Do you want to start a blog? I hope so!
I absolutely LOVE IT when people contact me for help jumping into the blogging world, because blogging is my passion! Not just my blog, but your blog as well.
The act of blogging, of figuring out the latest ways to promote and create are fascinating to me and I love every minute that I get to do it or help others get started.
So if you are ready to take the leap into blogging, to carve out a piece of the web-o-sphere all your own, to start making money for something that you love talking about, then you are in the right place!
Over the past 12 years I’ve owned and created content for 8 different blogs. Each one served it’s purpose for a time and was well loved by me… After years of practicing and learning and researching, I finally figured out exactly how to have a fun, enjoyable, profitable blog!
For 3 years now I’ve created content and made money through my blog A Modern Homestead. It provides not only a creative outlet for me, but also a full time income for our family, and lets me share my passions with the world, not just my friends and family!
Have you been itching to try your hand at blogging? It’s really easy to get started! Let me walk you through the 3 easy steps to starting your own blog!
Want to Start a Blog and Make ALL THE MONEY?
If you don’t have a blog, but making money on the side wherever you are sounds great… or maybe you’re not even worried about money and you just want to have fun, here are the 3 steps to take to get started!
NOTE: I’m not going to tell you the cheapest way to start a blog. Instead, I’m going to show you the fastest and best way to get started with a profitable blog!
While you may technically be able to start a blog for $3.95, you are left with a low quality product, and zero idea of how to be successful!
These steps will lead you through every single part of starting a blog and making money from day one. And, while it may be a teensy bit more than $3.95 to get started, the money you spend will come back to you within your first month if you implement these steps fully!
Step One: Get a Hosting Service and Domain Name
Hosting is the service that allows my website to be viewed anywhere in the world. Without hosting, I would only be able to see my site on the computer and no one else would ever see it… which would be sad 🙁
But not all hosting accounts are created equal!
Bluehost is often pushed by bloggers, but as someone who was with them for 12 years on 8 different sites (and loved them until recently!), I can tell you that their service has gone drastically down hill this year.
Instead, for the same price, you can get started with Siteground. Their service is phenomenal, their customer service and tech support are off the charts, and they will even transfer your existing site (if you have one) for free!
At the same time that you buy hosting, you need to grab a domain name.
Click here to go to the hosting page and follow these steps:
1. Select “Get a New Hosting Account”.
2. Select “Register a New Domain”.
3. Choose your hosting plan.
4. Complete the payment info section and submit! Tip: I would get both the privacy and site monitoring services, though they are optional.
Step Two: Set Up Your Blog
Now that you have hosting and a domain name, it’s time to actually get your blog set up and start writing content!
I recommend grabbing this guide from my friend Suzi. Her site is called “Start A Mom Blog“, but the information is sound regardless of the type of blog you want to start!
She walks you through everything, WITH VIDEOS so you know exactly what you are doing by the end! From setting up your theme and WordPress accounts, to writing your first post and editing your own images, this course is exactly what you need to get your blog up and going!
Step Three: Make Sure Your Blog is Money Ready
As you’re setting up your blog it’s also important to make sure you have everything in place to start making money.
If you don’t, you will be leaving big money on the table! In fact, I have a second blog that I started just 4 months ago which made $300 in it’s SECOND month!!
If I hadn’t had everything set up and ready to go when I created that blog I would have missed out on that first big month, as well as the ones that followed!
That’s it! Good luck with your blog!
Have questions? Send me an email to Victoria(at)amodernhomestead.com