This is the 5th time my friends asked me how to start a blog in easy steps. While it may look “easy” but technically speaking you need to understand a few things in order to kickstart your dream blog. To start a blog can be overwhelming if you’re not geeky, but nothing to worry about because with these simple steps you can create a beautiful blog. You just need basic technical knowledge and you’re good to go!
Step 1: Decide for the right domain name.
To decide for the right domain name is one of the most important things in creating your blog. It’s your brand associated with you personality, life story and how you want to be perceived. Once you have decided for your domain name, check its availability on Godaddy.com.
Domain name will cost from USD 7.50-3,000, depends how premium or unique your name. So, choose wisely! 😊
Step 2: Choose the right platform.
I highly suggest to use WordPress.org because you can customize it. Meaning, if you want to innovate your blog and if you’ll decide later to hire a web-developer, there is a room for coding. Unlike with WordPress.com you will be stuck with in-store themes. It may limit your creative side.
Create a free account on WordPress.org by using your email address and fill-out the basic form.
Step 3: Choose the right hosting provider.
There are many hosting providers online but I suggest to use SiteGround because they have an amazing customer service available 24/7 via live chat. Unlike at GoDaddy, you will have to call their customer service to assist you like seriously who has a time for that, right? 😊
Hosting is not expensive and it has different packages from USD 77 to USD 100 a year depending on the storage. If you’re a newbie just try the starter pack to save money. You can upgrade it later when you have more articles to blog.
Step 4: Connect your hosting with your WordPress.org account.
It’s easy to connect a WordPress.org and your hosting account, just follow this YouTube tutorial below that I found online.
Step 5: Choose your theme for your blog.
WordPress.org offers hundreds of beautiful free to premium themes that you can purchase online. If you want to have professional looking blog, check out the following;
If you get confused along the way hire someone who can do the work for you. I suggest to hire someone from UpWork. There are thousands of professional web designer and web developers that can work for your blog for as low as USD 30/hour. If you want something similar to mine, you can hire my team. We offer customized professional blog on WordPress.org from $600-1,000, depends on your requirements. This may include e-Commerce, responsive site on any devices, SEO, and other important plugins that will drive traffic to your site. It also includes hosting and domain (subject for availability).
Thanks for reading!
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