Introduction

A few years ago I was, as many newbie bloggers find themselves, absolutely clueless. I started a blog on, what I thought was the blogging platform, Blogger. I mean, it has to be the best with “blog” in the name, right? Oh, how wrong I was. I dived in head first doing research as I went. That didn’t work out so well for me. In fact, it was an epic fail. I quickly realized that I knew nothing, and finding answers to questions I didn’t even know existed proved more difficult than I imagined.


         I took some information I had acquired while scouring the internet and following other bloggers who blogged about blogging (as ridiculous as that sounds!) and gave it a second attempt. This time around, the results were a bit better. I understood where I needed to be and the basics of how to get there, but there were still some major pieces missing. I added things as I went and ended up with a website that was nothing but a hot mess, to be honest. I ended up with broken pages, poor content, and very little traffic. So I quit. I threw in the blogging towel.


         I knew that if I was going to launch a blog that was profitable, I needed a serious plan before I even thought about going “live.” This guide will save you years of headaches and heartaches by allowing you to bypass all the mistakes I made. You will be equipped with the most adequate tools right from the start with all your ducks in a row so you can get started the right way with the most adequate tools and all of your ducks in a row, so that you are not scrambling to fit everything together and sacrificing great content simply because you lack the time to create it.


I’m sure you’ve skimmed across a hundred “How to Start a Blog” guides on Google, but this one is different. It discusses vital points that you won’t come across elsewhere, such as who is the best host you can choose for your new blog (hint: It is not BlueHost), and how to check that the name you chose is available on the major social media platforms.

         

We will also cover how to create a brand identity, so that it’s not immediately obvious that you are using a pre-designed theme. There’s nothing wrong with doing so, but you are unique! And last, but certainly not least, the major part that will keep your blog from sucking is creating great content.



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