How To START A Blog in 15 Mins Step By Step Newbie Guide [2017]

Jitendra Vaswani is a professional blogger, speaker and an influential digital marketer. He is the founder of Internet Marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com & Product Founder SchemaNinja.com.  He had worked with leading companies like Zopper, Firstcry and Payoneer and helped them establish a formidable online reach. He started with his entrepreneurial journey with his famous blog: BloggersIdeas which  is about Blogging, Digital Media and Technology. The blog became an instant success and Jitendra went on to establish his own Digital Marketing Agency called DigiExe.

Based on Jitendra’s core principles of living on his own turns, working  on what he loves and making the maximum effort every time, DigiExe has leaped forward and helped major online brands generate increased worth.

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Through this detailed guide on How to Start a Blog he want to help newbies who want to get started in blogging and willing to make money in blogging. 

The world of blogging

About 20 years ago the Internet just used to be an informational tool. During those days, when “World Wide Web” was just approaching puberty, websites were simple, basic and provided a one-sided conversation. As time progressed, Internet became evolved into a more comprehensive and interactive mode with the introduction transaction-based websites and online shopping.

Then came the moment when the online world experienced a sudden boost and changed with the evolution of Web 2.0 (the social web). This was the time when user-generated contents became a crucial part of the online world. Today, we have reached a stage where websites provide a two-way conversation and blogs are taking over. In this detailed guide of blogging you will learn how to start a blog under 15 minutes in WordPress.

Internet & blogging today

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Over the years, internet has seen an all-time boost with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. taking over the ranks. News, education, entertainment, knowledge, health, etc. have found a new and concrete platform for showcase through Google and YouTube.

The internet has grown faster than ever before and today anyone can build a website for free. Since the late 1990’s, blogging has created a new and unique platform to share and spread knowledge and opinion through online contents and posts. It has now become a genuine profession that earns you both income and respect. So much so, that you will find at least one blogger in every 10 people in the population.

If you go out on a survey, you find millions of blogs being created every day across the globe.

A QUICK RUN THROUGH THE GUIDE ON HOW TO START A BLOG

 

(Tips and tricks)

Once you have read through all the necessary steps and requirements for building your blog, let me take you through a quick and brief run through for revision purposes. The following steps are more of tips and tricks, rather than a typical guide.

  • Choose your website platform.
  • Get a domain name.
  • Use a cheap and reliable web hosting solution.
  • Choose the advertising that is right for your blog.
  • Sign up to and use affiliate programs to sell other’s products.
  • Choose and contact reputed and established potential advertisers.
  • Market your services to your readers.
  • Use your blogs to deepen existing relation with your customers.
  • Write and upload relevant and good quality contents.
  • Update and optimize your blog on a regular basis.
  • Install and add useful plugins for added features and functionalities.
  • Use SEO techniques to attract more visitors and traffic to your blog.

“Feel free to comment down below if you have any kind of doubts or queries. You can even contact me through email([email protected]) . I will be really glad to guide you through your problems.”

Blogging in detail

With the advent of Web 2.0 and social networking, blogging has gained much popularity. Blogging has become an online diary for thousands of people. It has also had crucial impacts on the worlds of politics, business, and society with their contents. People and businesses are recognizing the power of bloggers as online influencers.

Just for some extra knowledge, there are a few popular and important variations of the term “Blogging” that you should be aware of, if you are thinking to start your own blog.

  • Blogging

Blogging is simply the act of writing a post for a blog.

  • Blogger

A blogger is simply a person who writes/creates content for a blog.

  • Blogosphere

Blogosphere is an online community consisting of blogs and bloggers.

Types of bloggers

There potentially 5 types of bloggers recognized according to the existing trends and technologies today:

  • Hobbyist bloggers

These people consider blogging as a hobby and blog for fun. Their works mostly include blogs on personal musings, etc. and don’t earn an income from it. More than 60% of these bloggers spend less than 4 hours a week on blogging.

  • Part time professional bloggers

They are people who use blogging to earn a side income and supplement their primary source of income.

  • Full time professional bloggers

These are people who have taken up blogging as a full time profession and treat it as their primary source of income.

  • Corporate bloggers

These are people, who blog as a part of their full time job. They can even work full time for an organization. Work from these bloggers make up to almost 8% of the total blogs.

  • Entrepreneur bloggers

These are people, who blog for a company they own. This is most commonly seen in cases of start up entrepreneurs. Work from these bloggers make up to almost 13% of the total blogs.

Why is blogging good for business?

 

Since the past half decade, blogging has evolved as the next big thing for various start ups as well as for well established businesses. Businesses have taken up blogging and social media as an aid to reach the masses and promote their products and services virally on and through the internet. Here is a comprehensive list of points to prove why blogging is good, or rather great for any kind of business.

  • Small businesses and start ups with blogs generate 126% more leads.
  • An interesting content is one of the top 2 reasons why people follow brands on social media.
  • Over 30% of marketers and companies believe that blogs are the most important type of content marketing.
  • More than 75% of consumers today trust advices, information and reviews from blogs.
  • Around 90% of consumers find the contents useful and reliable.
  • 60% of consumers feel a company’s credibility and positivity after reading their site.
  • Around 80% of consumers today enjoy reading relevant contents from brands and companies.
  • Around 70% of consumers learn about a company through blogs and articles rather than ads.

Blogging: Facts and figures

  • Over 6.5 million people across the globe blog on blogging sites.
  • Around 12 million people across the globe blog on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, etc.
  • Surveys reveal that people spend around 23% of internet time on blogs and social networking.
  • Around 75% of internet users read blogs.
  • Around 53% of bloggers from across the globe are between the age group of 21 – 35.
  • The majority of bloggers today are women.

Top 10 highest earning blogs

Here is an updated list of the top 10 highest earning blogs in the world.

  • The Huffington post (Monthly earnings: ~$2,330,0000)
  • Mashable (Monthly earnings: ~$560,000)
  • Perez Hilton (Monthly earnings: ~$450,000)
  • TechCrunch (Monthly earnings: ~$400,000)
  • Smashing magazine (Monthly earnings: ~$190,000)
  • Timothy Sykes (Monthly earnings: ~$150,000)
  • Gothamist (Monthly earnings: ~$110,000)
  • Tuts Plus (Monthly earnings: ~$110,000)
  • Car advice (Monthly earnings: ~$70,000)
  • Venture beat (Monthly earnings: ~$60,000)

If you are reading this guide, then here’s why you will find this BLOG setup guide useful.

  • This blog setup guide is simple and PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS.
  • Direct and easy to understand. This guide is not complicated and we guarantee you will have a well funtioning blog by the end of this guide.
  • This guide is up to date with the latest facts and trends and is updated on a regular basis.
  • This guide has been created primarily focusing on the WordPress platform to get you best results.
  • Help on demand. Contact me via email or drop your comments down below. I will be glad to help you with your queries.
  • IT IS FREE!

Steps to build a blog

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Just like any other normal web site, there are various steps and requirements to create a blog. In this guide, I have compressed that list of requirements into 3 major steps with all other general steps revolving around it. So let’s jump right into it without any further ado.

  • Step 1: Choose your website platform.

  • Step 2: Choose a domain name and hosting.

  • Step 3: Customize and tweak your website.

A blog is just another type of web site which requires a basic set up platform, domain name, hosting and customizations. Once you’ve set up these things, it’s your choice to make it a blog or an online store.

 

Step 1 : Choose your website platform

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The first thing you need to worry about is deciding what platform you’re going to build your website with. You should preferably choose a user-friendly platform for building your website and managing your own online content.

A Content Management System (CMS) or website building platform has made website building accessible to literally anyone and allows you to create your website and handle it instead of using a bunch of loose HTML pages.

There are numerous website building platforms in today’s date, each having varying difficulties, functions and features. Here is a percentage breakdown of the most popularly used website building platforms today.

 

WordPress is clearly the most preferred and used website building platform and leads the chart by a huge margin. Let me list down the key factors that give WordPress such a comprehensive lead over other rival platforms like Drupal and Joomla. There are a bunch of advantages to be pointed out.

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  • It’s totally free.

Anything that’s free, garners massive attraction. WordPress is no exception. You will not have to worry about creating a paid account for it. You won’t have to pay any downloading or installation cost. IT’S COMPLTELY FREE­.

  • Highly customizable and easy to use.

WordPress is the easiest platform I’ve worked with. It has an easy user interface and is highly flexible and will suit everyone’s purpose. When it comes to customization, WordPress offers a huge community who have designed attractive themes, layouts and templates to choose from, to beautify your website.

  • Beginner friendly.

It’s more important to be “Beginner friendly” than being “User friendly”. WordPress has an entire collection of useful and free plugins that enable you to handle any type of site you wish to create. “Plugins” enable you to add contact forms, subscription forms, image galleries, etc. and offer a more interactive set up to your website.

  • Great for both, small and large websites.

WordPress can easily handle light sized blogs to large scale business websites and online stores. In fact, WordPress is used by large scale sites like eBay, Mozilla, CNN and even NASA.

  • Responsiveness and compatibility.

Once you build a website, you would want it to function on almost every mobile device possible. Websites built through WordPress are responsive and work on smartphones, tablets and every mobile device.

  • No coding required.

You don’t need any technical coding to create a website on WordPress. Perhaps this is the prime reason why WordPress is the most preferred website building platform today.

  • Best SEO

WordPress provides you the best search engine optimization (SEO), which makes your website more likely to attract more customers.

WordPress though is NOT THE ONLYOPTION to create a website. Choosing a platform depends solely on your knowledge, preference and comfort.

Drupal is a powerful platform popularly used by experienced coders and web developers. It relies on a lot of basic understanding of HTML to create any substantial content. Unless you are some IT geek or a software professional, I would strongly suggest not to use Drupal.

Joomla is a website building platform that is one of the best for developing E-commerce websites and does have some user-friendly elements as well. In terms of difficulty, Joomla falls somewhere between WordPress and Drupal. It is an easy platform to work with, but you will need a little knowledge on technical coding to make your website work the way you want through this platform.

So if you are a beginner and do not want to get into any coding hassles and complex technicalities, I would suggest you to stick to WordPress.

 

Step 2: Choose a domain name and hosting

 

Step 2 puts in front 2 important requirements for the proper existence and functioning of your website:

  • A domain name (Something like yourblogname.com)
  • A host (To connect your site to the internet)

A domain name is simply the web address that you will type into the search or URL bar to navigate to your site. It will be your personal blog address where people find you over and over again. It defines the very existence and identity of your website.

A domain name can be chosen by either purchasing your own custom domain name through your preferred website builder, or you can purchase it on your own through online domain registrars GoDaddy or NameCheap.

A host is a medium that connects your website to the internet server. Having a hosting server will make your website load quickly and people can access it easily. Without web hosting, you’ll be unable to use your domain.

I would strictly suggest NOT TO create a “FREE” website/blog as it has a list of disadvantages that will put you down.

  • Free websites are owned by the provider, NOT YOU.
  • Such websites can be taken down any time without prior notice.
  • The provider will put their own ads on your site.
  • You can’t make money from a free website.

 

Where can I get my domain name and hosting?

If you search on the internet, you will find there are countess authorized and reliable sites on the internet from where you can get your Domain name and hosting. But if you ask me to pick one out of the lot, my personal preference would be www.Bluehost.com

Why Bluehost.com?

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Bluehost is an online hosting and domain registrar that offers hosting at reasonable and pocket friendly costs just around $2.95 – $3.49 per month and they even offer you a FREE domain name. Their hosting management is seemingly one of the best I have come across. On the technical front, Bluehost provides and offers unlimited storage & bandwidth. I always prefer buying my hosing and domain from Bluehost for my various projects.

Once you are done buying a domain name and hosting, you will also be provided with a personal email account(s): [email protected] specifically for your website. Email accounts like these, offer a far more professional approach to your business.

You may even try to host your site by yourself, but that may turn out to be a very complicated and time consuming process. Hence it would be rather better and sensible for you to save some time and money and get a proper host that meets your Website requirements.

How do I choose a domain name?

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Like I mentioned earlier, a domain name defines the identity of your website. You should always think of a domain name that is SIMPLE AND DIRECT. People should be able to easily find your site and remember the name so they can share it with others.

Your domain name must.

  • Be relevant to your business/service.
  • Justify and reflect the idea and purpose of your website.
  • Be easy to remember.
  • Be simple and direct.

If you are creating a website for non-commercial activities like broadcasting views and contents through blogging, then the domain name of your website should be something like Yourname.com or Yourblogname.com

NOTE:

Always remember to secure your domain name and web hosting before you continue with your website setup. This process is called Domain Privacy Protection (DPP). It hides your registration information in the “whois” database. It is worldwide database that everyone has access to.

I would strongly recommend this if you want to keep yourself secure and anonymous. Bluehost.com allows you to do this without any hassle.

 

Setting up WordPress and customizations

Step 1 and 2 described the basic foundation of your website/blog. Now let’s get it up and running. The next important thing you need to do is set up WordPress by installing it to your domain.

This can be achieved in two ways. One is very easy and direct, while the other one is very hard and complicated.

  • One-Click installation

It must be clear from the name itself that this process is a direct and quicker way to install WordPress into your domain. Most hosting websites offer integrated “One-click installation” options to make the installation process faster.

  • You will need to visit Bluehost.com (Or your chosen hosting site) and log in to your account to get started.

  • Head to the cpanel (Control panel)

  • You will find the “WordPresss” icon.
  • Choose your domain where you want to install your website.

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  • Click on the “Install now” button.
  • You will now get access to your WordPress website.

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  • Manual installation

In some really rare and mysterious cases, a hosting site does not provide the “One-click installation” option. In such a situation, manual installation shall be used.

Manual installation is also possible if you are unable to go for the “One-click”. This process though is needlessly complicated, but it has to be followed when needed. Here is a quick guide on how to go ahead with it.

  • Download WordPress from here: http://wordpress.org/download
  • Create a new folder on your desktop and unzip WordPress in it.
  • Look for a file named wp-config-sample.php
  • Rename it to: wp-config.php
  • Open the wp-config.php and fill the following lines:
  1. define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);
  1. define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’); – Enter your hosting username
  2. define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’); – Enter your hosting password
  • Now save the file after making the above changes.

Now, let’s get you in with the login process.

  • Go to com/wp-admin
  • Enter your username and password which you used to create your WordPress account.

WordPress log in

  • The first page that will load up for you will be showing your WordPress admin menu.

Dashboard

General settings and customizations

Wordpress settings

You will find a list of various options in the menu sidebar to click and explore, but for now, let me take you through the initial customizations and settings.

Let us start with applying a theme to your blog.

Theme

  • Scroll down the dashboard to find the “Appearance” option.
  • Click on “Themes”

Theme settings

  • Now click on the “Add New” button on the top and choose from the various themes displayed. You can even search for themes according to your preference.
  • After you have chosen your preferred theme, install it and activate it.

Background customization

Website background

Background selection is something very closely related to theme selection. They are like cousins to each other. An attractive website background always attracts more visitors to your site. If you want your website to create a nice visual impact, then you can use an attractive background image.

But if you want to emphasize the readability of your website, then you should simply opt for a plain colour which is appropriate for any blog.

How do I create pages for my blog?

WordPress allows you to add pages to your blog according to your preference. You should add pages to your blog that are relevant and make sense. Pages like a “Services” page, “About me/us” page, “Contact me/us” page, “Contents” page, etc., all can be added to your blog.

Add pages

  • Just go to the “Pages” option in the dashboard side menu.
  • Bring your cursor over it and click on “Add new”.
  • When you do so, it will open up a blank screen that looks similar to what you have seen and used in Microsoft Word.
  • You can add text, images and more to build the page the way you want, and then save it when you’re done.

Create your homepage

A homepage is the face of a website or blog. It makes your website look more organised and acts as a neat entrance to your blogs and posts. If your website doesn’t have a homepage, then your posts will show up there each time create one. This looks kind of untidy and unprofessional.

Creating a homepage for your website involves 3 very simple steps. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Go to“Settings” and then “Reading”.
  • You will find two options for creating pages. Front page is your home page and Posts page is the page for your blog.
  • Choose the page you want to add.

Add home page

How should I add posts to my blog?

Once you have learnt how add a page to your blog, now let’s learn how to add some posts and edit them. There is nothing to tricky about this. The first thing you need to do is decide the appropriate category of the post you are going to write. Your blog posts can be organized into different categories based on the topic you are writing on.

  • To add categories for your posts, just go to “Posts” and then “Categories”. You can add as many categories as you want to this list according to the contents you come up with as your blog matures.

Add category

  • You can also choose to add your categories after you are done writing your entire post.
  • Check the proper box in the categories section when you are finished writing your post.

Blog categories

  • Every post you write keeps getting saved automatically after every change you make. But I would still recommend you to manually save your draft changes after every update.

Adding media to your posts

Add media

Posts having images and media are catchy and can easily attract audiences. A good content should always have relevant media and images along with it to keep readers engrossed and let’s them relate to your posts easily. Images also make your posts more understandable.

Here’s a full list of files supported by WordPress that can be uploaded to your posts:

Images

  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .gif
  • .ico

Documents

  • .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
  • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
  • .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
  • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)
  • .psd (Adobe Photoshop Document)

Audio

  • .mp3
  • .m4a
  • .ogg
  • .wav

Video

  • .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
  • .mov (QuickTime)
  • .wmv (Windows Media Video)
  • .avi
  • .mpg
  • .ogv (Ogg)
  • .3gp (3GPP)
  • .3g2 (3GPP2)

NOTE:

Always remember add an image title, a description and caption to the image. But it’s more important to add an “Alt text” to it. This helps search engines identify your images.

Adding links to a post

It is always necessary and recommended to insert useful and relevant links into your posts. These are called “Chain links” and are often required to provide an extension to your research and knowledge by adding video links, news links, links to other well recognized blogs and many more.

Insert link

It’s easy! Simply click on the “Chain link” icon in the tool bar to insert a link into your post.

DO NOT add unnecessary or extra links. The links you add should be relevant to your content and must help enhance the readability of your posts.

Page title/Site title setup

A page title will be what people see on search engines when your site or its pages show up in the search results. You should always remember to use the appropriate keywords for the page title of your website. Make sure to keep it SIMPLE AND DIRECT.

Taglines

A tagline is added to the page title to simply add a little more meaning to it.

You can manage both your page title and tagline by heading to Settings”, then “General”.

Page title and tagline

Enabling/Disabling comments

Comments are a very integral part of any website. It gives a more interactive feel to your website, be it a blog, niche website or even and online store. Allowing your readers to post comments often lets you know how good or bad your post is. Comments also help in improving your future posts and website optimizations, based on the views and opinions from viewers. It is a useful way to stay in touch with your readers.

Comment settings

While many find having people commenting on their posts pretty useful, some may not want people commenting on pages or posts. Access to settings for comments can be easily found in the WordPress menu. Just click Settings”, then “Discussion”. Now check or uncheck the “Allow Comments” option according to your preference, whether you want to enable or disable comments in your posts.

How to Add Plugins In WordPress

What is a plugin? Why is it important?

Plugins are codes that will enable your website or blog to perform various functions. If you want to add more features and optimize the functionality of your website, then adding plugins is a must. These are simply extensions that allow you to enhance the capabilities of your website.

If you install plugins, you will be able to get your website to do what you want to. Plugins are very useful for almost everything including adding photo galleries and submission forms.

 

How do I install and add plugins?

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If you want to start adding new plugins to your website, you will need to first install plugins.

  • Go to “Plugins”, then “Add new” and start searching.
  • You will find over thousands of plugins to choose from. Once you have found the plugin you like, just click on “Install”.

 

There will be hundreds of different plugins that can perform the same function. To help you save some time in choosing and installing the ideal plugins, here is a list of the most popularly used plugins bloggers use today.

 

1) Yoast SEO (WordPress specific)

WordPress Yoast SEO

This plugin allows you to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and a lot more before publishing the post. All this can be done from within the page itself.

2) Google analytics

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This is a very important tool if you are interested in tracking the visitors/traffic to your website or blog. You will just need to do is install the plugin and link it to your Google account.

 

3) Backupbuddy

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Helps you create an automatic backup for your website or blog. It offers you 1 GB of free cloud storage to store your backups.

 

4) W3 Total cache

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Helps optimize the speed, performance and functionality and also provides advanced control options to your website.

 

5)Floating social bar

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This plugin will let you add share buttons for social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. FCB will be very crucial for publicity of your blog or posts to various social media platforms by your visitors.

 

6) Disqus

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If you are blogging, then you are bound to have a number of comments and opinions posted by your readers on your posts. Disqus helps manage your posts when a large amount of comments drop in. It also provides a voting system for displaying the top comments.

 

7) 404 Redirection

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This plugin simply helps redirect broken pages back to your homepage.

 

These plugins will help expand your site’s features and give you new and enhanced capabilities for a better and smoother growth of your website.

 Also read: 

Top 5 WordPress Plugins To Make Your Website Responsive

Top 12 WordPress Plugins for Your Business Blog

Top 20 Best WordPress Plugins List You Must Have

 

Things to do AFTER your blog is ready

Once you have set up your blog and learned the basics, let’s take a look into some important things to do post set up. These points will be crucial, if you want to make your blog a success.

Create an “About me” page

 

About me page

This page simply tells your readers about the creator or author of the website or blog. It is usually the most visited page in a blog, so you better put some brains and efforts in making this perfect.

  • Your “About me” page should be attractive and grab the attention of your readers. Try opening the page with an interesting header instead of the typical and boring “About me/About us” headline.
  • Highlight important and relevant points, terms or sentences in the content to keep your readers interested and engrossed.
  • Add relevant and interesting photos, videos, snapshots, etc. from behind the scenes to make it look more personable and presentable. People should be able to connect, relate and be inspired by this content.
  • Add some snapshots from social media platforms showing people sharing and commenting about you, your blog and your work. This will add leverage to your credibility and buy the trust of your readers.
  • Add a simple and short bio/description about you, your life along with a nice photograph of yours.
  • Focus on telling your readers WHY YOU DO IT.
  • Don’t try to be over creative with your language and grammar. Just write the way you talk.
  • Keep the content DIRECT AND RELEVANT.

Create a “Contact me” page

Contact Page

Once you are done with the ‘About me” page, it’s time to set up your “Contact me” page, so that people can contact you.

For this, you will need to install a plugin called “Contact form 7”. This plugin allows your visitors to contact you with their doubts, queries or collaborative projects. They can fill in the form and send you an email without logging into their own email provider.

I have described how you can install and add new plugins in the “How do I add and install plugins?” section above.

  • Once you have installed and acticated the plugin, you will find a new “Contact” area in the WordPress side menu.
  • Click on it and choose “Add New.”
  • It will open up a coded form in the “Text format”.

  • Your default contact form will include these fields:
  • Your Name (Required)
  • Your Email (Required)
  • Subject
  • Your Message

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  • Fill up this form and click on “Send” to get it approved.
  • Once this is done, you need to add this contact form to your blog.
  • After you have saved your contact form, you’ll notice a short code show up directly below your contact form’s title. Copy this code.

Contact form

  • Now navigate to the page you want to display your contact form on.
  • Place your form where you want it to show up. Just right-click, and click on “Paste.”
  • You can even choose to add your contact form as a widget. Just head to the widgets section in your WordPress side menu.
  • Go to Appearance”, then “Widgets”.
  • Now from the list of available widgets, choose “Text,” and then add the widget to according to your preference.
  • You can add your contact form as a widget in your sidebar or footer.
  • Regular redesigning and optimizations

 

Redesigning a blog does not necessarily mean rebuilding it from scratch. It simply means you should make useful changes and facelifts on a regular basis. This includes minor changes like color, themes and templates to major changes like changes in logo, user interface, website plugins, SEO, and regular up-gradation of your blog contents.

If you want to keep your blog up to date and running, then you yourself as a blogger need to remain updated with the latest in trends and technology.

Audiences are always eager and curious to see something new and attractive. You should enhance your blog in such a way that it creates a positive visual impact on the viewers. Blog optimization is not just limited to beautification of your site, it also focuses heavily on speed, performance and functionality.

If readers find your blog outdated, then it may lead to high bounce rates and decline in traffic.

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Whats is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Blog 

Here’s a word of truth. Whether you are creating a blog, a social media site, an online store or any other type of website, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO) is a must have feature for your website. It is the process of getting traffic to your web site from the search results on search engines.

If you have a blog or are planning to build one, then SEO can help your business grow and meet the business objectives. As a traditional pattern, Users always trust the web sites that show up in the top 5 positions of the search results for the keywords they search for. SEO will help your web pages and media contents such as images, videos, etc. get shown and ranked on the basis of what the search engine considers most relevant for its users.

SEO can put your blog right ahead of your rivals when it comes to competition. For example, If two blogs or similar contents are representing the same product/service/topic, the search engine optimized (SEO) blog is likely to attract more customers and earn better revenue as a result of increased website traffic.

SEO Management

Management of SEO is rather a framework with various rules and processes to be followed and executed carefully than a static process. To make this quick understandable, let us break down the SEO management process into 2 prime stages:

  • On-site SEO

It is a framework of what rules and regulations are to be applied on your blog to make it search engine friendly. These include basic tweaks that you can apply to your blog and increase its visibility on search engines. It can also improve the credibility of your blog, if followed correctly. All search engines trust  your blog  on the basis of your web site structure and the SEO.

  • Off-site SEO

This is a framework that primarily focuses on how to promote your blog so that it can rank better in search results. You may also think of Off-site SEO as “link building” or “web site promotion”. This is because a proper way to promote your blog involves much more methods along with building links.

NOTE:

When a user enters a search query, search engines will always try to find the most important pages of your blog and show those first instead of the direct home page.

What are incoming links?

A “Backlink”, “Inbound link” or simply an “Incoming link” is a link from some other website (the referrer) to that web resource (the referent) Websites often employ SEO techniques to increase the number of incoming links pointing to your website. This helps directly in promotion and publicity of your web site. The ranking and position of your website also depends greatly on where the links are coming from. Some methods to get incoming links are free for use by everyone whereas some methods, like link baiting” are paid techniques to increase the number of incoming links to a target website.

Many private blog networks have often been seen to purchase incoming links. But I would strongly recommend you NOT TO TRY to buy links or get them the easy way. Doing so may have some temporary positive impact or short lived success of your blog, but you may then experience high bounce rates and see your web site disappearing from the top pages.

I would really suggest you to forget about building links and rather concentrate more on creating good quality contents for your blog. A good and relevant content always has more chances to get you genuine and natural links, which in turn will give your blog a good ranking and an overall and gradual increase in web site traffic.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) AND RELATED DOUBTS FOR BLOGGING

Why should I choose WordPress to create a blog?

It would be wrong on my part to say that WordPress is THE ONLY option to build a website. There definitely are other established and reliable website building platforms as well that you can try out. But if you are a beginner, I would strongly recommend you to stick to WordPress. It is the easiest platform I’ve ever worked with and is flexible enough to suit everyone’s purpose. It’s free, easily customizable and you don’t need any technical coding to create a website here.

On the customization front, WordPress has a huge community who have designed attractive themes, layouts and templates to choose from, making it easy to get going fast.

WordPress is the best choice for startups and small scale businesses all over the globe. In fact, it is even used by large scale sites like eBay, Mozilla, CNN and even NASA.

Do I need to have coding skills to build a well functioning blog?

Not at all! Technology has eased up to such an extent now that, you can build a website with only a little bit coding or ABSOLUTELY NO CODING! Today you don’t need to be an IT engineer or some tech junky to build a website. You don’t even need to hire a web developer to the same. WordPress enables you to build your own web site without any coding involved.

Do I need to hire a website developer?

Website developers are hired to make your website work on mobile devices as well. A website built through WordPress will be responsive and working on smartphones, tablets and every mobile device. So hiring a web developer won’t be necessary anymore.

Where do you recommend me to get my domain name and hosting?

You will find there are countess authorized and reliable sites on the internet from where you can get your Domain name and hosting. But if you ask me to pick one out of the lot, my personal preference would be www.Bluehost.com

Bluehost offers hosting at reasonable and pocket friendly costs just around $2.95 – $3.49 per month and they even offer you a FREE domain name. Their hosting management is seemingly one of the best I have come across. On the technical front, Bluehost provides and offers unlimited storage & bandwidth. You will also be provided with a personal email account specifically for your website or blog. I always prefer buying my hosing and domain from Bluehost for my various projects.

How much would it cost me to build a blog?

It hardly costs anything to build a properly functioning blog. Costs depend on hosting and domain services that you will use. WordPress and other website building platforms are free, but a domain name and hosting will cost you around $2 – $5 a month. Thus, domain and hosting on yearly basis may be usually around $50 – $60 per year.

Bluehost.com just around $2.95 – $3.49 per month and they even offer you a FREE domain name.

What should I do to optimize my blog?

If readers find your blog outdated, then it may lead to high bounce rates and decline in traffic. Thus, optimizing your website on a regular basis is necessary and will help attract more visitors and yield more revenue. Redesigning a blog does not necessarily mean rebuilding it from scratch. It simply means you should make useful changes and facelifts on a regular basis. This includes minor changes like color, themes and templates to major changes like changes in logo, user interface, website plugins, SEO, and regular up-gradation of your blog contents.

Audiences are always eager and curious to see something new and attractive. You should enhance your blog in such a way that it creates a positive visual impact on the viewers. Blog optimization is not just limited to beautification of your site, it also focuses heavily on speed, performance and functionality. If you want to keep your blog up to date and running, then you yourself as a blogger need to remain updated with the latest in trends and technology.

 

Can I add videos in my blog posts? What are the supported formats?

Yes! You can upload videos in your posts. Here is a list of video formats that are supported by the WordPress server:

  • .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
  • .mov (QuickTime)
  • .wmv (Windows Media Video)
  • .avi
  • .mpg
  • .ogv (Ogg)
  • .3gp (3GPP)
  • .3g2 (3GPP2)

 

Why should I add advertisements to my website and posts?

The world of advertising has become so much advanced that advertisements have become the primary source or method of generating revenue from any kind of business, be it online or offline. When it comes to blogging, there are numerous ways in which advertisements and promotions can be done through your blog to fetch revenue.

Once your blog is ready, you must be very much excited to know how your blog will fetch you some revenue. Generating money from a website is definitely some hard work. You can wisely choose to invest the money you earn from your blog into future modifications of your blog or into your other projects as well.

Which plugins would you recommend me to install for my niche website?

Plugins help expand your site’s features and give you new and enhanced capabilities for a better and smoother growth of your blog. There will be hundreds of different plugins that can perform the same function. To help you save some time in choosing and installing the ideal plugins, here is a list of the most popularly used plugins bloggers use today.

 

  • Yoast SEO (WordPress specific)

This plugin allows you to edit your title tags, meta descriptions and a lot more before publishing the post. All this can be done from within the page itself.

  • Google analytics

This is a very important tool if you are interested in tracking the visitors/traffic to your website or blog. You will just need to do is install the plugin and link it to your Google account.

 

  • Backupbuddy

Helps you create an automatic backup for your website or blog. It offers you 1 GB of free cloud storage to store your backups.

  • W3 Total cache

Helps optimize the speed, performance and functionality and also provides advanced control options to your website.

 

  • Floating social bar

This plugin will let you add share buttons for social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. FCB will be very crucial for publicity of your blog or posts to various social media platforms by your visitors.

 

  • Disqus

If you are blogging, then you are bound to have a number of comments and opinions posted by your readers on your posts. Disqus helps manage your posts when a large amount of comments drop in. It also provides a voting system for displaying the top comments.

 

  • 404 Redirection

This plugin simply helps redirect broken pages back to your homepage.

 

What is an SEO? How is it important?

Whether you are creating a blog, a social media site, an online store or any other type of website, SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO) is a must have feature for your website. It is the process of getting traffic to your web site from the search results on search engines.

If you have a blog or are planning to build one, then SEO can help your business grow and meet the business objectives. As a traditional pattern, Users always trust the web sites that show up in the top 5 positions of the search results for the keywords they search for. SEO will help your web pages and media contents such as images, videos, etc. get shown and ranked on the basis of what the search engine considers most relevant for its users.

SEO can put your blog right ahead of your rivals when it comes to competition. For example, If two blogs or similar contents are representing the same product/service/topic, the search engine optimized (SEO) blog is likely to attract more customers and earn better revenue as a result of increased website traffic.

How to find keywords for my blog or niche  ? 

I have made this tutorial for Keyword research tool Kwfinder and you can see detail video here to find keywords for your niches.

 

In which category does your blog fall into? Can you please explain?

What you are reading RIGHT NOW is a Homer blog. The Homer is any kind of blog that takes its readers on a journey of over 2,500+ words in content. A Homer blog can be about anything starting from health & fitness, Fashion & lifestyle, Educational coaching, Spirituality, Step by step guides and so on. Work on such blogs often requires excessive brain storming and research to yield effective and observable results and conclusions.

Posts for Homer blogs require a major share of time investment and a hell lot more research. It is very important and rather hard to hold your reader’s attention through such a large word count. Research and surveys reveal that long form contents that cross over 2,500+ words tend to get shared more than short form contents. Greater word count and research gives you better chances at attracting organic search traffic.

If you are writing a Homer blog post, what must be your prime concern is getting the length right. You will need to master the art of creating a balance between your research content and the word count. Craft your post in such a way, that you plot in key points of your research without pushing in too many words into the post.

What all should I keep in mind to build a good personal brand blog?

A personal brand blog portrays you as the person who writes the blog. It tends to have your name and face all over the home page. It is the right king of blog if you are seeking to position themselves as experts or masters in a particular field. Make sure your Personal Brand blog showcases a name that has a personality. This does not at all mean that the posts have to be all about you. Your posts should be framed and aided by your own personal views and experiences.

Try writing posts that showcase things like:

  • The struggles and failures you have experienced within your field. Tell your readers what you learned from them.
  • Self made strategies and techniques you have personally created and tested.
  • The tools you have used to achieve results your audiences desire.
  • Your personal views and opinions on divisive and valuable issues within your field.

 

Please explain me the concept of a guest host blog?

This is the type of blog where you act as a host for publishing posts that mainly came from guest authors. Although your blog will regularly feature content from other guest authors, you as the person behind the blog, can also regularly step back in and write posts of your own. The biggest plus about creating a guest host blog is that you don’t have to spend any time creating contents. In fact you can also get help for promoting every post. You can rely on the brand awareness and knowledge of the guest writers you host.

The key to having a great guest hosting blog is not in the creation of the post, but the selection of the post. You need to brain storm pick the right topics to write posts on. You have to do a lot of research and know how to recognize great content. Since you are not the only person who will be posting on your blog, your guest writers will also need to keep in mind the above mentioned points.

Place guest posting guidelines in a prominent place on your blog so that it reaches the eyes of your visitors and writers. Add a submission form or contact email address so that writers can submit their ideas to you.

Why is it so important to add a “Contact me” page to my blog? How should I do it?

Once you are done with the “About me” page, you need to set up your “Contact me” page, so that people can contact you. Visitors and readers may contact you with their doubts, queries, experiences, opinions or even collaboration and other business ventures. For this, you will need to install a plugin called “Contact form 7”. This plugin allows your visitors to contact you with their doubts, queries or collaborative projects. They can fill in the form and send you an email without logging into their own email providers. You can scroll up to check how you can install and add new plugins to your blog. Also you can see how to set up the “Contact form 7” plugin to create your “Contact me” page.

 

How do I select an ideal background for my blog?

An attractive website background always attracts more visitors to your site. If you want your website to create a nice visual impact, then you can use an attractive background image. But if you want to emphasize the readability of your website, then you should simply opt for a plain colour which is appropriate for any blog.

What is the difference between a blogger and a content writer?

There are a considerable amount of differences between being a blogger and a content writer. A content writer is someone who simply writes posts for a website of a blog. The only thing they need to focus on is content research and the write up. While a blogger needs to focus on a whole lot more apart from just writing posts.

As a blogger, you need to focus on things like website design, themes, SEO, optimizations, marketing and so on.

A content writer just writes, while a blogger manages the entire blog.

How can I manage affiliates through my website?

Managing functions and activities on your website depends on the plugins you have installed. There are various plugins that help in managing all your affiliate program needs. WP Affiliate is a great plugin for doing so. It allows automatic affiliate registration, management and payments. It also enables stable integration with WooCommerce, WP Shopping Cart, eShop and a number of other e-commerce platforms.

E-junkie is also another popular alternative. This plugin provides several payment options, autoresponder, newsletter and updates, customized emails and a lot of other useful options. Some other popular advertisement management tools are iDevDirect, JROX and Clickbank.

Do I need to pay or create some paid account for signing up for an affiliate program?

There is no cost for signing up to promote a brand through an affiliate program. You can choose to sign up for as many programs as you want across any affiliate network at absolutely no cost.

How good is GoDaddy to get my domain name and hosting? What do you suggest?

GoDaddy is well regarded as a domain name registrar but not a hosting provider. Their domain management is good, but for hosting my  personal preference would be Bluehost.com for both, domain management and hosting services.

How to Earn Money From Your Blog? How To Make Money Blogging 2017

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Once your blog is ready, you must be very much excited to know how your blog will fetch you some revenue. Generating money from a website is definitely some hard work. You should never expect your blog to start earning as soon as it is set up. It may even take a month or two for your earnings to start and stabilize.

But if you work your blog the right way, optimize and update it on a regular basis, then the earning process would definitely become easier in the long run. You can wisely choose to invest the money you earn from your blog into future modifications of your blog or into your other projects as well.

It is very much necessary that the monetization methods of your blog keep evolving with the latest technologies and trends. You need to stay up-to-date with the current web and social trends. With the advent of technology and a revolution in the world of advertisements, monetization methods are also evolving along.

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Let us discuss in brief, about the various methods through which your website or blog can earn you revenue. Please note that this list of methods is subject to changes due to new and unpredictable future advances in technology.

The world of advertising has become so much advanced that advertisements have become the primary source or method of generating revenue from any kind of business, be it online or offline. When it comes to blogging, there are numerous ways in which advertisements and promotions can be done through your blog to fetch revenue.

  • Cost-Per-Click ads

This is the most popular type of advertising. These ads are usually banners that you place in your content or sidebar. You are paid when visitors click on an ad. Each advertiser pays differently.

  • Cost-Per-Mille ads

For every thousand times the ad is displayed, you get paid. This works according to the amount of times the ad is displayed on your website. These ads pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad.

Google AdSense is one of the largest advertising networks, and perhaps one of the best networks for placing these types of ads. It is preferred by the largest percentage of website owners. AdSense allows users to set up advertisement banners on their website. These ads are generated off the content of each page. This is technically called targeted advertising, which helps in placing content relevant advertisements on your website.

You will find numerous similar programs available on the internet like Chitika, Infolinks, and Media.net that will serve you the same purpose if AdSense doesn’t work for you.

Benefits:

Major benefits of these two types of advertising methods include points like, be it a small amount or big, income is often guaranteed. Thus very little effort is to be done to monetize your blog or website. These advertising strategies save you a lot of valuable time. It is also a great way to connect and build a network with others in your industry.

Drawbacks:

Important and considerable drawbacks include points such as it tends to take away from user experience. Ads, banners and links in between important points in a post often tends to break the continuity and flow of your content and distracts the readers.

The price of such advertisements is fixed. If you set a set price per month, you can’t make any more even if your website traffic doubles over time. Advertising is a dynamic business, hence advertisers come and go once their desired promotion is done. You will have to spend time editing, adding, deleting and finding more advertisers for your blog.

 

Sell private ads

If your blog has grown substantially and attracts heavy traffic, advertisers may come directly to you with various offers and ask you to place their ad on your site to promote their products and services. You may also choose to contact potential advertisers yourself. The biggest advantage here is that there is no middle man involved and you can set your own ad rates.

These private ads can be in the form of banners, buttons, or links. You may charge a one-time fee for a link within a post or you might even charge your partner monthly, if you are hosting banner ads.

Sponsored posts

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You can even make money writing sponsored contents and posts. Such contents may include write ups or reviews about an advertiser’s product or service. These often deliver relevant, useful, high-quality content, and these relevant contents result in higher engagement. Higher engagement equals more value, and more value equals more revenue.

 

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate programs are networks in which you have the option to select from various advertisers. A few of the major search engines offer programs for advertising and promoting an affiliate product on your site. Here is a brief explanation on how this works:

  • If an advertiser has a product he wants to sell. He will agree to give you a commission from each sale of his product, if the buyer is coming from your site.
  • He will give you a unique link (Affiliate link) that will track your affiliate code. This will enable him to know when a buyer uses your link to make a purchase.
  • You include your affiliate link on your site. You can do this in two ways. Either directly through the content of your post or through banner ads.
  • If a reader clicks on this unique link and buys the product you have recommended, you earn a percentage or commission of what the buyer purchased.
  • This way, the ads are relating to your content and mostly are of interest to your readers.
  • Over 70% brands worldwide utilize affiliate marketing to drive sales and promote their products and services.

Benefits:

The major benefits of advertising through Affiliate marketing are that this method can earn you big bucks and lots of passive income. Income through affiliate marketing is guaranteed. The affiliate networking process and advertising is quite easy to setup and doesn’t require much support.

Drawbacks:

Certain important drawbacks of affiliate marketing include points like irregular earning structure. Earnings are not guaranteed. You can earn as much as $1000 one month and it may even drop to as low as $100 the next.

Good products can even end up having low converting sales pages while high converting sales pages can have rubbish products.

 

Email advertising

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Email advertising doesn’t eat up any unnecessary screen space on your website and in fact engagement rates tend to be higher. It helps in a big way as a considerable percentage of readers know what areas of a website to avoid if they don’t want to see ads. You can also choose to make direct email promotions, to deliver free reports that are monetized.

Benefits:

The most major benefit of email advertising is that it is a very direct way to market. One email can make you thousands and anyone can do it. It is widely considered by most to be the no.1 way to make money online and that too consistently.

Drawbacks:

The only thing you need to keep in mind before going forward with email advertising is that your approach needs to be very clean and professional. If subscribers don’t like your emails, they will unsubscribe.

 

Sign up with advertiser-publisher connection programs

Another way to make money through your blog is that you can sign up with an advertiser-publisher connection program like BlogAds or AdBrite. Doing so get you listed in their publishers’ directory.

Benefits:

This method of advertising is considered to be highly profitable. It has proven to be very useful to readers. It earns you recognition and makes you stand out as you are doing something different. Advertising through such network programs nearly guarantee you income.

Drawback:

One major drawback about such type of advertisements is that it is not free. It costs to setup. Also, research and surveys have revealed that smaller sites may not work so well for these advertisements.

Approach companies directly

If your site is already getting lots of traffic, you can also directly approach companies to ask if you can advertise for them. In such a situation, you may try looking for sites that offer complementary products and target the same sections of audience or market that you do.

So you will need to research and brain storm a bit and contact potential internet advertising partners with good reputation. When you do so, you should be prepared to supply them with information about your business and your site traffic.

The more details and information you can provide regarding your blog, the more likely they will be to consider your offer. This method really comes in handy once your blog has grown substantially over time and garnered much reputation and visitors alike

Attract advertisers through links

You can even get advertisers interested in your blog with a link they can use to contact you for promotional rates and requirements. This method also works best when your blog has garnered a lot of visitors and traffic. Links like these often can be messages like “Click here to find out how to advertise on this blog!” in between your posts or on the sides of your home page, etc. This would allow anyone visiting your site to contact you and discuss advertising opportunities with you.

Miscellaneous methods

The more traffic your blog attracts, the more likely it is to earn more revenue. You can also conduct web seminars (Webinars) and online workshops relating to your business, apart from promotions and placing advertisements on your blog. This will help establishing the credibility of your website and help companies and ad programs build trust with your business.

NOTE:

Once you’ve chosen the right type of advertisement you need for your website audience, you will need to place the ads on your website. Just choose a banner style or text style ad. Banner ads are permanent ads that stay in a fixed position on your website, while text ads are temporary.

TYPES OF BLOGS

Now that you have more or less learnt and understood how to create your blog, you will need to know about the different types of blogs you can set up and understand the difference between them. Let me guide you through the most common and popular types of blogs that exist these days.

  • “Rogue” blogs

Rogue blogs are those which post contents that are sharp, honest and to the face, whether in favor of the issue or against it. Rogues very easily attract attention of readers both good and bad. These bloggers are not afraid to bend the rules and go against the facts. They take bold stances and put forward sharp views and opinions on divisive issues. This quite sensibly wins them both admirers and haters.

Advantages:

There bunch of advantages if you choose to become a rogue blogger. You get to tell everyone what you really think. You polarize with your honest and decisive point of views, which attracts attention. Readers will find appreciate your confidence and stance, plus they will find your work very promising. You may feel apprehensive and hesitate initially, but realize that there are enough people out there who can benefit from reading it.

Disadvantages:

Honesty doesn’t always pay you off in a positive way. You should be well prepared and expect to attract an above-average amount of haters. It’s actually pretty tough to pull off without feeling forced. You will be subjected to a considerable amount of negative attention, controversies and debates, and it will be hard for you to physically fight your way out of tricky and debatable situations.

Ingredients for a good Rogue blog:

  • You must be passionate about taking it forward. Avoid feeling apprehensive. This will prevent your post from sounding forced.
  • Brain storm and research down to the core to gain the best knowledge regarding the topic or issue. This will give you the ability to hold an intelligent argument.
  • You must be confident and experienced enough to take a stand and stick to it without dwindling away from your point. This will help you reinforce your argument.

Guest host blogs

This is the type of blog, where you yourself don’t write and upload too many posts for your blog. You basically act as a host for publishing posts that mainly came from guest authors. Although your blog will regularly feature content from other guest authors, you as the person behind the blog, can also regularly step back in and write posts of your own.

Advantages:

The biggest plus about creating a guest host blog is that you don’t have to spend any time creating contents. In fact you can also get help for promoting every post. You can rely on the brand awareness and knowledge of the guest writers you host.

Disadvantages:

Attracting guest writers will require a significant amount of time investment. You will need to build a relation with your guest writers so that they trust the credibility of your blog. Your blog will already need to have some considerable following to assure guest writers that their content will be exposed to a new audience.

Ingredients for a good “Guest host” blog:

  • The key to having a great guest hosting blog is not in the creation of the post, but the selection of the post. You need to brain storm pick the right topics to write posts on. You have to do a lot of research and know how to recognize great content.
  • Your work will need to have standards and you need to know how to promote your post.
  • Since you are not the only person who will be posting on your blog, your guest writers will also need to keep in mind the above mentioned points. Place guest posting guidelines in a prominent place on your blog so that it reaches the eyes of your visitors and writers. Add a submission form or contact email address so that writers can submit their ideas to you.
  • Post an ad for guest writing for your blog in your sidebar or at a place where it easily grabs attention from visitors.
  • “Crash test dummy” blogs

A Crash Test Dummy blog simply tests and reviews different strategies, techniques, and tools. It then shares what works and what doesn’t, so you can know what to implement and what to avoid.

Advantages:

Creating and handling such this type of blog lets you stay focused on consistently testing and monitoring different strategies and techniques in your business. People easily are attracted to detailed how-to style articles and guides. It will enable you to gain new insights into your own work.

Disadvantages:

You will need to consistently achieve significant and observable results in your business that impresses and attracts more visitors and guest writing offers. You need to keep in mind that sometimes the strategies you reveal through your work could potentially help your competitors and other rival blogs.

Ingredients for a good “Crash test dummy” blog:

  • A good Crash Test Dummy post can be mathematically expressed as:

Good Crash Test Dummy Post = Step-by-Step guidance + Teaching + Results

Good Crash Test Dummy Post = Step-by-Step guidance + Teaching +

  • You should sincerely make sure that your Crash Test Dummy posts try to teach readers by providing actual results that you yourself have achieved. Even after providing all the results, you should systematically guide and teach your readers how to get those same results.
  • Great Crash Test Dummy posts take weeks and months to create after some extensive research and intensive testing. You need to be very patient and give whatever strategy or technique you are testing, enough time to produce observable and desirable results to draw any solid conclusion.
  • You will then need to focus greatly on exhaustive details as you explain the process in your post and teach readers how they can set up something similar. Make sure to add visual media like screenshots, animated GIFs, charts, etc. to keep your readers engrossed into your post.

Let me emphasize a little bit on Niche blogs: What are Niche Blogs

Like I’ve mentioned earlier, Niche blogs are blogs that target a specific section of audiences who have a specific interest. In other words, when writing a niche blog, you need to write about one thing and one thing only. The Contents you write should be having one purpose, one goal and one target.

No reader likes wasting their time in reading through too many words. If you create a Niche blog, then the biggest advantage you will have is that it won’t take up too much time of the reader since your work is targeted on a specific topic. That is one reason why people with targeted interests don’t prefer reading lifestyle blogs as it eats up their time.

While starting a Niche blog, you should be well aware of the fact that you have to manoeuvre your work within the field of your niche. You should be experienced and talented enough to twist and shake up your contents each time to offer your readers something new. Different posts within a niche blog may be connected to each other, but readers should still feel the difference between them.

“As a niche blogger, your challenge is to create variety within boundaries. You should be able to manoeuvre your knowledge in a limited area of play and craft it into something new each time.”

Now here are a few trademark benefits that come from a niche blog. 

  • Keeps you on track.

Since a Niche blog always focuses on a specific topic, it lets you stay on track with your content. This means that you will hardly tend to deviate off the topic that you are focusing on. A niche blog has more concrete ways of finding ideas because the topic is restricted. Boundaries keep you from dwindling away from the topic. Thus, having a firm hold on the topic is a very important necessity for a niche blog to be successful.

  • Ensures growing a reliable audience.

Audiences are always certain of what they are searching for. Which means that if they have a specific area of interest, they will always be more likely to visit the blogs that offers them exactly what they want. Readers with niche interests want nothing more or nothing less of what they are looking from. This way, a niche blog will give you THAT section of the audience whom you understand and who understand you back. They are sure that they will find their desired content on your blog. Thus, this will enable your niche to grow a following that are reliable, valid and appreciative of your work.

  • Easier monetization for your blog.

If you have a niche blog, then posting specific contents is a must. If you post specific contents, they will feature advertisements that are relevant to the contents. Specific contents attract targeted audiences who will find the ads relevant and will be interested in them. They will be more likely to click on the ad links, visit the page and even purchase the promoted products. This will directly result in higher sales, more commission or revenue for your blog. Thus, monetization of your blog becomes much easier.

Here’s a chain to make my point brief and clear,

“Niche blog à Specific content à Relevant ads à Targeted audience à Higher sales à More revenue”

  • Helps expand your knowledge and enhance creativity.

Niche blogs, requires you to do a hell lot of brain storming and research to craft something reliable that interests your readers. This feature encourages in-depth coverage of topics. Since you are writing about one specific topic, you will naturally have to dig in deeper and cover details as much as you can because there isn’t another topic to bounce on to. This will help expand your knowledge regarding that niche and enhance sense of creativity and expression.

How to start a Niche blog?

There are a few simple but very necessary prerequisites you need to keep in mind if you want to start a niche blog.

  • You should know your passion.

As a niche blogger, you will have to write heavily about a very focused topic. This itself is a tough task to execute. Hence it’s your job to make it easy on yourself and have a serious passionate and interest in your niche. Otherwise, your blog is going to be very short-lived.

  • Short term or long term blog?

While choosing the right area to target on, you should also think of a topic that will always have some long term following. I would strongly suggest you to refrain yourself from setting a niche on topics that trend for a short period of time and then fade away. They may be profitable while the topic trends, but you’ll experience a fall in traffic once the hype dies off. Pokemon GO was a highly trending and profitable topic for categories like mobile gaming and augmented reality games for a couple of months, but it eventually faded away into disappearance.

  • Decide how to monetize your blog.

Until and unless you are doing it just for fun or killing time, any blogger would want his or her blog to earn some revenue. Apart from setting up your blog, you should think of the methods through which you will monetize your blog. You must brain storm and research to decide which advertising program to sign up with for achieving the best possible results. Niche blogs are uniquely able to handle advertising and affiliate marketing very well.

If you want to use advertising, your blog should showcase topics that attract a specific audience that advertisers are eager to market. For this your blog will need build up a considerable amount of traffic so that advertising programs can trust your credibility, marketability and consider your blog.

If you want to use affiliate marketing, you will need to pick a niche topic where good affiliate marketing programs and products are available. You should research for available and well reputed affiliate programs that offer you a decent commission and fetch you best results.

  • Find your keyword niche.

If you decide to build a niche blog and want it to bring in money and traffic, then you need to find specific and relevant keywords. If you want to write about an iPhone for your niche blog, then you must realize that the term “iPhone” covers a pretty broad area of topics. You must be sure what you are talking about. Jail breaking an iPhone? Software updates for an iPhone? Screen recording on an iPhone? Recording calls on an iPhone? Gaming compatibility of an iPhone? or a lot more.

To understand this better, you might want to refer to Google’s keyword planner for better keyword management for your niche blog.

  • Rekindle your current blog.

If you already have a blog and it has gone off track and became a blog about everything, you can still turn it back into a niche blog. Let me tell you how.

  • Figure out the appropriate category.

Take a nice look into the list of categories you have written contents about so far. You will notice which category you seem to write in the most. This will give you a good hint at where your passion and interest for blogging lies.

  • Analyze trending posts and traffic.

Along with observing the appropriate category, you should try to study which of you posts have trended and attracted traffic the most. This will indicate why people come to your blog. It also indicates if a post has done well in search.

  • Remove unnecessary posts.

If you’ve figured out your category, you should consider removing or deleting posts that are irrelevant to your niche and completely off-topic. It won’t leave a nice impression on your readers if you are claiming your blog to be a niche, but it features posts that are completely off your area of interest. Try to build on the existing traffic and following while you regain focus as a niche.

Ingredients for a good “Tell-All” blog:

how to tell blogs

  • A Tell-All blog has many similarities with a Rogue blog. They both tend to reveal shocking details and experiences with observable conclusions. The major distinguishing point between the two is that a Rogue blog is concerned with revealing external details, while the Tell-All blogs focuses more into revealing internal details.
  • Always make sure that your Tell-All post has compelling narrative that reveals a valuable lesson that’s relevant to your readers. Crazy experiences are a prerequisite for Tell-All posts.
  • Personal brand blogs

Personal Brand blogs are the blogs which those people use who are seeking to position themselves as experts or masters in a particular field. It comes in very handy when you are building a brand. Such a blog helps in making your personality a cornerstone of the blog you are building. A personal brand blog portrays you as the person who writes the blog. It tends to have your name and face all over the home page.

Advantages:

When you are seen and branded as an expert, people will want to hire you as a consultant, or offer you a job. They might also want to book you as a speaker or even invite you to write on their blog or be interviewed on their podcast. A personal brand blog can increase your name, credibility and recognition within your industry.

Disadvantages:

The term “Personal brand” itself, means that you need to be comfortable putting yourself in the spotlight. You have to be well prepared to treat yourself like a product, which is a challenge that requires brutal self honesty.

Ingredients for a good “Personal brand” blog:

  • Make sure your Personal Brand blog showcases a name that has a personality. This does not at all mean that the posts have to be all about you. Your posts should be framed and aided by your own personal views and experiences.

Try writing posts that showcase things like:

  • The struggles and failures you have experienced within your field. Tell your readers what you learned from them.
  • Self made strategies and techniques you have personally created and tested.
  • The tools you have used to achieve results your audiences desire.
  • Your personal views and opinions on divisive and valuable issues within your field.

Enterprise blogs

As the name itself suggests, an enterprise blog is a blog built for a company rather than an individual. Typically, a team of writers create content that is relevant and valuable to the section of audiences that the particular company is targeting to dish out their sales. That content then attracts those potential customers to the website, where they can learn more about the company’s products and services.

Advantages:

Such blogs are prime ingredients for effective content marketing strategy for your company. A great Enterprise blog can dramatically impact and boost your company’s sales and revenue. You can even choose to feature a variety of writers and voices.

Disadvantages:

You will need to invest a lot of time in finding great writers you can trust with the brand you’ve worked so hard to build.

Ingredients for a good enterprise blog:

  • A good Enterprise post not only attracts prospects with high value content, but it also converts them into potential customers. If you have a product that is relevant to the needs of your readers, you wouldn’t have to bother to hit them over with a sales pitch.
  • Your content can generate more sales if you mention your product details along with interesting results your other customers have achieved with your product.

 

Over To You: Finally YOU CAN START A BLOG  AND EARN MONEY

So I hope this detailed guide on how to start a blog under 15 minutes will help help you to get started in blogging and it will help you to achieve lot of success through blogging.

“Feel free to comment down below if you have any kind of doubts or queries. You can even contact me through email([email protected]) . I will be really glad to guide you through your problems.”

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About Jitendra Vaswani

Jitendra Vaswani is the founder of SchemaNinja WordPress Plugin, prior to SchemaNinja he is the founder of big internet marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com. He is successful online marketer & award winning digital marketing consultant. He has been featured on HuffingtonPost, BusinessWorld, YourStory, Payoneer, Lifehacker & other leading publication as a successful blogger & digital marketer. Jitendra Vaswani is also a frequent speaker & having 5+ yrs experience of in Digital Marketing field. Check out his portfolio( jitendra.co). Find him on Google+, Twitter, & Facebook.

197 Comments

  1. Hello Jitendra Vaswani,

    Very true, Blogging is something for you have to be passionate about.
    This is indeed a very useful post who are just involve in the blogging network.
    Most of the freelancer are afraid that, if they are going to create their own word press blog,
    they need to give most of their time and money. Certainly a myth.

    You have illustrated the methods so well and that’s makes it easy for everyone.
    Those 5 points you discussed about is really something superb to have.

    Thank you very much for sharing this among us.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Shantanu sinha

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  2. Shekhar Das

    Hello Jitendra,
    Very useful article for all the newbies like me out there, you have also shared information about hosting at cheap price. Thank you so much, it helped me a lot to start my first WordPress blog.

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  3. Anurag

    Hi Jitendra,
    My self is Anurag Singh I like to start my carrier in CPA. Can you please guide me how to start. I was searching for Vipul Tanejas online training courses, you can suggest me best path in this field.

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  4. THANKS JITENDRA for such an Amazing Guide for newbies to launch their self hosted blogs quickly.

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  5. Pravin

    Thank you so much Bro for providing me with this wonderful article. I have also shared this post specially for Few of my Newbie friends…..Talking about the Hosting – Bluehost is definately the best Hosting providor, I am thinking of giving it a try for my Next Blog….

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  6. Nikhil Ram

    Hi,
    Self hosted WordPress blogs are great but even awesome with Bluehost hosting, they are amazing and I personally recommend to use Bluehost.
    Thank you Jitendra.

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  7. Woww, What a quick and easy step.
    Good for new bloggers like me.
    Thanks

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  8. Thanks for Information about WordPress Blog . Your Article is impressive and very informative. I am now regular visitor of your website and bookmarked it.

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  9. I am not sure if a newbie will be able to do this in 10 minutes. But this post is helpful for the person interested in having a self-hosted blog. From purchasing hosting to setting up a new blog, everything is written in this guide. Great post. 🙂

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  10. Hey, this is a great resource for amateurs. Thanks for breaking this down. Many blogs just publish single layered content which do not talk about the minute details of the process.

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  11. Hello Jitendra Bro,
    You have written a complete detailed article from choosing the best hosting to installing brand new blog in few minutes. Loved this article and I am going to follow your guide because I was using Blogspot platform till now but going to start my first WordPress blog soon.

    Thank you, Keep writing such useful guides.

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  12. It is a great guide specially for newbie blogger like me. And I know it will benefit a lot others like me. Thanks so much !

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  13. Bluehost Is gud with Performance But The Rates are pretty High.Could You Post About One.com hosting I just need to Know About That Hosting

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  14. Hello, Jitendra Vaswani!
    Thanks for writing such Ultimate Post about self-hosting blogs for newbies. It has helped me a lot. Looking forward for such lovely posts.

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  15. Nice article. It is very simple to launch a website developed with WordPress. Hosting services are not alien and it is just a matter of few clicks which can make a site up and running. WordPress is a great enterprise web content management system with the capabilities of fulfilling any complex requirements with the availability of easy to use and customable tools. In this regards, it is far better than many of the standard enterprise solutions like Drupal or Sitefinity CMSs.
    While hosting make sure to verify the domain registration. Check the security features. Using www as prefix is important. Use trusted hosting servers that provides firewall and other security features.

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  16. Arjun

    Thanks for breaking this down. hank you so much, it helped me a lot to start my first WordPress blog. Many blogs just publish single layered content which do not talk about the minute details of the process.

    Reply  
  17. Pooja

    Hello Jitendra,
    Can you please guide me how to start wordpress.

    Reply  
  18. Gurucharan Singh

    Hello Jitendra,
    This article is awesome for both beginners and runners. Most often I used to forget how to host a wordpress blog and start searching for help because I am new in this field. Now I can hope, having this article in my browser will not make me feel afraid of forgetting the procedure of how to launch a blog. Thank you jitendra

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  19. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful article with us.

    I will definitely switch to Bluehost as I can see it provide best WordPress hosting.

    I am a regular reader of your blog and glad to say that your blog helps me a lot to increase my blog traffic.

    Please share more articles as early as possible.

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  20. Hey!
    Jitendra,

    this is a very usefull information for me becoz i wanr to move blogger to wordpress very soon and i have no idea to how i will setup blog on wordpress. in this artical i will clear my all dout about hosting and wordpress.. i will very happy to find your artical. i hope you will update this type of basic artical for new blogger like me..

    Hey Buddy! thanks for sharing this great artical

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  21. muzammal

    great post… I will help me if I found the post 1 month earlier… I have opened a wordpress site already.. Thnx for writing so nicely…

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  22. Soni Brijesh

    Hello

    Nice and very informative blog. can anyone help me with the WordPress theme? which is the best theme for WordPress blog ? or suggest some best WordPress theme names.

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  23. Hello, Jitendra ji,
    I really like and appreciate your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.
    Thanks,

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  24. Hi Jitendra,

    Thanks for sharing another quality post, indeed a very well written and comprehensive post about selecting the quality hosting for setup a new blog. Your step by step guidance will make it easy for bloggers to set up their blog in 10 Minutes or less.
    Keep sharing 🙂

    Regards

    Mairaj

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  25. Hi Jitendra,

    To read this post it’s taking more than 10 minutes for me 🙂 and to create a WordPress blog less than 10mins is really a challenging one. I think it will take some time to create hosting,domain name registration, installation and verification etc.

    I am sure i can’t do it this anything lesser than 30mins. 🙂

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  26. Great post I must say, well you have shared really great strategies to start a self hosted wordpress blog. I will surely forward this post to my friends who are still struggling to get their blog setup.

    Thanks

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  27. Hi Jitendra,
    A very nice and informative article. I completely agree with you; Blogging is such a platform where you can share your thoughts, experience and communicate with the world. Blogging is awesome. WordPress is the easiest way and effective way. You don’t require much technical and coding knowledge.
    Blueshost is more reliable when it comes to host your blog. I am currently using Bluehost as my hosting company and will definitely take your offer which I missed now.
    Thanks for sharing this article with us

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  28. Sourav Saha

    Hello Jitendra,
    Thanks for the procedure to launch our self hosted our wordpress blog. Actually i was fedup reading all those article but I can not get any proper procedure. Thanks for giving valuable information in this cntent.

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  29. James Alice

    Very nice learning article for new bloggers setting up WordPress blog. This process must be followed by all because I did the same when I was building my blog but for WordPress hosting i choose Cloudways which is super fast provider with no issues.

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  30. Amyt Dev

    Being new in blogging world I really needed a guide to help me out with the simple and basics of blogging. And your artcle really helped me achieve that. Thank you so much.

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  31. Sukanta Pandey

    As a newbie in the blogging field, it is very hard work for me to launch a self-hosted site within a few minutes. So I need a guideline that will help me in launching my self-hosted blogs. Thanks for your guidelines for a newbie like us.

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  32. Thanks you Jitendra Vaswani for such a great post. I am also thinking about to start a wordpress site. Got the tips form your post and willing to start asap. Cheers 🙂

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  33. Remsun Debbarma

    Hey Jitendra,
    Finally I have noticed that I can never Launch a wordpress blog in ten minutes. This will be a very hard task for any blogger according to me.

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  34. Blue host is the best Hosting provider and they have the fast andfgood customer support

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  35. A must read article for new bloggers. But I think hostgaor is far better than bluehost when we compare the speed loading time. Sever response time is even better for hostgator.
    Its up to you which one you select. But I will recommend hostgator.

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  36. Great post. A complete post to start a blog. Any layman person can start his blog by this guide. Thanks for sharing such a nice article. I have shared this article with my friend. so that they also can learn blogging.

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  37. Its an impressive article sir. Newbies got really gud information from it. Thanks u so much.

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  38. Dear Jitendra
    I found this page a it late.i already started my blog in go daddy .so far so good .My next blog will be in blue host and this information will be helpful

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  39. Mark Stephen

    Its a great article which helps me to launch a word press blog with in no time. Thanks for sharing this interesting article.

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  40. There is no doubt that pro-bloggers like Jitender are here to guide others how to start a blog and do everything professionally, still I have seen that people are tend to make mistakes. I am not saying that they are not good, but maybe they are shy to ask for help.

    I always say that if you want to be shy than be shy of bad things. Blogging is a wonderful thing which has changed my entire life in completely awesome way. So when I see people feel shy to talk or ask about blogging. I feel surprised and shocked as well.

    There is no harm to ask for help from professionals.

    Your tips are always helpful and I believe that it is good to learn more from pro bloggers.

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  41. Sourav Saha

    Hi, Jitendra Bro. Hope you are doing well.
    I just thinking about to move my blog to the self-hosted WordPress blogs and at the right time found your post. It just a great help for me.
    Just wanted to thanks for this.
    Best wishes.

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  42. Zita

    Yes, Bluehost is recommended for WordPress hosting, they are one of decent hosting providers in the market. Great explanation on hosting a wordpress blog. Thanks for your time.

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  43. Hii, Jitendra
    Your article is really very helpful for me. I had many doubts about hosting and domains which get cleared now and I was a bit confused in choosing the web hosting for my blog but as of now I got Bluehost is the best web hosting that I can choose. And I think blogging is the best the way of earning by the internet and for sure I will gonna start with it. with the help of your this article
    thank you, Jitendra for sharing this information with us..!

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  44. A very helpful article for the newbies. A lot of confusions have been cleared forever now. And actually, creating a blog isn’t a difficult task but running it ! Hosting is the most important stuff your blog needs because without it, your blog cannot even run. Thanks a lot for sharing this stuff 😀

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  45. Maniteja

    Hii, Jitendra your article is very informative and very useful to all and your articles is very clear to read and understand I read so many articles in another site but this is the one I can find the best article thanks for sharing.

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  46. Hii, Jitendra
    I really enjoyed by reading your valuable article. You have done a great job. Actually your article is really helpful for me in getting more information. Thank you for providing this unique and interesting post with us.

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  47. The Crazy Thinkers

    Hi Jitendra,

    read your blog completely and currently planning to buy new wordpress site for my client and this article helped me a lot to choose the perfect hosting provider. thanks a lot.

    Reply  
  48. sumit vasudeva

    A very useful and easy tips for beginners who don’t have idea about hosting. It will surely help the newbies who want to start their own blog.

    Thanks for sharing, keep it up 🙂

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  49. Great step by step detailing , I would also like to know about how often do you recommend to post a new article and how to speed up post writing .

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  50. Preet Singh

    Hi ,
    I also want to start blogging …..thank you for the great post and i have also subscribed to your news letter please guide me well…,
    Regards

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  51. Hi Jitendra,
    I am confused between two hosting providers Godaddy managed wordpress or Blue Host …which one would you recommend.. Btw great article.
    Regards

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  52. @Jitendra Vaswani, Thanks so much for writing such detailed tutorial about the self-hosted blog. Now, I’m confident that I can also host my self-hosted WordPress blog in no time.

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  53. Shrestha karmakar

    Thanks a lot Jitendra.You always comes with something new which drives our fear always
    Now am confident about self-hosting which I took negatively before due to lack to technical Knowledge.
    But I always see you prefer Blue host but inmotion is far better according to me.So I I will got inmotion hosting.?

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  54. Hell Awesome Article Bro :O

    I Create an blog after reading this 🙂

    Thanks Bro

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  55. BTW Bro?

    Which host is good?

    InMoshing Or BlueHost?

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  56. I launched my wordpress site with help of this post.
    Thank you very much

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  57. Thanks JITENDRA it was pleasure to read your blog and thoughts, Long descriptive self explanatory article, I must say New bies are so much happy and thanking you every where around the world, most trust worthy domain hosters are Blue host. Go for it .

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  58. Pixlogix

    WordPress because of the flexibility is easily the best content management systems in the world. Self hosted in a good idea however it is not advisable for business owners. They can rather opt for some wordpress services provider to develop and maintain their website. Siteground is one of the best WP hosting platform.

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  59. This is really an inspiration article. It will be really helpful for the newbie bloggers. They get the strength to start a WordPress blog. But I want to say it may possible to launch a WordPress blog within a short time but to be a perfect blogger is not a factor of one or two days. You need to wait. Thanks for your article.

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  60. Newbie At Blogging Must Read Whole Post! This Post Really Helps Newbie!

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  61. One another great presentation Mr. Jithendra. Informative guide for the newbies.

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  62. newztelugu

    I also want to start blogging …..thank you for the great post and i have also subscribed to your news letter please guide me well…,
    Regards

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  63. Sir Bluehost is the Best Hosting Site or another site. Because My Friends Suggest Bluehost is the worst site for Hosting WP.

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  64. Very nice article brother. It is very helpful for newbie like me. Thanks for sharing such a great info. Please tell me name of plugins you are using to decorate or maintain your blog. Thanks again.

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  65. Mushiii

    Thanks Jitendra Vaswani, I love your way and I watch you seminars please keep it up with new updates 🙂

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  66. Bishop

    Nowa days I used to write article for other. But thinking to start a personal blog.But need some help to start as it ver vast and many hidden facts. Nice article .Thanks.

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  67. Sachin Alam

    very helpful post to beginners.

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  68. Hi Jitendra,

    This is very informative post .

    I always suggest to go for self hosted blog despite using any blogging platforms. It has lots more advantages, which are listed as below:

    – It gives good exposure
    – It is the first step towards branding
    – It gives us feeling of having some virtual assets

    and many more.

    Thanks,
    Avinash

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  69. Olly "Savvy Dad"

    Stunning article and site. I actually used the Bluehost setup myself and have had very little issues with it. Self host was a definite must from the start for me. Just need to get my head around the huge AMP error messages I’m getting.

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  70. You have explained nook and corner of WordPress hosting.
    Killer article Jitendra,

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  71. Hi Jitendra,
    Very useful article for all the newbies like me out there, you have also shared information about hosting at cheap price. Thank you so much, it helped me a lot to start my first WordPress blog.

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  72. Frederick Alonso

    Very helpfull, you have saved many people their time!

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  73. Jitendra,
    I must admit! This is a really comprehensive post about setting up a WordPress blog. Quite frankly even after having two blogs which run on WordPress, I was never confident of hosting one myself. But Now, I know exactly what I need to do and I will save some money in the bargain, Thanks to you!

    Really! Appreciate it man! Thanks!

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  74. Hi sir,
    I really appreciate it for your in-depth details, I’m using WordPress and never knew how to launch it by myself… But your comprehensive definitely going to help me….

    Regards and thanks

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  75. Very good tutorial. It is simple and step by step which newbie can follow it.
    I read and enjoy it.

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  76. vitthalani yashdeep

    Nice post for new blogger

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  77. Jay

    Hi Jitendra.
    I started by Blogging cararee by followinng this Guide on WordPress. It helped me from scratch to launch my blog with WordPress.
    ANd now whenever somebody ask for a set up tutorial to launch a blog on Self hosted WordPress I would always suggest them this Blog Post by You.

    Great Stuff.
    Thanks for Sharing it.

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  78. Sagar Nandwani

    I am a Bluehost affiliate, which means the company pays me a commission every time someone signs up via one of my links. But this didn’t influence my recommendation, because all hosting services have similar programs. I recommend Bluehost because I honestly believe they offer the best hosting available.

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  79. Hey! I have been following your post for while now and you always come with new ideas and great information. Thanks lot!

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  80. Shwas Homes

    Hello Jitendra, thinking to start a personal blog,your article is very informative and very useful to all and your articles is very clear to read and understand

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  81. Great tips for beginners.

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  82. What’s so great about this, is the fact it’s completely true! It’s so easy to create and manage a wordpress blog in a matter of minutes. I always tell me downline and team it’s an incredible idea that is bound to convert. Awesome post, nothing more true!

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  83. Hi bro!
    First of all thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. after following your post for while now and you always come with new ideas and great information.

    Thanks lot!

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  84. Hey Thanks For sharing Great article your article is very informative and very useful to all.

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  85. Thank you for helping me, I am looking for this help, finally found a helpful guide on this topic, keep sharing and keep helping people.

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  86. Hi sir. I am a newbie. I am using godaddy starter cpanel Linux hosting plan.But it has some limitation like 30gb data space and 512mb CPU usage. how I can migrate my website to another hosting.

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  87. ujawal singh

    A very good day Sir,
    My name is Ujawal Singh and I am your one of the very big fan, I read all your blogs and they all are wonderful and useful for me as I am also a blogger. Sir, actually I want to add a content on my blog related to “How to design any website using WordPress: within 15 mins.”. Sir, actually I used your webpage (http://www.bloggersideas.com/how-to-launch-a-self-hosted-wordpress-blog/) as a reference to my blog. Sir, the main aim of writing this comment is that I want to get interact with you either in e-mail or through facebook, so that I can increase my knowledge over Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
    Hoping you will reply soon me on the e-mail
    Thanking you in anticipation

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  88. Thanks for Information about WordPress Blog . Your Article is impressive and very informative. I am now regular visitor of your website and bookmarked it.

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  89. Mickey

    Hi Jitendra,

    Thanks for sharing another Informative article, very well written and presented in a simple way. I’ll definitely follow your advice. it is a comprehensive article about selecting the quality hosting for setup a new blog. This step by step guidance by you will make it easy for new bloggers like me to set up their blog in 10 Minutes or less. I enjoy reading here as always.
    Keep motivating us & Keep sharing Thanks a lot !!
    Regards,
    Mickey

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  90. Brijesh Tiwari

    Very useful article for all the newbies like me out there, you have also shared information about hosting at cheap price. Thank you so much, it helped me a lot to start my first WordPress blog BLOGGERFACT.COM .

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  91. mohan

    thanks for helping to launch our first wordpress blog. we love the way u write. its so simple that even bigneer like us installed the wordpress in first attempt.
    we love bloggersideas 🙂

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  92. Hey Jitendra I am hosting a blog with ipage. But now I think I move to bluehost because all bloggers say that bluehost is best. Thank you for this useful article.

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  93. Depeak Kumar

    Hi Jitendra, Thanks for giving these perfectly useful tips regarding launch of a new self hosted word press blog with in a 10 mins. Simply like the way how you have explain all this…

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  94. Sai kiran

    That’s really a great information. Thanks for sharing it.

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  95. Worth full information about blogging to the newbies. I feel blue host is best one to choose a quality hosting is really important for any blog website. Loved the way you have explained the information’s clearly.

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  96. Elliot Estrine

    Thanks for giving the tips on launching a self hosting wordpress blog. A very good article to read.

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  97. KKC

    Great article.

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  98. Deepika Bisht

    I’m already used bluehost. Bluehost service very good easy cPanel and 24×7 support!!!

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  99. Great stuff, I learned lots of ideas through this and I’m pretty sure it will help me a lot.

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  100. Great article. Please keep up the good work and keep enlightening us with all the new developments in the WordPress blog.

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  101. Hey Jitendra,
    First of all I want to thank you for this article and mention in details – how to make a blog.
    Keep writing and keep helping.

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  102. Hi Jithendra,

    This post is very helpful for who want to join the blogging field. Thank you very much for the step by step tutorial.

    The tips you provided are easy to follow by any one.

    All the best.

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  103. Really Nice Stuff , I learned Lot of Things From Bloggersideas 🙂

    Thanks For Sharing Valuable Information ..

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  104. Deslauriers Twins Toronto

    Wow!

    This is definitely a nice read for me. I had to read this one keenly because I have recently been studying and implementing some few changes to my blog. Tells why I had to really focus on spending my time to study what you had to share here, Jitendra!

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  105. Great article. Thank you so much, for providing me with this wonderful article. Your Article is impressive and very informative.

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  106. Great post! Blogging is great for people who are independent. Starting is tough but if you stick with it, it can be extremely rewarding.

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  107. Adil Mirza

    thank you jitendra for being kind in telling the exact wordpress blog stats, I was searching this for a long time. please include how should It takes to have our blog noticed by maximum people?

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  108. Ravinder

    Hai..,
    Thanks for the article about how to launch a WordPress blog. I am going to launch a WordPress blog on my website. This will help for my new blog. Thank you for the awesome work!!

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  109. naveen

    Hai..,Thanks for the article about how to launch a WordPress blog. I am going to launch a WordPress blog on my website. This will help for my new blog. Thank you for the awesome work!!

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  110. Fahad Nizar

    This article is very helpful for me… Thank you

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  111. Moe Benatar

    Good article just bookmarked it for later when launching a WordPress blog on my website.

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  112. yogesh Godhani

    hi sir
    very nice article
    Really Nice Stuff , I learned Lot of Things From Bloggers ideas.

    Reply  
  113. Krish

    Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

    I am also using BleuHost and their support is something I liked a lot.

    Reply  
  114. Shaikh Muneer

    Nice, Informative article for newbies

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  115. Kalu Dhaker

    Thanks sir,
    I want to write blogger daily but I don’t know how can I start this.

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  116. 4 mahine se WordPress.com pr blogging kr rha hoon blogging ke bare me bhut si poste padhi lekin jo jankari ek is post me mil gayi vo sb me bhi nhi mil pai your genius bhai
    Blogger ki madad krne liye bahut bahut dhanyawad

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  117. amit kumar

    Hi
    keep posting these kind of articles it inspires to every internet newbie like me.
    continue your good work.

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  118. keep posting these kind of articles it inspires to every internet newbie like me.
    continue your good work.

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  119. i liked this post by you here is all that thing which is needed to start a blogging …

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  120. Yo! Bro. After a long time on your blog. It’s an awesome piece of content. Well written.

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  121. Nekraj @SEOFREETIPS

    Hi Sir!
    Really Good post ! Appreciate it.
    Well I have a doubt/question “Which hosting is best for event blogging? I am doing event blogging on Fifa World Cup 2018.”

    Cheers:Nekraj
    P.S I have tweeted this great post.

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  122. great artical very help full for me thanks

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  123. Pawan Pratap Singh

    Hi Jitendra,
    Your All posts are detailed and highly informative. i usually visit your blog and get the solution of common blogging problems. can you guide us on some of the reliable and good web hosts. which web host services are you availing at present.

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  124. Great post for the beginners to be boosted for launching a WordPress blog.

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  125. SEO Training Community

    We have adopted this blog post in our training syllabus. Thanks for sharing great article.

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  126. jay

    Hi Jitendra,
    Very Superb Article.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this information

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  127. Amandeep

    Sir i want to know more about Guest post please share tutorial about guest post.

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  128. Chandan Kumar

    For independent people blogging is the best option, I know it is little tough in starting but it is a great source of earning.
    Thanks for sharing this great article.

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  129. Wow! What an amazing read it was.

    It’s a must-have read for all the people who’re gonna start a blog of their own without the need of any coding experience.

    Thanks for sharing such a nice and helpful post for your audience.

    Regards,
    SM

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  130. seema

    supeb article .it completed all the topics clearly for beginner.thank you sir for sharing this.

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  131. Munish Davessar

    The Article is really very informative and useful. I appreciate the hard work done to share this with us.

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  132. Abhishek prasad

    Dear Jitendra, your site is extremely useful & I heard many things from this site.
    Thank you so much

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  133. Munish Ddavessar

    Its been a wonderful article. Very useful and well written

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  134. ER pratik

    SIR
    i want to ask a question as is it safe to use free cracked theme for wordpress blog.How does it affects security.

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  135. Nithi

    As per the article, these steps are useful for newbie bloggers
    1) Pick a domain name
    2) Select web hosting
    3) Then select the platform(CMS like WordPress) for blogging
    4) Install the CMS
    5) After installation, start writing blog posts and publish it

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  136. Deepak yadav

    Very useful article for all the newbies like me out there, you have also shared information about hosting at a cheap price.
    Thank you so much, it helped me a lot to start my first WordPress blog.

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  137. Manoj

    Hello Jitendra,
    Very helpful article for all of the beginners like me out there, you also have shared information about hosting at affordable price. Thanks so much, it helped me a whole lot to begin my first WordPress site.

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  138. Lê Huy

    Hey bro, this is good instruction to me. But I need to purchase themes or can use free themes on internet ???

    Reply  
  139. Arjuna

    How about effectiveness backlink right now?

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  140. Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, thank you so much for writing this great blog here for us.

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  141. New in the blogging life every one wants some help from experienced blogger and your article really helpful to us.
    Thank you

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    Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, thank you so much for writing this great blog here for us.

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  143. Hey bro
    you rocked with this post. All things are explained in detail…Thanks for this one..

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    I like this post and thanks for sharing great articles.

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    Thank you sir for sharing this info…

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    Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, thank you so much for writing this great blog here for us.

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  147. Prashant Singh

    Recently Started Blogging After Reading Your Blog I Actually Earned More Confidence .

    Thank You So Much For All Tips It’s Really Informative.

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  148. Good One! It helps beginners sure!

    Thanks for Sharing.

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  149. krishi

    Hey! Thanks for sharing this amazing article! Very informative and helpful. keep it up

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  150. Awesome.. I successfully started my Viral blog using this tutorial. its handy and it saved me some money. I prefer word press than any CMS. I feel super.

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    hi Jitendra Vaswani
    nice article keep up the good work.

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    Hi
    Its very great article , thanks for sharing such useful information , keep it up ..!!
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    This is the most in depth article on how to start a blog I think I have ever seen. It is as step by step as you can get. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!

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  167. Rahul Das

    Oh, what a great and detailed post that was. Really sir , I was looking for this kind of tutorial on how to start my own blog. Your post helped me a lot. Thanks for sharing the valuable article with us. 🙂

    Sir, is it a good practice if I start my blog with a free hosting provider ??

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  168. Deep Shah

    Wow! I am astonished by the simplicity and detail with which you have explained the blogging process. I was thinking to start blogging for my cleaning business in order to drive more traffic and after going through your blog I have got the confidence and basic knowledge about blogging and will start doing it very soon. Thank you for explaining the whole process in detail. Much appreciated!

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  173. Harshit Raikwar

    Amazing info you have shared with us, brother. Especially newbie for me. Great explanation with the best presentation. I’m shocked to hear it, Over 6.5 million people across the globe blog on blogging sites. Yeah, it was a really shocking moment for me.

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  181. Sadaf Wakeel

    Hi Jitendra,

    A very well written article with simple steps for new bloggers. Keep posting these interesting and informative articles.

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  182. Aarthi

    Its been a wonderful article. Very useful and well written. Lots of insights on self hosted wordpress blog.

    Reply  
  183. melroy pinto

    thank you for this wonderful article I just started my blog so I needed some information on hosting so thank you for providing that information

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    Its very easy and helpfull.Thanks for sharing with us

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  189. Sagar Sahni

    Very good tutorial. It is simple and step by step which newbie can follow it. Thanks

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  190. mina kumari

    There is no comparison between WordPress.org and others. Self hosted WordPress is a great platform for blogging. That is why I personally started my blog on wordpress.
    Thanks for your valuable knowledge and make us to earn something from internet.

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    hlo jitender
    It was nice blog for begineer but i want to know some people say that there are some websites which provide free hosting so hosting by them is good or bad.
    thanks for posting
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    Very Useful inforemation Sir.
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