Looking to start a new blog? But don’t know how to get started? Getting started with almost anything may be a tough nut to crack, and of course, blogging is definitely not an exception. If you are new to blogging, I would recommend you to go through this post – Make Money Blogging. But don’t worry here is a quick 5-step guide to help you in starting your blog and fly high with that. Hope this “5 simple steps to start blogging” will help you set up your blog and get started in blogging.
5 Simple Steps to Get Started Blogging
So here is a quick list of those five simple steps to start blogging. Check out this. This might be very helpful if you are about to start blogging.
1. Select A Blogging Platform
Choosing a blogging platform is first and foremost step towards your blogging journey. If you are a newbie, here by “Blogging platform” I mean to say that selecting a blogging platform is determining that where are you going to blog? With whom you are going to create your blog?
There are various platforms available over the web. So you can choose from a wide range of blogging platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Weebly, Joomla, Drupal, Tumblr, etc. But obviously, Blogger and WordPress are the best two which are ruling over the web these days. Both of them have their features and advantages over other, and these two are competing for each other most.
I have discussed Blogger Vs WordPress in this post. Now, you have to choose one that suits your needs as well as the one which is best for you.
2. Choose Your Domain Name
Selecting a domain name means choosing a URL for your blog. You have two options either you can choose a free domain name or buy a custom domain by paying the charge. If you are new to these terms, let me illustrate you these terms with an example.
Consider about Facebook, most of us know about social networking site Facebook. When you type https://www.facebook.com in your web browser, it directs to Facebook. It means http://www.facebook.com is URL of Facebook. If its domain would have been taken for free from blogger its domain would have been http://www.facebook.blogspot.com, and if it would have been taken from WordPress for free, then its domain name would have been http://www.facebook.wordpress.com. Thanks to them, they have bought a custom domain by paying the domain name charge to .com that’s why we have a short URL for Facebook. So http://www.facebook.com is a custom domain.
Hope this example would have cleared every doubt in your mind. If still there exists any doubt in your mind, please let us know your problems below in comment section.
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3. Pick A Niche
Now that you have set up your blog, it’s time to select your niche. Choosing a niche is the most important step of blogging. For those who are new to this term, let me tell you “Niche” determines your blog content is going about what?
For example, if I’m writing about blogging, SEO, Social Media, etc. , it means “Blogging Tips and SEO” is the niche of my blog. Selecting a niche may be difficult sometimes even with a large number of options present there to choose. But my recommendation would be – pick the one in which you have expertise. Because if you are painting and art lover, it would be challenging for you to succeed with a blog about technology.
Choose the one that suits your interest but keep an eye on what niches are going hot and hotter. So be smart enough to do your research and decide what you desire.
4. Post Content
It’s often said that CONTENT IS KING and that is entirely accurate because the success of your blog depends upon the quality of your content. If you are not posting quality content (here by “Quality Content” I mean to say that content that adds values and helps readers learn something new), you might attract them for some time, but in the long run, you would be in loss. Because if readers would not get something valuable, they will definitely ignore to come back.
Also along with quality, SEO(Search Engine Optimization) matters. Because if your content is not SEO friendly, the chances are that your posts would be ignored by search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. And you would be losing tons of organic traffic.
Thus post quality content regularly otherwise even your regular visitors will start ignoring if you are not giving them proper information what they are looking for. So try to keep it straightforward and informative.
5. Monetize And Make Money
Monetizing your blog is very important because you have put a lot of efforts in your blog. And now it is the time to get the best out of your hard work. If you are new to the term monetizing, let me tell you, monetizing is the way to make money out of your blog.
Yes, you heard the right thing. You can make money from your blog. Whatever content is present there(on your blog), you have rights to get revenue from your content. Thus making it simple for you to earn from your blog.
There are various ways to monetize your blog, so sometimes it is quite confusing which one to choose as you want more revenue with fewer problems. Therefore here is something for you – Monetize Blog Traffic – Ultimate Guide to Make Money From Blog.
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Though there are some other steps as well, these are some basic steps to get started blogging. Hope this 5 step guide helped you to get started in blogging, for any query or sharing your views feel free to comment in the comment section below.
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