Simple Steps to Start a WordPress Blog – Free Guide

Hello, big congratulations to you! You are different and a decision-maker.

You know what… you are here means you a good fit to become a successful blogger.

Disclaimer: To become successful you have to be patient.

There is two way to start a WordPress blog – one is free and another is paid. In both cases, the good news is you can live your blog in a day.

Yes, it’s possible. For Free, you have to go to www.wordpress.com and start the process. But I will suggest you start with a paid self-hosted WordPress blog (wordpress.org).

start a wordpress blog

It will cost between 1000 INR to 5000 INR for domain and hosting for one year; an additional 5000 INR to 10000 INR and more if you wish to buy premium WordPress themes and necessary WordPress plugin.

Let’s me show you simple steps to kick start your first WordPress blog. Please read this post till the end.

Decide a Blog Name and Buy Domain

Before starting a blog you have to select the right NICHE. You can do it as per your passion or by selecting a profitable niche.

I will suggest for your first blog go with your passion. So, if you are a photographer, teacher, gym trainer, tech-savvy, environmentalist, food lover, economist, chef, traveler, fashion designer, beautician, even a student, and anyone can start blogging career.

Once you decided the niche (subject/industry) according to your passion. Now you have to buy a domain name.

A domain name is an online address or identity. A few domain name examples are Google.com, Facebook.com, and Sudeshroul.com (Now you are here!)

Best Place to Buy Domain Names

There are so many domain registration companies in the market. I trusted the following companies.

  • BlueHost
  • BigRock
  • Google Domains
  • GoDaddy
  • Hostinger
  • HostGator
  • NameCheap

Generally, I buy all domains from GoDaddy. This is easy to use, trusted by all and for their friendly customer care support.

If you like to buy from GoDaddy go to Godaddy.com and search your domain name.

When you buying a domain name consider the following things.

  • Buy a short Name so your audience can remember it easily.
  • Buy Dot Com domain.
  • Avoid number or hyphen in the domain name if it is not mandatory.

Choose A Trusted Hosting Company

Why did you need hosting? Hosting is the second mandatory thing for your WordPress blog.

When you creating a website it will contain text, images, video, and so many files and folders that need to be stored in a remote computer.

You can Google to know about it, how hosting actually works.

Here are a few names of the trusted hosting company.

  • A2Hosting
  • Bluehost
  • GoDaddy
  • HostGator
  • Hostinger
  • NameCheap
  • SiteGround

Pick up anyone hosting company from the above list and create an account over there. Complete the necessary steps of their buying process.

Install WordPress

Once you set up the nameserver which is provided by your hosting provider, now you can able to login to your cPanel or any other control panel.

Add a Professional WordPress Themes

You required a professional theme to make your blog outstanding. Your visitor will love to access your blog if it has good looking and organized.

There are a ton of free and premium themes available in marketing. Just choose the right one as per your industry or you might customize it as per your own idea.

If you would like to save time, then you can go for paid themes that will be lightweight and SEO friendly.

At starting don’t go to create a customized design for you as it is time taking process. Here is a list of the best platform of WordPress themes.

  • Astra
  • Hestia
  • Ocean WP
  • Generate Press and many more.

Add Necessary WordPress Plugins

Also, you need some handy WordPress plugin to speed up your blog, for connecting with your visitor, to do SEO and so many things you can do with a correct plugin.

Here is a list of the common plugin you may require.

  • Yoast SEO
  • OptinMonster
  • WP Rocket
  • LiveChat
  • Pretty Links and many more

Create Evergreen Content

I called it evergreen content for two reasons. One – you are going write your first content as per your passion and two evergreen content can bring you long-term results.

You can directly writer the draft in your WordPress blog or you can develop it on a document. To wring on your blog follow the below-mentioned process.

  • Login to your blog with username and password
  • You will notice an Add New button under the Posts pin on your left-hand side. Click on it.
  • Now start writing your content. Once you have done just hit the publish button.

Congratulation! You have created a blog and published your first content.

Now you have to continue with the content creation process and at the same time learn SEO and content marketing techniques to be successful in blogging career.

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About Sudesh Roul

Hi there, I'm Sudesh Roul, an aspiring entrepreneur, professional full-time blogger, digital product reviewer, and certified marketer. Here I share marketing strategies, case studies, and digital product reviews that will help you to scale your online business, get more leads, and increase sales.

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