This is the complete guide for people who are willing to start Blogging in 2018. I have guided everyone willing to start blogging with all the big-small knowledge that they need to start a successful blog in 2018. I gave a detailed overview of blogger as well as wordpress in this post.
Times are changing. The global world is getting connected. Now, anyone can start profitable blog in 2018 easily and earn unlimited amount of money.
So, do you want to start blog? But, how will you get started? Are you afraid that you will mess things up? Or, are you confused by the unlimited amount of information available here on the internet? Whom do you listen to?
If you have been wondering how to start a successful blog in 2018.....
Well, let me ensure you that you are at the right place.
You will get here all the necessary knowledge that you must know about starting a successful blog in 2018. I guarantee that after reading this guide on "How to start Blogging in 2018", you will just rock the internet.
Do you think that it is too late to start a blog in 2018? Heck no. It is even easier than you can imagine.
I promise to keep all this super simple, straight forward and easy to understand. Sounds good?
Before moving towards the further discussion about setting up a successful blog in 2018, You must have your "Why".
Why do you want to set up your blog? Why do you want to become a blogger? This will help you in your journey as a blogger.
Given below are some statistics which will definitely help you to find your "Why" and show you a little bit glance about the importance and future of blogging:
Websites with a blog have tend to have 434% more indexed pages. (source)
The Number of Bloggers is expected to reach 31.7 million in 2020. (Statista)
Marketers who prioritize blogging are 13x more likely to achieve a positive ROI on their efforts. (source)
Besides these statistics there are some other factors too which will help you and keep you inspired in your blogging career:
I think that you have figured out that why you want to become a blogger. Now, let's proceed further.
The first thing that you have to do in the process of setting up your blog is to choose your preferred blogging platform.
Nowadays, setting up a blog has become very easy. In fact, you do not need any knowledge of coding. Cool, isn't it?
There are a large number of blogging platforms available out there. Some of them are : Wordpress, Wix, Weebly and Blogger. But, the two most popular blogging platforms are Blogger and Wordpress.
With that said, we will now discuss about both the platforms - Blogger and Wordpress in detail. So let's dive into it.
In this section, we are going to discuss about the pros and cons of using blogger as a blogging platform.
Blogger is a free tool by Google, which offers a free blogging platform. Some of the advantages of using blogger are:
Now, let's talk about the cons. Some of the disadvantages of using blogger are:
Now, let's discuss about the pros and cons of using Wordpress as a platform for setting up you blog. Some of the advantages of using wordpress are:
Now, let's talk about the cons. Some of the disadvantages of choosing wordpress to set up your blog are:
It totally depends on you.
You can use the above facts to choose which platform is better for you.
If you are a person who cannot invest money in paid blogging then Blogger is a great choice for you. But keep in mind that:
My personal recommendation for you is make a little investment and use Wordpress as your blogging platform and you know the reason why I am telling this (Refer Advantages of Wordpress).
You can start a Wordpress blog in less than $10/month and the blog made will be completely yours.
Now, that you have decided which platform to use, we will be discussing how to start a successful blog in 2018 on both the platforms - Blogger and Wordpress.
In this section, we will be discussing about how can you make a professional looking blog in blogger. Steps are as below:
We just created your first blog and it's completely free. You can customise your theme as much as you want from the layout option. You can start posting now.
Gradually, you will start gaining visitors because as I've told you earlier Blogs made by Blogger rank soon.
Now, let's proceed towards paid blogging through wordpress. For paid blogging you need a domain name and a hosting package. We will be discussing about them in the next section.
When it Comes to Hosting, three things MATTER the most:
You Deserve The Best At The Lowest Price
There are a lot of great hosting providers like Namecheap, Bluehost, Godaddy, Bigrock, etc. You can choose hosting packages from any of the mentioned Hosting Provider.
I personally use Namecheap.com hosting services on all my blogs because according to my personal experience they are the best on the three factors mentioned above. I remember the days when I was a beginner, once I messed up my whole blog. Then, the customer support of Namecheap helped me out. This process took almost 6 hours. So, according to me Namecheap is the best. You can choose any hosting service you want.
I recommend you to use shared hosting on your blog and once you start getting traffic, you can switch to premium hosting packages.
A domain name is nothing but the address where people can find your blog at, like www.xyzblog.com.
I strictly recommend you to buy '.com' domains, even if they are bit expensive.
You can buy a domain from whichever site you want. It really doesn't matter.
For my blogs I use GoDaddy and Namecheap domains, just because they are cheap.
Don't forget to buy Domain Privacy (it is an extra which your domain provider will be asking from you at the time of transaction) otherwise you will be spammed because while buying a domain, your contact details are added to public database by law. By buying privacy, the details of your Domain Provider are listed on the database, preventing you from spams.
Now, you have to link your domain with your nameservers. The dashboard of different service providers are quites different so, I am, for reference taking an assumption that you have taken Domain as well as hosting from namecheap.
Login to your Wordpress account.
On the first screen, you will be asked to pick a theme, pick any theme from them (for now).
Welcome to your Wordpress Dashboard!
On the left side of your screen, you will see a few different tabs. Some highlights about them are:
Then, Customise your theme according to you and its done. Just explore the different options available out there.
Now you can add as many posts as you want your blog.
It is a very big topic and we will discuss about it in another article, till then remember one thing that "Every pro blogger was once a Beginner."
Now, you know that how can you start a successful blog in 2018.
But, the main thing is to start. Do you know? A lot of people just keep thinkingabout starting their blog and never start one.
It's not about learning, it's about executing. In this blog I gave you each and every information about starting your own blog in 2018 but if you will not execute it. It will be worthless.
All the best for your blogging journey.
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