HOW TO HAVE A BLOG OF YOUR OWN
This is a Step-by-step Tutorial for newbie’s to own a blog in less than 15 Minutes.
Starting a blog by yourself should not be difficult and complicated process. In fact, more and more people are beginning to own a blog every day. It seems as though every individual or organization on the face of the earth owns a blog.
Just like many people, you might not be in the know about how to start your own blog. Starting a blog might be very intimidating if you do not have the needed technical skills to do so. It may also be confusing to choose from the different options available for starting out.
Are you ready to begin the step-by-step tutorial? Click here to see Step 1.
The good news is that this free tutorial will help you go past all that intimidation and confusion that you might have about blogging. What is required of you is just a basic computer skill. No matter your age, I guarantee you can set up a blog for yourself in less than 15 minutes.
Why do you need to follow this tutorial?
I will be guiding you on how to start your own blog today. I have been setting up blogs and websites over the last 13 years. Within this period, I have built many blogs for myself and for others too. From experience, I have discovered three important factors which can help you make a success out of blogging.
Have a passion for your topic:
Blogging has to do with sharing your knowledge with your audience or readers. The entire blogging process and all it entails becomes less difficult when you choose to blog about a topic that you have a genuine interest in.
Set up your blog correctly.
I will be showing you how to create a blog on a WordPress platform which can be accessed with any tablet, Smartphone or computer. WordPress is the most popular platform for blogging. You will learn how to set up a blog with WordPress while making the most out of it.
You’ve got to learn from others.
When I started learning how to set up my own blog, I made quite a lot of mistakes. Now you have the opportunity of learning from my years of experience to help you avoid repeating the same mistakes that I made.
You can skip the rest of this article and start setting up your blog!
Why You Need to Start Blogging Today?
Starting a blog does not cost an arm and a leg and should not be complicated at all. The entire process can be categorized into 4 steps:
Setting Up your Blog in Four Steps:
Selecting a domain name
Installing your blog (takes at most 10 minutes)
Customizing your blog design and layout.
Writing your first blog post!
The World Wide Web is fast expanding and more people are becoming more internet savvy than ever. This increase in growth means more potential readers for your blog. Now is the best time to take advantage of this opportunity and start blogging.
Here’s what you’ll gain when you start blogging:
Apart from other benefits you stand to gain, blogging is an exciting way to share your ideas and opinions with likeminded people all over the world.
Making your first post may not earn you paparazzi, however owning a successful blog will give you recognition and popularity in your chosen niche. Blogging will also make you an authority in your own niche. Many bloggers have become experts in their niche because of the blogs they own and manage.
If you do things rightly, you blog can be a major source of income for you. Those who are top bloggers today, earn an attractive amount of money in hard currency. Even a part time blogger can earn a good amount if he/she does things right.
The problems with owning a free blog:
It is possible for you to own a blog without paying any money. In theory, this might sound like a great idea; however it has its own major drawbacks. Let’s examine these disadvantages:
Free is not absolutely free:
This might seem outlandish to you, but the truth is that free blogs site are designed to make money for the company making the offer. They do not give out free blog space because they want to be of help. Instead, they want to make money by leveraging on the time and hard work which you have put in creating your blog.
This is how they do it:
They will create ads on your site:
Companies which provide free blog space will place adverts on your blog which you will have no control over and you will not get a share for the revenue generated through those ads.
They will eventually sell upgrades to you:
Subscription to their services may be free of charge, however you will be charged to make modification to your blog such as the blog layout or design and each of these might cost at least $60.
The reason for creating these free blog spaces is to make money for the company offering these free blog spaces. This implies that you cannot sell products or services on your own blog.
In addition, these companies will not give you a share of the profits earned on your site. A major source of revenue for bloggers is selling of ad spaces and this cannot be done using free blogs.
You’ll have no control:
If you start your blog on a free host it means that you are renting your blog space. You are just a tenant and not the landlord. A landlord has all the rights and can decide to take down your site at any time without your permission.
Something more is that free hosts will deny you access to all the features you need to run a successful blog. In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll be giving you some useful tips and tricks that can be used to improve your blog. Many of these tips I will be sharing cannot be done on a site hosted on a free blog space.
There is no security:
One reality about the internet is that some blogs get hacked sometimes. This happens to new and existing sites both big and small. If this happens to your free blog, the hacker can even steal your domain name and this means you will be losing your site and you might not be able to get it back again.
It is my recommendation that you avoid the temptation of using free blog sites. It is no where worth the trouble.
The good thing is that paying for your own blog will save you all these troubles. It is far cheaper than owning a free blog and there are no hidden charges also.
The guaranteed method of Setting up your Blog
Here are two things you need to do to start your blog in an easy way.
- Stick to the tutorials outlined in this blog.
I will be showing you the process involved in setting up a blog, beginning from getting a domain name to earning revenue from your blog. Begin the Step 1 of the tutorial right now
If you are having any difficulty, contact me and I will reply your email.
All you need to get started is contained in the tutorials in this blog. However, if you need some advice, feel free to contact me. I have a passion for blogging and will like to discuss it with you.
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