Just after graduating from university in 2008, I decided to start traveling. I first visited South America for a few months, and I loved my experience and all the food I was able to eat. I took quite a few photos with my small point and shoot camera. After about 6 months in South America, I returned to the United States to attend my sister’s wedding. At that time, I had no idea what I wanted to do in life or where I wanted to work, but I knew I wanted to be able to make money while traveling at the same time. With a cup of coffee in hand, I decided to learn how to start a blog – and since I love travel and food so much, I created my first blog to be about food and travel – but really any subject you choose, like fashion or technology, you can start a blog about.
In this step by step video, I walk you through, by actually creating myself, a blog with wordpress from start to finish, wrapped up into 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Buy a domain name – A domain name is the url of your blog, mine is migrationology.com, and yours could be anything you choose. I normally register my domain names with godaddy.com, but you could also use other sites as well.
Step 2: Get hosting – The next step is to get hosting for your new blog. Hosting is a permanent server (a computer that on all the time) that stores all the files of your blog – and when someone types in your blog to a browser, they will be able to see all your files and it will show up as your blog. So hosting is very important, and you want to make sure you use a good host. For the example in this video, and the host I would really recommend is Bluehost: http://www.bluehost.com/track/migrationology/ (affiliate link). Hosting is pretty affordable, and it’s an important step in making a blog with wordpress.
Step 3: Install WordPress – The next step after you have a domain and hosting, is to install wordpress (this is wordpress.org) onto your blog. To do this, all you have to do is login to your Bluehost panel, and click on the icon that says install WordPress. It will then walk you through a series of steps, and just follow them along, and install WordPress onto your new blog. WordPress is an open source software and content management system. It’s an amazing piece of software, and it will be the entire interface and backend infrastructure of your blog. Once you have finished installing, go to your domain, hit refresh, and you should see a blank install of WordPress on your domain name.
Step 4: Improve your design – One of the main parts of a travel blog or fashion blog or any kind of blog is the design. The great news is, you don’t need to be a graphic designer or coder to have a great design – you can make a blog that looks great by yourself using wordpress themes. There are free themes and there are premium paid for themes. Often the premium themes are better, as they are better designed and have better code, but there are also some great free options as well.
Step 5: Start blogging and don’t stop – The final step for how to start a blog is to starting blogging and don’t stop. Many people make a blog and write and publish for a few days and then give up. But in order to start a blog and make money (depending on what your motives are) or turn it into a business, you need to persevere, and to persist. Blog about something you’re passionate about.
►Read the full article now: http://migrationology.com/2015/04/how-to-start-a-travel-blog/
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Bluehost: http://www.bluehost.com/track/migrationology/ (affiliate link)
If you follow these five simple steps for how to start a blog now, you’ll soon have your own blog that you can use as a journal, a way to store your thoughts, a place to share your photos, a business… the opportunities that arise from becoming a blogger are endless.
Let me know if you have any other questions, and thank you for watching this video,