Most people wish to Start A Blog so that they can invest their free time to run their blog and make some money from it but due to insufficient data or tutorials on correct procedure of making a blog from the scratch many of the people do not succeed in making a blog correctly.
So I am writing this tutorial in a very simple and easy way of understanding so that you can make yourself a stunning blog.
Here’re the Steps Required to Start A Blog:
- Choose a wise blogging platform to work on.
- Register a domain name and buy a reliable hosting.
- Start designing your blog by adding a theme, plugin, and some customization.
- Add posts and pages.
- Gaining Traffic and getting the approval of best affiliate programs and AdSense for your blog.
- Start growing your blog and make money.
These are the quick steps review on which we are going to work entirely on our process to make a blog.
Step 1. Choosing A Blogging Platform.
There are many Blogging platforms to chose from such as WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and more.
However, according to the current research, there are over 72 million active users who are using WordPress as their blogging platform. Even my own blog is working on the WordPress blogging platform.
So if you ask me then the best platform to select is WordPress as it provides many themes and plugins to work with free of cost, which is a good start for a new blogger to play around in the blogging without spending much money on themes and tools.
Here some more reason’s why to choose WordPress over the other.
- It’s FREE for everyone to use (including many themes, layouts, and many add-ons that many other blogging platforms don’t provide).
- It is super easy to setup usually it’s coming with one click feature with many hosting cPanel now a day.
- It’s secure; WordPress is always updating their software and keeping everything sound and secure, so there’s rarely a worry of having your blog come under hacking attacks. No wonder Facebook, NASA, and even university blogs are using WordPress.
- It’s HIGHLY customizable. There are hundreds of free themes and plugins that add more functionality to your blog, from contact and subscribe boxes to plugins that improve blog performance and more.
The other blogging platforms are also generally OK but many of them are not easy to customize and their themes or templates are also not available free of cost. So if you want to work smoothly without a doubt, go with WordPress.
Step 2. Register A Domain Name And Hosting.
The Main Thing In starting a blog is its name(domain) and hosting
The Domain Name: It is the vital tool which will help you to earn money from a blog. If you choose the name of the domain without any research of the name then all your hard work on the blog will be useless. The domain name is the name by which your blog will be recognized on the internet.
The domain name is to be chosen according to the type of blog we wanted to make. Like my domain name is bloggers-guide.com and I choose this name as I am working on the stuff related to guidance for bloggers.
Web Hosting: It Provides the tools and storage required for us to view our blog on the internet and to store kinds of stuff like images, videos, etc. Without hosting the domain name is of no use.
Domain work as an address to your blog on the internet and hosting works as the space on the internet where the blog is actually created and stored. The domain cannot work alone without hosting.
Getting A Domain Name
There are many places to get domain names such as GoDaddy, Bigrock, Bluehost, etc. But I usually prefer Godaddy to buy a domain over other as I found its service to be best and cheapest.
Usually, you will get a domain name in around 10-12$ per year but you can use promo codes available to buy a domain in more low cost.
Getting A Hosting
As for the hosting part, the hosting should be decided wisely as there are many factors to be kept in mind before buying a hosting. The hosting should be reliable, that is the hosting performance should be good.
There are many places to buy a hosting such as HostDust, GoDaddy, Bluehost, Bigrock, etc. I Use HostDust As My Hosting Provider Because It provides cheapest hosting with the best performance as per my need.
The Hosting for our work will usually cost around 5-6$ per year.
Setting Up Domain Name On Hosting
After buying both domain name and hosting the only work we have to do is setting domain on the hosting. For this, we need to setup Nameserver of the domain to point it to the hosting. You will get the nameserver from the hosting, each hosting has its own nameserver.
After setting up nameserver you need to install WordPress on your hosting. For that just open your cPanel and search for the Softaculous One-Click Install ( which is provided in most of the hosting ) otherwise install WordPress manually.
Step 3. Designing Your Blog
Designing of the blog is a critical part because the themes and settings you are going to use in your blog to make it look attractive matters a lot in gaining traffic. The blog you create must be easy to use and all functionalities must be made easily visible.
The first step is to select the appropriate theme for your blog. There are many options available for the WordPress themes. Many free themes have a greater look and features. For your first blog go for some free theme which is attractive and simple.
The easiest way to design a blog is by spending some time in examining the many top blogs which are currently been available on Google. Just want and learn how bloggers design their blogs and try to make your blog accordingly.
Step 4. Add Posts and Pages
Now the final step is to start posting on your blog about stuff and all. And fill your blog with all kind of contents so that user will have sufficient content to read. The content you are adding must be genuine and correct. Perform all kind of research on the content which you are adding so that no false information is added in your blog post.
Step 5. Gaining Traffic and getting approval AdSense for your blog.
One of my favorite sayings goes like traffic is the king. Without traffic, your blog is nothing but just a showcase. The One of the hardest and time-consuming part for the blogger is to gain traffic on his blog.
The traffic is gained by many means such as social media marketing, email marketing etc. But the best method to gain a long life traffic is through SEO. SEO Stands for search engine optimization and it is the practice of gaining traffic to your blog or website through organic search engine results, for example, Google Search.
The only true friend in gaining the high quality and quantity of traffic is by using SEO techniques. Which is mostly hard work and time-consuming work. But as the saying goes hard work always pays off, so SEO techniques should be used to gain the traffic to your blog.
After you Gained the sufficient amount of traffic, the only thing you have left with is some kind of earning source. Hence the last part is to signup for such earning program to make some money.
There Are Many Programs on the internet to make earning from the blog. Some top Ads Network or affiliate programs are AdSense, Infolinks, CJ Affiliate, VigLinks, etc.
One of the best Earning Source for the bloggers is AdSense. Just Go to there official website and signup for the AdSense and follow the steps they describe. If everything is correct your AdSense account will be approved and you can use its ads to make some money from your blog you build.
Also Read: How To Get Google AdSense Approval In 2018
Step6. Start growing your blog and make money.
The final thing is to do the continuous posting on your blog and be in trend with the content you provide on your blog and keep it going.
The more your work the more you achieve and will be a successful blogger one day.