Creating an online blog can a very profitable endeavor if you do it right. There are some times when considering starting you may be worried, after all, the technical challenges can be immense. In this article, I’m going to tell you a simple way you can get started blogging by following just three steps. You can get your blog online and start making money from it.
The first thing you do is to find a suitable domain name. You want to really want to host the blog yourself, you don’t want to go ahead and use a third-party service because this can restrict how you work long-term with your blog. Instead, you want to have a domain name, something like “myblog.com”, “myblog.org”, “myblog.net”, or “myblog.info”. If you’re operating a national specific blog, then you may wish to use one of their domainic extensions. For instance, if you’re operating within the U.K., you may have myblog.UK. You need to choose a suitable domain name for your particular needs or one based around your personal name and this will be the best one for you. Once you’ve chosen a domain name, you can start to set up your blog.
The second thing you have to do is install a blogging platform. By far, the most popular one of these is WordPress. WordPress is an open-source platform and it’s very well supported in terms of themes for the blog and is the design for the layout of it. It’s also very well supported with plug-ins. There are additional features you can add to it. The install process in WordPress is fairly simple once you’ve got your own webhosting space, but if you’re not familiar with installing plugs, you may consider paying an outsource worker to do this for you. This should only cost a few dollars. Once the blog is up and running, the day-to-day administration of it is straightforward and something that you can do as part of your normal blogging life. When you have gotten to the stage of having the WordPress blog up and running, the fun part starts and you can add the content of the blog. You may wish to play around with the design of the blog and perhaps plug-ins that are running, but the main thing is to write the post.
You need to decide how often you’re going to update the blog and exactly what you’re going to write about, but it will almost certainly be related to you personal interests or your domain name. Be sure to put up some regular insights on your blog and it will soon start to grow.
It need not be hard to get started blogging. There are a few technical challenges, but you can outsource most of these if you don’t feel comfortable doing them yourself. The most important one is to get an appropriate blog theme and this should be reflected within your domain name. Once you have this and you have a hosting account, you can install WordPress on it, the popular blogging platform, and you’re ready to start the fun part which is writing the posts. Now your blog is up and running and you can think about how to capitalize on this both in terms of readers and making money from your blog.