How To Start a Blog and Build A Business – Free eBook
Most of my regular readers already have a blog, but otherwise if you’ve reached this page it’s probably because you are wondering how to start a blog.
In fact even my regular blog-savvy readers can benefit from the free eBook I am giving away, as there’s always something new to learn.
(Posted updated December 2014 with new free information on “Build A Blog – Build A Business”.)
You might imagine “How to start a blog” would be a simple question to answer, but it’s not.
The reason it’s not simple is that – as with everything else in life – it depends on your budget and how much time you can afford to spend (or waste) getting your site up. If you have all the time in the world you will probably choose to do-it-yourself.
But remember – time is money. You can spend weeks or even months:
- Fiddling about learning how to design a site,
- Then finding you made a big mistake, then re-doing it,
- Then learning a bit more
- Then realizing you made ANOTHER booboo…..
and so on. I know, because I did just that. And, with hindsight, all that lost time could have been better used on marketing my business.
How Did I Set Up My Blog?
Because I have been a computer programmer for 30+ years I expected I would find it easy to set up my own website. I was wrong, and some sites I set up were so bad I completely scrapped them, before ending up with this one.
Although it “does the job” fine, I have learned everything the hard way and it has taken me many hours of revising and repairing. Being brutally honest, with what I have learned over the past few years, there are many things I would do completely differently if I were starting from scratch.
Nevertheless, if you are on a rock-bottom budget, it can be done.
Setting Up a Blog With a Low Budget
I have compiled my experiences and recommendations into a free eBook that will show you how you can Build a Blog – Build a Business.
As well as the basic set up instructions the eBook includes:
- 7 Reasons to start a blog
- Which blogging platform to use – and why
- Some newbie mistakes to avoid
- How businesses use blogs to build their business
- Advice on choosing: Domain, Hosting, Auto-responder
- Help resources if you have WordPress challenges
- Make your blog look more attractive
- What to write on your blog
- Several different ways to drive traffic to your blog
- Turning your blog into a community
- Help with making sales from your blog
I really wish I had had saved time and stress by getting help and / or training from the outset. So I recommend you do NOT to make my “go it alone” mistake.
A Better Way to Start a Blog?
Without doubt, the best approach is to get help along the way, either with some proper training to start you off or, better still, having the initial site professionally done for you, then continuing to add your own content as you go.
Professional Service To Set Up Your Blog
If you understand the value of your time and therefore the benefit of having a professional do the job for you, my recommendation is to use the service below. It’s not cheap, but it’s excellent VALUE and will be money well spent.
Remember – time saved on the one-off job of starting a blog is time you can more profitably use in adding content to your blog and marketing your business – a job that needs doing repeatedly.
Already Have A Blog?
Well done, that’s the first step. Feel free to download the free eBook anyway, as there may be resources you haven’t exploited yet to build a business from your blog.
So there you have my “how to start a blog” article.
As with many of the posts on my blog, it’s very much a “Don’t make my mistake” lesson. I recommend one of two choices, depending on your budget available:
Do-It-Yourself: Download my free information here > Build a Blog – Build a Business
Professional “Done for you” service > KTS Publishing Blog Setup and Management
How did you start your own blog? What would you have done differently? Please share your experiences below.