In interest of full disclosure, I have been blogging for well over a decade. I’ve had small victories and big victories. I’ve used just about every platform out there. It’s a great way to make money, meet new friends and tuck web creation under your belt. Today, I’m going to share a couple of tips to help you to start a blog.
What can I say? I like to test things and do my own research.
If you want to start a business, I recommend SiteGround for WordPress.
Going through SiteGround was EASY. I had my web site up and going in less than half an hour! In fact, I had my first article up by the end of the day, and within a month, I had a pin going viral on Pinterest.
Want to start your own side hustle with a web site?
Here’s my quick steps…
Start With a Basic Plan:
Sign up with SiteGround! They have a step by step process that simplified everything for me.
Once you log into SiteGround, you’ll be asked to pick a particular plan. I recommend starting with basic plan,then later once you’ve found your groove with blogging you can upgrade your account.
Choose Your Domain Name:
This is your web site address. This is what sets you apart. Ask yourself: What is your goal with your web site? Think of your target audience. For example, I chose Bloggers Share, because I was inspired by the blogging community. So many of my favorite bloggers shared their tips that helped me with my own blogging journey. And now I get to give back by sharing my own tips!
Stick to a niche:
I highly recommend finding a niche for your blog to center around. Case in point: I blog about blogging, social media, and simple living. I want to be successful with my blog so that I can enjoy a simple life with my family!
Not sure where to start with topics? Here’s quick list to get you started:
- Lifestyle Blogs: Centered around faith, family, fashion.
- Fashion Blogs: Outfit ideas, make up tips, etc.
- Health Blogs: Healthy recipes, tips, etc.
- Teaching Blogs: Tutoring tips, learning worksheets, etc.
Once you decide to start a blog, come back and tell me about it! I love getting to know my readers.
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