I’m very happy that you are here.
So you want to start your blogging journey today.
Don’t worry I’m here to help you. I’ll make this post as easy as possible for your easy understanding. And I’ll do it as step by step tutorial.
How to Start a Blog?
Starting a blog is easy and you can do this in following 6 easy steps.
- Choose a blog topic
- Select blogging platform
- Find a host
- Register a domain
- Install blog software
- Design your blog and go
1. Choose a Blog Topic
What will you blog about?
The answer of this question is the topic of your blog.
This topic is somehow called niche in blogging world.
Your blog niche can be anything. For giving you an idea, your blog niche can be –
Your educational subject
Your professional subject
Tutorial about anything
Your living style
Your fashion style
Your parenting style, etc.
In a word, blog niche can be anything you can imagine about.
But if you want to earn money blogging then you have to be tricky to choose your blog niche.
Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t tell you to earn money blogging. But blogging is a full of opportunities to earn money.
Ask yourself following questions to choose your blog topic.
Do you enjoy writing about the topic you’ve chosen?
Do you eager to learn more about the topic you chose?
Is there any scope to write continuously about the topic?
If the answer of above questions is yes then you can go for it.
There are many in the world who are interested the topic you chose. Don’t worry.
2. Select Blogging Platform
If we categorize them all they are mainly fall into two category. One is hosted platform and another is self-hosted platform.
Hosted Platform: Hosted blogging platform are free. Blogger, WordPress.com, Medium are this kind of blogging platform.
Although there are many popular blog on these platform, I won’t recommend this platform for you.
Because there are many limitations for blogger on these free platform. I won’t tell those limitations here because I don’t want to make this post complicated for new blogger.
If you interested to know more about the limitation of free blogging platform read the following post.
Should I choose a Free or a self-hosted blogging platform? You can read about this here (bloggingbasics101)
WordPress vs. BlogSpot: Which Is Better & Why? Read about it here (shoutmeloud).
Self-Hosted: If you want to blog professionally then this is the one and only option for you. This is the reason almost all popular blogs are self hosted.
When it comes to self-hosted blog then wordpress.org is the best bet for you.
Here are some confusion between hosted WordPress blog and self hosted WordPress blog.
Hosted WordPress blog is hosting in wordpress.com and it’s free.
On the other hand self-hosted WordPress blog is hosting in wordpress.org and you have bought hosting space from some other host provider. And it’ll cost you a bit.
Dear reader, I know you have the choice. You justify yourself that “what is the best blogging platform“?
Just open your internet browser type the above question in your browser’s address bar and hit enter. You’ll get tons of suggestion.
But I promise you that I’ll help you in every possible way to be successful in your blogging journey then it is my responsibility to show the best one for you.
That is why I showed you the self-hosted WordPress blog is the best for your blogging journey.
Although most of the many bloggers know which is the best blogging platform I don’t know why they don’t tell others directly about this. I think that is their business minded attitude.
But I don’t want to be super business minded. I want to be your friend. That’s why, what I say I say that directly. You can call me anything for this.
3. Find a Host
I assume you chose to blog with self-hosted WordPress blogging platform because you are here. Congratulation.
Let me say something about a host.
A host provides server space for you blog. All the things of your blog like blogging software, plugin, files, post are hosted on the server space which is provided by a host. And they’ll charge you for that space.
But don’t worry this charge isn’t much.
There are many hosting company available on the internet. The most popular of them are bluehost and hostgator.
Both of them are good for starting your blogging journey.
This blog is hosted on hostgator.
To know more about the things like Host, Blogging platform, Hosting, etc. Please read the following post.
4. Resister a Domain
Actually this section should be in the 2nd step. Why I put this in 4th step?
There is a reason for putting this in the 4th step.
Some host provider offer a free domain when you buy hosting space. Such as bluehost. That is why I put this in 4th place.
However, domain is the address for your blog just like the address of any other business in the world.
So when choosing domain for your blog keep the following in mind.
It should be easy to spell.
It should be easy to say.
It should be memorable.
It should be short.
Okay. You’ve got some idea to choose domain name for your blog. Now the core question is where to resister your domain?
There are many domain register company. The most popular of them are namecheap and godaddy.
I resister my domain from godaddy. Just follow this link and search your desired domain. Select your domain, Payout and buy.
You are done.
Isn’t it pretty easy?
5. Install Blog Software
In this case. I assume you chose the WordPress as your blogging software.
Installing WordPress is easy. It doesn’t need any technical knowledge. I don’t also have any technical knowledge.
Most of the hosting company offer one-click WordPress install solution.
Above discussed hosting company also offer one-click WordPress install solution. You can go with that. It is easy.
6. Design Your Blog and Go
I don’t want to leave this opportunity to congratulate you. Congratulations.
Your blog is ready to be online.
At this point you blog will look messy. You need to decorate your blog as someone decorate their shop before starting in real life business.
For this purpose you can design your blog yourself as you go or hire a designer to design the blog for yourself.
You can also use pre-made theme for your blog.
What do you think? Isn’t it easy to start a blog today?
When will you start your blog?
How do you plan to start one?
Which blogging platform did you choose to start your first blog?
Please share in comments…