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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
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    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

    • Start podcasts

    • 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.


    Course Breakdown

    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
    • Plugins
    Module 3: Blog Content
    • Picking topics
    • Being helpful and unique
    • Writing blog posts
    • Podcasts
    Module 4: Blog Visitors
    • Social media
    • Guest posting
    • SEO
    • Interaction with visitors
    Module 5: Monetizing Your Blog
    • Building an email list
    • Affiliate marketing
    • Pay-per-click
    • Products
    • Product reviews
    • Advertising
    • 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

    Career path

    • 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


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. 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