Do you want to learn How To Start a Blog? Excellent! You’ve come to the right place. Starting a Blog can be lots of fun and is actually quite easy for anyone with even basic computer knowledge.
Before you learn how to start a blog let me quickly clarify what a “Blog” is. Blog is really whatever you want it to be. It’s a website where you can share your thoughts, vacation photos, kids soccer matches – you get the point. It’s Your Blog and You make up the rules! For more info on what the Blog is click here:“What is a Blog”
Here are 7 simple steps you need to take when starting a blog. Not all of the steps are necessary. For example: you don’t need custom logo to start a blog but it’s nice to have it if you’re thinking about branding your blog in the future. So let’s begin!
Step 1. Pick a Topic
You should have a basic idea of what your blog will be about before you start. Is it going to be about your travels, cooking endeavors, shoes, designer bags or just your thoughts on politics, education or proper way of tying a shoe laces. Whatever it is you should have an idea before you proceed to the next step.
Step 2. Naming Your Blog – Register Domain Name
Naming your Blog and registering a domain name are two of the most important things when it comes to blogging. If you thinking long term and take branding seriously than your blog’s name should be easy to remember and not too difficult to type and say (when people spread the word about your blog you want to make sure they don’t have to spell it or write it down). That is how people remember your blog. To see step by step instructions of how to register a domain name click here: Register domain name – Step by Step Guide
Step 3. Sign up for Website/Blog Hosting
Website hosting is where your blog and all of its files (content, picture files, databases) will be stored/located. The web hosting company also provides you with email addresses, space for your web pages, free advertising vouchers, free scripts for blogging platforms, forums, social networking, shopping carts, photo galleries and many more. For recommended Website hosting provides check out our “recommended” page here: Recommended
I also need to mention to you that there are some free blogging options but I strongly advise you to stay away from it.
Step 4. Install WordPress Blogging Platform
WordPress is a free dynamic content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL or how the makers of WP describe it: “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog”. Features like a plug-in architecture and a template system that lets you endlessly customize your blog make it the easiest and most popular blogging platform. Installing a WordPress on your hosting account is very straightforward and painless but differs among website hosting providers.
Step 5. Customize Your Blog
WordPress is a wonderful tool for blogging. It can be customized in almost any way imaginable. You can most certainly find free WordPress theme to satisfy you imagination, but if you’re looking for a WordPress theme that is highly optimized for search engines, has all advanced features, integrated social networks you are probably better off with paid theme. To read more about paid WordPress themes read here. If You found a free theme that you really like but would like to customize it little bit you can hire a person to do it for you. To find out where to outsource you blog customization read step number 5 here: Starting A Blog – Step By Step Guide
Step 6. Start Blogging
You’re done with setting up. It’s time to share with the whole world what’s on your mind! Just log in to your WordPress account, click on New Post and start blogging. Try not to make your posts too long and not too short (optimal length is 400-600 words) and try to add pictures to each post. To read more blogging tips Click Here.
Step 7. Monetize Your Blog
Making money from your blog is not as easy and lucrative as it used to be 5 years ago but there are still money to be made. There are many ways to monetize your Blog : putting ads on your blog, reviewing products and directing your readers to website where they can purchase the product and you can earn commission.
To read Step By Step Guide to Starting a Blog please click here: Starting A Blog – Step By Step Guide. Good Luck and Have Fun Blogging !
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