Are you a newbie blogger? Do you want to start blogging? Are you already a blogger thats looking to move on to their next big thing in their blogging career? Well then you’ve come to the right place because today I’m going to help you just do that!
First Step for ANY Newbie Blogger is to Find Platforms to Practice Blogging.
Now, if you’re a newbie blogger then you might want to try out blogging before professionally indulging in it and if that’s the case there are numerous websites that offer free domain hosting like blogger, wordpress.com, and Tumblr. These sites do not charge you anything to create your own domain and although this may sound like a sweet deal at first there are plenty of drawbacks to free hosting when it comes to professional blogging.
Free Hosting becomes a hindrance for Professional Blogging
- Free blogs allow for very limited control, often denying you access to tweak the code and customize the blog.
- Not only that but Google doesn’t see it as a professional blog post and thus does not give it priority in its results. Only once you start using professional paid blog hosting software will Google seriously consider your results as helpful.
- However the biggest drawback that i see to free hosting is the inability for you to develop your own Brand. When it comes to branding, since you don’t have your own domain name, it seems less professional and fewer people take your brand seriously.
Kick Start your Professional Blogging!
Now, what if you want to professionally start blogging? There are a few tools you will absolutely require to push your blog onto that level.
Ever heard of WordPress?
‘Wordpress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.’
Blog Hosting Providers
Now once you have purchased your WordPress theme. You will need to choose a blog hosting provider. The most popular ones at the moment are Inmotion Hosting, Hub, Site Ground, Blue Host,Host Gator, Host Papa, Fat Cow, Webhostingpad.com. Even Godaddy has some amazing sales going on right now.
I personally recommend Inmotion Hosting since it gives one of the best services for an economical price as compared to the others on the list. It allows free domain and up to 2 websites plus unlimited disk space, bandwidth and email size, not to mention multiple other perks that come along with it!
I also recommend Siteground for someone who may have a little budget for instance upto 3.95 Pounds/Month. You get an excellent deal with multiple websites and unto 20 GB storage. You may also get free website transfers. So for someone who is tired of paying the wordpress high priced themes can easily transfer their domains to Siteground. This is something i personally did for my own company websites.
Once you’ve gotten both of these and have created your domain and you’re practically ready to start blogging!