Today blogging is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It was estimated to be worth $400 billion by the end of 2020. Today you can read how to get your own blog started with this Beginner Guide and a great infographic.
Because now everyone wants to start there own blog, but some of you probably don’t know how to start a blog in a properly planned manner so you get faster results than others. Now you don’t need to worry about this anymore, we have an amazing beginner-friendly visual guide from HostTeach on “How to Start a Blog in 2020”.
To start a blog there are many different types of platforms available, but out of many WordPress comes out as one of the most popular and powerful CMS(Content Management Systems).
As of 2020, approximately 75% of blogs are running on WordPress. That is the main reason why everyone wants to start their blog on WordPress.
Some of the WordPress plugins also help you to make your blog SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly. That helps you to even rank better on search engines like Google and drive much more organic traffic to your blog than without SEO.
Your work is not done just after starting your own blog, you also have to run it successfully. In order to do that there are various tools available in the market. Every tool helps you in different aspects of your blog. The reason why people like WordPress is that WordPress supports a large variety of themes and plugins that help run and maintain your blog in the most efficient manner.
Besides the beginner guide in the visual form below, I create an 11 point list of steps on how to create successful your blog.
Step 1: Select Your Niche
Selecting your blog niche is your first step towards creating your blog. Blog niche could be anything like fashion, travel, food, shopping, tech, etc. You can also go for micro niche blogging. In which your blog covers any specific topic under any of the main niches. Selecting a niche helps you to estimate certain factors liked estimated traffic, competition, revenues, target customers, etc.
Step 2: Get Domain Name
The domain is the name of your website so choose it carefully. I suggest you take any name related to your niche or your own name, but it should be easily remembered by the end-user. Register your domain with a registrar like GoDaddy.
Step 3: Buy Webhosting
Web hosting is online storage for your blog resources. So select it carefully your Webhosting by considering your estimated traffic and other factors like speed and popularity.
Step 4: Install WordPress
WordPress is one of the most powerful and popular CMS around the world. WordPress power 33% of websites on the internet. WordPress comes with thousands of free themes and plugins that help you to make and run your website effectively. This is the main reason it is the most acceptable CMS around the internet.
Step 5: Design Your website
For the design step, you can hire some professional or you can also do this on your own with some free themes and plugins.
Step 6: Write an Article
Writing articles is not as easy as you think if you didn’t consider some factors. That can lead to a not worthy article. You should focus to create quality content and have a unique approach compared to others.
Step 7: Use SEO Tactics
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a term that leads to getting a higher position of your website for particular keywords that other people search for. There are various plugins available in WordPress that help you do this task much simpler, one of them is Yoast.
Step 8: Monetize Your Blog
You can monetize your website in several ways. It could be by Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Web Services, Products selling.
Step 9: Promote your content
Nowadays just creating awesome content is not enough. You have to promote to the right audience by sharing it on various social platforms, get influencers to share it, and several other ways.
Step 10: Create Backlinks
Creating a backlink is one of the most important steps to get your website rank of any of the keywords and get more organic traffic for your website. There are many different tactics available to create backlinks. Some of the common ways are guest posts, resource pages, broken link building, blogger outreach, infographics, etc.
Step 11: Rank #1 on Google
After following the above steps you will able to rank your blog on #1 for any particular keywords. That’s leading to get more organic traffic and earn some revenue out of it.
Did the beginner guide make you hungry to start your own blog? As you can see it is not a hard task to get started. If you feel that we forgot something to mention for a beginner guide please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Kaushik is working as an Editorial staff at HostTeach. He is also a professional Web developer and Digital Marketer by professional and loves to write about Hosting, SEO and WordPress.