How to start a blog in 5 easy steps?

Are you looking for a step by step and easy guide on how to start a blog?

This tutorial will show you how to create a blog using WordPress platform. This blogging tutorial for beginners is for those who are planning to start a blog but not able to get proper guide.

I am sure you might have seen many YouTube videos about creating a blog to make money or must have downloaded blogging tutorial in PDF format.

If you are still not able to launch your blog, this tutorial is for you.

In this blogging tutorial, I will cover everything about how to start a blog in 2020 and why you should create your own blog.

I know that starting a blog for the first time can be overwhelming and difficult. But, don’t worry. I am here to help you at every stage.

Let’s start our blogging journey from basics…

Interesting acts about blogs and Blogging

  • There are over 152 million blogs on the internet. A new blog post is published every 0.5 seconds
  • A quarter of all websites on the internet are blogs.
  • 77% of internet users read blogs regularly.
  • Approximately 76.5 million of all blogs use WordPress
  • 66% of blog content is written in English

What is a blog?

As per internet, Blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically updated by an individual, small group or by business, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

blog (shortening of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first.

Hope now you got some basic information about blog, let’s get started with how to start a blog

Step 1: Define your purpose of starting a blog

One of the most difficult point in starting a blog is to first define a purpose of starting a blog. Before you start a blog, you must ask a question to yourself, why am I starting this blog?

Let me help you in defining your purpose of starting a blog

You may want to start a blog just for hoby or for practice or to learn SEO or may be you are planning to make money from blog.

When I ask people why do you want to start a blog? More than 65% people say they want to start a blog to earn from Google Adsense and they will also do affiliate marketing.

Unfortunately they don’t do enough research and just start a blog without learning or making a plan.

Tip: Don’t start a blog just to make money from Google Ads.

If you have seen online videos or have got emails from those popular bloggers that you can earn more than 1Lakh per month from blogs and starting a blog to become rich, you are making biggest mistake of your life.

So, first step to start a blog is to first define a purpose of your blog.

You must have answers to following questions before you start a blog:

  • Why am I starting blog?
  • Do I have time to write blog?
  • How am I going to earn money from blog?
  • Are you starting a blog just for learning or you want to earn money?

If you are thinking that you can start a blog and then decide how you will make money or monetize your blog then you are making one more mistake.

Bottom line is that you must first define why you want to start a blog.

Here are most common reason why people start a blog:

  • To make money online from Ads or affiliate marketing.
  • To build online brand and generate leads
  • To improve website SEO and attract relevant traffic on main website
  • To promote third-party products and get paid for writing
  • Just as hoby or to practice SEO