Are you looking for different ways to grow your business?
Or maybe more ways to earn passive income?
So read the following article and get to know how to set a blog with WordPress.
What is a WordPress blog?
WordPress is one of the best CMS (Content Management System) for a blogger. This website makes helps you make your blog attractive, and that your blog posts look good. Because in turn, such posts will help you generate more leads. And thus help increase traffic for your post.
So let us look at some steps to set up a WordPress blog –
Select a platform for your blog
For starters, you will need a website on which you can create your blog. The most common one used by bloggers is WordPress. Because this website is user friendly and easy to use. Many beginners prefer to use WordPress as a starting tool. So check out the WordPress site and get started for your blog.
Choose a topic for your blog
You are aiming to make this blog a success. So pick a topic that will serve you well now, and in the future as well. Choosing a topic is the most important step for a blogger. And this step is not easy. It requires enough time and effort. For this, you need to make sure of the following –
- Pick a topic you have good knowledge about.
- A topic that will interest your audience.
Choose a domain name for your blog
This is another important step as a blogger ready to start. The domain name is one that the visitor is going to search for and click on. For example –
It is very important that you must pick a name that is attractive to the visitor. But make sure it is easy to read and spell. And something that is not too confusing for the reader. The visitor should be motivated to click and read your blog. Also, the blog name should preferably suggest what the blog is regarding.
There are various sites that give you examples to choose the correct blog/domain name.
Choose the right web hosting for your blog
A web host is a server where your blog will be active. These servers help your blog run online 24 hours of the day. They are cheap and their subscriptions start as low as 59/- Rupees a month.
Here are a few webs hosting sites that are recommended –
- A2 Hosting
Know more about WordPress hosting read our article Top 10 Best Hosting For WordPress in 2020
Other than just web hosting, they provide benefits such as –
- High bandwidth
- Large storage space
- Free domain transfers
- Business emails
- 24 hours available customer service
- Entire back up of your blog content
- Daily/Weekly updates
- Frequent upgrades
- Money-back guarantee
DNS (Domain Name System)
DNS is for connect your domain and hosting each other.
Then Install WordPress in your hosting to start setup your blog.
Basic set up of your blog
Once you have completed the above pre-requisites, you have to set up the blog on WordPress. You have to make sure that your site is attractive. Because this will help the visitor remember your blog. It will also attract the visitor to read and spend more time on your blog. For this, you have to make sure that the design is right. You are lucky here, as WordPress has a lot of free themes to pick from. You can pick any theme that suits your page and you find the most attractive.
Add pages to your blog
Make sure to add the following to your website –
- About your blog.
- About yourself.
- Contact details.
Add features and Plugins
In order to make your site more desirable, you should enhance it. This can be done by adding extra features that improve the experience of the visitor. Few examples are as follows –
- Yoast SEO (improves the readability and standard of your blog post)
- AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress
- Optin chats (chat boxes that improve the user experience to personalize)
- Schema – All In One Schema Rich Snippets
- W3 Total Cache
Planning your content
You have to write the right content for your blog. And hence you have to plan it right. What to write? How many words to write? What will engage the reader? Grammatically the content should be correct. Also, it should be easy to read by everyone. And written in plain and simple language.
You can use the following to make your content better –
Writing and posting your blog
Here you have to make sure o the following-
- Write as if you are talking to the person in front of you.
- Make an article of 1000+ words.
- Do not copy content. Be creative with what you write.
- Write in simple language.
- Include images, videos, and links.
- Ask the reader to comment and give their feedback and suggestions.
- Lastly, run it through apps to check for errors.
Now you are done with setting your blog and writing your post. The main aim of your blog is to attract more people. You desire to have more readers and subscribers for your blog.
Let me give you some tips on how to do that –
- Quality content of the post.
- Notifications to the users.
- Convert visitors to subscribers.
- Buy traffic
- Advertise and socialize more.
As a blogger, you always have to advertise your page and blogs on various social media platforms like-
I hope the article above helped you as an aspiring blogger. Also hope my research on this topic helped increase your knowledge in the subject.
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