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How to Start A Blog: A Beginners Guide

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So it’s the new year, and you are finally ready to build that blog that you’ve been talking about since forever! Last year, I began my journey as a blogger. At first, I had no Idea what I was doing but after a ton of research, I was able to figure it out. I promise you, it’s not as hard as you think. 

 

 

HERE, I AM GOING TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU IN JUST 3 THREE EASY STEPS.

  1. Buy your Domain

  2. Choose a platform to Host it on

  3. Create bomb content

 

First, you will need to buy your domain. Your ‘Domain’ is the name of your site. Make it official by choosing a name that has a ‘.com’ so people will take your web page seriously. If you don’t know where to buy your domain, then read “What every blogger on a budget needs first” for links to a few domain sites that are super cheap.

Although I purchased my domain from Host Gator for $12 bucks, there is a website called Bluehost that will allow you to purchase your domain as low as $3.95.  Even if you aren’t going to start blogging right away, I suggest buying your name anyway so you could always have it for future purposes and it will always belong to you.

 
 
 
 

Now that you have purchased your name, it is time to choose which host you want to create your website on and create an account. The most asked question that I received last year was ‘what platform do I use to set up my site’?

I am currently on Squarespace which is $12 a month. Yes, it is in investment. If you don’t have the budget, then there are free options such as a platform called WIX.

Wix is a super easy platform to build your website. You could be done in less than 30 minutes #literally. When I first started blogging, I used Wix and later upgraded to SquareSpace. Don’t worry, you could always switch over to a new platform if you see that it’s not for you. There is no right or wrong.

Wordpress is another free option to look into. It has a lot more flexibility than WIX and could be used as a great website to establish your blog. Wordpress is always a good option for beginner bloggers but could be very annoying for the blogger who wants to take it serious because it can have various limitations on designing options and themes. From my experience, Wordpress is more on the intermediate side but with the right patience, you could have your website poppin' in no time!

 

Once you’ve made these two steps, now you could get to the fun part--designing your website! Have fun, get creative, and make it your own. It’s a bit of a learning curve but once you get the gist of it, you will be able to make it look like your dream site.

 

Creating your site could be frustrating so that's why I created an in-depth step by step guide for the beginner blogger. I give you practical steps for you to follow along and set up your website in no time. Download the free guide below! It's free, girl.