In the previous post, we have discussed that for blogging we require web hosting space and domain name.In this part, we will discuss web hosting space and domain name in more detail.We will also show you how to obtain domain name of your choice and web hosting space for your blog.
Following are the basic steps to start a blog:
Decide your niche in which you want to start a blog.
For blog content is required and you can produce good content only if you are an expert in that field or niche.For example, it would be a better decision for a doctor to start a health blog as he is an expert in that field as compared to a blog of business and marketing in which he has hardly any knowledge.
Choose a blogging platform.
Blogging platform refers to the technology in which you want to start a blog. There are a lot of Software available to start a blog also known by the name CMS(Content Management System).
Some of them are:
I would personally recommend you to start with WordPress as it’s easy to configure and maintain.One of the amazing fact about WordPress is nearly 20,000 people make money using Word Press every day.(Reference 10 Interesting WordPress Facts – Ananova)
Find a hosting Company
There are a lot of web hosting companies that give you space for hosting your blog.Some of them also register a domain name for your blog or website and are known as domain name registrar.
Some of them are:
Purchase Domain Name
Now you know a little bit more about the domain name and web space head towards purchasing the domain.
Purchase Web Space
Now you own the domain name you can move towards purchasing web space so that you can put your domain to work.
After purchasing the domain name and web space you got the basic elements to build your blog but you also need a blogging software or CMS(content Management System ) to run and manage your blog.
WordPress is recommended as it is the most popular and have a lot of features which other blogging Softwares lack.
To be continued…..