Starting a blog is very easy. You can share you ideas and thoughts. You can earn money by blogging. There are several successful bloggers who make more than $30,000 per month. You can start a blog without having knowledge in coding skills
Start a Blog
You can start a blog for free but we advise you to have a professional site by spending few dollars a month. You can also start a blog for free at Blogger or wordpress.com
The domain name cost you around $12 for a year and a web hosting starts from $4 – $20 per month. I suggest you to use these companies to buy domain name & web hosting
Choose your Blogging Platform
There are several platforms for blogging like (Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, wix etc). I suggest you to start a blog with WordPress. WordPress is the easy platform & there are many plugins & themes available for FREE.
There are many forums available to solve your issues. More than 90% of blogs uses WordPress. Even for Companies they are using WordPress to build a professional site.
After you set your hosting. We need to install wordpress on your domain.
- Login to your Control Panel
- Click on WordPress
- Select your domain name where you need to install WordPress
- Fill up the details like Site Title, username, password etc
Setup your Site
Now you can see your site installed with some dummy contents using Twenty Sixteen theme with some required plugins.
You can log in to your admin panel using this url ( http://YourWebsite.com/wp-admin/ ) . Enter the username & password which you have created while installing WordPress
Customizing your Blog Design
You can customize your blog based on your requirements. Once you logged in you will see a Welcome screen. In the left side there will be several menus.
If you need a better design you can install the themes available in the directory by clicking on the Themes menu on the left side. You can search for the Themes and install the suitable theme which fits your need.
In the same way you can also install required plugins from the plugins directory by clicking on plugins. There are more than 45k+ plugins available.
Posting on your Blog
After setuping your blog you can start posting on your blog. You can start postings by clicking on the Posts menu on the left side. Then Click on ADD NEW.
The editor will open like the below picture
- Enter the title
- Type your contents in the description
- Add a featured image to your post by clicking on Featured Image on the right side.
- Enter Categories related to your posts
- Specify Tags based on your contents
Publish Your Post
When you’re done working on your post, click on the “Publish” button and then click on “View post” link that will appear at the top of the page (Now you can see your post live on the site).
Congratulations! You just published your first Post on your site.
Sharing your post
After publishing your post it’s time to reach the Customers. Sharing is very important in blogging to reach more peoples. You can share your post with your Facebook, Twitter followers. You can also use any other social networking sites, Blogs, Forums to reach your posts to the valuable customers.
If you have any questions or if you feel tough to set up your blog. Leave a comment. We will help you to set up your blog.
In our next post we will describe briefly about the WordPress dashboard