Choosing a web hosting provider is one of the most important decisions you will make as a blogger, you really don’t want to mess it up.
I chose the wrong web host for one of my popular blogs, which eventually killed the blog. My blog kept going offline every day and their support staff was clueless. You don’t want that to happen to you.
I did a lot of online research before I found the web hosting company of my dreams lol WebHostingHub. I literally read more than 100 reviews before I decided to go with them.
So what’s a domain name?
A domain name is what you type to visit a web page i.e. www.empowee.com.
When it comes to running a successful blog, the name of your blog actually matters; it can actually help or hurt your brand.
If you want to take your blog from a hobby to a blog business then you need to take the time out to research the name you want to choose for your domain name.
So you’re thinking of starting a blog?
Choosing the wrong blogging platform could destroy your blog brand and prevent you from monetizing your blog.
There are loads of blogging platforms that will allow you to easily create a blog.
Here’s a cute list of popular blogging platforms.
- Tumblr (FREE)
- Blogger (FREE)
- Wix.com (FREE)
- WordPress.com (FREE & Paid Plans)
- SquareSpace (Paid Plan only)
What if you want to self-host your blog?
- WordPress.org (best choice)
Are you thinking of starting a blog?
Then this post is for you.
There’s a lot of noise on the internet. If you type in Google ‘How to Blog’, you will get millions of articles, which is frankly overwhelming.
So I wrote this article to show you the 5 most important things you need to consider before you start blogging.
Here are 5 things to consider:
- Your niche (your topic)
- Your tribe (your target person/audience)
- Blogging platform (WordPress or Blogger?)
- Your end goal (what does success mean to you?)
- Your networks (your mentor/peers)
Are you thinking of starting a blog? I have designed a short mini-course to talk you through how to start a blog, from the best blogging platform to choose, to how to design your blog. Click here to sign up.
Your Niche (your topic)
The Urban Dictionary (lol) defines your niche as a “position or activity that particularly suits somebody’s talents and personality or that somebody can make his or her own”. For example, she carved out her own niche in the industry”.
I love this definition because your niche is really about you at the end of the day. Why would you want to start a blog about something you don’t care about?
This week’s Blogger of the Week goes to Lade Salami of Rehairducation. I absolutely love and adore Lade, she’s a friend of mine and I have been following her blog since the past 2 years.
I listened to an audio tape recently and the speaker posed the question, what’s your true purpose? [Silence]… I didn’t know.
I remember reading the book ‘The Purpose Driven Life‘ by Rick Warren when I was a teenager but I didn’t finish reading the book.