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How To Start A Blog

March 21, 2020

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Hello? Are you looking to start a blog? Well, here I will give you some advice to get you started. This is my advice on how to start a blog. Here are some ways you can start a blog. You might ask yourself how can you start a blog. Well look no further I got you. If you are wondering what you need I got you covered.

Anyone can do it. It takes time and effort. You won’t make loads of money at the start. Some investing and sacrifices are necessary but in the end worth it.

This post will have affiliate links which means I get a small reward when you use my link to buy the products at no extra cost.

It’s never too late to start a blog. There are some things you should know.

A blog/website is useful for promoting any services or products you make. maybe there is s product you feel will help your viewers. Your blog is useful for typing up a review of said products.

Before you start a blog, beware of the mistakes that you don’t want to make with your blog. These mistakes will hurt your traffic and if you plan on making money, keep you broke!

First, get yourself a niche you wanna blog about.

I suggest you blog about what you are passionate about because if you blog about something just because it’s popular or because it will make you money, your readers will see it and be put off. Don’t blog about cooking if that is not something you wanna keep writing about. For instance, I blog about autism because it’s what I know. If you want to blog about healthcare then go for it. Maybe you want to blog about veganism, have fun! If you plan on making money, your niche needs to be profitable. Take fitness, folks can put links to the best workout clothes. As long as you have something to offer your viewers that can help them. In my case, I can promote the equipment I use for YouTube. I can create courses to help new Youtubers.

Get Yourself A  Website Builder

Find a site you want to use to build your website. I use WordPress.org, in order to use WP.org, you need to purchase a domain and hosting.

You can also use. 

If there are any other builders you can use, you can tell me in the comments,  If you want something basic you can try Wix or Weebly. If you want something advanced, then WordPress is your answer. I recommend WordPress. It’s easy to use. I always suggest something simple especially if I have viewers who aren’t very tech-savvy.


Get Yourself A Custom Domain

You will need a custom domain for your site. If you use the domain your site builder gives you, it looks like this ‘www.joe’ssite.wix.com.’ I  watch this YouTuber who gives people advice to become a Freelance writer and she mentions how subdomains do not look professional. Having a custom domain will make it easier for people to find you. It will be easier to find your site if your URL is www.joe’ssite.com, net, org, etc. If you plan on making money, you NEED a custom URL. One day WordPress or Blogger can decide at their discretion that your content doesn’t align with their rules and ban your account. WordPress or Blogger can go bankrupt one day and close their doors. Not that it’s likely, if it happens, your blog will go as well.

If you plan on joining an affiliate marketing program, they will reject your application if you do not have a custom URL. Also, WordPress.com, Blogger, etc will have slower servers. This will make your viewers click off if your page is taking too long to load.

Make sure the hosting site you choose has 24/7 live chat support. Make sure it also has the Cpanel. That is how you will install WordPress. If you want to monetize with ads you can’t do it without a custom URL. There are ads on WordPress.com however, you don’t get a dime from them.

I purchased both a domain and hosting from Namecheap. I recommend getting the same services from the same company. In my opinion. I’ve had a good experience with Namecheap so far. When I first bought hosting and a domain, their team help me set it up.

Get Yourself Some Spellcheck

You will need spell check your articles for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. I suggest Grammarly for this. I did a review of their software so check that out if you’d like. Refer to my page post ‘Honest Grammarly Review.’ If your blog has too many grammatical mistakes, this will cause viewers to close your blog and go to one they can understand. Grammarly has a pro version that picks up more mistakes.

Get Yourself Some Graphics

You’re going to need some graphics for your blog. I suggest Pixabay as they are copyright free and you will have no worries. If you want to spice up your graphics, you can use Canva. I use Canva and it has everything that I need.  You can use Picmonkey for editing, really any editor. Make sure the photos are free to use.

You will need social media for promotion. I recommend Twitter since Facebook limits post reach. Pinterest is also great for promotion.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

I recommend using a computer because it’s easier to type and switch tabs. You are going to need to make some graphics to draw more eyes to your blog post. I suggest Canva.com

I also tried Tailwind and they also give you some cool templates for Pinterest.

Come up with a posting schedule

Make sure you can stick to the schedule you pick. I personally post 3 times a week because it allows me to push out my ideas faster. I like to record a video or write a blog post while the idea is fresh. A frequent posting schedule allows that. Your readers may not like every single post from you. Posting more often allows them to see what they want more often. If you post 3 times a month that’s 12 posts a month. The viewer may see 6 posts they like out of 12. If you post once a week that’s only 4 posts. If the viewer has to wait months to see what they want, they will probably give up waiting.

This is one of the reasons why I like to post more on my platforms.

SEO

Next, you will need tools to help you with SEO. I started using Yoast SEO, they break down what you need to improve your SEO and the readability of your blog posts.

We’ve got what we need. Happy blogging. Remember there is always room for learning.

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Jazz Williams

I am a content creator, streamer blogger. i will blog about all things being a content creator, tech reviews, first impression game reviews.

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