March 23rd, 2016
I have always dreamed of been a fashion blogger for many years. After years of contemplating and researching, I finally took the plunge. It’s been 6months now that I started blogging! It’s not for the faint of heart as you have to stay on your toes. I get so many questions about my blog design and how I started. So here are 4 tips to help you get started!
Here are 4 things to think about before taking the plunge!
1. BLOG CONTENT
You need to figure out your Niche, things that come naturally to you. It could be fashion, beauty, food, tech, DIY, blogging tips, fitness, entrepreneur advice, photography etc. If you are serious about blogging, creating quality content is Key, so your images, graphics, and writing have to stand out. Have some post ideas written down and research other blogs on things you can incorporate into your blog. Decide how often you want to post; once or twice a week or once every two weeks. However, this depends on the kind of content and/or traffic you want for your blog. Also, think about your audience, it’s ok if you don’t want to put yourself in a box. You can blog about everything, but have a niche that your audience can keep coming back too.
2. BLOG NAME
Brainstorm, write, create a blog name that describes you and what kind of content you would like to share. There are helpful tools on google such as website name generator, business name generator, domain name generator etc if you are having difficulty coming up with ideas or name for your blog.
3. WEB HOSTING
In order to monetize your blog you will need to register your domain name. You can get a free domain name by signing up with Blue Host which is a web hosting site. I currently use Bluehost for my site. There are different plans depending on your preferences. I use the plus plan because I do not like monthly payments, It is a three-year plan. After that, I have to renew it. You can sign up with BlueHost here. I currently use WordPress.org because I can add “ads” (advertisement) on my website unlike wordpress.com. WordPress.org is a self-hosting platform that allows affiliate links, Google Adsense, direct and sponsored advertisement, etc.
4. BLOG DESIGN
You will need an attractive blog design! If you are HTML savvy, you can do it yourself. If not, I recommend getting a pre-designed template. Have your blog designer customize it to your preference. There are so many blog design templates on Etsy.com. My Blog Design was made by Kortyna Bass check out her site Here
NOW YOU ARE READY!
I’m currently partnering with Blue Host, Are you ready to sign up?. Click on Blue Host ,web-hosting site Here . Everything is setup for you. Choose a plan, create your free domain name, and your blog is ready in 24hrs or less! You also have professional support from Blue host to keep your blog secured. Don’t forget to tell them I sent ya 🙂 Feel free to send me any questions you might have.
Look out for my next post on blogging platforms to join for monetizing your blog and social media tools to help improve blog traffic.
With Love Always,
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