If you are still on the sidelines have haven’t gotten started with your first blog yet, there is no better time than now. In this post I am going to show you how dead simple it is to get started.
A blog of your own can be used for anything, such as blogging about hobbies, sports, being an online journal, a fun way to connect with friends, spread awareness about your organization or business, or even starting an online business or ecommerce site.
First off, you have a couple of options when it comes to blogging and how you want to run your site.
The best way is to get setup with your own domain name, hosting and installing wordpress on your server. This might seem complicated to another just starting out, but it’s fairly simple. I can actually do this for you if you are interested.
Here are the benefits to getting your own site/domain/hosting.
- Full customization
- You own all of your content
- Having a fancy and direct domain name
- Unlimited scalability for your blog
- Powerful servers to handle your traffic
- Not held accountable under other company terms
If you don’t want to spend any money on a blog, you can also set one up for free using WordPress or Blogger. The benefits to using free services such as these two are:
- Extremely easy to setup
- No monthly costs
- Easy access to one click themes and plugins
- Powerful networks running your site
While both have their benefits, each come with their own problems as well.
Personally I would go with the domain/hosting/wordpress setup as this will give you a lot more options and will allow you to scale over time. The costs for this are roughly $10 a year for a domain name and $10 a month for hosting. WordPress is free to download and install.