This post is all about how to start a blog for free in the easiest, most simple way. Starting a blog is simple if you know the steps to take. Keep reading to learn the 3 steps it takes to starting a blog.
How To Start A Blog in 3 Steps
Hi everyone! Welcome to my new blogging series! I have been blogging for many years and I have learned A LOT along the way.
I started blogging years ago when I was only 15 years old so I know how difficult it could be to start when you don’t know what you’re doing. After lots of trial and error, years of research and many courses later… I have learned a lot and finally figured out the easiest way to grow and manage a blog.
Some of you have been following me since I started and are still around today (thank you to my OG supporters <3 ) I really appreciate every one of you <3
My blog has brought a lot of good into my life. It has made me grow creatively as a person and has opened my life up to so many opportunities.
This blog really lets my imagination and ideas run free because I’m always thinking of new ideas and new series to share with you all. The best part is that I was able to create such an amazing community with all of you just by blogging.
Now, I want to give back to you all and share my tips and tricks to starting your own blog! I know what amazing things could happen when you start blogging and I want to help YOU achieve the same.
I am lucky enough to have grown this blog to a point where I do make an income from it and also want to share my tips on how you can make money from your passion blog so you can make money doing what you love.
This series will be about ALL THINGS BLOGGING from how to start your website, how to choose your niche, what to write about, how to come up with post ideas, how to gain traffic quickly, how to monetize your blog as it grows and more.
I will be answering questions in the comments as well and writing any posts you request. You can leave me a comment on one of my post with your question or write me an email with your request email@example.com
Now let’s get into how to start your blog!
Blogging is easy if you know what you’re doing. It just takes knowing the simple steps to take. I always say it’s important to learn from others who have walked the path you want to take. Learn from those before you so you can get there quicker.
The 3 Steps To Starting Your Blog
Step #1 – Choose Your Niche
The first step to starting your blog is choosing your niche. This is your blog topic. It’s important to choose a topic you like because you’re going to be writing about this topic over and over again.
So, how do you choose your niche?
- Choose something you’re passionate about and want to write about! If you’re not passionate about it, it won’t be fun for you and your readers will notice.
- Choose a topic that isn’t too broad or too narrow. If it’s too broad it will be hard for readers to know what your blog is about and it will be hard to differentiate yourself from the competition. If it’s too narrow, it’ll keep you in a box, you’ll have trouble coming up with ideas and over time have nothing to write about and lose inspiration. You need a happy middle: not too broad, not too narrow
Now if you know what you want to write about: great! You can move onto to next step.
If you don’t: that’s okay!
I recommend to experiment with writing about different topics until you find which one you love the most.
Step #2 – Choose Your Blog Name
When choosing your blog name you have two choices: naming your blog a name you like or branding yourself.
- Brand yourself or choose a name that can grow with you
Branding yourself means naming your blog after you. This is a good option if you want the freedom to have your blog grow with you. This means you can write about whatever you want at any time. I suggest having a niche but if you decide to change your niche at any time, you can.
You don’t want to be in a situation where you have to change your blog name because it’s too niche related. For example, if your blog name is cookingwithannabel.com but you decide you don’t want to have a cooking/food blog anymore and want to change to fashion, well now you have to change your blog name.
To prevent this, name your blog after you so it can grow with you. I especially recommend this for young bloggers. Chances are you are still discovering yourself and you have so many years ahead of you, you don’t know where this journey will take you and what your passions will be.
- Choose a general name
Now if you want the room to grow but don’t want to brand yourself, choose a name that won’t restrict you to one small niche in case throughout the years you want to expand your blog.
For example: cooking.com would restrict you to writing only about cooking whereas a more general name like theinspiredkitchen.com or inspiredliving.com gives you more room to write about different topics and expand your blog in the future.
Step #3 – Create Your Website
The last step to starting your blog is creating your website! There are many platforms you can use. I can go on and on about the different ways you can create your website, but I think it’s easier to just tell you the easiest way (haha)
The easiest way to create your blog is to use a hosted platform like WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Wix.com or Squarespace.com.
By using these platforms, you can choose one of their themes and design your website really easily. You can create your blog for free using any of these website platforms. They have many different plans you can upgrade to in the future if you need. I think it’s important to start your blog for free and then upgrade to using different features later on.
My favourite is WordPress.com because I’ve been using it since I started and it has been amazing and easy to use. They have so many themes to choose from and it’s easy to customize.
All done, time to start posting!
And that’s all it takes to start! As you can see it can be simple to start your blog, if you know the steps to take! This is why I started this series, so I can show others how simple it can be to just start!
As always, if you have any questions you can leave me a comment below, send me a message on social media or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want a step by step guide showing you in detail how start your blog and gain traffic right away, check out the e-book I wrote here. This book shares the strategy I used that took my blog from 0 to 150,000 views in 1 year!
It goes over every step to starting and growing your blog in a simple, easy and healthy way. This book will not tell you to post everyday until you’re burnt out, or that you need to be Instagram famous for this to work.
This book shares how ANYONE can start a blog and grow it quickly so you can eventually make an income from it! This is for everyone who wants this!
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