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.
Where To Start
If you want to start a business web site, 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.
PRO TIP: The reason using a hosted website through SiteGround is recommended over free blogs is that you are able to Monetize because you actually OWN your blog (as apposed to freebie blogs where you are not the owner) and can have more control overall.
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…or two or three:
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.
After these steps are completed, you may want to read my article on How To Look Like A Pro Blogger When You Are a Newbie!
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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