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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How to Start a Blog?

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How to Start a Blog?


If you are one of those people who was searching “How to make money online” it’s pretty obvious to you came to a conclusion that Blogging is the way to go. But now you might be asking How to Start a Blog?

Starting a blog is now dead cheap and easy. Blogging is like a real business when you start you should think of the concept and a Domain Name. You can get a domain name for under $2-$3 at Godaddy, Bluehost or Hostgator. Name should be catchy and should be easily remember able, you can do a radio test for confirmation. When it comes to extensions .com is always preferable but other extensions will fine too.

Once you got your domain ready you can start a basic blog for free with Google’s Blogger or if you prefer more options, more customization we recommend you to go with wordpress. Wordpress is free but you need hosting account ($10-15/month) to host your blog. There are tons of hosting companies out there we recommend Bluehost, Hostgator, Siteground, Dreamhost or WPEngine. You can check our Top 10 Wordpress Hosting companies list. Always think of estimated visitors to your blog and if possible go for longer term like three years it save you a lot of money.

So we believe you have your domain and hosting ready. Now you have to choose the theme, Themeforrest is a great place for premium themes (~$40) you can also look at Studiopress and MythemeShop. Choose responsive theme as almost 50-70% of the traffic comes from Smartphones and tablets. Once everything done go to your hosting CPanel add the domain and click install wordpress. The process will same but options will be different with different hosting providers, you can always check for help page or contact customer support. While installing it will ask for username and password to create wordpress login for your blog. This will be the user id you will using hereon to edit and post on you blog. You use the free theme provided by wordpress, but if you want full customization and full support go for the Premium themes. To install themes, go to Appearance tab in the left side bar and select themes. If you purchased the theme click on upload and select the zip file or if you use the free theme click on browse themes.

Setup is done now you can start blogging on you topic. Now it’s time to build some backlink, gain some authority, traffic and monetize. $$$ Happy Blogging $$$.


Checkout other posts:
How to do a proper keyword research?
What is link Building? And how to build links in a proper way.
Top 10 Wordpress Hosting Companies
How to make money with AdSense and Affiliate Programs?


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