HTML to WordPress: A Detailed Guide for Uploading and Converting HTML

Uploading and converting HTML to WordPress is done for a wide variety of reasons. You may want to convert an old, static HTML site and run it on the WordPress content management system. There’s also the possibility that you simply need a place to store or share an HTML file, and WordPress provides a viable solution for both of those.

Switching from HTML to WordPress often feels intimidating or unproductive. We’re here to guide you through the process to ensure that you learn the tools required to convert HTML files and complete a conversion on your own.

HTML is a simple markup language, and WordPress, although powerful and filled with features, is fairly simple and intuitive. Therefore, the conversion between HTML and WordPress shouldn’t feel like a chore either.

Keep reading to learn more about HTML basics to WordPress conversions, along with the real-world situations in which you may consider such a move.

Primary Reasons to Upload or Convert HTML to WordPress

If you’re wondering why you may convert or upload HTML to WordPress in the first place, take a look at the following examples to understand the reasons for completing a task like this.

  • Convert an old HTML website to run on the WordPress system. Maybe the old design is one of your favorites or you just don’t want to go through the work of redesigning. This is also important for retaining your brand image.
  • Convert a single HTML webpage or blog post and publish it on your current WordPress site. This is particularly useful if your current theme doesn’t have a custom page layout you want.
  • Change an HTML website template into a theme format that can be installed on WordPress.
  • Upload an HTML verification file, proving ownership of your website to a search engine or other service.
  • Store an HTML file on your website for use later.
  • Generate a link to that file so you can share it or have users download the file to their own computers.
  • Generate an HTML design component on a WordPress page or post, like a custom author box or email subscription form.
  • Match your WordPress theme with an HTML website design that you found online but don’t have access to.

As you can see, the reasons for adding an HTML file to WordPress vary based on your goals. Sometimes the process is rather simple, like uploading an HTML file to a WordPress blog post or page. Other times there’s a lengthy process of converting an entire HTML website with dozens of files and side jobs that must be completed, like transferring over the website content along with the HTML.

For this guide on converting and uploading HTML to WordPress, we’ll start with the basics (how to upload an HTML file to WordPress,) then we’ll move into the more in-depth requirements for duplicating or converting full HTML websites to function on the WordPress system.

Finally, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of automated HTML converters and which tools are available on the market.

Read on to get started with your first HTML to WordPress upload or conversion!

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How to Upload an HTML File to WordPress

The first step in learning how to turn an HTML file into a WordPress page or full website is to view how the HTML file upload process works.

Go to this guide for an in-depth look into how to upload an HTML file to WordPress.

We’ll give you a quick summary of that process below to ensure that you’re on the right track as we move to other steps further down in this article.

There are three methods for uploading an HTML file to WordPress:

  1. Through the WordPress dashboard.
  2. With an FTP client.
  3. Using cPanel.

Uploading an HTML file to the WordPress dashboard is done in the Media Library. We’ll cover some of the routes to take in the tutorials below, but keep in mind that uploading a file through the WordPress dashboard can be done on a page, post, or directly through the Media Library.

An FTP client (like FileZilla) links to the live files for your WordPress site, along with the files on your computer. This allows you to transfer local files to the hosted site files as long as you log into the FTP Client with your SFTP hosting credentials.

Finally, a hosting cPanel offers access to an online file manager. It functions much like an FTP Client, giving you control of all the same files. The main difference is that the cPanel is a web app online, requiring you to upload your files to the cPanel instead of instantly transferring them from a local environment to a live site in an FTP client.

Each method has its pros and cons. Kinsta Hosting doesn’t offer a cPanel experience, so it’s best to upload smaller HTML files you want to store or share through the WordPress dashboard.

An FTP/SFTP Client is the chosen method for creating an entirely new website from a static HTML website. The reason for this is because an FTP/SFTP Client provides an incredible amount of control over your site files and can transfer anything from media files to HTML folders directly from your computer.

How to Add HTML Code to a WordPress Page or Post

There are a few methods for uploading an HTML file directly to a WordPress post or page. The first is the process of actually uploading an HTML zip or TXT file as a media element. This method works similar to uploading an image to the media manager, except you’re doing it through a page or post, and it’s an HTML file instead of a photo.

You may want to complete this method to have a link for people to download the HTML file or access the file yourself on your site’s backend.

Another option is pasting an HTML block into a page or post to add some design elements. For instance, you may have a custom sign up form made just for this page that you’d like to insert with a small bit of HTML.

Both methods have different purposes and processes to achieve the final results.

To upload an HTML file to a post or page, follow these steps.

Go to Pages > All Pages in the WordPress dashboard. If you’d like to start with a blank page, go to Pages > Add New.

pages - add new - for HTML to WordPress

Adding new pages in WordPress

Choose the page where you’d like to upload the HTML file. You may also click the Add New button if you’re making a brand new page.

These steps are virtually the same for adding HTML files to WordPress posts. We’re simply walking through how to do it with a WordPress page. If you’d like to use a post instead, go to Posts > All Posts or Posts > Add New.

About Us page in WordPress

About Us page in WordPress

This part depends on whether you’re using the Gutenberg Block Editor or the Classic WordPress Editor.

In Gutenberg, you can find the + sign button and click on that to search for a new visual building block. Search for the File block, which you can either type into the search field or scroll through the list of blocks to locate.

Select the File block to place it on your page or post.

Note: If you’re using the Classic WordPress Editor, simply click on the Add Media button and upload your HTML file using that. It creates a link to your file for people to download on the frontend of your site.

Adding a File module in WordPress

Adding a ‘File’ module in WordPress

For the Gutenberg block, the File module should show an Upload button. Click the Upload button and locate the desired HTML file on your computer. These are usually stored as TXT files, collections of TXT files in a folder, or in ZIP files.

Once it’s uploaded to your website, the file is revealed as a link. Any user can now come to your website and click on the link from that page or post to view the HTML file and even download it to their own computer.

Besides, that file gets stored in your media library, so you can go to the library to get the file’s URL at any time and place it anywhere else you want. You can also just use WordPress as storage for the file.

If you only want to store the file in WordPress and not have a downloadable link for all of your users to click, simply delete the link created on the page or post.

'Upload' button under the 'Files' block in WordPress

‘Upload’ button under the ‘Files’ block in WordPress

You might see an error that tells you the file type is not permitted for security reasons. This is rather common, so take a look at this guide to remove that error and allow most file types into your WordPress media library. Overall, the process involves either editing your wp-config.php file or using a plugin to eliminate the error.

Invalid filetype error in WordPress

Invalid filetype error in WordPress

Add HTML Code to the Design of Your Page or Post

As mentioned earlier, one of the reasons you may consider adding an HTML file to a page or post is to render a simple design on that page or post.

The previous method is more for storing HTML files on WordPress and adding a link for people to download them.

This is a more functional solution, seeing as how you have the opportunity to copy-and-paste or make your own HTML code for things like forms, author boxes, banners, and more.

Go to the page or post of your choice and choose the section you’d like to place the bit of HTML code.

Click on the + sign to see the selection of blocks. Find the Custom HTML block by either typing it into the search field or scrolling through the list of blocks.

Choose the Custom HTML block to insert it into the page or post.

Adding a 'Custom HTML' block in Gutenberg

Adding a ‘Custom HTML’ block in Gutenberg

That block provides a simple, blank code field for you to paste or type, whatever HTML code you have available.

I’ll paste in a straightforward contact form with an email field and a Submit button for this particular tutorial.

Once you have the HTML code in the block, click the Update or Publish button for it to render on the frontend of your page or post.

HTML to WordPress module

HTML to WordPress module

If you go to the frontend of the page or post, the HTML should do its work and reveal whatever design or functionality you were attempting to add to the layout.

In this case, you can see the form where I ask for an email and also have a Submit button.

The form's frontend view

The form’s frontend view

The process and result aren’t much different in the Classic WordPress Editor, except you won’t use a drag-and-drop Gutenberg block. Instead, navigate to the Text tab in your editor (instead of the Visual tab) and paste the HTML code wherever you want it to appear on the page.

How to Upload an HTML Verification File to WordPress

Another reason you may want to upload HTML to WordPress is for search optimization requirements. Google, and some other search engines, offer consoles and webmaster tools to view your site performance and optimize your content with the help of analytics and reports that check-in on issues and fixes for those issues.

However, Google can’t assume you’re the owner of a random website simply because you claim you are. That’s where an HTML verification file comes into play.

Simply put, Google provides an HTML file that you must upload to your website. Only the site owner should have access to the website files, so Google uses this as a way to ensure you’re not trying to control someone else’s webmaster tools.

The uploaded HTML verification file then sends a message to Google indicating that the file was added to that domain and that you are, in fact, the owner.

It’s prudent to learn about uploading an HTML verification file since Google and the search engines aren’t the only services that ask you to verify your identity or ownership with files like these. Some third-party plugins, directories, and plugins also want to ensure that you’re not an intruder.

Reasons for Uploading an HTML Verification File

  • To verify that you own a website for search engine optimization tools.
  • When proving ownership for certain online directories.
  • If you need to link to a third-party integration or plugin, you need to figure out if you actually maintain ownership of your site.

As you can see, this HTML file may come from different sources. You typically don’t have to know anything about the HTML file’s content, but only that it’s utilized for sending out that pingback to the service to indicate you have control over the site files.

Having said that, our demonstration of uploading an HTML verification file to WordPress will involve the Google Search Console, seeing as how that’s one of the most common reasons for using a verification file.

To begin, register your website with Google. This is done by going to the Google Search Console tool. Click the Start Now button and either log into your Google account or register an account with Google.

Google Search Console's Start Now button

Hit ‘Start Now’ in Google Search Console

Once logged into the Google Search Console, you may see a list of properties that you’ve either managed or tested in the past. On the other hand, you may see an empty list.

Regardless, go to the Search Property tab in the upper left-hand corner of the dashboard.

In the dropdown menu, select the Add Property choice to move forward. This allows you to add your website as a managed property in the Google Search Console.

Adding a property in Google Search Console

Adding a property in Google Search Console

The next popup window asks you to select a property type. The Domain option allows you to verify all URLs across all subdomains. This is often the easiest way to verify a page, but it requires DNS verification – which is found in your hosting account.

However, we’re currently talking about HTML file uploads, so we’ll walk through the URL prefix option, which is an older, yet still reliable method for verifying that you own a website. What’s more, is that this method helps with identifying specific URLs under the address you enter.

Therefore, take the URL from your website and paste it into the URL Prefix field.

Click the Continue button.

Entering the site URL in GSC

Entering the site URL in GSC

Now the Google Search Console requests that you verify ownership of the website.

There are several other verification methods, but this is the one that uses an HTML file upload.

Click on the button that asks you to download the file.

Save that HTML file on your computer in a folder that you’ll remember.

The next step is to upload the file to the WordPress website you pasted into the Google Search Console from before.

Verifying site ownership in GSC

Verifying site ownership in GSC

As previously mentioned, there are three options for uploading an HTML file to WordPress.

The first method, uploading through the dashboard, is definitely a viable option. Many people still get side-tracked when a common error comes up for uploading an HTML file to the Media Library. Because of this, it’s often faster to make your uploads with an FTP Client. If, however, you plan on uploading to the WordPress dashboard, and you see the “Sorry, This File Type is Not Permitted” error, use this guide to fix the problem.

Now you have the other two solutions: using an FTP/SFTP Client or uploading to the cPanel from your hosting account.

The cPanel isn’t a bad choice for some hosts, but again, Kinsta doesn’t offer a cPanel. Therefore, we’ll primarily focus on uploading the HTML file through an FTP/SFTP client. The detailed steps are outlined in the linked article above, but here’s a quick recap to guide you along your way.

To begin, download FileZilla to your computer. You can also try other FTP/SFTP clients.

Note: We recommend you make a backup of your website before this process. It’s uncommon to cause problems with a site while transferring files via FTP/SFTP, but it’s absolutely possible. You don’t want to crash your site or lose data, so create a backup site file.

Open the FTP/SFTP client and type in your FTP/SFTP credentials to connect to the web host.

Enter your SFTP credentials in Filezilla

Enter your SFTP credentials in Filezilla

The credentials required include the following:

  • Host
  • Username
  • Password
  • Port

Where do you find the credentials for your WordPress site?

They’re typically located in your hosting dashboard, so you can either reach out to your host or look for them yourself.

Kinsta has an easy route to locating the FTP/SFTP credentials by going to the Sites tab in your Kinsta hosting panel and selecting your desired website.

Under the Info tab, look for the SFTP/SSH area. Copy over the corresponding credentials into the FTP/SFTP client.

For instance, you can see the Host, Username, Password, and Port items all organized nicely in Kinsta.

SFTP credentials under MyKinsta dashboard

SFTP credentials under MyKinsta dashboard

Paste those elements into the FTP/SFTP client and click on the Quickconnect button.

If you see an error, it’s most likely because FileZilla defaults to the FTP protocol and not the SFTP protocol. To fix that, go to File > Site Manager. Add a new site in FileZilla and select SFTP. Paste the hosting credentials into that area and try connecting again.

The site manager for HTML to WordPress

The site manager for HTML to WordPress

After connecting to your host, all WordPress site files appear for modification.

Type in credentials to see the new site's files

Type in credentials to see the new site’s files

Locate your site’s root file, which contains folders like wp-content and wp-admin.

Find the root folder of your site

Find the root folder of your site.

Find the HTML verification file (in this case, I renamed it to find it easier) under the area that shows your computer’s files. For instance, you might see it under Downloads if that’s where your internet downloads are going.

Drag that file over to the root file for your website. This is all done in the FTP/SFTP client.

Drag the file over to upload it to your server

Drag the file over to upload it to your server

The upload should only take a few seconds.

The file is now uploaded

The file is now uploaded

Once it’s in your site files, you can go back to the Google Verification page and check to see if it’s registering that you own the site. A Success message should appear on the Google Search Console, and several features will open up for you to optimize and analyze your website’s health.

Manually Converting an Entire HTML Site to WordPress

To convert an HTML site to WordPress, you can either use a plugin/app, manually convert your files, or utilize a child theme and transfer over the HTML files into that child theme.

The first is manually converting that HTML to make a WordPress theme.

Some say it’s the most daunting of the methods, but others prefer it since you gain full control over the process and don’t have to rely on apps or plugins that can sometimes be unreliable. Follow the steps below to complete a full HTML to WordPress site conversion manually.

Make a Folder for Your Theme and Add the Standard Theme Files

On your computer, create a folder to save all your theme’s basic files. Call the folder anything you want, preferably giving it a name that you can remember.

Create the following basic theme files:

  • style.css
  • index.php
  • header.php
  • sidebar.php
  • footer.php

Feel free to open them in your code or text editor since you’ll be editing them in the future. As of right now, there’s no need to add any code to the files. Simply leave them in the folder.

Note: You can begin by creating them as TXT files. If you then change the file extension—like from .txt to .php or .txt to .cssyour computer automatically adjusts it to the right file format. For instance, adding a .css extension turns the file into a Cascading Style Sheet.

The site files for HTML to WordPress

The site files for HTML to WordPress

Transfer Over Your WordPress Site’s Current CSS to the New The Folder

You should already have a theme installed on your current WordPress site. If not, go ahead and install a theme to help with this part.

You’ll use the current theme’s CSS as a foundation, building upon that in the style.css file with your HTML site’s files.

Therefore, copy the stylesheet header from your WordPress site into the new style.css file.

It should look something like this:

/*
Theme Name: Twenty Seventeen
Theme URI: https://wordpress.org/themes/twentyseventeen/
Author: the WordPress team
Author URI: https://wordpress.org/
Description: Twenty Seventeen brings your site to life with header video and immersive featured images. With a focus on business sites, it features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more. Personalize its asymmetrical grid with a custom color scheme and showcase your multimedia content with post formats. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, for any abilities, and on any device.
Version: 2.4
Requires at least: 4.7
Requires PHP: 5.2.4
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Text Domain: twentyseventeen
Tags: one-column, two-columns, right-sidebar, flexible-header, accessibility-ready, custom-colors, custom-header, custom-menu, custom-logo, editor-style, featured-images, footer-widgets, post-formats, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, theme-options, threaded-comments, translation-ready

This theme, like WordPress, is licensed under the GPL.
Use it to make something cool, have fun, and share what you've learned with others.
*/

In this case, the site being used has the Twenty Seventeen theme. If you’re using a different theme, you’ll see some variations in the stylesheet header.

Now it’s time to replace the old theme’s elements with information about your new theme.

To do so, swap out the following:

  • Theme Name: Feel free to call your theme anything, but it’s not a bad idea to name it the same thing as your theme folder.
  • Theme URI – You can use your site’s primary URL for this.
  • Author – Type your name here, or whatever name you’d like to go by.
  • Author URI – Make this a link to your homepage.
  • Description – You can make a description of your theme to show up on the backend of your WordPress site.

Leave everything else as is. Most of the other elements like the License and Tags are only for if you plan on publishing the new theme to the WordPress Theme Directory.

Remember, what you just pasted and edited is your theme header.

Find the existing CSS from your HTML website. Copy and paste this CSS after the header in the new style.css file.

Save and close the style.css file.

Take Your Current HTML and Divide It Into Pieces

WordPress generally uses PHP to pull items like files and code, and media from its database. Therefore, an HTML website needs to be chopped up into separate PHP files to blend with the WordPress infrastructure.

This may sound intimidating, but all that’s required is dividing your HTML document into several parts, turning each of those parts into PHP files.

Every HTML file will look different, but it helps to get a visual example. Therefore, we’ll display a few HTML website templates to demonstrate.

The following code is a great option to cross-reference with your own HTML file. It’s a simple HTML webpage with a header, menu items, subheadings, a sidebar, and a footer. You can find a similar code in your own index.html file.

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Test Site</title>
<meta name="description" content="Website description">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>

<body>
<div class="header-container">
<header class="wrapper clearfix">
<h1 class="title">Website Title</h1>
<nav>
<ul>
<li><a href="#">menu item #1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">menu item #2</a></li>
<li><a href="#">menu item #3</a></li>
</ul>
</nav>
</header>
</div>

<div class="main-container">
<main class="main wrapper clearfix">
<article>
<header class="entry-header">
<h2 class="entry-title">Article</h2>
</header>
<p>Test text right here..</p>
<h2>Subheading</h2>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. </p>
<h2>A Sub</h2>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. </p>
</article>
<aside>
<h3>Sidebar here</h3>
<p>Etiam ullamcorper lorem dapibus velit suscipit ultrices. </p>
</aside>
</main> <!-- #main -->
</div> <!-- #main-container -->

<div class="footer-container">
<footer class="wrapper">
<p class="footer-credits">© 2019 My Test Site</p>
</footer>
</div>
</body>
</html>

The following template is yet another example to base your own strategies.

 

An HTML site example

An HTML site example

As you can see, this one’s index.html file is a bit more complicated but still familiar in the way it’s structured.

Example of an HTML index file

Example of an HTML index file

Both examples include headers, content areas, sidebars, and footers.

You’ll most likely have a different design. Because of this, you’ll have to tweak the steps covered below.

Each step moving forward involves editing and adding to each of the new WordPress files you created before. Having said that, keep the index.html file from your HTML site open. You’ll be using this moving forward.

The header.php File

In your opened HTML file, look for everything at the beginning of the file and ending with the primary content area. The main content area is typically represented with a <div class="main"> or <main> tag.

Copy and paste this section of the HTML file into your new header.php file.

After that, find where it says </head>.

Right before that, paste in the following:

<?php wp_head();?>

This bit of code is important for most WordPress plugins to function.

The sidebar.php File

Look for the <aside> section in your index.html file.

Everything within the <aside> and </aside> tags, including those aside tags themselves, should be copied into the new sidebar.php file.

From our example file, it looks something like this:

<aside>
<h3>Sidebar here</h3>
<p>Etiam ullam corper lorem dapibus velit suscipit ultrices. </p>
</aside>

The footer.php File

If you have a simple HTML website, you may only have your footer information left to transfer over. Other sites are a bit more complicated. Regardless, it’s not a bad idea to end with the footer modification seeing as how it’s one of the core building blocks that make up the WordPress site files.

In the index.html file, find and copy all code after the </aside> (the sidebar) tag.

Again, you may have more content after the sidebar section, but it’s possible for simpler HTML sites, only to have the footer to deal with.

In our example, the footer looks something like this:

</main> <!-- #main -->
</div> <!-- #main-container -->

<div class="footer-container">
<footer class="wrapper">
<p class="footer-credits">© 2020 My Test Site</p>
</footer>
</div>
</body>
</html>

But not so fast. After pasting that footer code into the new footer.php file, add the <?php wp_footer();?> snippet right before the </body> bracket. This helps the footer function properly with WordPress.

You can see an example of the <?php wp_footer();?> code pasted into the footer file below.

</main> <!-- #main -->
</div> <!-- #main-container -->
<div class="footer-container">
<footer class="wrapper">
<p class="footer-credits">© 2020 My Test Site</p>
</footer>
</div>
<?php wp_footer();?>
</body>
</html>

Be sure to save all these new files into your theme folder. For example, after pasting this footer code into the footer.php file, you should click the Save button in your editor and close it.

Now that the basic files are done, close the original index.html file from your HTML website.

Link Your header.php And index.php Files to WordPress

You’ve already added it to the header.php file, but you still need to take additional actions. Essentially, you want to modify the call in the stylesheet from the HTML that’s in there right now to the standard WordPress PHP format.

Back in the header.php file, find the <head> section.

We’re looking for the call for the stylesheet. It looks something like this:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">

Delete this call and replace it with the following:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/style.css" type="text/css" media="all" />

That’s all you have to do to the header.php file. The call for the stylesheet is now working with the WordPress format, not HTML.

Go ahead and save and close the header.php file.

Next, open the index.php file (not the index.html file you were using before, but the new index.php file).

At this time, the index.php file is empty.

Take the following code and copy and paste it into the new index.php file. Leave the space between the first two lines. That’s there for a reason, which you’ll see soon.

These lines act as calls to your other site files, including header.php, sidebar.php, and footer.php.

<?php get_header(); ?>

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>

The open space on the second line is reserved for what we call The Loop, or a dynamic process in WordPress that runs in the background for adding new posts to your site. Essentially, it’s letting WordPress know that more content is yet to come and that it should use The Loop to add that content. Learn more about The Loop here.

To add The Loop, paste the following code in the space you left in the index.php file before (right under <?php get_header(); ?>).

<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
<article class="<?php post_class(); ?>" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
<h2 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
<?php if ( !is_page() ):?>
<section class="entry-meta">
<p>Posted on <?php the_date();?> by <?php the_author();?></p>
</section>
<?php endif; ?>
<section class="entry-content">
<?php the_content(); ?>
</section>
<section class="entry-meta"><?php if ( count( get_the_category() ) ) : ?>
<span class="category-links">
Posted under: <?php echo get_the_category_list( ', ' ); ?>
</span>
<?php endif; ?></section>
</article>
<?php endwhile; ?>

The result should look like this:

<?php get_header(); ?>
<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
<article class="<?php post_class(); ?>" id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
<h2 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
<?php if ( !is_page() ):?>
<section class="entry-meta">
<p>Posted on <?php the_date();?> by <?php the_author();?></p>
</section>
<?php endif; ?>
<section class="entry-content">
<?php the_content(); ?>
</section>
<section class="entry-meta"><?php if ( count( get_the_category() ) ) : ?>
<span class="category-links">
Posted under: <?php echo get_the_category_list( ', ' ); ?>
</span>
<?php endif; ?></section>
</article>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>

Go ahead and save the index.php file. You can also close the file now.

With that done, a WordPress theme based on your original HTML website is ready to upload into WordPress.

Upload the New Theme to WordPress

The last step is to upload the theme to your WordPress site. One option is to simply zip the site folder and upload it into the WordPress Theme section without adding a screenshot of your site for reference.

Although your theme still works the same way without a reference screenshot, we recommend creating a screenshot so that it’s easier for you to organize your themes and understand which one is actually active on your website.

By screenshot, we mean the little preview that appears for all themes installed on your WordPress dashboard. Even the ones that are not active have screenshots. It’s a requirement to have a screenshot if you plan on uploading your theme to the WordPress Theme Library.

The Themes panel in WordPress

The Themes panel in WordPress

You may not be publicly uploading your theme, but a screenshot helps with your own theme management. As you can see, it’s rather difficult to tell what the theme looks like if there’s no screenshot preview available. The Twenty Seventeen Child theme doesn’t have a screenshot, so it’s just a blank picture. It could confuse many in the future.

To add a screenshot, open the old HTML site in a browser and grab a screenshot of the homepage with whatever clipping tool or screenshot software you have available.

Open your favorite image editing software and crop the screenshot to 880×660 pixels. This will ensure that the screenshot isn’t stretched or disproportionate when added to WordPress.

Save the edited version of the screenshot to your new theme folder. It doesn’t have to go in any special folder – just place it right in the theme folder next to the other files like header.php and footer.php.

Screenshot in the theme folder

Screenshot in the theme folder

Now, you have two options for uploading the new WordPress theme to WordPress.

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The first is by dragging those files into the wp-content/themes folder via FTP. If you follow this route, there’s no need to zip the file. Simply use an FTP client like FileZilla and drag the regular folder into the wp-content/themes folder.

The other option is to upload a zipped version into the WordPress dashboard.

To begin, compress the entire theme folder into a zip file.

Next, in the WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes.

Going to the Themes panel in WordPress

Going to the Themes panel in WordPress

Click on the Add New button.

Adding a new theme in WordPress

Adding a new theme in WordPress

Select the Upload Theme button.

Uploading a theme in WordPress

Uploading a theme in WordPress

Click on Choose File and search for the zipped file on your computer. Select the file so that it shows up on the WordPress dashboard.

Choose the theme file to upload

Choose the theme file to upload

Click Install Now to process the file into WordPress.

Install the theme after it's uploaded

Install the theme after it’s uploaded

WordPress should tell you that the package is being installed and that it gets installed successfully.

Click the Activate button to finish the job.

Activate the theme after its installation

Activate the theme after its installation

Now the theme, with its screenshot, appears in the Themes list as the Active theme. You can go to the frontend of your WordPress site to now view a WordPress version of your original HTML website.

The new theme appears in the dashboard

The new theme appears in the dashboard

Keep in mind that no HTML to WordPress conversion is the same. You may find that yours is a bit more complex than what we just walked through. In general, several other actions need to be taken to get an exact duplicate of your HTML website.

For instance, you’ll have to add widget areas and comments and even adjust your blog title and description so that they’re modifiable in WordPress.

Much manual work goes into changing an HTML site to a WordPress site, and you may find that some changes are only possible with a little CSS markup.

Also, this tutorial has nothing to do with adding content like posts and images. This can be done manually by uploading images into the Media Library and adjusting elements like the URL structures.

Some plugins are out there for automating content importation, but most of them aren’t up-to-date with the new WordPress versions. Therefore, we suggest you maybe try them out to see if they work for you, but you shouldn’t expect much.

Converting HTML to WordPress via a Child Theme

This is debatably one of the easiest methods for converting an entire HTML website into a WordPress site. It works by using any of the already existent free WordPress themes online, so you can choose your favorite and combine that with your HTML site’s design.

Overall, you’re using the already created WordPress theme as a parent theme. Then, the HTML website gets converted to work with WordPress and linked to the parent theme as a child theme. If you have questions about parent and child themes, please read our guide on the topic here.

As a quick explanation, the parent theme manages your site’s functionality while the child theme is built on top of the parent theme. The parent theme could technically stand on its own, but the child theme cannot. Therefore, we’re using the child theme to modify the parent theme’s design while retaining the powerful functionality that’s already provided in the parent theme.

Here’s how to go about converting from HTML to WordPress via a child theme.

Choose a Parent Theme

The first course of action is to select a theme you like. The theme you decide on will function as your parent theme, and you’ll use it as the foundation of your website’s design.

Ideally, you’ll locate a theme that’s already close in design to the look and feel of your old HTML site. Another option is to utilize a WordPress framework or starter theme, seeing how both types of themes are already used for design foundations.

For instance, a quality starter theme is the Twenty Twenty theme or any of the default WordPress starter themes named after the year they were made. We recommend going back in the years (Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Seventeen, etc.) to see if any of them match your HTML site’s design any better.

We’ll go with the Twenty Seventeen theme for this tutorial due to its cleanliness and ability to match many simple HTML web designs.

Regardless, all of these themes serve as wonderful starting points.

To begin, install the theme on your WordPress website.

Activating a WordPress theme

Activating a WordPress theme

You can activate the theme if you’d like, but you’ll activate a new child theme later and only use the starter theme as a basis for the design.

Make a New Folder

All WordPress themes require folders to store your site files. Therefore, you must make a new folder for the child theme being created from the HTML site.

We recommend naming the folder after your parent theme and adding “-child” at the end of the folder name.

For instance, we’ll call the folder “twentyseventeen-child” in this case.

Child theme folder for HTML to WordPress

Child theme folder for HTML to WordPress

Overall, any name will do, as long as you can remember the folder’s name and you don’t add any spaces to it.

Configure Your Style Sheet

All child themes require style sheets that go into the theme folder.

Therefore, make a text document and name it style.css. Save it in the theme folder and include the following code into that text file:

/*
 Theme Name:   Twenty Seventeen Child
 Theme URI:    http://examplesite.com/twenty-seventeen-child/
 Description:  Twenty Seventeen Child Theme
 Author:       Jane Doe
 Author URI:   http://examplesite.com
 Template:     twentyseventeen
 Version:      1.0.0
 License:      GNU General Public License v2 or later
 License URI:  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
 Tags:         light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
 Text Domain:  twenty-seventeen-child
*/

Be sure to replace the elements that are custom to your site. You’ll potentially need to modify things like the Theme Name, Theme URI, Author, Template, and some other elements to ensure it matches your own file names. It’s similar to some of the steps in the section above called “Manually Converting an Entire HTML Site to WordPress,” explaining what each row means.

The most important is the Template tag. This should be named after the parent theme so that the child theme functions properly.

Make a functions.php File

If you were to just use the style sheet for the site, and activate the child theme, an HTML site without any styling would be available. However, we also want to add styling to the child theme to make it look the way we want it to.

All styling is going to be pulled from the parent theme.

Therefore, a functions.php file is needed to inherit the styles from the parent into the child theme.

Create a file called functions.php in your theme folder.

The functions.php file for HTML to WordPress

The functions.php file for HTML to WordPress

To activate the file, add an opening PHP tag, along with code that asks WordPress to use styling from the parent theme:

<?php
function child_theme_enqueue_styles() {

    $parent_style = 'parent-style';

    wp_enqueue_style( $parent_style, get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style',
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css',
        array( $parent_style ),
        wp_get_theme()->get('Version')
    );
}
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'child_theme_enqueue_styles' );

Another benefit of this bit of code is that it allows you to adjust the website design with your child theme.

Turn On the New Child Theme

Now it’s time to activate the child theme.

One way to activate the child theme is to add the folder to the wp/content/themes file in your WordPress files. This would be done by using an FTP/SFTP client.

You can also zip the folder and upload the theme under Appearance > Themes > Add New.

Adding a child theme in WordPress

Adding a child theme in WordPress

Select the Upload Theme button.

Uploading a child theme in WordPress

Uploading a child theme in WordPress

Click Choose File and locate the zip file for the child theme on your computer.

Choosing the child theme to upload

Choosing the child theme to upload

Once uploaded, click the Install Now button.

Installing the child theme

Installing the child theme

Click the Activate button.

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Activating the child theme

Activating the child theme

You should now see the Twenty Seventeen Child Theme (or whatever theme you used) activated as your primary theme.

Theme details in the WordPress dashboard

Theme details in the WordPress dashboard

Regardless of the method you use to activate the child theme, your WordPress website should mirror your parent theme. In other words, it’s an exact duplicate of the parent theme.

Note: It’s possible to add a screenshot to your new theme instead of having no preview at all. We cover how to add a screenshot to the theme in one of the previous sections called ” Manually Converting an Entire HTML Site to WordPress.”

Add HTML Files

The goal is to make a site that resembles your original HTML website, not the parent theme.

Therefore, the final step involves you copying your HTML website content to your new WordPress website. Most of the time, you’ll have to walk through these steps manually. We’ve mentioned this before, but there are a few plugins that automate the process of transferring content. However, those plugins aren’t up-to-date with the newer WordPress versions, so use them at your own risk.

What’s An HTML to WordPress Converter? (And What Are the Options?)

An HTML to WordPress converter takes the steps covered above and either simplify them or completes the task for you entirely. You might consider an HTML to WordPress converter tool if you don’t have the time or experience to make the conversion manually.

Converters come in many different styles, but it’s important to remember that not all of them are reasonable alternatives to manually walking through the HTML to WordPress conversion process.

Converters are offered in the following forms:

  • Third-party software converters, both online and locally.
  • WordPress plugins.
  • Actual human developers.

When looking at the conversion options, the third-party software/apps appear reasonable for simple jobs. You’re able to take a zip file of your website’s HTML files and upload them to the converter. Most of the third-party tools available function as online apps, so you simply open them in your browser and click on the Upload button.

We like these apps for less complicated conversions. If you have a basic HTML website and want to run it on WordPress, this may do the trick, but a smooth transition isn’t guaranteed.

As for WordPress plugins that convert HTML for WordPress, you’ll have a tough time locating plugins that take an entire HTML website and convert the files for WordPress. There were a few plugins available, but none of them are updated to work with the newer versions of WordPress, and you don’t want to use an outdated plugin.

However, a few plugins provide the features needed for basic file uploads that may make it easier than an FTP transfer or messing with your hosting account’s backend. Overall, many of the plugins only allow individual file uploads, so it’s not the greatest route for massive website conversion.

We consider the last method (actual human developers) a form of HTML to WordPress converter because it definitely automates the process for you by asking for expert help and having a person complete the job. Overall, hiring a human developer to convert your HTML website offers the lowest chance of you encountering problems, and you have someone to speak with if something goes wrong.

The Best HTML to WordPress Converter Plugin Options and Other Tools

As mentioned, HTML to WordPress converters come in many different configurations. You’re not going to find many designated WordPress plugins that aren’t either outdated or not working anymore. However, we do have some favorite converter plugins that complete smaller conversion tasks, along with web apps and human development options that come in handy for more advanced HTML to WordPress conversion jobs.

Pros and Cons of Using an Automated HTML to WordPress Converter Plugin or App

An automated HTML to WordPress converter sounds like a blessing to some, but it’s not always the best solution. Take a look at the pros and cons below before committing to an app or plugin that’s made for duplicating or converting HTML.

Pros

  • It cuts out the need to make your own new website files, often generating them for you.
  • Many of the converters give you options to break up HTML elements and choose which ones will go into the right files for WordPress.
  • You can make a theme from old HTML and use that on multiple websites.
  • Some tools only require a URL to make a new website or theme.
  • Other tools offer options to duplicate a website you don’t own, providing a starting point for a design you enjoy.

Cons

  • You’re often still left with manual work for transferring over content like blog posts and photos.
  • You’ll most likely have to figure out transferring links from the old site manually.
  • These converters aren’t always kept up-to-date. One of the best converters was a WordPress plugin, but we didn’t suggest it in this article since the developer no longer maintains it.
  • You may find that some of the web app converters can’t handle jobs with larger files.

Now that you have a grasp on the benefits and downsides of automated HTML converters, let’s take a look at our favorite automated converter apps and plugins below.

WP Site Importer

Although the WP Site Importer tool extracts and imports all sorts of content and files from older or third-party websites, you can bet that one of those elements involves HTML. In short, the WP Site Importer enables you to turn any site into a WordPress one, pulling content like images, menus, and pages from the HTML site and site files. WP Site Importer fixes broken links so that you don’t have to adjust them or add new ones manually. It even retains the SEO information built up from the previous site, including meta descriptions and keywords.

WP Site Importer

WP Site Importer

The importer saves you time and money by cutting out a developer’s costs and making this HTML and content conversion more of a one-click process. What’s more, is that it cleans out your HTML, cleansing and reformatting the source HTML. This makes your HTML files more compatible with WordPress and shows Google that you’re working with clean code, in turn boosting your SEO.

The WP Site Importer tool functions as a direct WordPress plugin, so you can download the plugin and activate its features right from the dashboard.

WP All Import

WP All Import

WP All Import

The WP All Import plugin is one of the fastest and easiest tools available for uploading XML files containing HTML data. Overall, the plugin allows you to migrate content from a previous website or a potential demo website built with simple HTML or some HTML files that you would like to duplicate and bring over to the new website WordPress.

The conversion happens within a matter of four steps, and you gain access to a beautiful drag-and-drop interface for managing your conversions and imports. What’s also interesting about the WP All Import plugin is that it handles URL imports from external websites. Therefore, you don’t even have to have a password or control over a site to transfer over those few files and potentially render elements in WordPress from that site.

A full website conversion may prove daunting with this plugin, but it’s worth a shot, especially if it’s a simple HTML file. What’s more, is that the plugin supports HTML conversions for elements like WooCommerce products and WordPress pages. A premium version is available for more advanced features, most notably the premium customer support that allows you to ask for help when making these conversions.

HTMLtoWordPress.io

HTMLtoWordPress.io

HTMLtoWordPress.io

The HTMLtoWordPress.io online app is one of the more popular solutions for converting an HTML file to WordPress. What’s exciting about the HTMLtoWordPress.io tool is that it primarily offers conversions for full websites, websites built with HTML.

All you have to do is pull up the homepage and upload your HTML zip file for quick conversion. The web app fully automates converting from HTML to WordPress, so there are no coding skills required or any reason to mess with an FTP Client.

You also get to view a full preview of your new WordPress site before completing the process and publishing it on the internet. The content and images from your site also get retained for the new WordPress website. They are editable through the Simple Live Editor app, and it’s supposed to reference those images, along with JavaScript and CSS, with no problems. Overall, it looks like a solid solution if you have one or several HTML websites in need of converting. As a bonus, you can add classes to your HTML to utilize advanced WordPress features.

Pinegrow Theme Converter for WordPress

The Pinegrow Theme Converter is a unique web design tool for taking an HTML website folder and instantly converting it into a complete WordPress theme. The theme converter uploads your files and presents a preview of the WordPress site in a visual interface. Following the upload, you can click different elements on the pages and assign smart actions to each item. These integrate with WordPress, so while you’re assigning actions, it adds the right WordPress features to your custom HTML structure and styling.

Pinegrow Theme Converter

Pinegrow Theme Converter

Once you’ve decided on the desired actions and saved the files, Pinegrow has an option for exporting the project into standard WordPress PHP files, which can be uploaded to a regular WordPress installation to test it out in real life. Besides, the content importing system ensures that you successfully transfer over the media elements like images and videos.

We especially enjoy the features that let you go back into Pinegrow and make edits. All you have to do is click on the Update button and send the new version to your WordPress theme without any advanced coding changes or adjusting the website in WordPress.

This is not a plugin. In fact, no WordPress plugins are used in turning the HTML file into a WordPress theme. Pinegrow comes as downloadable software in Mac, Windows, and Linux versions. From the beautiful visual editor to the immediate updating feature, the Pinegro software looks like one of the best options for converting a full HTML website into a WordPress theme.

Jekyll

Jekyll

Jekyll

Jekyll is a free HTML to WordPress converter that functions by changing plain text files into real websites. The project is hosted on Github as a free download. It presents the opportunity to cut out the need for databases and comment moderation instead of focusing on transferring your content and transferring/converting files with HTML, CSS, and markdown.

An interesting part about Jekyll is that it caters to blog-oriented HTML designs, compiling the content settings for pages, posts, and permalinks to migrate your blog and retain, or create, custom layouts and categories and plenty of other items.

You can install the Jekyll converter on macOS, Ubuntu, Windows, and even other Linux operating systems. All in all, Jekyll is a volunteer project with various resources like themes, plugins, and guides to test your knowledge and help you turn an HTML design into something special.

We particularly like the integrations with eCommerce tools like MemberSpace and form apps like Getform. The list of integrations is a long one, but it’s a true testament to how much potential you have with your website after making the HTML to WordPress conversion.

Theme Matcher

Theme Matcher converter for HTML to WordPress

Theme Matcher converter for HTML to WordPress

Theme Matcher is not so much an HTML file converter but an extractor of HTML files from third-party websites. It generates full-fledged WordPress themes after you paste in a URL from your personal site or from an HTML site you don’t own.

The idea behind this type of converter and theme generator is to either take one of your own HTML sites and turn it into a complete WordPress website or to make a theme that’s based on a design you’ve noticed elsewhere online.

Preview of Theme Matcher

Preview of Theme Matcher

For instance, you could navigate to your favorite online store and decide that you’d like to start your design with that formatting and structure. The Theme Matcher generates a completely new theme for your site, which obviously needs changing due to copyright issues, but it serves as a wonderful place to begin.

The process works by copying and pasting a site URL into the Theme Matcher field. Ask it to create a theme for you and select the website’s layout to convert into WordPress content. Much of the HTML to WordPress conversion goes on in the background here, and it’s important to identify those WordPress content areas to make it as close to a real WordPress theme as possible. Finally, you can download the theme and upload it to your WordPress CMS.

If your HTML site isn’t currently live, and you can’t paste in a URL, the Theme Matcher provides a way to upload a zip file of your HTML page to then walk through the same process.

Import Into Blog

ImporttoBlog.io

ImportIntoBlog.com HTML to WordPress Converter

The Import Into Blog website is an online app that grabs the HTML and other files from your live website to convert it into a WordPress site. Several options are available, such as creating a downloadable XML file to load on your WordPress site. You may also consider downloading the final result as a WordPress theme to upload to WordPress and see the completed website.

Automatic site recovery is available with the ImportIntoBlog tool. Not to mention, all internal links get rewritten so that they go to the right pages on your new website. The vast majority of site content is discovered automatically, and you can customize the look and style of the theme before exporting it. In general, the tool works best with static HTML files or a URL. It manages CSS files and Javascript and allows you to figure out the complete story behind your website and make it function properly.

HTML to WordPress Converter

HTML to WordPress converter app

HTML to WordPress converter app

The HTML to WordPress Converter is another solution that takes an HTML website and transforms it into a WordPress theme.
There’s one field to paste in a website URL and click on a Generate Theme button. You choose the content and sidebar areas for WordPress so that your pages and posts end up in the right locations, and you’re pulling the exact necessary data from the previous HTML website. It appears that all of your content should make the transfer over. However, you may have to double-check with your photos and other media elements and complete the occasional upload through WordPress.

This produces a theme and not a complete website. You need to activate your own WordPress site and host it elsewhere. You download the theme from this tool, a theme that looks exactly like the HTML website from before. Keep in mind that some elements won’t work as you originally had them, but it does a wonderful job of maintaining the structure and formatting of your site from our tests.

Apparently, the developers of the HTML to WordPress Converter tool also provide free CSS tweaks if something doesn’t come out the way you wanted it.

PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser

PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser tool

PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser tool

The PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser completes a necessary process when uploading an HTML file to WordPress. The Parser steps in as a way to locate, extract, and change any HTML elements on your website or in an HTML file. This way, you can identify errors, fix them before converting them to a WordPress site, or even use the tool to modify the HTML items that exist on your current WordPress website.

This is a free download from the SourceForge website, so you can check out reviews and ask for support if necessary.

Hiring a Real Person

Acclaim human conversion service - HTML to WordPress

Acclaim HTML to WordPress conversion service

WP Geeks, WP Online Support, and Acclaim provide reasonably-priced HTML to WordPress conversion services for those who either don’t want to mess with completing a conversion themselves or one of the automated tools from above fails to produce solid results. The reason a human converter makes so much sense sometimes is that you could end up saving time and money on the process, especially if it’s an easy job that you simply don’t have the knowledge to complete.

Partnering with a real developer means that you don’t have to utilize any of your own technical skills – or lack of technical skills – to render a new website from the HTML files. The job is delegated to people who know what they’re doing, and it’s far more likely that you’ll be able to find the right help and ask questions and make requests when compared to a web app that might have some developers who could assist you.

Not to mention, this allows you to request which feature you’d like to maintain on the new website, and it’s almost a guarantee that the website actions will actually transfer over and function like they should. Hiring a human HTML to WordPress converter isn’t always in the budget, but it’s worth a thought if you’re running into trouble and you have a little cash to spend.

How to Convert HTML to WordPress with an Automated App or Plugin

If you have questions about using one of the previously listed automated HTML to WordPress converters, here’s an example with the WP Site Importer. This is one of the more reputable solutions, and it’s a third-party WordPress plugin that brings together many of the features from other automated HTML to WordPress converters.

To begin, download, install, and activate the WP Site Importer plugin to your WordPress dashboard. You must download the zip file from the developer’s website and sign up for the free trial. There are also premium plans to consider. Click here if you have any questions about installing a WordPress plugin.

The WP Site Importer plugin offers a collection of import tools for single pages and posts, along with full websites and the additional elements required to complete the job, like image localization and internal link modification.

For this example, we’ll walk through most of the features, starting with a single HTML page. In the WordPress dashboard, go to Site Importer > Import Single Page.

Importing single HTML to a WordPress page

Importing single HTML to a WordPress page

The vast majority of default settings in the plugin are ready to go, meaning you typically don’t have to change anything. Unless, of course, you would like to tweak things like importing a page as a post, or removing featured images. Feel free to scroll through all of the plugin settings to ensure they fit your needs.

All you have to do for single-page imports is paste in the URL for the plugin to scan.

Note: File uploads are only available for multi-page conversions.

The import page wizard

The import page wizard

Click on the Import Page button to proceed.

Click the "Import page" button

Click the “Import page” button

The plugin tells you what was successful and provides several links to preview the new WordPress pages and edit them if need be.

Click the 'Preview' link

Click the ‘Preview’ link

You’ll also want to transfer any menus on the static HTML website.

Go to Site Importer > Import Menus for that.

Importing Menus into WordPress

Importing Menus into WordPress

Importing a menu is similar to the file conversion since it asks for the URL. You can also set elements like the menu density and the minimum menu size.

Click on Identify Menu to proceed.

The 'Import Menu Wizard' panel

The ‘Import Menu Wizard’ panel

Each menu item now appears on a list. You should also see multiple menus if you had more than one on your HTML site.

Check the menus you’d like to import and give each of them a name. Click on the Import Menu button.

Importing a menu

Importing a menu

With the WordPress menu imports, you still have to configure the menu location.

In the dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Menus.

Name and create a menu and save it to WordPress. You should already see the imported menu if everything worked as planned.

Save the imported menu

Save the imported menu

Click the Manage Locations tab and find the imported menu in the dropdown. You should place that new menu in the menu location of your choosing.

Be sure to Save Changes when you’re done.

Change the menu location if needed

Change the menu location if needed

Another part of importing an HTML site to WordPress is localizing the images. To complete this process, go to Site Importer > Localize Images.

Localize images for HTML to WordPress conversion

Localize images for HTML to WordPress conversion

All the default settings for the image localization are typically fine to use.

Click the Next button.

Hit the 'Next' button to get started

Hit the ‘Next’ button to get started

You’ll see a list of the images being transferred over from the previous website.

Select the ones you want to localize and click the Next button.

See all the imported images

See all the imported images

Within seconds, the plugin adds each image to your WordPress Media Library, giving them all URLs on the new website. You can go to the Media Library to ensure this transition occurred.

The final product of localized images

The final product of localized images

Another part of an HTML conversion involves updating your internal links. All website transfers typically result in broken links and problems with the URL structures.

We need to fix these, so go to Site Importer > Update Internal Links to get started.

Update internal links thoroughly

Update internal links thoroughly

The following page explains how the older links will get replaced with versions of the new website domain, adding sub-directories for a fluid user experience that resides on the WordPress site’s URL.

All you have to do is click on the button to Update Links. The plugin does all the conversions for you.

Click the 'Update Links' button

Click the ‘Update Links’ button

If you plan on converting an entire HTML website (as opposed to one page,) navigate to the Import Multiple Pages tab under the Site Importer menu.

This is also a wonderful option for those interested in uploading local site files instead of copying in a live URL.

Import multiple pages at once

Import multiple pages at once

The Multiple Pages Wizard has fields to paste in a URL and upload website HTML files.

Choose whichever is best for your job.

Enter the URL to scan for import

Enter the URL to scan for import

As the HTML site is converted and imported, you’ll see a list of URLs pulled into your WordPress website. You can remove some of the pages from the import if you don’t need them. You also have options for importing to posts, setting them as unpublished, and including the featured image.

The 'Import Multiple Pages Wizard'

The ‘Import Multiple Pages Wizard’

The final step reveals the full list of webpages converted from the HTML site into your WordPress system. You can now click on the Edit or Preview button for each page to continue customizing your website.

All the pages imported and ready

All the pages imported and ready

Remember, a conversion like this doesn’t mean you’ll immediately see the exact design from your HTML website. You may have to import a stylesheet or even custom code the website or pages yourself.

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Summary

Moving from HTML to WordPress requires a bit of work. But it’s worth the challenge. An HTML to WordPress upload can also help less involved tasks, like verifying your site ownership or implementing a simple HTML module.

The possibilities are plentiful when it comes to HTML file uploads and conversions. Just remember that you can typically complete much of the work with an automated HTML converter. After that, there’s most likely going to be manual work involved, but with the combination of the right tools and knowledge, you can duplicate almost any HTML website you want!

If you have any questions about uploading HTML files to WordPress or converting HTML to WordPress websites, let us know in the comments section below.

How to Create & Verify a PayPal Account in India [The Definitive Guide]

Having a PayPal account is like a peace of mind if you work online.

Being a blogger myself, I preferably choose PayPal for most of my online transactions. 

Whether you are a blogger, freelancer, or anyone looking forward to starting an online business, a PayPal account is one of the most important things you will ever need. 

You may also interested in knowing;

When you start working online, you will need some sort of facility that helps you send and receive online payment, globally.

Though, you can easily do online payments by using your debit card or credit card.

What about receiving international payments? 

To start receiving online payments, you will have to take the help of services like PayPal.

Moreover, a PayPal account may help you to scale your business to a level that you have never imagined. 

So in this post, we will be sharing how to create & verify a PayPal account and all the information you will need to get started with PayPal.

Let’s dive in.  

how to create & verify paypal account

What is PayPal?

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems that let you send and receive online payments anywhere in the world, your way.

Easy setup, world-class fraud and seller protection tools, invoicing and much more, PayPal has got you covered with everything.

That is why there are 346M active customer accounts in over 200 countries who pay with PayPal.

paypal stats

PayPal allows you to make payments to your suppliers in over 100 currencies to more than 200 markets, locally and globally.

Apart from online payments, PayPal’s invoicing is really helpful that facilitates you creating and sending invoices with ease to get paid with PayPal and major credit cards.


Why Do you Need a PayPal Account?

Are you a blogger, freelancer, or any online entrepreneurs? 

If yes, then you will certainly need a PayPal account as this is the most widely used platform for online payments both home and abroad.

That being said, PayPal can open new doors for your business.

PayPal is the safer and easier way to pay as you don’t need to expose your account numbers or card details everywhere you shop. 

Simply, link your debit/credit card or bank account to your PayPal account once and quickly check out in a few clicks.

Furthermore, accepting PayPal on your site may attract more buyers from different parts of the world. 

Buyers will be more confident as they will not be required to share their financial information. 

And for sellers also, PayPal is like peace of mind as their advanced technologies will help make processing payments safer for you.

paypal benefits

So, what are you waiting for? Get a PayPal account created for your business today. 


PayPal Registration Requirements

To get started with PayPal, you will need three things. 

paypal registration

1. Email ID

First is your email address that will be treated as your Paypal account.

2. Bank Account

Next, you will need an active bank account to which all the funds will be withdrawn.

3. PAN Card

Lastly, a PAN card is must to get verified for receiving international payments.


How to Create a PayPal Account?

Creating a PayPal account is a simple task and can be done within a few minutes. Here is a step by step guide on creating a PayPal account.

Step 1: Click on this link to visit the PayPal website and simply choose the sign up option.

paypal signup

Step 2: Next you need to select an account type (Individual account or Business account).

paypal account type

Go with the Business account that will facilitate you receiving and sending payments and click the Next button. 

You will see a screen like this;

paypal business account type

Choose the appropriate options from the list and go ahead.

Step 3: Enter your email address and password. This email address will be treated as your PayPal account.

paypal email address

Step 4: Describe your business, select an appropriate purpose code, enter PAN card number, and other details.

paypal business description

Step 5: Then you will have to provide more detail about you and your business that includes your name, address, and phone number. 

Finally, hit the Agree and Continue button.

So this is how you can create a PayPal account.

But that’s not all. To start accepting payments and watch your business grow, you will have to complete your business setup.

Now, let’s see how to do that.


How to Verify a PayPal Account?

Once you are done with the signup process, you will be navigated to a screen that looks like this;

paypal account verification

Email Address Verification

So, the first and foremost thing you need to do to verify your PayPal account is to confirm your email address which is a part of the registration process to ensure that you are the rightful owner to receive payments.

This can be simply done by clicking the “Get Started Now” button in the welcome mail received from the PayPal team. 

paypal activation mail

Linking & Verifying Bank Account 

The next important step is linking and verifying your bank account so that you can withdraw your funds from PayPal to your linked bank account.

To link your bank account, go to the “Money” section from the top menu and select “link a new bank account” 

or go to the Financial Information section of your PayPal account.

paypal financial information link bank

Enter the bank details, and hit the “Link Your Bank” button.

paypal link bank account

After linking your bank account to your PayPal account, you will have to verify your bank account. 

Once you are done with linking your bank account, you will receive 2 small deposits (each between 1.01 and 1.50 INR) within 6 business days to your bank account.

So to verify your bank account, choose your bank account and click Confirm.

Enter the exact amounts you received and click Confirm.

Complete Online Verification

Next, you need to provide or confirm your identity to start accepting international payments immediately.

paypal confirm your identity

Here, simply enter your PAN number and submit.

Upload your Identity Documents

Finally, you will have to upload your identity documents for verification to start accepting local payments.

paypal proof of identity

Here, you will need to upload your PAN card and one supporting document issued by the government.


How to Link Your Debit/Credit Card with Paypal?

Linking a debit card or credit card to your PayPal account is a faster way of paying without sharing your financial information. 

To link a debit/credit card with PayPal – go to Money section from the top menu and select “link a new card”,  

or go to the Financial Information section of your PayPal account, click “Link a new card”, 

paypal financial information link a card

Then enter your card number, card type, expiration date, security code, and hit the “Link Card” button.

paypal link card

It’s as simple as that.


How to Withdraw funds from Paypal to Bank Account?

As per Indian rules and regulations, all your funds will be withdrawn to your local bank account number automatically on a daily basis.

If you have added more than one bank account to your PayPal account then you can select your preferred bank account for the automatic transfers.

Moreover, you can also withdraw your funds manually.

Quick Notes:

1. Funds withdrawals will typically take 1 business day or longer depending on your bank’s clearing process.

2. The minimum amount for manual withdrawals is 500 INR.

3. If the withdrawal fails due to incorrect bank information, your funds will return to your PayPal account and a return fee of 250 INR may apply in this case.

5. Once you requested for a withdrawal, it cannot be cancelled. 


PayPal Account Types and Their Purposes

PayPal offers two types of accounts. Either you can opt for an Individual account or Business account.

Here are the differences between these two.

1. Individual Account

An individual account will facilitate you sending payments only.

  • Pay for your shopping worldwide
  • 24/7 protection from online and card fraud

2. Business Account

A business account will let you receive and send payments.

  • Suitable for individuals, sellers, freelancers and businesses who want to receive payments 
  • Receive and send payments home and abroad
  • To start receiving local INR payments, you will require KYC
  • No set-up or maintenance fees

Signing up for both accounts is free. So you can choose an account type that fits your needs.

Furthermore you are also allowed to downgrade (business to individual) and upgrade (individual to business) your account.

To change your Individual account into a Business account is very simple.

1. Go to Settings

2. Click Upgrade to a Business account.

3. Provide your business details and click the “Agree and Continue” button

In case, you want to change your PayPal India Business account to an Individual account you will need to contact the PayPal team.

Just make sure, you are logged in to your account to make this request for your account safety. Provide all the details of the account type change while contacting them. They will let you know once the account type is changed.


PayPal Transaction fees

First things first – There’s no fee to sign up for a PayPal account.

Withdrawing funds: 

You will not be charged any fee while withdrawing funds to Indian bank account. In case the withdrawal fails, there’ll be a withdrawal return fee.

Goods and services – Purchase payments:

There’s no fee for purchasing goods or services as well. That being said, a currency conversion fee may apply.

If you receive payments for selling goods or services, a fee will be incurred. Learn more about the fees for getting paid.

For more details about fees, please refer to PayPal User Agreement.


FAQs 

What is PayPal?

PayPal is an all-in-one business account for online payments used by 346M active customer accounts in over 200 countries.

Is a PayPal account free?

Yes, setting up a PayPal account is completely free.

Is there a monthly fee for PayPal?

No, there are no monthly fees or charges for using PayPal. 

How to create a PayPal account?

To create a PayPal account, all you need to sign up on PayPal by selecting an account type (Individual account or Business account), provide your email address, business details, and you are done with creating your PayPal account.

How to verify a PayPal account?

First, you will have to confirm your email address, link a bank account to get eligible for fund withdrawals, complete online verification to start accepting international payments, and upload your identity documents to start accepting local payments.

Do you need a bank account for PayPal?

Yes, you will need a bank account that will facilitate fund withdrawals from your PayPal account to your linked bank account.

How can I withdraw money from PayPal?

Due to India’s regulation, your PayPal balance will be transferred to your bank account automatically. Furthermore, you are also allowed to withdraw manually.

Is there a minimum amount for PayPal?

Yes, you will need a minimum of 500 INR for manual withdrawals.

How to check what PayPal account type I have?

To check what PayPal account type you have, go to your profile, select the account settings tab, and here you will see your account type. 

How to cancel a PayPal account?

To cancel a PayPal account, access your account settings under your profile where you will see a close account option, next to ‘Account type’.


Conclusion

I hope this post got you covered with everything you wanted to know about creating and verifying a PayPal account.

So create your free PayPal account today and open your business to the world. 

If you still got any questions related to PayPal, let us know in the comment section.

And if you found this post helpful, do share it over social media platforms.

how to create & verify paypal account

How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners in 2021 [Including Our Case Study of $10K/Mo Blog]

Are you looking for a one-stop guide on how to make money blogging for beginners in 2021? 

Have you ever wondered how few bloggers make thousands of dollars every month?

You’ve come to the right place.

If you think blogging is just a hobby, you should think again. Blogging is a serious business.

Did you know that we made more than $140,000 in the last year from the blog you’re reading right now?

If done right, blogging can help you make huge money. 

But keep one thing in mind: blogging is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It took us almost 10 years to build a blog that generates $10,000+ per month. If you’re in a hurry, you should look elsewhere as it takes some time to build a money-making blog.

And… if you’re looking for an in-depth guide on how to make money from blogging, this one’s for you.

Here’s what you’ll discover in this detailed make money blogging guide for 2021.

  • Last 2 years earning reports of our blog
  • Our premium eBook sales along with the Razorpay Instamojo payout screenshots
  • Semrush latest earning screenshots (Semrush is our biggest revenue source)
  • Proven ways to make money blogging in 2021 even if you’re a beginner 
  • Pros and cons of each monetization strategy and more

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started without much ado.

How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners in 2021?

how to make money blogging for beginners

How We Built a $10,000 Per Month Blog?

The blog you’re reading makes over $10,000 per month.

Most of our blog’s income comes from affiliate marketing. 

In 2019, we made over $128,000 and in 2020, we generated more than $140,000 from BloggersPassion alone.

Here’s the earning report with a monthly breakdown of our earnings for the last 2 years.

bp earnings new

Quick note: We get our payments (be it affiliate commissions or eBook sales) from various ways such as Paypal, bank account, Razorpay, and more. That’s why showing our overall earnings in the spreadsheets where we log everything. We’ll also try to include as many real-time earning reports as possible below.

Let’s start with Semrush.

Here’s the total revenue we generated so far from the Semrush affiliate program.

semrush new earnings

As you can see above, we made over $313,000 from selling just ONE product i.e Semrush.

In fact, Semrush is one of the biggest reasons why we earn $10,000+ per month from BloggersPassion.

Here are the earning reports from Razorpay.

razorpay sales

Razorpay is the payment gateway we used to sell our premium eBooks. As you can see above, we generated around 4.41 lakhs in Indian rupees from this platform selling our eBooks.

Apart from Razorpay, we also used Instamojo to sell our eBooks.

Here’s the earning report of Instamojo.

instamojo sales

As you can see, we generated over 120,000 INR from the Instamojo platform selling our eBooks.

Apart from these two platforms (Razorpay and Instamojo), we had received $1000+ directly into our Paypal account (from the International audience).

Here’s the earning report from Bluehost

bluehost bp sales new

As you can see above, we generated more than $50,000 from the Bluehost affiliate program.

Earnings from affiliate networks

impact sales new

As you can see above, from the Impact affiliate network, we generated over 360,000 INR (which includes various web host commissions such as HostGator).

So there you go. We shared with you all the latest earning reports for BloggersPassion and some PROVEN ways on how to make money blogging for beginners 🙂

Without wasting much time, we’ll now jump into the details of how you can make some REAL money from blogging as a beginner in 2021 and beyond.

10 PROVEN Ways on How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

Although there are a ton of ways to make money blogging but as a beginner, we’d recommend you to focus on the following monetization strategies as they work like a charm.

1. Affiliate Marketing 

Hands down affiliate marketing is the best way to earn passive income from blogging. The majority of the income we earn from BloggersPassion comes from selling affiliate products. It’s the ultimate way to make money blogging as a beginner.

How much can you earn from affiliate marketing?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to affiliate marketing earnings.

We already mentioned our Semrush earning reports, for those who missed them, here’s it again.

semrush new earnings

See that?

$313,000+ and counting. That too from just one affiliate product.

Isn’t it insane?

It’s not just me, but there are also successful affiliate marketers such as Ryan Robinson, who reported over $23,000 in affiliate revenue in November 2020.

ryan earning new

That’s the power of affiliate marketing. If done right, you can make money even while you sleep.

There are a ton of affiliate programs you can pick to promote high-paying products to your target audience. 

We mostly promote the following affiliate products to earn from our blog.

Many bloggers also use the Amazon affiliate program to earn commissions from their blogs. One of the biggest reasons to use Amazon affiliates is that you can find millions of products to promote.

How much can you earn from the Amazon affiliate program?

Your affiliate earnings from Amazon vary from the product category.

Here’s the current Amazon commission structure (ranges from 1% to 10% commission per sale).

amazon commission new

There are bloggers like Nathaniell (who started the blog “One More Cup of Coffee”) who make several thousand dollars a year from the Amazon affiliate program alone.

amazon earning report

As you can see above, he earned nearly $11,000 from Amazon affiliates in the last one year. 

There are also so many people who’re using the Amazon affiliate program to make thousands of dollars. For example, this guy on the Reddit platform claims to have hit $1000/month from Amazon within just six months.

reddit success

If you’ve good content and bring enough traffic from search engines like Google, you can easily build an Amazon affiliate website that generates more than $1000 per month. 

Few resources that can help you with affiliate marketing:

Pros:

  • There’s no need to create a product or service as you can find and promote other vendors’ products for free
  • You can work and make money from anywhere
  • Low upfront cost (all you need is a website or an email list to start promoting your affiliate products)
  • It’s a great passive income source that helps you make money even while you sleep
  • You can help people by promoting useful products that solve their problems and make money while helping (so it’s a win/win approach)
  • Most of the affiliate programs are entirely free to join and offer an instant account setup facility.
  • Some of the affiliate programs such as the Semrush affiliate program offer a “10-year cookie period”. It means you can earn a commission even when someone clicks on your affiliate link and then buys a Semrush subscription plan 10 years later!
  • You’ll get access to banners and ad copies with most affiliate programs to easily promote their products to your audience 

Cons: 

  • The only drawback with affiliate marketing is that it takes a lot of time (at least 1 to 2 years) to start earning a decent income every month ($1000+ per month) from affiliate marketing. If you’re looking for a get quick rich scheme, affiliate marketing is NOT for you.

2. Google AdSense

Google AdSense is one of the best ways to make passive income from blogging. In fact, the majority of the new bloggers (especially from Asian countries like India, Pakistan) launch their blogs to make money from AdSense. 

Google AdSense is an ad publishing network from Google that helps bloggers to earn money and allows publishers to pay for showing their ads. 

Here’s how AdSense works (in simple terms).

Google charges advertisers per each ad click. 

Publishers such as bloggers and website owners get 68% of the click amount (or 51% when it comes to AdSense for search). 

Your AdSense earnings totally depend on the competition and CPC in your industry. Usually, the commission per click can range from $0.20 to $15 and more. You need an AdSense account to start showing ads on your website and earn money from ad clicks. 

How much can you earn from AdSense?

Bloggers like Harsh Agarwal earned more than $50,000 from AdSense alone. 

Have a look;

harsh adsense

Many bloggers earn a few hundred dollars a month if they are getting a minimum of 1000 visitors a day.

As mentioned earlier, your AdSense earnings depend on the competition and CPC of the keywords in your niche. For instance, your average AdSense earnings can be much higher if you’re running a credit cards related website (when compared to a technology site).

Few resources that can help you with Google AdSense:

Pros:

  • Firstly, it’s free to join, and Google creates your ads, so you don’t have to do anything else to attract ads as Google does it automatically
  • You can place ads on multiple sites from a single AdSense account (extremely useful if you’re running multiple niche sites)
  • You can control the ads you show (you can change the text, color, backgrounds, and borders of your AdSense ads to match your website’s design)

Cons:

  • Google can close your AdSense account anytime they want (in case of fraudulent cases such as generating automated traffic, artificially inflating the impressions or clicks, and more)
  • Honestly, AdSense pays you peanuts (even if you generate a ton of traffic or clicks every day, you earn peanuts and your earnings also depend on CPC of keywords)
  • AdSense ads will impact your page loading times which ultimately affects your website’s user experience

3. Selling Digital Products

Do you have any expertise in your industry? Or do you want to sell something directly to the audience? Then, you should definitely try selling digital products.

People love to buy digital products such as eBooks, checklists, themes, plugins, tools, stock photos, swipe files, and so on.

They can be easily downloaded from a smartphone or a desktop and can be used instantly. Thanks to the recent rapid growth of digital marketing, there are so many payment gateways that provide easy access to sell your digital products such as eBooks.

How much can you earn from selling digital products?

We made over $10,000 selling our premium eBooks in the last one year alone.

razorpay sales

The best part? We never sold any of our own products before on BloggersPassion. 2020 is the first-ever year we got into selling our own products and we’re pretty much happy with the profits. 

Similarly, there are so many bloggers and online entrepreneurs who make a ton of money every year selling digital products. 

Helpful resources on creating and selling digital products such as eBooks:

Pros:

  • It’s a great passive income source and you can price your products such as eBooks however you want (there’s no limit on the price tag!)
  • You don’t have to deliver the products physically as they can be downloaded as zip files or PDF files (such as eBooks)
  • There are so many payment gateways like Razorpay that helps you easily accept payments from customers (we’re also using the same gateway to sell our eBooks)
  • You can use Facebook ads to reach new customers to make daily sales

Cons:

  • Possible for piracy as people can buy your products and then distribute them for free on various platforms or forums
  • If you create a product without validating the idea, it can backfire. People may not buy just because you’ve created something for them. Product validation is a must!

4. Make Money Selling Online Courses

The best way to make money blogging in 2021 and beyond is to sell online courses. 

Selling online courses is the most effective way to earn passive income. Unlike affiliate marketing, you don’t have to depend on any service or product vendor as you’re the boss.

There are so many influential bloggers like Brian Dean, Derek Halpern, Ramit Sethi etc earn the majority of their blogging income by selling online courses. 

How much can you earn from selling online courses?

Bryan Harris from Videofruit generated over $220,000 within 10 days after launching his new course.

videofruit online sales

Ramit Sethi often generates millions of dollars selling his online courses. He also shares his secrets and strategies to boost your online courses earnings.

If you’ve expertise in your field and create great online courses that are useful to your target audience, you can earn millions of dollars from online courses. Yes, it does take time to reach to that level but it’s possible.

Helpful resources on creating and selling online courses:

Pros:

  • Easy to use platforms have made online course selling easy (platforms such as WooCommerce, Teachable, Thinkific etc)
  • Great passive income source
  • You’re your own boss and you can change the pricing of your courses anytime you want
  • You can upsell, downsell, or cross-sell any product to boost your online course profits
  • You can establish yourself as an expert by launching online courses

Cons:

  • They are time-consuming and you often need to update your courses with new information
  • You need to build an audience to be able to make huge profits and people should consider you as an authority in your niche (otherwise, it’s hard to convince them to pay for your courses)

5. Offer Consulting 

Did you know that successful online marketers like Brian Clark from CopyBlogger and Laura Roeder from Edgar started their online journey by offering services before launching their online ventures?

Yes, that’s true. If you want a stable income and be seen as an expert in your niche, offer consulting.

How much can you earn as a consultant online?

It depends on your expertise and niche. For instance, fitness consultants get paid according to the brand they build and customers they target. Obviously, you can earn more by targeting customers from the US and Canada (and less in Asia). 

Did you know that SEO experts like Neil Patel charge up to $5,000 just for an hour-long consultation? So there’s no cap on how much you can earn as a consultant. 

Have a look at the following image to see some of the consulting services he offers;

neil consulting

As you can see, he offers a wide range of services ranging from SEO to paid media to content marketing to help brands and he charges A LOT.

Build a personal brand, attract high-paying clients and deliver results – that’s how you keep getting long-lasting customers who pay for your value. 

Few helpful resources: 

Pros:

  • You can add huge value to the companies, brands or people you work with. You can share your expertise to grow their business rapidly.
  • You can work with handpicked people (or brands) you like. You’re your own boss.
  • You can work remotely. You don’t have to attend offline meetings as everything can be done online through emails, Skype or Zoom calls.
  • You often get paid more for every hour you work with your clients. 

Cons:

  • It’s not a passive income source as you need to constantly spend your time to make money. Also, results matter. If your clients are not getting desired results, it’s hard to attract more clients in the long run.

6. Sell Your Own Services

If you’re looking for the fastest way to monetize your blog, offer your services. You can build a portfolio on your website sharing the projects/companies you’ve worked with. That way you can attract high-paying clients.

Here’s a list of  some of the demanding services you can offer from your blog.

  • Freelance writing (such as content writing, editing, ghost writing, guest posting and more)
  • Web design
  • SEO (such as keyword research, paid ads, link building, site audits and more)
  • WordPress installation 
  • Logo design and the list goes on

How much can you earn by offering services?

There are a lot of prolific freelance writers who charge several thousands of dollars per each article they write. Writers like Jon Morrow charged upwards $3000 to $5000 for every blog post he wrote.

Side note: Jon Morrow is NOT writing for anyone as he now built a successful blog called Smart Blogger which generates thousands of dollars each month.

That said, most freelancers earn according to their skills and experience. As a freelancer, you can earn at an average of $50 to $100 per hour which is not bad especially when you’re starting out. 

Helpful resources:

Pros:

  • You can work anywhere, anytime, and for anyone. You can fire clients if you don’t like working with them. 
  • Unlimited potential. There’s no cap on how much you can earn. It depends on skills, how you market yourself, and how you attract high-paying clients.
  • You don’t have to commute anywhere as you can work remotely
  • A better work-life balance and you can stay connected with your family and friends
  • You can also work on your own projects such as a YouTube channel, eCommerce store and grow your income (or you can also create and sell your own products sharing your freelancing experience)

Cons:

  • Your income is directly proportional to the clients you pick. There are a lot of people who don’t pay you even after finishing your projects. So you should know how to deal with your clients. 
  • It’s NOT a passive income source. Your income stops once you stop working. 

7. Sponsored Posts Or Paid Reviews

Sponsored blog posts (or paid reviews) are promotional reviews of the product or service.

They are usually written by the blog  owners (in some cases, companies provide you content for free) and they publish those reviews on their blog in exchange for money with a link back to the advertiser’s website.

You can use platforms like Get Reviewed to find sponsored review opportunities as a publisher. 

Here’s an example of a sponsored post (on the “Quick Sprout” blog).

sponsored ads

How much can you earn from sponsored posts?

Typically most bloggers charge upwards $100 to $1000 for each sponsored post. The money you make from sponsored reviews depends on the niche, your site’s authority and competition.

Pros:

  • You’ll get paid without much work involved as most brands give you both content (that contain reviews about their product) and money.
  • You’ll often get paid fully before you even publish sponsored posts on your blog
  • You’ll have full control over what type of sponsored posts to approve and what to decline as you own the blog
  • Often times, when you’re reviewing a paid product, you can ask for a free trial or free copy (most companies would be happy to provide lifetime licences for free)  

Cons:

  • There’s a risk of people losing trust in your brand if you promote mediocre products or services. So make sure to pick informative and high-quality brands that actually help your audience. 

8. Sell Banner Ads On Your Website

You can use publishing platforms like Ezoic, Adsterra, Taboola etc to find ways to monetize your banner ads. 

Or you can also sell banner ads directly from your website by listing all essential things like your website traffic, domain authority etc to attract other brands to place ads on your site.

How much can you earn from banner ads?

It depends on several factors such as your niche, the authority your website has, the amount of traffic you get and so on. 

At an average, you can expect to earn $50 and more per banner ad depending on the size. If you’re getting huge traffic, you can even charge $500 to $2000 per month for selling banner ads. 

Big publications sites like Forbes charge thousands of dollars for showing ads on their site.

For example, “Capital One” placed this ad on the Forbes homepage, through an ad network:

forbes ads

Useful resources to sell ad space on your website:

Pros:

  • Unlike display ad networks such as AdSense ads, you can control the “banner ads” showing up on your blog or website. You can also remove them if you find them inappropriate to your target audience. 
  • You’ll earn more with banner ads when compared to AdSense
  • If you’re getting enough traffic, you can earn money consistently from banner ads

Cons:

  • Showing inappropriate ads can kill the user experience and if you’re showing a lot of banner ads on your site, it reduces the overall website page loading times.

9. Make Money by Website Flipping

Website flipping is one of the best ways to make money blogging.

Website flipping is where you buy an existing website, improve it, and then sell (or “flip”) it at a higher price. 

It is similar to the real estate market where people will buy a house, renovate it and sell it for a high profit.

website flipping

How much money do you need to start website flipping?

Well, it depends. It can be as cheap as $100. 

Be ready to pay at least 10x to 20x of a website’s monthly revenue.

Let’s say, if you find a website that’s generating $100 a month, you’d need to pay at least $1000 to $2000.

The value of a website depends on several things including;

  • Domain age
  • Backlinks
  • The monthly income it generates
  • The number of visitors it gets in a month
  • Content, design, and more

Obviously, if you find a website with decent earnings with lots of content on it, you’ll need to pay more.

Did you know that we sold one of our website on Flippa for around $35,000?

Have a look;

flippa

See that? Flippa is a great platform to buy and sell websites at a great price.

Where can you find websites to flip?

You can use websites like Flippa to find websites that are making money.

If you’re looking for a premium platform like Flippa to purchase expensive websites or domains, you can also check out “Empire Flippers”.

You can also use Facebook groups to find inexpensive domains or websites for sale.

For instance, there’s a Facebook group called “Flipping Websites” that currently has over 11,000 members.

flip fb

No matter whether you buy a domain or website, just make sure to verify all the things like website owner, email, traffic stats etc before paying any money.

Useful resources on domain and website flipping:

Pros:

  • You can start small. You can buy websites on sites such as Flippa for $100
  • You don’t have to build and grow a blog/website from scratch as you can buy established or high-traffic sites (or domains)
  • You can make 10x or 20x returns if you find the right domains or websites to flip (that too in a short time)


Cons:

  • If you’ve never worked on websites before, you may have a steep learning curve
  • You’ll need to be aware of hidden costs of running a website (if you plan to hold it). Costs such as hosting or outsourcing content, SEO etc can be expensive. 

10. Event Blogging

Event blogging is NOT dead. There are a ton of bloggers who start event blogs to earn huge money in a short time.

Even blogging is where you pick an event and create content only specific to that event. For instance, you can pick the “New year event” and create a blog, start sharing royalty-free images or stock photos to drive traffic from search engines. 

You can then use affiliate links or AdSense ads to generate income from your event blog.

How much can you earn from even blogging?

It depends on the events you choose and the number of blogs you run. Every year, we pay special attention to Black Friday season which comes in November.

We regularly generate $8000 to $10,000 during the Black Friday week. 

Here’s one of the earning reports during the Black Friday sale.

hostgator bf sale

As you can see above, you can earn thousands of dollars from event blogging if you’ve the right strategy.

Few helpful resources around event blogging:

Pros:

  • You can make a lot of money in a short period of time (within a week or month depending on the event)
  • It won’t take as much efforts as building and growing a regular blog
  • A ton of ways to monetize your event blogs and it also helps you diversify your income sources online 

Cons:

  • Event blogs provide you income only during the event (for instance, you can generate Black Friday season affiliate commissions only once a year because the Black Friday week comes only once). The same is the case with other major events like Christmas sales, New Year, and more.
  • There’s huge competition out there. You’ll find event blogs on almost every single topic. To get first page rankings on Google is ONLY possible if you improve your website’s SEO regularly.

How to Start a Blog to Make Money Blogging As A Beginner

So you want to start a blog on WordPress. Although you can use platforms like Blogger to create free blogs but we do NOT recommend it.

Why? If you want to learn how to make money blogging for beginners, be professional from day 1. Use WordPress.

Did you know that WordPress powers 39% of the internet in 2021? 

It’s also the #1 CMS (Content Management System) in the world. WordPress is used by some of the biggest brands like Sony Music, Tech Crunch, The New York Times Company, Mercedes-Benz and many more.

So if you want to build a money-making blog, use WordPress.

You need two things to start a WordPress blog in 2021.

  • Domain name
  • Hosting

We’ll show you a simple 3-step tutorial so you can start a WordPress blog within a few minutes. 

Quick note: We recommend Bluehost for beginners as it’s a reliable web host used by over 2 million people worldwide. It’s also easy to use and extremely affordable. Bluehost is also officially recommended by WordPress itself! 

Step 1: Register a domain name

You need a domain to get started with a blog.

Fortunately, Bluehost offers a free domain for 1 year, so you can only pay for their hosting.

Click here to visit the Bluehost site and click on the “Get Started Now” button to continue.

bluehost bp

As you can see above, you’ll be getting an exclusive offer for BloggersPassion readers and you can get their hosting plans starting at just $2.95 per month.

Once you click on the Get Started Now button, you’ll be taken to their hosting plans which look like this;

bluehost plans

As you can see above, you’ll see 3 pricing plans to choose from.

Pick any of the plans from Bluehost that suits your budget and website needs.

In the next step, you’ll be asked to pick a domain name.

Here’s how it looks like;

new bluehost

As mentioned earlier, it’s FREE to create a new domain with Bluehost or you can also use a domain you already own.

Step 2: Purchase hosting for your blog

Once you’re done with the domain registration, you’ll be then asked to create an account with Bluehost.

Here’s where you need to create an account and finish the payment process.

bluehost account

As you can see above, if you go with the Basic plan, it will only cost you $2.95/mo. That means, for the next 3 years, you’ll be just paying around $106!

Once you’re done with the payment, you’ll get a confirmation email from Bluehost along with your account details.

Step 3: Install WordPress

One good thing about using Bluehost is that Bluehost automatically installs WordPress on your domain when you sign up. 

Just login to your Bluehost account and you’ll find your WordPress site under the ‘My Sites’ tab.

bluehost login

As you can see above, once you log into WordPress, you’ll be taken to the WordPress admin area.

Once you’re in the WordPress admin area, click on the ‘Create Site’ button under ‘My Sites’ tab to get started.

Here’s how it looks like;

bluehost install

Finally, just pick a name for your blog and choose the domain where you want to install WordPress, and the Bluehost WordPress installer will set up your WordPress site within a minute.

wp install

That’s it, you’re done. You’ve successfully installed WordPress on Bluehost and you can start blogging.

Important: If you need any help in installing WordPress on Bluehost, you can contact Bluehost customer support and they will help you. You can also email me at anil@bloggerspassion.com if you need any assistance.

6 Essential Blogging Tools to Make Money Blogging for Beginners [Updated List for 2021]

Blogging is a business. Just like any other serious business, blogging also needs investment.

You need to get access to the right blogging tools if you want to save time, get better results, and make profits. Here’s a handpicked list of 6 of the best blogging tools we’ve used to get massive results.

Note that some of these blogging tools are premium. So we’ll also provide you free alternatives to them. Let’s get started!

1. Semrush: The ONLY SEO Tool You Need!

Semrush is the go-to SEO tool that we use for almost everything including keyword research, competitor analysis, backlink building, on-page optimization, brand monitoring, and the list goes on.

It’s also the world’s #1 SEO tool used by over 6 million people including thousands of big agencies and SEO experts. 

But Semrush is a premium SEO toolkit and it offers 3 pricing packages which are listed below.

  1. Pro starts at $99.95 monthly
  2. Guru starts at $199.95 monthly
  3. Business starts at $399.95 monthly

If you’re wondering about which Semrush plan to go for, check out our detailed post on Semrush pricing plans to find out the suitable pricing package for your SEO needs.

That said, you can also try their Pro plan FREE for 30 days.

Try Semrush 30 Days Free Trial (Worth $119.95)

What if you don’t have money to spend on Semrush?

Semrush is a premium SEO toolkit that costs you at least $120 per month and if you don’t have that budget when starting out, you can try the following SEO tools.

  • Ubersuggest (it has a free version that’s more than enough for most people to perform keyword research, site audits, competitor research, and so on)
  • KWFinder (great for keyword research which gives you 5 keyword lookups in 24 hours)
  • SEO audit from SEO Mastering (a free tool that helps you perform SEO analysis) 
  • Screaming Frog (has a free version that checks for oversized image files, broken links, duplicate pages, and many more)
  • Keywordtool.io (its free version gives you more than 750 keyword suggestions including long-tail keywords)

2. WP Rocket: The #1 WordPress Caching Plugin

Want to speed up your WordPress website to get more traffic and conversions? Then, you should definitely try WP Rocket.

WP Rocket is a premium cache plugin for WordPress and it comes equipped with the most powerful features such as page caching, lazy loading, static file compression and more.

It’s the #1 premium caching plugin used by over 1.4 million websites around the world and we’re also using the same plugin on BloggersPassion for the last couple of years.

WP Rocket comes in 3 pricing packages which are listed below.

  • Single (costs you $49 where you’ll get 1 year of support and updates for 1 website)
  • Plus (costs you $99 where you’ll get 1 year of support and updates for 3 websites)
  • Infinite (costs you $249 where you’ll get 1 year of support and updates for unlimited websites)

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to Grab WP Rocket Now

What if you don’t have money to spend on WP Rocket?

Although WP Rocket is an exceptional caching plugin but it doesn’t come for free. So if you’re looking for a free caching plugin, you can go with W3 Total Cache

W3 total cache improves your website performance and reducing load times by leveraging features like content delivery network (CDN), page caching, browser caching, and more.

3. Rank Math: #1 Optimization Plugin for WordPress

Rank Math is one of my all-time favorite blogging tools because it helps you easily optimize your blog posts for target keywords. If you’re looking to get more traffic from Google, you must install Rank Math SEO plugin.

Rank Math Pro comes in two pricing plans which are;

  1. Pro (costs you $59 per year and you can install their Pro versional on unlimited personal sites)
  2. Business (costs you $199 per year and you can use it on unlimited sites and you will also get support for up to 200 client websites)

Try Rank Math Pro today (comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee) 

You can also check out our in-depth Rank Math SEO review where you can find all the details.

What if you don’t have money to spend on Rank Math?

Rank Math also offers a free version which can be downloaded from here. Although the free version doesn’t offer a lot of features but it is enough for beginners who’re getting started.

Alternatively, you can also check out Yoast SEO free plugin that also helps you optimize your content for target keywords.

4. Elementor: No.1 Page Builder Plugin for WordPress Sites

Your website design plays a key role. Your design is the first thing people will see when they arrive on your site.

Did you know that 38% of website visitors stop browsing a website if it is unattractive?

web design stats

As a blogger, it’s your job to build a website that’s fast and attractive. 

You can hire someone to custom design your website including landing pages but it’s a smart idea to get a page builder plugin like Elementor as it makes it easy to customize your pages however you want.

Elementor Pro only costs $49 and you can get access to amazing features like;

  •  50+ Pro Widgets
  •  300+ Pro Templates
  •  10+ Full Website
  • Template Kits
  •  Theme Builder
  •  Form Builder
  •  WooCommerce Builder
  •  Popup Builder and more

Click Here to Grab Elementor Pro

You can also check out our review of Elementor where you’ll find all the details including its features, pricing, and more.

What if you don’t have money to spend on Elementor?

Elementor offers a free version which can be downloaded from here. Elementor’s free version offers you the following things.

  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Responsive Editing
  • 40+ Basic Widgets
  • 30+ Basic Templates 

5. ConvertKit: An Email Marketing Platform Made for Bloggers

The money is in the email list. 

Whether you know it or not, ROI for email marketing is HUGE (as high as 4400%). That’s $44 for every dollar spent on an email marketing campaign.

email list roi

So if you want to make money blogging in 2021, build an email list from day 1. Here’s where you need an email marketing platform like ConvertKit. It’s the same email software we use at BloggersPassion and it’s a great choice for bloggers and marketers.

Try ConvertKit Free for 14 Days

You can read our in-depth ConvertKit review to find more details along with its features.

What if you don’t have money to spend on ConvertKit?

ConvertKit also has a free plan where you can manage up to 1000 email subscribers for free. 

If you’re looking for other free email marketing platforms, you can also try Mailchimp as it offers a free plan that lets you manage up to 2000 subscribers. 

6. GeneratePress: A Widely Used Lightweight WordPress Theme

GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme that is used by a ton of bloggers worldwide. 

Since it’s a lightweight plugin that’s primarily built with a focus on speed and performance, you will not face any loading time issues. 

If you’re planning to make money from blogging, you should seriously consider investing money in getting a premium WordPress theme like GeneratePress. 

The best part is its premium version costs you just $59 and you can use it on up to 500 websites.

Grab GeneratePress Today

What if you don’t have money to spend on GeneratePress?

If you don’t have money to spend on the premium version, you can grab their free version from here. Although you’ll miss out on the typography, backgrounds, spacing, secondary navigation etc but the free version is an excellent choice for starters.

FAQs | How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

Here’s a list of some of the frequently asked questions on how to make money blogging for beginners in 2021.

How long does it take to make money from your blog?

There’s no certain answer to it. But from our experience, we can safely say that it usually takes 6 to 8 months to start making money from a new blog. It also depends on your niche, monetization strategy, traffic levels, content quality, and more.

What is the best blogging platform to make money?

Self-hosted WordPress is the best blogging platform to make money. The platform is free to use but you just need to grab a domain and web hosting to create your blog or website.

How do beginner blogs make money?

If you’re running a new blog, there are two best ways to monetize your blog. One is through AdSense and other is to offer services such as freelance writing, design and more. If you’re looking for passive income sources, go with affiliate marketing, selling your own products or courses as they work great in the long run.

Is Blogger good for making money?

Although Blogger is a free blogging platform created by Google to start free blogs but it’s not recommended. Unless you’re blogging for fun, don’t opt for Blogger as it doesn’t give you full control over your site. Pick WordPress.org if you’re serious about making money from blogging.

How can I make $1000 a month blogging?

Be prepared to work hard for 1 or 2 years if you want to make $1000 a month from blogging. Remember, blogging is not a get rich quick scheme and don’t fall for overnight success stories.

Create quality content, choose your keywords smartly, drive more search traffic and use proper monetization strategies like affiliate marketing or selling your own stuff – and you’ll be on your way to making $1000/mo from blogging.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Money Blogging for Beginners

Making money from blogging is doable if you’re consistent.

Create great content, pick a profitable niche, and choose the right monetization strategy – these 3 things will help you build a money-making blog in 2021.

Did you know like our detailed guide on how to make money blogging for beginners? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments.

how to make money blogging for beginners

Hostinger Review 2021: Should You Host Your WordPress Site on Hostinger?

Are you looking for an in-depth Hostinger review? Do you want to host your website on a reliable yet affordable web hosting service? You’re in the right place.

Hostinger was established in 2004 and boasts over 29 million users across 178 different countries.

If you’re on a budget and looking for a fast and reliable web host, you should definitely consider Hostinger.

But is it a good web host choice for you in 2021? Let’s find out in this detailed Hostinger hosting review.

Hostinger Review: Is Hostinger A Good Choice for WordPress?

hostinger review 2021

What is Hostinger? What are the features of Hostinger?

Hostinger is an affordable web hosting choice that offers hosting plans starting only at $0.92 per month and offers features like free SSL, domain, SSD storage and more.

Hostinger offers a wide range of web hosting solutions including shared hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting and more at affordable prices.

Here’s Hostinger in numbers:

about hostinger

As you can see above, there are currently;

  • 15k new sites installed on average (on Hostinger)
  • 10k new user signups every day on average
  • 29 million users worldwide use Hostinger products 

Amazing numbers right? 

Here are some of the excellent features of Hostinger WordPress hosting.

  • A free domain name is included
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Access to SSD storage for faster website speeds
  • $150 Google Ads Credits
  • Unlimited bandwidth  
  • Access to managed WordPress that includes seamless WordPress installation and auto-updates
  • Cloudflare protected Nameservers  
  • 24/7/365 support  
  • 99.9% Uptime guarantee 
  • Unlimited databases and FTP accounts
  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • SSH access to secure your remote servers
  • Create up to 100 email addresses for free
  • Free daily backups
  • Free CDN to speed up your site speed globally

So what are you waiting for?

Hostinger Control Panel

Let’s first talk about the Hostinger’s user interface. 

Hostinger doesn’t offer a traditional cPanel as it provides you their own easy to user interface (known it hpanel) which looks like this;

Hostinger Control Panel

As you can see above, you can add, manage or update anything including;

  • Domains (subdomains, redirects)
  • Email accounts
  • Auto responders
  • Databases 
  • Add a website and the list goes on

Looking for a Hostinger coupon code? Use the coupon ANILAGARWAL to get 90% off on their hosting plans.

Speed & Performance

Before we even begin our detailed Hostinger review, it’s a good idea to talk about Hostinger’s speed and performance. That way you will get an idea about how good it is when it comes to performance.

We ran our test site through Pingdom’s tool to see how it would perform in the website speed test.

Have a look at the result;

As you can see above, our test site (although NOT optimized well) loads within one second.

We also tried to discover the website performance using GT Metrix. 

Here are the results.

performance

See that? It performed really well for our test website which is not so optimized well. 

Overall, we’re extremely satisfied with the speed and website performance of Hostinger hosting.

If you’re running a new website or a site that gets decent traffic, Hostinger’s servers can easily handle and perform well in terms of speed and performance. 

But if you’re running a high-traffic website, you should consider their VPS hosting as their VPS servers can easily manage high-traffic sites.

How to Start a WordPress Blog on Hostinger in 4 Simple Steps?

Do you want to know how to start a WordPress blog on Hostinger? Want to learn how to install WordPress in Hostinger? Then, this step by step tutorial is for you. 

If you use our promo code ANILAGARWAL, you’ll get the following discounted rates.

  • Single Shared Hosting $0.92 per month (with 90% discount)
  • Premium Shared Hosting $1.75 per month (with 81% discount)
  • Business Shared Hosting $3.71 per month (with 76% discount)

Now, let’s talk about how to get started with Hostinger.

Step 1: Visit our exclusive link to visit their website. You’ll see the following pricing plans in their shared hosting.

Hostinger’s plans

Step 2: You can pick any hosting plan that suits your budget and website needs. We recommend you go with their Premium shared hosting plan as you can install multiple sites.

But if you’re looking for cheaper options, you can go for their single shared hosting plan.

Here’s how it looks like;

hostinger discounts

Step 3: To get an extra discount, scroll down to find “Have a coupon?” and enter ANILAGARWAL

Here’s how it looks like;

hostinger coupon

As you can see above, you can get their 4 years of hosting for only $44.16.

That’s it, once the payment is done, you’ll get a confirmation email. 

Step 4: Once you’ve created an account with Hostinger, it’s time to install WordPress. With Hostinger, installing WordPress is extremely easy.

Just login to your account and visit the Auto Installer Under “Website” section.

Here’s how it looks like;

Hostinger installer

Once you click on the Auto Installer, it will show you different applications including WordPress.

Have a look;

wordpress hostinger

Simply select the WordPress option and enter the required details and WordPress will be installed on your website and ready to use within a few minutes.

That’s it, you’re done!

Why Use Hostinger Over Other Web Hosts in 2021? Top 5 Benefits

Why should you go for Hostinger web hosting when there are a lot of web hosting choices out there? Here are the top 5 benefits of using hosting from Hostinger in 2021.

1. Cheap Web Hosting Plans (Only $0.92 Per Month)

Millions of people use Hostinger for one MAIN reason: affordable hosting plans. In fact, their hosting plans are extremely cheap compared to their competitors including Bluehost, HostGator, SiteGround and more.

Did you know that you can start a WordPress site on Hostinger hosting platform for just $0.92 per month? That’s how affordable their hosting plans are.

Their single shared hosting plan costs you only $0.92 per month which is ideal for beginners who want to run 1 website with limited 10 GB of SSD storage. You’ll also get enough bandwidth and free SSL certificates with the basic plan.

But if you want to host multiple sites and grab other features like free domain, unlimited bandwidth, etc – you should go for their Premium shared hosting plan which costs you $2.59 per month.

So what are you waiting for?

2. Plenty of Amazing Hosting Features

Hostinger is known to provide incredible hosting features at affordable rates. Here are some of the amazing hosting features you get with Hostinger.

Free domain: The best part about using Hostinger is that you get access to free domain registration. You just need to sign up for the 12, 24 or 48 months hosting plans to be able to grab a free domain for 1 year.

Except for the basic plan, you’ll get a free domain with all the plans. You can also create up to 100 emails for free with their hosting plans. 

SSD storage with all plans: SSD storage enabled web hosts provide you faster website speeds (when compared to those web hosts that use traditional HDD storage devices). Fortunately, Hostinger hosting environment uses SSD-enabled storage servers so you get amazing website speeds.

$150 worth Google Ads credit: With Hostinger hosting, you’ll get access to a free voucher that’s worth $150 which you can use to promote your website on Google Ads. Except the basic plan, you’ll get that $150 Google Ads credit with all the hosting plans from Hostinger.

3. Free Daily Backups

What happens if someone hacks your website and deletes or updates all your data?

Whether you know it or not, thousands of WordPress sites get hacked every single day. 

Although you can use and implement several WordPress security tips, it’s always a better idea to backup your site.

You can use premium plugins like Vaultpress but it’s an extra cost if you’re just getting started. So always go for a web host that offers you free backups so you don’t have to worry about accidental data loss. 

Did you know that you’ll get access to free backups with all the hosting plans from Hostinger? Yes, Hostinger offers free backups with all their hosting plans.

You get access to free weekly backups with the basic plans. If you want to get access to free DAILY backups, you should go for their Business Shared Hosting plan that costs you $3.99 per month. 

4. Security Options

When you’re choosing a web host, find out how secure their servers are. If the web host is not equipped with a bullet-proof security environment and firewall system, your website might get hacked easily.

Hostinger offers a wide range of security features to safeguard your site from security threats.

Here’s how the security features look from the dashboard.

hostinger security

As you can see above, just with a single click, you can enable or install those security features on your website.

Here are the security features offered by Hostinger.

WebArx: It’s a popular security platform that protects websites from plugin vulnerabilities. This lightweight web application firewall identifies plugin vulnerabilities and blocks malicious attacks with virtual patches.

It’s completely free to install when you’re using Hostinger and you can install it from the dashboard with one click.

LiteSpeed: It is a widely used web server software that increases performance with LiteSpeed’s advanced cache-engine. It features things like a load balancer, cache solutions, and more to improve the server performance.

You’ll get access to LiteSpeed HTTP/3 solutions free of cost with Hostinger and you can install them from the dashboard with one click. 

SSL Certificates: SSL certificates are mandatory for security reasons and they also help you with better search rankings as Google prefers HTTPS-enabled sites.

You can easily encrypt your website data with the SSL certificates provided by Hostinger and you can install them with a click. 

Cloudflare CDN: If you want to speed up your website and protect it against DDoS attacks, you must need a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

Although a free CDN ($9.95 value) is included only with the Business shared hosting plan from Hostinger but you can purchase it no matter what plan you choose for only $9.95 (lifetime).

5. Hostinger Support Options

When it comes to picking a web host, it’s extremely important to find out how good or bad their customer support assistance is.

We had a terrible experience with HostGator (a few years ago our sites were hosted on HostGator) as their customer support is pathetic. 

Since then, we always recommended those web hosts that actually care about their customers.

When it comes to Hostinger, their customer support is good. They provide you a dedicated support team that works 24/7.

support

To see how Hostinger customer support would respond, we contacted them via the live chat option.

They responded within 2 minutes (which is great considering their hosting pricing).

support help hostinger

And yea… their customer support team will also install SSL certificates for free if you’re having issues.

But the only downside is, they provide only 24/7 Live Chat Support and email support. So you don’t get access to a dedicated phone support if you want to talk to their customer support team through the phone. 

That being said, their live chat support is really good and fast – so you might not face any difficulties in solving your hosting related queries or issues.

They also have a huge knowledge base where you’ll find a ton of information you need around using their hosting. You’ll find everything from the website builder, domain issues, and many more.

hostinger tutorials

Loving our Hostinger review? Then, why not start your own blog or website using Hostinger?

Start your WordPress blog on Hostinger (and get their hosting at 90% off!)

Hosting Hosting Plans: Pricing Explained (Exclusive 90% Discount!)

Hostinger offers several hosting solutions including shared, VPS, WordPress, cloud and more. In this section, let’s talk about their popular hosting plans including shared, cloud and VPS along with pricing and features.

Hostinger Shared Hosting Pricing 

Hostinger offers the following 3 pricing plans in their shared hosting.

Quick note: We’ve tied up with Hostinger to provide you an exclusive discount on their hosting plans so you get an extra 7% discount when compared to other websites.

1. Single shared hosting: If you’re just getting started, this is the best shared hosting plan from Hostinger as it only costs you $0.92 per month (use our coupon code ANILAGARWAL at checkout) and gives you access to the following features. 

  • Install 1 Website
  • Access to 10 GB SSD Storage
  • Manage Up to ~10,000 Visits Monthly
  • Access to 1 Email Account 
  • Access to 100 GB Bandwidth
  • Free SSL

2. Premium shared hosting: Do you want to install multiple websites on a single hosting account? Then, this plan is for you as it costs you $1.75 per month (use our coupon code ANILAGARWAL at checkout) and gives you access to the following features. 

  • Manage Up to 100 Websites
  • Access to 20 GB SSD Storage
  • Manage Up to ~25,000 Visits Monthly
  • Access to 100 Email Accounts
  • Access to Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Access to Free SSL
  • Access to free domain

3. Business shared hosting: If you want better performance and hosting features along with a free CDN, free daily backups, you should go with this plan. It costs you $3.71 per month (use our coupon code ANILAGARWAL at checkout) and gives you the following features. 

  • Manage Up to 100 Websites
  • Access to 100 GB SSD Storage
  • Manage Up to ~100,000 Visits Monthly
  • Access to 100 Email Accounts
  • Access to Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Access to Free SSL
  • Access to Free domain
  • Access to Free daily backups and CDN

Ready to use their shared hosting? Click on the below link to sign up for Hostinger.

Hostinger VPS Hosting Pricing

Hostinger offers cheap cloud VPS hosting plans with the highest virtual server reliability and superior website performance. Here are the various VPS hosting packages available in Hostinger.

VPS 1: This plan costs you just $3.95 per month where you’ll get 1 GB RAM, 20 GB SSD disk space, 1 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

VPS 2: This plan costs you just $8.95 per month where you’ll get 2 GB RAM, 40 GB SSD disk space, 2 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

VPS 3: This plan costs you just $12.95 per month where you’ll get 3 GB RAM, 60 GB SSD disk space, 3 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

VPS 4: This plan costs you just $15.95 per month where you’ll get 4 GB RAM, 80 GB SSD disk space, 4 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

VPS 5: This plan costs you just $23.95 per month where you’ll get 6 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD disk space, 6 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

VPS 6: This plan costs you just $38.99 per month where you’ll get 8 GB RAM, 160 GB SSD disk space, 8 TB bandwidth along with dedicated IP and full root access.

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to try VPS hosting from Hostinger

Hostinger Cloud Hosting Pricing

If you’re looking for 4x more speed, you should sign up for cloud hosting solutions from Hostinger. Hostinger currently offers the following cloud hosting plans.

1. Cloud Startup: This is the best plan if you’re looking for an affordable cloud hosting plan from Hostinger as it costs you $9.99 per month and gives you the following features.

  • 300 Websites
  • 100 GB SSD Storage
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • Free Email  
  • Free SSL ($11.95 value)  
  • Free Domain ($8.99 value) 
  • Free CDN ($9.95 value)  
  • Daily Backups ($11.40 value) 
  • Unlimited Bandwidth & Unlimited Databases
  • Dedicated Resources & Dedicated IP Address 
  • Free Migration 
  • Managed WordPress & WordPress Acceleration
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee 
  • Multiple Data Centers in 7 Countries

2. Cloud Professional: This cloud hosting plan from Hostinger costs you $18.99 per month which gives you the following features.

  • 300 Websites
  • 140 GB SSD Storage
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • Free Email  
  • Free SSL ($11.95 value)  
  • Free Domain ($8.99 value) 
  • Free CDN ($9.95 value)  
  • Daily Backups ($11.40 value) 
  • Unlimited Bandwidth & Unlimited Databases
  • Dedicated Resources & Dedicated IP Address 
  • Free Migration 
  • Managed WordPress & WordPress Acceleration
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee 
  • Multiple Data Centers in 7 Countries

3. Cloud Global: This plan is powered by Google Cloud and it costs you $56.99 per month which gives you the following features. 

  • 300 Websites
  • 200 GB SSD Storage
  • 16GB RAM
  • 8 CPU Cores
  • Free Email  
  • Free SSL ($11.95 value)  
  • Free Domain ($8.99 value) 
  • Free CDN ($9.95 value)  
  • Daily Backups ($11.40 value) 
  • Unlimited Bandwidth & Unlimited Databases
  • Dedicated Resources & Dedicated IP Address 
  • Free Migration 
  • Managed WordPress & WordPress Acceleration
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee 
  • Multiple Data Centers in 7 Countries

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to try Hostinger’s cloud hosting

Hostinger Domain Review

Whether you know it or not, Hostinger offers a free domain name with premium and business hosting plans. 

Usually, a professional domain name costs you anywhere around $10 to $20 a year – so you’ll be saving all those bucks when you purchase hosting from Hostinger.

If you’re just looking to purchase domains, then Hostinger is a great choice as it offers domains at affordable prices.

Here are the various prices of the domains if you use Hostinger to purchase.

  • .com costs you $8.99 per year
  • .online costs you $0.99 per year
  • .xyz costs you $0.99 per year
  • .link costs you $1.99 per year
  • .live costs you $3.50 per year
  • .digital costs you $3.49 per year

You can also transfer your existing domains from other domain registrars to Hostinger.

You can use their Domain Checker for free to search for available domains. 

hostinger domain checker

Their free domain checker tool also shows you various available TLDs domains in case your desired domain name is already taken.

Here are some of the reasons to use Hostinger for domain purchases.

  • Cheaper domains and renewal rates when compared to its competitors
  • Hostinger is a part of an elite ICANN accredited domain registrars community
  • Free domain privacy protection with all the domains hosted on Hostinger

Hostinger Pros & Cons

This Hostinger review will be incomplete without listing its pros and cons. So let’s find out its limitations and strengths. 

Pros:

  • 24/7 customer support in 20+ languages (offers live chat support 24/7 to existing customers)
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Check Website Traffic: Use These 10 FREE Tools to Find Traffic Of ANY Website in the World [Updated List]

Check Website Traffic: Use These 10 FREE Tools to Find Traffic Of ANY Website in the World [Updated List]


Website Traffic Estimator Tools
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Product Name: Traffic Estimator Tools

Summary

Estimating traffic of a website can help you with so many things including analysing a site for their best performing posts to money making posts. Here’s a list of few incredible free tools you can use to check traffic of any website in the world.

Are you looking for the little known ways to spy on the traffic of competitors websites? Do you want to know how much traffic a top blog in your niche gets? If yes, you’re in the right place.

Checking website traffic of your competitors is an effective way to find out what’s working and what’s not working on any niche.

You can’t build a profitable blog without actually increasing your traffic. Knowing your competitors traffic sources can help you come up with new ideas that you never thought of.

What is Website Traffic?

Website traffic refers to users who visit a website. The main traffic channels for any website are organic, email, social media, referral, paid ads, and direct traffic.

Website traffic is often measured in “sessions”, also known as visits in traffic checker tools like Google Analytics. Your website traffic is determined by the number of people visiting your website pages. Visits, page views, clicks are all part of the “website traffic”.

If you want to see your own website traffic, you can use various tools like Google analytics, Monster Insights etc but if you want to check other people’s blog traffic you have to use some tools. Today, I’m going to share a few effective tools to find website traffic report of any of your competitor website for FREE.

Why check website traffic of your competitors?

You may ask, why do I even need to find website traffic of my competitors? Here are few benefits of estimating traffic or unique monthly visitors of your competitor websites.

  • You can get estimated monthly or daily sessions any of your competitor website is getting.
  • You’ll know top traffic keywords. You can target the same set of keywords to drive more search traffic to your own website.
  • You will know the traffic breakup of any website (How much traffic is coming from different sources like Organic, Social, Direct and Referral)
  • You can know any website engagement details (Like Bounce Rate, Page Views Per Visit and Time Spent etc)
  • Creating “suitable content” for your audience becomes easy

What Statistics to Consider When Checking Website Traffic?

So what data should you consider while checking traffic of any website (including yours)?

Here are some of the most important website traffic statistics you should pay attention to.

  • Organic search traffic: Whenever you spying on your competitors’ traffic, make sure to find how much organic search traffic they get as it’s the #1 traffic source that converts really well.
  • Unique visitors: While checking website traffic, it’s important for you to focus on how many unique visitors a website gets. Unique Visitors are the individually-counted users of a website.
  • Top-performing pages: While checking website traffic, you should always find out the top pages by looking at their backlinks, social shares, and overall traffic. This gives you an idea of what type of content is working well in your niche.
  • Other traffic sources: This data reveals how a website is generating traffic from multiple channels such as search engines, social media, referrals, and more.
    Top-performing pages:
  • Bounce rate: It is an extremely important metric that measures the percent of sessions where the user loads the page and immediately exits without performing any action.
  • Dwell time: Dwell time tells you the amount of time someone spends on a page from the search results before returning back to the SERPs (Search Engine Results Page).

Although you can’t find all the above statistics using free website checker tools but you can certainly get a better idea from premium SEO tools like Semrush.

How to Check Traffic on Your Own Website?

The best way to check your own website traffic is to use Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a free web analytics service that helps you analyze your website traffic and visitor behavior. Using Google Analytics, you can find a ton of things including;

  • Get real-time data (see how many people are viewing your site and what pages they are viewing)
  • Find your top-performing posts
  • Find your website’s dwell time (average time spent on your website pages)
  • Find overall users, sessions, and average time
  • Traffic sources (including paid, organic, social media, email, and others)
  • Bounce rate etc. of individuals using the site
  • And the list goes on

Here’s how Google Analytics data looks like;

traffic stats

As you can see, you can easily find the total users who visited your site along with other details like bounce rate, session duration, active users, and so on.

You can also find your traffic sources along with the countries where your audience is coming from.

traffic channels

As you can see above, you can find your website traffic channels and find out whether your site is getting traffic from Google, social media, or other channels.

If you are looking for different tools to check website traffic for free, don’t skip this post, let’s find out those tools now.

10 Incredible Tools To Check Website Traffic For Free Online

How to check website traffic free

Here is the ultimate list of tools that you can use to check website traffic of your competitors or any website of your choice for completely free. Let’s dive into the details without much ado.

1. Semrush


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Semrush is the first tool I use to get the website traffic report of any site including my competitor site. It is accurate and provides a nearest level of visitor count of the website you want to spy.

Whether you know it or not, Semrush is the best recommended tool by most SEO experts. If you want to estimate the accurate traffic of any website, use Semrush. It not only helps you view website traffic but it gives you a list of all the keywords that are helping your competitors to grow their search traffic.

Use This Link to get a 30 Days Free Trial of Semrush (worth $119.95)

How to find website traffic using Semrush?

If you have a Semrush account just log in to the dashboard and enter the website URL of the site whose visitor count you want to know. Then you get the result like something shown below which not only tells you other website traffic but also gives you a breakdown of any paid traffic they are driving to their site via programs like adwords.

find website traffic

You can also use Semrush to find the right kind of affiliate products to promote to increase your income, come up with the high performing keywords to boost your overall website organic traffic, check and analyze the backlinks of any site and many more.

Great Semrush Deal for BloggersPassion Readers

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If you want to read a detailed and unbiased review of Semrush, please click on this link. You will find a lot of information on how to use Semrush to overtake your competitors no matter what your niche is.

How to take advantage of this deal: Since I am offering you a 30 days of Free Semrush usage, you can now check website traffic online for free and know how much traffic which website is getting. Apart from that, if you yourself have a website, you can spy on your competitor traffic, see what backlinks they make, what profitable keywords they rank for and use them for your advantage. You can do that repeatedly for 30 days and get enough data to work on for free!

2. Serpstat


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Serpstat is one of the best competitor research tools which is also a great (and affordable) alternative to premium tools like Semrush because their pricing plans start just at $69 per month.

This tool can also be used as a blog traffic checker as it provides you “Domain Analysis” feature which gives you all the details of any website or domain (including your competitors websites).

Here’s how it works;

Once you’re on the Serpstat dashboard, enter any domain or URL that you want to estimate the website traffic and the tool instantly takes you their Domain Analytics section which gives you all the data.

Here’s how it looks like;

serpstat domain analysis

As you can see above, we took an example of Backlinko.com and Serpstat domain analytics tool is giving us all the important data for that website including;

  • organic visibility
  • SE traffic (the traffic coming from search engines like Google)
  • organic keywords (along with new, lost, improved and declined keyword rankings)
  • along with keyword positions, search volume, CPC and so on

The above website traffic report is more than enough for anyone to easily estimate traffic of any website in the world.

So what are you waiting for? Go give a try to Serpstat today.

A good new for Bloggers Passion readers

We’ve partnered up with Serpstat to provide you a 7 days free trial which you grab using the following link.

Here’s how the 7 days free trial looks like (you’ll need to enter our promo code “bloggerspassion” without quotes to get it free for 7 days).

7 days free trial serpstat

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Read: Serpstat Review with 7 Days Free Trial

3. SpyFu


spyfu

SpyFu is a powerful SEO tool which is not only useful for website traffic analysis but also for finding the most profitable keywords and ads for paid and organic search. It exposes the search marketing secret formula of your competitors with ease.

It is a well designed SEO tool packed with metrics and features specifically geared toward sales, online marketing and digital advertising.

spyfu traffic estimation tool

Read: SpyFu Review: Is It Best Tool for Competitor Analysis?

Here are some of its notable features of SpyFu:

  • You can easily check website traffic with accurate data.
  • If you’re into Adwords campaigns, this is a must have tool.
  • It helps in tracking your keyword rankings. You can monitor your paid and SEO rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo.
  • It helps in eliminating bad keywords.
  • You can improve your ranks by tapping into your competitors’ keyword strategies.

All in all, SpyFu is one of the best tools to check website traffic with ease. It is also useful for growing your search traffic and tracking your keyword positions on Google search results.

4. Similar Web


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After Semrush, I highly recommend you to check out Similar Web to estimate the traffic of any site worldwide.

Similar web is the fantastic way of checking any website traffic for free. You just have to go to their website and type in your desired website name to find out the traffic levels of the site.

It not only provides you the most competitive insights about any site but also gives you ranking insights for any website.

You will not only get the traffic stats of any website, but you will also get the details of how many pageviews it is getting, how much time every visitor is spending, referrals, bounce rate, social influence etc. you will get almost all the results. That’s fantastic information you could get from a free website traffic checking tool, right?

Here’s the screenshot of Bloggers Passion, though the results are not so accurate, but I still liked their data and the precise information that they got in some cases.

traffic report

The above screenshot gives you a detailed list of the monthly visits a site gets along with the estimated monthly site visits and the average time a user spends, total number of pageviews and the bounce rate of a site. You can use similar web to know the daily unique visitor count of someone else’s website and even the top destination sites which is no other than the sites people visit after landing on your test site.

Pretty detailed information offered by a free traffic checker tool, right?

5. Ubersuggest SEO Analyzer


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Ubersuggest is the #1 free keyword research tool. The best part about using Ubersuggest is, you can estimate traffic of any website.

You can use Site Audit feature from Ubersuggest to check others website traffic.

Just visit their site, go to Site Audit section and enter any domain name that you want to find traffic.

Here’s how it looks like;

ubersuggest data
As you can see above, it gives you “organic monthly traffic” including;

  • On-page SEO score
  • Organic keywords that are sending your competitors the most amount of traffic

The good thing about using Site Audit feature from Ubersuggest to check your competitors traffic is the “organic monthly traffic” data is almost accurate. If you want, you can enter your own website and check the result!

6. SE Ranking


SE Ranking

If you’re looking for free website traffic estimator tools, SE Ranking is definitely the best tool for you to estimate traffic of any website.

It also provides accurate (not exactly though) traffic data. Just enter any domain (or website’s URL) and click on the Analyze button to find the organic and paid traffic of that particular website.

Here’s how it looks like;

se ranking data

As you can see above, it gives you useful data including;

  • Organic traffic
  • Organic keywords
  • Estimated traffic cost and so on

7. Alexa.Com


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One of the best website traffic checker sites is Alexa. I know you are very much familiar about Alexa, after all, we all love to see Alexa rank each and everyday right?

Do you know that by using Alexa, you can check any website traffic for free? Yes, it is possible to find any website traffic using Alexa search box. In fact, this is the first method newbies use to know the details of other blogs including average on-page time, bounce rate and unique visitors per month.

Go to Alexa.com website and enter a website address in the Search Box available.

After entering website address, you will get important metrics like Alexa Traffic rank (Global), Traffic Rank in Specific demographics like for India specific website, Alexa Traffic Rank in India. Apart from Alexa rank, you will see other website traffic numbers like page views, pageviews per user, bounce rate, time on site and search percentage.

You will also get list of top search queries for a website. So these search queries can be considered as best performing keywords for that website. Apart from this, Alexa also act as a free website traffic comparing tool, you can use it to compare your website traffic graph with 4 websites of your choice. Alexa.com will not give any traffic estimates for new or websites with few daily visits.

Alexa is undoubtedly the best website traffic checker tools out there. The data available from Alexa.com is not accurate but you can make your own prediction about the traffic numbers about a website after using this tool.

Here is a screenshot showing traffic numbers for BloggersPassion.com blog:

alexa info

8. Ahrefs


ahrefs

Ahrefs is another trusted website traffic monitoring tool. It is actually much more than that but as for the scope of this tool we will cover the website traffic tracking features of Ahrefs.

Like Semrush, you log in to the dashboard of it and enter the domain that you want to know the traffic details of. I entered BloggersPassion because some of our users wants to know how much traffic we gets and what are our unique visitor estimates etc.

And Ahrefs took no time and handed me the traffic details of BloggersPassion.

See the screenshot below.

bloggerspassion-website-traffic-estimate

You can further dig into the results to know the top traffic pages of BloggersPassion (or any website you enter) and get more traffic details. For this, you can read my Semrush vs Ahrefs article where I have mentioned more ways to use both of the tools to get awesome competitor statistics.

9. SitePrice.org


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SitePrice is originally created to know estimate worth of a website but it also can be useful for finding traffic of any website in the world.

All you need to do is to enter any website’s URL to check its website traffic and you’ll find all the information you need.

Here’s how it looks like;

siteprice

As you can see from the above image, SitePrice is showing details like;

  • Daily unique visitors
  • Daily pageviews
  • Website’s worth (can be seen at the end) along with similar sites to the website we’re estimating the traffic
Quick note: Estimated daily unique visitors count provided on this traffic estimator tool is trying to be estimated using various tools including Alexa, Compete, Google Ad Planner and so on. Yes, the data is not 100% accurate but gives you an idea to estimate traffic of a site.

10. QuantCast.Com


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QuantCast is another popular website traffic checking tool among internet users. Quantcast is a digital advertising company, founded in 2006, that specializes in audience measurement and real-time advertising.

Quantcast is the perfect free website traffic estimator that provides you free direct audience measurement including the traffic, demographics and many more details like their interests etc.

In my testings, I found Quancast consistently shows less visitor count than analytics so I am not sure how accurate it can give traffic stats of a particular website, but it is definitely worth considering.

Note that, a website or blog with a small number of unique visitors will not necessarily display results due to insufficient data. So if your blog or website doesn’t have decent traffic, this tool is of no use for you to measure your website traffic. So you have to again depend on your Google analytics metrics to precisely get your website traffic data. This is a working website traffic checker to estimate traffic.

Here’s how the traffic data from QuantCast website looks like:

quantcast demo

In the above screenshot, the tool is showing you the daily unique visitors a site gets and also showing the graph for every single month. Give this tool a try and you will play with it very often as I do.

Few More Ways to Find Out How Much Traffic A Website Gets in 2021

Let’s talk about some of the other tools (including unconventional ways) to estimate traffic of other sites. Although they are not as helpful as the above mentioned website traffic estimators but helps you find out the traffic for free.

Google AdWords Display Planner

Now Google Ad planner is replaced by Google Display Planner where you can guess what amount of traffic a website gets. Google display planner is the combination of three long time AdWords tools, the Contextual Targeting Tool, Placement Tool, and Google Ad Planner.

Google Display Planner is the most accurate ways to measure a website traffic, after all it is created by SEO gurus in the industry and you will check any website traffic for free using this tool. I would strongly recommend using Google display Planner as a reliable blog traffic checker because whenever I use it, I get accurate results regarding my websites.

This traffic estimating tool from Google will give you important traffic metrics like average number of visits per visitors, average time on site, unique visitors, total pageviews, total unique visitors to a website in month time and broad category for the entered website.

To start using Google display Planner (one of the effective website traffic checker tools) to check traffic to a website, enter the desired website domain name in the “Get ideas and estimates”section’s landing page URL then click on “Get ad group ideas”.

You will now come up with “Available network inventory” impressions that the site you enter. I have analyzed data available from Google display Planner with the traffic details of some websites I own and I find data available from Google Ad Planner very close to my website original traffic numbers.

How to use Google display planner to check website traffic?

Here is a video tutorial demonstrating how to find website traffic of other websites for free (using Keyword Planner).

The above video gives you a summary on how to use AdWords display planner to find golden keywords that not only increase your visibility but also sales. It also gives you the estimate monthly search traffic of any site you are targeting.

BuySellAds.Com

Basically BuySellAds (BSA) is an ad network for selling banner advertisements on our websites and blogs. We will get traffic estimates very close to the actual traffic numbers on a page, the only condition is that website or blog should have buysellads script installed. So we can believe on the data available from BSA.

To check website ranking, the only downside is that we can get estimated page impressions for a website selling advertisement through BSA. To know traffic details about a website, you need to click on the Your Ads here banner pointing to BuySellAds.com website.

Here is a screenshot showing the kind of metrics you will get through BSA.

bsa-traffic-example

The above screenshot gives you insights on seeing a website traffic detailed information including the website unique monthly visitors. A great place to spy on your competitors traffic and find their keywords.

Finding website traffic is never an easy task especially if you are new to blogging world. Here’s where the above list of website traffic estimator tools help you find the accurate details of traffic that a website gets.

The business pages of websites

If you want to check website traffic for free and don’t want to use any tool for that, here are some other website or blog traffic checker formulas that don’t need any paid tools.

In fact, you can directly view their analytics screenshots etc without even letting them know.

The trick is to find business pages of the website like about page, sponsored review request pages or advertise section of a website to check for real traffic a website gets. These are the pages where bloggers mention their website traffic, Since people are honest as far as business is concerned, you can get almost realtime website traffic details here.

One demerit is that not all business pages are updated often and not all websites have this information on their website. So you can try your luck to find the website traffic.

Below is a screenshot from the advertise page of Mashable.com which gives a clear idea of website traffic and traffic breakdown of the site.

view-website-traffic-from-advertise-page

Check for comments and advertise here page

Here’s another handy tip for checking website traffic really quickly. It works almost every single time.

We all know how powerful blog commenting is. Did you know that you can check any website traffic by leaving a comment on their posts? Once you comment on a WordPress blog, your browser redirects you to where your comment will show up.

If you closely observe URL, you’ll see something like this:

comment count check site traffic

The number 108,656 says that you left the 108,656th comment on IncomeDiary.com. This number includes spam comments too. Assume that 75-90% of the comments are spam and now you can get an idea of how many real comments a site has..

If you observe top niche bloggers, you will see that they gave lot many interviews talking about how they built their site and what works for them. But, they will not share how much traffic they get and where it’s coming from.

A lot of people are more open about sharing traffic stats.  You can see this in interviews and archived articles on a blog there you will stumble upon a “blog in review” or “traffic report” post. With the help of those stats, you can start to figure out how much traffic the site is getting today.

However, you can figure out how much traffic a website gets is to go to their Advertising page. Let’s say, if a blog is trying to sell advertising space, they must tell you exactly how many unique views and impressions your ad is going to get every month.

So, this way also you can get monthly traffic estimation of your competitors.

PR News

With PR News, you can predict the number of unique viewers that can read your post of any site or blog.

They have Unique Viewers Estimator where they estimate unique readers of your article without using any plugins, cookies or user IDs. Just enter any domain and their Estimator will tell you how many readers can you expect.

Here are few features of this site.

  • It can predict the number of views your sponsored content can receive on a platform of your choice.
  • It is also helpful for predicting the traffic of any website’s page and it is so effective even on those websites that hide their view counters.
  • This site is also useful if you want to get some PR for your newly launched app, product, website or blog apart from checking any website traffic for free.

FAQs About Website Traffic Estimator Tools 2021

Here are some of the very important questions you must know about website traffic estimator tools to check any website traffic for free in 2021 and beyond.

How can I monitor my website traffic?

The easiest way to check your own website traffic is to use Google Analytics. It is a free website traffic measurement software by Google that will provide you a lot of data including the number of visitors per month, percentage of new users, bounce rate, average session time, traffic channels, and more.

How do I increase my website traffic?

If you’re getting started, you can use Google Ads to get more organic visitors to your site. But if you’re looking for free website traffic channels, you can use techniques like search engine optimization, social media promotion, email marketing, and more to increase your website traffic.

What are the best tools to check website traffic free online?

The following are some of the best tools to check website traffic for free online in 2021 and beyond.

  • Semrush (gives you accurate data)
  • Alexa (free tool but widely popular to estimate the popularity of any site)
  • SimilarWeb (a nice combination of both the above tools where you can also find demographics, user metrics, links and on).
Important note: One of the easiest ways to find accurate results of any website traffic is to through Flippa! Just go to flippa and search your competitors websites on their search box, if they are selling their sites on Flippa, you will get their Google Analytics reports in PDF format. Basically these are the accurate results so that you can easily find out how many monthly visits they are getting, what keywords are bringing them top search results and what’s their bounce rates. So why not try your luck? Check out if their sites are listed on Flippa to find out their website traffic for free.

What is the best way to track visitors to my website?

So far we mostly covered how you can check traffic of your competitors websites but what if you want to track visitors of your own site? Is there any best way to track visitors of your own website? If you want to get detailed insights of your own website, we recommend you to check out the following tools as they all are excellent in website tracking.

  • Google Analytics
  • Crazy Egg
  • Clicky
  • Optimizely
  • Semrush

We highly recommend you to start using Google Analytics (it gives you a tracking code that you can install within your website) if you want to know accurate results of your site. By using Google analytics, you get access to the following things.

  • Number of users (Sessions)
  • Time spent on the site (Avg. Session Duration)
  • The average number of pages viewed (Pages/Sessions)
  • Bounce rate (100% – the user went to one page and closed the site)
  • Your top performing pages and the list goes on

How do I find out how much my website is worth?

You can use tools like SitePrice, Site Worth Traffic, Webuka etc to easily find how much worth a website is in terms of money. Remember that, the website worth is only helpful to know a website’s value but it doesn’t mean you can sell that website for that price (in some cases, even for new sites, some of these tools show millions dollars of worth!).

What are the best SimilarWeb alternative tools online?

If you’re looking for the best SimilarWeb alternative online, we recommend you the following;

  • Semrush
  • Ahrefs
  • Moz
  • Also check out these best SEO tools which are all great alternatives to SimilarWeb

What are the best website traffic generator tools? Are they any good?

Website traffic generator tools, website traffic booster bots, traffic generator bots etc are all allow you to generate random traffic using bots.

Here are some of the best website traffic generator tools;

If you want to build a profitable blog that makes money, you should avoid such website traffic generator tools because you need to bring traffic organically and not by using any of such traffic generating bots and definitely they are of no use.

How accurate are website traffic estimators?

That’s a fantastic question if you’re too keen in using website traffic estimators to check website traffic for free. Most of the traffic estimator tools don’t provide you accurate data (especially the free ones).

Do you know why? They simply don’t invest more time or money in indexing the pages of a website (throughout the web) or updating their databases with latest information. Here’s where premium tools like Semrush, Ahrefs come into play by providing as much accurate information as possible.

In a nutshell, free website traffic estimation tools only give you an idea about how much approximate traffic a site gives (it’s not accurate information) whereas paid tools like Semrush give you accurate data because of their largest and regularly updated databases.

How to find demographics of a website?

If you’re a website traffic junkie like us, you’ll definitely not be satisfied only by knowing the traffic of a website and you’ll go beyond that by finding demographics of a site. If you’re wondering about how to find demographics (statistical data relating to the population of a region or country) of a website, here are few tools that will help you.

  • Semrush
  • Ahrefs
  • Alexa and
  • SimilarWeb

Both Alexa and SimilarWeb give you free access to check demographics of any site. The rest mentioned tools i.e Semrush and Ahrefs are premium tools but give you much more accurate information.

SEO Tools Worth Trying:

Final Thoughts


From now on, use the above tools to check any website traffic for free. I hope the website traffic checker tools mentioned in this detailed article will help you estimate traffic of a website.

I hope you now got the answer to your question “how to check website traffic” from this detailed guide. Don’t rely on just one website traffic checking tool, spend your time on trying out different sites, then find out yourself which is giving you the close numbers.

Though I’m a big fan of Alexa to check any website’s traffic for free, but I use it more for fun to spy on the keywords of my competitors. So, give it a shot and try out all the above mentioned websites to find the website traffic.

This is how I used to check website traffic of any website of my interest. Do you any sites or tools that can be useful in finding the traffic of any website? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

How to Cancel PayPal Payment [+ PayPal Billing Agreement or Automatic Renewal]

Are you wondering how to cancel PayPal payment? 

Well, your search ends here! 

Whether you want to cancel a payment that you have already sent or looking forward to canceling PayPal automatic payments, we have got you covered.

As in this post, we will be sharing all the information you require to cancel PayPal payments.

You may also interested in knowing;

Automatic renewal charges, wrong amount, payment sent to unregistered users, or wrong party, all these scenarios may leave you unhappy.

Fortunately, in some cases, PayPal payments can be canceled easily while certain types of PayPal payments can’t be canceled and you’ll have to ask for a refund from the recipient directly.

Whatever the scenario is, we will be providing all the necessary details that will help you save your fortune!

Let’s dive in.

how to cancel paypal payment

How to Cancel PayPal Payment

First things first – only unclaimed or you can say pending payments in your PayPal account can be canceled.

What does unclaimed or pending payment mean?

Unclaimed payments are those payments that are not redeemed by the recipients.

And till the time recipients have not opened their PayPal account to redeem the payments, these payments will appear as unclaimed and will remain pending in your PayPal account.

So, it does not matter whether you have sent payments to unregistered email addresses and cell phone numbers or if the email and phone have been entered incorrectly, as long as the status of the payments is pending, you’re allowed to cancel the PayPal payments.

Important Notes:   

1. All the pending payments not claimed or accepted by the recipient within 30 calendar days are canceled automatically.

2. Unclaimed payment having the Cancel link next to it can be canceled only.

3. The amount will be returned to the original payment method used.

4. Generally, refunds are processed between 5 to 30 calendar days.

Now, let’s see how to cancel a pending payment on PayPal.

How to Cancel a Pending Paypal Payment

Canceling a pending payment on PayPal is quite easy and can be done in a few simple steps.

Here’s how you can cancel a pending payment on PayPal.

Step 1: Log in to your PayPal account.

Step 2: Go to – activities page of your Paypal account and locate the pending payment you want to cancel.

paypal activities

Step 3: Click on the Cancel payment link.

Step 4: Confirm the same by clicking on the “Cancel Payment” button.

paypal cancel payment

It’s as simple as that.

Now, you must be wondering what about completed payments, right?

How to Cancel a Completed Paypal payment

Completed payments are those for which recipients have already received the money and because of this, you won’t be able to cancel it yourself.

So, to get the refunds for completed payments, you will have to contact the recipient directly and request for the same.

For doing so,  you will have to find the recipient’s contact information, here is how you can do that;

Step 1: Go to – activities page of your PayPal account and filter transaction type by Payments sent. 

paypal sent payments

Step 2: Select the transaction you want reimbursement for.

paypal payment party

Step 3: Locate the recipient’s email and send them a message requesting a refund.

paypal recipient contact information

If you do not get a positive response from the recipient and deny to make a refund of your payment, you can open a dispute in the Resolution Center of your PayPal account that will further help you to resolve your request.

Here, we’re done with knowing how to cancel PayPal payments.

That being said, there is one more concern that we would like to highlight here which is about stop you from getting billed automatically in Paypal.

So, here we go!

How to Cancel PayPal Billing Agreement or Automatic Renewal

Overall, PayPal billing agreement/subscription is a good feature as it may prevent you to lose access to some important services such as domain names.

But, we have come across a few users who signed up for a monthly subscription for some service and did not want to renew. 

They were charged automatically even when they were not intended to do the same.

And this is all happened because they were unable to find the option to cancel the subscription which gets automatically renewed?

So, to help you save your hard-earned money, we will show you how to cancel the pre-approved payments in PayPal.

Step 1: Log in to your PayPal account.

Step 2: Go to your profile settings.

paypal account financial information

Step 3: Select the Set Automatic Payments option under financial information. 

paypal automatic payment setup

You will see a screen showing your pre-approved payments. By default, all the payments will be reflecting on your screen. 

paypal all recurring payments

Step 4: Select active to filter your Paypal subscription list based on the currently active pre-approved payments on your Paypal account.

paypal active recurring payments filter

Step 5: Click on the merchant link to find out all the related recurring payment details.

paypal active recurring payments

Step 6: Click the Cancel link to cancel the PayPal Billing Agreement or Automatic Renewal for that merchant.

paypal recurring payment cancel link

Step 7: Once you click on Cancel, you will see a confirmation box showing that you’re about to cancel the recurring payment plan.

paypal recurring payment cancel confirmation

Select “Yes” to proceed with recurring payment cancellation. 

You have to repeat the last 3 steps for each merchant you want to cancel PayPal recurring Billing Agreement. So, do check out your active list of subscriptions today and cancel if required. 

FAQs

Is it possible to cancel a PayPal payment?

Yes, as far as payment status is unclaimed, you can cancel the PayPal payment.

How to cancel a pending PayPal payment?

To cancel a pending PayPal payment, go to your account activities, select the pending payment you want to cancel, click the cancel link, and finally hit the cancel payment button. 

How to cancel a completed PayPal payment?

Though you can not cancel a completed PayPal payment, you can contact the respective party directly for refunds. Alternatively, you can take the help of the PayPal resolution center.  

How can I cancel a PayPal payment that I’ve already sent to an Indian account?

If the status of the PayPal payment that you have sent to an Indian account is pending, simply locate that payment entry from your activities, click the cancel link next to it, and choose the Cancel Payment option. 

If the status of that PayPal payment has changed to completed then you have the only choice of contacting the person directly. 

How do I request a refund for a subscription I paid for through PayPal and the service I’ve paid for was never sent to me?

To request a refund for a subscription, you will have to connect with the billing team of the company which can be done via email, over the phone, social media, etc.

If you meet their rules and regulations, you will get the refund in the original mode of payment.

What do I do if I send money on PayPal to a wrong email address?

If you have sent money on PayPal to a wrong email address then that payment status will be unclaimed and you can cancel the same in just one click. Furthermore, all the pending payments get canceled within 30 calendar days. 

Can you make monthly payments with PayPal?

Yes, you can make monthly payments with PayPal by setting up automatic payments.

How to cancel a pre-approved payment on PayPal?

To cancel a pre-approved payment on PayPal, go to the automatic payments section of your profile where you will see all your pre-approved payments. Simply select the merchant you want to cancel pre-approved payment for, and click the Cancel link.

Final Thoughts

So, this is all about how to cancel PayPal payments.

Whether you are looking to cancel a pending payment, completed payment, or automatic renewal payment, now you have got our back. 

If you still got any questions related to PayPal payment cancellation, feel free to ask them in the comment section below.

We will give our best to solve them as soon as possible.

how to cancel paypal payment

Neil Patel Net Worth: Top 10 Lessons from Neil’s Online Success

Neil Patel’s net worth is over $30 million. Neil is a self-made millionaire. 

Almost all of his wealth is created from his online ventures such as KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, his consulting gigs, and more.

Forbes says Neil is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. 

Not only that, Neil was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.

So how did Neil put it off at the age of just 35 years? Let’s find out some of the amazing facts about Neil Patel along with the things that contributed to his online success.

Who is Neil Patel?

Neil Patel is an SEO expert and a marketing wizard. He’s a New York Times bestselling author of “Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum”.

neil patel net worth

From speaking at Facebook and Thomson Reuters, Neil Patel has spoken at over 310 conferences and companies around the world.

Neil Patel biography:

  • Neil Patel’s Age: 35 years old
  • Birth Date: 24 April 1985
  • Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
  • Nationality: British
  • Status: Married

Neil Patel in Numbers:

  • His marketing blog NeilPatel.com generates over 4 million visitors per month (51% of them spend money on paid ads)
  • His “Marketing School” podcast generates over 1 million listens per month
  • His YouTube channel about marketing and SEO has over 33 million views and 802,000+ subscribers, 1+ million Facebook fans, and 377,000 Twitter followers.

So are you curious to find what things contributed to Neil Patel’s success? Want to know how Neil Patel net worth was able to go from $0 to $30 million? Let’s find out.

Top 10 Incredible Lessons to Learn from Neil Patel 

neil patel's net worth

1. Mastering SEO can make you a millionaire

Neil Patel is a millionaire. He’s also known as the “SEO Guru”. SEO is the #1 reason Neil Patel net worth is over 30 million dollars.

He launched a ton of successful online ventures like ‘Crazy Egg,’ ‘Hello Bar,’ and ‘KISSmetrics (and sold some of them). 

With his SEO skills, he helped BIG companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP, and Viacom grow their traffic and revenue. Neil Patel has been recognized by the former US President Barack Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age limit of 30 years.

Thanks to his amazing SEO skills.

He also speaks worldwide (so far spoken at over 300 speaking conferences worldwide) on how to bring more traffic and revenues to websites online.

What can we learn from his success? 

‎I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee

What Bruce Lee meant was “specializing in ONE thing” is more powerful than trying 1000 other things.

Neil Patel knew that and became an expert in ONE thing: Search Engine Optimization. He knows how to generate more traffic from search engines like Google. 

He knows how to rank for some of the most difficult keywords in his industry. That’s why he was able to grow so many million-dollar companies online.

For instance, if you search for “affiliate marketing”, guess who shows up on the top of Google search?

affiliate marketing search

As you can see, “affiliate marketing” is a competitive keyword as shows over 657 million results in Google search for that keyword term.

Yet, Neil ranks #1 for that keyword in Google.

Currently, his website NeilPatel.com ranks #1 for over 4000 keywords.

organic search

As you can see above, we pulled the data from Semrush (which is our favorite SEO tool used by over 6 million people). The data shows that Neil is ranking in the first position of Google for over 4000 keywords.

That’s incredible! Neil knows how to do SEO like a pro. That’s why he’s generating so much search traffic which ultimately increases his overall net worth.

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur like Neil Patel, make sure to focus on ONE thing. Learn how to become an expert in that one thing.  

2. SEO is a race, not a sprint

SEO is a race, not a sprint – Neil Patel

In 2006, Neil Patel launched his first blog “ProNet Advertising” which mostly covered social media content.

Here’s what it looked like:

ProNet Advertising

Quick note: The blog Pronet Advertising no longer exists now!

In 2007, Neil launched another blog called QuickSprout which mostly talked about online marketing and SEO. Since 2006, Neil has been sharing, learning, and implementing a ton of SEO techniques. 

Neil’s QuickSprout blog gets a TON of traffic especially from search engines like Google. In fact, in one of his blog posts, Neil revealed that QuickSprout generated over 500,000 monthly visitors.

Quick Sprout eventually grew to a point where it was generating over 500,000 visitors a month and Neil Patel partnered with a few people to turn it into an SEO software company.

quicksprout traffic

As you can see above, it takes time to grow your search traffic. Neil Patel rightly said, SEO is not a sprint, it’s a marathon race. 

What can you learn from it?

If there’s one thing you should know about search engine optimization, it is this: SEO takes time. It takes years to get a decent amount of organic traffic. 

SEO is not going to give you instant results. So if you’re someone who’s looking to build thousands of backlinks overnight to boost your organic traffic, stay away from SEO. 

Did you know that we generated only 3000 visitors in the first year of launching our blog BloggersPassion?

bp traffic 2010

As you can see above, that’s a screenshot of the total traffic we generated to BloggersPassion in the year 2010. You can read our BloggersPassion journey to find more details.

Did we give up? No. 

We now generate a ton of traffic to our site. In fact, most of the traffic comes from Google. That’s the reason why our blog generates more than $10,000 in passive income every single month.

If you want to succeed in SEO, give it some time as search traffic takes time. Once you start creating great content and build quality links, you’ll start seeing huge traffic from Google.

3. Neil gives back a lot to the world

Over the last couple of years, Neil has been making free marketing tools such as Ubersuggest and Subscribers.

Although these tools have paid options but anyone can use those marketing tools completely for free. 

For instance, you can use Ubersuggest for free by just signing up with your Gmail account.

ubersuggest tool

Similarly, you can use his other marketing tool “Subscribers” completely for free up to 200 subscribers.

In fact, Ubersuggest was available for free for several years. Neil introduced premium pricing plans (that are still affordable for most people) later once he decided to compete with other SEO tools like Ahrefs, Semrush, and more.

What can you learn from it?

Once you’re successful and start making money, give away resources for free. Free is a powerful word in the marketing world. You can attract a lot of people with freebies.

You don’t have to create fancy stuff or million-dollar projects like Ubersuggest to give away for free (like Neil Patel). But you can definitely run giveaways, free eBooks, videos, and more to give something back to the community. 

4. Neil is incredibly consistent 

Did you know that Neil Patel’s blog NeilPatel.com has around 5000 blog posts?

neil branding

Neil started NeilPatel.com in August 2014 and has been posting something on his blog consistently since then.

From Pronet Advertising to Quick Sprout to NeilPatel.com, he mostly published content about marketing. Just on NeilPatel.com, he published 4,868 posts which ultimately teaches us the importance of “being consistent”.

So what can you learn from it?

Be consistent like Neil. Even though his online ventures like Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics were generating millions every year, Neil never stopped blogging regularly.

That’s the reason why he’s successful. Google loves blogs that publish FRESH and QUALITY content regularly. 

To be consistent like Neil, just get 1% better every day.

According to James Clear, if you get 1% better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.

tiny gains

As you can see above, in the beginning, there is basically no difference between making a choice that is 1% better or 1% worse.  But as time goes on, it adds up and gives you tremendous results. 

5. Neil Patel is a New York Times bestselling author

Whether you know it or not, Neil Patel is an NYT bestselling author. In 2016, Neil Patel published a book titled “Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum”.

hustle book

His book “Hustle” is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and IndieBound bestseller.

In this book, Neil along with other co-authors reveals their groundbreaking 3-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. You will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to ultimate success in life and business. If you’re an entrepreneur, you should definitely check this out.

What can you learn from it?

Once people start recognizing your name and brand, it’s a smart idea to write a book

Self-publishing a book is the best way to grow your brand online. 

Fortunately, self-publishing a book became easier these days. You can use platforms like Amazon Kindle or Shopify to sell your books online. Or you can use platforms like Razorpay to sell books or eBooks from your own website or social media sites.

Once your book is ready, you can use your brand and existing online connections to promote it on social media, email lists, paid ads, and more to reach a wider audience. 

6. Neil creates useful YouTube videos (3 times a week!)

Neil Patel runs a YouTube channel under the same “Neil Patel” where he published more than 650 videos.

His YouTube channel mostly covers the following topics.

  • Increasing your Google search rankings
  • How to do keyword research
  • How to do competitor analysis
  • How to use SEO tools like a pro
  • Digital marketing related videos and more

The best part about his channel is that he publishes three times a week on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. 

neil youtube

He has been posting 3 times a week on his YouTube channel since the launch of his channel (4 years ago). 

So what can you learn from Neil’s YouTube success?

We already discussed the importance of consistency in the marketing world. Neil is consistent with his YouTube vlog posting schedule as he publishes new videos three times a week. 

YouTube loves those channels that consistently create new videos. After all, YouTube wants people to spend more time on their site. By creating regular videos on your channel, you’ll definitely attract more views, subscribers, likes, and so on.

You can also learn and implement a few YouTube SEO strategies to grow your channel and get more traffic from YouTube to your site.

A YouTube ranking factors study by Backlinko found that longer videos (more than 15 minutes) outperformed shorter videos in YouTube search. 

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So if you want to succeed in YouTube, be consistent and create 15+ minute videos. 

7. His content is extremely detailed

Neil Patel produces in-depth articles. Almost every single article that he publishes on his blog will be over 3000 to 5000 words. 

If you’re blogging for a while, you might already know that search engines like Google loves long-form content. His in-depth content is the primary reason why most of his content ranks well in Google.

He also published over 10,000 and 20,000-word long pieces of content on his other blog “QuickSprout”. All those massive articles and guides helped his blog to generate better results in terms of search traffic, sales and conversions.

What can you learn from it?

SEO experts like Brian Dean spend more than 20 hours on a post. 

Even we spend A LOT of time to create every single post on BloggersPassion. In fact, this case study on Neil Patel net worth alone took around 20 hours to finish (from research to writing to editing). 

If you want great results from blogging, you should spend more time creating great content. 

And yes… creating in-depth content takes time. But it gives you amazing results in the long run. 

Long-form of content attracts more social shares, backlinks, comments, and search traffic. Remember, writing one amazing blog post is better than publishing 10 mediocre posts.

Try to create content that covers A to Z information. Also, add a lot of visuals to make it appealing to the readers. 

8. Neil is a content-producing machine

Neil Patel publishes a lot of content on his blog NeilPatel.com. 

Also, Neil Patel produces a lot of content on various platforms such as;

  • Publishes guest posts on major publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur, etc
  • Gives interviews for others (including video interviews, podcast interviews, text form of interviews)
  • Runs a marketing podcast
  • Does regular videos on YouTube (thrice a week)
  • Creates content for his ebooks, courses, and more
  • Also, sends frequent newsletters to a ton of his followers

So yes, we can say Neil is a content-producing machine. He’s one of the very few bloggers who creates so much content consistently for over a decade now.

What can we learn from it?

It’s obvious that Neil can’t do it all alone. He has an amazing team. Although he publishes content in his own name, he must have access to a team who will create new content, edit and promote it across his networks.

So if you’re planning to become a content marketing guru like Neil, learn how to outsource your stuff. If possible, hire a team. Invest money into growing your blog, podcast, or YouTube channel.

Whatever you earn online, try to reinvest that into growing your online ventures as you can spend money on content marketing, SEO, email marketing, social media, and more.

9. Neil knows how to make money online

Making money blogging as a beginner is not rocket science. 

Still, most people fail to make even $100 from blogging. Neil Patel knows how to make a ton of money from his expertise and SEO skills.

Currently, Neil is making money from NeilPatel.com in the following ways;

  • Consulting (he often promotes his consulting page to attract high-paying clients)
  • Affiliate marketing (he also uses affiliate links to earn money from his blog)
  • Ubersuggest (his Ubersuggest premium pricing plans start at $12/month)

Apart from the above, Neil also makes money from sponsorships, paid networks, and brand collaborations. 

What can we learn from it?

Once you have a successful blog that generates a ton of traffic, it’s a lot easier to make money from it.

Our blog BloggersPassion makes over $10,000 every single month mostly from affiliate marketing. If you’re someone who’s looking to monetize your blog or website, we recommend the following strategies.

Sell affiliate products: Affiliate marketing is a billion-dollar industry and there are a ton of people who earn passive income from selling other affiliate products. 

Have a look at the following earning report.

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As you can see above, we generated more than $313,000 just from selling one affiliate product. That’s the power of affiliate marketing as you can make a living online.

There are plenty of best affiliate programs you can pick to promote relevant affiliate products to your target audience. 

You can use your own website or use YouTube to promote affiliate products to make money online. You can also read this post to increase your affiliate sales even if you’re a beginner.

Sell your own products: You can also sell your own products. Neil Patel sells Ubersuggest as a premium SEO tool to his audience. You can sell something like eBooks, online courses, themes, plugins, or whatever that suits your target audience’s needs.

Start small. Consistently improve your products. Create great content around products so others will understand how your products can benefit them. That’s how you improve your own product sales. 

At BloggersPassion, we’re already selling our own products (3 premium eBooks) that cover SEO and affiliate marketing topics. You can also check out our premium eBooks to find out how you can also create such products to make money from blogging.

Offer services: Neil offers “consulting” as a service to make huge money from his website. Similarly, you can also try offering services from your blog if you want to make money fast.

There are a wide range of services you can offer to your audience including;

  • Freelance writing
  • SEO services such as link building, outreach, keyword research, and more
  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • WordPress related services

You can also check out these incredible online business ideas to make money online with little to zero investment. 

10. He hosts an amazing marketing podcast

Neil Patel runs an informative marketing podcast called “Marketing School” along with another successful marketer Eric Siu

It’s a highly successful marketing podcast that brings you 10 minutes of actionable marketing advice every single day. 

With over 35 million downloads and 1400 episodes, you’ll find almost everything that’s related to online marketing that helps you grow faster. 

You can find all his podcasts from here or you can also find his marketing podcasts on other platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, and more. 

What can you learn from it?

His marketing genius can be discovered on his podcast as well as unlike others, he launched an exclusive website to host his podcast. 

And… he’s offering two premium subscription plans for his podcast which are listed below.

Marketing School Pro Silver Plan: You can start your free trial of 14 days for only paying $1 and you’ll get access to the following things.

  • Subscriber-only content – exclusive interviews, recordings
  • Subscriber-only Ask Me Anything (AMA) podcasts + access to AMA page to submit questions
  • Comprehensive monthly podcast show notes
  • Ad-free episodes
  • Facebook group
  • Exclusive discount codes for products we like

Marketing School Pro Gold Plan: You can start your free trial of 14 days for only paying $1 and you’ll get access to the following things.

  • Private Mastermind Recordings: Sam Ovens, Brian Dean, Ryan Levesque, April Dunford, Roland Frasier, and more.
  • Private Facebook Community
  • Lifetime access to the following courses: Agency Accelerator, A-Player Hiring Blueprint, SEO and Content Marketing Course by Eric Siu ($2,990 Value)
  • Private Q&A Podcasts
  • Monthly Show Notes
  • 1,500+ Ad-Free Episodes
  • Exclusive Discount Codes
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Even if you’re running a podcast or YouTube channel, you can use similar tactics to monetize your channel or podcast. You can introduce premium content to your audience by offering free trials and monthly subscription plans.

If you provide high-quality content for free, people will definitely pay for your premium content. That’s why there are so many people like Ramit Sethi, Pat Flynn, etc earn millions of dollars selling their online courses. 

FAQs About Neil Patel

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Neil Patel and his online ventures.

Who is Neil Patel?

Neil Patel is co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics. He also runs a popular marketing blog called NeilPatel.com where he mostly shares marketing and SEO related content.

What companies have worked with Neil Patel?

Neil Patel helped companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Airbnb, Google, Thomson Reuters, Viacom, NBC, Intuit, Zappos, American Greetings, General Motors, and SalesForce grow through online marketing.

What is the email address of Neil Patel?

You can mail Neil at neil@neilpatel.com

What is Neil Patel net worth?

Neil Patel net worth is over 30 million dollars. He was also the co-founder of successful online companies like Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics, and Hellobar. Now, he runs a digital marketing website called Neil Patel Digital which generates millions of views each year.

How can I connect with Neil Patel on social media?

Here are various platforms to connect with Neil on his social media platforms.

Neil Patel on YouTube
Neil Patel on Facebook
Neil Patel on Twitter

Final Thoughts

Neil Patel’s net worth went from zero to over $30 million dollars in just a few years. All credit goes to his SEO and marketing skills. He’s also active on his blog, social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and more.

If there’s only one thing you can learn from Patel, it’d be this: “Work REALLY hard, HUSTLE every SINGLE DAY”.

So what are your thoughts about Neil Patel’s success story? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments. 

How to Start a Travel Blog & Make Money from It In 2021? The Ultimate Beginners Guide

Do you want to learn how to start a travel blog and make money from it in 2021? Curious to know how you can make your travel blog successful? You’re in the right place.

Travel blogging is just not a hobby as you can make thousands of dollars every month from it. 

Travel blogging is growing rapidly. There’s too much competition out there. 

Although there are a ton of articles published online on starting a  travel blog but if you follow this guide, we guarantee you’ll succeed in the travel blogging industry. 

Without further ado, let’s dive into the details.

How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Simple Steps

how to start a travel blog

Step 1: Pick a Niche [Use Google Trends!]

Travel blogging is extremely saturated. 

You need to micro-niche for travel blogging if you want to succeed.

Here are TEN most profitable sub-niche ideas for travel blogging.

  • Budget travel: You can cover how to travel on a budget without spending a lot of money. People love a frugal lifestyle. If you can teach them how to travel cheaply, people will thank you!
  • Worldwide travel: Have any plans to travel around the world? Then, you can definitely consider creating a travel blog around it. You can cover everything from itinerary to travel hacks to accommodation to top attractions. 
  • Traveling gear: If you’re someone who loves to review products, you can try this niche where you can find traveling gear on sites like Amazon and create useful reviews around them. 
  • Make money with travel blogging: If you’re a digital nomad, this is an excellent choice as you can share how you earn money while traveling. You can share experiences on making money from freelancing, coding, affiliate marketing, etc.
  • Solo travel: Planning a solo trip can be tricky and first-time solo travelers research a lot and read everything they find on the internet. So it’s always a smart idea to start a blog around solo travel sharing tips and tricks on how to do it like a pro.
  • Female travel: Female traveling is growing rapidly as there are many female travel bloggers (and vloggers) who are traveling around the world. If you’re a female or someone who likes to share travel tips for females, this niche is a great choice.
  • Travel photography: Traveling photographers make a lot of money. As a travel blogger, you can sell your photos online on platforms like Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Alamy, Etsy, or even on your travel website. 
  • Adventure Travel: Adventure travel is a niche that involves exploration with a certain degree of risk. If you’re an adventure freak, you can travel around the world covering forests, deserts, mountains, and the list goes on.
  • Luxury travel: If you’ve sponsors or enough budget, luxury travel is a great niche. You can share everything from your luxury hotel experience to flights, shopping, traveling, and more.
  • Motovlogging travel: A moto vlog is a type of vlogging recorded by a person while riding a motorcycle. People love to watch moto vlogs. You can use both your YouTube channel and travel blog to share your videos online. You can also do moto vlogs in your regional language to attract specific audiences.

Here’s a quick tip for you: use Google Trends to find the popularity of the niche you want to consider.

Here’s an example of comparing female travel vs luxury travel on Google Trends.

google trends

As you can see above, people have MORE interest over time in “luxury travel” than “female travel”. 

Similarly, you can try finding the popularity of any niche idea you want to consider. Google Trends is free to use and a great tool for finding the popularity of any niche!

Step 2: Choose a Domain [3 Quick Tips]

Coming up with a great domain name idea is always hard. It takes a lot of time for beginners.

Don’t worry, we’ll show you how to find great domains within a few minutes. Here are some easy yet effective ways to come up with a memorable domain name for your travel blog.

1. Use your name: The simplest way to come up with a short yet memorable domain name for your travel blog is to include your name as a suffix or prefix.

Examples include (replace Anil with your name);

  • Anil Travel Diaries
  • Anil Travelogue
  • Travel with Anil 
  • and the list goes on

2. Use domain search tools: There are a ton of free tools available online that can help you come up with great domain name ideas.

For instance, we used Lean Domain Search to give you an example. Just enter any keyword and it will instantly give you a list of all the domain name ideas.

Have a look;

Lean Domain Search

You can also use these blog name generators for free to find a ton of ideas for your travel blog.

3. Be creative and create your own version: We now Google everything to find information online, right? Google became a synonym for “search”.

But what’s the meaning of Google? No one knows. They coined their own term and it’s pretty simple, easy to type, and easy to remember. You can also brainstorm such domain ideas to make them easy to remember. 

Here are some examples of such domains.

  • Backlinko
  • Ahrefs
  • Semrush
  • Zomato
  • Oyo
  • Flipkart
  • And the list goes on

Step 3: Buy Web Hosting [Exclusive Deal for You!]

Once you’re done with domain research, it’s time to buy web hosting.

Choosing reliable web hosting can be tricky as there are hundreds of web hosts out there. 

We’ve used a ton of web hosts and if you’re a beginner, we recommend you to check out Bluehost.

It’s officially recommended by WordPress itself, and over 2 million sites are hosted on Bluehost hosting servers. 

The best part is, you get a free domain when you buy web hosting from Bluehost.

Here’s how you can get Bluehost hosting for only $2.95/mo (instead of the regular $7.99/mo price!).

Visit this special link to visit Bluehost’s homepage where you’ll see our co-branded page where you’ll get a special discount.

bluehost-bp-offer

As you can see above, you’ll see an exclusive offer for BloggersPassion fans where you can grab their hosting plans starting at only $2.95/mo

Click on the Get Started Now button to continue to their shared hosting packages which look like this;

bluehost-plans

If you want to host only 1 website, you can go with their Basic plan which costs you $2.95/mo.

But if you want to host multiple sites, you can go for their Plus or Choice plus plans as they both cost you $5.45/mo.

Quick note: We recommend you to go with their Choice Plus plan as it costs you $5.45/mo but gives you a ton of extra hosting features. 

In the next step, you’ll be asked to set up a domain name. As already mentioned above, Bluehost provides a free domain for 1 year. 

You can either register a new domain for free or enter your existing domain or skip this step to continue later (you can always set up your domain later and you’ll receive a FREE domain credit so you don’t need to worry!).

In the final step, you’ll be asked to create your account with Bluehost.

You can also use Google Single Sign-On to make creating your Bluehost account even easier with one click.

Once you’ve done signing up with the Bluehost account, you will see a confirmation message which looks like this;

bluehost payment

Then, you can use the Bluehost 1-click install option to quickly install WordPress on your Bluehost hosting account.

If you’ve any questions or need any assistance, you can mail us at anil@bloggerspassion.com and we would be glad to help you along the way. 

Step 4: Choose a Premium Theme

Your website design is extremely important. It’s the first thing people will see when they land on your site.

Don’t use free themes. Avoid them. They don’t offer support, enough customizations, and most are NOT search engine optimized.

Invest a few bucks in getting a premium theme for your travel blog. 

A good premium theme gives you the flexibility to customize your travel blog’s design however you want. Most of the premium WordPress themes are SEO-friendly and mobile responsive.

So which premium theme is better?

Although there is a wide range of premium themes available for travel blogs but we recommend the following two premium theme options.

  1. GeneratePress
  2. Elementor Pro

Let’s briefly talk about both of them now.

1. GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a responsive and easy to use WordPress theme for bloggers. It’s also available for free but we recommend you to check out their premium theme as it comes with all the incredible features.

GeneratePress premium plan starts at just $59 per year and gives you access to the following features.

  • All premium modules & features
  • Full access to the Site Library
  • 1 year of updates
  • 1 year of premium support
  • Use on up to 500 websites
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

2. Elementor Pro

Elementor is a popular page builder plugin for WordPress that is used by over 5 million users worldwide. It also has a free version. 

You can use Elementor to customize your travel blog however you want. You can also create landing pages, customize your 404 error pages, design your header, footer, and so on.

Here are some of the features of Elementor Pro.

  • Drag and drop builder
  • Access to Over 300 Pro Templates
  • Access to Theme Builder
  • Create signup forms easily
  • Create everything from landing pages to a blog to an online store 

You can also read our in-depth Elementor Pro review to find more details about this amazing page builder plugin.

Step 5: Start Creating Content

Once you’re done with setting up your blog and installing a premium theme – it’s time for you to start creating new content.

You can create the first blog post on many topics or you can simply use it to introduce yourself and what topics you’re going to cover on your blog (and how it’s going to be useful to your audience).

Here are some quick tips to create great content for your travel blog that gets you results.

Optimize for long-tail keywords: Make sure to use long-tail keywords to get more search traffic to your site. A long-tail keyword is a keyword that contains 3 or more words.

For instance, “how to start a travel blog for free” is a long-tail keyword that contains 8 words. 

You can get better rankings by targeting such long-tail keywords instead of short-tail keywords like “travel blog”. 

Are you getting it? Long-tail keywords attract a highly specific audience, and they are easier to rank no matter what niche you are in. You can use tools like Semrush to easily find profitable long-tail keywords.

Always focus on quality: Publish only quality and informative blog posts. Publishing 1 HIGH-quality article is better than posting 5 mediocre blog posts. Try to publish 2000+ word articles as they tend to rank well in Google and also attract lots of social shares.

Be consistent: Pick a blog posting schedule. Use an editorial calendar. Even if you’re posting thrice a month, stick to that schedule as consistency matters a lot. 

Top 8 Essential Plugins Every Travel Blog Should Have

The best part about using WordPress, you’ll have access to literally thousands of useful plugins.

Most of them are free while some of them cost you a few bucks. We handpicked some of the essential plugins that you can install on your travel blog to make it a success. 

1. Rank Math: If you’re running a travel blog and looking to grow your search traffic, you must install the Rank Math SEO plugin. It’s a WordPress optimization plugin that helps you optimize your blog posts for specific keywords.

It also has a free version which comes equipped with a lot of features but if you need even more incredible features, you can go for their premium plans. You can also check out our Rank Math plugin review to find more details about this plugin and all the features it offers.

2. WP Rocket: Website speed is one of the most important factors that contribute to your website success. If you’re looking to speed up your page loading times, get a premium caching plugin like WP Rocket.

It’s the same plugin we use at BloggersPassion and it works like a charm. You can also read our detailed review of WP Rocket to learn more about this premium caching plugin.

3. Wordfence Security: Security your travel blog is extremely important as there are thousands of WordPress sites that get hacked every day. Although using a secure web host like Bluehost can be useful but you should also consider using plugins like Wordfence security.

It offers a firewall that identifies and blocks malicious traffic. Also, it comes equipped with a real-time IP blocklist that blocks all requests from the most malicious IPs, protecting your website while reducing server load. It’s also FREE to use.

4. UpdraftPlus: You need to regularly take a backup of your site so, in case of accidental data loss, you can restore all your files. Here’s where the UpdraftPlus plugin comes into play.

With this plugin, you can take a full backup of your files and database backups into the cloud and restore them with one click. It’s free to use.

5. Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin: Monitoring your site’s traffic is important as you should know what your top posts are and how you’re generating traffic to your site. Although you can use Google Analytics to monitor your traffic but you can install this handy plugin to see all your stats from the dashboard. 

It offers an easy setup of Google Analytics for WordPress with just a few clicks that provide real-time stats inside your Google Analytics dashboard. It’s free to install.

6. Akismet Anti-Spam: Akismet is one of the most used plugins in WordPress history with over 5 million active downloads.

This free WordPress plugin automatically checks all comments and filters out the spam comments so you can prevent spammers from reaching your site with unwanted links.

7. Editorial Calendar: Consistency is extremely important to succeed in blogging. As a travel blogger, you might not get time to publish content frequently. Here’s where having an editorial calendar helps to batch your posts or drafts in advance.

This WordPress plugin gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can easily drag and drop to move your blog to manage your entire blog posting schedule.

8. Smush: If you’re running a travel blog, you might be using a lot of images within your blog. So it’s a better idea to install a free plugin like Smush which shrinks your image size to improve your page loading times. 

You can also shrink the size of your images in bulk. This plugin also offers “Lossless Compression” which means it compresses images without affecting image quality.

5 Things to Know Before You Start a Travel Blog

If you want to build a successful travel blog from scratch, here are the FIVE most important things you MUST know. 

1. Collect emails from day one

If you’re running a travel blog and looking to make money from it, build an email list from day one. 

An email list is the #1 reason why most travel bloggers make thousands of dollars each month. 

Here are some amazing email marketing stats that you should pay attention to.

  • According to Statista, there are 3.9 billion daily email users. This number is expected to climb to 4.3 billion by 2023.
  • According to Campaign Monitor, marketers who used segmented campaigns noted as much as a 760% increase in revenue. 
  • According to HubSpot, 78% of marketers have seen an increase in email engagement over the last 12 months.

So if you’re looking to build a successful travel blog from scratch, don’t ignore email marketing.

You can check out our FREE blogging courses section to see how we offer free courses to collect emails.

free bp course

Similarly, you can also offer freebies such as newsletters, eBooks, free guides, checklists, etc to quickly grow your email subscribers as most people like “free stuff”. 

2. Get access to the right blogging tools

You need to get access to the right tools to succeed in travel blogging. 

Although there are a ton of tools available out there but we’ll share with you just two ESSENTIAL tools you can use to grow your search traffic and subscribers.

1. Semrush

We’ve been using Semrush for more than 5 years now. We also generated more than $300,000 in affiliate commissions using their affiliate program. It’s also the same SEO toolkit used by over 6 million people worldwide.

So what’s special about Semrush? Why should you use it?

Semrush gives you access to over 45 SEO tools under one roof. You will get access to many tools including;

  • Keyword research
  • Domain analysis
  • Organic research
  • Brand monitoring
  • Site audits
  • Backlink research
  • Social media analysis
  • Keyword rank tracking 
  • And the list goes on

Want to try Semrush for free?

Grab your 30-day FREE Semrush Pro account (worth $119.95)

2. ConvertKit

ConvertKit is the #1 choice for thousands of bloggers to build and grow their email lists. It offers so many features to make list building easier. 

The best part about using ConvertKit is that it also offers a FREE Plan that allows you to build up to 1000 subscribers for free.

ConvertKit premium plans provide you the following features.

  • Unlimited landing pages & forms
  • Send email broadcasts
  • Sell digital products & subscriptions
  • Free migration from another tool
  • Automated funnels & sequences
  • Facebook custom audiences
  • Newsletter referral system

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to try ConvertKit today

3. Understand basic SEO

If you want to run a successful travel blog, you need traffic. It’s a smart idea to focus on attracting more traffic from search engines like Google. Why? Search traffic sends you high-quality visitors for FREE.

So you need to learn and understand basic SEO to get better results. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving the visibility of your website pages in search results.

You can improve your organic visibility by focusing on the following things.

  • Keyword research 
  • Link building
  • Creating useful content
  • Improving your website page loading times
  • Improving your website’s user experience
  • Technical SEO (such as fixing your site’s issues)

Although you don’t have to master all the above-mentioned things but you need to have a basic understanding of those things.

That being said, if you’re a complete beginner to SEO, we highly recommend you to check our newly launched premium eBook SEO Playbook

It teaches you how to generate 1000 visitors/day from Google even if you’re a beginner.

The-SEO-Playbook

Here’s what you’ll learn in this eBook:

  • How to create an SEO friendly design that ranks well
  • How to create content that Google loves
  • How to get 1000 visitors/day from Google
  • Attract quality backlinks to your site

So make sure to check it out if you want to grow your search traffic as a beginner.

4. Learn how to monetize before you even start

You will not have the motivation to work on your blog if it’s not making any money. It’s a smart idea to find out how you’re going to make money from your travel blog even before you launch it.

The best way to monetize your travel blog is to use passive income streams such as selling your own products and affiliate marketing.

Did you know that we made more than $300,000 selling just one affiliate product?

semrush-new-earnings

If done right, you can also make such an amount of money from travel blogs. You just need to focus on the right monetization strategies.

You can also find and analyze other travel blogs in your niche to see how they are monetizing their sites. Few travel bloggers also share income reports in their blogs so make sure to follow and analyze those earning reports.

5. Learn how to promote your travel blog

Website traffic is the currency online. How are you going to make money with your travel blog without getting any traffic?

That’s why blog promotion is extremely important. Even before you start your travel blog, learn how to promote it so that it reaches more audiences worldwide. 

Here are some of the proven ways to promote your travel blog to get more traffic in 2021.

Analyze your competitors: You can use tools like Semrush to quickly find the top-performing content in your niche. 

Just enter any of your competitors and Semrush will show you all the keywords that are bringing them more traffic.

Let’s take an example of the NomadicMatt website and once you enter the domain, you’ll see a list of all the top organic keywords of that domain.

Have a look;

semrush organic

You can simply pick some of those keywords (if they are relevant to your niche) and create great content around those keywords to generate more traffic to your travel blog.

Write on Quora: Quora is the #1 question and answer platform where millions of people ask questions to get answers. You can pick a few topics and write helpful answers on Quora. You can then link to the relevant content on your blog to drive traffic from Quora.

Write guest posts: Guest posting is the best way to promote your travel blog. You can build quality links and attract relevant traffic to your sites. Here’s a huge list of free guest posting sites you can use to write guest posts and get quality links and traffic to your site.

FAQs on Starting a Travel Blog in 2021

Here are some of the frequently asked questions around starting a travel blog and making it successful in 2021 and beyond.

How much money do travel bloggers make?

Once established, you can earn $2000 to $10,000 a month from a travel blog. Many travel bloggers depend upon income sources such as freelancing, affiliate marketing, selling their own products, AdSense and sponsorships.

Can you start a travel blog without traveling?

Yes, you can. There are a lot of bloggers who run travel blogs without actually traveling. You can consider starting a travel blog to share travel blogging tips, how to get cheap flights, travel vlogging gear, and more.

What are the best travel blogs to follow?
Which blogging platform is great to start a travel blog?

WordPress.org is the best blogging platform to start a travel blog. WordPress gives you full control over your site, it’s better optimized for search engines, gives access to a ton of plugins and themes to run your travel blog effortlessly. 

How do I make money as a travel blogger?

The best way to make money as a travel blogger is to build passive income sources such as selling affiliate products, selling your own products including eBooks, courses, etc. 

If you’re just getting started, you can quickly make money by offering freelancing services such as writing, web design, etc.

Final Thoughts

Building a money-making travel blog from scratch takes time. You should be prepared for the long-term game. Don’t expect quick results and be consistent.

Make sure to focus on building your audience from day one. Also, try to diversify your income sources.

So what are your thoughts? Did you like our in-depth guide on how to start a travel blog? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments. 

How to Request and Create an Invoice Using PayPal Account [2021 Edition]

Are you wondering how to send a payment request or invoice through PayPal?

Well, your search ends here.

PayPal is hands down the best digital payments platform with 325 million active account holders. Accepted in 200 countries across the globe, PayPal allows consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies. 

And that makes PayPal the first choice of SMB’s and freelancers.

You may also interested in knowing;

PayPal’s professional invoices and request money feature make it, even more, easier to get paid.

Yes, whether you are aware of that or not, PayPal facilitates you to generate invoices, and that further helps your clients to pay you with a single click.

So, in this post, we will guide you step by step;

  • How to request money on PayPal
  • How to create an invoice on PayPal
  • How to send an invoice on PayPal

Without much ado, let’s dive in.

how to request and create an invoice using paypal

How to Request Money on PayPal

To request money on PayPal, go to – Request payments under Tools from the top menu of PayPal.

To take advantage of the PayPal request money feature, you have 3 convenient options that will make it easier to request payments from your friends and customers.

paypal request money

Option 1. Send an Email Payment Request 

This is the simplest approach to request money on Paypal. All you need to enter the names or emails or mobile numbers of the persons from whom you’re requesting money, type in the amount, review, and tap Request Payment.

paypal email payment request

Option 2. Send an Invoice

PayPal invoicing is a fantastic tool that helps you automate your invoicing process.

Easy-to-use invoice templates can be personalized the way you want. Company logo, product descriptions, automatic invoice numbers, promotional discounts, shipping costs, and the currency you wish to be paid in, everything can be added in a PayPal invoice.

Option 3. Share your PayPal.Me link 

This is the new and hassle-free way to pay and get paid. 

get paypal me link

Simply create your personal PayPal.Me link and share it with anyone via SMS, social media platform, or email. Your customers can then click on the link you shared to send you payments.

The best thing about the PayPal request money feature is that, no matter what payment solution you choose there is no fee to request payment on PayPal. 

Also, you are allowed to withdraw the funds into your linked bank account the moment a client pays into your PayPal account.

That being said, you will have to pay a small fee for receiving a payment when your request for the payment is completed, the funds are added to your PayPal account balance.

Among these three options, PayPal Invoicing is the greatest way to send a payment request as it allows you to create and send professional invoices to your clients and track your payments from your PayPal account.

Now, let’s see how to create and send an invoice on PayPal.

How to Create an Invoice on PayPal

Step 1: To create an invoice on PayPal, go to Tools > Invoicing

paypal create new invoice

Step 2: Click Create Invoice to get started with making your first invoice. Once you click on this button, you will see a window like this;

paypal invoice

Step 3: As you can see in the image above, the invoice number is generated automatically. 

Add your business information and you may also add your company logo to give it a professional look.

Step 4: Enter the recipient information.

Step 5: Enter item details, price, and other details such as taxes, discounts, shipping charges, etc., and click save as draft.

Now, it’s time to send the invoice to the concerned person.

How to Send an Invoice on PayPal

Sending an invoice in PayPal is quite easy. All you need to click on the Send button included on the invoice and you will see two options; 

  • Send via PayPal 
  • Share link myself

If you choose the first option (send via PayPal), your invoice will be sent immediately or at a scheduled later date.

And if you choose “Share link myself” then you will see a screen like this;

paypal invoice link

From here, you can simply copy the link and share the same via email, text, or chat.

Quick Note:  Invoices can also be sent to multiple recipients at one go, or on a recurring basis.

So, this is how you can create and send an invoice in PayPal.

FAQs

What is the PayPal money request?

PayPal request payments is a fantastic feature by PayPal that facilitates you receiving payments from your friends and customers easily. 

Is there a PayPal fee to request money?

There is no monthly fee, even professional invoices are free. All you need to pay a small fee when you get paid.

How do I request money on PayPal?

There are 3 options available to request money on PayPal, professional invoices,  PayPal.Me, and email payment requests. Moreover, you can also take advantage of the PayPal business mobile app.

Which is better, PayPal request money vs invoice?

PayPal invoicing tool is amazing that lets you create and send professional invoices to your customers all around the world. Furthermore, with PayPal invoicing tool, you can schedule recurring invoices as well.

How to create and send an invoice in Paypal?

To create and send an invoice in Paypal, simply visit the invoicing section under tools, click the create invoice button, select a template, enter your information, recipient’s information, payment details, and then click Send button.

How to get a PayPal request money link?

To get a PayPal request money link, go to request payments under the tools menu, choose to get your own PayPal.me link, create a memorable link, and share it to get paid.

How to request money on the PayPal app?

To request money on the Paypal app, simply download the Paypal app on your mobile device, set up your profile, and choose the Request option for doing the same.

Final Thoughts

This is all about how you can request money and create an invoice on PayPal.

PayPal invoices are perfect for freelancers looking forward to receiving payments for their work.

So, freelance globally with confidence and grow your business to the next level.

If you still got any questions related to PayPal payment requests or creating invoices, do let us know in the comment section.

how to request and create an invoice using paypal