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How to Start a Blog in 2020 (FREE Easy Guide for Beginners)

How to Start a blog – Easy steps to create a blog

Blogging has become one of the best ways to earn money online. The numbers are increasing in this community every day. Since it is the best platform, many people are pursuing blogging platform as their career and making wealthy income.

If you don’t know what is the meaning of blogging. Don’t worry it’s easy to understand.

What is a blog?

A blog is a site where you can share the information and updates about anything you know. In other words, Let’s assume you searched a question on google “ How to Lose weight “You will see a ton of links and among them, you will click on one link and you are gonna see the information about how to lose weight. So, the information you are seeing on a site is called ” BLOG

Hope you got that, There are different kinds of blogs out there on google. For example, News blogs, Fashion blogs, How to topic blogs, Movie blogs and etc. You need to choose a topic for your blog. That’s all you need to do before starting a site. Select a niche you’re accustomed to. This is what lots of beginners do, they choose topics even they don’t have knowledge about it. I would suggest that you don’t need to care about rich and high-profit niches. Go for the topic you know about. So, you could write and provide great content for the audience. You will get exposure for sure.

Are you thinking wrong?

Everyone who thinks blogging is an easy way to make money. It’s wrong it’s not like what you thought. It would be hard if you think it’s easy to maintain a blog and run it. Running a blog is neither easy nor hard. You need to have patience and commitment to start a blog. If you are so stubborn about blogging then you start it. The people who are thinking it’s easy to run. I think it’s not a place for them. Yeah, It’s easy only when you succeed or when your blog get lots of traffic and engagement. Though you can easily run a blog and you have followers to ask them what they want to know and what they want from us.

Why blogging is good?

Blogging is the most popular way that many people are making huge money from it. The people who are making a huge amount of money from their blog had probably worked so hard. Because, As I said, blogging needs so much patience and commitment. you cannot make money within a small time. In the same way, you cannot earn money by just creating a blog site. Maybe, there are people who think they are gonna earn money right after creating a site.

They may act ” yeah I’m gonna be rich from tomorrow”

Apparently, it’s not the case. It’s not like what you thought. But, there are numerous blogs making billions. Yeah, you heard right! It’s true.
Huffington Post– is the top 1 earning blog with $41.6 million per month as according to Forbes list. It’s sounds crazy right. but, here you should see this. You know Huffington Post blog has been on run for 14 years. That’s why they’re earning such huge money and needless to say, they did really hard work to achieve that milestone. There are so many blogs like Techcrunch, Mashable, Perez Hilton, Tuts Plus making millions and billions which of course has been running for 10-13 years.

Does blogging suit you?

Maybe, You should think if blogging does really suits you or not. You need to have patience and commitment to reach your goal. I will say, a person can do it who has commitment and patience. But I won’t recommend and suggest who doesn’t have patience and want instant money.

Let’s come to the heading topic, Guys It’s really easy to create a blog. After that, the whole process begins. I will just interpret how to create and start a blog in simple words.

How to Start a Blog

1. Choose niche for your Blog

As I said, you may have knowledge about a particular niche/ topic. Just do it only about that, Don’t go for other As you don’t know and get confused about what to do.

What type of blogs ?

  1. Fashion Blogs
  2. Food Blogs
  3. Travel Blogs
  4. Lifestyle Blogs
  5. Music Blogs
  6. Fitness Blogs
  7. DIY Blogs
  8. Sports Blogs
  9. Business Blogs
  10. Personal Blogs
  11. Movie Blogs
  12. News Blogs
  13. Gaming Blogs
  14. Finance blogs

As you can see above, there are tons of blogs out there running on google.

Fashion blogs are the most common blog on google. Fashion blog provides about styles, dressing, makeup and etc. It discusses the overall fashion topic. If you’re passionate about fashion. you can go for it. Every blog discusses its own topic and explores it. Eg. Food blogs discuss food like how to cook something.

Let me give some guidance

Go ahead for the topic you’re passionate about and interested in. I personally don’t suggest you to go for topics which because they get more traffic. You must believe that whatever you are writing on your post should have worthy content and valuable to read. If you’re writing interesting things. You will automatically start getting followers and Traffic.

2. Choose Domain Name for blog

Once you choose a topic. You need to select a domain name based on your topic. A domain is something you see before .com or .in

There are so many domain names available in the market. You better be unique about the domain names. People should get attracted when they saw your page name. But, It plays a crucial role in blogging too. It should need the meaning and significance of the site. Suppose, if you’ve already created a domain name like about FoodSpace.and after some days you may get thought what if posting blogs about travel. But, your domain name is Foodspace. How can you upload it. So, You really need to think perfectly before creating the blog site. You shouldn’t change your mind after creating blog and if you did, You regret investing money on it. You can choose .com.,.co.in. ,.co,.in etc.

What is a DomainName

3. Hosting

After deciding the topic and domain name for your site. It’s the final step to buy the site. But, you should know what’s the meaning of Hosting.

A web hosting service provides the technologies and services needed for the website to be viewed on the Internet. Website data is stored on special computers called Servers. Without Hosting and servers, you cannot create a website. That’s why it’s really important. Suppose, without CPU The computer doesn’t work. Just like that, Without Hosting The website cannot work and cannot be created. Only because of hosting, Your website is live. In other words, Because of hosting, People can able to see your content.

Hostinger

Which are the Best Web hosting

  1. SiteGround
  2. Bluehost
  3. Hostinger
  4. InMotion Hosting
  5. A2Hosting
  6. Kinsta
  7. WPEngine

There are many sites that claim Siteground is the best Web Hosting Provider.

  1. It is value for money
  2. Response time
  3. SuperSpeed

SiteGround has created Supercacher, an in-house cache technology that makes a WordPress blog ultra-fast. Supercacher is an innovative website optimization software that uses the platform accelerator from Varnish. Simply stated, SiteGround should make sure that heavy traffic and high loads can be handled quickly by your blog.

I suggest you to go for SiteGrounds because it has great reviews and ratings. The bloggers who are using it saying it is the best web hosting provider.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure(HTTPS)is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is used for secure communication over a computer network and is widely used on the Internet. Go for HTTPS Sites, as it secures your data. Which I’m gonna show you.

Obtaining (SLS) Secure Sockets Layer makes Prefix HTTPS. Without SLS, Your site prefix is HTTP.

How can you write your content?

Which Blogging Platform?

That’s a simple answer. Just go ahead for WordPress. WordPress is a system that you create pages or posts without having to learn all that complicated HTML code.

Top Best Blogging Platform

(Source: Howtomakemyblog)

As you can see, WordPress is the winner among all blogging platforms. You just go ahead for Managed WordPress Hosting which is available in every hosting sites.

Checkout: How to Improve your Business and Drive New Customers

How to Buy Domain and Hosting

  1. Open SiteGrounds Managed WordPress Hosting Plan

Wordpress Managed WordPress Hosting blog

2. Select Plan which you like the most.

Startup Plan provides 1 Website, 10GB Storage and 10,000 Visits monthly.

GrowBigPlan provides Unlimited Websites, 20GB Storage and 25000 Visits Monthly.

GogeekPlan provides Unlimited Websites, 30GB Webspace and 100000 Visits Monthly.

I recommend you to take up Startup Plan as you are starting up a blog. It Includes SLS and HTTPS too and many features to buy it blindly.

3. Type your Domain name and Extension

sitegrounds

4. Fill all your Account Information and Client Information and payment Details

sitegrounds blog

sitegrounds blog

5. Select your Period Plan as you wish. It depends on money you have and If you want any domain privacy or SG site Scanner just checkbox it.

sitegrounds blog

And Therefore, You will receive mail and you need to do some things that are left. I suggest you to watch this tutorial to Create WordPress in Site Grounds.

Okay After coming back to me. The next step you have to do!

4. Setup a Theme

WordPress, The most using platform has tons of beautiful and clean themes that are easy to drive through your blog. Among all, You have to choose clean and simple theme that shouldn’t be having any bulky and heavy resources. Internet users like to be in a speed responding site. Simultaneously You need to choose a theme that looks simple and better on phone because most of the internet users from phones. so make sure you have flexible and responsive theme. Once you completed selecting the theme. you do have to recorrect some settings on-site.

5. Change Settings

wordpress blog

So, from the above image, you are seeing left sidebar from WordPress.

  • Go for Settings
  • You will be navigated to General settings where can add or change your Blog title and Some information regarding to site. After that,

wordpress blog

  • Slide to PermaLinks Sub-column

wordpress blog

  • You can see above image, You better change to post name because your followers or people can easily drive to your site by post name.
  • You can change any other settings as your wish.

6. Add Plugins

Plugins you need to Install

1. WPForms: Every website needs a contact form because it makes it easy for your visitors to get in touch with you.

2. Monster Insights: MonsterInsights is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It allows you to connect your website with Google Analytics, so you can see exactly how people find and use your website.

3. Yoast SEO: SEO helps you get more visitors from search engines to your website. While WordPress is SEO friendly out of the box, there is so much more you can do to increase your website traffic using SEO best practices.

4. W3 Total Cache or WP Rocket: It allows you to instantly improve your WordPress website speed and performance with no technical skills required.

5. Updraft Plus: It allows you to set up automatic backups and safely store them on a remote location like Google Drive, Dropbox, S3, Rackspace, FTP, email, and more.

6. Elementor: Elementor is the most advanced frontend drag & drop WordPress page builder. Create high-end, pixel perfect websites at record speeds. Any theme, any page, any design.

7. Insert Headers and Footers: While managing your WordPress site, you may sometimes need to add code snippets to your WordPress header or footer for verification, inserting ad retargeting scripts, etc.

12 Best wordpress plugins you must have

These all plugins are necessary for WordPress which have useful purposes for your site.

7. Post a Blog

wordpress blog

Hope you get it what I said on Image.

After Finishing writing your blog Yoast SEO will help you to rectify your mistakes that you’ve done in post. It shows you what to do and what not to do. Once you got Green Smiley You’re perfect now just like Your post is good for SEO.

That’s it Guys, You should organize everything in your site and keep posting good quality posts till you get engagement and high traffic. It can take up to 6-12 months to reach first milestone. You have to be patient to achieve your goal and Aim. Nothing can do if you’re posting good content and High-Quality Posts. After having enough posts and followers. You can apply request for Google Adsense.

There are bunches of Tricks and Courses for SEO. You can Learn and Boost up your Site for Early Results.

Comment me on the box if you have any concerns or issues you’re getting. I can help with that.

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Ankit Kumar
Ankit Kumar
6 months ago

You told how to start blogging. Recently i started the same. It will be helpful to me.

Jayanth
Jayanth
6 months ago
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Check out related articles too. Hope it would be helpful !

Tammy
Tammy
4 months ago

This is great. I wish I had this post when I 1st started my blog last month. But it’s never too late to change platforms. I’m currently using Weebly which is okay for now. But I plan to switch that. Thank you for all the information.

Jayanth
Jayanth
4 months ago
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Jody
Jody
4 months ago

I wish I had done more research when starting my blog. Making changes mid stream has been a source of frustration for me. A post like this is so helpful as a guide for beginners!

Jayanth
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4 months ago
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Tiffany
Tiffany
4 months ago

I just started my blog in December 2019, so my website isn’t quite 3 months yet. It has been a journey, so much to learn! I like how you mapped out the basic process and even provided plugins you recommend (I’m already using many of them). For me identifying what to call my niche was hard. I knew exactly what I wanted to write from the get go but didn’t know how to classify it. Its good that you provide some suggestions and categories to look at here. Great post!

Jayanth
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4 months ago
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accidental blogger
accidental blogger
4 months ago

I must say this is a perfect guide to start blogging for a beginner ❤️

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Shana Seigler
Shana Seigler
4 months ago

Great overview of starting a blog

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Jo
Jo
4 months ago

Really great tips!

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4 months ago
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Muna
Muna
3 months ago

Only if I had known this sooner. Recently started a blog.This post is really useful for the beginners. Much love.

Jayanth
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3 months ago
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Jessie
Jessie
3 months ago

Very informative post for those starting out! I would actually add GoDaddy to the hosting list, too. Thanks for sharing!

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rasi gupta
rasi gupta
3 months ago

Great information for beginners! good job!

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Ruth Nchekei
Ruth Nchekei
3 months ago

Omg! I use siteground too and it’s amazing. Go ahead guys, use his link to purchase hosting and domain from siteground. Totally worth the money.

Katie
Katie
3 months ago

This was really helpful!

Jayanth
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3 months ago
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Mike
Mike
3 months ago

Good information. Where were you when I started? lol.

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3 months ago
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Lomash Kumar
Lomash Kumar
17 days ago

Great article! Very useful for beginners. Thanks for sharing this.

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