How to Set Up a Blog in Under an Hour

Blogging is a great way of expressing your likes, passions and interests online, you can use blogging as a platform to make money or even to create a community based on something that you love. The beauty of blogging is that anyone can set up a website on any topic of their choosing and then write about it, upload photos or videos and encourage others to share in the fun.

Many people are put off making a blog because they think that they need to be technically minded or super computer literate but this simply isn’t the case. In fact, you can set up a blog in under an hour, and here’s how.

Pick a Topic

The first place to start is to think about what kind of blog you want, in this case it is important that you pick  atopic which is a little more niche than simply writing about life in general. A niche topic like photography for example, is more likely to gain a more loyal following.

Pick a Name and Buy It

Next up is deciding what the name of your blog will be, once you have decided go to a website like GoDaddy, search for the woman name and see if it is available. Assuming that it is, you can buy it for a very reasonable price, usually around $10, if the name isn’t available then look for a slightly different name or a different extension such as .org or .net.

Find a Host

You need someone to host your website, imagine having a house which you need to find land for, it is the same thing with a website. With a quick Google search you can find a host and set up a plan, this will cost you a small amount each month.

Use a CMS

A CMS is a content management system, these are the pieces of software which allow you to run your website without the need for technical knowledge. You will need to follow the step-by-step guides to convert your website to the CMS and then you can start setting up your own site. The most popular CMS’ are WordPress and 121.

Design the Site

Don’t be put off by web design, this is made easy using a CMS and there are many preset themes which you can choose from. Most themes can be tweaked to your liking and you can alter colors, fonts and layouts with the click of a button.

Publish Content

The final piece of the puzzle is to start publishing your content based on your chosen subject. This is the part where you will actually be filling out your website with the stuff you like and you can post articles, photos and videos directly on to your site with ease.

And there you have it, your very own website in less than an hour, you can tweak and change the site as much as you like in the future and work on getting more traffic based on the content you have written, simple as that!

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