Do you want to start a blog or website ?Here are five easy guides to start your blog today as a beginner.
Starting a new thing is usually difficult. Most times,you dont know where to begin. You are in the right place.
I have been blogging for over six years.I am here to show you 5 easy guides to start blogging today as a beginner.
Creating a website used to be the sole responsibility of computer experts. Ordinary people like us could not even begin to know where to start and end .
But the good news today is that you dont have to be an expert to create your own blog.
By following simple instructions ,you can create your own blog.It is not really that complicated .I could do it and I am not a computer expert.
I believe you can also.There are a lot of sites online that give full details on how to start a blog.you can take a look at
Ryne Robinsons “How to start a blog
Anya Skrba “How to start a blog”
Below are what you really need to start a word press website/blog
GET A NICHE OR BLOG NAME.
That simple means find your area of interest.
People always say that the health ,Exercise,.Affiliate marketing are very popular and marketable niches. I have however discovered that these areas are now so very competitive.
I would advise that you stick to an area that does not have so much competition but is an area you are very competent and knowledgeable about and can form a lot of content around it.
For some,it can be difficult to find out what area to concentrate on.To help you in that area,start with identifying what your talents are.
Find out what skills you need to learn.That will give you a general idea on what niche to concentrate on.
GET YOUR BLOGG ONLINE
The only way people can find you and your business is for you to have an address.For an online business,your address is what is called a Domain name.
This is your unique address on the internet.
Your domain name is what people see first .The format is usually something like “www.yourdomainname.com.”
This is usually what people type into google to take them to your site.
It should ideally represent either the general topics you’ll be writing about—or it could be your own name, that of your business, or clever combination of words.
Your domain name may be the highly popular “dot com,” or it may be country specific like “dot de” or “dot co dot uk”. The general rule is to stick to “dot com”.
There are two major sites I buy domain names from.they are
Any of the two works well.But I bought most of my domain names from namecheap.
Registration process is quite easy.Here is a short video on my home page,on how you can register your domain with Name cheap
GET A GOOD AND FAST BLOG HOSTING ACCOUNT.
This is where your website will be life on the internet.The web host you chose should support word press and must give you free SSL certificate
This certificate is very important because without the SSL certificate,if someone visits your website with the google chrome it will show that the website is not secure.
The wrong web host can cause many problems with your blog. Just imagine choosing a hosting company that has no reception.
Your web host is a major contributor to creating a successful blog; therefore, you must choose a reliable provider.
For 95% of users, it makes more sense to use WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. Why? Because it is free to use.
You can install plugins, customize your site design, and most importantly make money from your site without any restrictions .
My recommendations on hosting sites that I HAVE USED are
For the benefit of this post,here is a short video on my home page,on how to register for your web hosting with site ground.
If you are satisfied with the advantages of registering your site with site ground,you can click below to register.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WORDPRESS THEME FOR YOUR BLOG.
Now that we are done with getting your domain name and your hosting,the next process gets more interesting.
You now need to download your word press content management system.
Designing your WordPress blog for a beginner can be a little technical and intimidating.That is why I have created a short simple step by step free course for you.to follow.
I promise this won’t get too technical.
DOWNLOADING THE NECESSARY THEMES AND PLUGINS
Some of the terminologies might be strange to you for now .
But if you have learnt to understand some basic online terminologies,it will not be so strange for you.
The first thing your blog needs is a good design and layout.
You want to create a website that is both eye-catching and practical.
In the long run, you want to make it easy for your visitors to find information on your site.
You don’t want visitors to be discouraged by the designs you choose or the non-intuitive and unpractical way in which information is displayed.
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