This article will guide you through how to start a blog with $25 only.
Blogging is one of the popular ways you can share your thoughts and make your opinions known to others. But the question, how to start a blog will be answered in this article.
Learn how to do it from someone who knows. If you rush in, the probability of rushing out is extremely high. And you may end up giving up.
“if you are going to do something for the rest of your life, don’t just stop at the 4th month.” SirPhren
Differences Between WordPress and Blogspot
HOW TO START A BLOG
STEP 1: Choose your Niche
STEP 2: Choose your platform
Get your preferred CMS (Content Management System either WordPress or Blogspot) you want to use. There are numerous platforms you can start a blog but I recommend WordPress and Blogspot for you. The two offer free domain as in yourblogname.Wordpress.com or yourblog.blogspot.com.
But, it would be of advantageous to know the differences before starting off on the free accounts which have dealt with above. So you won’t make the mistake I made years ago.
1). WordPress.com (free and paid plans)
2). WordPress.org (Self-hosted WordPress blog)( paid)
WordPress.com has four plans;
3). Business $299/year
4). VIP $5000
STEP 3: Buy Host and Domain
Get a host and custom domain for your blog. If you would go ahead with wordpress.org you would need to buy a host and a domain.
WordPress.org is self hosted and the hosting service and domain are what you will pay for. I use and recommend namecheap for host and domain.
The payment for host and domain are annually, which will be renewed every year.
Web hosting company provides you with disk space which serves as storage for your blog/website. You can get your domain as low as 10USD for the first year and your host between 25-50$ or more depending on your pocket.