HOW TO START A BLOG
Step one towards a better future
Blog start with passion and an idea
Creating a blog can be a tedious task, especially if you are new to the interesting world of blogging. You can learn how to set up a blog with help from a professional, but this might be too costly for some people. But do not worry because in this article I will guide you on how you create a blog, and that too without any charges.
Do you love writing or photography? Cooking? Or you just love following the new technology? Somewhere deep inside you, there is a little voice telling you that you should share your talents with others. And is there a better place to show your talent than the Internet?
Motivated from the talent of many people who are able to show their work to a wider range of people, for business or personal reasons, many people decide to set up their own blog or website. The most important thing to remember: Do not wait. Start your blog today and here is how to do it.
What is a blog?
Before we delve deeper into the basics of creating a blog, let us first consider what a blog is. The word blog constitutes a lot of things, but most commonly it is a journal that is written online. A blog is a perfect way to express yourself, voice your opinions, and share your passion with the world.
Choosing domain and hosting service
You will need to figure out the name of the domain for your blog. For example www.mycreativeblog.com. What you need to do is write down the first thing that comes to your mind. When you make a list of names, take a good look at them. The one that you feel is the right one choose it. But make sure you check if it is available. If not, choose another name.
After you confirm the domain, you need to choose a hosting package for your blog. Hosting is the home of your site. The place on the Internet with your images and everything else you want to post there.
For beginners, the basic package will be more than enough. What you need to know is that the prices listed are for a period of one year. Sometimes with the purchase of domain and Bluehost hosting you will receive an additional discount on the rental of domains.
By entering payment information, you have completed the process of selecting a domain and hosting and your blog is almost ready.
Now, that we have established what constitutes a blog, let us relocate our direction to the creation of one.
How to set up your blog in 6 easy steps?
Use Bluehost for hosting services
Bluehost is one of the world’s leading web hosting services. Since its inception, it has been included in the list of the top cheap hosting websites. The reason you should opt for Bluehost are as follows:
- Easy to understand and use.
- Round the clock technical support offered by Bluehost.
- Bluehost provides users with exceptional cheap hosting at very low prices.
- It also gives customers free domain hosting services and a free website.
- Lastly, blogging platforms like WordPress are free.
Choosing a Blogging Platform
The first step towards creating a blog is choosing an appropriate platform. You can select a platform from the multitude of platforms already available. These platforms include WordPress and Tumblr. Youngsters are usually familiar with Tumblr due to the vast contingency of memes present on the subject; however, for the business purpose, we propose using WordPress because:
- It is free to use for everyone.
- WordPress is a trustworthy and safe option as they update their security protocols on a regular basis.
- WordPress is customizable.
Set up your own domain name
Choosing a domain name can be tricky business. The name needs to be such that it stands out from the crowd, and can be recalled later by readers. In addition to this, the domain name should alert readers about the purpose of your blog.
However, in the process of selecting a unique domain name, do not choose an extension that might sound absurd to readers. Such extensions include “.biz”. Not only are such extensions difficult to remember, but are security risks as well. Bluehost also offers users the option of Domain Information Privacy. This means for just a small amount of money every month your domain will be protected from hackers and anyone else trying to misuse your data.
Buy a Hosting Plan for your blog
Bluehost offers inexpensive hosting plans for your blog. The most common one is the basic plan, which allows you to register for either 12, 24, or 36 months.
Connect your domain website to your hosting website
Once you have decided upon a unique domain name connect that to your hosting website, which is Bluehost. This step is important for people who do not buy their domain names via Bluehost directly.
Completing your registration
Completing your registration is the final step of creating a blog. This step usually requires giving your credit card details and/or billing details to the website.
Follow this by installing WordPress on Bluehost and launching your blog. Do this by visiting Bluehost’s website and clicking on “Get Started”.
In the end, we hope the article made understanding a tough process somewhat easier for you. Blogs can be used as a stable source of income, so please think carefully before making any decision. When choosing names and platforms, be sure to pick those that will increase your revenue and income, if any. Once you have completed the registration process, you need to install WordPress which is a software that will run your blog. It is very easy to use and install.
At this point, you already have your own blog. Now you need to spend some time working on your blog to make it look more attractive. Choose a theme that will be in accordance with what you want to write about. After that, you are ready to start writing and take photos to show people how talented you are. Note that you need to dedicate quality time to make it successful and success does not come overnight. It takes time, but if you work hard, you will get there.
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