How to start a blog in 2019?
Blogging can make it possible for you to leave your desk job and work for yourself. You’re even able to travel the world with a stable blogging income. As you probably know, there are thousands of bloggers who make a full-time income from blogging and are able to live a life by traveling.
There are 5 simple steps that you should do if you’re considering to start blogging. Make sure you follow them to have a good start.
Picking a niche
You should consider this the most important part of your blog. If you build a blog about everything, you can be sure that no one will read it. You’re simply not going to succeed if you don’t pick a niche. It is really difficult to build your audience and to promote your blog if you don’t have a specific topic. Don’t think that a certain niche will make your blog grow only so far. It will do the exact opposite of that.
Choosing a name
More than often, people will waste too much time coming up with a name for their blog. If you’re making a new blog and just need to start, the name you chose won’t matter too much. It doesn’t have to be different, or unique, or cool. Some of the biggest bloggers started their blogs with names that were difficult to remember, for example, Eric Barker.
Just remember that building an audience and a blog is much more important than coming up with a name.
Domain name and web hosting
Web hosting providers are allowing you to have a server space where you can store files on the Internet. You won’t have a website without this. A domain name is simply the name of your website. For example, if your blog is called My Blog, you want to get a domain called myblog.com
Don’t think that picking a good hosting is difficult or expensive. If it was expensive or difficult to do, there wouldn’t be millions of websites on the Internet. There are free options, but if you want a more stable service, go with the ones you have to pay for.
Setting up WordPress
Once you get a web hosting, you will have to log in to your web host account and choose the WordPress option from there. Most of the websites on the internet today are WordPress based, so you should also go with that option as it’s easiest to manage it and work with it.
It takes only a couple of minutes for a WordPress website to be set up, so you won’t be wasting time either.
Picking a theme
Once your WordPress site is up, you should change the default theme that comes with it. It’s not optimized for blogging even though the default theme looks decent. It just helps you to get started. The design of your blog should be convincing and concentrated on the theme you’ve picked before. A good design is really important if you want to succeed. Be sure that people won’t pay attention to a site without a good design.