What are the things to invest in to start blogging?
Hello everyone, today we will know that if you are willing to start professional blogging then what are the things you should invest in? It will be very important for you to know this because, if you invest in the right place then your blogging career becomes very easy. So let’s know.
List of things to invest in blogging
Domain name is the first thing in which you should invest. Those free blogging platforms provide you blogs with subdomains, which are no longer relevant to gain traffic from search engines these days. So if you want to create your online identity from your blog, then you should first buy a top level domain name only. You can buy a domain name at much lower prices than you think. I bought my first domain name for only 80 rupees and I would like to tell you that I have bought many domain names till date but never spent more than 300 rupees for any one domain name.
If you want to buy domain name directly by visiting domain name registrar website like Godaddy , Namecheap etc. then you might not get it so cheap. You should take advantage of their discount coupons and offers, which keep coming from time to time. If you buy domain name then you can also use it with many free blogging platforms like Blogger.
Web hosting is the next requirement. As I mentioned above, you can use your domain with any free blogging platform like Blogger, but it has many limitations. So if you want to do professional blogging and want to earn money from blogging then you have to choose premium platform of WordPress. Actually WordPress itself is free but for that you will need web hosting . That’s why you need web hosting. For this reason web hosting is on the second number in the list of our investments.
If you choose WordPress, then there are many resources available to help you in this, for example, itself you will find many helpful blog posts related to WordPress.
Now if you do both the investments mentioned above then this is enough. But if your budget is more than this, then you can also make some more investments, which can make your blogging journey even easier.
If there is no problem of money, then what investments should be made?
As I told you that you have to choose WordPress platform to do professional blogging, then now you also need a theme for your blog. Although many themes are also available for free, but free themes are not so customizable that we can use them for professional blogging. If you have a good budget then you should buy a premium theme.
Premium Tools and Plugins
The power of WordPress is its plugins. Many WordPress plugins are free, but there are many plugins that are more powerful and beneficial than free plugins, but you will have to buy them, so if you want, you can invest in such plugins as well. There are some tools which help in your keyword research, blog analysis and increasing traffic, you can also invest in such tools.
Hiring Writers and Developers
If you are a busy person, or are not so qualified that you can regularly write quality content, which is very important in blogging, then you can hire content writers. Moreover, there are many other works which you cannot do yourself, such as customization of the theme or editing of videos etc. for which you can do freelancers.
Advertising and building your brand
If you want to see your blog growing as a brand from the beginning, then you can take the help of advertising. Like you can get likes on your page by using Facebook advertising. Similarly, you can increase your twitter followers and in this way you can make your identity on social media.
In short, you can make investments according to your budget according to the table given below.
|Budget||Should invest on these…..|
|Don’t have money||Start with Free blogging platforms and earn something before freelancing|
|too tight||Domain Name|
|Tight||Domain Name and Web Hosting|
|Medium/OK||Domain, Web Hosting and Content Building|
|Stable (More than just OK)||Domain Name, Web Hosting, Content Building and Theme|
|more than necessary||Domain Name, Web Hosting, Content Building, Theme, Premium Tools and Plugins, Hiring Developers and SEO experts|
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