Quick, Easy and Cheapest Way to Start a Blog Nowadays – Updated

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Originally published April 22, 2017. Content updated September 14, 2017

 

These days, starting a blog and creating a website has become easier.  As a content creator, I have realized that writing a blog is a natural talent for many people because it’s a part of our daily habit to read feeds from social media on our cell phones, tablets, and computers.

There are over 400 million blog readers every month, so the chances are great that someone will come across your blog in any given day.  As a beginner, you just need to be patient.  Blogging is no longer a thing in the past, it's a trend and also, you just need to get started!  I avoid procrastination when I have a task that I want to accomplish.

Here is a quick, easy and cheapest way to start a blog nowadays:

1) CHOOSE YOUR NICHE – Identify the topic that you are passionate about or the activity that you love to do.  By knowing these things, you will have a better idea of the audience that you want to reach out to.  Define your ideal readers and carefully decide the purpose of your blogging.  What is your blog made for, what are you going to write about, and how much time will you be doing this?

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)2) PICK YOUR DOMAIN NAME – your domain name or personal blog address should reflect who you are and what you are about.  Make your domain name meaningful.  Start from scratch for free by going to the Wix website.  Wix is still on the top list of website creators.

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Without having to learn any HTML codes, you should be able to set up your blogging website easily without any expenses.  It is okay to try, but of course, when it’s free, your domain will read “yourchosendomain@theirname.com” instead of getting a credible one like www.chosendomain.com.  Most likely, you’re not allowed to advertise on most free websites, so start with a professional looking one.
 

3) SIGN UP FOR YOUR WEB HOSTING –when you are ready to earn and build a profitable blog, I highly suggest that you transition to a better platform like Siteground. It is way affordable, like seriously half the price I pay from my old web hosting company!!! Especially compared to the quality of service, speed and I have never ever had to experience calling the support line with the same issue over and over again. Love that they'll never let you down, they'll work until they resolve the issue for you!

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4) GET THE PERFECT THEME – as soon as you land into your control panel, look for the button to install WordPress. Click on the install button to easily set up your WordPress.  When you are directed to the themes page, you don’t need to buy any of them.  There are many awesome themes for you to choose from that are free so take your time as it is very important to select the one that perfectly fits your niche, like choose the most attractive one!

For a forever FREE WordPress theme that is responsive to mobile and online businesses, go get Happy Themes!

5) WORDPRESS TUTORIALS – YouTube has various tutorials, but look at the date when the video was published to make sure you aren’t watching anything obsolete.  I remember watching several videos and getting overwhelmed with the information provided.  As many notes as I took, I learned that WordPress is actually easy and can be customized!  You’ll agree with me once you get in it.  With the help of the videos, I was able to get my site up and running in no time.  Plus, the result has a great compatibility with every browser.       
     

6) UTILIZE THEIR PHONE SUPPORT –you’ll love Siteground excellent customer service.  A specialist is available to help you with anything confusing. There is always someone to help immediately and, almost like magic, you realize how easy and fun it is to work with their control panel and WordPress.  They are the friendliest team of specialists!                           

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7) START BY PUBLISHING YOUR FIRST BLOG! –As per WorldoMeters.info report, there are over 3 million blog posts that are written every single day and increasing every minute.  Get your first blog posted, but don’t get addictedin posting! too many blogs in one day.  LOL. Kidding aside, it is a great feeling to click on “posts” and “add new” option to start introducing yourself to your readers.  

This is your first “hello” into the blogging world!  So start sharing your good vibes by clicking on “publish”!

Congratulations! You now have something to be proud of and to share with friends, family and the world. Be part of the community, grow your blog and share the happiness!

 

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58 Responses

  1. Toni
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    Great insight

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thanks for reading!

  2. elizabeth allcock
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    Great tips! I think it’s really important to choose the right theme.

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      That’s right! Thanks for reading!

  3. JasTravs
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    Excellent step by step guide for setting up a blog. I never heard of hostgators before but will definitely have to check them out.

    • Pammy
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      You are welcome! It’s the same web hosting package, I am using right now for this website! 😀

  4. Lena
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    Great tips Pammy 🙂 As I beginner it’s always great to find information that is concise and presentable 🙂 Thank you for the post

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Exactly! Thanks for stopping by too and have a nice day!

  5. Laura Greene
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    I love it, definitely will save some of the advice, as a new blogger is great to be able to find this information thanks for it. !!!!

    • Pammy
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      You are welcome! Glad you find it helpful Laura! xo

  6. Elisabete
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    You have been able to summarize the most important points and give good tips to those who are starting. Good read!

    • Pammy
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      Thank you for your comments Elisabete!

  7. Salim Šabić
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    This is really helpful. I totally agree, the main challenge for starting a blog is really picking the right niche.

    • Pammy
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      That’s right! I’m glad you found it helpful ?

  8. Tee
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    Sharing this with some people who’ve been asking me how they can start their own blogs. Such an informative post.

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Wow! Thanks for sharing it and have a nice day!

  9. Doris de Semsch
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    Very well done!

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thanks for reading Doris!

  10. Haha I can totally relate with having to control myself from posting more than one blog post a day. 🙂 Thanks for the tips! You made the process look easy-peasy.

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Haha! So addicting right?! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Nessy
    | Reply

    Great tips

    • Pammy
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      Thank you for reading!

  12. Niki
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    I’d add… have a lot of patience and be prepared too! It’s not as easy as it seems to do blogging! You and I, both know! Great tips fir newbies though :*

    • Pammy
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      So true! It’s always best to have a bucket of patience included!

  13. Candace
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    I think having a niche and an attractive page design are the most important. There are so many blogs out there, you have to find a way to distinguish yours from the others.

    • Pammy
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      You are right Candace! That’s another thing to consider!

  14. Pierre
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    The passion part is most important and it needs to emphasized very strongly for those who are looking at blogging as an easy way to make money.

    • Pammy
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      Thank you Pierre for sharing your tips! Have a nice day!

  15. Yahjam
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    Great tips for beginners.

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thanks for reading!

  16. cheryl
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    This sounds like a great host! I wish I knew about it when I first started.

    • Pammy
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      You bet Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Vladimir Covic
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    Great tips for starting a blog! Thank you.

    • Pammy
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      You are welcome Vladimir! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Mariyam
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  19. Mariyam
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    Very nice article

  20. Huda
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    Nice informative post.

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thanks for commenting Huda 😀

  21. Lisa Peele @ Wonderling
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    Great advice, would have liked to have read this prior to my starting!

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

  22. Onyinyechi
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    Great tips! Wish I saw this when I started.

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    • Pammy
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      Thanks for reading!

  23. Dave
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    Excellent overview.
    Thank you!

    • Pammy
      | Reply

      Thank you Dave! Have a nice day!

  24. Abhinav
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    Well Documented, definitely helpful. Thanks

    • Pammy
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      Thank you and I’m glad you found it helpful!

  25. Veera
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    Great post! Loved reading this and eventho I’m not a new blogger, I got some tips to use as well!
    Veera

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for stopping by!

  26. Niki
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    Great tips for those looking to start blogging!

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for commenting Niki!

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    • Pammy
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      Wow! Thanks for stopping by and I will surely visit your page! xo

  28. GiGi Eats
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    I remember when I first started my blog – there was certainly a learning curve! But so worth it!

    • Pammy
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      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by Gigi! xo

  29. You’ve done great article =)

    • Pammy
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      Thank you so much for dropping by! 😀

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