How to start your own blog


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Would you like to start your own blog and earn $$$$ from it? Then this article is for you, it will teach you exactly how you can go about creating your own blog. Check it out.

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How to start your own blog

  1. 1. How to Start your own Blog 1 How to Start Your Own Blog If you are interested to start your own blog, then read this guide from start to end. Making money online is as easy as it sounds with just a blog and some inspiration you can actually start earning real money from the internet easily. It doesn’t really take much to get started except you don’t know where to start. After some years as a blogger I have discovered the opportunity of earning from just being a blog owner and I will like to share that idea with you but the first step is owning your own blog. Apart from the fame of being a blogger, you can earn real $$$$ from Paid Articles, Google Adsense, Banner ads, Paid Reviews, etc. Blogging will help you develop as an individual as well. I have learnt more things as blogger than my whole 5 yrs in the University. So if you want to start your own blog, or you simply want to share your knowledge with the whole world, or you belong to the category that want to explore the opportunities of making real $$$$ from the internet, then I would love to help you achieve your dreams. Here are the steps to being a blogger:
  2. 2. How to Start your own Blog 2 Purchase a Good Domain: The first to start your own blog is to purchase a good domain name. A domain name is the name of your blog like I have as my domain name. So you will have to obtain your own domain name carefully. There are guides you can follow in choosing the right domain name because your domain name is what people will remember your blog as. Read the guide about how you should choose the right domain name for you blog. “Choosing the right domain names”. You can use to search for available domain names you can use for your blog. Hosting your Domain: Once you have made a choice for your domain name next will be hosting your domain, hosting simply means web space where your files and data will stored online. Every website you have ever surfed on the internet is hosted on servers worldwide. Hosting costs around $10 per month, though you can get cheaper and rates in some other places but I advise you use a web host that is reliable and affordable. I personally use Arvixe to host my blog. There are also other good webhosts like Godaddy, Namecheap and even Hostgator. And the good thing is that these webhosts accept GTB Mastercards as means of payment. They are of course the best around and I recommend them. Install WordPress: WordPress is my favorite content management system platform and I love it, you will love it too once you use it. Most popular blogs and bloggers use WordPress platform. WordPress is so easy to use that even a newbie can install and design a good looking and secure blog with, its SEO features are amazing that it does so many things to help you succeed as a blogger even without you knowing. You can install WordPress from the Fantastico in your cPanel, once you are done with the installation of WordPress the next thing you should do is to install Plugins. Plugins are external piece of code packaged in a special form to help you enhance the usability of WordPress. Plugins are installed on WordPress to perform certain tasks. You should really consider some “Necessary WordPress Security Plugins” while installing Plugins to help you secure your WordPress Blogs.
  3. 3. How to Start your own Blog 3 Install a Professional Theme: Themes are like the clothing of your blog, a good looking theme can attract more readers to your blog so this is a very important step to seriously consider carefully. A theme with good colour and features can ensure your visitors coming back always to read more of your articles. A good theme should be “Responsive” since we should consider mobile users as well. A Responsive theme is a theme that re-sizes itself to fit into a screen resolution for every device used in surfing your blog. You can read the “Benefits of using Responsive designs” for your blog. With a responsive theme, you do not have to worry about making a mobile site for your blog. I am using Genesis child theme on a Genesis framework for my blog, though I bought it, but as a newbie you can find some free and responsive themes if you search the web very well. Would you like me to design your blog for you? In case you are not familiar with coding and designing and you can’t do all these by yourself but you really need to start your own blog, for a good fee I can design a professional blog for you. Use the Contact Page to email me your request so we can discuss further on price and the features you will need for your blog. Advanced Blogging Tips Other things you will need to know about blogging and how to start your own blog and succeed as a blogger. I have covered most of these topics in the past and I want to share them with you so you too can succeed as a blogger. WordPress Some important WordPress Plugins for your WordPress blog Safety Measures to follow before your upgrade your WordPress or a WordPress Plugin How to reduce Spam on your WordPress How to add a customized email subscription box in WordPress.
  4. 4. How to Start your own Blog 4 SEO SEO Strategies for website How to make your website SEO friendly SEO Tips for a newly designed website The basic on-site SEO Tips you should know On-Page SEO vs Off-Page SEO: Which is more important SEO Tips: Search Engine Optimization tips for images SEO Tips for Bing Social Media How to add Twitter Follow me button to your WordPress blog How bloggers can use the Microsoft Social Network Using Twitter Hashtags to improve visibility on Twitter How to use Pinterest to promote your blog Other Blogging Tips How to handle writer’s block How do I add Mashable style social subscription widget on my blog? 6 Characteristics of a good blog post
  5. 5. How to Start your own Blog 5 Complete guides before and after publishing blog posts Things needed to become a successful blogger How to choose the right keyword for your blog post How to create a blog site Content Syndication: How it can improve your blog’s traffic 10 Commandments of Blogging 8 Ways to promote your blog How to create a blog people will love to read Importance of blog design and layout: Things you should know How to find and choose the best blog niches