Spend your first month laying everything out, what you’ll write about and learning how blogging works. Get website hosting and other online tools you’ll need to make everything easier.
Create social media profiles for your blog and start getting social. Post once a day on Facebook and LinkedIn, four or more times on Twitter and social bookmark new articles on sites like StumbleUpon and Tumblr.
Understand the ways bloggers make money and put together a plan. Google Adsense is easy to start but you’ll make less than $0.01 per page view. Affiliate sales and your own products take longer but you can make much more.
Even the success I’ve had blogging, I couldn’t have done it without self-publishing and freelancing. You’ll find faster money in those two sources and a great way to supplement your blogging income when it picks up.