Blogging is considered as top three most efficient ways of making money via the internet. Starting your own bogging site can be one of the simplest and most effective ways of sharing your ideas and connecting to this beautiful world. The interesting most part about the blog your just about to make in a few steps below, is that you can use it to promote your business and make money out of it. A few years back making a blog required lots of skills on coding language such as HTML,PHP and CSS, but today making a blog can be as simple as creating an email account. Below are simple tips on how to make you own blog
1. Choose your own blogging platform
A blogging platform is a service or software that will enable you to share your ideas into the internet via a blog. There are several types of blogging platforms and knowing which platform to use is a key determinant on whether you will be successful in coming up with your first blog or not. The most popular bogging platforms are tumblr, Blogger and Word Press. Over 52% of bogs created are created using WordPress.It is the most convenient blogging platform for you to make your own blog It requires no cost, has many themes to make your designs look top class, user friendly and most of all suits someone who’ve never created a blog before.
2. Choose your domain name
The backbone of your blog is your domain. It is your identification string that defines your autonomy, authority or control over the internet. The domain becomes the first impression to anyone who visits your blog, your domain defines your ranking in the search engines and most importantly it defines your brand. Few basic tips on how to choose a domain name.
i).Choose a brand-able domain names over a generic one-Make it unique in such a way it stands out from the other competitors. A generic one is full of keywords and not memorable
ii) Be concise-Top blog in the world are short and clear. Simple as it is and a unique brand makes your domain stand out.
iii) Easy to type and pronounce-The domain name should be as easy as uttering or typing your name.
3. Sign up with web host and install WordPress
The importance of a web host is that it enables everyone to access your blog. As the name suggests it will host your content, from images to files that your blog has and displays it to your blog visitors.
i) Sign up with a web hosting provider.
ii) Choose your hosting plan (price your willing to pay and benefits will guide you).
iii) Choose the domain name you want (In most web hosts it’s given for free).
iv) Write down your contact details
v) Install your WordPress.
vi) Login into your blog.
4. Customize your blog and choose your theme
The theme you choose and the way you customize your blog is what gives your blog an attractive look. That is what creates first impression to your visitors. What they see first can make them stay or ignore your content. The dashboard gives you all the options you can play with to pull that look for your blog.
Once you are inside your blog learn how to navigate about the various menu items.
5. Learn how to add a post and pages
This is now the time! Get down and create your first bog. Under this section there are various sections of a blog that you will get familiar with for the content to look good. Such are the title, content, editing, publishing and additional fine tools. You will also learn how to add links to your content.
6. Get traffic and monetize your blog
The sweet part of blogging is seeing traffic in it. This is what measures the quality of your content or product. If your content is entertaining and informative the it will only mean that people would want to read more and more. At this point you can easily monetize your blog.