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.

How to Choose the Perfect WordPress Theme

The theme you use is of paramount importance for the success of your blog. Learn how to choose the perfect WordPress theme and WOW your readers. Ready to dress up your blog pretty?