Blogs are one of the fastest growing Web platforms. Every day, hundreds of people start their adventure to publish and share all kinds of their content, knowledge, and experiences on the Internet.
Some do it as a hobby, with no specific purpose. Others want to monetize their efforts and make money. Whatever your case is, WordPress is undoubtedly the best choice to create a blog.
What it takes to create a blog with WordPress?
Here we present the basic and essential requirements:
With web hosting services you can host all your information online and that is accessible to users. If you don’t opt for hosting, your articles and publications could only be seen on your computer and would not be visible on the World Wide Web.
A hosting account can be purchased at around Rs 109/per month for unlimited bandwidth, email accounts and more( view plans here). You can also opt for Hosting service that is specially designed for WordPress platform (know more here).
In addition to hosting, so that your blog is on the Internet, you need a domain which will be your unique identification on the Web. Domain examples: www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.facebook.com, www.milesweb.com.
The cost of a domain is minimum Rs 225/ per year. We recommend you to think about the name you will choose, because once you buy it, you cannot change unless you choose a new one and have to start over from the beginning.
The name will depend largely on the purpose of your blog. You can use your own name or you may prefer to invent an attractive and easy to remember one that can be converted into a brand.
Everything depends on your needs.
A good configuration
Since you have your hosting and install WordPress on your domain, it is time to configure it properly. This includes basic changes as users, date, email, onsite optimization for SEO, and everything that you need to start getting traffic.
Design, structure, and optimization. These three words define this stage.
The most important pillar of any blog is the content. But not just any kind of content, you need to devote time and effort to make the information we publish is of quality and really help people in the niche market we are focused.
On the Internet, there are thousands of blogs containing “junk” that does not add anything special. If your plan is to do something like them, the results will not be good.
Do not hesitate to spend time in writing the best possible content. There can also be videos and audios. There is no limit!
Web Traffic Plan
The first weeks and months of your start are complicated since there is almost no Web traffic or simply saying no readers for your publications. That’s why you have to create a good traffic plan where you include the different traffic sources you will use in the future on both short and long term.
- Email marketing
- SEO strategy
- Paid traffic
The important thing is to be consistent. There is no point creating a plan if it not implemented or carried out on a daily basis. The long-term approach is a key here because the results are not immediate.
This is the basic combination of needs and planning the utilization of tools to start your WordPress blog. Actually the most basic and essential is a hosting and a domain, but it is important to mention the rest because, without that, the blog is not something that will really work properly.
Keep your goals clear and work daily to grow your blog and achieve the results you seek.