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How To Start A Blog (Part 1)

I have been asked by many people, “How do you start a blog?” I do not claim to be an expert. I most certainly do not know all that there is to know. I am still learning every day. I started as a hobby and to help others save money. I shared how I got started and why I got started a couple years ago on my journey to work from home. This blog has turned into so much more than I ever dreamed. I know make a salary and help support my family and still bring in income from this site! It is a dream! I want to share everything I know with you in case you are wondering how to REALLY get started. Want to know how to start a blog? Here are some simple steps to get started. Let’s start with the first three steps.

1. What do you want to write about?

Pick something you are passionate about! Are you a cook? Do you love trying new recipes? Do you love to craft? Are you a homeschool mom? Do you want to write inspirational stories? You may fall into many categories like me. I blog about food, crafts, being a mom, and life in general.

Here are some amazing blogs that I love that are sure to inspire you!

A Million Moments – Foodie, Crafts, Photography

The Country Chic Cottage – Crafts

Mommy Testers – Crafts, Lifestyle, Kids

A Day in Motherhood – Lifestyle, Being a mom

A Beautiful Mess– Craft, Lifestyle

Paleo – Foodie

Bubbly Nature Creations – Crafts, Parties

A Holy Experience – Christian, Encouragement

2. Create a Name and Grab your Domain

Come up with a name that you love, is creative, and something that reflects your image. It will be what people know you as. If you want to start for free, you can skip the domain and use the blogspot or WordPress.com links that they will assign you. If you would like something more customized, consider buying your domain. Check if the domain is avaliable. Next, register the domain name from a reliable doman registrar. Google domains can cost as low as $10 a year! That will insure that YOU own your own url. Here are some tools to help:

BlueHost (This is who I use!) Coupon code: Loveandcents

Name.com

Learn about Domains 

Check Domains

 See if Google Domain is available

Buy a Domain from Google

3. Choose a platform

Your 2 main options are blogger and wordpress. I have used both. I started on blogger and HIGHLY recommend that you do too. WordPress is awesome for SEO and other tools. But I am glad I started with a blogger blog.Here are some important things to research before you start.

WordPress is what I use now. It is for more experienced or technically savvy bloggers. Do not let it intimidate you.

 

 

I will be back with the next step next week. Please take some time to look through these and decide how you want to proceed. In no time at all we will have you up and running. Blogging and making money from you blog!

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected]

4 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful and helpful post. I really like how you also show other blogs to look at for inspiration, for a variety of topics.

  2. Hello,
    I really like the design of your blog. In this article you have shared a great idea about blogging, specially that blog list, these are inspiring and very helpful for new bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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