Yay!!! You’ve decided to take the plunge…I mean dive into the blogging world.You’ve chosen a name, a niche (or a few), and you’re ready build your blog. Here’s a step by step process on how you can build your website from scratch.
Choose A Platform
I highly suggest starting on WordPress simply because it can be extremely difficult to make your blog look professional and get all the features WordPress users have on Blogger. My old blog used to be on Blogger, only because I have experience with HTML and coding so I knew how to navigate around Blogger’s limitations.
If you MUST start on Blogspot, make sure you purchase your domain from Host Gator (use discount code: chryssvi25 for 25% off) or GoDaddy.
With Blue Host, everything is “under the same roof”. Access your email account, secure your domain, get WordPress for free, and maintain your subscriber list with your starter plan account. Make sure you purchase domain privacy to keep your information private and spammers out of your personal business.
Purchased your plan? Great! After you’ve one-click-installed your WordPress, you will need to download TONS of plugins.
Here are some of my favorite plugins:
BONUS: Duplicator – download your entire site so you can move it to a different domain or simply keep a backup copy on your hard drive.
Search for those plugins within your WordPress dashboard and activate them after they’ve been installed.
Create A Page
Once you’re in your dashboard, create a page. Why do you need a page? Scroll to the top of my page. See the menu? Those are simply pages created behind the scenes to make navigation easier for you.
Go to Pages -> Add New -> Enter Your Title -> Publish. Page title suggestions: Home, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Finance, Relationships, and Contact Us/Me.
Create A Post
Posts -> Add New -> Enter Your Title -> Compose Your Post (make sure you add pictures and/or videos and page breaks to your text) -> Publish.
Read this post to find out about some awesome tools to cut your workload in half.
Want to start your blog but you don’t know how? Check out my blog: Number 1 Tip For New Bloggers.