Have you been considering a blog, but feel it may be too much work or that you need to be a professional writer to get started? Do you want to work your own hours and travel while blogging?
It may be easier than you think!
You do not need to know how to write to begin writing. There are millions of blog posts shared daily. The more we write the better we’ll become at doing it. The hardest part of starting a blog is knowing how to begin.
Follow these 5 simple steps and your blog will be up and running in less than 30 minutes. Contact me for support setting up your blog.
- Find a niche
- Select a domain name
- Find a host
- Install a theme
- Write, write and write some more
- Have fun and make some money
STEP #1 FIND A NICHE
What will your blog be about? If you’re passionate about the outdoors you can blog about time spent in nature as well as products that relate to the outdoors. It’s important to stay within the niche you select. Having an outdoor related blog and writing about or offering beauty supplies will confuse your audience. Some outdoor enthusiasts will lose interest when you share non related information or products, and they may end up leaving.
STEP #2 SELECT A DOMAIN NAME
Finding a unique name for your blog is important, but doing so shouldn’t hold you back from starting. I spent months worrying about having the perfect name when I should’ve been focusing on sharing my content. Quality content will always supersede whatever name you come up with for yourself. Having content that your readers are interested in and being consistent is one way to help increase blog traffic.
STEP #3 FIND A HOST (Contact me for other options)
- Bluehost is one of the most popular hosts for bloggers. There are others out there, but they rank amongst the best.
- Located in the United States and provides excellent 24/7 customer service.
- Fast page load times
- FREE Domain name included
- FREE site builder
- 1 click WordPress installer
- They are affordable! Click the image below and start your blog for just $3.95 per month!
STEP #4 INSTALL AN EYE CATCHING THEME
It’s important to choose a theme that is both desktop and mobile friendly. These days most of us are viewing content over the internet with our cell phones. Whatever theme you choose be sure to test it out for yourself. Browse your page and be sure that everything is clearly labeled and the reader is able to easily navigate from page to page.
Themeforest has thousands of templates and themes starting from just $2. Search through the ones that will work well with your niche and get started. There are many ways to pay, but the easiest is adding money to your account and making the purchase. If the theme you select cost $14 add $14 and checkout. Themeforest is a great place for bloggers to find the perfect theme.
STEP #5 WRITE, WRITE AND WRITE SOME MORE
Growing an audience will not happen overnight. I wish it did! And it won’t happen without sharing consistent content for your readers to enjoy. It’s important to document as much as you can. You can blog once a week or once a day. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re consistent. There are a lot of other factors that go into driving traffic to you site. Subscribe here and I will share tips that have worked for me and other popular blogs.
STEP #6 HAVE FUN AND SHARE YOUR MESSAGE
The best bloggers are the ones that have fun with it. Have fun by blogging what you’re passionate about. Don’t overthink it and enjoy sharing and interacting with the blogging community. Follow the steps here and be patient as your popularity grows. Finding your niche and driving traffic to your site will allow you to make money while you blog, but it’s important to have fun with it first.
Still have questions? Contact me or comment below and I’ll help you in any way that I can.
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