Meet the expert
About the course
You know you should blog because you are full of super ideas that you want to share. You realize how much your business will benefit from having a blog. You know blogging is a positive way to build your personal brand or your business. You love to write but you’re not sure how to monetize your content.
But how do you create a blog? How do you make sure your blog pays you and you’re not paying out for it?
We set up this online course to encourage and inspire you to start a blog successfully.
Around 3 out of 4 internet users regularly read blogs and 3 out of 4 websites are either blogs or contain blogs. So blogging makes sense as a way for you to make your mark on the online world.
Following the step-by-step guide to blogging, you’ll be able to:
Start your own blog on WordPress in next to no time
Set up and create your blog
Know how to find more followers
Monetize your blog in different ways
Know what content to create
Use social media marketing for blogging
Get ready to choose your niche, pick your blog name, set up your WordPress blog, add plugins, publicize your blog and make money online.
Whether you want a personal blog, business blog, become a freelance blogger for other companies or get a blogging job and earn an average salary of $32,800 according to Glassdoor, our course is the perfect place to start.
What you will learn
Following all the steps on how to start a blog, you will:
Decide what you want to achieve by writing a blog and find your niche
Test your blog ideas to find out if they’re profitable
Stay motivated to carry on blogging
Set up your WordPress blog and add plugins
Know what to blog about and find the best topics to write about
Write your blog posts
Attract visitors to your blogs
Use social media marketing for bloggers
Know how to start a blog and make money using affiliate marketing, pay-per-click, sponsorship and product reviews, for example
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
Module 1: Ideas And Goals
- What do you want to achieve?
- Testing ideas
- Making a plan
- Staying motivated
Module 2: Wordpress
- Direct or through a host?
- Basic set-up
- Blog terminology
Module 3: Blog Content
- Picking topics
- Being helpful and unique
- Writing blog posts
Module 4: Blog Visitors
- Social media
- Guest posting
- Interaction with visitors
Module 5: Monetizing Your Blog
- Building an email list
- Affiliate marketing
- Product reviews
- Podcast sponsorship
Who is this course for
You, because you have your own opinions and knowledge to share with the online world
Anyone who wants to know how to start blogging or create a website
Bloggers who are not making money and want to know how to monetize their blog
People who want to switch up their blogging from a hobby to a career
Existing bloggers who want to know how to grow their blog
Entrepreneurs who want to make money online
Both new and experienced bloggers who want to take their game to the next level
People who enjoy writing or want to get better at it
Anyone working in publicity or content marketing who knows the value that blogging will add to their business
Anyone looking for paid employment as a blogger either freelancing or as a company employee
Anyone who runs a business or plans on starting a business needs a blog to attract customers and to be known as an expert in their field
Anyone who wants to share their knowledge or expertise to help others
Make money from your blog and become a full-time writer
Freelance as a blog writer for other companies or entrepreneurs
Work in the marketing or publicity department for companies writing their blog posts
Get a raise or promotion by adding the sought-after skill of blogging to your resume
Get a job in social media management, journalism, or life coaching
Many bloggers publish books or teach their particular skills in online classes as additional sources of income
To receive certification, you must:
- Complete every page of the course
- Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
- That's it!
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.
CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.
International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157.
TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation