How to Create a Blog
Yes, you can learn how to create a blog in just a few easy steps and
have it up and running in a few hours.
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It's not hard to learn how to create a blog, and it's cheap :-)
Blogging software is easy to use, customize, optimize and monetize. In
fact the most popular blogging platforms, such as Wordpress for example, are completely free to download
Still got questions?
The following information will help you understand what blogs are all about
and how you can easily create your own blog.
The 3 most popular blogging
Blogger.com - Blogger
is a free blogging tool from Google. It's a subscription service that creates and hosts your
blog. Blogger makes it easy to post text, photos and video onto your personal or team blog. There is no
need to purchase a domain name or find your own hosting service, blogger does it all for you.
Wordpress.com - Wordpress.com is also a free subscription service very similar to
Blogger.com. It also creates and hosts your blog for you and provides you with a Wordpress domain name. You simply
subscribe and start creating your blog on the spot. There are no hosting fees and no domain name services to deal
Wordpress.org - Wordpress.org, on the other hand, is blogging software (also free) but you
must download the software to your own hosting server. To use Wordpress.org you must purchase your own domain name
as well as a hosting service.
If you're starting your own online business and want to create a serious income with a more professional looking
blog, Wordpress.org will be your best option.
Because Wordpress.org requires a more specialized process to get set up we'll be discussing in detail how to
create your blog using Wordpress.org.
How to Create a Blog Using Wordpress.org
There are two versions of Wordpress, www.wordpress.com and www.worpress.org.
Wordpress.com is a free subscription service that creates and hosts your blog for you, it also
provides you with a Wordpress domain name.
You simply subscribe to Wordpress.com and start creating your blog on the spot. Blogger.com works the same way.
There are no hosting fees and no domain name services to deal with. Everything is completely free from start to
finish. The only real disadvantage is that a domain name is provided for you.
Wordpress.org, on the other hand, is blogging software (also free) that you download to your
own hosting server.
To use Wordpress.org you must purchase your own domain name as well as a hosting service.
I personally prefer Wordpress.org because I like having complete control of my blog on my own domain
name. Using Wordpress. com and blogger.com poses some publishing restrictions.
However don't let finding a domain name and hosting service scare you. Neither of these things is expensive and
if you feel technically challenged you can find plenty of people that will set it up for you at very affordable
If you choose to install Wordpress.org yourself here's what to do:
Find a topic for your blog
What will be the topic of your blog?
This could be a personal blog or it could be something business related. That's up to you. Most people start
blogs to make money so finding a topic that people want to know about and then promoting related product as with
affiliate marketing is an ideal way to monetize
Decide on a domain name for your blog
I recommend getting your domain name through Godaddy, they are one of
the securest domain services around. Here's more information on choosing a domain name if you need it.
Before actually deciding on a domain name, spend time thinking about a name that accurately describes your
blog as a whole.
For example, a blog about Chinese cooking should have the words 'chinese cooking' in the domain name. These
might all be fine domain names:
Hosting your blog
Next, find a hosting service. This is the place where your blog will reside. You
have lots of choices when it comes to choosing a web host so it's important to consider a hosting service that
meets your needs, for example your budget, tools required and technical support.
I personally use Hostgator primarily because of their secure servers but
also because of their responsive support. When I'm in a pinch and need help I need a service that responds
immediately, not like others I've had issues with.
come equipped with Fantastico, which is an application designed to make installing scripts like Wordpress, super
easy. (If your host doesn't have Fantastico, then installing Wordpress is significantly more
(here's a link to a Hostgator coupon
Here's more information on choosing a web
host that discusses the features and options to look for
when choosing a good web host.
Customizing your blog
After you have created your blog, it's time to customize it. One of the great
things about having a blog are the plug-ins. Plug-ins are small applications that you can download for free. They
are the customization features of your blog.
You can install any plug-in with just a few clicks of your mouse. For example,
there are plug-ins that block spam, plug-ins for search engine optimization, plug-ins for adding Google Adsense
ads, plug-ins for adding content and social networking plug-ins. Whatever you want to
do on your blog, there's a plug-in for it.
Monetizing your blog
Once you have your blog installed, it's time to
start making money. John Yeo's self-study course Bloggers
Paycheck takes you through all the steps for
profiting with your blog and doing it quickly.
Creating your Very Own Blog Really is That Easy!
If you’ve creating a blog because it seemed like too much work or you feel
technically challenged, you have no more excuses. Learning how to create a blog just got easier.
Simply download this free guide and you'll have your free blog installed
today. It really is that easy :-)
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