If you want to learn how to start a free blog you’re in the right place, however, if, at some point you want to make money from your blog and treat it as a business, I would strongly advise that you don’t have a completely free one but to invest a tiny amount to own your own domain name and have it hosted for you.
By tiny amount, I mean about $70 for TWO YEARS. Here’s why it’s worth paying that little bit for your blog.
Have you ever heard someone say they are a blogger and wondered what on earth they are talking about?
It’s funny to think now, but just a few years ago that is exactly what happened to me.
I was on holiday in the Caribbean and I saw 2 girls who did nothing for 2 weeks other than pose around the pool and hotel gardens. I was fascinated by them.
The whole fortnight they were constantly changing clothes and donning hats and other accessories while posing in the most un-natural ways for the camera.
Hello and welcome back for the 7th and final lesson of this series. I am so proud of you for making it this far with me.
I hope that I have got you to where you wanted to be a little quicker than if you had had to figure all this out on your own, if so, my work is done and I am very happy. If not, tell me what I could do better to help you.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 6 you can catch up here:
So now you know pretty much all there is to know to get your blog off to a flying start. You know how to choose your niche, how to find their pain points, how to research keywords, how to use those keywords to get found on Google and how to promote your blog successfully online.
A massive well done to you! Give yourself a huge pat on the back from me 🙂
Wow, can you believe that we are on lesson 6 already? You have done amazingly well keeping up with all the challenges and doing all the hard work that is going to get your blog off to a flying start.
If you missed lessons 1 – 5 you can catch up here:
Hello and welcome back for lesson 5 where we are going to be looking at adding those other 5 posts and then telling the world that you exist.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 4 you can catch up here:
I also need to point out that this blog contains some affiliate links which means that if you click on them and then go on to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This is one of the ways that I monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this in a later lesson.
Okay, let’s get going with lesson 5
Phew, are you still with me? That was a bit of a task wasn’t it? I’m very impressed with your efforts though, and glad you are still with me after all of that technical stuff.
It gets easier form here so relax and enjoy the ride.
If you missed lessons 1 – 3 you can catch up here:
Hello and welcome back to lesson 3 for new bloggers. It’s nice to have you back and I hope you are ready to start getting serious about your blog now that you have already done so much of the hard work.
As usual, I remind you that this blog contains affiliate links which means that if you click on any of them and then go on to make a purchase i will get paid a small commission at no cost to you. This is one way that I monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this in future lessons 🙂
Welcome back! I see you have not been put off by lesson 1 then? That’s good. A lot of people stumble a the first hurdle because they realise that blogging is going to take some work.
If you missed lesson 1 you can catch up by clicking here.
Well good for you. I’m glad you’ve decided to come back for another dollop and I promise it’s going to get a bit more exciting from now on.
In this series of lessons for new bloggers I am going to try and teach you what to do, when to do it and where to do it.
I am going to show you the real-life struggles that you will face and the sheer enjoyment you can get out of blogging.
I am going to show you how you can make a living from your blog – if you work hard and do all the necessary things to make it happen.
Okay, so you all know by now that I’m no spring chicken. I am a baby boomer (over 50) and so technology has sometimes been hard for me to grapple with.
I didn’t know what a blogger was until just a few years ago, and I had no idea that people spent their days videoing themselves to show the world how they lived their lives. Vlogging it seems is the new blogging 🙂