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26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

Hi there, welcome again! There may be many individuals, who must be looking for information about blogging. So why not write about it as a shortcut beginner’s guide to blogging, simple yet informative about How to start a blog?

Do you have a fast web hosting, a PC, and an internet connection? Would you like to transform your thoughts into a blogging profession or if nothing else supplement your ordinary monthly salary with some sweet blogging cash? You may have the capacity to bring home two or three hundred or even a few thousand dollars per month. To land into a paid blogging position, you’ll have to make your own particular blog and compose content for different sites.

After you have picked up blogging, you can coordinate with different bloggers and achieve lucrative blogging positions. I have tried to cover as much as topics in this beginner’s guide to blogging for a new person to understand what blogging is?

At any time, before starting blogging you will certainly ask yourself:

“How might I construct a WordPress site?”

“How might I do ______ in WordPress?”

“Which WordPress module would it be a good idea for me to pick for doing _______?”

“How would I settle ______ WordPress mistake?”

“What are the prescribed procedures to follow in WordPress?”

Or on the other hand, you will have some other queries regarding WordPress, hosting, domain… You’re in the RIGHT place!

26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner's guide)
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

I have struggled a lot during my early days of blogging career and hence thought of putting down an easy beginner’s guide to blogging and answers which every aspiring blogger look for. You can say it’s like a beginner’s guide to blogging success.

What will you achieve out of this article is that you will have a pro knowledge from where to start. You will achieve good knowledge about what to do and from where to begin? It’s a complete beginners guide to blogging career.

So let’s begin!!

What is the best free blogging platform?

  • org. WordPress.org is the world’s most popular blogging software.
  • Wix is a hosted platform to build websites.
  • com.
  • Medium.
  • Squarespace.
  • WordPress.com.
  • Blogger.
  • Joomla.
  • Tumblr.

 

Is WordPress a free platform to begin?

The only real cost is web hosting and domain. Anyone can buy a domain name and web hosting for as low as $3.95/month. There are different hosting service providers. Bluehost and Siteground are both officially recommended by WordPress hosting providers. Price additionally may vary and depend upon commercial WordPress plugins and themes. There are over 45,000 free WordPress plugins to chose from. Themes can be bought from various sources. The best one I can recommend is Envato market.

Is WordPress better for website or Blogger platform is better?

The best part about WordPress is that you can move your website to any hosting you want. You can move your WordPress website to a new hosting, you can change the domain name, or even move your website to any other content management systems. In my opinion, if you compare WordPress and bloggers website platform, then, I believe, WordPress will offer you way more options, plugins and SEO advantages than blogger.

 

What is a blog and How does a blog works?

The term “blog” is a short form for “weblog,” it refers to an online journal. Blogs came into existence when people began personal mini sites to record their opinions, stories, researches, articles and other writings along with reference photos and videos. Over the time, Blogs have gained more recognition and attention, cause the web has grown and changed from time to time. People have become more tech-oriented and are spending more time online. One of the major cause is the use of mobile phone for ease of access.

 

How can I start a blog for free?

I have written down about how to get Free hosting service and free domain in my previous topic and hence not covering it here in beginner’s guide to blogging tips.

26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner's guide)
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

How to begin, where to begin, before starting a blog?

  1. Decide what niche you want to blog about.
  2. Select a blogging platform.
  3. Find a good and speedy host.
  4. Pick am SEO friendly domain name which is related to your niche.
  5. Install WordPress.
  6. Use a free theme or buy (optional) the required theme.
  7. Buy (optional) required plugins or use free WordPress plugins.
  8. Design your dream blog, start writing & use your blog!

 

Which platform to choose, if WordPress better or Wix?

WordPress is the most popular platform for content management (CMS) in the world. Wix is also popular website builder platform that you must have heard of through many Wix TV commercials. It is up to you, what you want to choose. If you take my advice, simply use WordPress. Once you have a hang of it and spend enough time, then you can think of switching platform.

 

Can you make money from a free WordPress blog?

WordPress.com blogs don’t allow you to run ads in your free platform. You can pay for an upgrade to turn off the ads, but that would cost you big money.  You cannot run ads using advertising programs like Google Adsense, BuySellAds, Lijit, Vibrant Media, etc.

 

How much does WordPress cost per year?

Roughly, considering appx $90 (may change) for the first year, if you go with the “Free” WordPress.com plan and a paid premium theme( excluding the recurring charges for the domain), or $99 per annum for Premium plan, $299 per annum for Business plan.

 

Who are bloggers and what do they do as a blogger?

Blogging can also be looked at as social networking service. Bloggers do not only produce content for their post on blogs, but they also build social relations in a long-term with their readers.

 

What is a content and what is written in a blog?

Blogs or articles are online journals that are updated frequently. They are also called an entry or a post, perhaps just a few sentences. In simple words, people who write blogs are called bloggers.

 

Why should I start blogging, what the point?

It’s a good and blunt question!

Mentioned below are the some of the many reasons why you should start blogging if you want to-

  1. Attract an Audience locally or internationally.
  2. Establish your Authority publically.
  3. Spread your knowledge.
  4. Build Rapport and readers Engagement.
  5. Create an Opportunity for others.
  6. Promote learning for readers.
  7. Organize Your Thoughts and lets the readers Learn from it.
  8. Tell Your Story to an audience.
  9. Build relations or Meet New People.
  10. Stand Out from the crowd.

 

How is WordPress going to pay you?

The more traffic to your website or the more readers to your website, the more income you will make. It’s a simple maths. Advertisers pay you for the number of clicks and ads watched. WordAds may work better for bloggers who audience and traffic coming from the U.S or European countries. Their minimum payout is $100 and their payment mode is PayPal. All you need is to have a custom domain name for your WordPress.com blog to be able to use WordAds.

 

Can you earn or monetize a free WordPress blog?

AdSense is the best option. It is compatible with free Blogger blogs. It is also compatible with self-hosted WordPress blogs. You just have to keep in mind that it won’t work with a free WordPress blogyou can monetize it with WordAds, only if you have a custom domain.

 

Is WordPress free with recommended hosting providers like GoDaddy or siteground?

If you have a GoDaddy or siteground hosting service, then you can use that platform for your WordPress site. They both are an official WordPress hosting partner and are the largest hosting companies in the world.

 

Is WordPress good for a startup or beginner’s website?

Yes, WordPress is a very good option if you are a beginner or even a pro for that matter. It is an excellent platform for developing a websiteWordPress has been evolving from a Blogging platform to CMS and nowadays it is used in almost all online business. Maximum users or business websites prefer WordPress as their first choice of platform. WordPress is an online, easy to use, open source website creation tool which is based on PHP and MySQL.

26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner's guide)
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

How many words are optimum in a blog post?

There have been a continuous and years of debate on this online and with researchers. Some say that 600 words are enough, but some recommend more than a 1000 words. What I believe, is that if your content is informative, original, descriptive and easy to read and is liked by readers. Any number of words will be great. Of course, not like 200-300 words, until or unless you are a news agency giving headlines.

This article alone is more than 2500 words, I didn’t intend to, but I just kept on writing on what came to my mind, and what I think you should know about if you are a beginner in the blogging world. That’s how only I could have completed my beginner’s guide to blogging.

 

What should I write and what is the point of having a blog?

With blogging, you can do many things. You can market or promote any online or physical product to the worldwide audience. Blogging is a great way to market and promote yourself, your business, your product, or your service. This means that you can sell something online by writing in your blog or can spread awareness about it.

 

Will I be needing a business license to start blogging?

Bloggers do not need to obtain any license anywhere, but most states do require bloggers to have a general business license (I think I the US, correct me if I am wrong). Sales Tax Permit is required, If you are selling goods or services online. Sales tax license or permit may be required in some countries, best will be to take a suggestion from IT department or contact your CA.

 

How can I get Google Adsense and is it free to use?

Google is very strict with their policies, after all, they are the best payers. Google updates their algorithm regularly to enhance the user experience and to prevent duplicate or useless content. What I have learned till now is that they want the real bloggers to come up who provide good content and best user experience. Thus, their Adsense approval is difficult if you don’t keep up with their policies.

 

AdSense is free to use. Google pays you for clicks or impressions on their displayed ads you’ll display on your site.

 

How much does it cost to make a website?

Well, it depends on multiple factors like website hosting, domain name, premium theme, domain name, plugins and annual recurring cost. For my example, I use siteground Growbig plan, domain, theme, and plugin and it all cost me appx 300$.

 

What is the best hosting for WordPress?

There are many web-hosting service providers available and to chose from. However, choosing the best is a challenge for a beginner. What you should look for, basically, in a good web host, other than price and bandwidth, is security, updates, speed, uptime, etc.

Here are the best web hosting service providers you can choose from for WordPress:

  • HostGator Cloud
  • SiteGround
  • Bluehost Cloud
  • Godaddy
  • InMotion Hosting
  • A2 Hosting
  • GreenGeeks
  • iPage
  • Site5 Hosting

 

What are the tips to start a successful blog?

Here are my tips to start a Blog in Five Simple Steps:

  1. Make a choice of a blogging platform, domain name rich in SEO, and web-hosting.
  2. Initially or for an experiment on your skills create a blog using a free WordPress theme.
  3. Make modification on your blog to get the desired look.
  4. Choe the best plugins as per your blogging needs.
  5. Start writing creative content which will provide value to readers.
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner's guide)
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

So what next, you have a blog and do all the necessary settings, even have used a paid plugin and given it an awesome look.

Make your blog popular, the question is How to make your blog popular?

Here are some tips for getting more traffic and visitors to your newly created website:

  1. Spread the word in your social networks about your website and post.
  2. Make your content visible neat and indexed to search engines.
  3. Spread the word among your friends.
  4. Make use relative and appropriate tags.
  5. Visit other related websites and blogs and comment with your link.
  6. Update your blog regularly.

 

 

How will you get paid from Adsense earning?

You need to set up your form of payment as per your choice, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit and sign in to AdSense account.
  2. After signing, In the left panel, click on Payments.
  3. Select manage payment.
  4. Click on add the payment methods.
  5. Now, in the “add a payment method”, enter your bank account details.
  6. The final step, Save.

 

How much does Google Adsense pay per 1000 impressions?

Google Adsense pays appx $6 per 1000 visits per page. However, it depends on the CTR (Click Through Rate) as well. AdSense bids are generally per click, so the Click Through Rate of your ad units has a huge impact on revenue generated via Adsense.

 

What are the best free blogging platforms available?

I strongly believe that the free blogging platforms are best for beginners. You need to get a hang of blogging before starting an actual and professional website. Hence, it is best to use the free available options to experiment. Few of them are mentioned below, you can choose any one of them.

  • WordPress.org.
  • Wix.
  • Medium.
  • Squarespace.
  • WordPress.com.
  • Blogger.
  • Joomla.
  • Tumblr.

 

Is it possible to start a blog on google, How can I start a blog on Google?

  1. Sign in to Blogger account.
  2. On the left side of the page, click the Down arrow.
  3. Click on a New Blog.
  4. Enter a chosen name for your blog as per your choice.
  5. Now, choose a blog address or URL.
  6. Choose the desired template as per the design you want to implement on your blog.
  7. And finally, click on create blog.
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner's guide)
26 FAQ How to start a blogging & start a blog? (complete beginner’s guide)

 

Conclusion

What have we learned?

Blogging is an awesome platform to build upon your audience and to promote your presence of a business or product & service. It is a great platform to let others know, what you think of or what is your perspective on a certain topic. It’s completely yours and you are the owner of it.

If you are serious about blogging and wants to be a part of it, what I would suggest is find a niche that inspires you or interests you. Or write about a hobby that you have sound knowledge of. There are several ways to earn money via blogging, but first, you need to think of which direction you want to go. Which nice you want to target at? What is the topic you can write about that will generate interest among the audience or readers?

You can monetize your blog as per your choice of advertisers. You can write what you want. You just have to begin and get started.

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