How to Start a Blog in 2021

How to Start a Blog in 2021

Want to create a blog but don’t know where to begin? Perhaps you’ve seen folks who earn a livelihood by writing about their interests and want to join them. Perhaps you simply enjoy the notion of being able to share your views with others all around the world. In any case, establishing a blog is a fantastic idea! In this post, I’ll take you step-by-step through the whole process of creating a blog. With pictures and technical instructions, you’ll be able to follow along no matter your level of experience. So, if you’re interested in learning how to establish a blog, keep reading and you will learn how to start a blog in 2021.

What is a blog?

I’ll admit that I don’t have all the answers, but the questions “what is a blog?” and “how do you start a blog?” are both very good questions. In a nutshell, a blog is a website designed for individual use. People use them to talk about anything they’re passionate about, movies, TV shows, books, video games, sports, crafting, and many other topics. The main appeal of a blog is that you can write whatever you want. For some, this may be very beneficial as a newbie blogger. For others, it may be useful to simply tell a story. For all, it provides a fun outlet for expression. When you launch a blog, Wealthy Affiliate Picture it usually starts small and slowly grows to become a respectable site with a readership.

What exactly is a blog? It’s a website that is accessible from both your computer and your smartphone. In fact, as you probably know by now, most people use their phones to access the internet. So, what does it take to create a website that’s viewable from your mobile device? First, you’ll need to register your website at each of the domain name registrars. Doing this will allow you to have a website at each of these sites. After you register your domain name, you will need to purchase a hosting account.


Can you make money out of it?

Well, maybe! A quick internet search will show you that there are several options for people who want to earn an income from the internet. Blogging for money, for example, is a popular choice. And, with the number of ways to earn money online becoming ever more numerous, your blog may be a natural fit for you. So, what are the benefits? You’ll have a blog, which will let you share your thoughts with people in your area. There will be new people commenting on your content, and it’ll give you the opportunity to talk to them. You’ll be able to discuss a variety of topics with new people, or if you write about your interests, you’ll be able to build a loyal audience. It’s pretty much like an online community, only one that’s more personal and spontaneous.

If you’re thinking of creating a blog and you want to make money from it, then you’re in the right place. In truth, there are countless ways that you can make money out of a blog. Sure, you could try to sell adverts, for instance, but don’t expect to make much money from this. The simple truth is that most people are only interested in blogs that provide them with a good deal of free content. In other words, it is better to provide people with content for free so that they’re willing to pay for it. In the end, the fact that your content is free means that you’ll need to make a bit of money in order to cover the cost of producing new posts.


Why start a blog?

Like I mentioned above, there are so many different reasons why you might want to start a blog. Let’s take a closer look at some of them. For starters, you’ll be able to share your knowledge. Blogs serve as a wonderful way to spread valuable information. This is a great way to help people. It’s also a great way to learn.

Once you have a blog, you’ll be able to gain experience and learn as you go along. And, because blogs are such a visual experience, people who visit your site are much more likely to share the content you post on their own social media platforms. This helps you reach more people who want to learn about your topic.

There are several compelling reasons to start a blog. The first is that it’s an excellent marketing tool. All content marketing is one big circle. And when you decide to publish your blog, you’re now a part of that circle. By publishing content related to your niche, you will be bombarded with promotional efforts from your audience. This means your business will get noticed and other people will learn about you and what you have to offer. A blog is a great tool for promoting your business because it gives you the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion about your products and services. You will be able to use that same content for online marketing and your visibility will continue to increase.


Step 1: Choose a topic – is your blog for fun or money?

Regardless of what your blog is for, you’re probably wondering where to start. Well, I’m glad you asked! If you’re starting a blog purely for fun, you’ll want to choose a topic that you’ll be able to dive into right away. A great place to start is by blogging about the one or two things that you like most. As soon as you get the hang of posting content, you can branch out to more advanced topics, such as health, fashion, and fitness. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in making money, you’ll want to choose a topic that will inspire people to buy your products or services. I highly suggest starting a blog about finding a better way to get organized, because you can expand your target audience with free printable labels or your favorite storage baskets!

If you want to create a blog to earn money, you need a focused subject. Therefore, it’s best to avoid discussing sensitive or emotionally laden topics and stick with wide-ranging topics (though perhaps avoid extreme topics too; you’ll earn more from people who appreciate nuanced topics). You can earn money by giving detailed tips on a topic like recipes, gardening, yoga, interior decorating, or organizing your closet. If you want to create a blog to earn fun or creative income, you should have a creative side to draw from. In this case, you should use your own life experiences to make up your posts; in fact, you should get some free time to write out some of your experiences so you can make up those posts. However, you should not write about what happened in the past.


Step 2: Pick a blog platform

By the time you’re reading this post, you’ve already probably come across some blogs that look great. You may even have the will to start your own blog. If you don’t have the skillset for building a site as About.com does, you can still create a nice website for your blog using a free blog platform like Blogger, Squarespace, or WordPress. These platforms allow you to put up a well-designed site in just a few hours. You’ll be able to create beautiful, well-formatted pages that will make a real impression on visitors. Here’s the guide to choosing a platform: First, decide how long you want your blog to last. Are you planning on having it running for a few months, or will you keep it running for years? Then choose a niche. Are you a curious person? Would you like to help people?

Now that you’ve decided you want to create a blog, it’s time to look into a platform. The ideal choice for your blog will depend on several factors. The platform you choose will determine how many posts you’re able to put up each month, whether or not you need a domain name and many other factors. What you do choose will affect the decisions made in other parts of this article, so make sure to do your research! The good news is that almost any option will meet your needs and help you build a lucrative blog. For example, WordPress is a great platform for hobbyist bloggers, but it doesn’t offer as many options as other platforms. On the other hand, GardenWeb is more geared toward businesses and professionals.


Step 3: Register a domain name

Domain names are sometimes a nightmare, especially for people starting a blog. That’s why you should consider registering a domain name that you own and control. If you don’t own the domain, you won’t be able to install a blog hosting service and you’ll be forced to register domain names with others. In short, if you don’t have the domain name, you can’t create a blog. There are a few ways you can do this; Purchase your own domain name at a hosting service like Domain Name Server (DNS); You can make a small investment in buying your own domain name (e.g., $15) and then renew it annually; You can also pay someone else to do this for you. This is often a hassle and typically involves several steps, so I recommend that you do this yourself.

No matter which platform you decide to use, getting a domain name is probably the most important part of setting up a blog. With the correct domain name, it’s easy to link to your blog posts, which means you can promote them more easily than if you were referring to your content through random link shorteners. If you have something specific in mind, you may need to register several domains; however, even a simple blog should only require one.


Step 4: Purchase web hosting

I recommend using a VPS or a dedicated hosting account for starting a blog. These are services that give you the flexibility you need. They usually come with a free domain name (which can be registered later for an extra fee), and they are easier to maintain than a shared hosting account. Your goal is to start a blog and start sharing your thoughts with other people, which will help you to start connecting with them.

There are several ways to get started, but a preferred method is using WordPress. This is an open-source blogging platform, and you’ll need to install it on your computer. Once it’s installed, you’ll be able to create a new blog using the WordPress editor. Web hosting is the business name for all the servers needed to host an internet resource. With a blog, you’ll want a server that can handle multiple concurrent connections. This is crucial because if the blog loads slowly and your visitors lose interest, it could negatively impact the business. So, without further ado, let’s purchase hosting.


Benefits of making a blog

As you’ll see below, there are plenty of benefits to starting a blog and using it to earn money. By investing in your blog, you’ll be making money for years to come. If you decide to quit your job to write full time, you could make six figures a year. Not bad! If you decide to build up a following by adding content to your blog and by selling affiliate products, you could have a net income of over a thousand dollars per month. That’s why having a blog is such a great idea.

The biggest benefit of starting a blog is that you can reach millions of people and get a lot of traffic to your site. If you’re a blogger who has an audience of 1,000 people or less, that’s already a large market to reach! If you want to build a career on your blog, you’ll need to reach a higher level of readership. If you want to reach out to a large, worldwide audience, then you’ll need a blog. If you’re interested in hosting your blog on a host, you can do that by using a platform that has WordPress support. WordPress is an open-source CMS that was designed to be easy to install and use. If you’re not sure what this means, then the simple answer is that WordPress allows you to create a custom blog or website. It’s really easy to get started.


Create some essential blog pages

It’s always a good idea to create a website to host your blog, and you can create a site using WordPress or your favorite blog hosting provider. The site you create will provide you with everything you need to host your blog, including the web hosting you choose to use. This will also be the home for all the posts you write and will be the hub for all the other social media accounts you want to use for your blog. The site will also handle all your web security settings and will have the option to integrate all the other tools and services you use on your other websites and social media accounts.

Before you even start to create a blog, it’s worth taking the time to create the initial framework for it. An excellent way to do this is to create a basic blog page. You can use a template to do this, but you can also write a short introduction that outlines the main points of your page. You could, for instance, say: “Here is the basic framework for my blog”. This is a quick guide that describes what the blog page will contain and how it will look. Then, you should include your website URL, your email address, and your blog name. Make it easy for people to contact you!


Conclusion

That is all for today. You learned about the right way of creating a blog. You got a whole lot of practical knowledge, too. I hope that you found this post useful. I’d love to know what you think. Drop a comment below or drop me an email. Have a great day and may your blog be well received!


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14 thoughts on “How to Start a Blog in 2021”

  1. This is a great idea, to start a blog. I would like to produce my own content. I have been wishing to get started but always excuses came up. However, it’s enough. I feel this pandemic has brought us many sad moments, but it has also open the opportunity to explore activities that we would have never considered before. Thanks for explaining things so easy. I am a complete newbie when it comes to blogging.

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    • Hi Ann,

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment.  We defiantly have had more opportunities to work from home than ever before.  With Wealthy Affiliate, they pave the way to make it possible.  This is my first time blogging and even having a website.  I have taken a course with blogging before, but it was really a waste of time as it never got off the ground.  I spent more time trying to design than I did writing.  So, I’m learning a lot at Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thanks again for your comment. I need all the advice I can get.

      Have a blessed evening.

      Connie

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  2. You got great ideas to help us present a blog that will turn into profitable money so that we can help others get what they need and want. We started a blog, and the suggestion of Wealthy Affiliate this platform will trump all platforms with education-wise and marketing skills you learn.
    Many great ideas on how to blog and what to blog, and where to post it.
    We are going to pass this on as well to let others see the value we see in blogging.

    Cheers,
    Mathew&Deloris

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    • Hi Matthew & Deloris,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I’m glad you see the value in blogging. I agree that Wealthy Affiliate trumps all platforms. I’ve gone through some blogging training that was a waste of time. it wasn’t until I went through Wealthy Affiliate that I was even able to get a website started.

      They have very detailed and thorough training.

      Thanks for sharing this along too. With more people stuck at home now, they need to be able to earn money while being at home and help others at the same time.

      Cheers,
      Connie

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  3. Hi Connie.

    I love your article. I started a blog years ago using WordPress and it was very easy. Now I have another gardening blog using Wealthy Affiliate and have found it also to be very easy and useful. You provided people with a step by step path to creating a blog. I like how you also included how you can make money.

    This is a very inclusive article. Thanks for posting it.
    Nina

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  4. Such a great guide on blogging.

    I wonder why so many people wonder whether it’s really possible to make money as a blogger. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and never have it crossed my mind that it was a wrong career choice or anything of that sort.

    The money is excellent and all of that, but I never got into blogging for that reason. The freedom is what really intrigued me, and here I am a few years later, writing this comment and enjoying life to the fullest on the sunny beaches of Tenerife.

    My advice to all newcomers is to go for it and don’t expect anything in return. The money will come eventually, but the freedom to work whenever and wherever you want is what you indeed should be pursuing.

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    • Hi Gorjan,
      Thanks so much for your comment. It’s so encouraging for newbies (like me) to keep going, and not give up. It is a lot of work, but I am enjoying it. I’m still just 3 months at it. But I love to hear how others are doing that have been at it for a while. You have a great website too. I found it to be very helpful.

      Thanks, have a great day.
      Connie

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  5. Hi Connie,

    Thank you for the inspiring words and the overview of reasons to start a blog.
    Of course a lot goes into staring a blog and eventually keeping it going.
    Finding the right niche for yourself and writing about the things that are of real interest to you personally will make the difference between a successful blog and a less successful one in my opinion, which eventually also translates in the amount of money that you can make from you blog.

    Good luck in you further activity.

    Tatiana

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    • Hi Tatiana,

      Thanks so much for your comments and your wise words. It is so true, that if you don’t write about a niche you’re passionate about, it’s hard to keep it going for the long haul. It is hard work and it takes a lot of perseverance and determination to not give up. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but one that will pay off when you put the work in.

      Thanks again,
      Have a blessed day.
      Connie

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  6. Starting a blog is a wonderful idea and you’ve outlined many important points very well. Yes, WordPress is definitely the best blogging platform, and buying your own domain is a great investment. It’s certainly a good idea to start with an interest that provides plenty of content to write about. However, you need the right training and mindset to succeed. After suffering a stroke 7 years ago, I had no other option but find another way of making making, and blogging is certainly the best decision I’ve made.

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    • Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry you suffered a stroke. I have some chronic issues that I had to stop working in 2016 at the age of 56. It took me a couple of years before I could really do any activities. I have to pace myself to work from home. But, you are right, finding the right training is imperative. I had already spent a lot and wasted a lot before I ran across WA. Now I am making progress. There is a lot of training and the community is so helpful. You’ve done a great job with your website. I wish you lots of success.
      Thanks again,
      Connie

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  7. This is a very good article on how to start a blog. I really enjoyed reading it! And yes. You can definitely make some money blogging. I’ve seen tons of people who are making a fine living from blogging. The truth is, it’s a long process that takes time and effort, but in the end, it’s all worth it. I like how you have laid out all the steps to starting a successful blog. I have used these exact steps to start several blogs and can vouch for them being the right steps! Thanks for sharing this post and keep up the good work with your website!

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    • Hi Ivan,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I have a long way to go and lots of practicing to do, but I am determined. I hope my writing will be as well as yours one day. I’ve read your work and you are an excellent writer, so I take your comment with high regard. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

      Thanks again. Have a blessed day.
      Connie

      Reply

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