How to Start a Blog on Wix
This site may contain affiliate links meaning any service or product you purchase within these referrals, we may receive a commission. We only recommend services and products we believe in and use, as well as, any proceeds are used to continue operating this website. See DISCLAIMER page for more information.
In this blog, I will guide you step-by-step in creating a blog using Wix.com because many have asked, "Can you monetize a Wix site?". Blogging has changed my life and many other online entrepreneurs allowing us to bring in either additional income or full-time income while also sharing our experiences, successes, and failures. The best part of all, you can start a money-making blog using Wix.com.
Wix is a great platform because of its user-friendly platform and simple construction process. Also, it is affordable compared to many other hosting sites. In this blog, you will learn the pros and cons and then how to set up your blog page to use a template.
Step One: Open a Wix account
You can run the free version while you are setting up the site, but eventually, you will need to obtain your own URL (which is your webpage site name, for example, mine is www.dollarotter.com).
Because this blog focuses on you building a blog, not a Wix website, go to this very helpful Wix Tutorial and then return here once the site is constructed.
Step Two: Set Up Your Blog Page
I discovered the hard way that you can create two types of blogs. There is the standard blogging method and the other is using the Wix Blog. While the Wix Blog has some nice features to it, I've learned that it is not compatible and has several issues with the platform when trying to customize it.
For instance, the issue with resizing the title photo, fonts, etc is non-existent, but most importantly, you cannot schedule future posts. This is a crucial part of being a blogger because blogs will require research and thought. Due to not being able to schedule posts, you are limited to posting that day once you finalize it.
The standard method which I will explain is the simplest and most friendly, in my experience and this is what I will teach you.
Select Menu & Pages which will look like the image below.
Select "Add Page" under Menu & Pages. You will be taken directly to that page and hopefully you header is still visible.
Next on the Menu bar to the left, give this page a name, preferably "Blog" or something like that as you will be referencing it very often. Beside the name you will see a circle with three dots such as below.
Select this circle then select "Settings" in which the below image comes up allowing you to make some very important updates to this page allowing future viewers and search engines to find this page.
In the image you will find four tabs, Page Info, Layouts, Permissions, & SEO. Under the Page Info Tab, the page name should be clear and concise. Keep it simple as this will appear in the menu. If you do not want this page to be visible to your audience, then slide the bar over nex to "Hide from menu".
Next, click on the SEO (Google) Tab. This is what will be reflected in Google when people like you and me are searching. Take a look at the below image.
When it comes to SEO, Search Engine Optimization, it is fundamentally important that you learn to basics. Without SEO, you will have a a very difficult time getting traffic (people) to visit your website. There are numerous different resources to use that I recommend you use. My favorite and the superior SEO Marketing tool in my opinion is SEMRush.
Before we dive further into this, here are my top recommended SEO Resources for you:
Keywords Everywhere (this is a browser install)
Google Keyword Planner