Blogging is a career that anyone can choose, there is no age limit and obviously no time limit. You can start a blog at any age.
Whether you are a student, job seeker or a 50 years old man/woman, you can start blogging from anywhere and at any time.
But, there are some specific things that you should know before starting a blog. If your starting is not good then blogging can take a lot of time to show results.
So, here in this post, I will give you some tips by which you can give a head start to your blogging career and I will also tell you how to start a blog in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Pick a Specific Niche
Choosing a specific niche is the most important part.
If you want to grow in the field of blogging then having a targeted niche is very important.
Many beginners did a mistake and I want you to not repeat that mistake. Beginner’s think that if they write about everything more people will read their blog posts.
But that’s not right if you write about everything then probably no one read it.
Not picking a niche is the fastest way to lose the game. You might think that if you write about only one thing, it may limit your blog’s growth.
But, it’s total opposite if you do not focus on a specific niche then it will become very challenging for you to promote your blog content and you will not be able to build an audience for your blog.
So, first of all, pick a specific niche for your blog.
But, choosing a specific and targeted niche is not an easy task. You have to brainstorm many ideas to choose the one perfect niche.
When I have started my blog Huppdigital, I also find it challenging to pick up a niche for my blog then I use this evergreen technique to find the niche for my blog:
- Take a pen and paper
- Write down all the things you are interested in. It may be anything like gaming, programming, money-making tips, finance, motivational etc.
- Now choose the topics in which you’re knowledgable and share information related to them
- Keep choosing the topics until you find the best and interesting niche for your blog.
Step 2: Choose a Domain Name to Start a Blog
The domain name is the name of your website or blog.
So, choose a name that is easy to remember. Always try to choose a simple name for your blog, don’t chase for a cool name.
You can find a domain name for your blog using the Lean Domain Search tool.
Just insert the name in the search bar that you have decided for your blog and this tool will let you know that the specific name is available or not.
If you don’t find the exact name, it will show you other related names, you can choose any of them.
Wondering about purchasing the domain name?
The best place to purchase a domain name is Namecheap. Namecheap is well known for their domain service, you can get an affordable domain name for your blog from Namecheap.
Step 3: Choose a Reliable Web Hosting
Web hosting is a service that allows your blog to be accessed through the internet.
Choosing a reliable web hosting is the most important part of a blog and if you want to start a blog on CMS (content management system) like WordPress then you’ll definitely need a hosting.
There are different types of hosting available for a blog and based on your budget you can purchase a hosting.
But, if you want to build a good blog then always choose a reliable hosting don’t just go for the cheap price because hosting may affect the SEO of your site.
You can also read this SEO guide to increase your blog traffic in 2021 by organic search.
Some of the best hosting providers are:
If you want a reliable hosting at a cheap price then I will recommend going with Hostinger. Their pricing and services are beginner-friendly.
If you have a good budget then you can choose the Choice Plus plan of Bluehost they are one of the best hosting providers in the market.
Step 4: Install WordPress
After purchasing the hosting for your blog now it’s time to install and setup the WordPress.
Every hosting provider provides a control panel with their hosting plan, you can install WordPress using that control panel.
Installing WordPress is an easy task so I will not explain it briefly.
Just login to your hosting control panel and there you will get the option of installing WordPress.
You can always log in to your WordPress dashboard using the URL:
Replace the domain name with your domain name and visit this link. You will land on your WordPress dashboard where you can manage your site.
Step 5: Change Your Blog’s Theme
When you’ll enter your WordPress dashboard, you will get the default theme like twenty-twenty.
You need to change the theme, choose a theme that grabs the user attention.
For the success of your blog, you will need a good design. Without good design, no one will like your blog and they will leave your blog immediately.
So, choose an attractive theme for your blog.
Let me help you in choosing a good theme by providing the name of the theme I use on all fo my blog’s.
I use GeneratePress theme on my blog because this theme comes with all the features you will ever need.
Wrapping Up on How to Start a Blog
Now you know how to start a blog.
So, what are you waiting for, just purchase the domain and hosting for your blog and start writing content for your blog?
I hope that this beginner-friendly guide will help you to start a blog.
If you have any questions or problems then feel free to ask in the comment section or you can contact me at [email protected]
I will try to solve your queries as soon as possible.