Do you want to learn the simple way to start a blog in Nigeria?
Don’t worry in this post I will teach you the simple way to start a blog in Nigeria.
Before you think of starting a blog, you have to understand what blog is all about and how you can start it.
What is a Blog?
A Blog is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.
Be that as it may, tenderfoot bloggers regularly don’t get the stuff to begin a blog and make it effective. Some believe it’s tied in with distributing a couple of posts on their blog and seating back for the cash to come in.
Others believe it’s everything about replicating others’ posts or articles and posting them on their websites. In any case, neither of these system works, no big surprise the death pace of web journals is extremely high.
You don’t simply begin a blog today and begin bringing in cash right away. It requires some investment to fabricate, keep up, and support it. This is the reason it is imperative to realize how to blog.
A blog is an incredible advertising device for organizations, however the ubiquity of blogging is generally in light of the fact that it likewise offers normal individuals the chance to become stars just as get by from their online journals.
How to Start a Blog in Nigeria
One of the first action you will take after deciding you want to start a blog is to figure out what you will blog about. Some new bloggers fall into the trap of writing about everything that comes to their mind.
Yes, blogging is about sharing your thoughts, research, and experience, but if you are interested in professional blogging that thought must be targeted at a clearly defined audience.
Note that one of the goals of professional bloggers is to build a reputation. Certainly, you cannot build a reputation on everything but you must build on one.
You need to build a reputation on something. That is why before you think of starting a blog, you have to give a long hard thought on what you will be blogging about.
Your blog should be about your interest and passion. It should be about a niche (topic) you are happy discussing. It should be about something you are passionate at which you can be able to discuss more things about.
Passion is very important in blogging because it takes time and energy to build a reputation and make money from blogs and without passion you will certainly give up
To discover your passion and interests you need to brainstorm. Ask yourself the following questions:
You need to think or brainstorm to find Interesting Niche for your Blog
When picking what to write about, it is very important to choose a niche with a sizable audience. Do not choose a niche that is unique that you are virtually the only person interested in it.
Choose a Blog Platform
A blog platform is an online software that enables you create and maintain a blog. A blogging platform offers you an easy to use interface for posting content to your blog.
You can write, format, and edit your posts, as well as add photos and videos to your posts via your blogging platform.
The blog platform also creates an easy interface for customizing the look and feel of your blogs.
They also offer plugins and widgets for extending the functionality of your blog and making it more useful to your readers.
Although, you can switch your platform at anytime, getting it right the first time is very important. Switching blogging platforms may require some technical skills. So, you should take your choice of a blog platform serious.
I should know, because I had to switch this blog to another blogging platform in 2016 and had to face a lot of challenges. So, I will advice that before you start a blog, you think long and hard about the blogging platform.
I will advise you to pick up WordPress. I had outgrown Blogger (my former platform) and needed something more flexible and my self-hosted WordPress was it.
WordPress has thousands of plugins that you can use to add lots of functionality to your blog and offers the level of customization that no other blogging platform offers. In addition, WordPress has a large community of users that can help you with any challenge you may run into while build your blog.
Note that there are two types of WordPress: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. I am recommending WordPress.org, the self-hosted version. WordPress.com is similar to Blogger and share some of its limitations.
Choose a Domain Name
For you to start a blog, the first thing you have to do after understand what blog is all about and how to go about it, is to choose a domain name.
Now what is domain name?
Domain name is the URL of your website or blog eg. The domain name of blog is www.earnmore.com.ng , it is what people will type in browser in other to see what you have on your blog.
Choose a Web Hosting Company
Alright, what is Web hosting?
Web hosting is the server storage where all your website or blog files will be stored.
A web hosting company is a service that stores the files that make up your blog on servers connected to the internet in such a way that they are accessible to your readers through your domain name.
The articles on your blog as well as the images and other content are all stored for you by the web host. All you need to do is connect your domain name with the web host’s servers and you are good to go.
However, if you buy your domain name directly from your web hosting service, you will not need to connect the two as they will be connected automatically.