I assume that you are reading this because you want to start your own blog now. Well, I am here to show you the steps that you have to do to create one.
1. Start Planning
Yes, you have to start planning even before you start your own site. This means planning the things that you would like to post on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Also, you have to consider what type of audiences you would like to reach. By knowing those, it will be easier for you to know what topics to write about.
2. Know Your Niche
What is it that interests you? Do you have any hobbies or ideas that you are not afraid to share? By choosing a niche that you are comfortable with and knowledgeable about, you will be able to help a lot of people.
Don’t start something that you don’t like just because it is a popular category. You’ll stress yourself and get lazy to consistently post if you do that, so it’s better to stick to something that you are assured you can write a lot of things about.
3. Select the Right Blogging Platform
There are free blogging platforms that you can choose from, but if you are really serious about blogging, then it’s time to pick a platform that can host your website. Most websites are from WordPress, although there are also a lot of choices you can consider.
You can find videos on YouTube about tips on what blogging platform is best to use. Compare each one to know what suits you. There are also online forums online where you can see different opinions from fellow bloggers.
4. Think of a Domain Name
Something that is related to your niche, well-thought-out, distinctive, and memorable. It will probably take you a few days to have a light bulb moment and think of a perfect domain name, but it will be worth it instead of putting a mediocre site name that is difficult for audiences to remember.
5. Learn to Customize Your Blog
You can avail of services to have a more intuitive website; however, if you are on a budget and just starting out, there are a lot of how-to videos and articles that are available for you to see.
6. Publish Your First Post
The most awaited part. You finally decided what your niche is and now started your blogging career! What comes next is to create content and publish it for your readers to see.
7. Promote Your Blog
Social media platforms like Pinterest can drastically help your blog grow. Most users are women, that’s why it’s best to stick to niches that can cater to women’s needs.