5 Steps to Start Your Blog Today
Anyone else dream of being a blogger, but not sure how to start a blog? Creating a website, figuring out SEO basics, sharing on Pinterest, and making an income from your blog can be super confusing and stop you from ever starting. That's how I felt too! I knew a blog could help my business grow and impact more people, but it was really confusing at first. Luckily, I made all the mistakes and spent all the money on blogging courses so you don't have to! Here are 5 steps to start your blog today.
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1. Ask Yourself These Questions
Whenever one of my business mentorees says "I want to get into blogging", I ask them these 3 questions to make sure they truly want to. It takes consistency to build a good blog and following. If you aren't in love with writing and the hustle, it won't be successful.
Do you find joy writing or journaling daily?
If your blog doesn't make a single penny, would you still do it?
What are 5 things you want to share about?
If you answered YES to the first two questions and already know what you wanna blog about, PERFECT! Let's get it started. If not, reconsider if blogging is really for you. Dig deep and ask yourself why you want to start a blog and if there is another way to accomplish your goal.
I always tell my team you are most successful when you are having fun. If you ain't having fun, you aren't going to be successful so don't waste your time and find something else! Youtube, TikTok, Pinterest, and Podcasting are great ways to grow a business too.
2. Create a website
Don't worry! It is not hard and you do not need to know how to code. Simply find a web provider such as WIX, which is what I use, or WordPress. You can even use the free version when you are just getting started (I didn't purchase a domain name or spend a single penny on my blog the first year and still had over 3,000 visitors!)
If you are buying a domain name, choose one that will work for you in the long run. Typically, your name or company name is best. My domain name costs me $20 a year and WIX costs me $28 a month so it is a little bit of an investment, but its a tax write off and I make sales through blogging so its worth it to me.