Do you think that God might be calling you to share your knowledge and passion with the world through a Christian blog? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
In the past, sidewalk preaching worked effectively because people actually used to go outside. But these days people spend almost all of their free time online. Because of that, modern evangelism is starting to look more and more like Christian blogging.
Creating a Christian blog is fast becoming one of the most effective ways to take the gospel to the people. You can write one blog post, publish, and instantly have the potential to reach hundreds, thousands, even millions of people across the world.
According to HolyArt.com, there are more than 2.4 billion Christians in the world. That’s a third of the entire planet’s population! With such a vast audience, it’s no wonder more and more people are showing an interest in starting Christian blogs.
So, if you have writing strengths, video content creation talents, or other gifts that you could use to guide people to God’s kingdom, then now is the time to jump in because people everywhere are hungry for the truth. This is your chance to provide it to them.
In this article, I will show you how to create a successful Christian blog that will help you reach a large audience. You will be able to spread the word and create a massive community of other like-minded individuals across the globe.
So if you’re ready to learn more about how to create a Christian blog, let’s dive right in.
The Responsibility of Christian Blogging
I think the first thing we should address is that as a Christian blogger you will have to be extremely mindful of things like integrity, humility, theology, and so on.
When you write blog posts, you probably won’t be doing it solely to make money. You will be writing in order to share your knowledge of Christ and his love for the people of the world.
There’s a lot of responsibility compared to simply sharing tips and tricks. Regular bloggers don’t necessarily have to think about these things, but it’s very important for Christian bloggers to keep such issues in mind because if your words or teachings cause someone to stumble you will be held accountable before God.
So, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to the real meat of the post.
This guide is extremely DETAILED and explains everything you need to start a Christian blog. I’ve been at this blogging stuff for over 8 years and have built a business making $20,000 per month, so I have a lot of helpful advice for you newbies out there.
If you get stuck or need advice, please contact me directly and I’ll help you out for free.
How to Start a Christian Blog in 10 Steps:
Below is a table of contents to help you navigate this guide. If you just need someone to walk you through the process of setting up your blog quickly and easily, check out step 5.
- 1. Decide the Focus of Your Christian Blog
- 2. Choose Your Christian Blog Niche
- 3. Choose Your Blogging Platform
- 4. Decide Your Domain Name
- 5. Buy Your Domain Name and Hosting
- 6. Choose a Theme For Your Christian Blog
- 7. Create Essential Pages & Logo
- 8. Begin Blogging
- 9. Promoting Your Christian Blog
- 10. Start Making Money
There are many reasons why you should start a Christian blog.
Do you have a story that must be told?
Has God given you a message that can potentially transform hearts?
Are you looking for a way to add value to the world while generating passive income?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this is the platform for you. Creating a Christian blog can help you do all of those things and more.
Here are some additional reasons why it’s a good idea to start a Christian blog:
Share Your faith as a Christian
You might be hesitating because you think that your story does not matter, or that someone has already told your story. Maybe you believe that you are not experienced enough to teach others.
However, I’m here to tell you that none of the other Christian bloggers out there have your voice or your unique experiences.
They are not reaching the people you could be reaching, and none of them will be able to do the work God has placed before YOU!
Make an Income for Your Family
Although money may not be the most important motivator for you, it does help to know that you could make a living while doing something that makes a difference to the world.
Blogging is work, and you will be spending hours a week on your blog upkeep, content creation, social media promotion, and so on. And, as the Bible says, if you’re working, then you deserve your pay:
“The laborer is worthy of his wages.” (1 Timothy 5:18)
So, if you’re someone who has any conflict about making money by sharing the gospel, you can rest easy.
Connect with Other Christian Bloggers Around the World
Your blogging journey will enable you to connect with many of the most wonderful Christian bloggers from all around the world.
These men and women share amazing testimonies of their own about how God impacted their lives – and blogging gave them the ability to share their stories with countless people beyond their own family, neighbors, communities, and churches.
As you can see, there are many reasons for you to start a Christian blog right now!
Unfortunately, I see a lot of people who get stuck in the initial process of starting a blog. They never get to achieve their dreams simply because they don’t know where to start or they believe the process of creating a blog is too complicated.
This post will dispel any fears you have in that regard. I’ve outlined the process of starting a Christian blog in a simple, step-by-step process that is easy to follow.
1. Decide the Focus of Your Christian Blog
The first step in starting a Christian blog is (obviously) to ask God for guidance. As the Bible says:
“Live your life for God, and in everything you do, put God first. He will direct you and crown your efforts with success” (Proverbs 3:6)
I’m assuming you’ve already asked God to guide your efforts, and that you already have confirmation that He is leading you in this direction, and so that’s why I moved our second step up to #1 🙂
What you have to do now is to find the focus of your Christian blog by narrowing down to one specific message that God has planned for you.
Who do you want to help?
Who is it that you will be writing for on your blog?
The nature of blogging is such that if you try to write for everyone, you will reach no one. But, if you focus on one segment of the population, you’re likely to reach many. Although that sounds a little counterintuitive, it’s true.
So which specific audience are you going to be targeting? By having a narrow focus, you will make it more likely that your new Christian blog will gain traction quickly.
To help you come up with a focus or direction for your blog, think about which groups of people you would like to help. For instance:
- College students
- Women in ministry
- …and so on.
There’s no need to go to narrow at this stage. Simply brainstorm ideas to find what’s most appealing to you.
You could create:
- A Christian parenting blog
- A blog for helping Christians in business
- A blog for bible studies
- A blog that provides resources for Christian women
- A blog that offers advice/counseling for those dealing with chronic health issues
- A blog that’s focused on scripture
- A Christian lifestyle blog
- …the options are endless!
Many people find themselves in quite a dilemma at this stage. They have many different audiences that they could write for and find it hard to choose just one.
If you find yourself in such a situation, my suggestion is to do your best to narrow it down by finding common threads between the different topics. By finding the middle ground, it gives you a unique focus for your Christian blog.
If you’re still having trouble, pray on it – and then go in the direction you feel more strongly drawn to.
2. Choose Your Christian Blog Niche
Your blog should have a clear purpose. This will make it easier for your readers to find you and for them to identify with your teachings.
A niche basically refers to the overall ‘theme’ of your blog. It’s the specific topic you plan to write about. Although faith and Christianity are considered niches, they are quite general in nature. So, simply starting a ‘Christian’ blog to share God’s love with the world is just too general and you need to niche down a little more.
For instance, you could start a Christian marriage blog. Your topics would relate to things like faith and relationships, marriage, raising a family, and so on. But even that ‘Christian marriage’ category can be further broken down into different subcategories, such as:
- Blended families
- Second marriage
- Parenting teens
- Teaching small children about Christ
- Marriage counseling
- Marriage retreats
- …and many more.
The people in each of these different situations would obviously need different types of advice as well as biblical inspiration. So a general ‘Christian’ blog wouldn’t be able to satisfy all their specific needs.
Here are some of the most popular Christian blog niches for you to choose from:
- Christian marriage
- Faith in business
- Christian musicians
- Christian motherhood
- Christian budgeting
- Athletes looking to grow in their faith
- Christian dating
- Second marriages seeking Christ
- Christian bloggers
- Addiction recovery for Christians
- Christian social media consulting
- Counseling for parents of special needs children
There are a lot more directions that you could go with your Christian blog. Of course, if you really wanted to, you could have a more general blog, but remember it’s important to niche down if you want people to find you easily online.
Also, you’ll want to break down the topic you choose into 3-6 subtopics or categories of content. Keep in mind that your focus should only be a few categories at the beginning. Writing about a whole lot of different things will simply confuse your readers.
You want someone to feel that they’ve found their tribe when they get to your website because you have exactly what they’re looking for, as opposed to them having to sift through tons of content just to find the topics they want.
By keeping the number of topics on your blog to just a few general categories, you will be able to create relevant content and quickly draw in a large following.
Once you have chosen a niche for your Christian blog, it’s time to move on to the next step.
3. Choose Your Blogging Platform
Your next step is to choose a blogging platform. So, what is a blogging platform? This is simply software that enables you to publish content on the Internet. It’s a content management system that lets you post your blog posts for everyone to see.
Now here’s the thing, you have plenty of blogging software options available to you when starting a blog. Some of them are paid, and some are free. Free options include Blogger, Wix, Squarespace, and Tumbler. Although being able to start a blog for free may sound great at first, these platforms come with a lot of constraints.
Here are some of the disadvantages that come with building your blog on free blogging platforms:
You can’t have your own domain name. Instead of a URL that looks like ‘yourblog.com’, yours will look like ‘yourblog.squarespace.com’. This looks ugly and unprofessional.
You can’t monetize your Christian blog. Ads on your blog will be run by the blogging platform and not by you. This means that you are not in control of the products being promoted and you can’t decide where the ads are placed. Also, you can’t use AdThrive, Mediavine, or any other third-party ad networks.
You don’t actually own your blog. This is undoubtedly the worst thing about using a free blogging platform to start a Christian blog. It’s similar to your Facebook profile in the sense that you have login and password details, but the provider can decide to remove your website from the Internet for any number of reasons.
It’s easy to see why it’s not a good idea to use any of the free options listed above.
So what should you use?
I always recommend WordPress when starting a new blog, and it’s also the platform that I use. Keep in mind that WordPress.org is different from WordPress.com (the free blogging site).
WordPress.org is a self-hosted platform that powers over a third of the websites on the Internet.
It gives you full ownership and control of your blog. You can design and brand it however you like, and there are plugins and other tools that will help you expand the functionality of your site. And, when it comes to monetization, your options are limitless.
Listed below are the advantages of choosing self-hosted WordPress over free blogging platforms:
- WordPress is a 100% open-source software that is free for anyone to use
- You have total control over your site and can customize it however you like
- You own everything on your site, including all the data
- There are countless WordPress plugins that you can install on your site
- You can sell ad space on your blog to anyone and keep all your advertising revenue
- You can sell your own products on your blog
- WordPress even allows you to create your own courses and membership site
My advice is to go with WordPress.org when building a Christian blog. You can then install that blogging platform on any web hosting server you choose (more and that in a little bit).
4. Decide Your Domain Name
Your next step is to decide what you’re going to call your new Christian faith blog. This part is important because your domain name is like your home address. This is what people are going to be typing into their browsers any time they want to visit your blog so you want it to be something that is memorable and easy to type.
For most people, this is the hardest step and they get stuck on this. Don’t let that happen to you. Read below to discover the ten steps to finding a great name for your Christian blog.
1. By a .com Domain Name: These days, there are many domain extensions to choose from, including .church, .faith, and many more. But, I always feel that it’s best to go with .com as it just makes it easier to remember.
2. Don’t Go Too Narrow With Your Name: If you choose a URL that is too specific, it’ll make it very difficult for you to expand your blog in the future. For instance, if you choose a name like ‘ProverbsTeachings.com’, you’ll be stuck within that one very small topic as opposed to a name like ‘BibleTeachings.com’ which will allow you to write about a wider variety of topics.
3. Keep It Short: Shorter domain names are easier for your audience to remember. Try to keep your name under four words. Ideally, it should be 2 to 3 words. For instance, instead of a domain name like ‘SpreadTheWordOfChrist.com’, you might choose ‘SpreadGodsWord.com’’ instead.
4. Use Alliteration: Alliteration is where two or more words begin with the same sound or letter. Using alliteration in your domain names will make them more memorable. For instance, ‘ChristianCentury.com’, or ‘ColdCaseChristianity.com’.
5. Get Creative: If the name that you want for your Christian blog is already taken, don’t give up. Find other words with similar meanings and use these synonyms instead. For instance, if you wanted your blog to be called ‘Christian Conquerors’, you might choose ‘Christian Victors’, instead.
6. If Nothing Else Works, Add Extra Words: You can add words like ‘the’, ‘home’, ‘bible’, ‘faith’, ‘ministries’, ‘scriptures’, and so on in order to get the name you want. For example, if you wanted the name ‘Christian Today’, instead you might get ‘Christian Faith Today’, or something similar.
7. Think of a Concept around Your Domain Name: When choosing a name for your Christian blog, think about how you could be branded and how your blog could expand in the future. This will help you brainstorm great names for your new blog.
For instance, the blogger who came up with ColdCaseChristianity.com is a homicide detective who uses the ten principles taught in cold case investigations in a religious context. This concept helped him decide on the name for his blog.
8. Use Name Generation Tools: If you’re still stuck, there are plenty of tools online that you can use to help you come up with amazing names for your new Christian blog. Examples include Lean Domain Search, Instant Domain Search, and NameMesh.
9. Don’t Purchase a Domain Name: The name you want may already be taken and you might find it being offered for sale for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Don’t be tempted to buy it. It’s not worth it at this stage.
Instead, focus on creating content for your website, and one day, when your Christian blog is profitable, then you can choose to purchase any domain name you want.
10. Do Not Get Stuck Here: A lot of people spend so much time here that they never get to move forward. Yes, a domain name is important, but you don’t need to spend more than a couple of hours on this step.
Find a name that you’re happy with and move on to the next step. Taking action on your business idea is way more important than the domain name.
5. Buy Your Domain Name and Hosting
The next step in the process of creating your Christian blog is to actually purchase your domain name and hosting.
To help you understand how everything works, think of it this way:
- Your domain name is like your home address
- Your hosting is the real estate that your Christian blog sits on
- WordPress is the actual house on the Internet, with the flooring, sheetrock, and various permanent fixtures.
So, when someone types in your website URL, then Bluehost will show your blog to the individual who searched for it.
I’ve created a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the entire process of buying your domain name and hosting. The first thing you need to do is click on this link to visit Bluehost and follow along with the tutorials below.
Below is a YouTube video and screenshots showing you the exact step-by-step process, choose whatever tutorial that works best for you.
Step 1: If you haven’t yet, click on this link and you’ll be brought to the WordPress Hosting page that you see below.
Step 2: Next, you’ll be brought to the hosting plan page. You could choose to get a “Plus” or “Choice Plus” plan, but honestly, that’s not a requirement.
The Startup plan is the cheapest at $3.95/month through my link vs. the normal $8.99/month.
This plan has everything you need including 50GB of webspace (plenty of room for your files), a free domain for a year, plus other standard features like a free SSL and a secure WordPress install. Feel free to browse a bit to decide the right plan for you, but rest assured that Basic will work just fine if you want to minimize your investment.
Step 3: After clicking into the plan, you’ll be brought to the next page where you will type-in your new domain, or you can just choose “I’ll create my domain later” if you haven’t decided on one yet. The domain is the URL people will type into a browser to view your website in the future.
Step 4: Once you submit, the next page will ask for all of your information. That will start with your account information, which is self-explanatory.
Step 5: Next, you’ll have to input your Package Information. This is to choose how long you want the plan to go for. My advice is that you choose 24 months to get the discount and save some money, but you can go as low 12 months if you want.
Step 6: Next you’ll have to choose what “Package Extras” you want. You can scroll over “More Information” to understand what each of these items are, but here is my own advice.
I would get the “Domain Privacy + Protection”, this makes it so that no one can tie your name to the domain name you create. To me, the only other one worth considering is “Codeguard Basic”. The other two I wouldn’t personally get. But choose what is best for you.
Step 7: The next step is Payment Information, which is self-explanatory.
Step 8: And the last step of signup is to confirm that you read and understand the Bluehost Terms of Service, Cancellation Policy, and Privacy Notice. Click the check button and then click “Submit”.
Step 9: Next you’ll be prompted to create an account and password. This is the information that you’ll use to login to the Bluehost platform to manage your site and account info.
Step 10: At this point Bluehost puts you through a short questionnaire to better understand your scenario. You can answer all of these questions, or click “Skip this Step” on the bottom. If you’re a newbie, I advise you to answer the questions as it’ll help your onboarding experience.
Step 11: After you’re done with that you’ll be advised to choose a theme. For now, you can just choose to use a free theme. You can always replace the theme later if you’d like.
Step 12: From there, you’ll be brought into the backend of WordPress in the admin panel. This is where you’ll manage your site from. You can add posts/pages as you see fit, but when you’re ready click on the blue button that says “Launch Your Site”.
Step 13 (Final): Your blog is LIVE. Just go to a browser and type in your domain name. Once you do this, you’ll be able to access your website!
Congrats! You officially have a website.
If you’re wondering how to edit things on the website, all you have to do from here is go to your website URL with /wp-admin at the end in a browser and login.
And don’t worry, we cover how to edit things more in the rest of this guide as well. So please continue reading.
6. Choose a Theme For Your Christian Blog
A theme is simply the front-end design of your website. It’s software that dictates the appearance and style of your blog. If your domain name is your web address, your hosting is the real estate, and WordPress is the actual house – then the theme is the furniture and interior decor.
WordPress comes with a default theme that you can easily swap out for one of your own choosing.
There many different themes for you to choose from, both free and paid. As with blogging platforms (and everything else on the Internet), free options come with certain limitations.
For instance, many free WordPress themes tend to come bundled with malicious malware that could potentially damage your website. Also, free themes don’t have great customization features, and they look very unprofessional. Listed below are some of the benefits of choosing a paid theme over a free alternative.
Benefits of Using a Premium WordPress Theme
- Premium themes are fast, and Google loves fast websites
- You can choose from a wide range of templates to suit your taste and preference
- They are easily customizable so you can have your blog look exactly how you want it
- You get full support in case you have problems or questions
- Premium WordPress themes are updated regularly
As a Christian blogger, the last thing you want is a boring, uninviting home on the Internet and that’s why it’s important to choose a good theme.
Luckily, WordPress has a wide variety of amazing Christian blog themes that are offered at an affordable price. Below, you will find some of the best themes for new bloggers with different layouts and varying abilities and functionalities.
Any of these themes will allow you to build an amazing Christian blog that resonates with your niche and your audience.
Themes That Are Great for a Christian Blog:
Personally, I always recommend Thrive Theme Builder to people. Why? Because it’s completely customizable and you can adjust your blog to look exactly how you want by pointing/clicking as opposed to hiring a developer.
In fact, this blog was build using Thrive Theme Builder and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result. Long term? I think this is the most cost-effective theme you’ll find.
Click the image below to watch a video and learn more about Thrive Theme Builder.
And, if you’d like to watch an extremely detailed tutorial you can watch this playlist on YouTube.
If you feel Thrive Theme Builder isn’t for you, here are some other theme options that are perfect for a Christian blog.
- Grace Church and Religion Theme
- Faith and Hope Christian Blog Theme
- Charity WordPress Theme
- Blessing Responsive Religion Theme
Each of these themes is perfect for a Christian blog. These themes are stable and built with superior coding. They are always updated and they have awesome support in case of issues with installation or if you have any questions.
What to Look for in a Great Theme:
- The theme should be fast
- It should be mobile responsive
- It must be easy to customize
- The theme should offer great support
- It should have good ratings online
- Finally, the theme should come from a reliable brand
Theme providers like ThemeForest, Genesis Framework, Thesis Themes, and Elegant Themes offer a wide range of Christian blog themes for you to choose from. Use the criteria above to help you pick one to suit your taste and purpose.
7. Create Essential Pages & Logo
Of course, you may decide to add other pages depending on the type of Christian blog you are creating.
Here’s what to include in each of your blog’s essential pages:
About Page: On this page, add information about yourself and the reasons why you started your Christian blog. Make it clear to your readers what your purpose is and what you hope to achieve with your blog.
Don’t be afraid to show your personality. Your readers want to get to know you and this is the perfect place to let them know who you are. You may even include a picture of yourself on this page. Make sure to write in the same tone of voice that your readers can expect on your blog.
Contact Page: On your contact page, you need to have all the necessary information to make it easy for your readers and followers to get in touch with you.
For instance, you might have your phone number, email, Skype, and social media handles, or any other contact methods that you choose to use. In addition to that, you also need a contact form on this page to make it easy for anyone to get in touch with you quickly.
If you’re not sure how to go about creating one, they are many affordable services online, like PrivacyPolicies.com that will create one for you that is tailored to your blog.
Create a Logo: It’s also a good time to focus on creating a logo for your Poetry blog. There are a LOT of different ways to do this, but I’m a big fan of using this logo maker.
To get started, you can click here to create a blog logo. I think it’s a good idea to create a logo at this point now that your blog is all setup.
This platform will provide you with a free logo for your blog and if you need the high-resolution logo files, you can pay a very minimal amount for access to those files and a few other things.
Pro Tip: Take a look at other blogs in your specific niche. See how they structured their essential pages to get ideas for your own. What are the additional pages to they have? What type of information do they provide? Use this information to inspire more ideas for the pages on your own blog.
8. Begin Blogging
Now comes the fun part: the actual blogging. If you’re a new blogger, you may find it a little difficult to come up with ideas and writing categories. In fact, even experienced bloggers sometimes get stuck on what to write for their Christian blog.
If that’s you, don’t worry, I’m going to give you a few ideas to help you get started creating high-quality, practical, and informative blog posts.
Just keep one thing in mind – you need to have at least 10 blog posts written and published before you start promoting your new blog.
How to Create Great Content for Your Blog
To create awesome content for your Christian blog, you need to present solutions to problems that your readers are having. The worst thing a blogger can do is to create a blog where they only talk about themselves and their experiences, without bothering to identify or solve anyone else’s problems.
So, break down your niche into about 3 to 6 categories or subtopics.
For instance, if your chosen niche is ‘Christian marriage’, you might break down your topics into the following subtopics:
- Christian Blogging for Moms
- Couple’s Counseling
- Marriage Retreats
You can always add a new category in the future but when you’re starting out try to focus on just a few subtopics.
Now, brainstorm different titles for each category. If you having trouble with this, you can use free online tools like SEOPressor.com to help you come up with titles for your blog posts.
Once you have a list of at least 10 posts, it’s time to start writing. As you’re writing your blog posts, keep the following things in mind:
- Have a definite goal for each post that you write. What are you trying to communicate and what do you want your readers to take away from your blog post?
- Use emotion in your writing. People respond to emotions and posts that leverage emotions tend to get high engagement from readers.
- Ask questions. In order to encourage two-way communication with your readers, always ask questions in your blog posts.
- Tell stories to keep your audience engaged. Don’t be afraid to share your personal stories to inspire your audience and keep them engaged.
- Stay on topic. Each post you write should fall within one of your categories.
- Add keywords. You must use a variety of topic keywords within your blog post so readers can find it online.
Remember when you determined your ideal audience in the first step? Knowing who you’re writing for is important because the way you write (that is, your translation of Scripture) will be highly impacted by your target audience.
For instance, the way you would create content to help an audience of young, married millennials would be very different from writing to inspire a single mom looking for advice on Christian dating.
Your style of writing will also differ depending on whether you’re writing to older or younger people. Other factors that affect your writing include gender, time of life, parenting status, marital status, etc. These are all things that can play a huge role in whether or not your Christian blog succeeds.
The more targeted your niche and audience from the beginning, the better your chances of making your blog a success. It’ll be simpler for you to come up with the right type of content, and you have an easier time building an audience of avid followers. Ultimately, this will also make it easier for you to monetize your blog if you decide to do so.
Once you have at least 10 posts published, it’s time to move on to the next step which involves sharing your new Christian blog with the world!
9. Promoting Your Christian Blog
There many different ways in which you can promote your new blog. Listed below are some of the most effective ways of getting visitors to come and read your content.
Share Your New Blog with Family and Friends
The first thing you should do is tell your family and friends about your new Christian blog. Ask them to come and check it out and leave you comments and feedback. Also, ask them to share it with their own network of friends in order to give your new blog even more exposure.
Promote Your Christian Blog on Social Media
It’s a good idea to set up social media accounts with the same name as your Christian blog. This is where you’ll start to promote every post that you write. However, if you’re just starting out, you can promote your blog on your current profiles. Pinterest, in particular, is very effective for promoting Christian blogs.
Also, you can join different forums and groups where your target readers are hanging out. Share a link to your blog on these forums and ask other members to visit your blog.
Leverage the Power of Email Marketing
One of the first things you should do when you begin blogging is to set up an email list. As your email list grows, you’ll be able to promote your blog posts to your email subscribers.
However, in the beginning, you can simply send out a link to your new blog to all your email contacts. Ask them to visit your Christian blog, read your posts, leave comments, and share your blog with others.
Search Engine Optimization
SEO is extremely important for giving your blog visibility on the Internet, but it’s constantly changing and you have to continue learning to keep yourself up-to-date with all the latest SEO best practices.
However, in the beginning, focus on including important keywords in all your posts so that Google can help your readers find your blog. This is the single most effective strategy for promoting your blog so make sure you get it right from the very start.
10. Start Making Money
If you decide to monetize your Christian blog, there many different ways in which you can start to make money. Here are some of the most common methods that Christian bloggers use to monetize their blogs:
Join Ad Networks
All you have to do is join and ads networks like Google AdSense and Media.net and they will show their adverts to visitors on your blog. You get paid a small fee every time one of your readers clicks on an ad.
Sell Ads Directly to Advertisers
Another option is to sell ad space on your blog directly to advertisers. This allows you to choose which advertisers you want to accept or decline. However, it also means you have to find advertisers yourself, process the payment, and also provide them with reporting and analytics.
Monetize with Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where you join an affiliate network like Amazon’s affiliate program or ClickBank and get paid for referring customers to specific products, such as books, courses, clothing, etc.
As a Christian blogger, you will be promoting third-party products and services on your blog, and each time one of your readers makes a purchase, you get paid a commission.
Sell Your Own Products or Services
This is one of the best ways to monetize your Christian blog. By offering consultation services or selling your own services, physical products, or information products, such as e-books, courses, etc. you will be able to keep 100% of the income and have total control over your product or services.
So what can you sell? Anything from T-shirts to educational ebooks, Christian journals, and online courses.
The bottom line is that there are many ways of monetizing your Christian blog. You don’t have to use all of them at once, particularly if you’re just getting started. First, build up your traffic, and then choose one monetization method, to begin with. Once you have that running smoothly, you can then add another one and so on.
Eventually, your hard work will pay off and you will be able to create a full-time income from your blog. The important thing is to remember that starting a blog is easy – anyone can do it. But, growing a blog is a whole different game. It requires determination and perseverance.
As long as you can put in the time and effort your blog needs, you will start to reap the benefits of your hard work before long.
Remember: you are doing God’s work with your writing, and, as the Bible says:
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9)
As you can see, starting a Christian blog doesn’t have to be hard as long as you have a simple step-by-step plan to follow.
It’s important to get things right from the beginning in order to save yourself a lot of stress and frustration later on. By setting up your Christian blog the right way, you’ll provide yourself with a solid foundation for your future success.
Use this article as your resource to help you get started right now and follow the process to build yourself a successful Christian blog that you will be proud to share with the world.