others aside from Elementor. You will see below where in your dashboard you can go to in order to shop for a theme. Click on “Appearance,” and then click on “Theme.”

Appearance in wordpress

You will see a number of options that you can select from. Select a theme of your choice. Go back to Appearance, you will see “Customize,” customize your theme and then move on to the next step.

If you are just starting out, you are not looking for something that fancy either, just something that doesn’t chase your readers away from staying long enough.

Below are the characteristics of a fine blog in summary.

  1. Reader-friendly: Don’t sacrifice your reader’s visual experience on the altar of haste. It is true your audience will read your content because they have a use for it. But you need to minimize their chances of quitting your website before spending enough time there, by making sure your valuable content is further corroborated by a good looking interface.
  2. Easy navigation: This has to do with pages on your website and the arrangement of its contents. Some bloggers apparently don’t care about their readers’ interest in other aspects of their blogs, so they miss a chance to secure their reader’s trust. Your reader may want to read about you or your services, make sure you set up your Menu Bar properly and professionally for this purpose.
  3. Responsiveness: Is your blog mobile responsive? I laid emphasis on this point earlier on. So make sure you check to see if your website is responsive to smartphones as many people will be reading from their smartphones. If you want to check, Google has software for Mobile-Friendly Test that you can try out.
  4. SEO-friendliness: Some themes can be thick-studded with so many codes that will not allow Google bots to crawl your website that easily. Since you are a beginner and do not have so much money to give a web designer, you can always check to see if the reviews under the theme you are about to use mention SEO-friendliness. If it doesn’t though, this does not automatically mean it isn’t SEO-friendly. In any case, just ensure you do a great job of testing whether your site loads on time and whether it is responsive. 

Well done!

You’ve just completed another section on how to start a fashion blog for profit.

Essential plugins that you will need

From where we stopped on the matter of themes, you can proceed right straight to start publishing your content. But I’m deliberate about my intention to help you start a fashion blog and make money from it in a short time.

And the only way to achieve that is to ensure I teach you all you need to know without leaving any detail out.

From website set-up to analytics to SEO; here is a list of some of the plugins you will need to succeed with your blog. 

  1. Yoast SEO: If you are starting a blog, you either want to use it to promote your business, or you want to make money from it. Or at the very least, you want to make it a hobby. Whichever category you fall into, your success depends on people finding your blog and reading it. This means you need to implement SEO best practices, and that’s exactly what Yoast SEO helps you to achieve. I will talk on how to install it later in this post.
  2. WP Rocket: If you want your blog to rank well, you understand that site speed is a factor. This plugin can help you reduce the size of your files, cache your pages and do a lot more other things to achieve your site speed goal.
  3. Monster Insights: Again, as you start your traffic-driving efforts, you will need real-time data to give you insights and guide the directions of your efforts. While you can simply use Google analytics to do that and always log in to Google Analytics to see your data, you can also connect Monster Insights to your Google Analytics account and check everything from your dashboard. Remember, you can't succeed if you don't measure.
  4. WP forms: Just in case you are offering services on your blog, such as freelancing or some sort of agency, you will need people to easily get across to you through your blog. Using WP forms plugins will allow you to drag contact form to any of your blog pages as you like.
  5. Email marketing tool: Maybe you’ve heard this common saying in the blogosphere before: the money is in the list. The statement is still as true as ever. To make money from your blog, you do not necessarily need email subscribers, but to make real money, you need lots of subscribers. That much is true. So, how do you go about it?

 If you have the cash, there are many SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) companies online who can provide you with these services that help you set up your email marketing funnel.

However, there are others who offer the same services for free. If you are just starting out without money, I will recommend Mailchimp. They allow you to use their platform for free up to 2,000 email subscribers and send up to 12,000 emails. 

So now, let me explain to you in step by step how to install Yoast SEO because it is of utmost importance to you.

How to Install Yoast SEO plugin

Go to your dashboard, hover above the Plugins and click on “Add New.” then search for Yoast SEO and click on Install. After that, click on “Activate.” And then you can move to the next level.

installing yoast seo

Now go to your dashboard, you will see Yoast SEO, click on it.

installing yoast seo

Now you have successfully installed and activated Yoast SEO on your website.

Before you hit publish on any new blog post, scroll down and see what recommendations Yoast has for you. Having done that, you are good to go.

By now, I believe you must have purchased your domain name and hosting by now. And you have set up your website theme to give your readers a reader-friendly sight while reading your blog.

You have also installed some plugins you will need, this means you have come far in your knowledge of how to start a blog. Then the next step is to start creating blog posts.

Write Your First Blog Post

If you are going to make money from your blog, then you must arm yourself with knowledge of content marketing.

What is content marketing? You can read a lot about content marketing from my post here. But for now, I’m just going to give you a simple explanation.

Content marketing means creating valuable and relevant content for your target audience, one which solves a problem for them. And for the most times, it is in-depth. 

So, how does a content marketer write a blog post?

First, they do keyword research. And what is keyword research?

Keyword research means searching for the right keyword that your target audience will be using when searching for information or a product on Google.

For example, someone who wants to learn how to start a blog will likely go to Google and type “How to start a blog,” in the search box. Then Google quickly digs out the most relevant content for that question in a matter of seconds.

This blog post you are currently reading is an example of content marketing.

But that’s not the only thing. There are generic keywords such as “Blogging” or “Content Marketing” or “Fishing.” But if you choose something that broad, your blog will probably never get seen on Google because the competition will drown you.

What you can simply do then is to search for what we call “Long-tail keywords.” 

Long-tail keywords refer to those keywords that are not as highly competitive as the broad ones in the examples given above. 

Instead of writing on something as broad and competitive as blogging, you can simply write on “How to start a fashion blog for profit.” Although keywords like this normally have lesser volumes of search, they help you establish a sizable amount of authority on the Internet as well as loyal readers when you are just starting out.

And from there, you can target more competitive keywords.

So, how do you know which long-tail keyword you should be targeting?

 It is by using certain software designed to cater to such needs.

You go on to those sites and enter a seed keyword in the box provided and those websites do all the good works for you and deliver the insights to you.

From the number of traffic you can expect when targeting a particular keyword, to long tail-keywords suggestions, to best-performing blog posts in that keywords, to the sources linking back to your competitors, there are so many insights to put to good use.

So where do you find those software?

There are so many of them. The majority of them, such as Ahrefs, are expensive, while some are absolutely free. (Sorry, Ubersuggest is no longer free.)

The level of service varies. With Ahrefs topping the list of paid ones, and Ubersuggest of Neil Patel being the best free one I’ve seen.

Here is a list of those tools:

Should I give you some rare insight? I have not seen what Ahrefs and other paid keyword tools do that Ubersuggest cannot do.

All thanks to Neil Patel. Even though the tool is completely free, he continues to make improvements.

Once you have settled for those keywords you will like to rank for and copy them, you go on inserting them strategically in your blog post.

Once the keyword is ready, it’s time to start writing your blog post. 

Remember, you are not to go on and stuff your blog post with these keywords. You must find a way to blend them naturally and avoid using them when they are not necessary.


If you want to get read, trust me you are going to be needing a lot of time to spend on your headlines. 

Because those few words are the single most powerful factor that will determine whether your target audience stops to read your post or scrolls past you to your competitors.

So, get crafty with your headlines.

Readers may just glance over and not read, but knowing what to say with those few words can significantly improve your chances.

You can go to Coschedule Headline Analyzer to test the strength of your headlines. Anything from 70% is great. Slightly below that isn’t bad either, but you want to try and surpass the average. 


Believe me, any post that will rank on Google nowadays will be in-depth. Google is getting smarter and so are the readers. 

Gone are the days of keyword stuffing when you use just more than enough of the keyword you are targeting in your blog post and get ranking by dint of that. 

These days, information that’s relevant, a post that’s incisive, easy-to-navigate structure and a whole body of writing strongly worded and delivering on your headline promises is what works.

For emphasis, it is the only thing that works. 

So before you put up any post, get as much knowledge about it as possible and ask yourself after writing it whether it serves the purpose you want it to serve.

Will I enjoy this if I read it? Will it solve my problem if I’m in my reader’s shoes? Those are the questions you should ask yourself.

How to get blog post ideas

Before Google even bat you an eyelid, you damn be sure one post or two posts will never be enough. You are going to need a lot more. Much more.

Google loves websites that are frequently updated. So you want to give it what it loves so it can deliver your readers unto your doorstep for a grab. 

In order to find blog post ideas that you will publish on your blog post then you need to have a content calendar.

 Before you put up your content calendar, ask yourself the following questions.

Who am I targeting?

What will they be searching for?

Also, try and understand searcher intent.

Then read the blog of your competitors and see which of their blogs are performing well. See where you can make improvements on that to bring out a unique idea, then go on and do that.

The best way to do this is to go to one of the keyword research tools that I mentioned above to see what’s popular in your niche. 

Or go to Buzzsumo and insert your keyword to see which posts are performing better.

Another way to get ideas is by typing your keyword in the search box, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of “people also search for.”

keyword ideas

Pull out ideas out of there and use them to your own advantage.

Better still, when planning to start your blog, you should try and see which niche you have extensive knowledge in and that you will have enough to say.

And that is the way to go when it comes to finding blog post ideas.

How do bloggers generate traffic?

Ah! Traffic.

I almost forgot that. Not that it isn’t important but I thought you were not going to ask about it. And now that you have, let’s dive right in.

Work your On-page SEO

What you first need to do is to ensure that your blog is in good shape for human and search engines.

Think of it as a menu, you have made nutritious food that can do good for the body, but as nutritious as it is, it is placed in a shoddy underground where no one will discover it, or in a place where no one would want to sit down and eat…

If you are writing a blog post for humans to read and search engines to rank, then follow these two steps.

On-page SEO

  • Use your keyword in your headline: For example, “How to start a blog” is meant to teach searchers how to start a blog and it is clearly stated in my headline as you can see.
  • Place your key phrase in your post all through, and most especially in the first and second paragraphs. Be strategic about this though. You want to make it sound natural, and not like you are trying to keyword stuff.
  • Use H tags properly. H1 is your title, H2 is a subheading and H3 is a subheading under H2 subheading. Make use of these H tags strategically to ensure that your post can be easily scanned through by your readers.
  • Set your URL to suit blog post name: It is is also called permalink set-up. Make sure your blog post URL is formatted to have your keywords within them. Blog post URL comes in various ways. 
  • Use alt tag on all your images: It’s a very important aspect of On-page optimization. This is because search engines can not read images but can read words attached to them. You don’t want them to pass by and not know what you are trying to say with that image file. So, whenever you are uploading an image file to your website, make sure you add alt tag to each and every single one of them. Once you upload an image file, your CMS will show you a place where you can put the alt tag.

  • Meta description: It’s not particularly a ranking factor, but a clicking factor which also means a ranking factor. Because the more people click through your website and stay long on it, the more Google thinks they trust your website, and the more it pushes you up the SERPs.

  • Link your posts to one another: When writing another post, make sure you link internally to another post that’s related to the one you are presently writing. As that’s going to make it easy for Google to crawl your website contents.

  • Finally, scroll down and see what your Yoast SEO has to say, follow its recommendation and you are good to hit publish.

With these steps, you have done a good job with your on-page SEO. It’s time to work out your Off-page SEO, too, another critical step in how to start a blog and make money from it.

Off-page SEO

Now it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. You are just about to face a simple but scary task.

And for your information, you can not shirk it or go round it. Quality backlink is still the most important external ranking factor on Google. 

So you want to have more than enough of it. And that’s going to involve a lot of reaching out to other bloggers in your niche and authoritative sites.

So, how are you going to go about your link building strategy?

It’s down there below, step by step.

1. Write a worthy content that people want to link to naturally

If you choose a specific subject and write on it extensively, other people who are writing on a similar topic will link back to you. Examples of posts people will want to link back to are: 

  • List articles
  • Unique research
  • An entirely new perspective on a topical matter in your niche 
  • An expert opinion that stands out

2. Reach out to other bloggers in your niche

This particular one is often the scary part. Asking other bloggers to link back to you and getting them to do it. How do you go about that?

Not so hard if you are paying attention. All you need to do is look up bloggers in your niche who accept guest blogging. 

You can do this by typing your niche name on Google + guest blog/ guest post for us.

For example, type “Digital marketing blog + write for us.”

Read their blog thoroughly as well as their editorial guidelines. See what they are interested in and their style. Write a masterpiece for them and pitch them, asking if they have an interest in a particular subject matter as a guest post in their blog.

It all boils down to knowing what bloggers want the most. And what’s that? Traffic of course. Write them a post that will give them traffic and they won’t reject you.

Before you go on and do this though, let me give you a fair warning: Do not link back to your article unless it is completely relevant. And do not pitch a blogger that has stated clearly that they will not allow you to link back to your blog. 

Although in most cases, it’s all about the relevancy of the content. And some blogs have so much authority the link you will get in your bio for them can do well enough to rank your blog fast.

By the same token, before you go on and write a blog post for anyone, check their website to see if it is “do-follow.” If it isn’t, move on quickly. 

Read more on how to find out that one here.

So, how do you reach out to a blogger in your niche? Below is an email template that you can use.

Hi {the editor’s or the blogger’s name},

I’m {insert your name}. I read your blog post about …. (topic) and I find it very interesting.

It led me to another blog post where you spoke on (mention another blog post that’s relevant to the same topic on their blog).

I have another perspective that I think might be of interest to your readers.

Here is a suggested title:

“(Add the title you have in mind).”

I can send it over next week if you have an interest.


{Your name}

Going forward, you may also need to target high-end media publications in your niche. This is because they often have a higher domain authority.

Sites with higher domain authority are a good signal to Google and Google is going to rank you more for getting backlinks from them. 

But that’s even scarier than other bloggers in your niche, but not impossible.

So, before you attempt to pitch these publications, what you normally want to do is have just enough guest blog samples in case you might want to mention that you have written for others before in your niche. Not a must though, but having some posts you’ve written for smaller blogs can boost your chances of success with the editors.

So, to do this, the first thing you need to do is to look up their website. This is to see what they are interested in and what they have published on the subject matter.

Also read their guidelines properly. This is very important!

Once you have mastered that, go on and write your masterpiece. In this case, you want to write a perspective and argument so persuasive and irresistible that the editor screams “That’s the coolest thing ever!”

All editors want is money but it will be unethical to offer them that. So the only way to do this is to give them something that will secure more engagement for them, which also means more money.

Now, go on and do that.

And then pitch. Bear in mind though, that these editors are very busy and they get thousands of the likes of your pitch every day. So, less is more with them. You have to keep your email as short as possible.

Now that your masterpiece is ready. You want to grab their attention in your email first.

How do you go about that?

It all begins with your email subject line. 

First, you should find a unique title for your email subject. The more creative you can get with this the better. A simple example is: Guest Blog for (Publication's name).

Let me show you an example.

Title: Guest Blog for Forbes

Hi (Editor’s name),

I’m {your name}, a writer and {add whether a blogger, content marketer or any other nomenclature that shows you have expertise in the field you wrote about).

I’m reaching out to inquire about writing for Forbes{add name of the publication you are targeting).

I have written for …. (Insert the names of big publications or small ones you’ve written for.)

I recently wrote an incisive post about {subject matter}. I titled it {Your article’s title}.

I attached a file containing that article to this email if you’d like to take a look.

Let me know your thoughts.

Best regards,

{Your full name}

Straightforward and succinct. It is that simple.

Make sure you attach a copy of your piece to the email. Trust me, these guys don’t have enough time to be exchanging emails back and forth with you.

That’s how you begin to build your link strategically. The more links you have, the more Google ranks your website in the SERPs.

Social signal

Do not forget, the first category of people to be reading your blog post will come from social media. 

If you are doing your homework well, it normally takes Google up to three months before they start ranking your website at all. 

While I’m not a fan of content promotion on social media for beginner bloggers, make sure you are using those social networks properly to reach out to your potential readers.

Sharing your blog posts on them also gives you social signals which let Google trust you even more.

You have come this far in the journey of how to start a blog and monetize it in three months. I’m sure by now you are anxious about the money part. 

You want me to spill the beans and tell you where the big dollars you are looking for are.

Trust me they exist and you can get them. The simple secret about making money from blogging is just that, success is proportionate to the level of efforts you are willing to put in. 

A proper blog post that offers value with a decent amount of relevant traffic will bring in your money. So let’s tackle it...

How do you monetize? Or how do bloggers make money?

How to Make Money from Your Blog

A number of ways. See a list of them below. I will explain them to you in detail.

  • Ad placement
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Sponsored content
  • Selling digital products
  • Freelancing
  • Creating an agency

Let me walk you through some of them now.

Ad placement

That involves Google ad, or any other platform that might give you a code to place on your website to display. When people click, a certain percentage of the ad money goes into your account.

My recommendation for you is: unless you are running a gossip blog or a blog without a specific niche, don’t use it. First, it clutters up your website. Second, the pay is meager. 

Not to mention, Adblocker is growing at an accelerating pace.

Affiliate marketing

Of all blog monetization styles, this one is my own favorite. Recommending the services, digital products, and physical products of other companies and getting a commission whenever someone makes a purchase using your link.

Affiliate marketing simply makes sense on all fronts. First, the pay is decent and second, it saves you the embarrassment of cluttering your website up with ads that destroy user’s experience.

What is affiliate marketing by the way? It is simply a way of selling third party products to your audience by linking back to their product in your post. 

When you join an affiliate network, you will be given a unique link that you will use in your post. If anybody clicks on that link to make a purchase, you will be given a commission on that sale.

Affiliate marketing can generate a lot of money for you if you set about it the right way.

So, how do you do affiliate marketing?

How to do affiliate marketing

If you want to start doing affiliate marketing, there are a few steps you need to take to take off well.

Research a product

First, research to see which product in your blog niche is relevant to your audience and is in demand. Make sure that any product you choose is original and serves the purpose it promises to serve.

Remember, you are vouching on your reputation to recommend this product for your readers, and they depend on you to give them what will help them, so do not let them down.

Research affiliate programs

Once you are done choosing a product that you trust and can recommend, it’s time to check which affiliate program you are going to join.

Check to see whether the commission makes sense and whether their policy aligns with your goals.

There are many affiliate programs you can join.

Once you’ve done your homework in finding out what and who, it’s time to set up your affiliate programs.

You will be given links you can use in your in-content links that when readers click on and make a purchase, you will be commissioned.

Email promotion

One of the best ways to make money from your affiliate program is through email promotion. 

Email marketing allows you to get personal with your subscribers, a community of people that trust you.

Of course, most of your email subscribers are people who are in your niche and trust you. They wouldn’t subscribe to your list in the first place if they didn’t.

So you’d want to use that channel to communicate with them to buy a particular product without being salesy.

All you need to do is to craft an email content around that product you want to sell.

Give them valuable information they need and slowly lead them to that one inevitable tool they will need. And many of them will make a purchase.


Another favorite option of mine is freelancing through your blog. Or in other words, selling freelance services through your blog.

Whatever niche you are in, so long as you have enough expertise to help people to solve problems in that niche, you are qualified to freelance in it or even start an agency.

This may be in any industry, e.g. web design, writing, copywriting, health, business consultancy, etc.

Now, having followed everything in this blog step by step, what is the thing that one keeps you from driving traffics to your blog and make money from it?

If you are not appearing on the first page, your chances of making money from your blog are very slim.

And what do you need to be at the top? Visit those keyword tools that I previously mentioned in this post. 

Enter their website address and see who is linking back to them. See if you can get backlinks from the same sources.

If not, get quality backlinks anyways. 

The bottom line: Get more backlinks than the blog you want to rank more than.

Another thing that might affect you is your copy

You may be the number one on the list of Google’s pages, but if your copy does not compel your readers to click through and read your blog word for word, then you are not going to make any money.

From your headline to your first paragraph to your very last word, you must be able to force a reader to keep reading. 

Or how you set up your affiliate link

You may now be having traffic on your website, but if your link is not well placed and it is not supported by copy that makes them want to click, it’s a waste of time.

Go read other blogs of professional bloggers and see how they are using the links.

Final words on how to start a fashion blog and monetize it in few months.

Starting a blog and making money from it in three months

If you are like many of us, we grew up in the blogosphere believing that nothing significant can happen with your blog unless six Months have passed after you started it.


New bloggers in the field are changing the stereotype. Let me tell you what you can do to have blogging success in a matter of three months.

If you follow everything I mentioned in this blog post step by step, the only spice you need to add is that, you should start building your domain authority from the beginning by building backlinks.

Don't wait until you have had a lot of posts on your blog site before you start.

That is it and I wish you good luck.

Now, you've just read about 7,000 words on how to start a blog and monetize it in a short time.

To be specific, it is generally known that it takes between 6-8 months to rank on Google and make money from your blog. With so much information at your disposal, you can break that norm if you work hard.

Leave a comment below and let me know what's missing.