Creating A Blog From Scratch – How To Begin Blogging?
Creating a blog from scratch can be a daunting task, especially if you have no direction and no experience.
Luckily, you have come to the right place as I am going to share with you what is needed to begin blogging as soon as today.
Creating A Blog From Scratch
First things first, if you are looking for a step by step approach on how to set up your blog, make sure you check out my post here!
Below highlights the key information you need to know to get up and running…and without the headache!
1.) Sign up for Web Hosting here. This is where your blog will live and where you can get into the technical side of things if necessary (don’t worry, setting up a blog is extremely simple and affordable). Keep reading!
2.) You will then want to choose your domain name. For example, if you wanted to create your blog in the Internet marketing niche (like mine here) and your name is Jesse Smith, you may want to consider calling your blog jessesmithmarketing.com or just jessesmith.com or marketingwithjesse.com. Be creative with this step, but remember it’s always good to brand yourself using your name. Position yourself as the leader, authority figure and expert in your niche.
3.) Next you will need to install WordPress. This is only takes a few minutes. After you signup for Web Hosting at my link above, just search in Google or YouTube “How to set up WordPress in Bluehost?”.
4.) Choose a theme for your blog. As you can see if you’re on my website here, a blog doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, I reccomend keeping it simple so it’s inviting to users and easy to read. You want them to be engaged and tempted to click on other blog posts of yours and pages on your site (the lower the bounce rate, the better).
5.) Install a plugin called Yoast. This will allow you to optimize your blog to it’s fullest potential and get noticed in the search engines like Google and Bing. It’s important you learn some basic SEO strategies like keyword research and SEO tag optimization so your blog can begin gaining traction. To start, learn about writing Title Tags, Meta Descriptions and H1 Tags for each blog post you write (all focused around your target keywords). I have more content on the way with some killer SEO tips and techniques so you can dominate the search engines. Stay tuned on this!
6.) Start blogging! Yes, you can literally start blogging the same day you set up your blog. Make sure that you are consistent with your approach meaning that you’re at least posting once every week (2 or 3 times is even better, but don’t burn yourself out). Try to make sure your blog posts are at least 300 words or more and are packed with massive amounts of value.
This is just a quick list to get your blog started with as little effort as possible. However, the more time and focus you put into your new blog, the better your results will be.
Remember this is a long-term asset you are building here, so take your time over the next few months to really flesh it out with powerful and useful content for world to see.
You can have a voice, but you must get started.
Now let’s get to it!