So, you also want to start your own blog huh!, that's the dumpiest idea you have today lol, am not kidding, it's better you do chicken farming maybe, lol or something else. Well it's still a good idea if you still consider starting up a blog and by the way it's very easy. I do recommend you to start one today though.
Anyways to keep you well informed blogging has never been easy for most people around the world. I live in Tanzania and I do my blog in English ( it's trouble worth a price) since it's the only best language am somehow good at but still it's a challenge leave alone the issue with language barrier but also the response of people understanding the blogging community around here. In Tanzania we have hundreds if not tens of blogs but if you try scooping in them and to find that one blog that will suite you need is a heck of job.
In this simple tutorial I just want to show my fellow Tanzanians and other folks around on how you can START A BLOG and be at the top if you want to.
Let's highlight some few point that we're going to use.
- Choosing A Niche/Title: You have to be very careful with what topic you are going to deal with. 1st look around and do some background checking to see what title people are much interested with. For example in Tanzania, people like reading about gossips both local and international and somehow about football too. Also you have to choose the topic of which you will be comfortable with. Don't just take any topic because people like it.
- Choosing Domain Name: With domain, you must consider the title of you blog. They should much to improve you google ranking and also for people easily recognize. It will be awkward if blog title is HOW TO START A BLOG then you domain has different name. Make sure you choose a easy to remember name and it should to long.
- Choosing Blogging Platform: There are hundreds of blogging platform and new ones are coming out year by year. All this is about the competition of the blogging market and coming up with new tools. All in all we still have the major platforms that has been on top for century. Platform such Blogspot, Wordpress and Tumblr are the most famous one. Do a review of all platform before deciding which one to use. This is to avoid future regrets.
- Hosting Providers: Blogspot provide free hosting services all you need to do is finding a domain and customize you blog to your desire. With Wordpress the do have two options of one being free hosted account with limited hosting package and a premium hosting account of which you pay in three two different rates depend on you needs. Furthermore you can still use BLUEHOST which is much cheaper and has many offers to choose from. With BlueHost you can still install Wordpress in it.
- Choosing Themes/Template: The most important thing is the look of your site. No matter what you do or what kind of content you have the looks of you site will help drive traffic to our blog much easily. Although Blogspot and Wordpress and Tumblr all have free template for their visitor you still need to find the best theme to suite you blog content. Only with Blogspot will be able to play with HTML coding if you have knowledge in that. So you can down your blogger theme either it's free or premium from ESSYTHEMES and direct install to you blogger account. If you need Wordpress themes for your blog download them here at THEMESTZ.
- Tool and Resource: Knowing the right tools use on you blog if very important. Use email widgets to collect you visitor email and have interaction with them. Showing popular post in you blog is one way of showing how active you blog content is.
- Monezation of Blog Content: So you have completed setting up you blog and you want to earn from it.! The best way is to monetize you blog by joining AFFIALIATE PROGRAM or Use ADSENSE OR ZHAKKAS to show ADS on your blog. You can also decide which payment method you would prefer to get paid from companies around the globe. Try PAYONEER it works fine with me.
And that’s it! and as simple as that, I’m more than confident now that your initial blog set up should now be finished and ready to go, and all that should have been really damn easy. If you are having any problems installing WordPress In BlueHost please just get in touch and I will be glad to walk you through that.
If by some unfortunate circumstance you get stuck or have any questions for me about how to create a blog, just get in touch with me or leave a comment below. I’ll help you out with any problems.
Starting up a blog is not stupid it's just dump if you have no idea of what you are doing. Enjoy your new blog!