Are You Ready to Start a Blog?
The first step is to get yourself a domain name and blog host. The domain name is how people find your blog and the host is where all of your files are located online.
I recommend BlueHost to all new bloggers. It is the host I first used when I got started and they have 24/7 live support as well as giving you free domain name registration if you purchase for two or more years. BlueHost is currently offering Blog Tyrant readers a huge discounted rate on the 12-month starter plan. Here’s some common self-hosting FAQs.
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The next step is to install the blogging program that you will use to post, edit, upload images and so on. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. It is free once you have signed up with BlueHost and can be installed with one-click.Further Reading: How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes – A Step by Step Tutorial
Now that you have started your blog you’ll want to jump ahead of the pack. This means quickly learning about WordPress themes, search engine optimization and how to write amazing content that attracts subscribers. Check out the post below for all the important tips.Further Reading: Revealed: 19 Things to Know Before Starting a Blog in 2017
This is a bonus step for anyone who is serious about using their blog to make a long term living. You need to grow a mailing list. An active list of email subscribers will help to promote your post and will hopefully support your products or whatever it is you do in the future. I recommend Aweber to store your mailing list.
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