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A complete guide to take you from zero to hero in profitable blogging, this profitable blogging roadmap will help you not just start, but also grow your blog from $0 a month to earning your first $10 000, and making more than $10 000 per month.

Making money blogging takes time, and if done the wrong way it can even take years to make your first “net income” and this article will guide you to do blogging the right way.

Treat your blog as a startup and the startup as your passion

A famous saying from @bhekumuzi_t

I say that to my audience because when you treat your blog as a startup, you will be attached to it, and you will try by all means to make it a success and make it profitable, it sort of becomes your passion, and once that is set, you will never burn out from writing blog posts and constantly marketing your blog during its infancy and non-profit stage.

You have to trust the process,

You won’t wake up a millionaire by following this profitable blogging roadmap, but what is guaranteed is that your blog will surely be profitable and you will reach that seven-figure income if you remain consistent.

Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links, which can provide compensation to us at no additional cost to you if you decide to purchase a paid plan.


What is blogging?

Blogging refers to writing, photography, and other media that’s self-published online. As stated by thebalance small business. Now that is a very short and precise way to describe what blogging is, so basically when we talk about blogging, we think of having a WordPress website and have articles published in it and throwing a bunch of ads in those articles, you know, just to spice it up with some dollar bills.

And yes that is all true, blogging can generate alternate income for you.

There’s a catch,

You have to do it the right way, which is what we are going to show you in this article. But first you have to know the difference between these two.

Self Hosted vs Free blogs

What is it that you do when you begin a journey?

You plan, gather up your tools prepare for everything to be successful along the way, and that is what this roadmap is going to teach you.

You have to know what you’re dealing with so that you excel in this game of profitable blogging. Here’s are the types of blogs that you must know.

Self-hosted blog

A self-hosted blog is a blog that lives on either your own server or the server of a third-party hosting company like Bluehost or Hostinger, where those servers power your blog and keep it live on the Internet. Definition by Ryan Robison.

In this type of blog, you have complete freedom over your content and monetization strategy, choice of themes, you name it. It is the best choice if you want to start a profitable blog and it is relatively cheap, when you choose a good hosting provider such as Bluehost or Hostinger, it can even go as low as $1.99 per month depending on the plan you chose.

Having trouble choosing a hosting service provider here’s a list of our best hosting companies recommended by Lyncteck.

Free blog

A free blogging platform is one that you can simply sign up for and it is completely free no need to pay anything, and you get a free subdomain via the blogging platform for example, and quickly set up your website and start balling.

The downside to this is, you will be very limited over your own content, there also aren’t many monetization options you can use and this is best for bloggers who are writing for passion, and yeah that maybe the only blog I’d believe someone is doing because it is his/her hobby, you can’t make good money that way and that free blog is not part of this roadmap, in this profitable blogging roadmap we aim to teach you how to start and run a profitable blog and how to get your first $10 000.

Benefits of blogging

Let’s get your hopes up, shall we…

Adam Enfroy makes over $300 000 per month from his blog, according to his latest income report I last read. Get this, over $100 000 of the income comes from affiliate marketing. There are other many ways to monetize your blog and here’s an article about those methods, find one that works best with your blog.

The owner of Making Sense of Cents, also makes over $100 000 per month blogging, her blog gets quite a lot of traffic from google and you will learn how to reach that level of traffic later on, MICHELLE SCHROEDER-GARDNER that’s her name, look it up on the internet and see for yourself.

Dollasprout also makes over 300k per month blogging of which most of their income came from affiliate marketing. Their niche is the make money online niche, it is very competitive but they made it to the top. They stopped publishing their income reports for some reason, but you can go and check out how they made money here.

How much does it cost to start

The cost of starting a blog is not so high really, just a couple dollars a month, its actually cheaper than your day’s meal.

For starting a website,only..

Now the cost to invest in tools that will help you quickly start your blogging career and optimize your website, get a premium theme and plugins, and SEO tools, it can get very high, I’d say expect a little over $500 per year. That is not a lot of money considering in a few months or years you will be making double that or even more, we’re talking 10x that amount, depending on your niche and content strategy and whether you followed our roadmap or not or you found a better one.

I am pretty confident this is the best free profitable roadmap available. No need for a blogging course costing around $2000.

The trick is to follow our strategy and make that $2k and then go buy that premium course you saw on whatever website.

We will launch our affordable courses very soon, and we aim to make them as affordable as possible that anyone can afford to buy them, for now, YouTube is your best bud.

So finally the cost to start depends on what features you want your website to have and what plugins you need to capture your email list, for security, etc., you can read this list of the 10 essential WordPress plugins that every blogger must have.

Is Blogging difficult

Nahh, its not. When you start blogging you have to spend some time on the internet, and be on the lookout for new cool products in your niche that you might want to promote. Read other blogs on the internet, study your competition and write better posts than them, make the posts longer and optimize them for SEO.

Watch YouTube videos, and get as much knowledge as you can about your niche such that when you are invited to a podcast you will be able to answer questions and participate without having a problem.

Ultimately become a Zen master of your niche, get the trust of your readers by building a relationship with them, connect, respond to their DMs they like that, and make your readers your friends. Another cool tip to use when writing posts is to use your natural way of talking, slang or something, just make sure your content is enjoyable, more of a letter than an article. You know what I mean.

Getting Started

Now you know what blogging is, it’s time to buckle up and tighten our seatbelts, coz shit is about to get real, its gonna be one hell of a rollerblogger ride.

Choose a niche, here’s our list of the most profitable blogging niches in the modern day.

Don’t choose a niche about say, physics because you like physics, remember your goal is to run a successful blogging business and the physics niche is not gonna cut it unless, well, you have a ton of professors writing for you and the only way to monetize this niche will be selling Ad Spaces or good old regular Google Ad sense. It is not a profitable niche I don’t know about traffic but if you can get enough traffic, we talking more than 500k per month then go for it.

Once you choose your niche follow these steps on setting up a website using Hostinger or Bluehost

Keyword Research

Now your website is up and running, congratulations. It’s time for some real actions.

Ok, so what is keyword research,

Keyword research is keyword research, like how can there be a better definition?

Keyword research is the process by which you research popular search terms people type into search engines like Google, and include them strategically in your content so that your content appears higher on a search engine results page (SERP). By conductor

Well said huh……YEAAH!

So basically you will use keyword research when you are looking for blog topics to write about. My advice here will be to target long tail keywords, those keyword that are very specific and have low competition but high or moderate traffic you will stand a chance to compete with low domain authority websites.

For Keyword Research you can use tools like Moz, Ahrefs and any other popular SEO tools.

Good Luck!

Search Engine Optimization

By now hopefully you all know what SEO is. Let me break it down for you.

In a nutshell SEO is optimizing your website so that it is visible to search engines and what that means is, to make your website show up in google search results when someone types in a keyword that points to any article in your website.

To do this you are going to need to create a google search console account and verify the ownership of your website. The next thing to do is to install an SEO plugin, now there are a lot of those and you have to make sure you pick the best one for your website that goes well with your budget.

Rank Math provides the most features with its free plan, and it is the best if you don’t have the budget to purchase Yoast SEO and AIOSEO. Rank Math has a lot of features with its free version, among those include instant indexing(notifying search engines when you release a page or post so that you rank quickly on search engine results), adding multiple keywords to rank for and many other cool features you will only find in pro version of other plugins such as Yoast,

Now comparing the pro versions, Yoast is a lil better than Rank Math, either way you won’t go wrong with any of these three WordPress SEO plugins.

If you don’t have the plugins, make sure to regulary submit sitemaps to google search console. A sitemap is a map of all the routes present in your website, it’s the map of your website and google needs a map to crawl your website, so make sure to provide that.

First 90 days

These are the most important days of your blog, and if you do them right you will start making income right after those 90 days. Here’s what to focus on and what not to.

In the first 90 days of your blog you have to make sure you are writing content 24/7 . Okay maybe not 24/7 but you get my point. Mainly focus on writing blog posts and if you can, try to write 1 article per day. Yes it sounds difficult but it pays off. Trust the process and you will get your compensation for working your ass off.

Use a tool like keywords everywhere (its a free chrome extension available to download) to find topic ideas and start writing, you will never run out of things to write about, especially in the tech niche, shit just keeps updating, and you have to ride along the wave and don’t let it pass over you.

Write good content, make your readers come back, and once you have loyal readers, trust me, your traffic is gonna go through the roof.

Not just content, also focus on link building, it is an important SEO ranking factor and the many links you have the higher the domain authority of your website and ultimately you will start ranking higher on google search results, Bing too, for all you Microsoft fans.. Don’t know about Yahoo though is it still alive? Let me know in the comment section.

Create a digital product

Whether you sell it or make it for free, it doesn’t really matter, as long you have a product related to your niche that your readers will love, it will increase your traffic and also signal your readers that you really know what you are talking about.

Also it can be part of your blog revenue, don’t make it too expensive or too cheap only offer occasional discounts and good thing you can also start your own affiliate program and start helping other readers make money by promoting your product.

It can be an eBook, an audiobook, a podcast channel, a cheatsheet ,a software product, anything that doesn’t have to be shipped, could do even an e-Dinner.

Market you product, which brings us to the last step, the destination of our roadmap.

Market your Product

Having a product drives massive traffic to your website, so marketing your product is marketing your website in a clever way. There are various marketing strategies you can use to market your product.

The best and free one is social media, its that simple, post your product on multiple social media platforms, use Pinterest a lot, if you don’t have an account go and create one you will thank me later.


You can also use your product to capture an email list and there are plugins to help you capture your email list, Convert Pro is recommended by Lyncteck. An email list will help you bring back you long lost readers back to your website and it is really important to have that email list. Get Convert Pro right now it is the best email capturing plugin, it also have a whole lot of other features to make your marketing experience more simple. And it works really well with a ton of other Astra products. If you haven’t started your blog, start now and the recommend theme by Lyncteck is the Astra theme.


The End, come back after 6 months and DM me your monthly income from your blog, we’ll have you featured on our website. Follow these steps and rule number one, no Questions, trust your mentors.

Happy Blogging!!

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