In this post, I will show you how to start your blogging journey with a blog, yes all you know is that it’s an initial stage to get start your online career on the digital web.
Many beginners or newbies see lots of tutorials online on YouTube or other blogs post and all have some basics of how to start a blog online with a minimum budget approx. only $22 USD or ₹ 1600. I know many of you think that many gurus teach you that you can start a blog for free or less money. but the amount I show you above is one yearly invests with trusted hosting brands and domain name providers.
Note: I’m not showing you free or very cheap things (hosting or domain’s) with no value. Here I showing you the best resources to get started. I personally used these hosting, domain, and other services for a long time. Ok, now come to the point…
What technical expertise will you have to start a blog online?
Initially, You just need some basic knowledge of the digital web (computer, internet and some peace of knowledge on your own field (any).
Pro tip: If you believe that you have something interesting which need to share with the neediest that.
What services or tools you should have to start a blog online?
- An idea for your blog (technical, health, food, etc.)
- The domain name (I prefer .com domain)
- Hosting (at least 1-year package of the trusted brand)
- Theme (FREE)
1. How to start a blog in 2021
1. An idea for your blog:
Before you start a blog You should know about your expertise, for example – if you a geek in mobile devices then you can start a blog with this niche. And if you good in the health or food niche then you should go with food niche. So, make a decision about which niche fits your blog and get started with this guide.
Pro tip: Blogs take time to get established or make trust in your readers and If you are straightforward on your goal or niche then you be 100% successful in your blogging. remember, creating trust in your readers is the key to success in blogging
Note: Here I only cover brand blogging (1 niche established blogging) in this post I’m not covering microblogging, event blogging, multiniche blogging, etc.
2. Domain Name:
A domain is your identity in blogging and it represents you in your readers. I always prefer the (.com) domain, because .com has a worldwide reader base. Also, A short and easy-to-remember name is good for your domain name, but sometimes finding a good name for a domain is become a tuff and time taking task.
How to find a good domain?
Here I will show you an easy way to find the domain also in this resource you can also check the domain availability in real-time.
LeanDomainSearch (Real-time Domain Name Generator and availability checker)
LeanDomainSearch is an amazing tool to easily find tons of domain names related to your search terms, just put your keyword (in which you want to in your domain).
The most important thing is LeanDomainSearch only find.COM domain and the good thing is that it’s from the house of WordPress (Automattic inc.)
Isn’t it cool!😎
2. Domain provider or registrar:
We all know that there is plenty of domains provider or registrars on the internet and finding a cheap (.Com) domain is a time-consuming task.
So, as you know that you need a cheap domain (.Com) for your blog I researched and checked all major domain providers and found that the domain cost is around $8 to $10.
Here is the list of some trusted domain name providers (.Com) domain 1-year registration price
- GoDaddy – ₹739.00
- Namecheap – ₹663
- IONOS – ₹745
- porkbun – ₹309
- Bigrock – ₹799
Hosting is the most important part of your blogging journey, always choose a well-trusted web hosting provider from the industries, there are plenty of hosting providers in the web world.
Finding a cheaper and also good hosting provider (for newbie bloggers) has become a tuff task because you found lots of hosting reviews around the internet and comparing and selecting a hosting provider as per your needs becomes tricky.
So, as per my personal experience, I suggest Namecheap hosting, and it’s awesome for beginner or newbie bloggers, they have untapped price and support (24×7 real-time chat support in the hosting industries)
I personally tested the Namecheap stellar hosting on 300+ real-time traffic and over 20000 visitors per day.
My own experience is for beginners bloggers I recommend Namecheap and whenever you will have more traffic over 100k per day then you switched to SiteGround or Bluehost.
The theme is an important part of your WordPress blog, there is plenty of paid and free themes available on the internet and I suggest you, in the beginning, should go with free themes.
You can also try some of the paid themes like solopine themes, I personally liked all themes from solopine and i already used the theme in my food blog yummy taste food, and I am fully satisfied with the theme performance.
Before you choose a theme you need to know a few things that are theme should be faster and clean, because site speed is the important factor of your blog SEO.
5. Bonus – A logo:
A logo is an important part of your blog, logo gives you an identity in the web world.
So here I share the 2 best resources for logo creation and you don’t need any graphic designing or photoshop expertise for this job. So let get started.
- Namecheap FREE logo maker app
- SmallSeoTools FREE logo maker
I used the FREE logo service a few days before and both services are amazing, they have plenty of pre-built logo templates compared to others.
Also, you don’t need to register or create an account just go to the app and get started.
Now you have the domain, hosting, theme, and logo, and it’s time to connect all together.
To learn How to connect a domain to the hosting and how to install WordPress in the hosting check our next post
I believe that all the information I shared above has some value and it will surely help new bloggers to get started.
So please share your feedback about the post in the comment section, also if you have any query then feel free to ask I’ll answer all your queries in the comment section.