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4 Reasons to get a .com Domain and build a Virtual Property

EduAndLifestyleBlogger
Teacher, content writer and blogger in London living and working towards a digital nomadic future and helping others to.
・6 min read

Purchasing virtual land and building a digital online presence has never been easier and more affordable.

A website can be considered a virtual real estate that the owner or so-called webmaster can build and design in any way they want. However, if they intend to earn from it they may need to follow certain principles and understand how internet businesses and internet marketing work.

A website can potentially turn into an online or home business, earning extra money online, enabling its webmaster to utilize monetization strategies for websites or blogs.

According to Industry research an amateur blogger can begin to earn an average of $9,497 (that’s £6,941) per year, which can increase to about $138,064 (£100,912) per year, if the website attracts a following of a few thousand and uses monetization strategies such as ads placements, affiliate marketing, reviews etc.

So, how can it be achieved?

Step 1: Purchase a Virtual Real Estate

There are many registrars that offer .com, .net, .org domains and it is difficult, especially as a beginner, to know what kind of extension to choose for the website. Generally, it all boils down to the audience you want to target with your content. If it is an international audience, go for .com. If it is a more local audience choose your country extension like .co.uk for the UK. However, if you want to have the most options and flexibility a .com domain would be best.

.com domains are the best for anyone wishing to build a personal brand or to use the site for private blog networks and if you are registering an expired domain, you definitely want a cheaper price for your .com domain.

At SeekaHost you can register and purchase a .com domain for $5.99 and renewal is under $10.00 as of now. If you are looking to build PBNs using multiple IP hosting, then it is best to register the domain names at www.seekahost.app via the portal, where you can register, purchase and launch your virtual real estate in one place within a few minutes. Just see how easy it is in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzG4VrlKPo0

Step 2: Pick the right Blogging Platform

According to research, about 77% of the world’s internet users read blogs and use them as a trustworthy source besides following established newspapers, magazines, or news platforms. The potential of an informative blog or resourceful website is therefore immense and with the right design and marketing it can reach people worldwide.

Many successful companies and bloggers use the blogging platform WordPress as it is a free open-source system with great SEO features. WordPress is equally suitable for beginners as for advanced webmasters with useful themes and plugins to get started easily and more complex features.

Learning how to start a blog with WordPress and how to use it effectively can be the first step towards an online side hustle, if you’re still building your digital property and continue to work in a full-time job for example. You can even create a website about you as an expert and your knowledge and skills while selling digital products such as courses, eBooks etc.

Step 3: Build & Customize your Online Property

Creating a WordPress website is easy and can be achieved in a few simple steps:

1.Pick a domain name for your website and see if it is available when you register a domain with a web host of your choice.
2.Sign up for a web hosting account and choose hosting for your domain.
3.Install WordPress.
4.Log into your WordPress account and start building and publishing!

If you register and host your domain with the SeekaHost App, your WordPress Blog will go live in less than 60 seconds after the domain registration is completed.

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For the WordPress Hosting with the unique SeekaPanel you can use the 7-day free trial to test it and to familiarize yourself with this blog hosting manager tool. You will also find many tutorials and guides inside the app to help you with hosting, WordPress, and even digital marketing via online courses at the SeekaHost University.

Step 4: Expand your Digital Property

To monetize your website and attract more visitors there are strategies and techniques anyone can apply and here are just a few:

Set up a customized website with high-quality content

Follow free WordPress tutorials on YouTube or at seekahost.org to create the website you envision with a matching theme, useful plugins etc. Set up a home page, about page and contact page to start with and you can add any other pages relevant for your audience. Publish several extensive articles with over 1000 words that cover your topics in more depth. Research relevant keywords you want to rank for in order to target the right visitors. You can use free keyword planners like Google’s keyword planner for example.

Generate more Traffic

To attract at least a few thousand monthly visitors to your website is important for more monetization options. Create and share your content before it will start to rank for your targeted keywords. A website with low traffic is difficult to monetize obviously, so you must invest in blog posts generating traffic before you begin to earn from your WordPress blog. Traffic generation through SEO, digital and social media marketing is the best way forward and with free digital marketing courses online at the SeekaHost University you can learn and apply it sooner rather than later.

Use PPC ads on your Website

You can easily join an advertising network scheme like Google AdSense and install it on your website. All you need to do is enter the ad code sent to you after registration and add it to your WordPress site. Be cautious about where the ads are placed to ensure they do not annoy visitors. The advertising network will display ads on your blog that are related to your topics and pay you based on your chosen payment model. With AdSense you earn on a PPC basis receiving up to 68% of the revenue from each click. It is advisable to choose an advertising scheme that is most suitable for your type of website and content.

Use an Affiliate Scheme

Becoming an affiliate marketer means promoting third-party services or products through using your website as a platform. If you review products or services or if you offer guidance and tutorials to your readers, you can add recommendations and visitors can click on your integrated affiliate link, leading them to the third party’s website. For every successful sale through your website, you will earn a share or one-off fee that you have agreed on. Amazon Associates is one of the world’s biggest affiliate networks and you can easily include affiliate links to any item that is available on Amazon’s website. Again, you earn every time the item is purchased through your blog link. You can see how the most influential bloggers utilize affiliate programs.

Get started with your Digital Property

If you are inspired now to get online and set up your own property on the world wide web, then you should get started with step one outlined and follow through all the steps.

Setting up a website has many advantages such as learning new useful skills or rewarding you personally and financially. Invest in learning and analyzing different strategies and tailor them to your unique web presence. Build something for your future on the internet. Every web property is different and while certain strategies should be followed for monetization purposes, a website offers so many creative ways to be built and customized.

Plus, it will also act as an online reference you can use for your professional and personal development.

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