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How to set up a blog?
1. What are your reasons for blogging?
You need to determine what you are blogging about. Is it for profit or fun? What do you need them to do when they arrive if you are pursuing visitors to your website? Perhaps you only like to write, that is good, blogging can certainly be healing in some manners.
2. Decide what you are going to blog about?
If you are sure about the motive that you are blogging, then that will help you understand and choose what you are going to blog about. The people also determine what you are going to blog about that you are trying to speak to. It is possible for you to blog about current news, viral videos or issues that are contentious. You can stick to a specific issue, e.g., car repairs, or how to get a six pack. By being consistent on one subject, you can gain credibility and be viewed as an expert in your area. Product reviews are also a good thing to blog about.
3. Free blog or paid site?
Free blogs are all over the web, just do a web search and you can find some. Some examples are blogger.com, WordPress.com, blog.com, and Weebly.com. Now with most things in life freedom is not actually free. If you are looking to make money, most of the free services do not allow you to advertise on their websites. Free blogging services are not the best choice but are an easy highway to dip your feet in the water.
Sites that are paid
For a site that is paid, you have to pay for the domain and the hosting. When you begin to try and make money you will then own the website and hence have more control over the site. A lot of the sites that are free do not permit you to advertise them. It is possible for you to use the free program WordPress.org application to put on your blog, that will give you subjects and utilities to help make your blog.
Cheap options are brainhost.com, HostGator.com, GoDaddy.com all offer hosting alternatives. For example, GoDaddy.com hosting starts at $2.99/month. So you are looking at about $36 a year for hosting. Take a peek at all the options and see what special deals you can get. Most of these hosting suppliers will provide you with directions about how to use their easy 1 click installation of WordPress on your hosted domain name that is new.
4. Domain names
The domain name always has the option to alter after or have more than one all linking to the same real web page. For example, you might own 3 domain names but have it so if you type in any of them, they all go to the same website. Once your website is up and running, we have answered the question "how to start a blog?" Nonetheless, this is merely the start of your journey into blogging! The next things you have to focus on are content and traffic.
You want people to read it or watch it when you place something on your site; This is where traffic comes in. If you want your website to achieve the success, you need to learn to get traffic to it. There are numerous options here depending on your expertise and budget. Mostly traffic can be broken down into free and paid traffic.
Free traffic includes
• Search engine traffic,
• Social media traffic (Facebook, Twitter, etc.),
• Newsgroup posts,
• Article marketing.
All of these issues by themselves could be the topics of pages and pages of how to posts.
Paid traffic contains
• PPC (paid per click) advertising, e.g., the small ads you see on top of every Google search,
• Solo advertisements which are where you pay someone with a big list of email subscribers to e-mail them and inform them about your blog,
• Banner advertising - you buy an advertisement space on a website for a set term, e.g., 1 month 6.
Once you have your blog up and running, you need to begin posting content that is relevant in the form of images, posts or videos. For ideas on what to write about checking out current trending videos at YouTube.com/charts, news providers like CNN.com or just Google search news.