How To Start A Blog On A Budget {Your Success Guide}

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How To Start A Blog On A Budget

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We all know that blogging has become one of the many ways people make good money (consistent income) online now.

In the earlier years, it used to be just a way people reach out to others to share their passion for something and help others learn from their experiences.

But with the rate at which the internet is bursting to life with business activities, people are also leveraging their blogs to earn a consistent income online while still sharing /helping others with something they are passionate about.

So if you are one of those who have dreamed so much about starting a blog but have always put it off due to finances and not being sure if your effort will pay off in the long run.

I am here today to not just guide you through how to start a blog on a budget but also to assure you, you can make money with it.

So if you’ve been worried about the cost and keep postponing starting a blog, be rest assured you don’t have to anymore.

Just follow these easy steps we will walk you through here and before you know it you will have a blog up and running and ready to earn you money.

Starting A Blog

A blog can be a very good way to earn a consistent income online while also doing what you are passionate about.

It also creates for you, time and location freedom, so whilst doing what you love, you can also do it from anywhere and at any time that pleases you.

Giving you all the time in the world to engage in other things you love in the long run.

So without further ado, let’s get on with it…

How To Start A Blog On A Budget

There are two main things to consider when starting a blog, your domain name and web hosting.

Domain Name

first thing you will need to consider when starting a blog is what name you would like to give your blog.

This is something you should take time to consider, as this will eventually become your brand, what you will be known as/for.

Most times it is better to choose a name associated with your blog, for example, if you want to blog about baby’s wears, you can choose something in relations with babies like cutiewears, littleblossomwears, mybabydressup and the likes of them.

Have in mind it isn’t mandatory to do it this way, this is just an example I came up with.

There are people who even prefer to go with their names or something very close to them, the bottom line is to choose something you love and is memorable so that people can always remember it when they want to visit your site over and over again.

Web Hosting

This is also very important, as you will need a web hosting service you can trust to manage your blog without any worries, one that can provide you with all the necessary features and tools you will need to run your blog without breaking the bank.

And for this reason, we recommend you go with Bluehost.

Bluehost is one of the best hosting platform in the industry and great for people who are just getting started and on a budget.

Now, before I proceed, I would like to make it clear that we are affiliated with Bluehost, which means if you decide to start with them, we will earn a commission for referring you but this does not affect you or add any additional cost to you in any way nor does it have any major influence as to why we recommend them.

We recommend Bluehost because:

>>>They offer a low cost but fast and reliable web hosting, which is very important as it gives your blog a better chance to rank in search engines and also improve your user experience.

>>>You get a free domain name for your first year

>>>You get a free SSL included, which means your site is secured and safe for your visitors to carry out transactions if and when necessary.

>>>You get to install your blog on WordPress using their 1-Click install site builder.

With that said, lets now get on with the installation…

How To Install A Blog On Bluehost

Step 1. Get Started

Click on the image below to take you directly to Bluehost where you will click on “the get started button”


How To Start A Blog On A Budget

Step 2. Choose A Plan

You will see the list of different plans available, choose the one that you deem fit for you.

But for someone just getting started, we suggest you go for the first plan which is the basic plan and as you progress and start expanding your blog and making money, then it will be time to upgrade.

But for now, we believe the basic plan will suffice.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Step 3. Set Up Your Domain

Your domain name is the same as your blog name which we talked about at the beginning of this post.

You can choose something that is memorable, and possibly associated with your blog or you can choose to go with whatever you like.

But it is better to go with a .com, .net or .org as they seem to rank more on search engines.

But if you want to focus your blog to a specific demographic, for example, you want to focus say on a UK audience, you can then choose something like, or Australia for, etc.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget

Once you put in your domain name, it will check to make sure the domain name is available and if so it will continue but if not you will get a message like the one below.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


You will now need to select one from the available options suggested or you can go back and select a different name.

I must say it will be wise to have more than one name in mind in case your initial one isn’t available, then it won’t be too much work to deal with.

But if your domain name is available then proceed to the next step.

Step 4. Create Your Account

You have the option to make things easier by signing up with your Google account if you have one, or simply fill out the account details form.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget



Note: There are extra features that you will need to look at and decide if you want to add any of them as you create your blog, but at this point, we believe the most important add on will be the domain privacy add on which will help keep your personal information private on the net.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


After this, you will need to fill in your billing information and proceed with creating your Bluehost account.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Step 5. Create Your Password

Usually, Bluehost will generate a password for you, it is advisable to use this type of password as it is long, hard to remember and can not be easily guessed by anyone, making it harder for anyone to access your site.

But if you do decide to create your own password make sure to come up with something that won’t easily be guessed, adding special characters and upper/lower case characters will be ideal too.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Step 6. Login And Create Your WordPress Blog

Now you can log into your Bluehost account and create your WordPress website (blog) with their 1-click installer.


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Step 7. Choose Your Theme

Now it is time to select a theme for your blog, you can browse through the available free themes and choose the one you feel most comfortable with, since you are just getting started, going for a premium theme might not be in your best interest at the beginning but as time progresses you can always update your theme.

Once you have your theme installed in your blog, you are all set up and ready to go


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Note: it is important to keep your financial and login details safe, this is what you will need when you need to log into your site or seek support from the Bluehost support team.

How To Start A Blog On A Budget

There! Your blog is all set up and running on a budget.


Blogging Tips

I believe it will do you a lot of good to just take a day or two to familiarise yourself with the whole WordPress blog set up before diving into your blogging routine.

It is advisable to put out at least 3 posts every week, this might be difficult at the beginning but don’t worry about that as you progress, it will get easier and you may see yourself possibly putting out up to 5 or more posts a week depending on your niche and schedule.

Always remember that your posts must be of high quality and useful to your readers, that way you will be able to rank them easily on search engines which will now make it easier for you to monetise them and make money.

Here is our Simple Guide on how to easily get your posts ranking on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.

When you are all set and ready to monetise your blog this Free Step By Step How To Make Money Online Guide is all you need to get you there!.

Best of luck!


How To Start A Blog On A Budget


Well, there you have it, How To Start A Blog On A Budget. Hope you found this post helpful?

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If you have any questions/experience you would like to share with us, drop them in the comment section below and we will gladly get back to you soonest.


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