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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to start writing your first blog and make money online, you’re in luck. That’s because this article will reveal to you step by step to start your first blog. Indeed, in just moments you’ll discover:
- How to start your first blog using WordPress Platform with Inmotion Hosting
- A surprisingly simple step by step way to create and configure your first blog
- A nifty trick for domain and hosting registration which they had never told you.
Read on to learn more
It is very cheap to startup a blog. You just need domain and hosting to start off. There is many ways and platform in order to start a blog.
Below tutorial will be very useful for you, you will learn to create your first blog by your own with using WordPress platform.
You might be probably ask, why WordPress?
WordPress platform originally is design for blogging. It has high customization on the blog. Not only you can create a blog with WordPress, you also may use WordPress as e-commerce, company website, personal branding.
Below are few main features which makes WordPress popular.
- Ease of Use
- SEO friendly
- Social networking friendly
- Consistent updates
- Safe and secure
- Mobile readiness and mobile responsive
5 Easy Steps to Start A Blog
To startup your blog. The main 2 item you must have is domain and hosting.
Domain is your website address and hosting is a storage of your house.
1. WordPress.com (Free Hosted) or WordPress.org (Self-Hosted)
WordPress.com - is an option which blogger can blogging under their hosting, . It is free but there is many limitation and you need to pay to upgrade and have additional features on your blog.
WordPress.org - provides more flexibility on how you can enhance your blog with theme and plugins. You will have full control and you can monetize your blog easily. WordPress.org also is free but you need to ready your own hosting and domain.
Below is the infographics comparison between WordPress.Org (Self Hosting) and WordPress.com (Free Hosting)
Based on infographic above, WordPress.org is much more flexible and easier to monetize compare to WordPress.com.
If you take your blog seriously for long term and to have more professional looks. I would like to recommend to spend little cost which will help you save a lot of time in the process. I will share the cost breakdown below the minimum you need to spend for blogging per year.
2. How to choose best Hosting for yourself?
To select the hosting, I always look for the criteria below
1. Hard Disk Type: SSD Hard Disk. In case if you don’t know what is SSD. SSD stand for solid state hard disk. The different between the conventional hard disk is SSD using semiconductor to store the information while conventional hard disk is using media to store the data.
2. Unlimited Disk Space & bandwidth
3. 24x7x365 customer support
4. No BS upsell and downsell
Inmotion hosting is one of the hosting met my criteria above with the reasonable price. I spend some time to study Inmotion hosting. Still, Inmortion hosting yet disappointing me for their services and the price that they offer.
Step by step purchase Inmotion hosting.
When you heading to Inmotion Hosting main page, you will found there is several hosting plan available. In this case, we will choose for WordPress web hosting.
After you clicked on the WordPress Hosting, there are 3 plan available under the WordPress Hosting which is Launch, Power and Pro.
If you are beginner just want get started to build your first blog, I suggest to choose for Launch package to try out.
When you have more website later can upgrade into Power Package which is best value among the plan. Or if you have budget, you can directly purchase for Power Package.
When your mouse over Order now . Inmotion Hosting offer $5.99/month if you subscribe for 2 years, which it is 25%OFF of the normal price $7.99/month.
If you only subscribe for 1 year the price will be $6.99/month, which is 12.5%OFF The longer you subscribe the service, the higher discount you will get.
Depend on your own budget. If you a bit sceptical on the hosting services, you might choose 1 year to try out. It still consider cheap compare to normal price.
But if you already done research compare few hosting company and decide subscribe on Inmotion hosting, I will recommend to subscribe for 2 years plan. You will SAVE $24 per year.
Next, you will be redirect to order page as below. You will see the Choose your domain name portion which you may either purchase a new domain under Inmotion hosting or purchase your new domain with other domain registrar.
I personally recommend you to register domain and hosting different registrar company. The main reason is if you not satisfy with either the service you subscribe, you will no need to move both domain and hosting together to new registrar company.
For details explanation you may read on Top 3 secrets Domain & Hosting Registrar never tell you
3. Setup and configure your blog
In order to setup your blog, access cPanel backend of the machine. Use softiculous to install the hosting. Inmotion hosting had create a simple step-by-step video how to do it.
Whenever you have any issue facing on this problem. You may contact Inmotion hosting by call or they have 365/24/7 online chat system to help you out instantly.
Also always feel free to leave me a message or comment below, I will try my best to assist you on your problem.
Note: other hosts including Inmotion hosting have similar simple install systems for WordPress but if you facing any issue later related to WordPress, you can always refer to the guide installing WordPress page too here.
Configure your blog
Inmotion hosting had create a series of video which help you understand better on admin area.
1. How to install WordPress Themes
2. How to create a WordPress page
3. How to create a post in WordPress
4. Design your blog
WordPress provides easy and high customization on your blog by selecting the themes and plugin.
Thrive content builder provided high flexibility drag and drop features. The real WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) features. It change the conventional blogging way and save you a lot of times. You may found the plugin is super AMAZING!!!
With current conventional blogging using WordPress. You need to write your posts and pages at the admin dashboard area. After done writing your post, you need to preview and edit after publish into your website whether according on your desire. This makes you spend unnecessary wasting time for only for article editing only.
By using Thrive Content Builder, you can directly writing your post direct to your website and make the proper arrangement on the paragraph. The drag and drop features make blogger easy to design their post and pages. It saves a lot of time on editing the post
5. Start creating quality content that useful to your reader
Creating content is most crucial part to provide quality information to your reader. You must clearly covey your message to your reader to ensure they are understand on it.
There is 2 option which you can create the great content.
1. Write by yourself, Study and research the post subject which you want to write. Always check on the grammar mistake and ensure your post is easy to read and understand.
2. Hire Freelance Writer. You can always look for freelance writer to write the professional articles.
As a beginner as a blogger, I highly recommend you to learn to write. You may choose 2nd option to pay other writer to write for you once you start earning.
You just discovered how to start your first blog with Inmotion Hosting.
However, a word of warning – just knowing how to start your first blog isn’t going to make you become a great blogger.
That’s because the key is that you need to take action on what you just learned.
And that’s I encourage you to return to Step 1, review the steps, and then start implementing them right away. Because the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll become a successful blogger!
That's all from me for this blog post. If you facing any question, feel free to leave me message at comment below. I glad to assist you in the process.