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How Difficult Is It To Start a Blog? + Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you refusing to start a blog because you think you lack the knowledge and skills to create one yourself?

If so, you need to change your attitude!

Creating your own blog from scratch is actually super easy and someone like yourself who has no web design experience can totally do it. It only takes less than an hour to get started to create a blog that can potentially change your life.

Related Article | How to Start a WordPress Blog – A Beginner’s Guide (2018)

To address some of your other concerns, I wrote some answers questions I get all the time:

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Do I need to know how to code?

If you use a blogging platform like WordPress (which I recommend everyone), you don’t need to know how to code at all. You can choose and install a theme of your choice and use the interface to customize your blog and have it look the way you want.

However, you may want to learn a little bit of CSS to make minor design changes that your theme may not offer.

Should I Choose WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

I wrote an article that explains the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org which you can read. To sum it up, you should always go with a self-hosted WordPress.org blog because it costs a third of the price and you have full access to the WordPress software.

With WordPress.com, you only have limited access. If you want to become a serious blogger and earn money from your blog, you don’t want to be restricted with WordPress.com

How much does it cost to start a blog?

Using our guide, it’ll cost you only $62.40 for your first year of blogging. This pays for one year of hosting with Siteground (the #1 rated web host) and your domain name.

You shouldn’t worry about this cost because you’ll have many opportunities to make it all back. You can check out my make money online category to find out more about earning an online income.

Which web host should I go with and why?

Ever since I started using Siteground myself, I’ve only been recommending them to my readers and my clients. Siteground is just an all-in-one package that comes with super fast server speeds, excellent 24/7 customer support, amazing security, and a one-click install for WordPress.

Siteground costs $3.95 per month for your first 1 – 3 years (depending on what you choose to pay for up front). Read my Siteground review to find out more about why I think it’s the best web host for beginner bloggers.

How do I choose a blog niche?

Read this guide to learn more about finding your blog niche. It explains how you can combine your knowledge and your passions into a blog.

Where do I go if I need help?

The great thing about being a blogger is that there’s an endless source of people who are always willing to help you! Bloggers love supporting each other.

You can find and connect with other bloggers on social media platforms like Facebook Groups and Twitter.

I actually run a Facebook group where people can post freely about their issues. We solve them together. Join the Aspiring Bloggers Club!

How much time do I need to commit to blogging?

This question is a little bit harder to answer because it’s actually entirely up to you and what your goals are. Ultimately, the more time you spend on writing articles and promoting your blog, the faster you’ll start to see success.

I know people who spend anywhere between 20 minutes – a few hours a day on their blogs. Personally, I spend a few hours a day because I try to push out articles frequently and reach out to as many people as I can.

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How Difficult Is It To Start a Blog? Blogging tips for beginners, blogging tips and tricks, blogging tips ideas, beginner blogging tips, beginner blogging get started, blogging mistakes to avoid.
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Hey, I'm Stephen! A digital marketing and blogging expert who loves helping others become the bloggers they aspire to be. Don't be afraid to reach out!

2 Comments

  1. Hi Stephen,

    I like this post. It is concise and simple. Everybody should blog.

    Starting a blog is easy. Anyone can do it. The skill comes in when you start to write.

    But, you don’t need to be a Shakespeare. You will be writing for your audience and your audience will like you writing, whatever the style.

    • Stephen Chen Reply

      I agree, Steve. Even if someone isn’t very good at writing to begin with, being consistent with blogging will definitely help the individual improve 🙂

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