HOW TO START YOUR OWN BLOG

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BLOG

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Happy New Year guys!! Isn’t it crazy how time flies so fast? Last year was a bit of a challenge for me. New year, new start as they say. Speaking of a new start, have you ever wanted to start your own blog but don’t know how? Then, you’re in the right place.

When I first started my blog, I am just as confused as you. I don’t know where to start or what to do. Of course, I figured out a way and now I am here blogging. Now that I know the basics, I wanted to share an easy step by step guide to set up your own blog. And here’s how:

 

STEP 1: FIND YOUR NICHE

First things first, before starting a blog, find out what you wanted to write about. This is what you called finding your niche. It can be either beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, food, etc.

Now that you have your niche, pick the name for your blog. Write down choices and then decide which one you like the most. This is very important because this will be your brand name. This is what people will know you for.

STEP 2: FIND A HOSTING PROVIDER

Settled with your niche and brand name? Then, it’s time to find a hosting provider. Finding an affordable provider is a smart choice. Remember, you don’t need to spend a lot in creating your website. iPage, have a special offer to new customers for up to $1.99 per month. Sound like a good deal, right?

In addition, I personally use iPage as my hosting provider. Their customer service is amazing, you can either call or chat with a representative, whichever you prefer anytime you need of help. This is why I recommend them every time.

Ready to start your blog on iPage?

  • Register your website’s domain. Remember all the draft names you’ve written down. Pick your most desired name to register.

Note that the longer the term you choose the more discount you get.

  • Select how long do you want your term length for your hosting.

  • Customize your plan. You can choose all the add-ons that you wanted or opt out by unchecking if you think it is not necessary at the moment.

  • Enter your personal information needed to purchase your order. Pay with credit/debit card or with your PayPal account.

The next page should show you that you successfully registered with iPage. Once your hosting is set then you can install your platform. One of the best platforms to use is WordPress. Most bloggers use WordPress because of its powerful tools.

STEP 3. SET-UP WORDPRESS

To set-up WordPress in your iPage hosting, first, on your control panel click Mojo Marketplace App.

Once you’re in the Mojo Marketplace head on to One Click Installs and install WordPress.

 

 

4. WRITE YOUR FIRST POST!

Here’s what it your WordPress landing should looks like. Go on and select your theme and start writing your first blog.

 

Congratulations you are now officially a blogger!

 

 


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Criselle Anne
Criselle Anne

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14 Comments

  1. January 5, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    This is very well laid and written post with graphics and making it really simple for the aspiring authors to write and start your own blogging journey

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:44 am

      Thank you! Yes, I made it straight to the point and added some pictures to make it easier to understand.

  2. candy
    January 5, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    I have a friend starting off and she has all kinds of questions. This would be very helpful for her.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:45 am

      I hope this will help her in her new journey in blogging.

  3. January 6, 2019 / 5:48 am

    Good tips, and it’s so helpful that you’ve added screenshots for clarity.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:46 am

      Yes! I tried my best to be as informative as possible that’s why added the screentshots.

  4. January 6, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    When money is better, I really want to get my own domain for my blog. This year, I decided to change the name and style. I want to be more of myself this year.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:48 am

      Good luck to your new journey. If you decided to have your own domain I would suggest iPage. It’s really budget friendly.

  5. blair villanueva
    January 8, 2019 / 1:59 am

    Having your own domain is important. It gives you identity and sense of control and ownership to your blog.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:49 am

      Agreed. It makes a difference when you have your ownership.

  6. Elizabeth O
    January 8, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    It is a easy as ABC and if you don’t want to handle all the back-end work, you can hire a WP expert to help you set up or join the free version,upgrade the account and they will help you.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:51 am

      Just like WP expert, ipage have customer service reps that can help out incase you’re not sure what to do.

  7. Sheena Moncatar
    January 9, 2019 / 12:07 am

    Very informative, very helpful, such a gem of a blog. Thank you so much, will definitely share, save and bookmark.

    • Criselle Anne
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 4:51 am

      Thank you for sharing!