How to Start a Blog: Step by Step Guide For Beginners

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How to Start a Blog: A Free Step by Step Guide for BeginnersAre you thinking of starting a blog to share your thoughts on a topic that you love?

Great, that’s awesome. Blogging is a powerful way to promote your business or profession, and it’s also the best way to make money online. Your problem now is that you don’t know how to start a blog, right?

Don’t worry, starting a blog is very easy, now you can create a blog by yourself in less than 30 minutes, no experience necessary. Everything you need is using some simple tools to help you get started.

What Tools Do You Need to Start a Blog?

Although you can start a blog completely free, but if you want to build a professional blog, you need to have full control your blog. It also helps you significantly increase the trust on both readers and search engine’s eyes. A free blog is only suitable for personal or non-profit blogs. So, here is what you need to start a blog that matters:

  1. Domain Name: It is the web address or URL that you type into your web browser to navigate to a web page. It’s the first thing that people remember about a site like remembering the name of a person. Choosing a domain name is important like naming your son.
  2. Web Hosting: It’s like your piece of land to build your house on the web. It is a place to store all of your blog databases, of course, hosting is very important.
  3. Blog Platform: It’s like software which supports the authoring, editing, and publishing of blog posts and comments, with special functions for image, post and comment management.

After you’ve got both the domain name and web hosting service set up, which should take you no more than 15 minutes, it’s time to setting up your blog. In this guide on how to start a blog, I will use the ever-popular blog platform called WordPress.

So, are you ready to making your blog today? Then let’s start.

How to Start a Blog: Your Step by Step Guide

To make it simple and easy to you, in this guide on how to start a blog, I’m going to begin at the very basic to help you start your first blog, step by step.

Step 1 to Start a Blog: Register a Domain Name

How to Start a Blog - Regiester a Domain Name

The first step for getting started is registering a domain name. This is incredibly easy and can be done in less than 5 minutes. However, there are some things to keep in mine before you rush out and purchase a domain name. This is especially true if you plan to monetize your blog.

When it comes to pick which site to use to register a domain name, there are many options available. However, the two most popular registrars are Godaddy and Namecheap. We personally recommend you go to Godaddy.com to buy a domain because of an advantage that Godaddy has over Namecheap is that more people use it (as we did all times).

Click here to Register a Domain Name With Godaddy

Notes: By clicking on the button above to register a domain name at Godaddy, you can purchase a .COM domain for only $7.99/year instead of $12/year as regular price.

Step 2 to Start a Blog: Signup a Hosting Package

How to Start a Blog - Grap a Hosting Package

As you already know, hosting is one of two things you need to have when you want to start a professional blog (after domain name). It is a factor affecting the development and evaluation of readers about your blog in the future.

You know, moving from one web host to another is a nightmare experience so you need to pick your web host carefully.

We have used several web hosting providers, but eventually we found that Hostgator is the cost-effective and most reliable hosting provider. We have been using Hostgator for many years and now all of our websites are hosted on their servers.

Hostgator’s customer support is available online 24/7. You can talk with them about your issue any time you need, and any problem you have will be solved very quickly. Their service is designed for everyone. All of their hosting plans include a 99.9% up-time guarantee, 24/7 customer and technical support and 45-day money back guarantee. You can get your blog up and run in a few minutes with a hosting package for as low as $3.96/mo.

Click Here to Grab a Hosting Package with Hostgator

Notes: If you sign up hosting with Hostgator, so don’t forget to use coupon code STARTINGABLOG25OFF to get 25% discount OFF.

Step 3 to Start a Blog: Install Your WordPress Blog

How to Start a Blog - Connect Domain and Hosting

Once you have both your domain name and hosting package, now you have one thing to do is pointing your domain name to your web host. This is the most technical part of the entire process, but it’s actually fairly simple. just follow the steps below to easy do what you have to do.

First, you need to know about your hosting name servers. When you sign up for hosting with Hostgator, you’ll get an email that gives you all of your hosting details, including your name servers. It will look something like this:

NS678.HOSTGATOR.COM
NS679.HOSTGATOR.COM

Now, you have to go back to Godaddy, and follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Godaddy account.
  2. Put your mouse over the All Products -> Domain -> Domain Management.
  3. Click on your domain name.
  4. Click on “Set NameServers”.
  5. Select “I have specific nameservers for my domains”.
  6. Paste your DNS details into 2 of the spaces provided (as an Ex. above).
  7. Click OK to confirm.

That’s it, your domain name is now linked to your web host (note that the change might take some time to become effective) and you can install your blog.

Install Your WordPress Blog with Hosting Cpanel

WordPress is a open source content management system (CMS), often used as a blogging applications, supported by PHP and MySQL. It has many features Including plug-ins and themes. WordPress is the most popular CMS that over 22% websites (and blog) on the internet is using it.

Now you can start a blog like as 1, 2, 3 by using WordPress. And installing WordPress is very easy because most of the web hosting providers have automatic installation scripts for customers called Fantastico DeLuxe.

Here is your step by step guide to install WordPress using Fantastico DeLuxe.

Step by Step Guide to Install WordPress with Screenshot

1. Log into your Web Hosting Control Panel (cPanel)

how to start a blog -  login to hosting cpanel

2. Scroll down and click on Fantastico Deluxe

How to start a blog - Click on  Fantastico Deluxe

3. Click on WordPress

How to Make a Blog - Click on WordPress

4. Click New Installation

How to Create a Blog - Click New Installation

5. Enter the necessary information and click Install WordPress

How to Build a Blog - Click Install WordPress

6. Click Finish Installation.

How to Start a Blog - Click Finish Installation

7. Here you will see the WordPress Installation details:

How to Start a Blog - Your WordPress Installation detail

That’s all, and congratulations, you have just started a blog, now you can Login to your WordPress blog by going to www.yourblogdomain.com/wp-admin.

Step 4 to Start a Blog: Install a Nice Theme and Necessary Plugins

Your blog has been set up, and now it has everything it needs for you to start blogging. But, as a pro blogger always did when he starts his blog, you have to do these things. That’s installing a new WordPress theme and necessary plugins.

Install a new WP theme? Why?

Let’s face it, the default design that comes with WordPress is pretty simple. So, if you want your blog to stand out, you have to get a nice design.

The design is the first thing that makes your readers pay attention on your blog. If you have a great design, you will attract more readers, make them more trusted on what you talking on your blog, and of course, it will help you get many more loyal readers.

To get a nice WordPress design, we generally use 2 sites for getting WordPress themes. Those sites are Elegant Themes and Studiopress. They are the best premium WordPress themes providers, all themes come with premium features and those two companies offer AMAZING features and support.

Step 5 to Start a Blog: Basic Setup For A New WordPress Blog

After you have installed your WordPress blog, there are some essential steps that you need take. Although not every WP blog will be the same but there are a few basic things that we feel should be done no matter of what kind of blog you’re building.

Here are those steps you should follow after installing a new WordPress blog:

1. Change Permalink Structure: Go to Settings >> Permalinks and change the permalink to Post Name (/%postname%/). This structure not only is a good idea for SEO but it also tell your visitors something about the link they’re visiting.

2. Update Your Ping List: Go to Settings >> Writing and scroll down to Update Services then copy and paste the following list below to the box. By adding the ping list in your Update Services box, it will be notified to the ping services whenever you add new content to your blog. It helps your blog be indexed faster (you can get the Ping List here or using Ping List Pro).

3. Update Your Profile: Go to Users >> Your Profiles and then fill out all information about you, add your website, Google plus and Author box.

Finally, Start Blogging

Wow, that’s everything you should do to start a professional blog, now you can go back to your blog admin panel and start blogging.

If you have any question about how to start a blog, feel free to ask me your questions on the comment form bellow, I’ll answer you as soon as possible.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Trung,

    Nice write up. I believe the most important thing about blogging is to create readership. This means that you need to know what to blog and who is your target audience.

    Only then you will be able to create a good traffic level blog. At least, that’s what I am practising.

    Thanks for sharing mate!

  2. Will says

    I use GoDaddy for both my domains and my web-hosting. Although I have registered a domain in the past with name cheap. Tip: Get coupon keys – they will save you.

  3. says

    1st.. i’m using free blog like blogspot and wordpress.com as learning process. After a few month, I upgrade using my own domain and hosting.. Feel better..

  4. says

    Choose the host is very important in start the blogging. Wrong in choosing the host will influence chance the blog to online. I ever experience wrong in choosing the host. It make the stability of my blog is disturb include decreasing of my visitor

  5. says

    Think that you have really done great work here to present the steps clearly for people who are beginning to blog. This is a valuable resource that can be made as a hand out.

  6. Loc_rabbirt says

    very helpful for beginners, thanks you for article, I thinks article ” how to start a blog” is best to date.

    sorry for my English is bad.

  7. says

    Hey Trung, I need some help on choosing keywords for my site. My question is, should we keep updating our keywords for site regularly based on new post added??

  8. says

    Hey Trung !
    Really liked this post. i have learned lots of great point through this post,
    Specially the concepts related to choosing a domain name. Thanks for such a great article. Each and every step is clearly defined.
    Thanks.
    Matt

  9. says

    You have created an awesome guide Trung. But I don’t recommend using Godaddy as many domain hijacking cases are reported by users. I recommend newbies to buy both domain and hosting from Hostgator as it is easy and saves them from the hassles of pointing the domain name to hosting account, name servers etc.

  10. says

    WOW!!! What a lovely information you have shared. It is worth to read and i love reading your content. All your five points are worth to read and it is quite effective that will help to all bloggers, especially to newbies.

    I am very thankful to you that you have shared such a informative content. I’ll suggest to all my friends to visit your blog again and again.

    Thanks again dude and keep it up !!!

  11. says

    Hello Dear

    what a great guide lines really this is very informative post i think choose right domain name is very important part for your blog really thanks for the sharing me

    Thanks & Regards
    Sarika

  12. says

    Great article I’ve recently moved from wordpress.org from my free hosted blog which is great but the only obstacle is getting used to the technical aspect of it. I’ve been blogging for more than 3 years only now I’m hopping to start earnings from it, I’m giving my self at least a year before obsessing with adsense result as I’m still building backlinks.

  13. says

    Hey Trung,

    Great guide, you managed to create. Self hosted blogs are the blogs you can truly call your own, because with free blogs the customization options are very limited and they can be shut down at anytime by the provider.

    So this is my advice also, if you are serious about blogging, buy a domain name and hosting and if you put in the hard work and have patience results will show up.

    I really enjoyed reading your guide, all the best to you mate, cheers.

    ~Philip

  14. says

    Hi Trung,
    Thanks for this great and detailed info to start a blog, this’ll be very helpful for me coz some of my friends asking me regarding blog and how to start it.
    Now i’ll shared this article with them. I cant detail it as you can.
    Many thanks to share this. Really this is awesome.

  15. Jeevan Paul says

    Hi, Trung,
    It is indeed a very rich information you have given to your readers, before they can really plunge into action of blogging.
    I am new to the whole idea of blogging, and in fact I too am planning to have my own blog soon.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge.
    Jeevan paul

  16. Akos Fintor says

    Hey Trung,

    Whoa!
    That was one (if not the most) of the most detailed and most comprehensive post on how set up a blog properly.
    I remember when I started out I had to pay top dollars for info like this.
    It sure does worth gold!
    thnx
    Akos

  17. says

    Dear Admin

    Thanks to share the great information how to start the blog.blog is a good idea to earn the money.I’m fully satisfied your blog…

    Thanks for providing an effective Blog that offers complete synchronization between creativity and information.Your Blogs meets all the requirements of the readers and is user friendly and provide the best and best information to the reader.

    thanks

  18. aaslin says

    That is one elaborate detailing any new comer can make use of. you have provided every single procedure that too with all the easy learning steps. your article is sure to get many into the business. thanks for the share. looking forward for more such stuffs.

  19. Tran Le says

    This post is not only for newbie bloggers. You have well presented all the 7 step. I didn’t think about replying to blog comments before. But after reading ur post I have decided to do that. A great post that can transform a newbie blogger into pro blogger. Well Done.

  20. says

    Hi Trung,

    This is a nice post. But I think all the people who try start blogging should understand blogging is a long time work. We can’t make money with just one day. :-)

    • Trung Nguyen says

      I total agree with you, make money blogging is a long time working, this post can help newbie blogger learning how to start a blog that can make money in the future, help them avoid some mistakes that I had when I first started.

  21. says

    Wow! You have written a very comprehensive guide here! I think you could have started the blog post with a big red bold warning text that tells readers that blogging is not for everybody.

    I see this all the time! Many people are so eager to start a blog and after some time they suddenly quit blogging. When asked why they justify they didn’t make money. Sigh! Anyway, sorry for not being on the subject. Again, congratulations for a well-written guide!

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Blogging is not a right choosing for those who are not patient. Thanks for sharing your idea, I really appreciate :)

  22. says

    I love this eye information, you took your time to go through it step by step, this is what some are packing as eBooks for sale. Thanks so much. My question is How can you choose a very good hosting service?

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Hi Olukunle, thanks for stop by and leave your awesome comment here, for answer your question, I have to make a notice that you should read this article again, I told how I chosen a good hosting service on this post, it’s very simple. Thanks.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      You’re welcome, I hope this post can help newbie bloggers to get started to make money blogging in the right way. Thank for your comment.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Thanks for your nice comment, I’ sure this post can help newbie bloggers to start making real money blogging :)

  23. says

    I think this is perhaps the most comprehensive blog post about starting a blog that I have ever read. I wish this article was around when I was starting my blog. I think the most useful points here are the “how to’s” with respect to hosting and technical aspects of setting up a blog.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Now this post can help the other newbies to start their first blog easily :) Thanks for your comment, Suzanne.

  24. Mokshis says

    A really long blog post but very instructive. Am happy that it was worth the read. Any newbie blogger can get an overall idea by going through the post.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Yeah, it is worth post to read for those who want to start their first blog. :) Thanks for your comment, Mokshis.

  25. says

    The whole blogging process from its start and to where one starts making money is a very long process. Once you have an idea then you start writing on it and building on it, it does take a while but bit bit you can get there and start making money.

    I think the best hosting company is either blue host or hostgator. Thats is what most top bloggers are using.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      When you first starting, it’s very important to guess you’ll be successful or not. That’s why I’m sure this post can help at the beginning for newbie bloggers :)

  26. says

    I personally think that the first step of selecting niche is the most time taking and most important, if you choose a niche in which you don’t have knowledge and idea , then you will face lots of problems in future due to this, so selecting niche which you love not by which other bloggers earning..

    • Trung Nguyen says

      I do agree, that why I told my readers it’s the first step they have to do. Thanks for sharing your comment here, it can help my readers to understand more about this article :)

  27. Enstine Muki says

    Hey Trung,
    This is a very exciting and solid ‘how to’ blog post. It has a lot of ‘meat’ and everything the newbie needs to set up his blog.

    Kudos for the tut

  28. says

    Impressive comprehensive guide to start a blog with detailed screen captured explanation images. Just a suggestion though is to break it down to step 1 page 1 and then next page step 2 and so on. It’s easier for newbie to go back and forth when setting up their blog. Other than that, great job. All the best, Richard.

  29. says

    Hi,
    Blogging is definitely the best option and also as the best source of income for many people. I like the tips that you have included in your post and its definitely helpful for all the bloggers. I like reading the tips that you have included such as using self-hosted platform. This is simply great. Thanks for the share!!

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Thanks for your nice comment here, Aditi. I also feel happy when this post can help people starting a blog from scratch easily. Hope to see you back to my blog soon.

  30. jim mckee says

    I’m currently preparing to start up my own blog as my primary foray into the world of entrepreneurship and have browsed through countless articles on how to blog, start one, earn residual income from them and more.

    This article is, by far, the one that i zeroed in on due to the clarity and insight it provided.

    The web can be a confusing place, dominated by spammers and get-rich quick offers. Trung has intelligently and articulately explained this topic in a manner that is easily understood and comprehended.

    Trung…
    Thank you…!

    • Trung Nguyen says

      You’re welcome, Jim. I’m happy when this post can help someone to start their internet dream though starting their first blog :)

  31. Arvid says

    HI Trung Nguyen,
    Great and informative blog post! Thanks for writing this…
    I do have one question though regarding choosing a domain name for the blog. I am setting up a blog about social media specifically for restaurants and I understand that its good to use a keyword in the domain name, but what about if I am trying to brand my own name? For example I want to name the blog Ask Arvid, I chose this name to invite people to visit my blog and invite them to ask me a question regarding restaurant social media marketing. Is this ok to do?

    • Trung Nguyen says

      If you have a keyword in your domain name, you can rank for this keyword easier than others, however, it’s ok if you don’t follow that way, just start your blog, write many killer posts and I’m sure people will know your blog. And I love your thinking about creating a blog to brand your own name, it’s great choice.

      To find how to rank for your keyword, I think this post is useful for you: http://www.blogging24h.com/440/get-high-ranking-on-google/

      Thanks for stop by, and I hope you’ll succeed.

  32. Vanessa says

    Hello =)! wonderful post!
    This is one of the best articles on this topic that I’ve read so far.

    I was wondering if you had any recommendations for someone who would like to learn to build their own theme?

    I’m a passionate young writer, who has caught the blogging fever =) haha. …I already journal every day, and am constantly writing about life & issues, so I want to blog to help others facing similar issues and to monetize my writing so that my family doesn’t have to keep struggling.

    I seriously don’t have money for the premium theme options. I’m a phenomenal learner though and want to try to do it myself from scratch.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you sincerely!

  33. says

    DearTrung Nguyen,
    Hi i m Monjur from dhaka bangladesh aged on 45 working with a multinational bank as mortgage loan sales specialist .I am awarded as best of my position & current year also continuing.From few months i am feeling interest to write about my specialization experience & i am also passionate of my job.But iam reading & reading bunt cant do start.For the first i read your this post & my feelings like this that,you are talking about my problem.Now 9i would like to request you to give me close guideline for start my blogsite about topic of mortgage loan.I want to write a serial on this topic.Give your expertise opinion & guideline.I will be grateful to you for whole life.Please help.Monjur
    (Mentioned blogsite not active )

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Hi Monjur, thanks for stop by and share your story. To be a blogger is not hard, however, to maintain your passion isn’t easy. I see you wanted to share your specialization experience about mortgage loan, you started a blog with blogspot but still don’t write any post, why? Are you too busy?

      If you need any help, just drop to me a message, I’ll be happy to help you solve your problem.

  34. says

    Nice post well explained all those who want to start a blog or is thinking about starting your own blog should read this
    There is detailed presentation in it Thanks

  35. cat says

    Hi Trung, very nice post. I’m a noob and i understood this very clearly. But I can’t see anywhere you mentioning Google AdSense or other methods to monetize the blog.

    If you do not monetize it then how to you earn dollars, Also please explain in detail using credit card or PayPal and bank account to link it, so that your income can get directly transfer into your account.

    Hope you’ll write something with same kind of detailed screen captured explanation images.

    Thankyou again.
    cat

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Hi Cat, thanks for leaving your comment here. This is the post I created for guiding people to start a blog that matters, I mean it could earn money in the future, I’ll show you and other people how blogs can generate income in other post, hoping you will follow my blog until that time.

      Thanks.

      Trung Nguyen

  36. says

    That was a pretty comprehensive post.

    I guess lack of taking action is one of the prime reasons why people fail in building anything worth calling success.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      I total agree, that’s why they still don’t get any result when someone did. Thank for your comment Karan :)

  37. says

    Very good information on hostgator. You know those are the very things I do with my blog setup. Fantastico is so far the best way to get up a wordpress blog in minutes provided that the DNS has propagated. Great information.

    • Trung Nguyen says

      Thanks for nice comment, Shalu – Hostgator is the best web hosting provider that providers many software to help us manage our blog effectively, I really love this.

    • says

      I thought that too, however, I’ll do it when I’m sure it’s right time to make an ebook for the guide “how to start a blog and make money” – nice suggestion, buddy :)

  38. says

    Hi my loved one! I want to say that this article is awesome,
    nice written and include approximately all important infos.
    I’d like to peer more posts like this .

  39. jim hipschmidt says

    Have you considered the Empowerment Network, it is making money on a blog made easy. They train and you write. It is awesome. Look at mine and I have only been in for less than a month….

  40. Shitij says

    This article is like all in one complete package with all the major highlightings done by the author…Out of the world post with great examples

  41. says

    Thank you! So much useful info. Im doing many of your guidelines, but will def make that move to monetize my blog. I’m glad I found you.

  42. NguyenVuSon says

    I’m quite interesting when you say “So if your goal is to start a blog that will attract a lot of readers and generate passive income, this guide will provide everything you need, but in return, just promise me, you will take action after reading it. TODAY, not tomorrow, not next week, and not next month.”, Thank so much

  43. says

    Hi Trung
    Nice post man. well explained all those who want to start a blog or is thinking about starting your own blog should read this .
    Wonderfully explained

    Thanks for sharing man
    Bryan

  44. says

    This is something called ultimate Guide. This is the A-Z guide for any blogger willing to make his or her own blog or website. In fact, I am impressed by your hard work I see in this Post. It makes me read it again and again. A lot of bloggers ask me a question, ‘How can I create a blog’ and I need to say them a lot of things. And the next time, this post link would get my job done easily.

    Thanks a lot and keep sharing such stuffs… :)

    • says

      Yep, Sayed – Hostgator is my #1 webhosting, and when I chatted with my readers on how to choose best webhosting, I always told them Hostgator is my best because it made my sites loading so fast and their supports is awesome, I never think I will host my sites by other web hosting company.

      BTW, thanks for your leaving comment here.

  45. how can i get money says

    It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I am glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks,

    • says

      Thanks for your nice comment here, I’ve just wanted to help my readers, who want to start a blog easily and quickly building their successful blog without meeting mistake.

      Hope you keep visiting and share your thinking on my blog.

    • says

      Yep, I wanted to create an e-book on how to start a blog that matters, however, I think it’s better if I write down an article first, and seeing what people said about it then I’m going to build a full and detail ebook on how to start a blog and make money blogging. Thanks for your comment, buddy :)

    • says

      I wrote this post with my all experience on how to start a blog that matters, I believe that this post is powerful tutorial for those who wants to start a successful blog, not only a normal blog.

      Thanks for your comment :)

  46. saha says

    Glad to read this post.
    Exactly, starting point is crucial in every business. Very informative and detailed guide. This guide will help many people who want to start a blog.

  47. Andrew says

    Awesome article i really enjoyed reading it, it is very interesting and very helpful thank you for sharing it.

    • says

      Thanks for your awesome words, Charleen, I’m not a guru blogger now but I’ve had over 5 years experience in blogging and I think it can help someone else getting something better than when they starting. This post is my complete guide that helps my readers, who wants to start a blog and run an online business as a bloggers knowing how to start a successful blog even they didn’t have much experience on blogging.

  48. says

    What a great article Trung! It’s the ultimate guide indeed! I wish I had read it when I was starting my own blog! Thank you anyway for the useful tips and guidelines!

    • says

      Thanks Sara for your kind of words, I’m sorry for this post didn’t help you when you starting your first blog but it will help many other running a successful blog in the future.

  49. says

    Excellent guide Trung. You pretty much covered everything that needs to be done to start a blog. I wish I had something like this to fall back on when I first started blogging a few years ago – I had to learn everything the hard way through trial and error (lots and lots of error!)

    • says

      Hi Alex, most of us have error when starting doing something at the first time, when I started my first blog 5 years ago, I also had meet many mistake and from time to time, I have many experience and I know what is my mistake and fix it. This post is a powerful guide that help new blogger avoid most of mistake I meet in the past, if they follow this guide, I think they will start their first blog in a perfect way.

  50. says

    OMG.. I appreciate your work. Just want to ask you one thing – how many days it took to write this article?? I just fell in love with it, frankly speaking I can’t read such a loong article in one shot, so bookmarking it :)

    Not only to read it again there is a reason behind it – I was thinking from many days to write an article on exact this topic on my blog. It will be useful for me to take reference. :)

    Don’t forget to answer my query.. Waiting for your reply. Keep up your work Trung..

    • says

      It’s nearly a week for me to finish this post, friend, I’ve just wanted giving my readers the best thing to help them easy doing what they need. :) Thanks for your comment here, Rahul.

        • says

          To write a killer post, I think you should do some things like:
          - You must write base on your real experience.
          - Write about your best knowledge.
          - Put the interests of readers to the top.
          - Take the time to write the best (least at 6 hours per post).

          Just a few tips to help you write your killer post.

          • says

            Yeah I take more than 6hrs to write a killer post. But, it sometimes not possible to complete it in the right time. And can you tell me how you make your killer post as “Feature post”.

            How to make it?

  51. SEOHallmark says

    Trung,

    I’ve found this post on twitter and following you. You’ve written wonderful spoon feeding tips for newbie bloggers on how to choose their blogging career, what all the things they need to do in order to start their new blog.

    Thanks to the wonderful post.

    • says

      Thanks for your nice words, I just want to give my readers the best thing they need and hoping it will be useful for them. Can you help me share this post to the world???

  52. says

    Hey Trung!!

    Great guide for newbies bloggers I didn’t think that any newbie feel trouble for starting blog with this guide I really recommend your blog post for my colloquies.

  53. says

    Kudos to You, dude! :D Impressive article and you show your truly knowledge about blogging. I’m just curious why Joomla! CMS is not considered as the blog solution for new bloggers ;). A lot of changes have been done since the release Joomla 2.5.x.

    Wish you luck, man!

    • says

      Hi Tuan, thanks for your nice words here, according to my experience, Joomla CMS is great for building a website/blog, however, it’s too complex that a new blogger will take so much time to control this publish platform. Unlike Joomla, we can control WordPress easily and fast, that’s why I recommend my readers using WordPress is their best blogging platform.

  54. says

    Hi Trung,

    I have read your full post and now i must say you covered all about blogs points. Let me tweet this post to my 300+ followers.

    Thanks for sharing.

  55. Harriet says

    Thanks for the advice, I’ve been planning to start my own blog for a long time but have been quite careful in the preparation and plan to start it up after I graduate in July. Great advice again :)

    • says

      Yes, plan to blog is preparation to get success in blogging. However, most of new blogger ignored this step. Good luck to you with new plan to become the successful bogger.

  56. says

    Hey Trung This is called Awesome Post. It will be helpful for Newbie. Nice Work Trung. Specially No.7 Part. Now a days most of are going with GoDaddy and you mentiond that only. Nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • says

      Yep, Amit, this guide is written for the beginner so it’s very useful and understandable for anyone who wants to start a blog today. Thanks for your comment, bro.

    • says

      Hi Mahipal, thanks for stop by and leave a comment here, I have just checked your site, it looks good, and I’d glad because this guide has helped you easily start a blog.

      I hope your site will grow fast, best luck to you.

    • says

      Hi Marco, thanks for your good question, in fact I’ve not used BlueHost before, however, I saw many people said BlueHost was a good hosting provider, may they were right. According to my experience, when using hosting service, all of us must remember one sentence that “you get what you pay for” – as I said, DreamHost was my first hosting provider because I could get 1 year unlimited hosting for just $22.4, however, it was a mistake. Now you can choose BlueHost or someone else, but if you wanted to use the best hosting provider, I think you only should choose HostGator. You can using the coupon I shared above, SAVING25PERCENT to get 25% discount off, or using coupon STARTONLINEBUSINESS to try using first month at Hostgator for 1 cent. Let’s try yourself now.

  57. says

    Oh man you really done a great job :) I love this killer post, it has everything embedded in it.

    I agree with your point “Make decision. Stop reading and take action”. It really suits my mentality. What’s the use if any blogger don’t implement what he/she read? Implementation is more important than reading a lot of blogs.Thanks for sharing this valuable info with us :) Keep rocking

    • says

      Hi Rahul, take action is very important step if we want succeed when we are going to do something, that’s why I mentioned this is the first point that new bloggers must follow when they want to start a blog. Thanks for your awesome comment.

  58. bbrian017 says

    Trung I’m happy your doing this so many people want to start blogging but don’t know where to start. I must suggest mt 29.99 RSS Social Media Package. If you want we can help you market and promote and for what I actually do it’s a great deal. Also you might consider our 20 USD Monday News Letter Service to reach some members.

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