Plenty of people all over the world would love to start a blog and they want to know how to do it.

It’s worth noting that starting a blog takes a fair amount of work. It’s not like you can just post a few pieces of content and wait for people to start visiting your website. It’s a fairly large time commitment and it takes a hell of a lot of effort to attract visitors and get your website to rank highly in those search engines.

Here are some tips on how you get get started (if we haven’t put you off ;))

I – Buy a domain name

You’ll want to think of a domain name and use a registrar like Namecheap or Godaddy to purchase the domain name or your choice.

There are “free” websites that you can create from sites like Weebly and blogger.com but it’s much better for you to have your very own domain from scratch as this gives you full freedom and flexibility to do what you want with it. It’s also easier to rank in the search engines with a standalone domain compared to a free one that’s connected to another website.

II – Write a list of 20 topics you can blog about

Write out the headlines of twenty things you’re confident that you can blog about. This could be things like content marketing, SEO, online business, lead generation, cats and dogs… it could be anything!

III – Write five posts  – and save them in your drafts folder on your website.

IV – Create a blogging schedule – that you will follow everyday. Set aside a certain amount of time everyday for you to blog.

V – Publish – your first blog post at the start of the following week.

VI – Send an email – to your friends, colleagues and reach out to fellow bloggers in your niche. Get them to read your blog post and provide honest feedback.

VII – Connect with people in your industry – get them to help you spread the word out about your blog. Ensure your blog is relevant to the people you’re reaching out to. The more relevant it is, the higher the chance of them promoting your content for you.

VIII – Publish fresh content at least twice a week – This can be hard to achieve but if you stick to that schedule and stay consistent with it, you’ll quickly find that you’ll form a habit and it’ll just become easier for you as time goes by.

Here are some useful blogging resources to get you going:

How To Start A Blog From Scratch – Amylynnandrews.com

How To Make Money From Blogging – Amylynnandrews.com