Update: I have recently found a site that provides everything you need to create your own money making website – including hosting, and it’s free!
If you are interested in starting your own blog, don’t be intimidated by the unknown. Using the right resources, you can create your own blog within minutes and also easily change the look and design of the blog whenever you like.
For instance, say you like dogs, you could write blog posts about your experiences with them and link to products and services related to the care of dogs. You can receive a percentage of each sale made through these links if you sign up as an affiliate with the products you link to.
This is a great way to bring in money from your blog. You can create your own blog for free, and use paid hosting, or have the blog hosted for you, also for free. Keep your blog updated often with new content in order to get the best results. You can get a good free blog from these two reliable sources online.
To create your own blog with minimal effort, try blogger.com. This may seem daunting, but it is actually quite easy. The procedure takes little time to get your new blog ready to go. A good blog can attract a multitude of followers, and many of them will be interested in visiting your affiliate links or advertisements that can be featured throughout.
Go to blogger.com and click on “create your account now”. Input your name as you would like it to appear, and choose your blog title. Research for good keywords for the title and content. You can choose the first part of the URL – www.”youdecide”.blogspot.com. Submit this information, then select a template for your blog. Now, on to the fun part!
The next screen is the blogger dashboard where you can manage your blog. Now, you begin posting to your blog when you like. There are plenty features on these blogs, so you can upload images etc. Use well researched keywords in your posts and post titles. Tell people about your blog and invite them to post comments. Post relevant comments on other blogs related to your topic.
Another free platform you can use to create your own blog can be found at wordpress.com. If you would like to host the blog with your own domain name, you can download the software and installation instructions at wordpress.org. WordPress blogs feature hundreds of plug-ins and “widgets” that allow you to customise everything to your liking.
If you want your own unique domain name and full control over your site, you will need to purchase a hosting plan for your pages, and a domain name (e.g. www.yoursite.com) in order to get it online. You probably should research for some good niche keywords in your target market and base your domain name on this. Also, be sure to register it before you get hosting. Use a reputable domain registry service to register your domain name.
A hosting provider maintains the online computers (servers) that store and transmit your website to anyone on the Internet. It is important to choose a reliable host that offers plenty of storage and bandwidth so your site won’t run slow or go offline frequently.
You can get good, reliable hosting for as little as $1.99 a month.
Up-time is among the highest in the business and live agents are available 24 hours a day to help you if needed. I use webhostingpad.com and I’ve never had any problems. Be sure to look at all the packages they have. I believe the $4.95/Mo. plan offers unlimited domains for the same price.
Considering all the powerful platforms available online today, it is easier than ever to create your own blog. When you decide to enter the blogosphere, be sure to utilize all the latest resources to help you start out with minimal cost and effort. Blogging can be a fun and lucrative way to earn extra income from home.
Wishing you online success,
Author: Ludwig E. Parker