How To Start a Blog In 20 Minutes

Creating a blog is the easiest way to share your passions and ideas. Many people shy away because they think that writing quality content can be too hard.While this may be true in some aspects, there are so many resources out there that can make this quick and simple.

Choosing a name and theme

Choosing a name and theme goes hand in hand.  Remember not to make the name too long or confusing. If you already know what type of blog you want it is simple to just find the right domain. Once you have a domain you technically have your first blog!

The Hard Part

Choosing your platform and writing quality content for your first post can be a daunting experience. Many people can spend anywhere from a few hours to three days writing their first blog post. The thing is that it is up to you on how serious you want to take this. WordPress is the most popular and practical software platform to create a blog.

How to Add Images in WordPress

If your goal is to eventually make money from your blog you should focus more on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as your main priority. Remember that a blog with great images will attract more people compared to not having any. Never use any images that are copyrighted as you can get yourself into some serious trouble. There are plenty of ways to avoid this by either asking for permission from the owner or finding different sites that allow you to use their images for free. It can be quite simple to add an image in Wordpress. You can just go to “add media” and decide on how big you want it as well as a few other simple options.

Write Articles Faster

Some bloggers choose to outsource their writing, but when someone is first starting off the most cost effective way is to get into the habit of writing articles on your own. The best way to start writing an article is to look at similar ones and get an idea about what you want the article to be about. Once you have a better understanding you should just start writing and the editing can be done at the end.

Final Thoughts

Starting a blog can be quite simple and profitable. Many people choose not to start a blog because they are misinformed on what skills are required to do well. Remember that any problem that may come up will always have a solution. The chances are that if you are dealing with an issue many other bloggers post the solutions online. Good luck.

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Jeremy Kaplan

A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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