How To Start a Blog – Beginner’s Guide for 2020

The Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Blog in 2020

Hi, my name is Bilal Tahir khan. I’ve been Start blogging in 2014 for more than eight years.Due Some Study Issue in Mid i leave Blogging.

we created this free step-by-step blog tutorial to teach beginners how to make a blog fast and easy.

How to Start a Blog in 12 Easy Steps

Step 1: Select a Good Niche for your Blog
Step 2: Choose the Best blogging platform
Step 3: Pick a Good domain name
Step 4: Get a Fast Web Hosting
Step 5: Starting a blog on WordPress
Step 6: Select a WordPress theme to design Customize your blog
Step 7: Setup A Custom Blog Email Address
Step 8: Register social Media Account
Step 9: Add Standard Blog Pages
Step 10: Write Content
Step 11: Promote Your Blog
Step 12: Make Money Blogging

Why are you starting a blog?

A blog can help you inform, educate, promote, and even sell, but only if you are clear about your intention from the start. Blogging is fast becoming the quickest way to express yourself online. Starting a blog can be an amazing experience.

  • Make money working from home. I make a full-time income blogging. Many bloggers do the same. Blogging takes work, but it’s a great opportunity due to low risk and low overhead.
  • Become an author. Book publishers want authors to have an online presence. The reason is simple: it’s a lot easier to sell books to people who already know you. A blog is a perfect way to become known.
  • Help your business or organization. A blog helps businesses and organizations reach a lot of people at little cost.
  • Just write. If you want to write, share your story, or encourage others, a blog is a great place to do that.
  • To enhance writing and thinking skills
  • To establish expertise
  • To increase self-confidence
  • To network with others in the industry
  • To make money blogging

Step 1: Select a Good Niche for your Blog

Niche blogging is creating a blog to advertise to a particular market. Niche blogs are easy to monetize and they usually contain affiliate links, advertisements, etc., and that’s mostly how they become profitable.

How to choose a niche for your blog

To become a successful blogger, you will have to choose the right niche and work on it.

  • Pick a topic you enjoy talking about
  • Pick a smaller niche.
  • Make sure it’s profitable.
  • Some Trending Niche
  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Lifestyle
  • Blogging

Some Topic : Blog Topic Ideas For Starting a New Website

Step 2: Choose the Best blogging platform

Best blog sites out there and determines the type of blog management tool you want to use. I recommend that you make your own blog using a self-hosted setup that I show in this guide.

Free platforms

For many new bloggers, the availability of free blog platforms such as WordPress.com, Blogger, or Tumblr is tempting.

Self-hosted platforms

Self-hosted platforms allow you to run a blog using your own domain. Aside from following your domain registrar and web hosting company’s rules, you’re fully in charge of your blog and its contents.

Step 3: Pick a Good domain name

Your domain name is your website’s home address on the Internet. Your domain name will be the name by which you will be known online, no matter what niche you choose. It’s your “first impression”. Your URL is the first thing your visitors will see. A good domain name can make a positive and lasting impression, while a bad domain name can send visitors running.

Read This : How to Choose The Best Domain Name For Your Website

Get a Fast Web Hosting

After choosing a domain name, selecting reliable hosting services will be one of the most important decisions you make.

Note : I Recommended Cloud Hosting

How we measure server speed?

Server speed is measured by testing its response time – the amount of time it takes for the server to respond to a request from a client.

What the server speed test reveals?

The effective reach of the data center, hardware specs, server setup and their network planning

Google’s server response time benchmark?

According to Google, the optimal server response time is 200 ms. Anything slower and sites will start feeling sluggish.

  • Know Which Type of Hosting You Need: A personal portfolio website doesn’t need a dedicated server, just like a high-traffic, a high-volume online store shouldn’t cut corners with the cheapest shared hosting plan.
  • Shared Hosting is Great for Small to Medium Sites
  • VPS Hosting Offers More Flexibility for Fast-Growing Sites
  • Dedicated Hosting Offers Maximum Server Resources and Security

Buy Best Hosting

Step 5: Starting a blog on WordPress

You sign up for the web hosting account and how to set up a WordPress blog. As an example, I will show you how to make a blog with Bluehost, and I included screenshots of the pages that you need to go through.

Install WordPress

Sign in your web hosting. Add Domain and change DNS. Now find one-click install. Web hosting companies offer a one-click install for a WordPress blogging platform, so it should be very easy.
In the “Home” page click on the blue button “WordPress”

Install WordPress

WordPress installation starts

Configure your WordPress blog

Just go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin and input the access details for your admin account.

Start by going to the left sidebar and clicking on Settings → General.
Site Title – effectively the name of your site.
Tagline – think of it as the summary of what your blog is about, in one short sentence.
Just go to Settings → Permalinks. Once there, set your permalinks to the “Post name” variant.

Step 6: Select a WordPress theme to design Customize your blog

Find the right theme (blog design):Start your search for a theme as soon as your WordPress platform is installed.

There are more than three thousand themes available on WordPress.org.

  • Read the description. Most themes come with a short description of features and functionality. Reading it can help you figure out if the theme matches your needs.
  • Check for responsiveness. Aim for a responsive design that will work on desktop browsers and mobile devices. This is recommended by Google.
  • Check the ratings. Star ratings will be visible in the preview and under theme details to give you a clear idea of how good the theme is.
  • Preview the theme. Preview the theme (demo) to get an idea of the overall look, layout, and how customizable it is.

Blog theme customization

Go to Appearance → Customize
Site Identity– this is where you can set your blog title again, plus add a logo image and a site icon (aka. favicon).
Colors – for adjusting the basic colors used throughout the design.
Header – for setting your header graphic or image.
Background – for setting your background graphic, image, or color.
Menus – more on this later on.
Widgets – more on this later on as well.
And other, theme-dependent settings.

Step 7: Setup A Custom Blog Email Address

Go to the Hosting homepage and click the “Login” tab on the top right.

 Enter your details to login to your Hosting cPanel.

Once you are logged-in click the “Advanced” tab in the left sidebar.

Scroll down and click “Email Accounts”

Click the blue “+CREATE” button on the right.

Enter the details for your new email account and click the “+CREATE” button at the bottom of the page.

Now that your account is created you can login to start using it.

Step 8: Register social Media Account

Before you start writing your day-to-day blog posts, you will want to make sure static pages (such as About us, Contact, etc.) and other parts of your blog (Sidebar, Footer, etc.) are filled with the suitable information.

Step 9: Add Standard Blog Pages

Before you start writing your day-to-day blog posts, you will want to make sure static pages (such as About us, Contact, etc.) and other parts of your blog (Sidebar, Footer, etc.) are filled with the suitable information.

  • About us. The most traditional page on any blog is the About page. This page tells new visitors to your blog what it is all about, who you are and why you run a blog about the particular topic. Depending on your niche and your style, the information you provide can be “all business” or personal and fun.
  • Contact. This page allows visitors to your blog to communicate with you at any time. It can be a simple page with your email address plus social network links, or you can use a simple contact form that visitors can use to communicate with you without leaving your website.
  • Sidebar content. Your sidebar is the smaller column to the left or right (depending on the theme you selected) of your blog’s main content. In the sidebar, you could include your blog categories, the most popular posts, ads, etc.

Step 10: Write Content

Your framework is complete. Now comes the moment of truth. You must learn how to write blog content – in the blogging world, any useful information that you bring to readers can be called “content.”

How To start a Blog

Three things your content should do

  • Your content speaks to a specific audience and provides value to them in some significant way. If this sounds suspiciously like our Commandments, you are right. Drill the idea into your mind and never forget it: It’s not about you; it’s about them.
  • Your content should be easily accessible and attractively presented. Your presentation must equal the quality of your content. Here again, don’t cut corners on low-quality graphics or designs. Everything about your blog must attract your visitors and encourage them to interact with your content.
  • Your content may be commercially purposed, but should never be commercially focused. Never greet your visitors with pop-up ads and giant banner ads. Greet them with content and reasons to engage with that content. Let them know you are there to help them, not to use them.

Here are three simple steps approach you can use to make great content of any type:

  • Point. State your main idea and point you are covering.
  • Prove. Give an example of the idea you are covering.
  • Perform. Give a simple way to execute the idea.

Some Writing Tips : How to Write or Add a New Post in WordPress

Step 11: Promote Your Blog

You’ve learned that the content will be the bait that draws your audience. You can write the most compelling copy the world has ever seen and design a blog interface that would sell people their own shoes.

Let’s look closely at the advanced and straightforward promoting/marketing activities you could be taking to become an authority and successful blogger:

SEO

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines.Search engine optimization (SEO) is a process of improving positions in organic (non-paid) search results in search engines.

On-page SEO

meta tags
headings
URL structure
image SEO
content
structured data
website size and speed

off-page SEO

email outreach
guest blogging
submissions
social media efforts
cooperation with influencers
writing valuable content, so people would love to link to your website

Let your friends know about your blog

Inform everyone you know about your new endeavor. You should include your blog name and URL in your email signature, list it on all your social media profiles, and use every opportunity to get the word out about your new undertaking.

Submit your blog to search engine

It only takes a moment, and it will help to get your blog indexed. To submit your blog URL to Google, sign in to your Google Account and go to the Submit URL option in Webmaster Tools. For extra credit, submit your site to Bing.

Submit your blog to bookmarking sites

Bookmarking sites can offer your content to a lot of potential viewers who are searching for content within your niche. You should do this every time you publish a new blog post to spread the word out. Some popular social bookmarking sites are Scoop.it, Reddit, etc.

Be active on social networks

Your business is unique, and you should make use of the social media avenues that best fit your own niche and style. Choose the one (or ones) that best fit your needs and become an expert at leveraging them to help reach your goals.

Comment on other blogs

Commenting on other relevant blogs is a great way to build relationships with top bloggers within your niche. This will help you make them and their readers aware of your existence as well as developing your personal brand within the topic.

Guest blogging

Take the relationship a step further and offer to write a guest post for other websites. Just be sure your work goes on reputable sites and that the content is directly related to your niche. Guest blogging is an excellent way to build an online presence.

Start building your mailing list

Once your blog gains new fans and readers it’s a good idea to collect the email addresses of those who want to be notified of new articles and offers. As people come to know and trust you, they will respond better to your promotional efforts.

Advertising on the web (paid traffic)

Appropriate and well-informed use of paid media can help you gain exposure and attention before your organic (naturally derived) traffic takes hold. Paid traffic avenues include Google AdWords, and Facebook, to name a few major ones.

Facebook ads
Snapchat ads
Instagram ads
Twitter ads
Pinterest ads
LinkedIn ads

Some More Method : How To Promote Blog Posts

Step 12: Make Money Blogging

Monetization is the process of translating your blog activity into earnings.

Running ads on your blog

There are seamless possibilities for you to run ads on your blog. Regardless of your niche, you can opt for ads that are specific to what you are writing about or ads that simply better serve your advertiser’s purposes. Google Adsense is one of the most popular choices for ads.

Enrolling in affiliate programs

Affiliate programs are ways of teaming up with retailers to promote their products and benefit from successfully carrying out sales through a commission. Some things that you need to consider when enrolling in affiliate programs:

  • The number of affiliate sales will strongly rely on the number of visitors you have.
  • You need to be credible enough for your visitors to click on your links.
  • You may want to consider placing a notice on your Terms of Use page that you do use affiliate links.

Selling your products and services

If you are more on the creative and entrepreneurial side, you may want to consider using your blog as a venue for selling your products and services. Use this advantage especially when your blog gains in readership, authority, and popularity.

Sponsored posts

Advertisers are always looking for exposure and are willing to pay you for placing a sponsored post on your blog.

Writing and selling an Ebook

Another great opportunity to make money is to gather existing content from your own blog and offer it as a downloadable ebook.

Read More : How To Start A Free Blog Using Blogger

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a blog?

A blog is an online diary or journal located on a website. The content of a blog typically includes text, pictures, videos, animated GIFs, and even scans from old physical offline diaries or journals and other hard copy documents. A blog (in the early stages called “weblog”) is known as many things—a digital magazine, diary, newscast, collector’s meeting place, a showcase for your art, information sharing, teaching hub, a place to learn. A typical blog combines text, images, videos, and links to relevant pages and media on the Web.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, with millions of bloggers using it every day (including me).

What Is A Blog Used For?

A blog is a section of a website that is updated with relevant content on a regular basis, usually daily or weekly.A blog is a cheap way to get your message out on a regular basis to your user an Audience.

What is blogging and how does it work?

The term “blog” is short for “weblog,” which refers to an online journal.its help reader and writer to support each other.

What is the difference between a website and a blog?

Blogs are a type of website. The only difference is that blogs have frequently updated content and websites tend to be much more static and is organized into pages.A blog can be a website on its own or a part of a bigger site.

How to start a blog for free?

People often wonder where to start a blog, but several blogging platforms allow you to create a blog for free. 

Pick a blog name. Choose something descriptive.
Get your blog online. Register your blog.
Customize your blog. Choose a free template and tweak it.
Write & publish your first post. The fun part!
Promote your blog. Get more people to read your blog.
Make money blogging.


If you open a BlogSpot account, your free blog name will be in this form: “blogname.blogspot.com” or “blogname.tumblr.com”. In the blogging community, this type of blog is the sign of an inexperienced beginner who likely won’t be taken seriously.

You’ll be subject to rules and restrictions set by the platform. They may limit or prohibit you from using ads, or they may even place their own ads on your blog. If you’re serious about blogging, you’ll want to move away from this option sooner than later.

What is the most popular Free blog site?

WordPress (www.wordpress.org)
Blogger (www.blogger.com)
Tumblr (www.tumblr.com)
Wix (www.wix.com)
Weebly (www.weebly.com)
Medium (www.medium.com)
Joomla (www.joomla.org)
Ghost (www.ghost.org)
Jimdo (www.jimdo.com)

What is a niche and how do I choose one for my blog?

They often offer some interesting recipes, share insight into great exercise routines, talk about which foods you should avoid, etc. Leading a healthy lifestyle would be their niche.
Pick a topic you enjoy talking about. Starting a blog is a really fun process.
Do market research. The next step is to make sure that there’s a profitable and big enough market for your topic.
Pick a smaller niche. Let’s see what kind of competition you have for your topic.
Make sure it’s profitable.

What kind of blogs are most popular?

Starting a blog has never been easier.
Health & Fitness Blog
DIY Blogging
Fashion Blogs
Travel Blogs
Sports Blogs
Finance Related Blogs
Fashion Blog
Food and Recipe Blogs
Lifestyle Blogs
Business Blogs
Gaming Related Blogs
Car and Automobile Blogs
Natural Remedies Blogs
Product Review Blogs

What should I blog about?

If you struggle with finding things you should blog about today. Consider your passions. Consider the blogs you read. Teach everything you know. Think about missing content from your favorite blogs. Focus on presenting solutions to problems. Write as a leading learner. And while the truth is that you might be able to attract the larger audience if you write about smartphones instead of blogging about something specific like tuna fishing, that’s the wrong way to go.

Which is the best Option Free or Paid blog site?

I’m a strong supporter of self-hosted WordPress.

How much does it cost to start a blog?

You will get one for FREE! The basic package also includes a free SSL certificate (which protects data transfers on your site and makes it safe).
And if you want to host a blog on your own server with your own domain name, you can do so for under $30 to $50 a year.

Do bloggers make money?

You can definitely make money blogging.

How much money can you make from blogging?

It’s not unrealistic to make between $0.01 – $0.10 per page view in many blogging niches across display and affiliate ads. So if you get 1,000 page views a month, you can make between $10-$100 per month. But if you can get to 100,000 page views a month you can make between $1,000 – $10,000 off of your blog per month.Its Result of different niche and ads platform.

How do I find a profitable niche for my blog?

Find your own Interest and Do a market search.its help your blog profitable.

Should I start my blog on WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database.WordPress comes with plenty of customization features.WordPress, particularly self-hosted WordPress.org. You don’t have to worry about security, updates, or slow-loading pages, as you can quickly create a powerful blog that readers will absolutely love.

What is a WordPress plugin and why are they important?

A WordPress plugin is a small piece of software that can be thought of as an “add-on” that gives extra features or functionality to your blog.

What to do if I already have a free blog?

If you decide to switch to a self-hosted WordPress, you can quickly and painlessly move your free blog to your new host.

How bloggers get paid?

It’s not unrealistic to make between $0.01 – $0.10 per page view in many blogging niches across display and affiliate ads. So if you get 1,000 page views a month, you can make between $10-$100 per month.
You earn with these method:
Displaying Google ads or other advertising platforms/networks
Affiliate links (you get a percentage for sale that comes from your site)
Adding textual advertisements & links

What to do if your domain name is taken?

Domain name into a registrar site, see that it’s taken, and give up.
Contact the owner.
You Buy Similar name.
You buy in other extension.

Who is the legal owner of a domain name?

The legal owner of a domain name is the person and/or organization listed as the domain’s registrant or owner contact.

Does your domain name matter?

Yes it does.Domain names that contained their targeted keywords because they get results: increased click-through rates and higher rankings on search engines.

Best domain registrars

Namecheap
GoDaddy
Domain.com
Domains.Google
Name.com
Register.com

Why switch from HTTP to HTTPS?

Google announced that https is a ranking signal.HTTP is the protocol through which data is passed between a web browser, like Chrome or Firefox, and a website.
HTTPS is valuable because it protects all communication and customer information.

How do beginner blogs make money?

Affiliate Income
Freelance
Google Adsense
Ebooks

Why do most blogs fail?

One of the reasons why bloggers fail is that they’re not producing engaging, outstanding quality content.
Lack of planning
Lack of focus
Lack of Confidence
Lack of Creativity
Choosing the Wrong Niche
Ignoring SEO
Afraid of Criticism
Not Doing Marketing and Promotion
Thinking of Money All The Time
People have given up in Half

What is the best day to post a blog?

If your Blog is Old and Famous you can post weekly based.Best time to publish a post is on Monday in the late morning around 10am.

How to optimize your WordPress permalink settings (click to expand)

If your permalink settings aren’t already set to this format, it’s important to change them right now.
In your WordPress dashboard, hover over “Settings” and navigate to Settings > Permalinks to make this adjustment.

How to choose which social networks to promote your blog

Facebook: Videos and curated content
Instagram: High-res photos, quotes, and Stories
Twitter: News, blog posts, and GIFs
LinkedIn: Professional content and career news
Pinterest: Infographics, step-by-step photo guides, visual content
Reddit: Comments about topics in your niche

How long does it take to make money blogging?

its depend on you and your work.you should start making coffee money ($50 or less) around 6 months and a solid part-time income ($500-$1000) around 12 months. To make a consistent, full-time income ($2500+), allow 24 months.

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