To get started and become successful blogging, you need to get set up to create your own online presence.

1. Hosting

Many bloggers, just getting started, usually don’t have enough resources to purchase a dedicated domain for their work.

If you are one of these aspiring online writers who lack the funds, you can always resort to using a  free blogging platform.

Companies that offer free hosting reserve the right to remove your content at any time. They do not have to tell you or give you any warning.

All of your work could be lost.

If you have plans to monetize your blog, your best course of action would be to invest in your own hosting and domain name.

2. Buy a Domain Name

You will be paying the costs for services your registry will provide as well as claim ownership for whatever site name you create.

Pick a URL that is topic relevant. You could wind up having a site that isn’t as optimized as you want it to be (especially if you prefer to monetize your blog).

Your site’s name needs to be an ‘exact match’ to your target keyword/keyphrase, this is NOT really necessary.

Having a name that describes your blog’s general topic would be to your advantage.

3. Connect The Hosting And the Domain

Your placeholder in the World wide web is your URL and you must have it ‘pointed’ towards a server that stores your blog’s files and content as well as your website generally.

Now domains can be pointed to their servers through using a ‘Domain Name Server’ (DNS).

When signing up for hosting, you’ll receive an email that contains information on Name Servers. From there, you just log in to wherever your URL is registered and fill up your appropriate spot.

If you are not comfortable doing this, Your hosting company can do this for you.

4. Decide On A Topic

Making the decision to blog is easy, but choosing what to blog about usually isn’t.

Identifying your topic is key because it’s going to be the basis for your keyword research so you can identify what keywords or keyphrases you’ll be targeting. Your topic is going to be the basis of your site’s name.

5. Set Up WordPress

You need to install WordPress. There are a lot of free online videos that offer tutorials.

You can always ask WP support for assistance.  WP is installed with a simple click of a button. A script can do the work for you.

6. Start Blogging

After your hosting, domain name, and URL name, are prepared, it’s time you start creating content and posting it!

You can utilize the default template (theme). Eventually, you will find an even better template to use.

Now you begin the process of making the posts.

You also have to make sure that your posts are grammatically correct.

Even if you do have excellent writing skills, it is advisable to have someone else proofread your work, if possible.

 

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