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23 Steps to Start a Blog Beginners Guide 2024

23 Steps to Start a Blog is the Ultimate Guide for Beginners, that will set you in the right direction of starting your site the right way.

Read through it first, then follow the steps to make sure you know what you need to know to move forward.

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For an in-depth, walk-through, step by step, How to Start a Blog for Beginners Guide, check out The Phases of Starting a Blog eBooks 1-4 on Etsy. Four separate ebooks depending on which stage you’re at in your blogging journey.

  • Phase 1 – starting from the very beginning of blogging. Get Phase 1 for free.
  • Phase 2 – setting up the back end of your WordPress site
  • Phase 3 – the important pages you need on your blog
  • Phase 4 – all about content and everything that leads up to it

How to Get Started with Blogging?

Know what it is you need to do before you need to do it.

Starting a blog is not all easy steps and you will get stuck trying to figure certain things out and that can get overwhelming and frustrating and then it can become discouraging.

Find your best resources and stick with them, the ones that will give you what you need to know so that it is useful and benefits you and your blog.

Now grab something to take notes with because you’re about to get a lot of information.

So enough of this chit-chat, let’s do this blog thing and start a blog.

How to Start a Blog?

Step 1 Set your Budget

Why of all the steps did I add this one first? Because no one else does!

You know the term “to make money, you got to spend money”, well it’s true.

And while it’s true that you could start a blog for free on a free blogging platform there are other things that are going to come your way.

And once you start signing up for other bloggers emails, you’re going to get all kinds of stuff; courses, bundles, ebooks, templates, guides, planners, sales, one time only’s and the list goes on.

And you’re probably going to think “if I don’t get that, I’ll miss out or I won’t know what to do, or everyone suggests it so I need it” and 18 purchases later, you can’t even afford hosting now because of something you bought you didn’t need to begin with.

Did I jusy say that? yes, I did.

As a new blogger, you’re not going to know what you need. But you’re going to think that you need it because it will help you succeed.

And that’s fine and dandy, buy what you think you need.

But set your limit.

Get what you need and use what you get.

It’s no use to you if you don’t use what you get, learn from it and apply it.

That’s just a waste of money that you could have invested somewhere where you really needed it.

If you’re buying something, here are a few tips.

  • Know what you’re buying, what’s in it and why you’re buying it. Is it actually going to help you achieve what you bought it for?
  • Read the reviews but remember that even though 100’s of people wrote a review, still doesn’t mean it’s a product that will meet your needs. Read the lower ratings first.
  • Buy 1 at a time, you don’t need to buy 5 products at once that you may never ever get to.
  • Buy evergreen products when you’re starting out, don’t buy something that needs to be updated a month later.
  • If you don’t need it now, then you don’t need it now! Don’t buy a Pinterest course to build traffic when you’re site is not even released yet, you don’t need it now.
  • Spend your money first where you need it the most.
  • Check how popular the product that you’re buying is and what are people saying about it.
  • If it’s a review on their site, they’re all going to be 5 stars.
  • If you’re starting a blog late in the year, wait for all the sales.
  • That monthly membership group you want to join at full price, will have a special.
  • Make sure that product is recent or has been updated, blogging things change all the time!
  • Is the person you’re buying the product from reliable and helpful? Read their free blog first, if they are giving useful, valuable information, that you’re actually benefiting from, then they will give it in their products.
  • You don’t need to buy a $100 product, when the one that’s $30 does the same thing.

Step 2 Decide on your blog niche

When the words come out of your mouth, “I want to start a blog”, you should be asking yourself, “what am I going to blog about?”.

And whatever you decide to blog about is your blog niche.

A niche is the one overall topic of your blog.

As a beginner blogger just starting out, you need a niche, if you’ve decided you want to do a multi-niche blog, then do it later, not now.

Having one niche will help you to build online authority and you really want to build authority.

The better your online authority is with search engines, the higher you can rank.

But let me also mention, that even though I just said that, there are many other things, a lot of other things, that also play a major part in having a successful blog that will rank.

So from here on out, I’m just going to say that everything is very important in blogging to get your blog site out there.

When you build online authority it means that users will see you as a pro in your chosen niche and trust you.

And you want users to trust you!

Because the more users that trust you and visit your blog site, the more Google will think you have authority.

Because Google will think, “hey, all these users really like this site so they must be doing something right, so let’s give them a boost so more users can find them”.

And it’s easier to build authority with one niche than many, especially as a beginner blogger.

After you’ve built some authority and an audience, you can always expand your blog to the other related topics you wanted to do or start another blog after your first one can be left on its own.

Make sure you read that: after your first blog can be left on its own, in other words; making you money while you’re starting a new one.

As a beginner blogger, you need one focus and there’s too much involved with blogging and getting your blog started to be all over the place.

Get a handle on what you’re doing and who you’re talking to and build up from there.

Step 3 Narrow it down

The next step is to niche down.

Narrowing your niche down means making it smaller, you’re looking for a specific audience.

You have to know who you’re talking to. Not everyone wants to hear what you have to say and not everyone needs what you have to sell.

You need to focus on an audience that will be looking for you because these are the people that you want to come to your blog, become your dedicated readers and then become your customers.

You don’t want to go too narrow, so this is something you’ll need to think through.

If you’re blogging about parent stuff, that can include a lot of categories to write about, but maybe you just want to blog about your travels with your kids because you travel a lot and those are both great topics.

So, maybe your audience are parents between the ages of ??, with kids between the ages of ??, that travel to wherever, but can only travel during this time because of ?? and do family-friendly things like ??

But if you think, “well maybe I can narrow it down more and blog about the neighborhood parks I take my kids to”, eventually you’ll run out of neighborhood parks to write about. You’ve gone too narrow unless you visit every neighborhood park in every state.

If you can narrow it down then give it a try, but make sure you know who it is you’re talking to first, so that you know what you need to give them.

Just don’t go too narrow to where you’ve basically limited your site.

Step 4 Check out other blogging sites

Now that you have your niche, know who you’re talking to and narrowed it down, it’s time to check out your competitors, and that means looking at their blogs, why?

Because these are the blogs that you’re going up against and you can see from them what’s working and what’s not.

You’re looking at competitors’ sites because they’re in the same blog niche as you and you’re all basically writing the same thing just differently.

You can checkout their sites but the whole point of it, is to be different, be unique.

Like this post, thousands of bloggers have written this same post I’m writing now and there will be thousands after me, but I bet you won’t find another post with 23 steps.

I know, because I’ve been where you are just like everyone else and starting a blog in 6 or 8 easy steps wasn’t good enough for me, so I know it couldn’t be good enough for anyone else.

So, you be different and see what everyone else is doing, and do it differently by giving your readers what they need.

Not what you want to give them.

Your audience needs a better site, a better post, better content, better products, better everything.

And looking at your competitors that have an audience already, will help you to figure out how to build your own audience.

Find a few competitors in your niche and check them out, just don’t copy ever and you can find out about bloggers’ etiquette here because there is such a thing.

We’re not recreating the wheel, many before us have already been there and done that and have gone through the trials and errors that come with blogging, learn from them!

The more you research your niche, the more you will see the same bloggers on page one and you’ll get to know who they are, those are the blog sites you want to be looking at because they’re on page one for a reason.

Find about 3 or 4 sites in your same niche to check out what they’ve done and use them as inspiration.

Don’t pick huge business sites as your competitors, they’re going to be too hard to compete with, pick some regular blogging sites.

See what they’ve written about, what products they’ve created, how many comments they have on a post, how their theme is set up and etc.

Then pick 2 or 3 sites that you want to be like and make them your role model and then make it your goal to be better.

Step 5 Decide on a domain name for your blog

Decide on your domain name, this is what everyone will know you by, it will be your blog address.

All bloggers will tell you to choose a domain name and sign up for a host.

Making it sound so super easy, but one thing these bloggers don’t mention that a beginner blogger should know, just in case, is that they should also have a few backups’ because it is a possibility that the name you really like, is already taken.

If you decide on a domain name with your niche (keyword) in it, that’s fine, but having your niche in your domain name is not going to make search engines favor you more and search engines don’t care if you’re niche is in there or not.

Use a name you really like, this is you and a representation of you and your future brand, and using your name is perfectly fine also.

Now when you buy hosting, some of the hosting companies will give you a domain name for free or you can register your domain name with a domain registrar.

So, you should have your name and backups ready when you’re paying for hosting.

First, to check if your chosen domain names are available, go to Namecheap, if your domain name is available there, then it will be available everywhere.

Head to Namecheap, click on Domains, then Domain Search in the top bar, and enter the name.

namecheap domain name search box

You can also read everything you need to know about domain names here, to find out lots of information that you may need to really know about getting your domain name.

Step 6 Create your blog strategy

Here’s the thing, you’re a new blogger, and I’m going to guess that you’ve never done this before and like many beginners’ you probably just jumped right in and thought it would be all peaches and cream.

Then you find out, it’s not.

There is a lot going on with starting a blog and if you want to make this really happen, you’re going to need a plan.

You need to know what you’re doing before you do it.

And I’ll tell you why, there is more to blogging than you think and trying to become a blogger without knowing all the facts will just slow your process.

Here’s how it happens;

You know there is something you need to do, so you start to research how to do it and then when researching it, you find something else you need to know about and you click on a link that will take you to it and then you’ll click on another link to learn about something else and before you know it after following all these links, your 25 pages deep into something you have no idea about and you still haven’t found what you were originally trying to research.

And you forgot what you were doing in the first place.

That is why you need a strategy, to stay focused and when you discover new things, add them to your strategy and head back to where you’re supposed to be.

You see another thing you won’t hear about is that there is an order to start a blog.

You don’t get a domain name and then set up a sales funnel, there is a lot more in between those steps before having a sales funnel.

You need direction so that you can stay focused and you know where you’re headed.

And that’s where creating a blog strategy comes in.

Make it a book, an outline, a diary, a journal, a checklist, a sticky note, whatever it is you need to create to follow in an order to get from A to Z.

This starting a blog post you’re reading is a strategy; a plan of action.

You’re already ahead of the game and heading in the right direction.

The point of creating a blog strategy is so that it is customized for you and your journey.

It’s a step-by-step blog guide that you are going to follow, to start your blog and then promote it; it’s your plan of action.

Now being a beginner blogger, you’re probably not going to have any idea of where to begin when creating strategies for your blog site.

But, I can tell you that the more you rely on your own research, the more you will learn and the easier it will get.

You just need a starting point and that starts with other bloggers, telling you the steps to starting a blog.

You can begin there by researching many bloggers and writing down their steps and tips to start creating your own strategy.

And then do the same for the other strategies that you need to create and in the end, it looks like you’ll have one giant checklist to get you where you need to be.

Step 7 Learn about SEO

SEO is for all SEO, it’s search engine optimization and it’s making your ENTIRE site better for search engines.

Before you start creating your new blog site and writing your first new blog post, you should know about SEO.

Start with this authoritative site and from there you’ll learn what you need to research to get your blog optimized.

What is SEO?

Do yourself a favor and don’t skip over this, if you do you’ll end up having to come back and optimize your site and content, which will slow down your process.

You want to move forward not backward.

Step 8 Keyword Research

When doing research on SEO, you should come across keyword research and you need to learn how to do it.

This can be called SEO for Keyword Research or Keyword Research SEO or whatever else they call it, but there is an SEO somewhere in the title.

Now, why did I put steps 7 and 8 before writing a post? because things need to be optimized.

And I can guarentee you that you won’t hear about this for a few months into blogging, it happens all the time.

Then those that didn’t know about it end up backtracking.

What would be the point of putting up a post and letting it sit there for 6 months if search engines can’t even rank it? You’ve just wasted 6 months.

Optimizing your site and content for search engines is very important.

And after you’ve researched how to do keyword research and you’ve read about keyword research tools and you’re ready to invest in a tool that’s affordable, I suggest Keysearch add the code KSDISC and you will get an extra 20% off of the monthly or yearly price.

Now, you can learn about keyword research by reading tons of posts about it and you can find free keywords researching and using whatever available free tool you can, but using a paid tool will help you move a whole lot faster.

Step 9 Create a content calendar

Now that you know what your blog niche is about and you’ve researched keywords and you’ve seen what your competitors have done.

You should have some ideas about your own blog post content.

A content calendar is planning out what you’re going to write about, it’s a list of all your post ideas and it’s usually created for the year.

It doesn’t have to be a calendar, I have a list and notes and that works fine for me because we all have different ways of doing things.

If you can’t come up with a year’s worth of posts, try for 6 months or even 3 months and 1 month is fine, when the ideas start coming and they will, write them down or you can always do a search for “create a year’s worth of blog posts”, that will help you to come up with ideas.

Step 10 Write your first blog post

Now that you’ve got some blog post ideas and you know about keyword research, it’s time to start writing.

And you’re going to need to write consistently when you start out.

And you need to be consistent for your readers so that you can get organic traffic.

Organic traffic is the most important traffic you can get. It means you got it naturally by someone doing a search in a search engine.

And the more posts you have on your site, the better it is for search engines to serve you in searches related to your niche.

If you have any posts written in advance, make sure they’re optimized and if you have no posts written, set the goal of 5-10 to start.

Now other bloggers are going to say, “just put up what you have, so search engines can find you”. Well guess what? they already found you a while back.

When you’ve set up your GSC, Google will know about you and that means other search engines will know about you, but that’s a whole other part, I’m not getting into right now.

My point is, they’ve found you but will they rank you? That’s what SEO is all about. Research it!!!

Now don’t just put up some random crazy babbling post, that’s not helping anyone and it won’t help you either, your posts need to be helpful to your readers and optimized for SEO.

So when you write, think of your readers first, from here on out everything should be done for your readers.

Now, that I’ve mentioned to learn keyword research and optimize your posts, of course, there is a way to do it and that’s with a blog post outline .

An outline will help you to know what words, phrases and questions you need to keep in mind to add to your post.

If you want to use a blog post outline then use it, if not then don’t, you’ll figure out what works for you.

Step 11 Get a paid hosting provider

You’ve got some posts and you’re ready to go, now it’s time to choose a hosting provider.

So, wannabe bloggers want to know, “how to start a blog for free and make money?”.

And you may be wondering, “do you have to pay to start a blog?”.

Well, if you’re going to really do this with the intent to make money, you need a hosting provider and not a free one.

There are a number of free blogging platforms out there that you can start on, but if they allow you to make money you will probably be limited with what you can do to make it or you will need to upgrade to be able to make it.

For example, a lot of blogging beginners start off with WordPress.COM, either because they need to start for free or they signed up for the wrong one and figured it out after it was too late.

Anyway, with the WordPress.COM site; if you heard that they changed their plans, they did, to be one single pro plan. Well, that didn’t turn out like they thought it would, I mean who’s going to pay $15.00 a month!!??

So, they have gone back to their original plans, and they still have a free plan but you cannot make money using the free plan.

With a paid hosting platform, you’re going to control everything from day one. You can’t do that with a free blogging platform that owns your blog’s house.

Do I suggest you start with a free hosting platform? No, not really, not if you want to have full control over what you can do with and in your own blog.

Hosting is not as expensive as some might think and if it is, they’re probably looking at the wrong hosting provider.

If it’s done right with research, you can start a blog for under $50 for a year or under $100 for 2 years.

But, if you have no choice, then you have no choice and you do what you need to do if you want to start that badly and if that means starting for free, then start for free.

And I will give you a heads up, that when you do move to a paid platform, you will be basically starting your blog website over from scratch.

But I also want to add that filling yourself with information before you pay for a hosting provider is probably the best thing you can do for yourself, because not only will it help you to prepare yourself for what’s to come, you’ll move so much faster.

So, I have a post on how to start a blog with no money and if you’re patient and can hold off on starting a blog till you’re ready for a paid hosting platform then this is the post to get your blogging journey started.

When you’re ready for hosting, you want to use WordPress.ORG; .ORG is the real WordPress but you can only get it by using a paid hosting service and this is what you want if you’re serious about making money.

If you sign up for WordPress.COM, that is a free service and you will not have complete control over your site.

Now you can go ahead and do a search for the best websites to start a blog on and you’re going to get a lot of different reviews that will most likely lead to other types of websites that you haven’t heard of and then you’re just confused about who to start with.

I recommend these two hosting providers for beginners:

Everyone likes what they like and not everyone will agree with what someone else likes, do your own research on this, I mean a really good thorough search on blogging platforms.

Step 12 Install free WordPress and set up your WordPress dashboard

After you have paid for a hosting platform, WordPress.ORG will be available to you for free.

Sometimes all you need to do is click on the install WordPress button or sometimes it’s already installed.

After you log in to your new site, there will be a bar on the left side, this is called your WordPress dashboard and it will need to be set up.

Step 13 Choose a theme for your blog

Before you can add any posts, you will need to choose a theme.

There are themes that are for sale from companies; Etsy, WordPress and wherever else.

But there are also a ton of free themes in WordPress and I’m not going to even sugar coat this, themes are hard!

Doesn’t matter if it’s free or paid because there is a lot you can do in them and with them and you have to learn how to do it.

Your best bet is to research the theme you have chosen and learn how to use it and what you can do with it first, especially if you plan on paying for a theme.

The best free themes to start with are Astra and Kadence.

There are Pro versions but with Pro or Premium, you need to pay.

Here’s a little advice: start with a free theme first and figure out what it is that you want your theme to do for your site: what is it that you plan to blog about and does the layout work for it?

I purchased a $112.00 theme recommended by a popular blogger that says they used it to build all their sites, the blogger made their site look amazing and the theme super easy to use.

I purchased it and had nothing but trouble with it from day one, and when I contacted the theme people they were never available when I needed help and a couple of times I had to wait 3 or 4 days for a response.  

In the end, the theme was not right for what I was trying to do with my site and 3 months later, I got rid of it. Still own it, just not using it.

When you choose a theme it needs to be fast and lightweight and when you buy a theme from a company, you still need to make sure it’s fast and lightweight.

Note: if you have a post or some posts ready, skip #14

Step 14 Create and activate your coming soon page

When you sign up for hosting, you can create a coming soon page so that when search engines start crawling your site, they have something to crawl that has information about your site.

Most new bloggers just sign up and start working in it but there is nothing to crawl, having a coming soon page optimized for SEO will let search engines understand what your site is about while you’re working in it with no content.

Do you need to have a coming soon page? No, you do not, but remember that it is optimized for search engines.

Optimizing it for search engines gives you the chance to let Google, other search engines and future users know exactly what your site is about.

When you’re ready to release your blog to the world, click a button and you’re live.

Step 15 Add plugins to your blog

Plugins are going to help you to do a lot of things on your site and they’re going to help your site to function.

When I started to add plugins, it was the most confusing thing ever.

I searched high and low for what I needed as a beginner blogger with a new site.

No luck!

I came across post after post about plugins; the best plugins, and plugins compared but what I didn’t find was that one post that would tell me what I needed to use, what it was for, and why.

So, I created one, plugins beginners need and why you need them and why you don’t need some of them.

Step 16 Your blog needs legal pages

You need legal pages, period.

You can get your legal pages here and you can also start out with a free legal course to know why and what you need.

When you’re ready to purchase your legal pages, there are going to be about 3 or 4 templates that you definitely need to start with, and buying them separately can add up.

Do your math and chose the better option, does a bundle work better than paying more? of course, it does.

And this is an investment that you need to make.

When you apply to affiliate/ad companines, they come and look for your legal pages.

You will need to have your legal pages up before you apply to anything that has to do with you making money.

Here’s the thing about legal pages, you need to blog legally!!!

There are some things you can do without but legal pages are not one of them.

Still unsure take a look at mine.

After spending almost 2 weeks trying to create a bootleg privacy policy on my own because I didn’t even know these things existed, I purchased these and had all 4 on my site in less than 20 minutes.

You get a template and fill in your information, paste it into your site, that’s how simple it is.

Did you not see how professional my policies look?

And if you’re still unsure, hit the legal pages link above and it will take you directly to their site and in the right hand corner is a box for questions.

And I’m going to add that every time I have sent a email or question, it always gets answered.

Step 17 Publish your First Blog Post

Yay, you!!! if you have that first blog post or more ready, good for you!

It’s time to add it to your site and hit publish.

Now, if you keep the Coming Soon page up, the post will be on your site and it will be crawled, but it will be in private mode and it won’t be available for anyone to see.

But since you have a post or some posts up, you can go ahead and release your blog to the world, by deactivating your Coming Soon page and then you can continue to work in WordPress as usual.

Step 18 Set up your professional emails

You will need to create a professional email in Google/Gmail (using your blog name).

This email will be used for a number of things.

Then you’re going to set up your professional emails in WordPress.

Step 19 Choosing an EMS for your blog

EMS is an email marketing service.

You will use this service to send your email subscribers whatever it is you plan to send them.

This is a separate service and there are a ton of them.

Most start out free, it’s just choosing which one you like.

Step 20 Create a Contact page

You never know, someone might really need to contact you and you don’t want to miss it.

Step 21 Create an About Page

One day someone somewhere is going to want to know your story.

Have it ready.

And one day when you start making connections with other bloggers and applying for guest posting, they are going to want to know about you too.

Just start it and work on it as you go.

I know it can be kind of hard to talk about yourself and that’s okay, take your time and just tell your story.

That’s all you have to do, tell your story.

Step 22 Install Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

Google Analytics will show you how your visitors found you and what they did while they were on your blog.

Step 23 Install Google Search Console (GCS)

GSC will show you the organic side of how your visitors came to your site, it will also show you what keywords are working for you, fix issues, and submit sitemaps.

Google Analytics and Google Search Console are 2 completely different things.

And we’re done!

Now let’s head into some questions that are common with wannabe bloggers.

FAQ on the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Start a Blog in 23 Steps

Should I start a blog?

Are you looking for fast easy money? Something simple to make you rich? Are you thinking that you’ll be working 2 hours a week on it?

Because if you are, then NO, you should not start a blog.

Can you be patient? Can you commit to working on your site? Can you treat it like a business and wait for it to grow? Are you willing to learn new things?

Can you put into it – what you need to, to get out of it – what you want?

Listen, I know you’ve probably read a bunch of posts about how someone makes a ton of money a month and you can too.

The truth is; yes, you can make money but how much? We really don’t know.

But let’s be realistic here because when it doesn’t happen for you like all those stories you read, you’re going to have all kinds of questions about why that story is not your story.

There are millions of blogs and bloggers out there, and a lot of bloggers have more than one site and most of those bloggers making that big money you’re reading about, have been blogging since the beginning of blogging time and some of those success stories you’re reading about are not even in the same niche as you.

So for starters, you have a lot of competition, then you have the ones that are complete pros at this and can pay people to do work for them and then you have the bloggers that basically have their niche on lockdown because they’ve been doing it for so long.

I just want you to know that it doesn’t happen overnight and it will take work, that you’re most likely going to have to do yourself and it’s just like any job, you will need to climb the ladder.

So, if you’re willing to do what you need to do to grow your blog, and you’re determined to stick with it and you’re not a quitter when the going gets tough or the going gets really slow.

Then maybe blogging is for you, because anyone can be a blogger but not every blogger will make it.

Is it worth trying to start a blog?

The question should be: after you’ve done your research on starting a blog, is it worth it to you?

Can I start a blog for free?

Yes, you can start a blog for free on a free blog platform, but if you’re in it to make money which is called monetizing your blog, free is not the way you want to go.

A free blogging platform does not belong to you, it belongs to the free hosting platform that you’re using and you will have little control over what you get to do with your site because they’re making it free for you to use and someone has to pay for you to use it for free.

How can a beginner blogger start blogging?

Research before you just jump right in, there is more to blogging than 6 easy steps.

You’re going to need to work on your blog constantly to get it out there to start making money.

So, the best thing you can do for yourself and to move quickly without wasting time trying to learn new things is to do your research before you actually start, know what you’re doing before you’re doing it, have a plan, a strategy.

Is blogging easy?

Not going to lie to you, no it is not, unless you have done this for other bloggers or it has been something you’ve done as a job or maybe you already know it and are very familiar with it, that is the only way it is going to be easy.

Other than that, no, blogging is not easy.

You could probably sign up to a hosting company easily after you’ve spent a few hours trying to figure out which one is the best for you and your budget, but the entirety of blogging; creating your theme, email marketing, landing pages, Google Analytics, pillar content, sales funnels and so on, and so on, no it’s not easy.

I started my blog and the easiest thing I’ve ever done in it, was pay for my hosting, but of course, paying someone your money is never going to be made difficult for you to do.

If you want an easier way to blog, do your research and find your best resources and stick with them, take notes because what one site may tell you to do, another site might not, and now you have your own list to start with, your strategy.

Find the best sites, choose the ones you really connect with, and learn from them.

There are tons and tons and more tons of bloggers out there that teach about blogging and that’s a lot of people to listen to.

And a lot of information from a lot of people is too much noise, so again, I say find your best resources and stick with them.

How much does it cost to start a blog?

You know the saying to make money you got to spend money.

It just depends on who you get for hosting and if you get your domain name for free.

Hosting can start as low as $2.29 a month, are you paying for one year or two?

A domain name can be free or start as low as $5.98 or will you purchase it from your hosting company starting at $13.99?

So you could probably get a year of hosting and a name for under $65.00, two years of hosting and a name under $120.00, again it just depends where you go and what you get and if your domain name is free or not.

But also know that once it’s time to renew your hosting service, depending on who you signed up with, the price will most likely increase.

Then you’ll need legal pages, you could buy a bundle for around $150 and up or you could get your templates for maybe around $27 and up, I saw a single template priced at $67.

Again, it just depends where you get them and what you get.

A lot of wannabe bloggers say, “I can’t afford hosting”, but hosting is not as expensive as you think, if you want to start a blog and become a blogger, and you want to be serious about this, then there are going to be things that you will need to do to get you there and investing in yourself is one of them.

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Conclusion on How to Start a Blog

There are a lot of steps to starting a blog and there is a lot that you’re going to learn and that you’re going to need to learn.

As a beginner blogger, you need to focus on writing and then work on what you can in between, but right now that content is the most important thing.

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