In this article I will guide you from the beginning till the end how to start blogging on your own. Blogging is not only to create your blog online, it is the best place where you can share your thoughts and opinions about everything in which you are expert and believe that you know much about it.
Many newbies out there are afraid that they will never make it to the top and leave blogging just because they were not getting good traffic in few weeks of blogging. But don’t worry, let’s see how newbies can start blogging and earn money online.
How To Start Blogging
What is a Blog?
First thing you need to understand is that what a blog is basically.
A simple definition for you-
A blog is a type of website like a forum or a support panel in which you put your data in a particular language with a fixed date attached with it permanently. The main difference between a blog and a website is that, a blog is updated on a regular basis whereas a website is a bundle of static pages hyperlinked to each other.
Choosing A Niche (Write What You Know)
To build a blog, first you have to choose a niche topic on which you want to start blogging. The niche that you choose must be good and of which you have some knowledge of. Let’s take an example, if you want to make a blog about cooking then you have to look for a niche related to it like – my kitchen, cooking stuff or cooking express etc. Although you can choose any niche you want but I would say that you choose a niche in which you have expertise.
Is the Topic Popular? – Don’t get confused with the heading, I want to say that don’t choose the popular niche because it has many blogs already which create high competition, use a niche which have low competition but have higher monthly searches. You can use Google adword keyword research tool to search for keywords that have low competition and high searches.
You must read: How to do keyword research using traffic travis
Are you having Enough Content for that niche? – Ask yourself that are you having enough data and knowledge about the topic you are going to start blogging. Make sure that to choose the niche topic according to your interests, expertise for the topic and the knowledge you have for it.
Read: How to a good blog post
Set-Up a Domain Name and Web Hosting
After choosing your niche topic you need a domain name to register your blog called domain name.
Read more about domain name here: Registering a domain name
When you register your domain name you need to host it and for hosting I will recommend you to go for any of the below wordpress hosting:
I recommend you to read: hostgator vs dreamhost vs bluehost
Read the above post about web hosting comparison, for pricing and service comparison.
Setting up WordPress
I recommend that you use WordPress.Org for blogging. It is easy, SEO optimized and is safe. Many people will go with BlogSpot as their blogging platform because they think it is easy and free moreover you don’t need to buy hosting to start a BlogSpot blog.
However, you cannot start a professional looking blog with BlogSpot as it has many limitations. WordPress is also rich in variety of templates available online.
You can choose from thousands of WordPress themes available online. Are you still confuse between WordPress vs Blogger? Let us keep it simple. Read the video below to decide wordpress or blogger?
Why WordPress? – It is because you have option to choose millions of themes, plugins, widgets and an easy to use Admin Dashboard. (for example-yourdomain.com/wp-admin)
Installing a Theme
Most bloggers get confused about themes because they don’t know what their audience will like and what will be attractive for their readers.
Read More about wordpress theme: Choosing A wordpress Theme-A to Z
Final Tips To Start Blogging
To start blogging is easy (a child play these days) but taking it to the heights is tough (with proper knowledge it is easy).
I recommend that you learn some SEO techniques, writing skills to boost your blogging right from the beginning. Don’t worry; you don’t need to spend lots of bucks on learning this stuff. All you need is an internet connection. You can watch videos on YouTube which will guide you for free.
I recommend you to read:
- How To Start A Blog Step By Step
- Best SEO Tip For WordPress Beginners
- How to monetize your blog
- 40 Must have wordpress Plugins
If you have any question regarding this topic then feel free to ask in the comment section. I will work my level best to help you.
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