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How to Start a Successful Blog in 2018 in Malawi? I heard you ask.
Do you really want to know how to start a successful blog from scratch? Well, I guess the answer is “yes”. If that is the case then you’re on the right page. Seat back and relax as I take you through the necessary steps to start a blog.
It took me so much time to start a blog way back in 2014. This was the case because when I was starting my first blog I knew too little about blogging. I however, will with the use of this how to guide help you quicken the process of starting your blog.
What is a Blog?-
A blog is a dynamic website which constantly updated usually by one person. Of course there are some blogs that are updated by more than one person. Blogs which are managed by different people are what we call multi author blogs. Good examples of multi author blogs are news blogs where you have different people writing in different categories.
Besides being updated regularly blogs are personalized websites where bloggers show the readers the world as is seen in their eyes. A person who manages a blog is called a blogger.
Why Start a blog in Malawi or elsewhere?
There are many varied reasons why people start blogs these days. Some have long-term goals while others are short term purposes. Let me highlight some reasons why people start blogs.
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Write to get exposure
Some people choose blogs as a way to make themselves or their bland to be known. Blogs are powerful tools people use to promote products and services. Blogs help bloggers to get connected to like-minded people across the web.
Become better writers
Writing like many other skills improves with practice. The more one writes the better they become at it. So if you want to improve your writing skills blogging may be better platform for you. Furthermore, you can also set up your self-publishing career through blogging.
Make money online
It is no secret that blogs are lucrative ways to make money online. One thing that makes blogs as a popular means of making money online is because they need less capital to start (MK41 0000 ). When all the processes are efficiently done a blog can be a source of passive income for the owner. Bloggers are among some of the people who make money while they are asleep.
Blogging for fun
To some people blogging is for fun or just to pass time.
What technical skills do I need to start a successful blog?
You don’t need any technical skills to start a successful blog. No need of coding. All you need to have is the ability to read and write great content. Blogging is about creating content. Content is king. WordPress handles most of the technical part for you
How to start a successful blog in 2018 in 6 easySteps?
To start a blog takes about 30 minutes. Below is a summary of the 6 major steps to consider when starting a blog.
- Decide what to blog about (blog niche)
- Choosing the best blogging platform (I recommend WordPress )
- Buy reliable web hosting
- Find a top level domain name
- Install the WordPress
- Customize your blog
Step 1: Decide what to blog about (Niche selection)
Niche selection is crucial step when you want to start a successful blog. Before everything else define what is it that you want to blog about. Make sure you have a clear picture on what you want to blog about. Factors that you may consider when selecting blog niche are passion and profitability. If you blog for fun you can simply start writing blogs about the things you love. However, when blogging for money make sure you do keyword research to decide provit viability of the chosen niche.
Step 2: Choose among the most popular blog platforms
There are many popular blogging platforms. WordPress and blogger are by far the most popular blogging platforms. As a matter of fact, WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. I use and recommend WordPress to the readers this site.
Step 3: Find cheap WordPress hosting services
The next important step when you want to start a successful blog is finding reliable web hosting. Investing in reliable and affordable web hosting should be a priority if you want to be to start a successful blog. If you are looking for cheap web hosting then go no further than Hostinger. I current host all my sites with Hostinger because I find their hosting services cheap, reliable and have good customer support.
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Step 4: Buy good top level domain name
A domain name is the address to your online home, your blog. Stating a successful blog requires picking a domain name that is easy to remember and spell. A good domain name is short and brandable. It may also be keyword rich such that it helps readers to know what the blog is all about.
The good thing is that if you buy hosting from Hostinger they give you a free domain name. I purchase domain names for my sites from Namecheap. Top level domains have the extensions of dot-com, dot-net and dot org.
Step 5: Install WordPress using auto installer
Once you’ve bought cheap web hosting from Hostinger and good domain names from Namecheap then you’re now ready to start a successful blog by installing the best blogging platform, WordPress. Installing WordPress on Hostinger is easy by using a one click auto installer. Once you click auto installer seat back and take some coffee. Within five minutes your blog will be live.
Step 6: Theme installation and blog customization.
The very last step in when you want to start a successful blog is to install a fast loading and SEO optimized theme. Themes give the nice looking framework of websites. Good themes are important as they attract and keep readers on your blog. There are several free WordPress themes. The only setback with free themes is that they have limited functions. In order to have full functionality of WordPress themes you have to buy a premium theme. You can find good cheap themes from Mythemeshop.
Summary On How To Start A Successful Blog in 2018
Information I have shared in the above post is all you need to start a successful blog. What remains on your part is to act now. All you need to do is to buy cheap web hosting from Hostinger and good top level domain from Namechep. Thereafter, install a fast loading and SEO optimized theme from Mythemeshop.
If you have questions on how to start a blog in Malawi please let me see them in the comment section.
I have been following your blog for almost a month now… I also have a blog… I write about music… I started a year ago and I posted a few articles… It’s on wordpress and it is a free domain…. And I was thinking of upgrading it… Help me on how to do it.. the blog is musicplanet2017blog.wordpress.com…..
I am glad you’re following this blog.
For you to upgrade your site you need to purchase to things.
1. Domain name egmusicplanet2017dot com.
Check if your preferred name is available for registration.
2. Hosting space
Once you’ve bought the domain name you point it to your hosting account by changing name servers.
please tell me how I can create a blog. I understand what has been highlighted here is how important a blog is.
What areas of life lack bloggers?
Hie Chimwemwe. Thank you so much for sharing this vital information, it is an eye opener. I am a passionate entrepreneur. I have a few issues that I need to understand.
1. How and where can I buy WordPress and associated requirements in Malawi. Are they sold in Malawi Kwacha?
2. How does one get money through blogging, i.e. charging systems, and payments by customers?
3. How does one get customers, is through search engines like Google?
Once again thank you so much for sharing this information
Wow nice information. You have a good blog here. I have been in the online marketing biz for several years. Have had several blogs on the blogger and WordPress free platforms and websites hosted on hostinger. I have made about 2900 US dollars mainly thru affiliate marketing. And this is not instant over a period of time. Kwa Ife a Malawi there are obstacles Koma if you know what you are doing and learn from others. Ndizotheka.
Wow well explained, passive earnings will be made