How to start a blog

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to create a blog.

Blogging has become one of the main ways through which people are making real money online.

There are a lot of benefits of running a blog, although it also takes hard work and a lot of time.

But for now, let’s just look at how to create a blog. The following are the requirements needed to create and run a blog.

  1. Domain name
  2. Web host
  3. Building platform
  4. Blog idea/field
  5. Time/hard-work

Now let’s look at each of these requirements in details:

  1. Domain name
    This is the address through which your blog will be found on the internet. A domain name can be any name, so long as it is available for registration, i.e. provided it has not been taken by someone else already.
    example of a domain is like http://www.mydomain.com.To register a domain, you can use a web host, or register directly with the domain registrar. The cost of registering a new domain is roughly $10, and the same applies for annual renewal.
  2. Web host
    This is where your blog files are going to be stored in order to make them available online. There are a lot of web hosts, that offer hosting services at very affordable costs. These include Bluehost, Biz.nf, Godaddy, etc. In addition, web hosts offer free hosting, although this will limit both your storage space and monthly traffic. Find out more on web hosts here.
  3. Building platform
    Once you have a domain name and a web host, it is time to decide on your building platform. Mostly, blogs are built-in HTML, CSS, and PHP. But you do not need to learn either of these codings in detail to start a new blog. There are building platforms that are available, that make building a blog/website so much easy. It is just like typing in office word. These platforms include WordPress, Joomla, Wix, Weebly. etc
  4. Blog idea/field
    Of course, this is the most important part of the blogging process. You need to select a niche and come up with an idea of what you will be blogging about. For example, you can start a blog to be writing reviews about sports cars, or about computer software. A blog idea could be anything. My advice is, choose an idea that you are passionate about. Because blogging may take time before it picks up, you need to stay motivated in order to keep writing.
  5. Time/hard-work
    Developing a blog takes a lot of time and hard work. When you start a blog, you may start earning immediately, or it may take quite some time. If it is the latter, some people may tend to feel discouraged and give up on their blogs. But if you want to make it a successful blog, you need to put much effort into content development and spend time working on your blog.

Starting a blog is a simple process. But maintaining it may be quite tough, especially when you don’t get as much traffic as you want.

But once you are able to generate enough traffic, then you can start earning money, and this could become your full-time job.

Learn how to make money from a blog here.

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