How To Start A Blog In 2019? (8 Steps)

So, you are planning to start a blog in 2019 but you do not have any idea how to start a blog, right?

How To Start A Blog In 2019?

Don’t worry, I will help you out to start a blog in 2019 from scratch to end. It will be very easy, simple and easy to understand. So let’s have a look.

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Also, Blogging is the best way to learn the Digital Marketing. It will help you to understand SEO, Social Media Marketing and other aspects of digital marketing.

8 Main Steps to Start a Blog in 2019

Below are the five main steps to start a blog.

Choose a blogging platform

Before choosing any blogging platform, you need to ask yourself whether you want a professional blog or you want to blog for your hobby?

If you want to blog for your hobby then there are several free blogging platforms like Blogger, Tumblr and if you want a professional blog then I would suggest you to start with WordPress.

WordPress has more than 82 million active users worldwide.

Features of WordPress:

  • Easy set-up
  • Tons of free themes and plugins
  • Massive support forum
  • Easy to navigate

Self-hosting or free hosting

Now, you have to decide whether you want to run the blog on free hosting of self-hosting. I would suggest you to have self-hosting.

Blogger, Tumblr provides free hosting but it does have downsides, like you will get the domain name like myblog.blogspot.com or myblog.tumblr.com.

There are certain limits to free blogs. For example, you won’t get more free themes and plugins and you will be also not able to fully monetize it.

Start a blog on custom domain and self-hosting

I’m considering that you have purchased a custom domain and self-hosting and now it’s time to install WordPress.

  • Domain: The URL of the website is called domain. For example: Facebook.com (facebook.com is the domain.)
  • Hosting: An online space where your website lies is called hosting.

Once you have installed the WordPress, all you have to do is to go to your WP-Admin page (www.myblog.com/wp-admin) and start blogging.

How to design your WordPress blog

Once you logged in to your WordPress dashboard, first thing you have to do is to change the theme. There are thousands of themes in the WordPress repository. There are free as well as paid themes.

WordPress theme

Once you logged in to your WordPress dashboard, first thing you have to do is to change the theme. There are thousands of themes in the WordPress repository. There are free as well as paid themes.

I would suggest you to select free theme initially and install it. But please make sure the theme is updated, comes with support, has a good reviews and ratings.

Use a Page Builder

With a page builder, you can create a professional blog even if you don’t have any design knowledge. It helps you to customize your layout with a drag and drop interface.

It will help you to create the exact look of the blog, which you would have seen in the preview.

According to me, Elementor is the best plugin, however; there are several plugins which you may like.

Logo and Navigation menu

When a visitor visit your blog, the first thing they encounter is the logo and navigation menu. Hence your header should look professional.

When a visitor visit your blog, the first thing they encounter is the logo and navigation menu. Hence your header should look professional.

Create a clear navigation menu at the top. For example: Home, About page, Services, Contact, Disclaimer and Privacy policy.

Create attractive and useful content

Now, here comes the very important part of blogging, which is to create attractive and useful content. You may have heard the saying “Content is the King”. No matter how beautifully you have designed your blog, if your content is not attractive and useful, you will not get traffic on your blog. So, spend more time to create great and eye-catchy content.

Publish and promote the posts

So far, so you have learned how to start a blog in 2019. After creating the content, you need to publish and promote your post.

But from where will you start promoting your posts?

Below are some of the best ways to start sharing your posts and getting visitors.

  • Social Media

Social media is the first place you need to promote your posts. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, Google+ are the best social media platforms to promote your posts.

You can also run a paid campaign on different social media platforms to promote your posts.

You need to join groups on every social media platforms where you can share your posts.

  • Guest Posts

Guest posting is a method of writing content for a different blog for the relevant niche and you get a link to your blog. So ideally, it a win-win situations for both blog owners.

To find blogs for guest posting, go to Google and search “Keyword” + write for us.

  • Commenting on other blogs

Commenting on other blogs is also a best way to promote your posts. The only thing you need to do is to engage regularly on these blogs comments and put the relevant link while commenting.

I hope, you must have liked this article (How To Start A Blog in 2019) and will implement this method. Please feel free to ask any query.

Syed Mudassir Jafri Author

Syed Mudassir Jafri is the founder of Digital Jafri. He has a very deep interest in digital marketing and blogging.

Comments

    Hello Draw Easy

    (February 18, 2019 - 8:55 am)

    Hi there! This article could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

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