Whether you want to start a blog to make money, just for a hobby, maybe you want to build a portfolio or just to create a space for your thoughts, then you’ve come to the right place.
Having a blog is extremely popular these days; everyone’s doing it, and whether you want it or not, there’s so much potential and opportunity in having your own blog. There is a huge blogging community online, and in person, there are blogger groups and meetups in most towns and cities, so it’s a great way to make friends. There is also money to be made; there’s a chance you could become famous or be noticed from across the globe or even closer to home which could lead to a new job or other opportunities. The possibilities from creating your space on the world wide web are endless. So, let’s get started.
Remember, all the bloggers out there had to start somewhere - but where is that somewhere?
First of all, you need to decide what you want to blog about. The world (wide web) really is your oyster. Whatever your passions are, wherever your expertise lies. You might want to choose a niche that you can own or just something that there’s plenty to talk about.
Secondly, you need to have a think about where you want your blog. There are loads of blogging platforms to choose from. WordPress is a very popular one, and one of the easiest ones to use There are more than 82 million active users of WordPress. Other options include Blogger and Tumblr which is half social network and half blog. Both are simple to use and also very good.
Next, you need to decide if you want to pay for it or get a free blog. While the free blogs are great, you won’t be able to have your own web address, and there are fewer options with the layout and features of the blog.
Once you have made your decisions, the next step is designing your blog. This is where it gets exciting. You can make your blog look exactly how you want it. You can install a free WordPress theme, or there are people out there who can help you. You might want to look at a wordpress design agency who will have the experience and knowledge to know what will look good and what works for other blogs.
Finally, once it looks the part you need to write some compelling content, Make sure you also have an ‘About’ page and a ‘Contact’ page, then create a plan of what you’ll be writing and when and keep to your schedule. Consistency is very important to gain readers and visitors so ideally you want to be writing a blog post at least once a week. You will also need to accompany your blog posts with free photos from places such as Unsplash, Pexels, and the Pixabay.
Good Luck and happy blogging!