Wondering where to get started building a self hosted wordpress blog? It’s easier than you think.
Starting a Blog is as Easy as 1-2-3
Welcome to the world of blogging. Starting a Blog couldn’t get easier nowadays …
… but the truth of the matter is, easiest isn’t always necessary better.
There are thousands of services out there offering free blogging platforms. You could register in seconds and have your blog up in no time!
… but this all depends on your goals. If the blog will be just for fun and a hobby … knock yourself out building all the free blogs you want.
… but if you’re serious about your Business and you want to do well in the sea of online competition, you’re going to want set the right tone and send out the right message with a professional look and feel.
Starting a Blog in 3 Quick & Easy Steps
#1 Do Your Keyword & Niche Market Research:
Many people starting a blog for their business jump right into registering their domain name.
They’re so excited about starting their blog that they forget the most important part!
… Their “Target Market”.
Take some time upfront to do a bit of niche market research. Know what you’re up against and whether you even stand a chance with the “Big Dogs” in your niche on the net!
I like to use Market Samurai. Keyword research is a snap!
#2 Setup your Hosting Account & Domain Name:
You’re going to need to host your site. Most free services will host your site for free … but you’ll be limited with what you can do on your site.
… as a Business Owner, you’re going to want maximum flexibility with your Blog.
I use HostGator to host this site and a few others I’ve built on the side. They’ll throw in a Free Domain name to get you started!
#3 Launching Your Blog:
Within your HostGator Account CPanel, you’ll find a QuickInstall tool for setting up your WordPress blog.
… side note: I strongly believe WordPress is the best platform for starting any blog. You’ll have access to great support and thousands of plugins at your disposal.
Once you’ve got the QuickInstall Tool up on your screen, you’ll see a WordPress icon on the left hand side.
Go through these quick and easy steps. You’ll have your blog up on the net in no time!
I’ll be adding additional information in the coming weeks to this Starting a Blog Guide.
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Yours to online Success!