In this article, you will learn how to start a blog in 2020 in just 5 very easy steps. You might be wondering how to start a blog in an easy and quick way. Well, you are not alone thinking this. A lot of people also think the same and they don’t get the right direction where and how to start blogging. Don’t worry. In this article, I will tell you all about blogging about why and how to start a career in blogging. But before that let me tell you about blogging. Blogging is a good part-time income source and also a passive income generator even if you are sleeping. So without further delay, let’s jump into learning it why and how to start blogging to make online income.
Why should you create a blog?
I was also having some doubts regarding this. As soon as I created my blog, I came to know all about its benefits. Before exploring blogging, let me tell you why should you create a blog? The following are the benefits of creating a blog-
- A blog becomes your online identity
- You learn all about Digital Marketing
- You connect with more people
- You learn new writing skills
- A strong platform for online income
- Freedom to work anywhere and anytime
- You engage with people on online platforms
- You can sell courses on the blog
- You become your own boss
And many more advantages if you have a blog.
How to start blogging?
Now, this is the golden part of this article on how to start a blog. Well, there are two ways to start a blog – free blog and paid blog
A free blog is not recommended and I would prefer you to set up paid blog.
Now let me tell you how you can start a blog in just 4 easy steps.
#step 1 Choose your niche
#step 2 Purchase a domain name
#step 3 Purchase a good web hosting
#step 4 Setup WordPress and install a theme
#step 5 Start writing good content.
#step 1 Choose your niches.
This is the first step in blogging. Selection of a particular niche in blogging, is very important and you have to choose a particular niche on which you can write articles. Only then you can have a good impression on your audience and you would become famous in a very short time. Moreover, people also feel good to connect with you by reading your articles. Let’s say, you are a gym expert. Then you can write articles about physical fitness and it’s easy for you. If I say to you to write about technology as well, you may write for both but you will definitely feel difficulty to write about them. And your audience also gets confused about your expertise. You might lose your audience.
#step 2 Purchase a good domain name
The second important step in blogging is choosing a good domain name. There are .com, .in, .org, .co.in, something like that domain extensions. I recommend you should choose .com for your domain name.
A domain name is something like Raviguruji.com or yourname.com DigitalDeepak.com or abc.in.
Well, there are other domain providers in the market like but I would recommend you should choose a domain from Godaddy. Godaddy gives you domain name at the very lowest price than other domain providers and its service is also good.
Click here to view the domain name from Godaddy.
#step 3 Purchase a good web hosting.
After purchasing the domain name, get web hosting. For web hosting, you should choose the following companies –
- A2 Hosting
- WPX hosting
But I would recommend going with A2 hosting or WPX hosting. As both have a good support system if you face any difficulty. Along with this, they also give you a free SSL certificate and unlimited bandwidth.
Companies usually say they provide unlimited bandwidth, however, they ask you for paying more when the traffic increases.
Bandwidth is the traffic that you have monthly on your website.
Deepak kanakraju also has used A2 hosting and WPX Hosting for his website (DigitalDeepak.com).
#step 4 Set up word press and install a theme.
Now it comes to set up WordPress. For this, if you purchase the domain name and web hosting from the same company, the company provides you one-click WordPress set up. The company sends you an email with the WordPress set uplink. All you need to do is just click the link and follow the instructions. Your WordPress is set up in a few minutes.
But, if you purchase the domain name and web hosting from different service providers, you need to set up WordPress after login into the Cpanel. The company sends you the link for Cpanel.
Well, for this you should contact the hosting provider company and they will guide you. You can also watch some videos about it on YouTube. Don’t worry about it. It’s very easy to setup.
After this, install a good WordPress theme. I would recommend having free Generate press as it is schema optimized or Divi theme or Elementor theme. You can go to themeforest.net to purchase the theme. But in starting, the free theme is fair enough.
#step 5 Start writing good content
Now, your site is ready, and all you need to write the content and publish it. Writing content in your niche is very important. You must write articles in such a way when the reader reads it, they feel more connected with you. Like as I’m writing to you and you are reading this article, in the same way, you should do content writing. Apart from this, you need to write articles after keeping your audience in your mind. Try to understand your audience’s pain, problem, and how you are going to solve them with your writing.
Thanks for reading and I hope you find this article helpful setting up your website. If you have any doubt, just leave a comment below. You can also contact me here.