Today’s the day we start your blog! This is so exciting but it is also perhaps the most nerve-wracking and annoying part of the process if you just want to start creating content. With my foolproof plan, we will get you writing in no time.
First of all, your job today is to read my post on How To Start A Blog. This in depth post will take you step by step through the process of setting up your domain and hosting which are, in my opinion, the boring bits of blogging.
What You Will Learn
- How to create and register a domain (blog) name
- Setting up hosting for your blog
- Choosing a theme and getting it customized
- Installing the most important plugins
Don’t worry too much if your blog isn’t perfect right away as you can always go in and tweak the colors and fonts whenever you want. The most important thing is that you have created it and it is live and ready to make you money!
A few pointers, on choosing a domain name and niche. If you are unsure exactly what direction you want to go in or you want to keep your options open, choose a generic/non-specific name as opposed to a name like “gettingfitin2022” or “veganmealsforone” that won’t really allow you to switch topics seamlessly.
I originally started Seaside Sundays with the idea of creating a crafty mom blog but I soon realized that 1. I’m not overly crafty or imaginative and 2. My passion lies more in personal finance and parenting. My non-specific blog name has allowed me to change niches as much as I like without it seeming weird.
Some people say that you need to be very specific with your niche and shouldn’t be all over the place with your blog topics but I have not found that that has affected me at all. Of course, if you are extremely passionate about one topic and know that you won’t deviate from it, then go ahead and get as specific as you like!
If you use my tutorial to set up you blog, let me know so I can check it out!
Tomorrow we will start on the money making process! There are a number of ways to make money blogging and you want to take advantage of all of them so that your income remains stable even when algorithms change or traffic dips.
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