Why Should You Use This Guide?
My name is Scott Chow, and I am going to be your guide on this journey to building a successful blog. I have been building blogs and websites since 2002. In that time I have launched several of my own blogs, and helped hundreds of others do the same.
1. Setting up your blog correctly
2. Having a passion for your topic
3. Learning from others
Why Should You Start a Blog Today?
Starting a blog doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated. In fact, the entire process comes down to just these four steps:
How to Start a Blog in Four Steps
- Choose a name for your blog
- Install your blog (takes about 5-10 minutes)
- Customize your blog design and layout
- Write your first blog post!
3. It’s Fun!
The Problems with Free Blogs
Problem #1: “Free” is not free
Free blog sites will put advertisements on your blog. You have absolutely no control over what is being advertised on your blog and you will not see a single penny of the money they receive from selling this ad space.
Signing-up for one of these services may be free, but you will quickly realize that to make any significant changes to your blog you will have to pay. Want to change your blog design? $50. Want your own domain name? $20 per year.
Problem #2: No profit
In addition, the company offering you the free blog makes all the profit from selling ad space on your blog. As you will see in the step-by-step tutorial, selling ad space is a major source of revenue for most blogs, and it is something that is just not possible with a free blog.