Yes this is amazingly simple, to start a blog! You’ll always be grateful to yourself for your decision to start a blog. As you already know that now you are going to be the part of the community, known as the creators. This passionate community servs to those, who watch online content and drive this crazy business. Now you are exposing yourself to the world of unlimited possibilities. Unlimited possibilities to express yourself, show your another face to the world, interact with huge international community, make money and make yourself grow!
If this is not the right time to start something, then right time will never come!
Since you have decided to start the blog and already came closer to fulfill your dream, so let’s start.
Before we start, let’s discuss about pre-requisite to complete the action in 30 minutes.
Ask these questions to yourself:
Have you decided about the niche, where you are strong enough to make significant contribution with your expertize?
Be careful about choosing the niche. For instance, if you are good at writing, then you need to think areas of interest like data analysis, curiosity about electronic gadgets, politics, religion, etc.
Let’s say you love observing tech gadgets like smartphone, storage devices, headphone. Even, your friends want to know your views about these gadgets.
Now, as you are good at writing and one of the strong interest area is electronic gadgets.
Now, check this niche for it’s SEO value, I mean, the money in this game. Well, gadgets review is one of the niche, where you can earn even in 6 figures. if you move swiftly and in right direction
In this case, you may choose one of the niche – Mobile gadgets review and comparision.
Similarly, you may choose your own niche, where you can get all these 3’s:
- Areas of strengths
- What you loves to do
- Where money lies.
Have you chosen the domain name?
Once you have decided about the niche, do some research online to check trendy name. You should have a domain name, which gives a clue about the website.
Do some brainstorming with yourself, then discuss with friends or family. Now you might have got the clue, what type of name you want.
If you are confused, take help of online tools like domain name generators.
Domain name booking
Try to choose TLD domains (Top level Domains like .com, .org, .edu etc), as there are many benefits in choosing the same. Choose SEO friendly domain name.
These domain sellers, while searching for name, will also provide ideas & options to choose.
Beware about claims that – you will get your website Free of cost
Nothing comes free. There are no free lunches at all, you have to pay any which way.
Mind it, you are not starting the Blog to create a free account. Instead, you may use a free account, to start a Blog!
You have got the bigger purpose!
I am not forcing you to go for paid plan. I am telling you from my own experience of blogging for previous 5 years. I own few other websites as well.
Just to share my own story, let’s have a look at the story of this website – Discovervibe.blog
|I first created a free wordpress.com website, as I was new to Blogging and I was committed to start a Blog. Problem was, I didn’t have money to invest!|
My choice for domain name was – Discover Vibe. So I selected a free wordpress website discoveribe.wordpress.com, as I could find only this name closer to the doain name of my choice.
I had published few articles on it.
Yes, you can get your website for free at WordPress, Wix etc, but in that case you can not get domain of your choice. Connecting the domain is not allowed in free plan!
Let’s say you have chose domain name as Mobirev (abbreviation of MOBIle REView, just for example), your domain at wordpress.com will be like Mobirev.wordpress.com. If this will not be available, then it will provide something like mobirev001.wordpress.com.
Is this kind of first impression of your website will rightly represent your brand?
Secondly, you can not monetize the free site. Ads will be shown on it by provider, once you get enough traffic. In order to get the benefit of monetization, you have to buy a plan.
First of all, you have to pay for domain registration. So at first step itself, you will have to pay.
So, don’t fall into the trap of freebies.
But look for the value in it. Gain some knoledge & be realistic.
As a long terms project, you need to plan to recover the spent money in 15 month time, through blogging itself.
If you don’t have budget, then do not delay starting the website. Start with free plan of WordPress.com, Wix or Squarespace. All are great free platforms. Personally I would suggest WordPress.com free account, as it offers flexibility, scalability and availability to entire range of plugins once you upgrade to paid plan in future. Wix free plan
Your 30 minutes starts now…
30 minutes from now, you will have your own website live, up and running…
With the clear thoughts and strategy in mind & with the clear intent, we are guiding you to break your first obstacle…..
…of thinking for years, but not starting your blog or website!
Now you have your website’s domain name in your hand.
You have two options now:
- Start with a Blog hosted platform / Website Builders like WordPress.com, Wix.com and Squarespace.
- Get open source, free blogging platform WordPress.org, hosted at leading hosting provider like Bluehost, Hostgator.
1. Start with a ‘Blog hosted platform’ like WordPress.com, Wix.com and Squarespace
Start with a Blog hosted platform, where you need not to worry about website hosting and no set-up required at all. You will also get custom domain for free along with the paid plan. We shall explain in detail later. Here best options are WordPress.com, Wix and Squarespace.
As a beginner, it is recommended to start with WordPress.com.
Signup at any of these–
In order to not creating confusion, we are mentioning top 3 website builders:
Signup and choose any design, which you may change anytime. If you have purchased the domain of your choice from Domain providers, complete the linking. Else, you may get a free domain from them with paid plans.
Choose the plan, which will enable you to do monetization of site. That way, you will have ultimate choice to place ads or not, to choose the advertiser of your choice.
2. Get open source, free blogging platform WordPress.org, hosted at leading hosting provider
Second option, which is most widely used. WordPress powers more than 30% of the internet traffic. WordPress.org, which is open source, free blogging platform.
You may get WordPress.org, hosted at leading hosting providers. Choose from anyone of these:
Once you sign up, in a click you can install WordPress.org.
Hope you have done it in less than 30 minutes!