How to Create a Blog in WordPress Step-by-Step
Do you want to learn how to create a blog in WordPress step-by-step but think that you don’t have the technicals skills or knowledge?
After all, isn’t building websites just for geeks?
Well, not these days it isn’t!
By using WordPress, one of the current day website builders and a little bit of training and support… ANYONE can have their own WordPress blog up and running in no time at all.
In this blog post, I will show you how you can create a blog in WordPress… step-by-step.
So why use WordPress to build your blog?
Simply, because it’s the best!
For ease of use, it’s hands-down the best platform to run a blog.
It’s also FREE!
Using Wordpress.Org, WordPress is free to use, and you can monetize it however you like.
But you do have to set it up yourself and the first thing you will need is somewhere to host your WordPress site.
But BEFORE you do that, you have to decide what you are going to build your blog and website about.
You have to pick your niche!
What is a niche?
A niche is a distinct segment of a market, or an “audience”.
When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, a problem, a need or a want.
Almost anything you can think of is a niche and that is why you should choose YOUR niche based on things that you are interested in.
You can earn money online from absolutely every single niche because there are billions of people out there searching every day.
This video below will help explain in further detail:
Now back to hosting!
Hosting is a little bit like paying rent, or maybe a better analogy is it’s the land that you build your house on.
Fortunately, hosting is relatively cheap.
Some alternatives include GoDaddy, BlueHost and HostGater, and costs can vary between 10-50 dollars a month.
There are also some free options such as Wix, but I personally host my websites using Site-Rubix on the Wealthy Affiliate platform and you can start with a free option.
Next, you will need a domain name.
This is essentially the address of your website.
The address of this website is www.myroadtofinancialfreedom.com and my domain name is “My Road to Financial Freedom”
If it’s available you can choose whatever domain name you like for your website.
Domain registration is also relatively cheap at around 10-15 dollars a year, and once again some good options are GoDaddy and NameCheap.
I use both for some of my domains, but In the future, I will use Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting and domain service, which allows hosting of up to 50 websites for less than $50 per month.
With their free platform, you can also have two free websites using the Site-Rubix subdomain, without the need to purchase a domain name.
This is a really good option when you are first starting out.
Choose a theme
There are literally thousands of beautiful themes you can choose for your website, and adding and changing a theme is a very simple process.
Watch this short video below and I will walk you through this process.
Setting up your site
Next point of call is to start setting your website up for success.
Setting your website up for search engine optimisation (SEO) so google can find you, optimising Keywords, and adding different plugins will help build out your site and help it run more efficiently.
This is where a lot of people can get scared off and think that it is too difficult and technical, but in reality, it is not that hard.
There are hundreds of different plugins that you can add to your site that can do all sorts of amazing stuff, but first up you only need a couple to get up and running.
One that you definitely need to start with, is the “all in one SEO” plugin, and this will fix 99% of your SEO problems.
One that isn’t a plugin, but is an awesome tool is the keyword research tool Jaaxy.
With Jaaxy and the SEO plugin at hand, you are ready to create your first blog post!
Write your first blog post
Now for the fun stuff… creating your first blog post!
This is as simple as going into the “back office” of your WordPress site, clicking on Posts > Add new, and writing out your first post!
You can add videos, images and all sorts of cool stuff… and you can write on any topic you want… it’s YOUR blog! 🙂
When you know how you can also monetize your blog very handsomely as well!
Need some help?
So there you have it!
How to create a blog in WordPress step-by-step.
But do you want some extra help?
My partners at Wealthy Affiliate have a free video training course that will walk you through the process of building your WordPress website, setting it up and monetizing it!
They will even throw in a free website!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!
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