How To Start Your Blog? The Step-By-Step Guide (2021)

How To Start Your Blog? The Step-By-Step Guide (2021)

How To Start Blog?

Do you want to start Blog and make some money?

That’s the best decision.

I have also started my blog in 2020. Currently, I am running 3 Blogs. And it makes me nearby $1500 which is good for me. you can earn more than it, it totally depends on your hard work and dedication.

Blogging is pretty hard to start, but don’t worry I’m here to totally guide to start your own Blog.

So, I like to divide it in some steps. You can find it out in content table. If you done any of it you can jump to any else from there.

Alright, Before we start the steps Let’s just I gave you the small sight on What Is Blogging Or Blog?

What Is Blogging Or Blog?

In simple words, a Blog is the type of website which gives the relevant and best content to the audience. The blog is the short version of ‘weblog”. In that place, you have to provide the updated content so that the readers love and enjoy it.

Also, start Blog is the first step towards Digital Marketing.

I hope you get the idea on it. Let’s begin how to start blogging.

Step 1: Choose Your Niche

This is the most important part of this field.

Niche means the Topic on which you are going to talk about in your blog. So many newbies were struck on this. And by choosing an unpassionate niche, you are going to quite I in six months. So, don’t do that mistake. Choose the niche you are passionate about.

Still confused!

Take an example:

Neil Patel: He writes his blog on niche Digital Marketing. If you can see his posts you can see that he only post content related to Digital Marketing. Nothing else than it.

ShoutMeLoud: ShoutMeLoud is a significant website where they teach about WordPress, SEO, Blogging, and stuff like it. They have the niche of Blogging. They just tech topics related to blogging.

So, now you get an idea what niche is. Now you have to choose your niche.

Let me help you to find out your perfect niche:

To choose your niche try to answer this questions:

  1. What is the topic on which you can talk for a long time?
  2. Which thing you are passionate about?
  3. What do you love to share with your audience?

Now, you have choose your niche. So, now you have to do some research on it.

You have to see the competition on it. For beginners, if recommend choosing the medium competition niche. Then, search the profitability of that niche. Because if you choose the non-profitable niche, how can you earn from that? For Profitability, see that it has enough affiliate programs, it’s easy to rank, and most importantly, it has a good volume of keywords.

These are some steps from which you can find your profitable niche. Take your time and choose your niche. Once you have chosen you are good to go.

Step 2: Choose Domain For Your Blog

Selecting your website domain is not so tough. Once you have your niche clear you can choose your domain easily.

Domain is like the name of your website. Like our this website domain is Guidehut.

Here are some points or tips you need to look up while selecting your domain name:

  1. Keep It Short And Simple: People don’t remember the long and wordy name. So keep it short and simple so people remember it easily.
  2. Don’t Add Numbers: You don’t add numbers because people don’t remember numbers.
  3. Use Keyword: Use can use your main keyword so that users directly get an idea of what your blog is about.
  4. TLD Extension: I most recommend using extensions like .com because it’s globally. You can use your preference too. There is nothing like you only have to use .com.

This are the points you can look up to choose your domain name.

Step 3. Choose Good Hosting For Your Blog

For making profitable blog you need the good domain and hosting.

Don’t be confused between domain and hosting. I clear your confusion here:

Domain: Domain is the name of your website which users browse to find you.

Domain name contains: (here is the example of my website)

HTTPS:// (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

www (the subdomain)

Guidehut (Domain name)

.in (Extension)

Hosting: A web hosting is a place where all your files of your blog are stored and show your blog lives when someone tries to access that. Hosting is like the hard disk of the computer, which stored all your data (images, posts, pages, and many more) and kept your data secured.

Now, I hope you have cleared your confusion. Let’s go further.

There is ton of hosting provider. But I recommend to go with Hostinger. Because I personally use it. It’s best.

If you’re going to use WordPress then Hostinger is the best option for you. Even I recommend you to use WordPress for your website. Hostinger is No.1 platform for Beginners. Also, it’s very readable and not very costly like others.

So, if you’re ready let’s dive in.

Here is four hosting plan:

Choose plan for to start your blog.

I recommend you to go with WordPress Starter Plan. Because It’s Affordable and also with all essential features. You can use WordPress Premium when you will be a master of it. You can even choose Single WordPress. But, it’s can’t have many features So, I recommend going with WordPress Starter. Anywise, you can choose your choice.

Here you can see some features of WordPress Starter Plan.

Choose the WordPress stater plan to start your blog for beginners

Okay. So, you have to add your plan in add by simply click on “Add to cart” button.

After adding in cart you can see the plans renew offers:

Choose the renew period

You can renew it by One months or 12 Months or 24 Months or 48 Months. It’s depend on your choice.

If you have chosen WordPress Starter or Premium WordPress, you can see heir is free domain name access. So, you just need to search your domain name availability:

Choose your domain name for your blog

After you choose your domain name you have to click on “Checkout Now”.

Then you simply need to sign up or log in:

Sign up to move forwards

After Sign Up or Log in, you have to choose your payment method:

Choose your payment method

Then you simply do your payment and you have your own Domain.

Congrats! you have your own Domain now. You have cross the most prominent stop of the journey.

So, now you have purchased your Domain and Hosting. Let’s move to the next step.

Step 4. Set Up Your WordPress Blog

Set up WordPress is not like sky rocket science. It’s easy.

Once you have purchased your domain and hosting you just to have to Log in to your Hostinger Dashboard.

When first you log in you can see interference like this.

Setup your wordpress blog

To setup to WordPress you have to go to Manage from Domain option.

After click to manage you will land on the dashboard of you website domain manage.

Move to dashboard to start editing your blog.

You can check there all information related to your website like Orders, Website, Domains, Setting, Advance and more.

To reach to the wordpress you need to go to the Dashboard from WordPress section.

There you can see many options related to your website.

Forward to your blog

To edit your website you have to click on Edit Website button.

It will take you to the WordPress admin section. Before that they ask you to provide you login information then finally you will reach to the WordPress admin page.

Here is dashboard of your blog

Your page will slightly different from this. it will not completely look like this, because this is my running website page and I have set up so many new and additional things in it.

Congrats! you have set up your WordPress Website.

Step 5. Choose Your Perfect Theme

Theme is the main point of your website.

By having the attention grabbing theme you are gonna to have a massive amount of traffic.

In blogging, the design of the blog matters because if you don’t have a great design, so you are losing a lot of traffic and audience. Good design helps to build more trust in your readers.

So, there is ton of themes in WordPress. Some of them are free and some are premium.

If you have the budget to invest in themes and plugins then you must invest in it. And if you haven’t the budget you can use it for free. There is nothing like premium is necessary for you. And also you are a beginner then go for free, it’s better for you.

So, which should the best?

  1. Astra: I know, you think like it’s common. But, here I have the pro tip for you. Before that, Astra is one of the top multipurpose used themes. It’s available in both types, for free and paid too. As a beginner, I recommend going for free, after some practice some experience you can take a pro version of Astra. Also, I’m using the Astra free version. It’s working best. Astra is lightweight and easy to customize the theme. This theme is like a GeneratePress, but they have a lot of features which doesn’t available in GeneratePress, and You can make your homepage attractive and responsive too by using elementor with that.
  2. GeneratePress: This theme is easy to customize so anyone newbie can customize it. The support of this theme is amazing. It’s a lightweight (under50KB) theme so, it’s easy to use.
  3. CorpoNotch: CorpoNotch is a creative, modern, clean & sleek WordPress multipurpose theme. CorpoNotch is blazingly fast, extremely lightweight, and supports come with all sorts of beautiful effects and functional features.

So, this three is the best themes. I have used each of them. And my experience is so Fantasying.

To Install Themes, you have to go to your WordPress Dashboard. There you have to Appearance and then Theme. There you find some already installed themes. To Install more you have to go to Add New on the top of the page. Then you just need to Search your theme and then Install & Activate. After Active you can Customize your theme and make it your preference.

Here you can find your theme option.

If you can’t find the perfect theme for your blog you can go to Filter Option and choose filters that you want in your blog. Maybe then you can find what you are looking for.

Congrats! you have made your website look stunning. Pet your Back and Proud on yourself.

Here I have Pro Tip for you. You can use any Theme you want. There is nothing like you’re here for blogging so you use the only blog-related Themes. My Pro Tip for you is to use Elementor with your theme to customize your theme. Elementor is a plugin that helps you to customize your theme in a better way and make it more attractive.

Step 6. Essential Plugins

WordPress without Plugins is like Pizza without Cheese, Paris without Eiffel Tower, World without Internet. It’s too much? I’m just kidding. But yes, it’s true. WordPress without Plugins is incomplete.

So, before moving forwards let me give you idea what Plugin is?

The plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. Plugins are necessary to Optimize your content, for SEO, Speed, and many more.

I hope you get an idea about Plugin. Now, let’s forward and Install some essential plugins.

Elementor: It is the page builder for designing any page. These plugins allow you to create your dream landing page by just drag and drop. I used it personally, and it was very lightweight to use and helps me to create a stunning page.

Yoast SEO: It’s the best plugin for SEO. It’s very lightweight and easy to use. It also provides many options which help us to improve our content and rank better. Personally, It’s my favorite plugin since I started my website.

UpDraftPlus: Backup of your website is necessary. I used this plugin to backup my website daily. This plugin helps you to backup your full website, and you can restore that data whenever you need it.

Anti-Spam: Many times, someone makes spam comments on your blog. This plugin helps you that if someone comment on your blog and comment looks like spam, so this plugin automatically removes it.

Resmush.it: If you are writing an informative article that has a lot of images in it so this plugin tries to optimize your images and by this, your website loads fast.

Social Snap: Social snap is a social sharing plugin, But I like this plugin so much because they help to drive traffic from mediums like – Facebook, Twitter, and many more platforms.

iTheme Security: Security is the no.1 priority; many times, somebody tries to hack your website, so this plugin helps you to secure your entire website. Using the security plugin is essential to keep your blog safe.

Site Kit By Google: Site Kit helps you to track everything about your users like from where they are, from which medium they are looking at your website, from which channel they got to you, and more like it. You can connect your Google Analytics, Adsense, Search Console, and more.

So, these are some Essential Plugins you have to Install to work your website better.

If you are wondering how to install the plugin? Let me help with you that,

  1. Go to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Then go to Plugins → Add New
  3. Then upload your plugin zip file and click on the “install now” button.
  4. After installing, click on the “activate button” to install that particular plugin.

So, now your whole process is finished. Now you have done all the Essential setup. It’s time to post your best content on your website. Without wasting any time let’s move forward.

Step 7. Write Your First Blog Post

Finally, the time was come for what you are waiting for.

If you’re totally Beginners and don’t know how to write your first blog post, I’m here to help you. Before that congrats, that you have successfully set up your WordPress blog.

For creating a blog post, you have to go: Dashboard → Post → Add New

After that, you will land your post page where you write you first blog post.

So, this is your post page interference. You have to write your Title first then you write your whole content.

Now, let me help you to make your first epic. Here are some tips you can use to make your first post epic:

Tip 1: If you don’t know the topic to write on, do research around your niche keyword. There are so many ways to do research you can do it on Google, or Search Console, and many more. Personally, I use the Ubbersuggest to find the topics related to my niche. It’s free and also paid. I use the free version because I don’t think I need the paid version. You can go through it. It provides all information related to keywords. Keyword Volume, Competitions on it, and more.

Tip 2: Use Long-Tail Keyword. People often like to click on Long Tail Title. And also it’s easier to rank.

Tip 3: Use number and power words in your post title. Having the number in the post title encourages the users to click on it. Like if there are two results one is “10 Best Chrome Extensions You Must Need To Track Your Competitor” and the other one is “Chrome Extension To Track Your Competitor” which one are you gonna choose? Of course the first one. So, that’s the reason to use numbers and power words in the Title.

Tip 4: Use Images in your post. Images make your article more comprehensive. But don’t use copyright images, use copyright-free images. And most importantly make your post lengthy and in more deep details. By doing so, you make your fans your true fans.

Tip 5: Be Honest. Be honest while you write. Honesty is the key to success. So, be honest and share real content. Don’t do copy-paste from others. Be real and write your own content. And use I and You words to connect more with your readers.

So, these are 5 tips you can use to make your first post epic.

Congrats to you again! You done so amazing thing today.

Now, there is one bonus Point for you. It’s favorite to everyone.

Step 8. How To Earn From Blogging? (Bonus)

Now, you had make your blog and have some awesome audience. It’s time to make some money.

Here I have make the list of ways from which you can make your first dollar.

Let’s dive it.

Affiliate Marketing: This is one of the effective methods for making money online. In this, you have to promote other products on your blog, and if you get a sale of that product so then, you will get a commission from the product owner.

Advertising On Your Blog: Most of the common ways every blogger uses this to monetize their traffic and make money handsome money out of it. Many bloggers are using it and making a decent amount of money. Two leading websites – Adsense and Media.net, You can apply to their program and make money from there.

Sell Your Product: I am not saying to sell the things which need to delivered or shipping. I am talking to sell your knowledge. It can be in any form, it can be a course, or Cheat Sheet or Pdf, or an eBook. But for that, you need to build trust with your audience.

Offering Service:  If you are an expert on anything like SEO so you can offer service to your reader, and they will directly pay you. This is one of the fastest ways to earn money from your blog. It’s not only SEO it can be anything, from your passion, or if you are doing the job then you can give the same service as you do in your office.

But to earn money from blog you need your audience and have to build trust with them. Then you make money and offer services.

Conclusion

Once again Congratulation! you have started your journey and cross your first step.

This is not the end, if you want to have passive income you have to learn more in depth in it. In this journey you learn so many things like SEO, Marketing and more.

I hope you like the article and All The Best for your blog.

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