Starting A Blog Site: A Guide for Beginners
How to easily start your Blog Step by Step for Beginners!
Before I dive into this article,let me first say that there is nothing that comes easy.For every successful accomplishment, there is always a a story behind that success!
If you want to be successful you must put in the work ,the effort and work hard to attain that certain goal you have set for yourself.I have always admired bloggers and what they do. I have never stopped to think what it takes to be a successful blogger.Well, it turns out after a lot of research,it takes a lot to be a fully accomplished blogger.Yes!thats right I thought it was easy but truth is you have to put in the work.
While starting a blog is easy,growing it it’s where the real gist is. We will talk about all that later,but first let me take you through step by step how you can start your own blogging website.
Why should you start a Blog?
There are several reasons why you should start a blog. Personally I started mine because:
- I love writing
- It is fun to blog,edit create posters like the one you see before my first paragraph.
- You get new fun ideas
- You can make money from blogging
- To educate
- To share my ideas
- To sharpen my writing skills
- It’s a good hobby for your free time
- To express myself in ways I cannot in words otherwise
- To write about what I love
There are so many reasons to start a blog .Those are just a few as to why I decided to finally start my very own journey!You can too and the earlier the better. Start now and don’t think too much about it. Just start. The more you procrastinate, the more that dream fades.It is never late to start if you start now.
Step By Step Guide.
1.Identify you Blog Name.
What is it that you are passionate about writing. Choose a topic you are passionate about and one you think will resonate with your target audience.
2. Identify your Niche
Identifying the type of audience you want to reach is very important. This is because you want to connect with you audience and write about what they would love to come back for.That is besides writing what you love too.
3. Identity your Why
Understand why you want to start this Blog. Knowing your why is also key because various people blog for different reasons and this also translates into what you want to put out there.Are you blogging as a hobby, for earning extra cash or just for educative purposes?Once you know it will be very easy for you going forward.
4. Blog Hosting
You can either choose to be self-hosted or fully-hosted.This means If you are self-hosted you pay for hosting your website. If you choose the later it means you don’t have to pay for hosting.This is the reason why I spoke about identifying your “WHY”.Are you blogging as a hobby or you actually want to turn your blog into a money making site?If you want to Blog for money then I advice you self-host. This way will have more control over your website as opposed to being fully hosted.
Some of the Benefits of Self-Hosting
- You have no restrictions of what to upload
- You have full control of your website
- You have access to more editing tools to customize your posts
- It is quite easy to self-host
There are tons of self-hosting sites to choose from For Example .Bluehost and Hostinger
I have chosen those two because they are quite popular and one of the best and Quite affordable.
Once you chose your hosting site you can check a domain that you want and is available and choose a plan that you are quite comfortable with.You can either pay monthly or yearly depending on what you are comfortable with.
I used Hostinger because they are quite affordable.
Whichever you choose,they are quite easy to navigate.
Once you choose a plan and pay the site guides you on how to go about the rest.
Now that you know how to start a Blog!What is holding you back,start already.Good Luck on your new Blog and please come back for more tips.
See you in my next Article.