Hi I am Omkar,
I am writer and a Blogger. I've been blogging since two years now and in this short journey of mine, I learned so many things by reading and writing blogs on different topics and niche. writing is my passion and this passion helped me to get in main stream as blogging become one of the dominant tool in marketing.
As you guys know nowadays Big businesses are using blog as a medium to describe their products and reach millions of customers online.Weather you own a successful business or you just getting started. Blog will play an important role for your online identity.
If you are planning to expand your business blog is the perfect way to start it. why because internet is the first place where people gonna see and read about you and your products. well if you don't own a business that's alright still you can earn money with blogging by helping others to develop their skills or by helping them to select a right product.
There are so many ways to earn money through your blog. But before that you have to know all the things required to start a blog. That's why I've created this step by step guide on How to start a blog? for you guys where you will get all the information you needed to start your blog from scratch.
01 Select a Perfect Niche for Your Blog.Before you get started you have to choose niche for your blog.
What is niche ?
A Blog niche is a specific topic you'll write about for example of someone writes about mobile phones then niche o that blog is mobile and so on.
Be sure to Choose a topic which you enjoy writing about and by which you can deliver fast and best of your knowledge. Also be sure to choose a blog topic which have a big audience. It will help you to get profitable traffic on your blog in future. once you have selected your niche is time to move on to the next step.
02 Choose Your Blogging platform.
Well there are so many blogging platforms available for you. But out of them two most popular blogging platforms are wordpress and Blogger. Both platforms have their own advantages and disadvantages.
If your goal is to only write then I will suggest you to go with blogger as it is free and easy to use platform. But if you want to earn money with your blog, I will suggest you to go with wordpress.
There are tons of plugins and tools available for wordpress users which you can be use to scale and manage your blog. With wordpress your blogging experience will be very smooth and fast. In this blog, I will show you how to start a self hosted blog with wordpress a tool recommended and use by professionals.
03 Get Domain Name and Hosting.
I decided to keep this two topics together because they are dependent of each other . Domain name is a name of your blog it also acts as your address on the internet for example my domain name is thedailybuzz.in anyone on internet can find me online by entering this in the google search box.
Hosting is something which you required to make your website visible for users. It is a hard drive of your website where you store all your files weather they are images or text and hosting provider is someone who will manage them for you.
If you are really serious about blogging, I will suggest you to buy one year hosting with free domain name. If you don't know where to buy hosting for your Blog Bluehost, Hostgator, NameCheap are some of the good hosting providers to get started.
04 Install Wordpress and Theme.
Wordpress is a blogging software which will help you to manage your content. To install wordpress login to your hosting service providers account and navigate to c panel. and there you will find the option to install wordpress.
Once you are done with the above step its time to design your website. This is the place where theme comes in. Theme will help you to create professional looking website without having any knowledge about coding or programming. You will have easy to use drag and drop environment.
Well once your theme is install you all set to design your website. There are lots of tutorials on youtube which will help you design a professional looking website. Be sure to have all necessary pages likes about us, contact etc., while designing your website.
05 Create a post and Promote it.
This is the final stage of blogging. write some posts regarding your niche and publish it.Your blog is all set now the question is how to get traffic to your website. but before that lets discuss about type of traffics. Basically there are two types of traffic organic and paid.
Organic traffic comes from SEO (Search engine optimization) which is totally free and paid traffic is generated from ppc (pay per click) ads its not free. PPC ads are displayed above organic search results or on the side bar of search engine pages for search queries related to topic. If you are looking to get organic traffic keyword is important thing.
If you have relevant keyword what people are looking for then you can get more traffic. There are many tutorials available online which will tell you about search engine optimization. That's all for today I hope this guide will help you to start your blog without any doubt see you in the next blog.