How To Start A Blog In 2021 – Beginner Guide (Step-by-Step)



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How to start a blog in 2021?

Should I start a blog in 2021?

Is this starting a blog is profitable?

What steps should I take to start a blog?

There are many questions in your mind right now on how to start a blog. I will try to answer them all in this article.

I will show you how to start a blog in 2021 with a step-by-step guide.

Before going further let’s talk about a blog.

What is a Blog?

A blog is a kind of website which is contained several written articles, mostly all those articles are related to a specific niche or topic. The written content of a blog is known as blog posts. A blog post usually contains a specific topic covered by the blogger.

Blog posts are appearing in the reverse order on the blog page, which means the recent post is hanging at the top of the blog page.

Most bloggers write their perspectives on a topic and want to engage with their readers. As a blogger, you don’t need to be a professional writer to write a blog. Also, you don’t need to be an expert in that niche. If you’re learning something and want to write about it in your blog you can do that.

Steps we follow in this article to start a blog:-

  1. Choose Your Blog Niche
  2. Create Your Blog
  3. Learn about WordPress
  4. Choose a WordPress Theme
  5. Write & Publish Your First Blog Post
  6. What To Do Next?

So let’s dive into it –

1.Choose Your Blog Niche

Lots of people just thinking of what topic they should choose for their blog. All they just worry about is whether the blog topic is profitable and they have not started their blog.

So the first thing you should keep in mind is that almost all blog topics are making money. So take action rather than overthinking your blog topic. Just select a topic that you are passionate about it or have so some experience.

Here are some popular and profitable blog topics:

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Health and Fitness
  • Make Money Online
  • Relationship & Parenting 
  • DIY & Crafting
  • Personal Finance
  • Traveling
  • Cooking & Recipes
  • Beauty & Fashion Grooming
  • Technology
  • Education

Select your topic and start narrowing down your niche, so you’ll get a very targeted audience. Once you selected your topic, then it’s time for the next step to take.

2. Create Your Blog

For creating your blog, you’ll need two things:

  1. A Web Hosting – A web hosting provider gives you a domain name and space on the internet for your blog. Where all your blogging data will be stored.
  2. A Blogging Platform – A blogging platform provides you an environment where you can create and edit your blog posts and manage other things on your blog. 

For this tutorial, we are going to use BlueHost as our web hosting provider and WordPress as our blogging platform. Bluehost is the best hosting provider for bloggers with a one-click WordPress installation. 

So let’s get started –


i. Go to the Bluehost home page and click on Get Started.

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ii. Select a plan that suitable for you. I recommend as a beginner, go with their basic plan and click on Select.

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iii. Register your domain name. Just type your domain name in the left box and click on Next. If you have your domain name already, then type in the right box and click Next.

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iv. Fill in your personal and billing information in the Account Information section.

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v. Select your Account Plan, how long for you want your hosting from Bluehost. 

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vi. You can also add some extra packages to your plan. I recommend unchecked all, except Domain Privacy + Protection because it hides your personal information from the public database. More information about Domain Privacy + Protection.

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vii. Fill out your payment details and check the little box then click on Submit.

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viii. In the next step, you’ll redirect to the password creation page for Bluehost. Create a secure password then done.

ix. Log on to the Bluehost dashboard and install WordPress, then set up a password for WordPress.

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3. Learn About WordPress

WordPress is a blogging platform where you can create and edit your blog posts. If you know WordPress and how it works, then you can skip this step. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, then here is a quick overview of it for you.

In the WordPress dashboard, you can see the WordPress Admin Panel at the left of the screen.

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The basic options of the WordPress Admin Panel are –

  • Posts – All your blog post is showing here, you can edit and create new blog posts here. 
  • Media – You can manage all media of your website here. 
  • Pages – All your website pages here, you can edit and create new pages for your website.
  • Comments –  You can manage all your blog post comments here, either you approved or disapproved.
  • Appearance – Customize & Manage your WordPress theme, header, footer, menus, etc.
  • Plugins – Manage your plugin, add or remove plugins here. 
  • Users – In this section, you can change your email & password. You can add or remove users from your blog.
  • Tools – If you want to import or export your website content, you can do that with the help of this section.
  • Settings – You can manage your WordPress general settings here.

4. Choose a WordPress Theme

After knowing WordPress, it’s time to choosing a WordPress theme for your blog. A theme is a basic layout for a website, in WordPress lots of free and paid theme options available. 

If you’re thinking, what’s the difference between paid and free themes. Paid themes are more customizable and powerful than free themes. Divi is the best WordPress paid theme out there. 

If you don’t want to use a paid theme, then start with a free theme.

The best free themes for a blog are-

If you’re using a free theme, then use a page builder like Elementor that will make your job easier. 


Steps for selecting a blog theme- 

1. Go to the Bluehost login page, enter your login credentials and click on Log in.

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2. After login on to the Bluehost dashboard, click on Login to WordPress.

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3. Once you logged in to the WordPress administrative dashboard, then hover over to Appearance and click on Themes.

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4. Now you’re in the WordPress theme section, where you can search, install, and activate your WordPress themes.

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5. Search your theme and install and activate it and customize your theme according to your needs.

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5. Write & Publish Your First Blog Post

Once you completed your blog customization, then it’s time to write & publish your first blog post. Login to the WordPress administrative dashboard and go to the Posts section. 

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Click on Add New to create a new blog post.

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Give it a title and start writing and adding images and links to your first post.

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Once you finished writing and ready to publish your post, then click on Publish.

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What To Do Next?

After writing some amazing articles, it’s time to promoting your blog and making money with your blog. 

So let’s get started –

Promote Your Blog – Start promoting your blog with your friends and social media, so you’ll get readers to your blog. Social media is one of the best traffic sources, you’ll get a ton of organic traffic with social media. Share your blog post links on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc. Most of the bloggers use Pinterest to drive a ton of traffic to their blog.

Promote your blog post with your email subscribers. Send them newsletters and new blog post update.

Optimize your blog posts for search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, etc. So you’ll get organic traffic from search engines.

 

Make Money With Your Blog – Once you’re getting some traffic to your blog, then it’s very easy to make money with your blog. There are several ways to monetize a blog. You can put ads to your site, adding affiliate links, writing paid reviews and sponsored posts, selling digital products, etc.

Above featured How To Start A Blog In 2021 – Beginner Guide (Step-by-Step), which shows you how you can start a blog in 2021. Hopefully, this article helps you to start a blog in 2021. Let me know in the comment section what you think about this article.

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