How to Start Your Own Blog in 2021

Let me just give you guys the tips that NO ONE else would give when it comes to blogging. You’re welcome btw loooool. Firstly, if you’re doing this as a form of income you will need to be 18 as any form of advertising/ affiliate marketing will confiscate your blog otherwise. But if you’re like me and just enjoy writing and need a place to just splash everything – blogging is definitely for you. 

Now obviously I can say that I’ve had formal training to start my own blog but in the end I realised that it isn’t necessary. But at least it’ll gain you more certificates! You just need to have common sense because the only hard part is getting started! The rest just falls into place and next thing you know you’ve got roughly 500 visitors!!! With that being said, you’ll need a minimum of 50 blog posts to start gaining an audience of your niche. 

Pick a name + the niche you're going for.

This probably is the most important step. You need to go for a unique, out of the box name that screams the niche that you want to go into! Whether it be food or health (two VERY good niches to make money in) – it is totally up to you. But what you can’t do is generate all kinds of audiences from everywhere. If you are going for a food blog – STICK TO IT. Don’t move onto other niches because your content needs to be organic! People should look at your blog for at least five minutes – (that reminds me: you need to set up a plugin to view your analytics – you may use google site kit like me or monsters insight). 

You would want your website/blog to be talked about! So having random names will make people think who the hell is that lolll. However – if you have an eye-catching, brilliant name it builds your niche marketing up too because it’ll look way more professional. 

Buy a Domain and get Hosting for your blog!!!!

Now my dad gave me a very good analogy for this. Your domain is like the roof over your house and your hosting is the land that you’re living in! Two VERYYY important things. Your domain is the name that you choose to go with (and you stick to it) and I would recommend to go for the .com instead of .co.uk because it’s just much easier and looks better in my opinion. You will have to renew your domain name once every year and the website that I used is called Namecheap

The hosting – e.g. shared hosting – a good analogy would be that if you were to rent each room in a property then it will become too much sometimes, and if you all need the toilet at once – CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE? LOL. Similarly, if you put too many websites on to one server it will cause problems and you’re almost placing quantity on top of quality which is wrong. 

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is like an upgrade of shared hosting. It is like when you get your own flat but you still have some issues. For example, sharing your play areas/gardens etc. 

Lastly, we have the dedicated hosting. Obviously I’m going to relate it to the house where we have an entire server for 1 individual. It is going to be pricey but if you have savings then I’d say GO FOR IT! I think we can agree that all three of these options have pros and cons but you just got to start with the basics if you’re new to all this. 

Exciting part... Install WordPress

Now if you’ve skipped the previous step, then you simply cannot do this. You’ll need to fill in every detail & create an account with WordPress (which is the best for blogs – I’ve tried Wix but theirs just gives me full on website vibes, and we don’t want it to look too formal righttt).

Activate Plugins & Play Around W the Dashboard

O em jeee! The amount of times my dad has told me to just play around with the dashboard instead of helping me fix my issue. But in the end he was right LOOOL. You need to literally click on every single thing that’s on your toolbar and just see how it is. Yes you will make mistakes. You might even hate it at first but in order to get better we all have to make mistakes. 

Now to the plugins part. There will be a section on plugins where you are able to download them to make your site better & secure. I have also purchased SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) which you soon-to-become bloggers can look into on youtube! Some additional plugins will include ‘Elementor’, ‘Essential Add ons for Elementor’ and ‘LiteSpeed Cache’.

Ahh, to the soothing part.. GET WRITING!

If you made it here, SO PROUD of you! You have to now just do your thing and post lengthy, quality based content with around 700-1000 words! The more the better to be honest – sometimes quantity matters too lolll. 

All you need to remember is, visitors won’t come the next day, it will take months and months of posting for them to gradually increase – UNLESS you sign up to an affiliate marketing ASAP – e.g. maxbounty. 

Hope you’re all enjoying active sans because this stuff takes effort okay lol bye 🙂

 

XOXO, SANA

21 thoughts on “How to Start Your Own Blog in 2021”

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  2. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m
    trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords
    but I’m not seeing very good gains. If you
    know of any please share. Kudos!

  3. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type
    on a number of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform.

    I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into
    it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

    1. Hi,
      Go to your wordpress dashboard, click tools & scroll down and press the ‘download export file’ button – I would recommend you save it to your desktop as its easier that way. Then you can just go to the new website’s dashboard, on tools and click ‘import’, choose the XML file and finish by clicking ‘upload file and import’ button. Hope that helps, XOXO SANA

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