Blogging is super fun and it is the best platform to share our thoughts and intents. Before taking a step into blogging from zero experience you have to know about free blogging services and how to make money from them if you need. Here are some easy tips for helping the beginners.
Bloggers are like 3 types they chose this platform as monetization, to become a published author and to just write. If you are preferring money making then I don’t recommend free blogging because you have to upgrade it somehow. To eliminate this task becomes the premium member in the first place. Most of the free blogging services only provide the basic feature but in the future, you certainly feel the pinch.
1. Pick something to blog about
Select topics for your blog depend on your intents. Blogging something is like plenty of room for discussion and at the beginning stage the topics may be hard to get but remember that you are writing something go-to resource for this topic.
The blog should be related to the product or service if you are part of a business, company or organization. But you have the flexibility to choose the topics when you are individual.
2. Select the blogging platform
A blogging platform is like a kitchen for cooking and WordPress is the most common and popular platform. Blogger, Squarespace, Weebly, Blogspot, and Wix are the other platforms. I recommend WordPress and these have two options and they hosted WordPress blogs and self-hosted WordPress blogs. Hosted WordPress is free but limits your income but self-hosted WordPress cost little money but provide limitless money potential and much more control.
3. Find a host
Your blog won’t live on the internet by WordPress itself. You need a server space from a hosting company for your blog to be online and accessible to anyone. You can select any host like “blue host” and chose the plan for your current blog. The domain privacy is very important and you can enter your blog name after these steps.
4. Chose domain name
Domain name is the web address of your blog and you can pick the domain name on a host site. Domain names are like leokvarghese.com and you can choose that personally by yourself.
5. Start writing with WordPress
After the above steps open WordPress by entering username and password. Skip the free themes recommended by the host because outdated themes make holes to hackers and secure domain. At first, your domain will be temporary because it takes hours to fully register and when the real domain is ready, start writing.