How To Start A Blog in 2024? [1 Easy Way]

To start a blog you need to know more about blog. You may ask a question like what is blog. Yeah, there are so many questions in your mind, I know. As a beginner questions come often in mind, however in this article I’m gonna share some tips with you. Let’s check these-

  1. What Is a Blog ?

Blog is like a diary. What do you do with your diary ? You write as you like. You write anything in your diary. Again some people write only about special events of their life. It’s very simple. Just pick your diary and pen. Then start writing. Isn’t it simple ?

Your diary keeps everything. Blog is almost like this. But there is a little difference. Without internet and domain hosting you can’t run a blog. Blog is an online place where you can keep your story , your daily activities or anything else you like.

Let’s look at the definition of blog from Wikipedia

 A blog (a truncation of “weblog“) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.

According to Cambridge English Dictionary – 

The definition of a blog is  – a regular record of your thoughts, opinions, or experiences that you put on the internet for other people to read.

According To Dictionary – 

a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.

So the point we get from these definitions is that a blog is written with experiences or opinions or with any other activities. 

  1. What Is Blogging ?

Blogging ! What is that ? anything to eat or to wear ? Hm? 🙂 .. Blog and blogging are two different things. Blogging is a way to keep your ideas. And blogging is a way to write your blog. Yah that is pretty much  simple. You can write at any time. Whenever you have free time you can write posts for your blog. 

For your better understanding check some definitions of blogging below – 

According to Yourdictionary – 

The definition of blogging is the process of writing a blog, an online journal in which you share your thoughts about a particular subject with readers. 

  1. What is the reason for your blogging ? 

Well, you want to start blogging. But do you think for a second , do you ask questions like these – 

  1. Why am I going to start blogging ?
  2. What are the reasons for my blogging ?
  3. What will I write about ?
  4. What is the motto of my blog ? 

Well, there may be many reasons behind why I started blogging. Every person has different ideas, different opinions. As such, every blogger has different reasons for blogging. Today I have tried to focus on most of the important reasons. Check these reasons below – 

  1. Share your story : you have plenty of stories. You already shared these with your friends, family, and colleagues. But, you are not satisfied.  You want to share these with more people using online. That could be a reason for your blogging. 

You are a storyteller now. Again many people share their daily activities through their blog. They let other people know about their daily life. They love to make a massive community through a blog. It is amazing. Just think what this online can do. 

  1. Want to Earn money :  here comes the main reason. You heard a lot about blogging. You heard people are earning money through blogging. You heard that anybody can earn by blogging. Day after day you have searched a lot and read many blog posts online. And then you have decided to start a blog and to earn from blogging. Am I right, my friend ? 

Hm? 

Yes, ask  bloggers around you. Maximum of them will give you a positive answer. Yes. sure, after searching and reading people think blogging is a very easy way to earn money. Hahaha. 

And all of these situations inspired you to start blogging. So earning from blogging can also be a reason for blogging. 

  1. Want to Share Your Skill : Okay, imagine you are skilled in web design or web development. And you want to share your activities, your skills online. That is why you start blogging. Well , that’s a great choice. I appreciate your idea. 

Just do a google search and you will see there are many people who are doing the same as your idea. Because they want global recognition, they want global reputation. 

They want the world to see how they are performing in their sectors. Yoo, so why will you stay behind ? Start showing your skill. Let the world know who you are and what you can do. Let the world know your capability.

 And do you know what you will see? You will see you are much more than you were thinking in your past days. You will also realise you have inner power. Try not to stop this. You have a blog, spread your skills.

  1. Want to expand your business : Opps! You are a businessman honey ? And you are looking to expand your business. Well if you have a blog you can do that easily. Through a blog anyone can expand business, can promote their brand awareness. It is a popular way to create more engagement in your business and to reach more people. 

How to start a blog ? 

So finally you have decided to start your blog. That is why you have already purchased domain and hosting too. Well, well. But do you know how to start a blog ?

There are two options for you.  If you don’t have domain and hosting, if you want to go for free, or if you don’t like to spend money for domain & hosting you can use free platforms in order to create a blog for you. 

Yeah! You can create a blog without any cost. Just spend some megabytes. If you are looking for free then you can use these CMS ( Content Management Software ) – 

  1. Worpress.com
  2. Blogger.com

Why did I mention only two platforms ? It’s simple. These are very much popular among bloggers. And maximum bloggers love to use these two CMS for blogging. 

  1. Which platform is the best to start blogging ? 

Before going to start this discussion , check some well known platforms by which you can easily create your own blog. Here is a list of some CMS – 

  1. WordPress.com
  2. WordPress.org
  3. Blogger
  4. Joomla
  5. Hostgator
  6. Wix
  7. Squarespace
  8. Site123
  9. Drupal
  10. Sitebuilder
  11. Jimdo
  12. Dotclear ( Is Not Available ). 

     Though there are many platforms, I will suggest you start blogging with  WordPress. Now a question may come in your mind: how can you start your blog with wordpress. Check the answer  below – 

How to start blogging with wordpress ? 

Go to your Cpanel. Log in then go to below. You will see something like this picture –

start a blog

Try to find Apps Installer from your Cpanel. Then click on wordpress. And then follow the instructions and complete your set up process. It’s very easy. Don’t be afraid. After completing the installation process wordpress will give you a password. Save this password in your word, excel or gmail. You need this password to login into the wordpress admin panel. 

The interface of your wordpress admin panel will look like this –  

Now you have a wordpress blog site. All you need to do is to set a theme for your blog. Form where will you add a theme ?

Check this picture below – 

Go to appearance > themes > add new. Click on add new options. And  then you will see many options to select your desired theme. 

You will see some options are available there. 

  1. Featured ( shows themes randomly )
  2. Popular ( shows popular themes only )
  3. Latest ( serves latest themes )
  4. Favourites  ( serves favourites themes )
  5. Feature Filter ( let you help to find your theme according to your choice. It will show you many filter options. Just select options which you want to have on your theme and let wordpress search it. )

See this picture – 

There are lots of options here. If you want to get only blog themes then click on the blog option. Then click on “Apply Filter”. You can select specific features  that you want on a theme. Just arrange everything as you like. Then you will get many themes. Select any one from them and activate it. 

But there is a question. Many new bloggers ask which theme is the best for blogging. Because there are many themes available on wordpress which confuse bloggers. Again many of them are not like you want to have. So which are the best wordpress themes ?

Here is your answer. Check the list below and grab your theme – 

  1. Bam 
  2. iMax
  3. Lifestyle Magazine
  4. Cali
  5. Cream Magazine
  6. WP Mint Magazine
  7. Vogue

 You can use these themes. Personally I am using Bam and Lifestyle Magazine. I am not forcing you to use it as your blog theme. These are easy to use and have many features. You can choose any theme from the theme option and activate it. 

After activating your theme, you have a little work to do. Click on customise.

Then option will come like this picture –

Now change everything. You can customise anything from the customize option. Give the best outlook of your  new blog. 

Well , you are almost done. Now create your first post and start writing. Start your blogging journey. 

  1. Tips to make your blog more attractive to your visitor. 

Don’t be too  happy. You have done only a few steps of blogging. You have miles to go before you sleep. Hahaha. You are a blogger now and you have many responsibilities too. You need to make your blog more attractive for your visitor. So what do you have to do ? 

Here I am giving you some tips to make your blog more attractive. I will discuss all these points later in another blog post.  Check some tips below – 

  1. Use responsive design. Always try to use a responsive design for blogging. Because responsive design makes your site easier to use. 
  2. Use the theme banner. If your theme has a header banner option then don’t miss this. Try to use this theme banner. According to a famous blogger, using a theme banner attracts visitors a lot. 
  3. Learn how to work with “Advertise with  us”. Many popular bloggers mentioned it on their blog. 
  4. Learn how to use statistics on your blog. Through statistics you can track your site performance. And thus you can improve your blog performance.
  5. Try to know your audience. If you know your targeted audience then making content for them will  become easy for you. 
  6. Use the about us section so that people can easily know about your blog.
  7. Try to post regularly. Thus your visitor will get an updated blog. And each day they will come to see your new post. If you can’t post regularly then make 3 or 4 posts a week. But remember, don’t  make a long gap between your new and previous uploaded post. 

How to Earn Money From Blogging ? 

Opps. You read my post till this point. Amazing. The hottest question in the blogging world is “How to earn money from blogging”. Well, it is not hard to answer. Actually there are many ways to earn money from blogging.

If you have a blog , you can  make a huge amount of money. 

There is no limitation of earning. If you can make your blog famous and if you have tons of visitors then you can make a huge amount of money from a blog. But the question is how you can earn money from blogging. 

Here you go. Here I am giving you some tips to earn money from blogging. Check this below – 

  1. Google Adsense : Google adsense is the best and easy way to earn money by blogging. To get approval you need to post unique and quality content on your blog. If your blog can fill up their requirements google will allow you to show their ads on your blog. And once you get approval from google your earning will also start. 
  1. Other Ad Networks : As like Google Adsense you can use other Ad Networks on your blog. But remember if you are running ads from google then using 2/3  ad networks will be good for your blog. Don’t run lots of ad networks with Google Ads. It will bring bad results for you.
  1. Ebook : You can earn by selling Ebooks on your blog. Try to know about people’s interests and create Ebooks based on their interest. 
  2. Online Courses : The best example of earning money by selling online courses is Udemy. Just go to Udemy and see how they are presenting everything. Everyday thousands of people visit their website and enrol in many courses. Just imagine how much they are earning by selling one tutorial to 1000+ students. 
  1. Affiliate Marketing : Another hot way to earn from a blog is to use affiliate marketing. If you can do affiliate marketing properly you can earn more than showing ads on your blog. Note: Study well and get enough knowledge before starting affiliate marketing. It is not so simple. Once you can master yourself in affiliate marketing , you will earn tons of dollars. 
  2. Selling Plug Ins, Themes, Applications  : You can also earn by selling your own themes, plug ins , applications. Just place  them nicely and do your marketing perfectly. Then see the result. 
  3. Webinar : If you are a video maker then try to make some webinar.Sell it through your blog. Earn money. It’s simple. But try to make a webinar that can help a person, try not to use any prank videos or anything like this. 

Conclusion 

Time to stop writing this article. Here I just tried to describe how you can start a blog and tried to focus on relevant things. Basically, I tried to share my experience of opening a wordpress blog at first.

You must need domain hosting for this, otherwise you can’t. So now I hope you are about to create your first post and to start your blogging journey. Best of luck. 

N.B >> In my next article I will discuss how you can open a free blog. Okay?

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