- Choose your preferred blog platform
- Choose web hosting for your blog
- Setting up a blog on your own domain
- Designing your blog (the fun bit!)
- Useful resources for blogging
Choosing where you want to build blog is pretty much the first thing you have to do. I’m going to take a leap and assume you’ve heard of WordPress, and this is the platform I advocate. It’s massive.
It’s by far one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world, with countless plugins and add-ons and almost infinite ways to design and layout your blog.
There are more than 82 million active users of WordPress = a lot, basically.
There are some limits to free blogs. You can’t fully monetize it, and you don’t have the possibility to upload all those videos and images you want to show everyone – it’s all limited. Worse still, you won’t even have access to the free themes offered by WordPress.
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.
Aside from the more tangible benefits like resume-building and income, blogging is a great way to share your ideas with like-minded people.
Choose a theme and decide on branding elements like logos and colors.
Add an opt-in form to start collecting email subscribers.
Begin producing strategic content that helps people.