page title icon How to Start a Blog in 2021 (Step by Step guide)

Do you want to make money by only sitting at your home? If yes, then this post is for you. Making money online is the easiest way if you get proper guidance. So, starting a blog is the first and one of the most important steps that will lead you to the path of success and makes you wealthy. So, at TechSpit, we will help you to make passive earning through blogging

Let’s dive into How to Start a Blog

If you are still reading this, you must have prepared your mind to make money online by starting a blog or if you have already started a blog, you must have landed here for the guidance of what to do next?

Let’s get deep into blogging

Starting a blog will let you help to earn passive income by affiliate marketing or running ads on your website.

But only starting a blog is not sufficient to get into the digital world. Nowadays, every day millions of people set up their minds to start blogging, thousands of newbies invest their money. Out of them, 95% of people give up after the hard hustle of  5-6 months.

Do you know Why? 

This is because the people who started their career in blogging, do not have patience. Yes, the absence of patience led them to quit blogging after working for several months.

If you have already set up your mind to start your career in Blogging. You must have the right to know the benefits of starting a blog. Let me first help you to explain the benefits of having a website.

  • You can express yourself through your writing skill
  • Share your passion
  • Share your knowledge with your readers
  • Improve your writing skills
  • Earn popularity among readers and fans
  • Build your professional network

These are the benefits you will surely get if you are good at writing and start your journey in blogging with patience.

You must have a passion to write unique content on a daily or weekly basis. But most of the new folks fail to write. So, I recommended you to choose the niche in which you are interested and know quite well about that topic.

We’re here to help you to help to start a blog. We will navigate you through all steps that you have to go through while starting a blog.

1. Choose a Niche for Your Website

How to start a blog with best niche

The first and foremost decision that every blogger has to undergo before starting your blog is to “choose a niche for your website.” 

Let me help you to clarify with the meaning of “Niche” 

Niche is something similar to the topic of the website. A Niche can be wide-niche or micro-niche. For example, the topic which you want to write about in your blog will describe your website niche. If you are writing about health your website will be “Health niche.” 

Now you have understood the meaning of niche. So, choose a niche wisely for your website.

2. Choose a good Domain Name

How to start a blog with good domain name

Choosing a good domain name is not so hard. You just have to choose a domain name. If you have already decided on your domain name, you don’t have to go through this step.

But if you haven’t decided on your domain name, this step is for you.

Domain name matters a lot for starting a website. Select simple and easy spell words for your domain name. Let’s take an example of my own domain name which is “TechSpit.” It is and simple and easy to remember.

Here are 3 tips for you to choose a good domain name:

  • It must be simple and easy to remember
  • Do not use any number in your domain name
  • Always use an extension like .Com which is globally acceptable

Now we are moving to the next step to choose a platform.

3.  Choose a Platform (WordPress or Blogspot)

How to start a blog with WordPress

The second step is to choose a platform for your website. If you want to start your career in the blog, I recommend you to go with WordPress. However, it completely depends on you which you want to choose.

WordPress requires investment and will also provide you with a custom domain name with the best opportunity in the future to make passive income.

But if you prefer to go with Blogspot, it does provide a proper custom domain name instead of the custom domain it will add Blogspot in between of your domain name and will not require any investment so, there is less chance that it will provide with you the best opportunity to make passive income.

If you want to go with WordPress then go through with all the steps. But if you choose to go with BlogSpot you do have to go with all the steps.

Now we’re moving to the next step which is choosing a good hosting.

4. Choose a good Hosting

Hosting plays a major role in your website. If you don’t know what is hosting? Here is an easy and simple explanation for you- 

Hosting also known by name of Web Hosting Site Hosting is works like storage for the content of your website. For example, the images and videos you use in your post will use your hosting.

I hope I have cleared your doubt about hosting. I have written a decent easy and possible definition of hosting.

There are tons of hosting available on the Internet but which works best for you?

Well, I recommend some of the hosting names. You can go with anyone from these: 

You can go with any of the above. But if you wish to use any other hosting you can. But choose the best hosting for your website to get the best output.

5. Install WordPress

Now you have chosen your domain name and hosting and it’s time to install WordPress in it. Installing WordPress on a website does not require any rocket science knowledge. You only need proper guidance for it.

So, first of all, you have to go to your hosting account. And after that, you have to select the option “Start New Website” and select “WordPress” software to install.

After that, you will have to fill out the login details of your WordPress dashboard. Just type your email, username, and password and click on confirm.

After that, it will displays terms and conditions and you have to select the box and now click on “Complete Setup.”

It will take a few minutes to install and will be ready to proceed further. Now click on my account and go to the installation tab and click “go to the admin panel.” 

After clicking there you will be redirected to the WordPress login page and you have to enter the same login details which you have used after installing WordPress.

Now you are ready!! Whenever you have to login into your WordPress dashboard you need to type ( Replace your domain with the name of your website which you have purchased by selecting a domain name.

6. Choose a  Best Attention-Grabbing Theme for your Website

Now moving further you will now have to choose the attention-grabbing theme. You can see the top 10 best WordPress themes to select your desired theme.

While choosing a theme. I advise you not to use any null themes or themes which you have downloaded from any third party sites.

If you can afford to buy a pro theme, I will recommend you to purchase a premium theme which will give you added a feature compare to a free one.

To apply theme, login to your WordPress Dashboard >  click on appearance > select theme option and you will be presented to choose your desired theme.

Moving further to select the only essential plugin for your Website.

7. Choose Essential Plugins for your Website

Plugins are very important for any website. We can say plugins plays the role of a pillar in WordPress. In the absence of plugins WordPress is nothing. It will provide no help for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

You can check the Top 15 Best Essential Plugins for WordPress. It will help you to choose the best and necessary plugins for your website.

Are you wondering about how to install plugins in WordPress?

Not to worry, I am here to provide you with that.

Log in to your WordPress dashboard > click on plugins > click on Add New > search the name of the plugin in the search bar. That’s it!!

Now we are going further to the last step i.e. to write your first post and post it on your website to make it live.

8. Write and Publish Your First Content

First of all Congratulations!!!! You have successfully start a blog. You have gone through all the above steps and set up your website. Now it’s time to write your first post and post it on your website.

For writing and publishing your post

Login to WordPress dashboard > click on Post > Click on Add New.

Now you will be presented with wordpress blank page post. Now write your content and post it to your website.

Tips for Writing Content:

  • Mainly focus on long-tail keywords. Short-tail keywords also perform well but that will be competitive.
  • Make sure to add images to your post to engage and attract your readers
  • Try to do the best on-page SEO as well as Off-Page SEO like Link-Building, Creating Backlinks for the best result

Pro tip: Write a lengthy and well-explained post.

Google focuses on its users to fulfill its search intent. If you can write a short post and it well explained, it is enough to rank your post in SERP (Search Engine Result Page).

So, again congratulations!! you have successfully set up your blog and we hope we have successfully solved your query about How to Start a Blog. Now you are ready to make income from your website. You just need to check the guide detailed about How to Earn Money from the Website.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about How to Start a Blog in 2021

1.  How much does it cost to set up the website

Well, that depends on several factors. Factors like Hosting price, domain price are all included here. But the overall cost for starting a blog will cost you around $3-4 per month.

2. How to start a blog for free

Of course yes, you can start a blog for free and it will not cost you a single penny. You can use Blogger to set up your website for free. But I recommend you to go with WordPress and invest some amount.

Note: Business requires Investment

3. How to get traffic to my new website

It is not possible to get instant traffic to your new website. Be patience and write a unique article on a daily or weekly basis and share your post on social media platforms to get popularity.

4. How to make money from a website

There are several methods to make passive income through blogging but Adsense and Affiliate Marketing rank top among all the methods. You can monetize your website with Google Adsense or both are best for displaying ads and for making payments.

Try to promote your content over different social networking platforms, engage in conversation with your readers, and answers their queries in the best possible way.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have understood all the steps carefully. Now you are ready to set up your blog business and make some money from this.

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