Are you ready to get started writing a blog for a living? This is such an exciting step. In this section, we’re going to discuss how to choose your ideal niche, find the perfect domain name and get your website ready to use.
Although this may seem like an easy part, please take it slow and be methodical as you move through these steps. The choices you make in this module will have a huge impact on your success later on. You’re laying the foundation for something amazing. Don’t rush!
The first two steps we discuss (choosing a niche and a domain name) are the most time-consuming steps to creating a blog. I know that it’s tempting to hurry when you’re excited to get started but it’s important to slow down here. Take your time and really evaluate your options. I can’t stress that enough.
Find the perfect domain name using these guidelines. To help you make the best possible choice, we’ve identified some important techniques that will help you avoid the most common domain name mistakes.
Register your domain using a trustworthy domain registrar. In this article, we give you the chance the learn from one of our biggest mistakes. We’ll tell you all about the company we’ll never do business with again… and we’ll show you which company saved the day!
Choose a hosting company that specializes in WordPress hosting. Not all hosting companies are equally good. Once again, we’ll identify the one company you should avoid at all costs… and we’ll recommend three excellent companies (including the one we’ll use for the rest of our lives).
Get your first look at WordPress after you follow your hosting company’s installation instructions. Don’t worry – it’s not as scary as it looks.
Learn how to use the WordPress editor. The WordPress system is packed with helpful features, which can make it look a little intimidating at first. Don’t worry – this helpful tutorial is packed with step-by-step videos that can walk you through how to add a post.
Write your first blog post! It’s not as scary as it sounds. We’ll show you how to create an effective, simple first post using five very effective approaches. Don’t overthink this. Remember, the most important thing is just to get started!