How To Start A Successful Blog In 2021

How To Start A Successful Blog In 2021

Do you want to start your successful blog?

Welcome on board dearies! I am sure, you are reading this blog with some jittery nerves – a combination of excitement and apprehension. Or maybe you have already read some blogs explaining how to start a blog, but you are not yet assured and have ventured here. The truth is, I have no miracle potion written here that’ll get you started with your blog immediately. Because while I can guide you, you’ll be the one taking the action. I have got for you a simple outline, a step-by-step basic guide on How to Start blogging, included with Blogging tips to help you further. What you need to do is let go of any of your apprehensions and fears. Believe in yourself, your capabilities, and start with it.

So, What is a Blog?

A Weblog or ‘blog’ as it is called is typically an online journal or a type of website that uses a rather informal style of writing. They are usually written in a conversational style and can be a great way to express yourselves. Of course, they serve purposes more than that.

Are you still wondering if you want to start a blog? Let me tell you why–

Why start a Blog?

  • To share your Knowledge & Passion
  • To Start a blog and make money
  • To improve on your writing skills
  • To get more exposure
  • To build and manage your Online Portfolio
  • To connect with people and grow your network
  • To get technical knowledge and become an expert in the industry
  • To Start and Market your business, sell more products

These are some of the reasons you can start a blog. With these benefits as inspiration, let's get on to the steps.

How to Start a blog and make money successfully in 2021?

Step 1: Choosing a suitable niche & name for your blog: To become successful (and make money) as early as possible, you should focus on a single niche. Think about which topic you are passionate about, how can you help people through your topic, what is the competition? Niches like Lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, food, parenting, personal finances, etc. are well established for money-making, so you can think along the line. Once you have decided on your niche choose your domain name. Your domain name will be your unique address. It’ll be the first impression your readers will have of you, so choose it wisely. My tip is to keep it short, unique, catchy, and memorable.

Step 2: Select a Blogging platform: To start a blog you’ll require a software service using which you can create, publish and manage your blog i.e. you require Blogging platforms. Here is a list of the top blogging platforms (some free, some paid) – (free), (self-hosted), Squarespace, Gator Website Builder by HostGator, Blogger, Tumblr, Weebly, Medium, etc. Consider factors such as cost, your technical knowledge, features available, etc. while choosing. Platforms like don’t give you money for the ads played on your blogs. If you are looking to make money through ads,, Squarespace, etc. are more suitable. As one of my Blogging tips, I suggest selecting

Step 3: Select a hosting service & create a hosting account: After selecting your blogging platform, choose a reliable hosting service provider. They enable you to publish your blog and make sure that it is always available on the internet. Bluehost, HostGator, GoDaddy, Hostinger, InMotion, DreamHost, SiteGround, etc. are some of the top hosting service providers. Most of the hosting providers come with free domains (at least for the first year). And also, we have already decided on our domain name in the first step only, so no worries here. Just make sure that the domain name is available. Thus, you simply need to sign up with your chosen hosting service provider, choose from the various plans available, put in the domain name you have selected and you are done with buying your hosting space to store your blogs, files, etc along with the domain name. You have successfully created a hosting account.

Step 4: Setup the look of your blog: Once you have created a hosting account, install the blogging platform. On the platform, you can choose the themes/templates you want or customize if you have the coding skills and create the look of your blog.

Step 5: Start blogging: Now that you have a hosting account and your blogging platform installed and designed the look of your blog, you can begin with actual blogging. Remember that you need to be consistent with your blogs. Two blogs per week are advisable, but a minimum of one is necessary. Remember there is no hard and fast format for your blog. Keep it conversational and avoid jargons. Keep it open to comments to understand the feedback and if possible engage in the comments too.

So, this is it guys, follow these steps and you can successfully start your blog. Don’t expect to make money instantly, it’ll take time to establish yourself in the market. Once you are done you can start earning through your blog, especially through ads. Now that you know the process, what are you waiting for? Get started!