If you want to promote your business or your brand, help other people or share your knowledge about a topic, creating a blog is something that you must be thinking of doing.
In this article, I will show you how to make your own blog site step by step.
How to start a blog for beginners.
1.- You need to choose a Hosting provider.
You will find lots of them by searching on Google, but you need to make sure that you buy your hosting from a provider with excellent customer service.
You will need to contact your hosting provider to help you set up and manage your blog, so I recommend you to spend a little bit more money on a trustful provider.
Since I started blogging, I have worked with SiteGround, and I have to admit that their technical support is outstanding.
They had helped me to set up WordPress, verify my domain when I needed it and they taught me how to find my backup. I highly recommend SiteGround
Firstly you have to choose your plan. SiteGround offer you three different plans according to your needs:
I recommend you to start with the StartUp plan and update to the GrowBig plan if you really need it.
2. Register a domain
Once you have chosen your plan, you have to register a Domain, is part of the installation process. You can also transfer your domain if you already have one.
If you don´t know what Top Level Domain (TLD) or extension for your web to get, here you have some tips:
- Determine the purpose of your blog.
If your blog will promote your business o brand (.com), or maybe will represent an association or club (.org).
- Local Business or blog: If you want to target people geographically located on an area, you may want o get a country code TLD (.com.au).
If your site is a blog to share your adventures with your neighbours, a community or a way to promote your local business (For example, your bakery)
- Think about your SEO (Search Engine Optimization): Some TLD are more likely to rank on the first pages of Google. For example .com and .info.
Once you have filled out the registration form and payment info, you are ready to start.
3.- Install WordPress.
I recommend you to build your website using WordPress because it is straightforward to use.
Installing WordPress with SiteGround is very easy. Contact Site Ground support team and they will do it for you, yeah! Also, it’s for free.
4.- Choose your theme.
Now is when the real fun starts. It is time to pick your theme and design your blog.
You can use any of the free WordPress theme available for you or buy one. It depends on what you are looking for.
Finding the perfect theme for your blog, it’s not easy. It depends on what topic do you want to blog about and your taste. Yes, you need to think about your audience before choosing a theme, but it is essential that you love your design, and you feel comfortable working with it.
I will see you next week. 👋