How To Start A Blog

Time to start a blog like I did! How do we do that? Just follow the step by step guidelines below and you’re good to go.

STEP 1: Choose a blog hosting option

Don’t think and sign up for Bluehost. I have partnered up with the hosting company so that my readers can use this link to receive a 50% discount off the monthly price and a free domain. Isn’t that cool?

Or, if you think you need another decent option, I’d suggest using Namecheap

STEP 2: Choose a blog domain name

When you go to sign up at the hosting provider, they’ll ask you for a domain name. Your domain name is what the internet is going to search to get to your blog. Hence, make sure it’s short, catchy, relevant and defines your brand. It can be your name as well.

Thought of a domain name? Great! Now check whether it’s available. It’s always better to get a dot com domain for worldwide coverage but you can also try the other extensions.

STEP 3: Choose a blogging platform

I say go with the self-hosted WordPress. It has a lot of useful plugins. The best part? It comes free with the package of Bluehost you just signed up for.

STEP 4: Choose a theme

So you’ve a domain name and you’ve installed WordPress. Time to pick out a theme! Luckily, for a beginner with a budget, there are tons of free themes out there within WordPress itself. However, if you’re willing to go that extra mile and spend, I recommend using Themeforest

STEP 5: Create content

This is all you. Let your creative juices flow. Cliche? It’s true. Write what you love to write about. However, make sure it’s interesting so that your readers spend maximum time on your blog. Keep them visiting & reading!