Blogging tips for new Bloggers in Kenya

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If you want to become a blogger in Kenya, there are a number of things to know before becoming one. These tips are rare to get because no specific blogger discloses what bloggers go through. In this article, you’ll get all the information you want that will help you to become a successful blogger. By the way I possess 12 years of experience in blogging—I currently own 5 blogs.

  • The cost of starting a blog in Kenya

The cost of starting a blog in Kenya is Ksh 5,000 to Ksh15,000. Domain registration costs Ksh 500 to Ksh 1,000, web hosting costs Ksh 1,000 to Ksh3,000 per year while web design costs up to Ksh10,000.

  • Best web hosting companies for new blogs in Kenya.

When you own a new blog, your prayers are to get a reliable but cheap hosting provider. According to reviews from other bloggers, below are the best web hosting companies for Kenyan bloggers:

Kenya Website Experts

Cost of hosting(Ksh2,100 per year)

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HostPinnacle

Cost of hosting(Ksh1,999 per year)

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Truehost

Cost of hosting (1 month free, Ksh 1,499 per year after the first free month)

Website link,click here to visit website

Bluehost

This one hosts more than 2 million sites, over 3,000 Kenyan sites are hosted by Bluehost.

Cost of hosting(Ksh 3,000 per year)

Website link;Click here to visit website

  • Best Web Design companies for Kenyan bloggers

Web design services cost Ksh 5,000 to Ksh20,000 depending on the company you give the services. Below are two best web design companies in Kenya

Skyhost

Cost of web design: Ksh15,000

Website link,visit website here

Truehost

Cost of web design:Ksh10,000 to Ksh20,000

Website link,visit website here

  • How to start blogging

After coming up with a blog, the next step is to start blogging. You need to take your time, create original posts which contain more than 500 words each. Post on daily basis until your start getting traffic. It will take up to 6 months before your blog attracts enough traffic.

One mistake you should avoid is copying content from other blogs—try as much as possible to be original.

  • How to earn money from your blog

The first program to register with is AdSense. Even Standard, Nation and Tuko make money through AdSense. Your site should be more than 3 weeks old for you to apply for AdSense. For your application to get approved, avoid adult content.

  • How to get traffic for your site

There only secret for getting traffic to your site is by posting useful content. Even if you use SEO tools if your content is not good, you’ll never get decent traffic.

While you post good articles, ensure that there are fresh articles at least ones a day.

In case your blog is not approved by AdSense, register for MGID—it equally pays well. To apply for MGID,click here

  • How much money can you make as a blogger in Kenya

Traffic numbers dictate the revenue of a blogger. With 100,000 page views, you’re assured of Ksh15,000 and above. Bloggers earning above Ksh 100,000 per month get over 500,000 page views.

In blogging, there is no shortcut to success, you can’t hide behind anyone. Here you must work extremely hard for you to earn money that can keep you going. Stakes are high and income is limited. But if you put efforts similar to ours, you’ll easily become a millionaire.