Best of WHSR: A-to-Z Blogging Guide

Last updated on 06 May 2017

Blogging Beginner Guide: Newbies Start Here

1481090328_sketching_icon_storyboard_pencil_writing_notebook_book_story_educationStarting a blog is not as difficult as it seems.

Sure, it could get very tricky in the later stage; but generally speaking, blogging is do-able for everyone who has a computer with an Internet connection.

If you are new to the blogging world, our 7-chapter blogging e-course is your first stop. We will walk you through all the basics in setting up a blog online to writing your first post.

Blogging 101: Learn How to Start A Blog that Matters

 

 


 

Social Media Marketing Guide

 


 

Advance Guide: Growing Your Blog

Creating your blog is just step #1. Once your blog is ready, you need to start growing and improving it.

Utilizing the right set of data, choosing the best tools, and applying the best strategy all makes an impact on how successful your blog will be.

To begin, here are…

 

15 practical things you can do right now to improve your blog

 


 

Monetization Guide: Make More Money Blogging

Ever wonder how much can you earn via blogging? If you look around, here are the answers you’ll get –

Lindsay and Bjork from Pinch of Yum made slightly more than $25,000 in April 2015. In the same month, Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income made $86,371.99, Matthew Woodward made $26,283.41; and you can find dozens more other bloggers who share their income online – from hundreds to ten of thousands of dollars monthly.

Truth is – With the right ideas and strategies, there is literally no limit on how much you can make online. Want to know how? Here’s the article to read.

 

How to Make Money Blogging: Niche Ideas & Traffic Strategies

Research: How bloggers make money online?

Based on one recent survey, here are the four main income sources for pro-bloggers.

Business Income Expenses Profit Profit Margin
Services $21,508 $2,805 $18,703 666%
Ad Selling $235,977 $135, 041 $100, 936 74%
Affiliate Marketing $214,232 $47,664 $166,568 349%
Product Sales $434,004 $113,767 $320,237 281%

 

 


 

Where to Host Your Blog?

“Jerry, who has the best web host for my blog?”

One of the most popular questions I receive from bloggers is which hosting option is best; my answer to this question is always, “It depends.”

As with anything in life, there is no one size fits all solution – every blog is different and each organization has its own unique sets of needs and preferences. Not to go to apple and oranges references, but it’s like a fruit basket – if you ask which one is best, you’re likely to get weird looks (one, because you’re asking about the quality of fruit baskets and, two, because it’s so largely based on opinion and need).

That said, however, here are some usual names that I recommend to my fellow bloggers.

 

 Budget Web Host: Recommended for Newbies

Web Host Features Price WHSR Rating
A2 Hosting Very fast and reliable SSD hosting
Affordable price after special discount
$3.92/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
Hostgator Hosting Cloud-based shared hosting services
45 days full money back trial period
$4.95/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting ReviewsHosting Star Rating
Read Review
eHost Host unlimited websites in one account
Free Site Builder with 1,000+ themes
$2.75/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
iPage hosting Host unlimited websites in one account
WHSR’s Best Budget Hosting Pick #1
$1.99/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
Inmotion 90 days full money back guarantee
Special discount, save 40% on first bill
$4.19/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review

Premium Web Host: Recommended for Advanced Bloggers

Web Host Features Price WHSR Rating
Interserver Very reliable and cheap VPS hosting
Special discounts $0.01/mo hosting, code: WHSRPenny
$6/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting Reviews
Read Review
MDD Hosting Very fast and reliable SSD hosting
Minimum 2 full CPU core access per account
$25/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
Rose hosting Very reliable server; oldest VPS provider of all
Get 25% discount for life using promo code WHSR
$19.95/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
Pressidium Service backed by SLA (95% uptime)
State-of-art WordPress platform – Pinnacle Platform
$17.90/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review
WP Engine 60 days full money back guarantee
Special 20% discount, use promo code WPE20
$29/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
Read Review

 

See All Our Web Hosting Reviews / More on Best WordPress Hosting

 


 

Freebies: Free Icons & Vector Art for Your Blog

Featured Icon Pack: Free-Sketch

This premium icon pack (released in June 2015) includes a number of common use items in blogs as well as all major social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, YouTube, Dribble, Digg, Reddit, RSS, Blogger.com, WordPress.com, SquareSpace.com, MySpace.com, Evernote, Github, Slash dot, Feedburner, and Vimeo.

 Icon Pack Specifications

  • File Format: .png, .svg, .psd
  • Download Size: 3.5 MB
  • Number of Icons: 50
  • Designer: Nikola B.
  • Released by: Web Hosting Secret Revealed (WHSR)

sketch icons

 

 More than 1,200 free, exclusive icons

 

icon 2
Blogging Pack (30 icons)

icon 3
Hand drawn social media pack (30 icons)

icon 4
Vecteezy Transport Pack (70 icons)

vector
Flat line shopping pack (42 icons)

  Download: All 1,200+ Icons – 100% FOC, No Signup Needed

 


 

WordPress / Niche Blogging / Blog Management Tips