Bloggers FAQs: Blogging’s Frequently Asked Questions Directory

Bloggers FAQs Blogging’s Frequently Asked Questions Directory
Whether you're a new or experienced blogger, you'll have questions about how to start, grow, and earn from your blog. These are blogging FAQs that I have asked myself and have seen over and over again. Let’s dive in so you can have your questions answered:

When it comes to starting a blog online there are many questions that may come to our mind. Starting from the ‘What is’ to ‘How to’ blog everything will start revolving in our minds. If you’re facing the same problem, you must read the bloggers' FAQs below.

I know answers to these questions are easily available online. But, for a beginner who doesn’t know anything it really a challenging task. For every question, there is a long article with if and but included in it.

Hence, for their convenience, hereby below, I had compiled a list of frequently asked questions on ‘Blogging’ below. These questions are derived from many online and offline sources as well.

It includes almost all questions that may come to your mind while starting a new branded blog online.

But, before we start with the FAQs, I request you to read the below point thoroughly:

  1. Read each question separately. Each question is independent of the other.
  2. If you have a question that is not covered below, please send it to me. You can contact me either through a Contact Us page or leave a message in the below box. I will update the FAQ with the answer to your question.
  3. There is no particular order in which these questions are arranged. So, it may possible that you may find the question not related to the previous one.
  4. Considering you are not looking for detailed answers, I have kept answers to each question very short and straight to the point.
  5. Any addition to the list will be done at the bottom of the list. So, if you are here for the second time then please go to the bottom of the page for new questions.
  6. Please bookmark this FAQs page for future reference.
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So, What are we waiting for? Let’s read the Blogging FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Blogging

Q. What is a blog?

A. Blog is a type of website where you write and share anything online. For example, is a blog where I write about affiliate marketing, saving money, web hosting guides, online security, and making money online.

Q. Can I blog about anything?

A. Yes, you can blog about anything online. It can be lifestyle, sports, health and fitness, digital marketing, social media marketing, or anything else. You can create a blog and start writing about anything online. There is no restriction on the topic for which you can start the blog online.

Q. Is a blog also called Weblog?

A. Yes, the blog is also called a Weblog. The term ‘Weblog’ was first coined by Jorn Barger in 1997. He used this term (We-Blog) to describe sites where people shared their personal lives online.

Q. What is a Blogging Platform?

A. A blogging platform is simply a website on which you can start a blog. For example, WordPress is a blogging platform. Once you installed WordPress, a fully customized website gets created automatically. Next, you can customize the same as per your requirement.
In simple words, it is a pre-made website that you can install online with one click.

Q. What is the difference between a Weblog and a Website?

A. The only major difference between them is Weblog is updated frequently and posts are typically shown in reverse chronological order whereas the Website is a simple collection of static web pages.

Q. What are the benefits of blogs?

A. Blogs have multi benefits. Some of them are as below:

a. Increase the visibility of your brand online.
b. Promote and Market your products and services online.
c. Improve your writing skills.
d. Easily drive traffic to your website and convert traffic into leads etc.

Q. Who is called a blogger?

A. blogger is someone who writes and publishes new content regularly on the blog.

Q. What exactly does a blogger do?

A. Bloggers write, edit, post, and promote the content on their blogs.

Q. Is blogging still relevant?

A. Yes, Blogging is still profitable and relevant in 2023.

Q. Can anyone start a blog?

A. Yes, anyone can start a blog online. However, you should remember that only starting a blog is an easy task. Making it successful is too difficult. Less than 1% of blogs only get successful.

Q. What are the skills required to become a successful blogger?

A. Dedication and Hard Work, these two skills are required to become a successful blogger online.

What are Blogs Anyway?

A blog is a regularly updated website consisting of regular article postings. Links to and from other blogs and traditional websites are a prominent feature of most blogs. A blog tends to be focused on a single topic or issue, and usually invites comments from readers on the posted articles, starting a conversation between a writer (called a blogger) and the readers. A blog usually reflects the personality of the writer and is most often written in a personal and informal style.

Q. How much does it cost to start a blog?

A. On average, it will cost you around $50 to $100 to start a blog online. However, you should remember that this cost may increase with the requirements of your blog. For example, besides starting a blog, if you need complete membership management on your blog, it will cost you a few more dollars. But, overall, blogging is really very cost-effective.

Q. What is a blogging niche?

A. Blogging niche is a topic on which you can write and publish blog posts online.

Q. What is Micro Niche Blogging?

A. As the name suggests, Micro Niche is a subpart of the main border topic. Cough & Cold, Lady Shoes, Machine Embroidery Design, etc. are some good examples of Micro niche topics. These topics are very specific and focused.

Q. What is the best niche for blogging?

A. One that is profitable and you’re interested in is the best niche for blogging. If you start a blog in which you’re not interested then you’ll get frustrated. On another side, a blog with a low earning potential will make you irritated.

Q. Is blogging completely free?

A. Yes, but only if you’re looking for a blog with limited options. The free blog has certain limitations when it comes to its customization. There will be no limit to publishing blog posts. But, you will have limited options available while customizing and optimizing the layout of your blog.

Q. How can I create a blog for free?

A. There are many platforms where you can create a blog for free. For Example, WordPress, Medium, Wix, Weebly, Blogger, etc.

Q. Do beginner bloggers make money?

A. If you’re under the assumption that you will start making money from the very next day of starting the blog, you’re wrong. It is not possible. For the initial few months, you will not make any money out of your blog. But, once you start getting some traffic to your blog, people will start contacting you for sponsored posts and reviews. And, thereby you will start making money from your blog.

Q. Do bloggers earn a lot?

A. Only 1 out of a thousand blogs get successful. And, only these successful blogs can make 6 figure incomes from their blog online.

Q. How much does a blog cost per year?

A. On average it cost $50 to $100 per year to run a normal blog online. This cost includes domain and hosting renewal charges per year.

Q. How many views does my blog need to get paid?

A. When it comes to making money from blogs there are two ways. First, Paid for conversion. For example, an Affiliate Program, where you will get paid for successful leads only. Second, Paid views. For example, Google Adsense, where you will get paid for Page views also.

What Domain (address) Suffix Do I Need to Buy?

I would advise you to try and get a if you can but, in truth, so many of the best domains have gone.

If you are going to use your name as the domain, then it might still be available. is also a great option and because it is a much newer option, there are still some great domain names available for

You can use your own country’s suffix (address ending) i.e. for the UK or for Italy. If you can, I would recommend going for a neutral and global suffix such as or

Q. How do bloggers earn?

A. There are many ways in which a blogger can earn online. Some of them are mentioned below.
a. Publishing a Sponsored Post and Review.
b. Commission from selling Affiliate products online.
c. Selling direct Space on your blog.
d. Showing Ads on your blog.
e. Membership and Subscription.
f. Selling Digital products etc.

Q.  What is the best site to start a blog for free?

A. WordPress and Blogger is the best site to start a blog for free. Both sites are free to use and well-known for starting a blog online. Kindly note, by WordPress, we mean WordPress.Com, not WordPress.Org. Only [dot] Com is available for free to use. [dot] Org website is an open-source blogging platform that requires an intermediate level of knowledge to install and use it.

Q. Can I blog without experience?

A. Yes, you can blog without experience. No experience is required to start and run a blog online. You can even acquire the same while running the blog. Even I was not having any experience when I started my first online store 12 years before. Today, besides a successful online store, I am also running other 4 blogs online.

Q. How much time do I need to commit to blogging?

A. If you’re running a part-time blog, 10-12 hours weekly is enough to keep a blog live. No problem, if in case you can’t spare this time every day. Even weekends are enough for it.
However, this is only for a beginner blog. Once your blog gets successful, you need to work daily on it. This includes updating content and replying to followers daily.

Q. Do I need to know how to code?

A. Not Exactly. But, you should at least know how to read and edit the code. Nowadays, everything is available online. You can even find written codes available online. All you need to do is copy and paste the same on your blog. And, this required a beginner level of knowledge to read and edit the coding.

Q. What Is Web Hosting?

A. Web Hosting is a place where all files related to your blogging site are stored online. In simple words, it is the house of your blogging site.

Q. Is It Too Late to Start a Blog?

A. No, not all. It has been only 25 years since the term ‘Blog’ was first coined. Furthermore, blogs will continue to have a place as long as they continue to evolve. Trust me, Blogging is still evolving and it is the correct time to start a blog. In fact, the number of internet users got increased b 41% in the last 5 years.

Q. Is Blogging dead?

A. No, blogging is still alive.

Q. How Hard Is Blogging?

A. Starting a blog is an easy task but making it successful is very difficult. If you’re under impression that you will start the blog and it will get successful over time, you’re wrong. Blogging is really very difficult. Like other businesses, it also required dedication and hard work to make it successful. Furthermore, only 1 out of thousands of blogs get powerful online.

What is the Best and Most Economical Hosting for Blogs?

You can use some free platforms to host your blog (such as Wix) but, if you are serious about wanting to build an income from your blog, then I strongly recommend hosting your site through a cheap but paid hosting company such as Bluehost because you will then have:

  • The freedom to add whatever plugins and design you need because you will be limited with a free service.
  • Have a cheap site (Bluehost start from just $2.95 a month)
  • It is a hosting that, from my own experience, offers good support.

Another hosting option I use is Hostgator.

Q. How do I come up with content ideas for things to post about?

A. There are two ways to come up with content ideas. First, do brainstorming to find good blog post ideas. Second, you can take the help of online tools for blog post ideas generator.

Q. Which social media platforms should I be active on for my blog?

A. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Instagram are a few social media platforms that you should be active on for promoting your blog online. However, with auto-posting on social media, you can now post your content on multiple sites automatically. This will help you to be active on multiple social networking sites.

Q. What is a blog post?

A. An article written on your blog is called a blog post. Even this article that you’re currently reading on my blog is a blog post.

Q. How long should a blog post be?

A. A blog post must have at least 800 words in it. Any blog post below 800 words is too small to rank in search results. However, considering the competition and industry research & analysis, the ideal blog length for SEO is 2000-3500 words.

Q. What is a good length for a blog post?

A. An ideal blog post length for SEO is 2000 to 3500 words.

Q. How Blogging is different from Vlogging?

A. Blogging stands for written-based blogs whereas Vlogging stands for video-based blogs. For more, see the image below:

Blog vs Vlog

Q. Is it better to have a blog or a vlog?

A. It depends. If you love to write, blogging is the best choice for you, whereas, if you love to be on camera, vlogging will be best for you. Here, one more thing that I would like to add is- Starting a vlog is easier than a blog. Starting and Installing a blog requires technical knowledge whereas Vlogging in simply required starting a youtube channel and uploading videos on it.

Q. Should I start a YouTube or blog?

A. If you love to write, start a blog. If you love to be on camera, start a Vlog (Youtube). If you love both, start a Vlog (Youtube). This is because starting a vlog is easier than a blog. Blogging requires technical knowledge to start and install it online.

Q. What percentage of bloggers are successful?

A. Less than `1% of bloggers are successful. Kindly note, here successful means a blogger who is making 6 figure income from his blog. For average earnings, almost all bloggers who managed to continue their blogs for more than a year are successful. I am sure, a year-old blog will definitely earn $1000 to $2000 online. Obviously, this is only for those bloggers who are serious about their blogs. Simply starting the blog and keeping it online for a year will not qualify for this.

How Much Time Do I Need to Commit to Blogging?

This question is a little bit harder to answer because it’s actually entirely up to you and what your goals are. Ultimately, the more time you spend on writing articles and promoting your blog, the faster you’ll start to see success.

Successful bloggers spend anywhere between 50 minutes to a few hours a day on their blogs when they first start blogging.

Q. Can bloggers make a living?

A. Yes, but after a year or two. For an initial year, they will struggle to get their blogs noticed online. And, once they started getting a few visitors, they start making money from their blogs.
In simple words, bloggers can make a living out of their blogs once they crossed the initial difficult period. Obviously, this initial period will defer from blog to blog online.

Q. Why is blogging so difficult?

A. Free entry and exit make blogging difficult. Since anyone can start and exit the blog without having any financial implications, competition has reached the highest level. And, this competition has made the situation worse. Let us understand this with an example. If anyone can start the blog then obviously the number of blog posts will also get increase. However, only 10 blog posts can appear on the first page. Now, you need to compete with these blog posts to rank on the first page. Hence, it becomes very difficult to do blogging.

Q. How long does it take to learn to blog?

A. 6 Months is enough for anyone to learn blogging online.

Q. Is blogging easier than YouTube?

A. No, both are difficult. One reason why people consider blogging easier than youtube is that Youtube has more competition. Anyone even using with Smartphone camera can record and upload videos on a youtube channel. So, compared to blogging, starting a channel on youtube is easier and hence there is more competition for it.

Q. What is the most difficult part of blogging?

A. Getting traffics and leads is the most difficult part of blogging. If you are under impression that you will start the blog and people will automatically find you, you’re wrong. More than 90% of blog posts published online remain untouched virtually. It means only 5% to 10% of blog posts published daily are getting read online. So, getting traffic to your site is the most difficult and important part of blogging.

Q. Is blogging once a week enough?

A. As far as you are consistent with your schedule, blogging once a week is enough. In blogging, what is more, important is ‘Consistency’. Whether you post daily or weekly, you should be consistent with your blog posting scheduled online.

Q. How does a blog get noticed?

A. Blog marketing and promotion are the only way to get your blog noticed online.

Q. How do I start a blog with no money?

A. Yes, you can even start a blog for free. However, the free blog will have a few limitations. You need to upgrade the same once you start making money from your blog.

Q. What is the minimum income of a blogger?

A. Initially you will make no money from your blog. Once you start getting traffic, on average you will start making $300 to $400 per month from it. These numbers are for average bloggers only. A successful blogger will make a lot from his blog.

Q. How much do beginner bloggers make per post?

A. There is no such measurement available. You can’t calculate the income per post basis. It should be calculated as a whole blog.

Q. How much can I make from a blog in the first month?

A. Zero. You will make zero money from the first month of starting your blog online.

Do I Need a Degree to Blog Successfully?

No, you do not need a degree to blog. I have seen bloggers with degrees in all sorts of fields, as well as bloggers without any formal education. The most important thing is that you’re passionate about your topic and that you’re able to share that passion with your readers.

I’ve got 2 degrees in different fields, none of which I blog about or use on a daily basis in my work. Blogging is like podcasting: anyone with $100 for some basic equipment can do it. As long as you have something valuable to say, you can make it.

Q. Is blogging generate passive income?

A. Yes, blogging is passive income. Once it becomes successful, you can make money from it even while sleeping. This is because you will get paid for showing advertisements on your blog.

Q. Do bloggers get paid monthly?

A. No, it depends on case to case basis. In a Sponsored post, you will get paid immediately. However, in affiliate and advertisement, you will get paid once you reached the threshold limit. Moreover, in some cases, the payment is made on request also.

Q. How many hours do full-time bloggers work?

A. Full-Time bloggers work the entire day. Being a blogger, he has the perks to work from anywhere at any time. So, unlike 9 to 5, he works the entire day at his convenience.

Q. What do bloggers do all day?

A. Here are a few things that a blogger does all day- a) Blog Promotion b) Content Marketing c) Social Media Sharing d) Replying to Emails e) Brain Storming and f) Search Engine Optimization.

Q. What kind of blogs make money?

A. Any type of blog can make money online. It is the only traffic and source of traffic on your blog which can limit your earning potential. And, this traffic and source of traffic will depend on the type of blog you’re running online.

Q. How long does it take to profit from a blog?

A. You will start making a profit in the first year itself. But, you will take at least a year to make a living from your blog. This is because blogging is a cost-effective business. It only takes $50 to $100 to start it. And, making $100 per year is an easy task. Hence, you will start making a profit immediately but will take time to make a living from your blog.

Q. English is not my native language. Can I start the blog?

A. Blogging can be done in any language. You can even start the blog in your native language like French, Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, etc. There is no problem in starting the same. Furthermore, if you want to start a blog in your non-native English language, you may take the help of online plugins and websites available. These websites and plugins can help you in writing error and grammatical-free content online.

Q. In which language should I start blogging?

A. You can start the blog in any language. There is no language limitation when it comes to blogging. However, you need to check whether advertisement programs like Google Adsense,, etc are available for your language or not.

Q. Can a free blog earn money?

A. Yes a free blog can also earn money. There will be no limitation on ways of making money from a free blog. The only problem that you may face with free blog monetization is ‘Customization’. A free blog does not allow you to have full control of your blog. Hence, you can’t implement different ways to make money optimally. Furthermore, it is also very difficult to do Search Engine Optimization on a free blog. Next, this your blog will not rank higher and thereby you will not receive enough traffic on your blog to make money.

Q. Who will pay bloggers?

A. Advertising agencies (like Google Adsense,, etc), SEO Consultants (looking for Link Building, Sponsored Guest Posts, etc), and Affiliate Marketers (Like Amazon, Click Bank, ShareASale, etc) will pay bloggers online.

Q. Is blogging a realistic career?

A. Yes, but only for those whose has long-term goals in blogging. It takes time to build a full-time career in blogging.

Q. Why do most bloggers fail?

A. Because they quit too early. Blogging is a long-term journey. If you want overnight success then it is not meant for you.

How Can I Create More Relevant Blog Posts?

The key that generally takes my clients from mediocrity to targeted, focused writing is understanding search intent.

When someone searches for a keyword or topic on Google, they have a goal in mind. They might want to learn about a topic. They might need instructions. They might want to see if an item is in stock at a local business. There are countless reasons.

Your goal is to determine the most common reasons a user might search for topics relevant to your business and then figure out what kind of content would satisfy them. Then, produce that content.

Put yourself in the reader's shoes. Get a sense of the knowledge level of that person, why they are searching for this topic, what they are hoping to achieve, and how you can best help them. Minimize fluff and long summary sections telling them things that they already know. Get straight to the “nuggets” of information, and break up your article in a way that is easy to digest. Your goal should be that you leave your reader feeling satisfied with the information they learned.

It's not enough to write about a keyword; you have to know the “why” behind that keyword being searched. Once you do, you'll be able to align your topic with user intent and capture much more traffic from every post. This step is one of the most overlooked parts of blogging and content marketing, especially for your average business outsourcing its blog posts.

Q. What is the most common mistake for first-time bloggers?

A. Quit the blog too early. Daily thousands of blogs are created but more than 90% of blogs are closed in a year only. This is because of high competition and not receiving any views on the blog. Trust me, once you cross this initial period, success will be in your hand. After the initial period, you will start making money from your blog.

Q. How to make money from a blog?

A. Basically there are three ways to make money from a blog:
a) Showing advertisements.
b) Publishing sponsored posts.
c) Selling products and services online.

The first way, you will get paid when you show ads on your blog. You need to get your blog registered and approved by online platforms providing such services. For Example, Google Adsense,, etc. Post approval, and you will get a line of code that you need to post on your blog. This code will display ads on your blog.

In a second way- Other bloggers or SEO consultants will contact you to publish a guest post on your blog. Here, they will pay you to publish their articles on your blog. In this way, they will get the review or link for their products and services and you will get the money in return and

In a third way- You need to sell products and services online. For example, selling digital excel dashboards online. Furthermore, if you don’t have anything to sell then you can take the help of Affiliate Marketers. You can sell affiliate products and services online and earn a commission from it. For example, Amazon and eBay. You can sell products and services on their behalf and earn a commission on every sale.

Q. Is there a need for a technician to create a blog?

A. Nowadays, everything is available online. You can refer to those articles to create a blog on your own. However, if you are finding difficulty creating the blog, you can take help from a technician to create it. You can hire a technician to build and manage a blog for you.
If in case you can’t code and even afford a technician, you can ask someone online to install the blog. This will be a one-time install. Post-install he will hand over the blog to you.
The one-time installment will be cheaper than hiring a full-time technician or consultant online.

Q. Can you blog just for fun?

A. Yes, you can even start a blog for fun or a hobby. Here, you simply write a blog because you love writing. Optimization and Monetization tips and techniques will not apply to you in such cases.

Q. How do bloggers get sponsors?

A. Once you start getting traffic to your blog, Sponsors will automatically find you. Moreover, you can also take the help of Social Media platforms to gain your blog’s visibility online.

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