How To Start A Blog

Here some ways you can start a blog. You might ask yourself how can you start a blog. Well look no further I got you. If you are wondering what you need I got you covered.

Anyone can do it. It takes time and effort. You won’t make loads of money at the start. Some investing and sacrifices are necessary but in the end worth it.

This post will have affiliate links which means I get a small reward when you use my link to buy the products at no extra cost. All that will happen is I will get a cut if you buy the services I am promoting.

It’s never too late to start a blog. There are some things you should know.

PS, I added the wrong year by accident in the graphic, please excuse this.

First, get yourself a niche you wanna blog about.

I suggest you blog about what your passionate about because if you blog about something just because it’s popular or because it will make you money, your readers will see it and be put off. Don’t blog about cooking if that is not something you wanna keep writing about. For instance, I blog about autism because it’s what I know.

Get Yourself A  Website Builder

Find a site you want to use to build your website. I use WordPress.org, in order to use WP.org, you need to purchase a domain and hosting.

You can also use. 

If there are any other builders you can use, you can tell me in the comments! 

Get Yourself A Custom Domain

Get paid hosting and a paid domain. While sometimes we need free options, they are not the best.

You will need a custom domain for your site. If you use the domain your site builder gives you, it looks like this ‘www.joe’ssite.wix.com.’ I  watch this YouTuber who gives people advice to become a Freelance writer and she mentions how subdomains do not look professional. Having a custom domain will make it easier for people to find you. It will be easier to find your site if your URL is www.joe’ssite.com, net, org, etc.

I also feel having your own domain spells ‘this is my site.’ Using the subdomain let’s say Weebly gives you ‘ex johndoe.weebly.com’ says ‘oh I’m just borrowing this.’

Imagine if Facebook’s domain was ‘www.facebook.wordpress.com,’ would you use it? probably not.

You will get more views on your post if you have a custom URL. I noticed after I upgraded, I got more clicks than I did with the subdomain you get from your website builder.

I purchased both a domain and hosting from Namecheap. I recommend getting the same services from the same company. This is my take but if you have issues you won’t have to contact 2 different companies. Everything is in one place. Namecheap even has sales from time to time.

Get Yourself Some Spellcheck

You will need spell check your articles for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. I suggest Grammarly for this. I did a review of their software so check that out if you’d like. I will have a Grammarly review up soon.

Get Yourself Some Graphics

You’re going to need some graphics for your blog. I suggest Pixabay as they are copyright free and you will have no worries. If you want to spice up your graphics, you can use Canva. I use Canva and it has everything that I need.  You can use Picmonkey for editing, really any editor.

You will need social media for promotion. I recommend Twitter since Facebook limits post reach. Pinterest is also great for promotion.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

You will need places to promote your videos. I suggest Pinterest.

Looking for Facebook groups for bloggers.

You also will need time to invest in things. I suggest Namecheap if you’re on a budget. The plan I picked along with hosting cost me less than 20 bucks. Keep in mind it depends on the plan you pick. If you choose yearly or monthly. Namecheap privacy protection (that hides your information) is free. Bluehost charges you.

Consistent Posts

Make sure you can stick to the schedule you pick. I personally post 3 times a week because it allows me to push out my ideas faster. I like to record a video or write a blog post while the idea is fresh. A frequent posting schedule allows that. Your readers may not like every single post from you. Posting more often allows them to see what they want more often. If you post 3 times a month that’s 12 posts a month. The viewer may see 6 posts they like out of 12. If you post once a week that’s only 4 posts. If the viewer has to wait months to see what they want, they will probably give up waiting.

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