Easy Free Step-By-Step Beginner’s
Guide To Create A Blog In 30 Minutes
Create A Blog In 30 Minutes
Updated on October 13th, 2018
Blogging is cool and very easy to start your own blog. therefore, if you are looking for a free, easy, step-by-step guide on how to start a blog? the you are in the right place
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My name is Oluwafemi Emmanuel, and I am going to show you how to start blogging. Blogging is fun and Interesting, though can be stressing and tiring sometimes, but i can assure you that it’s very lucrative especially if you plan on monetizing the blog.
This free guide is all about blogging for beginners, and will teach you how to be a blogger with just the most basic computer skills. Therefore whether you’re 10 or 100, you can create your own blog in less than 30 minutes.
I admit that when I started learning how to build a blog I made mistakes, a lot of them. This free guide was created in other for you to learn how to blog quickly and easily so as to avoid certain mistakes.
Skip the rest of this introduction and start building your blog!
By the Way, What is a blog ?
A blog is a type of website that focuses mainly on written content, also known as blog posts. In popular culture we most often hear about news blogs or celebrity blog sites, but as you’ll see in this guide, you can start a successful blog on just about any topic of your choice.
A very percentage of Bloggers often write from a personal perspective that allows them to connect directly with their readers. In addition, most blogs also have a “comments” section where readers can correspond with the blogger. Interacting with your readers in the comments section helps to further the connection between the you and the reader.
This direct connection to the reader is one of the main benefits of starting a blog. This connection allows you to interact and share ideas with other like-minded people. It also allows you to build trust with your readers. Having the trust and loyalty of your readers also opens up the door to making money from your blog, which is something I will discuss later in this guide.
One of the misconceptions about starting a blog is that you need to be a great writer to be successful. Nothing could be further from the truth. People read blog sites to get a personal perspective on things, so most bloggers write in a very informal and conversational style.
Furthermore, you don’t need to be an expert on your topic in order to have a successful blog. For example, readers of a baking blog would’nt want to read a textbook from a baking expert, they want to hear the experiences of someone who has actually baked some real cakes, mistakes and all.
Being a successful blogger requires just one thing: a passion for your topic.
Blogging is about sharing your knowledge with the world. Choosing a topic that you are passionate about makes the process of starting a successful blog so much easier. Writing about more than one topic is totally fine too. As long as you are writing about things that you are genuinely interested in, your passion will shine through and keep your readers interested.
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Therefore why would you go to the trouble of blogging? There are a few reasons:
- Make money from home. Blogging can be quite lucrative if done correctly. The top bloggers in the world obviously earn quite a bit, but even a part-time blogger can expect to make a nice profit if things are done correctly. The best part about it is that blogging is a form of passive income, since you can spend just a few hours a week writing a blog post and then continue to make money from it long after the blog post is written. I will go into much more detail on how to blog for money later in this guide.
- Recognition for yourself or your business. A successful blog can gain you a ton of recognition in your respective field. Many bloggers are known as experts just because of their blogs, and some have even gotten book and movie deals based on their blogs.
- Find a community. Blogging at its heart is interactive. You write a blog post and people comment on it. This is a great way to connect with people who are interested in the same things as you are. Blogging allows you to teach these people based on your experience, and it gives you the opportunity to learn from your readers as well.
Good news is, the internet is exploding with growth right now. More people than ever are online. This explosion in growth means more potential readers for your blog. In short, if you are thinking about starting a blog then there is no better time than right now.
So, just how do you start a blog?
How to Start a Blog in 6 Steps
Learn how to create a blog in about 30 minutes following these steps:
- Pick a blog name. Choose something descriptive.
- Get your blog online. Register your blog and get hosting.
- Customize your blog. Choose a free template and tweak it.
- Write & publish your first post. The fun part!
- Promote your blog. Get more people to read your blog.
- Make money blogging. Choose from several options to monetize your blog.
Let’s start your blog!
Step 1: Pick a blog name
The first step to finding a good blog name is choosing your topic.
If you’re not sure what to blog about, there are a few ways to find a good blog topic:
Passions & Hobbies. Hobbies or other interests you are passionate about are a great place to start. Cooking, travel, fashion, sports, and cars are all classic examples. But even blogs about more obscure hobbies can be successful, since the your audience is literally anyone in the world with the internet.
Life experiences. Everyone has lessons they have learned through life experience. Sharing this knowledge can be incredibly helpful to others in similar situations. Think about the things you have experienced in life. This could be related to your job (example: a blog about being asite engineer), work (a blog about experiences dealing with clients), or other life experiences (a blog about dealing with a troubling time such as a disease or divorce, or about a happy time such as preparing for a wedding or a birth of a child).
A personal blog. This blog all about you. This will include a variety of topics, from things you do on a daily basis, to random thoughts and musings. Personal a great way to share you thoughts with the world without having to stick to just one topic.
Once you have a topic it’s time to choose your blog name.
A good blog name should be descriptive so that potential readers can instantly tell what your blog is about just from the name.
If you are blogging about one specific topic then you will definitely want to include that in some way in your blog name. Try not to get hung-up on just one word though. For example, a cooking blog doesn’t necessarily have to have the word “cooking” in it. The words “food”, “recipes”, and “meals” would also let people know that your blog is about cooking.
If you are planning to create a personal blog where you discuss a variety of topics then I recommend using your name, or some variation of it, since your blog is all about you. For example, I own the blog realmofysblog.com. You can also add your middle name or middle initial if you find your name is already taken. Or you could use a variation like “Real Mofy Blog” or “Blogging with Realmofy”.
Once you have some blog name ideas you will need to choose a domain extension.
A .com domain extension is the most preferred, but .net or .org work as well. It is also important to note that for the purposes of a blog domain you cannot have any spaces between words. So “Blogging with Realmofy” becomes bloggingwithrealmofy.com
Now that you’ve got your name and have picked an extension it’s time to make sure that no one else has already registered the same name:
Note: You cannot use any spaces or punctuation other than dashes in a domain name.
If you find that the name you wanted is already taken there are a few things you can do:
Try a different domain extension. If the .com version is already registered you may still be able to get the .net or .org version of your blog name.
Add small words. Words like “a”, “my”, or “the”. For example, The^Facebook.com instead of Facebook.com.
Add dashes between words. For example, Face-book.com
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