How to Start a Blog

 

  • Step-by-step guide on How to Start a Blog [english]
  • Step-by-step guide on Hvordan Starte en Blogg [norwegian]
  • Best plugins for WordPress that every beginner should know about
  • Secrets that will make your new blog awesome in no time.
  • Notice: I will even send you a free version of my dividend income spreadsheet if you sign up with my bluehost link!

Top 5 Best Reasons to Why You Should Start a Blog

1 – Focus

Starting a blog has been of my best decisions. Before, I could just do whatever I wanted, push the sell button, push the buy button and the only one I needed to answer to was me

Now that I have followers who read my thoughts and my actions, I need to behave in a totally different manner.

The power of having to explain your behavior to others is tremendous. I can´t state this enough. I urge you to find someone who follows your progress, a personal coach. It doesn´t matter if it´s your mom, friends or even anonymous people on the internet, as long as you have someone watching you, your focus will increase substantially, and a blog is a perfect way to find that someone.

2 – Community

The dividend income community is so welcoming, warm and kind. Everybody looks after each other by commenting, watching and following the progress of each individual. While I might be lazy at commenting from time to time, I follow my friends, and they follow me. Another reason for why you start blogging!

3 – Transparency

Same with point 1, having to show your portfolio and your dividend income makes everything more serious. You can´t fool around because it´s embarrassing to make foolish mistakes that you can´t explain.

4 – Honesty

Honesty is often neglected in the finance world, but your ego is often your worst enemy. By having a blog, you can challenge your perception and actually put thoughts into words. And guess what? Nobody judges you! Actually, we all have period where we feel like changing our strategy, just going for what´s popular, or just quitting the whole investment thing. Honesty is especially important when you do mistakes, because the only way to learn by your mistakes is to reflect on your behavior and evolve.

5 – Passive Income

While blogging wont make me rich, I´m getting a small passive income and Every Dollar Counts. I get some extra $ because I use Adtraction and Google Adsense. While it´s not much, it´s enough to cover the server fee which means this whole blog thing is only positive.

Now, let’s figure out how you can start your own blog!

How to Start a Blog [english version]

Step 1: Choose a Domain

The first step is to decide what your blog should be called. I suggest that you use godaddy to check if your ideas are avaible.

Things to notice

  • Short is good
  • Figure out a name that stands out. You don´t want to become “one of many”
  • Not to complicated. You want people to spell it without any troubles. Think about your favourite sites, Facebook, Google, Netflix. Very easy names to use.

Step 2: Choose your web host

You need a web host to host your site. I highly recommend the industry leader Bluehost becomes it´s the best web host, and by following my link, your first month will be nothing more than $2.75/month with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Here are some reason for choosing Bluehost:

  • Industry leader
  • Very Cheap
  • The best
  • Fast
  • Secure
  • Free Domain
  • Free Site Builders
  • 1- Click wordpress install
  • 24/7 Support
  • Since Bluehost is so huge, you will automatically rank with better SEO than other bloggers using bad web hosts. Good SEO means more traffic!

If that wasn´t enough, another reason for choosing Bluehost is that normally, you need to pay up to $15 for a domain. This is already baked into the price when you sign up, so it´s cheap. Very cheap.

 

3.  Install WordPress

WordPress is the dominant blogging platform and you should use it too. Since you have Signed in to Bluehost all you need to do is to click once at the following:

  • Log in to Bluehost
  • Choose Install WordPress at the bottom where you see website

4. Log in to WordPress

Now you are good to go. All you need to do is log in to WordPress and start building your blog.

5. Best Plugins

Plugins is software that you should use to make your blog better. I recommend the following plugins:

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • CommentLuv
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • MailChimp Forms by MailMunch
  • Share Buttons by AddThis
  • Simple Sitemap
  • Twitter
  • Yoast SEO

 

Hvordan starte en Blogg [norwegian version]

Steg 1: Velg Domene

Domene er navnet på bloggen din, så her burde du tenke litt før du velger noe. Jeg anbefaler PROISP da de har best pris, best kvalitet og svært god norsk support.

 

  • Jeg betaler 89 kr i mnd for domenet mitt. Det synes jeg er billig, og for meg var det veldig viktig at jeg fikk .com samt ikke noe som www.stockles.blogspot.com. Det ser ikke like bra ut som www.stockles.com
  • Jeg betaler 10 kr i mnd for webhotell.
  • Man kan kanskje få det en tier billigere, men jeg vil ha en sikker web host som både gir meg kvalitet og som kan hjelpe meg med problemer.
Derfor anbefaler jeg på det sterkeste PROISP

2. Installer WordPress

Siden du bruker proisp får du både webhotell og domene i ett, så nå gjenstår det bare å installere wordpress. Det gjør du ved å gå å trykke på logg inn på Cpanel

  • Gå helt nederest. Der finner du WordPress

 

3. Log inn på WordPress

Nå gjenstår det bare å logge inn på WordPress og sette igang

4. Beste Plugins

Her har du noen plugins som jeg bruker og anbefaler

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • CommentLuv
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • MailChimp Forms by MailMunch
  • Share Buttons by AddThis
  • Simple Sitemap
  • Twitter
  • Yoast SEO