Now that we’ve covered the first step in creating your money blog, let’s dive in a little deeper into how to get started once you’ve figured out your blog topic.
When deciding whether to invest time in a blog it is important to think about how dedicated you will be and the expectations you have for your blog. Whether it’s just a recreational piece and you’re looking to just experiment and see what happens with it or if you are hoping it becomes a main source of income you want it to succeed. Whatever goal you have for your blog, you want visitors and you want to reach your goal. Your goal most likely being measured in traffic and in money. Well, one advantage in having a blog is it doesn’t take much capital to get started. Most bloggers didn’t spend much well over $15 to get started. All you really need for capital is to register a domain name (AND there are ways even around that) and hosting. Sure, there are free blogs around there, Squidoo comes to mind, but if you are looking to become an authority in your field, you’re going to want to spend the extra couple of bucks to register that domain name.
Ok, so you’ve thought about your topic, you’ve figured out your goals and expectations, you allocated this amount of time dedicated to your blog, now it’s time to really start taking action.
Registering a Domain Name
The first step after all of the planning is to register a domain name for your blog. Now, it should be relevant to your topic and also general so you can cover as much of a wide range of audience as possible. For example, this blog is GetBlogs.com. Well, simple enough, when looking at this domain name you know that this blog is about well, Blogs. That’s exactly what you want to do with your domain name.
Another tip is you don’t want to have your domain name be too long or have a lot of dashes and other weird characters. Make it no longer than 4 words and have it directly related to your topic. Having a domain name that is “keyword specific” will help in the search engine rankings when trying to rank for keywords related to your topic.
Registering a domain name is easy and I recommending using GoDaddy to register the name. There you can search if your domain is available as well as provide you with alternatives if it is not available. Another tip, there are usually promo codes scattered on the web for GoDaddy domain registration, just do a quick Google search to save yourself an extra few bucks.
Hosting your Domain Name
After registering your domain name, you’re going to have to host it on a server. For this I recommend using HostGator.com. All you need is the baby package for your needs. There are many videos and PDFs out there that explain how to host your domain name using HostGator. It shouldn’t take longer than a couple minutes to complete and once you do it, you’ll feel very accomplished!
Well, congratulations you are a proud owner of a new domain name and an official resident of the Internet community!
Next, we’ll teach you how to upload wordpress on your blog.
Thanks for reading! Til next time…