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How to start a Blog

How to start a Blog

12 Years ago i was looking for ways to improve my graphic skills and i was looking high and low over the internet trying to find some tutorials. Coming out masters in Fine Arts (Majors in paintings) with no knowledge of ANY graphic related software i was fascinated to put the paint brushes down .

I was clueless but thanks to my habit of reading lots , i digged deeper into the Adobe illustrator help section. And started drawing !.

Not long after that i wondered if there are more people looking for tutorials on graphics out there trying to learn. So i started creating tutorials by creating screenshots and thus my blog was born.

I believe that every person is expert in a field one way or another and i believe that world must know that knowledge.

Now 12 years fast forward i would like to share the knowledge of how you can start a blog for yourself too. If you ever wondered how to start a blog and the whole process seems daunting for you then this post is for you.

I will take you step by step over next series of posts showing you how to start a blog of your own , share your knowledge and ideas. Best of all I will step by step show you all the technical parts around that.

And if you are a graphic designer or illustration artist like me then you must be looking for ways to start sharing your works or showcase your portfolio or simply get some clients through your blog .

I will walk you through some of the simple steps to start off your work portfolio blog that is self hosted , and works on a wordpress engine.

Setting up your own blog / portfolio is so easy and quick ! . You can start right away and once you are finished following these simple instructions you will find your blog up and running in no time.

Starting to blog a step by step Guide

All you have to do is to follow these simple 3 steps. Lets do it!

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links that i share are affiliate links , I receive a fraction of money if you purchase something from these links. I recommend these because i have myself used them and believe in the validity of them. I have been using most of these since last 12 years .

Steps to Start a Blog

1- Domain name and Hosting
2-Wordpress installation
3-Dressing it up.

Step 1

Domain name and hosting.

1First and foremost we need to have a name for a our blog (Domain Name) , which is nearly the most fun filled part of the whole process . Here is how to accomplish this step.

I recommend to make a list before you google the name for your blog .Make a list of the names that you have in mind , this can either include your own name OR a name which you have picked for your business. After you have a possible list , mark out the best of best which you hope to get . Or you can try Bust a Name service It allows you to type in some key words you want to use in your domain name and suggests available combinations. Just spend some time trying around you might find the perfect name for your blog.

Now that you have found the perfect name you would want to register at ASAP. Next head on over to BlueHost Or Go-Daddy

I recommend both of these service providers as i have used them for over 12 years now and never thought of looking another way. Below is step by step showing hostmonster screen shots but the setup is pretty much the same with both of these hosting providers.

Setting up hosting with HOSTMONSTER

1) You will be presented with the button to SIGN UP NOW . click on that . Dont worry even if you don’t plan to sign up right now you can just go ahead and check the domain availability in the next coming step.

But through this link you will be getting Free domain with the hosting .

OR

if you decide to go with Bluehost

1) Navigate to This link You’ll be re-directed to Bluehost through my affiliate link and you may get a few additional perks for signing up through my code. (Thank you for your support!) Click the big green “Get Started Now” button.

You will be presenting with a screen with some options. You can go ahead and choose starter this will be just enough for now.

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Click on Select and you will be presented with a screen where you can choose to either just Purchase a Domain Name OR get a free domain name with a hosting account.

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2) Make your choice ! .

TIP:  If you choose to pay for multiple months that will save you a bit of cash as well.

NEXT type in the domain name you wish to have and click Next.

You will see a form and possibly a congratulation message if your preferred domain name is available. Choose the best possible price package for yourself and all the other details requested and hit submit.

This is it ! you have a domain name and if you chose for hosting you a have a free domain name and paid hosting 🙂

STEP 2

WordPress installation

For a blogging platform i will recommend a wordpress installation . And with Hostmosnter the option is so easy with just a few clicks .

Now that you have signed up login to your Cpanel with your login details.

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Click on the On-Click installs button under Mojo Maketplace panel.

you will be presented with a new window that is the account of Mojo MarketPlace , look for the icon of WordPress click it.

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After you click WordPress you will be prompted with next page in the browser Hit Install.

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Select the domain you would like to install to

and just check the following boxes to start the installation

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Thats it ! you are done!

you should receive an email once you installation is complete . This email should contain the login details to  your blog.

You are now a proud owner of a self hosted blog ready to publish some works or start posting.

STEP 3

Dress it up

There are great themes that can be really quickly downloaded and uploaded to wordpress with a few clicks and your blog will be as pretty as a dude or a lady.

My personal favorite place to purchase some themes is Theme Forest.My Current theme is Bazar theme . Just because i am an illustration artist and i dont know much of coding part i prefer to purchase the theme and just set up the site in a few minutes .

I will share with you in a next coming post how to download , and then upload a theme.

And thasts how easy it is to start a blog! . At this point you are all ready to start publishing through your blog . I would recommend that you take some time out and install a few supportive plugins that will make your life whole lot easier during the process

Like get a Editorial , decide what you will post about  , How often you will post and once you are ready start posting .

If you ever have any questions about the technical side of setting up a blog or having some troubles or concerns or questions, please ask away in the comments, and we’ll try to help as best we can. No go out there and rock the blogging world!!

OR take the plunge and go right ahead explore the possibilities.


Genius Bloggers Toolkit

Oh my how time flies , I have been prepping my Store for Holiday promos, creating new products and planning out the launches , emails and giveaways during the holiday season and totally forgot about the ultimate Toolkit that I received around 10 days back and I have been soaking in during this time.
It is Genius Bloggers Toolkit . You might have heard about it but if you havent no worries I’ve got your back.

I signup up 10 days back for Genius Bloggers Toolkit 2019 and honestly , I am wondering why I never jumped in when I was invited a month back as part of an affiliate for this product. After getting most of my tasks of Online Shop scheduled out , I am focusing on blogging and learning more about affiliate marketing and earning money through blogging and this is when I was completely blown away by the content and value that I got from this single purchase.

For under $100 you’ll get over $7,000 worth of online courses , cheatsheets , E-books and other products that cover topics such as blogging , email marketing , product creation , course Creation , SEO , Youtube marketing , Facebook Ads and what not!

Is it worth it ? is it worth spending $97 on the Genius Bloggers Toolkit? my answer is YES , YES , YES! and here are some of the reasons why I say YES!. I will ofcourse share with you all my negative and positive experiences of buying Genius Bloggers Toolkit 2019.

But my dear in the end it is 101% your decision if you need the bundle of products and if you really want to use its products.

DISCLOSURE ABOUT AFFILIATE MARKETING

This post contains affiliate links and if you decide to make a purchase ( which is entirely upto you) I will be paid a small amount. But having said that I do not talk about anything other than what i have used , loved and gotten back loads of value from .

For those of you who dont know affiliate marketing is not a scam at all , it works on a simple formula that Great Products from some of the great names in the blogging industry joined together to create an awesome collection of products at an affordable price. The contributors get more exposure as well as sales and the affiliates and buyers like myself get loads and loads of value.

And yes the affiliate bloggers like myself get an affiliate commission that help us get our blogs goin.. and keeping us motivated to create more content and share online.

SO WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU? AND WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER GETTING YOUR COPY OF GENIUS BLOGGERS TOOLKIT

Here are some of the reasons why you should get the Genius Bloggers Toolkit every year.

IT IS JAM PACKED WITH VALUE AND WORTH EVERY PENNY

There are 90+ products worth $7000+. These range from ebooks, to courses, to stock images packs, templates and more. If you cover only a handful of these course and implement them you can easily make $97 back in no time at all. Why I am preaching is that I have already started creating a course , Created my content planner for this quarter and planned out projects and launch plan for these after just getting started on a few of the courses included.

You will find courses , e-books and cheat sheets on earning income through Pinterest , Instagram and Facebook all covered using some of the best resources .

IT PROVIDES COURSES AT INSANE LOW PRICES FROM SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE IN BLOGGING WORLD

Since I believe in learning from the best , for myself there was no question when I decided to get the bundle for myself . Some insane resources from some of the best names in the industry are available for a very low price.

IT HAS YOUR BACK WHILE YOU BUILD YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS

Yep ! Want to work on instagram , lets pull out just that , no ? Facebook Ads and marketing , yes please ….. OR maybe you want to uplevel your blog structure ? Or Set up email Marketing for now? whenever you are ready to focus on any area of expertise pull out the resource and you are good to go!. I have been binge watching all the courses and soaking up my teeny weeny brain with all the goodness.

Because I want to level up my game of blogging in 2019-20 …. Yes please…..

IT COVERS THE ENTIRE ONLINE BLOGGING AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION PIECES
YOU CAN COVER IT AT YOUR OWN PACE.

Just go with the flow!

WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM SPENDING $97 ON THIS BUNDLE?

  • YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME
  • YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS IN GETTING YOUR DREAMS
  • YOU ARE A PROCRASTINATOR
  • YOU DONT WANT TO START BUSINESS ONLINE AND START EARNING RIGHT NOW

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