This guide reveals the fastest, easiest, and most productive method on how you can start building a profitable lifestyle blog on WordPress.com.
How to set up a WordPress.com blog in under 45 minutes (step-by-step tuotrial)
Sign up for the Personal Plan on WordPress.com
Choose “Blog” as website type.
Choose your main Category of topics you’ll write about.
Pick a brilliant, catchy, or simple name for your lifestyle blog.
Choose a new domain to register for your blog.
Or, choose an existing domain name as your blog address
WordPress is now setting up your blog.
Decide if you want email for your new domain (Optional)
Choose a WordPress theme (design) for your blog
Search for your blog subject, and select “Free” to find a blog design that looks right for you.
Launch your blog.
The #1 tip for all aspiring lifestyle bloggers: Know Your Ikigai
Ikigai is a Japanese lifestyle philosophy that any one of us can use to determine our sweet spot in life. It’s like a North Star that can guide you to not only have a meaningful career, but also a purposeful life.
This can be especially helpful in differentiating you in a saturated world where everyone’s a blogger or social media influencer. It’s also a powerful source of inspiration in your content creation. It can help you determine what you want to be the best in the world at, and give you the blueprint to mastering your craft.
Avoid creative ruts and roadblocks by having purpose, direction, and focus as you work on publishing your first blog post, your 10th blog post, your 50th blog post, and other milestones.
- what you and other people know you’re good at (where passion meets profession)
- what you love doing (where passion meets mission)
- what ways you can make money (where profession meets vocation)
- what the world (your target audience) needs or wants (where mission meets vocation)
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We’ve interviewed dozens of professional bloggers, and the one thing they all have in common is that they have hundreds, if not thousands of blog posts, that reflect their individuality: their skills, their ideas, their personality, their creative solutions to everyday problems. Over time with every blog post published, all these traits compound and create traffic, growth, and financial opportunities for them.
Whether they formally know it or not, they follow an underlying Ikigai. So should you if you want to become an intentional professional blogger.
Lifestyle Blog FAQs
What is a lifestyle blog?
What is included in a lifestyle blog?
You can specialize on one topic, or you can generalize on many. Your success, i.e., how much money you make, how many readers you attract, or other self-defined measures of success, ultimately rides on the trustworthiness, credibility, consistency, and engagement of the content you produce.
What does a lifestyle blogger do?
To a lifestyle blogger, their blog and their life are intertwined. Their life and routine are designed to foster content ideas and creation endlessly. Their blog is the outlet where they publish, promote, and monetize their content.
Why start your own lifestyle blog?
It never hurts to promote and amplify your work on social media, however, placing all your eggs in the basket of technology giants, who cater more to advertisers and investors, less to creators and personalities, can end up being a risky, costly, and even stupid decision. Diversify your lifestyle business portfolio by starting and growing your own piece of online real estate.
How can you make a lifestyle blog profitable?
Starting a blog is the easy part, but growing your blog from a side hustle to an actual profitable business is the difference between amateurs and professionals.
Success and profitability don’t come overnight, they are a culmination of small, smart, and progressive actions that compound over the span of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 years.
As a creator, always remember that the internet is on your side: it gives you superpowers, the technological leverage, and the exponential growth potential, without having to invest tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can make part-time earnings, six-figure incomes, or million dollar exits. You can not predict it.
All anyone can do, like any smart business owner or investor, is limit your downside so that it’s physically impossible for you or your family to be ruined, while maximizing your upside so that no matter what random futuristic events occur, you’re in a position to capitalize big on your financial and labor investment.
Most bloggers fail because they’re not consistent, they get distracted too easily by bells and whistles, they’re too afraid to promote their work or their brand, they don’t place the occasional big bets, and they don’t offer something truly unique to their lifestyle.
How much salary does a lifestyle blogger make?
Blogging niche. some industries are more lucrative than others, but they’re harder to break into
Monetization methods. Statistically, for every 1,000 blog visitors, you’re likely to make the most money selling your own (digital or physical) products. The second best way to monetize is promoting other businesses through affiliate programs or brand sponsorship partnerships. The third best way is blog advertising through ad networks such as Mediavine.
Blog visitors, social media followers, and email subscribers.
Your content, blog, and brand reputation. Style gets attention, but substance leaves lasting impact.
Site experience, social engagement, community involvement. The inner workings that keep people hooked, or leave a lasting impression
Blog marketing and technology operational costs. Will you learn and do everything yourself or hire experts?
It all comes down to finding your sweet spot between earning potential vs difficulty of execution, large audience vs loyal audience, low business and technology acumen vs high.