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How To Start A Blog In Ghana [Step By Step Guide]

We recently covered ways to make money online in Ghana and even ways for students to make money online in Ghana.

In our articles, we covered blogging to be one of the easiest ways to make money online in Ghana because of the number of options you have in terms of advertising.

With blogging, there are many ways to make money, you can make money from Google Adsense, sponsored posts, and banner ads, and even you can promote your products or other people’s products to your blog readers and make money from it.

Since blogging is a lucrative business in Ghana, I decided to write this article covering how to start a blog in Ghana.

After reading this article, you will be able to start creating your blog in Ghana to make money.

I am going to take my time to take you through everything in a step-by-step guide so relax, take popcorn and let us dive in.

Many people in Ghana want to start a blog but many times they don’t know where to start.

If you are just getting started with blogging and have no idea where to begin, you’ve come to the right place.

There are many things that you need to consider before starting a blog in Ghana, some of the things to consider are:

Is blogging for you? Can you write content? Are you ready to make money from AdSense?

Starting a blog inGhana is one of the easiest things to do, although many people start and tend to fail, this is because they actually do not have passion for it.

Others too create a blog hoping to make money the following week without putting in much effort.

Although when starting a blog in Ghana, there are certain challenges that you will face, if you are consistent, you can overcome them, in this article, we will cover how to make sure you succeed in your blogging journey.

In this article, I’ll discuss the challenges that new bloggers who are looking to start blogging in Ghana face as well as give you some tips on how to overcome those challenges.

This article is an attempt to detail the steps I took to launch a successful blog in Ghana.

When starting your blog in Ghana, there are many things to consider. The first task is having a domain and a good hosting server, the second one is choosing a perfect WordPress theme, and the last one is knowing how to create engaging content that also attracts visitors.

These are the three main steps which every blogger will go through before getting started.

But I know you might be asking, what is hosting? What is a domain? What is a theme? Well, let us dive in (remember I promised you that you are going to know everything at the end of this article).

Why Should You Start A Blog?

There are so many reasons why you should start a blog in Ghana. Below are some of the reasons to start a blog in Ghana.

  • To make money on the internet
  • To become self-employed
  • To educate and inform your audience
  • To sell your products
  • Blogging also brings exposure, making you known everywhere (even on Google)
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What Is A Blog

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A blog is a website or web page written in an informal or conversational style, typically run by an individual or small group.

Who Is A Blogger?

A blogger is someone who writes on what’s trending and guides for a journal or website.

Process Of Starting A Blog And Earning Money In Ghana

Here Are The Updated Processes Of Starting A Blog In Ghana:

  • Choose Your Niche Or The Topic You Can Write About
  • Pick A Domain Name
  • Choose Your Favourite CMS
  • Get A Good Hosting
  • Choose Your Favourite Theme
  • Write Good Content
  • Add Legal Pages To Your Blog
  • Design Your Blog
  • Create Social Media Accounts For Your Blog
  • Submit Your Site To Google Search Console And Connect Google Analytics To Your Blog
  • Monetize Your Blog

Choose Your Niche Or The Topic You Can Write About

When starting a blog in Ghana, the first thing you need to think of is the kind of blog you want to create.

What are you good at writing? which aspect do you have passion in that you can write a lot about?

Do you love entertainment and want to write what is trending? Or do you love cooking and want to start cooking tips?

Decide on the type of niche to cover first, you can read this article to know the most profitable niches in Ghana.

Pick A Domain Name

The next thing to do is to choose a domain name or a blog identity, a domain name will be your URL (universal resource locator).

It is what people will type on their browser and google to find you.

Examples of domains are:

  • emmarnitechs.com
  • ghanaweb.com
  • mfidie.com
  • mekabi.com
  • pcbossonline.com
  • ghkasa.com
  • ictcatalogue.com

To get a domain name, you need to buy it from a domain registry, there are many domain registries in Ghana and international ones to buy from.

Popular websites to buy a domain in Ghana:

  • nakrotek.net
  • stormerhost.com
  • hostwithjbklutse.com
  • plugnom.com

Popular international websites to buy domains are:

  • namecheap.com
  • cloudflare.com
  • domains.google.com

Get A Good Hosting

One will ask, what is hosting? Hosting in simple terms means where your website data will be stored.

Think of hosting as a house rental. You are the domain and then you rent a room to sleep in and store all your gadgets and belongings.

That is what hosting is also like, with hosting you renew it every year same as your house rent.

After getting a domain name, the next thing is to choose a good hosting, there are many hosting companies inside and outside Ghana, and all you have to do is to pick the one that you can afford to pay and work with.

The best hosting companies to work with in Ghana are:

  • Stormerhost.com
  • Nakrotek.net
  • Plugnom.com
  • Ultrahostghana.com
  • Webhostgh.com

If you also want to host your website on international websites, here are the best hosting companies outside Ghana.

  • Namecheap.com
  • Bluehost.com
  • Siteground.com
  • Dreamhost.com
  • Cloudways.com

Choose Your Favourite CMS

The next thing is to choose your favourite CMS, CMS stands for a content management system. It is a platform that allows you to build your blog.

There are many content CMS available both free and paid, some of the popular CMS are:

  • Blogger – Free
  • WordPress – Freemium
  • Wix – Freemium
  • And many more

One piece of advice I will give to you is to use the paid WordPress one if you plan long-term and you know your blog is going to expand in the near future.

With blogger, you will just buy a domain or use their free .blogspot domain, you don’t have to worry about hosting and anything but you are restricted and you need to have coding skills before you can FULLY use the platform.

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WordPress on the other hand also has a free version just like the blogger, and also a paid version which is the one you will buy the domain and host yourself and everything is customizable, you can choose to do everything you want with your blog.

Choose Your Favourite Theme And Design Your Blog

The next thing to do is to choose a theme and then design your blog, there are many free themes and paid themes available on WordPress, it is up to you to use the free ones or the paid ones.

You can use the free ones inside the WordPress themes or if you want to buy one, you can buy them from ThemeForest.

Write Good Content

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In blogging, there is a saying that, ‘Content Is King’ there is no way your blog can succeed without writing good content, content is what makes a blog popular, so now that you have finally set up your website, now is the time to write good content that will attract many visitors to your blog through the various search engines.

Add Legal Pages To Your Blog

The next thing is to add legal pages to your website, these are the About Us page, Terms and conditions page, Privacy policy page, Disclaimer page and cookie policy page (Optional).

These pages are needed if you really want to make money from Google Adsense because Google AdSense will not approve your website without these pages and many advertisers will not want to work with you without these pages.

You might be wondering, how can I write these pages? But I have no experience in law and I don’t know the terms to write.

Well, you don’t have to worry, when reading this article, you remember I told you at the end of this article, I am going to make sure you have a successful blog?

Well I mean it, I am going to make sure everything becomes easy for you when it comes to creating a blog and earning money in Ghana.

Well with the legal pages, there are many websites that will generate these pages for you for free, use the following websites to generate your legal pages:

  • To generate a Privacy policy for your website use: https://www.privacypolicygenerator.info/
  • To generate Terms and Conditions for your website use: https://www.termsandconditionsgenerator.com/
  • To generate Disclaimer for your website use: https://www.disclaimergenerator.net/
  • To generate Cookie policy for your website use: https://app.freeprivacypolicy.com/wizard/cookies-policy

Design Your Blog

Now is the time to design your blog. These are some of the most important places to focus as they will determine how users will interact on your blog and even search engines will need to crawl these pages:

  • Your logo
  • Header
  • 404 page
  • Single post
  • Widget
  • Author page

Create Social Media Accounts For Your Blog

The next thing is to create social media pages for your blog. For beginners, your blog must have a Twitter page, Facebook page, Instagram page, and Pinterest page.

Make sure all these social channels are linking back to your website.

It gives a strong signal to search engines like Google to know your blog is here to stay

Submit Your Site To The Various Search Engines (Google search console, Bing Webmaster, Yahoo And Yandex)

The next thing to do is to submit your blog to the various search engines so that they can come and crawl your website.

To do this, you will submit your website to various search engines such as Google, Bing, Yandex and Yahoo.

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You can even choose to submit your website to only the Google search console and the remaining search engines will also index your website.

Monetize Your Blog

And now is the step to make money from your blog, we have gone through all the steps in making money online in Ghana, and the next thing to do is to make money from the blog you have just built.

How To Make Money Online In Ghana Through Blogging

There are many ways of making money online in Ghana through bogging, let us dive into some of them

Google Adsense

Google Adsense is an advertising platform that allows bloggers to earn money from the content that they write.

To make money on google Adsense, website owners will have to make sure they comply with google policies and then apply for a review.

Google will then review the site and then approve you, from there google will start showing ads on your blog and you will be paid based on views and clicks.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a way of advertising other people’s brands with your unique referral link and in return getting paid.

So with affiliate marketing, you will write about brands and products that you want to promote and then insert your unique referral link inside the article that you are writing, when someone reading your article purchases using your referral link, you get a commission.

Sponsored Posts

Sponsored posts are known to be the daily bread for bloggers. With sponsored posts, other bloggers will mail you to give them a backlink from your website to their article.

You can then charge the amount you want and then give them the backlink.

Banner Ads

As your blog continues to grow, many brands and companies will contact you to display their banners on your website, you can then choose to charge them any amount you want depending on your blog traffic.

Sell Products

If you have your personal products that you want to sell, you can promote them on your website, for me I sell laptops and I have many articles covering the best laptops to buy in Ghana, and in the article, I will display my laptops and add my number to each post

Sell Membership

You can make money from membership in Ghana, with this, you will create a unique article that will only be accessible to people that have made payment.

Conclusion

Starting a blog in Ghana is not all that hard, now you can start a blog in Ghana and start making money from it because of how easy setting up a blog has become.

I realised many people were finding it difficult to start a blog in Ghana, and because of that, I decided to cover this article.

In this article, you will find all the steps involved in starting a blog in Ghana and monetizing it.

In recap, here are all the steps to follow in order to start a successful blog in Ghana and start making money:

  • Choose Your Niche Or The Topic You Can Write About
  • Pick A Domain Name
  • Choose Your Favourite CMS
  • Get A Good Hosting
  • Choose Your Favourite Theme
  • Write Good Content
  • Add Legal Pages To Your Blog
  • Design Your Blog
  • Create Social Media Accounts For Your Blog
  • Submit Your Site To Google Search Console And Connect Google Analytics To Your Blog
  • Monetize Your Blog

If you have any inquiries or you need a helping hand, you can visit the contact us page and contact me through WhatsApp and I will gladly assist you.

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