This post is part 1 of a series. Part 1: <<You are here>> Part 2: How to buy hosting for WordPress blog Part 3: How to create a WordPress blog Part 4: Essential settings after installing WordPress Part 5: How to install WordPress plugin Part 6: How to install WordPress theme Whenever we look into starting a blog, we are bombarded with a multitude of options. Some of the options like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr are very popular, and others, like Ghost, for example, are “works in progress.” Selecting which blog platform to use depends on the type of blog you have and what you wish to do with your blog. If you are blogging for fun, or as a means of hosting a personal journal, you can use BlogSpot, WordPress.com, or Tumblr, as they are free and quite easy to manage. When you are blogging to promote your business or to make money, it is best to use a more professional platform such as WordPress.org … [Read more...] about WordPress-com Vs. WordPress.org: Which Blog Platform To Use
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WordPress.com is a good blogging platform to start your career with. But over time, when you realize the real potential of blogging- for expressing yourself, for growing your business, and/or for making money, you will want to move your WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) blog. To do that, follow this detailed guide to move your free WordPress.com blog to your own server. In this tutorial you will find answers to following questions: Can you switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? How to start a WordPress.org blog? How to move from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress without losing any search traffic? Do you need to cancel your WordPress.com subscription after moving? If WordPress.org and WordPress.com terminology is confusing for you, you should read my earlier guide on the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (aka self-hosted WordPress). Now that you and I are on the same page, it’s time for you to make that big … [Read more...] about How To Move Your WordPress-com Blog To WordPress-org on Bluehost or Other Hosting
Most people ask me that, do free blogs really offer an edge to make money? Yes, but there are a couple of limitations. We all know, making money blogging is not hard if you are following few proven money making strategies. But the challenge is to make money from free blogs. Is it really possible? Let’s get into the details. Although there are a lot of blogging platforms like Tumblr, Weebly, Typepad that help you create free websites, I strongly recommend either WordPress.com or Blogger platform if you want to make money. Here are few reasons why I recommend both these blogging platforms to make money without spending any money. WordPress.com WordPress.com is completely free and you won’t have to pay even a penny. But you’ll get a domain name extension with .wordpress.com. If you’re fine with it, you can simply opt for WordPress.com blogging platform. Once you start working with WordPress.com, you will love its features to the core. WordPress sites are not only … [Read more...] about How to Start A Free Blog And Make Money from It
Whether you know it or not, blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. You don’t have to be a marketer and you don’t need any special skills to make money blogging. This is the major reason most people are now starting blogs by their own. I’m the live example of the one who makes money from online and I’ve been successfully making money from several blogs for the last 5 years now. So making money from blogs is not a fake or spam stuff. Anyone who is willing to put some hard work and consistent efforts can make money from blogging. Generally blogs are available in two forms, one is free and the other is self-hosted blogs where you have to pay money. Both of them have their own pros and cons. Free blogging sites are free to use though you won’t have full control over your sites whereas in self-hosted sites you have to pay money for domain and hosting to run your sites (and you’ll have full control on your sites) . If you are just starting … [Read more...] about List of 10 Free Blogging Sites for Creating Blogs
Blogging is really a proven way to make money. I’ve been making decent income from blogging for over 5 years now and I can say that anyone with hard work can make money blogging. If you are one among them who wants to make the most out of their free time, blogging is a great way to not only make money but to boost your online influence. So if you are looking for ways to create a free blog, this detailed guide is for you. If you are looking for ways to create a free blog, I highly recommend you to consider using Blogger blogging platform as it not only easy to set up but you can start making money from AdSense as well. Here’s a one stop guide for people to create a free blog on blogspot and start making money from AdSense. Before diving into the details, we will first answer few important questions. Few basic questions most people have before creating a free blog on blogspot Can I use AdSense on free blogspot blogs? Of course, you can make money from blogspot blogs. Even … [Read more...] about How to Create A Free Blog On Blogspot And Start Making Money
Over the years, I’ve noticed a lot of blogs pouring into the web with unique & creative designs. These blogs are either designed by some unknown company or by the owner himself. Usually, no issues arise when blog owners are themselves web designers but when it comes to a third party, the actual problem starts! So, in this article, I’ll just list out few points that you should consider before getting a custom design from third parties – be it blogger or WordPress. There are many beautiful WordPress themes out there, for example from WordPress theme repo, you can get many free designed WordPress themes, and if budget is not a concerned you can get Genesis theme with all skins package, and give an uplift to your Website. But the problem with all existing theme is, anyone can use it. You miss out the chance of branding, and having a unique look. For example, look at ShoutMeLoud.com, here we use custom design, and if you search for ShoutMeLoud theme, you will find … [Read more...] about What should you look at when getting a Custom Blog Design?
Whenever we look into starting a blog, we are bombarded with a multitude of options. Some of the options like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr are very popular, and others, like Ghost, for example, are “works in progress”. Selecting which blog platform to use depends on the type of blog you have and what you wish to do with your blog. If you are blogging for fun, or as a means of hosting a personal journal, you can use BlogSpot, WordPress.com, or Tumblr, as they are free and quite easy to manage. When you are blogging to promote your business, or to make money, it is best to use a more professional platform such as WordPress.org (self hosted). In this guide, I will tell you all about what WordPress is, and I will illustrate for you the difference between these two variants of WordPress. This will help you to understand which WordPress platform will be best for you. Let’s have a look! What is the WordPress platform? WordPress was started as a blogging tool, and it later … [Read more...] about Which Blog Platform To Use
WordPress.com is a good blogging platform to start your career with. But over time, when you realize the real potential of blogging- for expressing yourself, for growing your business, and/or for making money, you will want to move your WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) blog. To do that, follow this detailed guide to move your free WordPress.com blog to your own server. Now that you and I are on the same page, it’s time for you to make that big decision which you’ve wanted to make for a long time: Migrate your WordPress.com blog to your own hosting account. This will remove all of the restrictions which you’ve had to face on your WordPress.com blog. Also, in this guide, I’ll tell you how to make your new WordPress blog search engine friendly. Following my method, you should not lose any traffic or search engine results, and all of your earlier links (read about backlinks) should remain intact. Moving From WordPress.com to … [Read more...] about How To Migrate From WordPress.com To WordPress.org (Self-hosted)
Having a blog is a great thing because you can share anything you want (…and if you are wise you can also earn a decent income from your blog). (Read: My AdSense Earnings for Five Years) Here at ShoutMeLoud, I have written about many blogging platforms that you can use to create a blog for yourself. I usually suggest creating a blog using your own domain and hosting, and creating your blog via WordPress(.org). We have talked a lot about self-hosted WordPress blogs in previous posts, and there is no doubt that this presents a better blogging platform when compared to free blogging platforms like BlogSpot.com and WordPress.com. However, many newbies who want to start blogging don't want to make an initial investment of funds to create a blog. This is completely reasonable. There are many blogging platforms which offer users the ability to create free blogs. If you are looking for … [Read more...] about How To Create A Free Blog On BlogSpot
Blogging is becoming a trend now days. No matter for whatever reason, you are blogging or want to start a new Blog, but everyone around have a blog. Someone is on BlogSpot, someone is using WordPress.com or self-hosted blog, many are also using Tumblr to create a blog, but by the end, everyone have their online presence via Blog. If you are still wondering, how you can start a new blog for yourself, this guide is a great way to start. There are many reasons you can start a blog, you can talk about how you are feeling today, you can share your thoughts, you can write about something you like, you can start a new blog to promote your business or none the less, you can create a blog just to make money from it. Now, everyday many people create a blog and they forget about it, but here at ShoutMeLoud, we take Blogging seriously, and you can use it to earn handsome passive income. You can use advertisement or different blog monetization techniques, to earn enough to pay your mobile bills or … [Read more...] about The Only Guide You Need to Start A New Blog?