I have been asked this question several times about how to quickly start your own blog. How much time, money and effort it may take. I will try to answer those question here.
How to Start your blog
As a newbie, you can start with free blogging tools like Blogger and WordPress. They are completely free but you have limited customization. Below Infographic explains it well:
How To Create Self Hosted Blog
As you grow into your blogging career, you want more control and customization. Every pro blogger has to move to Self hosted blog sometime. Self Hosted blog has all the feature including customization of source code and tons of features. I will recommend you to read this post before moving further:
The first step for the self-hosted blog is to buy a domain name and Hosting package. It is required to create your brand name as a domain and hosting space to keep your source file, images, and other media.
Hurray! I am creating my new blog!
I will highly recommend buying hosting and domain name from a single provider as most of them will provide you this as a deal or a combo package.
I personally recommend Siteground? for Your Manage WordPress hosting.
Step By Step Guide For Starting WordPress Blog On Siteground
Step 1: Click this Link and Choose Your hosting Package From Siteground
My Personal recommendation is Growbig plan as it is bestseller because it includes professional WordPress migration service, Super cache plugin, with backup restore option. It is good for beginners.
Step 2: Create your New Domain name
Step 3: Create a new Login and Enter Your Personal And Payment Information
Click on next enter personal detail, payment information and then submit.
Siteground is my personal favourite as it is best and reliable. Please follow below video to understand how to setup domain name and Web Hosting for Siteground.
Step 4: Choose Your WordPress Theme
Once Your WordPress is ready on your hosting domain, the last step is to select a WordPress Theme. You can get lot of free WordPress Theme from Google. But as a serious WordPress Blogger, you should always buy a paid WordPress Theme.
So now you are ready with your WordPress blog. Go ahead and write a new post!
Step5: Installed Required Plugin For WordPress
Once Your WordPress is ready, the next step is to install some required plugins to get started. But be aware do not install too many plugins, it may slow down your blog.
I am mentioning only required plugins you should have:
Akismet Anti-Spam - Plugin To stop Spam attack to Your Blog
Yoast SEO Plugin - A must plugin to improve SEO of your blog.
WP Super cache - A plugin to create cache for your WordPress to load it faster.
Please read below post to get more info about WordPress and how to create content: