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Build your own blog with WordPress

by KieranJanuary 17, 2015

Blogging is a lucrative business, some of the very wealthy web entrepreneurs are bloggers – Perez Hilton for example, earns between $200,000 and $400,000 per month from his blog. Further to this, Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine earns $150,000 to $190,000 per month from his blog.

If you’re a talented writer or just have something you’d like to say, you can build your own blog in just a few steps. I would personally recommend doing this rather than going to WordPress.com, because they charge $99 (at time of writing) just to connect your own domain name to your blog (which is a lot!).

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Find a web host that supports WordPress one click installs (freehostia.com are free and decent)
  2. Install WordPress
  3. Find a nice theme in the free theme directory (under the appearance menu on the left hand side)

You’re now ready to start writing articles. Just click the “posts” navigation item on the left hand side of your dashboard and click “add new”.

Assuming that you use a free host, like Freehostia, the only cost of running this website will be your domain name. This usually costs just a few dollars a month, so this is a very low cost and potentially high return on investment business to start.

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Kieran
My name is Kieran, I love to see how technology can drive business growth. I started the Netshock technology blog as a place to share my thoughts and experiences with a wider audience. I cover all sorts of topics, from marketing to development.