How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide


There is probably not a day that goes past where people don’t email me, asking how to start a blog. A lot of them also chat with me on Linkedin, Facebook, and Growthhackers. They all ask similar questions. How do you start a blog, and how do you go about it? If you want to start a blog, where do you begin? I get many of these questions all the time on my various social media accounts. Here is my blog you can go check out my blogging/digital marketing-related topics. Now let’s dive into the topic of the day, How to start a blog: a step-by-step guide.

Why Start a Blog?

It is very important to know why you want to start something before doing it. Me, I started my blog to educate people on what I have learned about blogging, digital marketing, making money from their blogs, and so on. For you, it can be to share your ideas with the world. Or maybe you love writing. You can turn your writing skill into a money-making system after six to nine months of consistently posting on your new blog. A lot of people think they can start a blog and then make money within three months. No! New blogs take around 6 months to start generating money. Six months is for blogs in a low-competitive niche. But high competitive niche takes above 1 year before they start making monthly income. Now that you’ve got an idea of why you want to start a blog, let’s proceed to the next topic.

Choosing a Name and Concept

The first step to creating a blog is to first choose a name and the concept of the blog. Your blog should reflect your content so that people will know what your personal brand is. Choose a name that suits your personality and something that will stand the test of time. There are also some online tools for generating a blog name. You can try “It’s a good blog name generator”. After picking a name for your blog, the next part is to choose a blogging platform. Everybody has their personal preference. But if you are an absolute beginner, then you can start with Blogger. It is very easy to use and you will not have any issues. Though it has plenty of limitations. If you want to build a strong personal brand or long-term blogging business, then choose WordPress. It has all the tools required for building an authority blog. It has a great library and online market for buying themes, plugins, and more. To start a blog with WordPress you need a hosting server and a domain name. The best web hosting provider, recommended by “Blogging Helpline” is Bluehost. They power over 500,000 websites both corporate websites and eCommerce websites. Small businesses and professional bloggers use Bluehost. It is important to know how your blog will look. There are many free themes in the WordPress theme library. So you can choose anyone that suits your brand. If you want to use a premium theme then go for the “Divi theme”, it has free and paid versions. You can also get nice-looking themes on Themeforest. If you are using Blogger, then search for free Blogger templates on Google to download the ones that are easy to customize.

Mindset and Tools

Blogging is a business. If you don’t equip yourself with the right mindset, tools, and gadgets you will fail. Even if you don’t have money to purchase the best web hosting, theme, and tools. Start with Blogger and use it to master how to write and publish blog posts. Invest money in blogging when you know you have learned the basics and you are ready to take it as a full-time business. Basically, what you need to start a blog are a computer and a fast internet connection. Then a blogging platform like Blogger or WordPress.

Writing and Publishing

Creating a blog post at an early stage may look hard. But most of us have been there. All that is needed is to start writing. You don’t need to be perfect when you start. Always know that the more you write, you will develop your own personal tone and writing skills. Depending on your niche, you can start writing and publishing 500 to 1000 words per day. Then scale it up to 2000 and above when you are more comfortable at writing.

Promoting Your Blog on Social Media

Most bloggers are on social media because that is the cheapest place to get free and paid traffic to your blog. You can join Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, Quora, and Pinterest. These social media platforms are perfect for generating free blog readers.


Starting a blog may seem overwhelming, but by following this step-by-step guide, you can easily begin your journey towards becoming a successful blogger. Remember to choose a name and concept that reflect your content, select the right blogging platform, and equip yourself with the right mindset and tools. Additionally, focus on consistently creating quality content and promoting your blog on social media to reach a wider audience. With dedication and persistence, you can turn your blog into a thriving online business. Good luck on your blogging journey!

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