Do you want to learn how to start a blog?
Then you are in the right place because I’m going to take you step-by-step through absolutely all the stages of starting a blog.
This post is going to be a complete guide on how to start a blog from scratch, even if you don’t have any coding skills, have no prior experience in owning and managing a website, and also if you don’t have a high-budget to start with.
You are about to learn everything from the motivation of starting a blog, to how to build the blog, and up to how to monetize your blog.
Since there is a plenitude of things to be said about this topic, this subject is not going to be covered in a single blog post, but in a series of connected posts.
I will structure everything in the best way possible in order to make the whole guide easy to understand for all the people who want to start their blog, regardless of everyone’s experience.
Before even starting to read the guide, I have to warn you. Blogging is not for everyone, and it surely isn’t a way to get reach overnight.
Managing a blog requires time and hard work, especially when you are just getting started.
However, once your blog achieves a level of success, your work should be rewarded tenfold.
Of course, I cannot guarantee you that you will make any money blogging. The results will depend on how you choose your niche, how much time you devote to writing content, how good your content is, how you promote your blog, etc.
My goal with this guide is to make your job easier and help you to decide which is the right niche for you, to help you get your blog started, to guide you towards the right tools for each task, teach you different ways to promote your blog and so on.
Please note that this is a work in progress and it’s impossible for me to finish the whole guide in a few days, so please be patient.
I don’t know exactly when I will add the next post. It might be once a week, or once a day, depending on my time and the complexity of the next topic.
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Let’s first talk a bit about the motivation behind starting a blog.
You can start a blog from the passion for a specific topic, or for the potential financial benefits.
If you choose your niche wisely, you can monetize your blog in many ways. You can promote products and services as an affiliate, sell your own products, sell ad space, sell promoted posts, and so on.
And what if you get tired of blogging? You can simply sell your blog later on for significant sums of money.
There will always be people or companies interested in buying successful blogs. The blogs with high-quality content and a high volume of traffic are sold from a few hundred dollars, up to millions of dollars, depending on blog’s niche, domain name, traffic quality and volume, content, etc.
For a list of which I think are the top benefits of having a blog, read the article below.
Now that you know which are the advantages of starting a blog, you can now proceed to read which are the first steps towards planning your blog.
Before registering a domain name, you have to first choose a niche for your new blog. This step will require doing a bit of brainstorming and keyword research.
I will teach you exactly how I choose a niche in the post below.
After you choose the niche of your blog and a name for your blog, it’s time to move forward and register your chosen domain name.
At this stage, you should have your domain registered and connected with your web hosting account.
After your domain name finishes the propagation process, you can proceed to the long-awaited step of installing a blogging platform on your new host.
Now that you have installed WordPress, chose a theme for your site and know how to install plugins, let’s get to the next step.
In the next few posts, I’m going to talk about blog optimization. More exactly, I will teach you how to make your WordPress blog faster, more secure, and more SEO friendly.
I will first start with a list of the WordPress plugins that I use for the majority of my sites.