How to start a blog
1. Pick a blog name. Choose a descriptive
name for your blog.
2. Get your blog online. Register your blog
and get hosting.
3. Customize your blog. Choose a free blog
design template and tweak it.
4. Write & publish your first post. Share
your thoughts with the world. The fun
5. Promote your blog. Get more people to
read your blog with the proper marketing.
6. Make money blogging. Choose from
several options to monetize your blog.
Should you start a blog?
One of the misconceptions about starting a
blog is that you need to be a great writer to
be successful. Nothing could be further from
the truth. People read blog sites to get a
personal perspective on things, so most
bloggers write in a very informal and
And because of the format, many successful
bloggers will write about a variety of topics
on the same blog.
In addition, you don’t need to be an expert
on any of the topics you write about to have
a successful blog. For example, visitors to a
cooking blog don’t want to read a textbook
from a food scientist, they want to hear the
experiences of someone who has actually
cooked some real meals, mistakes and all.
To be successful as a blogger there is really
just one requirement: a passion for your
At its heart, blogging is about sharing your
knowledge with the world. Writing about
things that you are passionate about makes
the process of starting a successful blog so
much easier. As long as you are writing
about things that you are genuinely
interested in, your passion will shine through
and keep your visitors interested.
So why would you go to the trouble of
blogging? There are a few reasons:
Share your story. A blog allows you to
have a voice and be heard. You can share
your story with the entire world if you so
choose. One of the most common ways
blogs are used are as a diary where the
blogger writes about their daily
experiences so that friends, family, and
others can all be a part of their lives.
Make money from home. Blogging can be
quite lucrative if done correctly. The top
bloggers in the world obviously earn quite
a bit, but even a part-time blogger can
expect to make a nice profit if things are
done correctly. The best part about it is
that blogging is a form of passive income,
since you can spend just a few hours a
week writing a piece of content and then
continue to profit from it long after the
the writing is finished. I go into much
more detail on how to blog for money
later in this guide.
Recognition for yourself or your business.
No, you probably won’t have paparazzi
following you around because of your
latest post. But a successful blog makes
your idea into a reality, and can gain you
a ton of recognition in your respective
field. Many bloggers are known as experts
just because of their blogs, and some
have even gotten book and movie deals
based on their blogs.
Find a community. Blogging at its heart is
interactive. You write a post and people
comment on it. This is a good way to
connect with people who are interested in
the same things as you are. Blogging
allows you to teach these people based on
your experience, and it gives you the
opportunity to learn from your readers as