I am writing this for stay at home moms or moms who want to stay home with their kids. When I got pregnant I just had this motherly feeling of wanting to be home with my kids. My husband and I decided years ago that one of us will always be a stay at home parent. Fast forward to today I want to help you earn an income from home. So lets start with how to start a blog.
Ok, so you are going to need a domain name and web hosting. This is the only upfront investment you will have to make. Less than $20 dollars if you decide to pay monthly. First thing you need to do is choose a domain name.
- Get a domain name
- Get hosting
How To Choose A Domain Name
- Make sure it is easy to remember, spell, and say. Also, try to get a .com. You can also use your name. Think about what niche you want to be in. What you want to talk about.
- Do not put hyphens or numbers in your domain name. This will make it difficult to tell someone. Hey, go to my site at name-site.com.
- I recommend getting your domain name separate from your web hosting. Because it will take time to get some money coming in. If you lose your hosting (this happened to me when I first started out) you will loose your name too. I use Dynadot for all my domain names. If you use my link I get $5 Dynadollars and you get $5 Dynadollars. It cost $9.99/year for each domain name.
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What Hosting To Use?
For beginners I recommend using Hostgator. It will be so much easier to set up your WordPress blog. I am currently using GoDaddy as my husband is more of a techie and wanted a more hands on approach. I go to him when I need help, like when I needed to transfer my blog.
If you would like to start a blog and have no money I recommend SwagBucks. After you get your first $25 transfer that to your PayPal so you can pay for your domain name and hosting.
Hope you find this helpful if you have any questions let me know.