Blogging 101: A Crash Course in Tech Terms

If you’re interested in making money online with a blog but you’re completely new to the concept of blogging, you’ve come to the right place. In this first module, we will explain some of the new vocabulary and concepts you’ll need to understand before you can build a successful blog-based business.

What is a Blog? 

If you’re interested in writing a blog for a living, you’ll need to understand the difference between personal blogs, business blogs and niche blogs. In my experience, the most money is in that third category. Click on over here and I’ll show you exactly what I mean. 

What is WordPress? 

WordPress is the most powerful platform that you can build a website with. It’s versatile, customizable and surprisingly easy to use. Although you are welcome to try to adapt our advice for use on any platform, all the content on is written with the assumption you’re using WordPress. Click here to find out why we love WordPress so much.

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization is the most important component to your success as a blogger. If you don’t have SEO, you have nothing. We’ll be discussing SEO pretty consistently throughout the course, so click here to get a basic understanding of what search engine optimization is and why it’s important.

What is Click Fraud? 

Invalid click activity will ruin your business if you’re relying on pay-per-click ads. Find out what click fraud is, why it’s basically theft and what you can do to avoid it. 

View the Rest of Our Blogging 101 Series Here

Looking for a little more background information before you get started? Click here to see all of our Blogging 101 posts!

Ready to move on?


Once you’ve become familiar with these terms, move on to our How to Start Your Blog QuickStart Guide, which will walk you through the process of picking a niche, deciding on a domain name, finding a hosting plan and more!

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