How to Host Ads-Free WordPress Blogs on HostGator

You’ve got a fantastic idea for a blog. Maybe you’re passionate about fashion, beauty, or food. You decide it’s the perfect fit for your audience and you start typing away. But wait… Since when does blogging pay, right? You could be wondering…

Welcome to the real world of blogging, friend. The good news is, you can create a cash-paying blog with your own beautiful words and photos on popular CMS platforms like WordPress and Shopify. Don’t worry, you still have options for free blogs, too!

To make money from a blog, you’ll want to follow the three step process below. These will get you up and running with a profitable blog in no time.

Step one: Choose a profitable niche

Niche is a trending word in the digital marketing world, and for good reason. A niche will give you a small market or group of people to target your product or service to. When choosing a niche, you need to ensure that it is viable and has enough potential for you to make a profit off of it. When picking your niche, try and find a gap in the market that your services or products can fill. Creating a niche blog can also help you figurehead your personal brand. Instead of having a “John Smith” blog, you can have a “Marketing and Strategy” blog. This will help build credibility (and trust) with your audience. Plus, when you’re speaking with potential customers, you’ll be able to build a relationship based on shared interests and values. The key is to find your niche and then to find your voice as a writer.

Step two: Find a profitable platform

Once you’ve chosen your niche, it’s time to find a platform that can help you run your blog profitably. You have several options here, from free platforms like Blogger to paid options like WordPress and Shopify. When selecting a platform, make sure that you are aware of the costs associated with maintaining a blog on this medium. This will vary from hosting charges to taking on contractors (writers) to grow your audience. For instance, WordPress charges a fee per month just to operate the platform. Shopify requires you to have a paid plan in order to make money. Ultimately, you want to find a platform that suits your needs so that you can grow your audience and make more money blogging. It is also important to find a platform that allows for monetization. This will help you make money blogging even when you’re not making a profit.

Step three: Start a blog

Now that you have a profitable niche and a potential audience, it’s time to start a blog. When deciding what type of blog to create, you want to consider your market size and whether or not you’ll be able to make a profit from it (see above for details). Once you’ve decided what kind of blog you want to create, it’s time to choose a name for it. This is one of the most important steps in order to create a successful blog. After selecting a blog name, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step one: Choose a name that is both unique and catchy

When picking a name for your blog, consider all the available options and then choose something that is both unique and catchy. When it comes to getting feedback on your blog name, do your best to be thoughtful and considerate of others. Create a memorable and unique name that will stick in your readers’ minds. The perfect blog name will be both memorable and able to represent your blog’s content effectively. When selecting a blog name, you want to avoid using words or phrases that are commonly used or trademarked by others in the industry. Another thing you want to avoid is using words that are too generic or common. For example, if you are blogging about fashion, don’t choose the word “fashion” to represent your blog. There are already too many fashion blogs on the internet. Instead, find a niche word or phrase that is both unique and representative of your content.

Step two: Customize your blog’s appearance

Once you’ve chosen a name for your blog, it’s time to customize its appearance. You have several options here, from basic themes to completely customizing the look and feel of your blog. If you’re on a tight budget, it’s best to choose a free option that has enough features to allow you to fully customize your blog’s appearance. You also want to avoid using free blogs that are not designed to be profitable. This will limit your choice of designs and features. When selecting a theme, make sure that you are aware of the costs associated with maintaining a blog on this medium. These will vary from theme purchase to customizing the design of your site.

Step three: Grow your audience

Now that you’ve got a successful blog with a growing audience, it’s time to continue growing your audience. When deciding how to grow your audience, you want to consider various methods including;

  • Creating unique content that will keep your audience coming back for more.
  • Sharing relevant and valuable information with your audience.
  • Getting involved in the community.
  • Running contests and giveaways.
  • Using social media to promote your blog.
  • And the list goes on.

After selecting a blogging platform, you have a variety of choices when it comes to monetizing your blog. Some of the more popular options include

  • Affiliate marketing with a Amazon Associates account.
  • Product reviews with an Amazon account.
  • And the list goes on.

Hopefully, this article will help you understand how to host ads-free WordPress blogs on a hostgator account. If you have any questions or would like more information, visit the hostgator FAQs or contact them via email at And do you think that the fashion niche is lucrative? Or perhaps a food niche? We’d love to hear from you.