then there is no looking back
Have you ever felt that you could do one thing that you really enjoy without much effort? Go for it except the natural body tasks :/
It takes years for people to find their passion. Some find it during their teenage, some during their 20s, some after that and some when they’re born. Wait? You never know.
The question is how do you know what you are good at? That’s easy. Try a bunch of things and if you fail then you know you need to stop putting effort in them.
For a while, I’ve been trying to follow some folks on the internet setting up their own business and they are successful at it. Now, I’d suck at running a business or I won’t but what I know for sure is that if I follow the crowd, I’d definitely fail.
Trust me, I tried to start:
YouTube Blabber Channel
Makeup Videos (yeah, I don’t do make-up)
Business Blog (was trying to turn this one into it)
Social Media Marketing
The entire jazz package but it didn’t give me a spark from within. It didn’t come to me naturally. I was hunting topics on the internet all day and it caused me to burn out. Everything does require effort but not when you’re lost trying to validate what you want.
Okay, why am I writing about this today? Because I wanted to share with you that start something only if you love it. Trust me, not only will you come up with new ideas but also help yourself.
Yeah, I should just stick to being a joker.
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!