Starting A Blog

You don’t have to go to business school and wear a pencil skirt to run your own amazing blogging business. But you do need a clear roadmap that will inspire and motivate you to take action.

Here are the first steps to take:

1. Know your WHY. Why do you want to blog? What’s in it for you? Do you want to make money (you can sell a physical or digital product you create, provide a service, or recommend other people’s products in exchange for a commission)? Do you have a message that’s so powerful you NEED to share it with the world?

2. Choose a blogging platform. Read this Blogger vs WordPress comparison first.

3. Figure out what to blog about. If making money with your blog is a priority, see how to find a profitable blogging niche. This might also help you come up with a domain name.

4. Purchase your own domain name and hosting. Follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to start a WordPress blog on Bluehost. Why do I recommend Bluehost? See my Bluehost review. Wanna start a website instead? If you already have a business and want to create a professional company presentation website or start an online store, see how to create a WordPress website instead.

5. Choose a WordPress theme. Also, see what are the best WordPress themes by niche.

6. Launch your blog with a BANG. Before you make your blog (or website) public, go through this blog launch checklist to make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

7. Blog like a pro. See how to become a professional blogger and avoid making these rookie blogging mistakes.