Many people think that it is quite difficult to set up a blog, this is a myth and below I am going to expel some of the most common myths.
Myth 1: Cost
I hear many people say that setting up a successful blog is time consuming, hard, and most of all costly. It does not and should not cost a lot of money to set up a blog.
First of all you can do it for free. There are plenty of free blog hosting sites around.
However, if you want to start a successful blog that generates income or attracts a large audience then a free blog is not the way to go.
That being said, a paid blog is relatively inexpensive and will cost you less than 70 dollars per year. Plus you own it and control it.
You do not need to pay someone, hire a web designer or a company to set up a blog for you. If you have a computer and the internet then you are ready to go!
Myth 2: Time
Plain and simple, this is incorrect. It can be done in under 15 mins.
Myth 3: Skill
Learning how to start a blog and setting one up does not require you to have any special skills, knowledge of html coding or web development. When you set up a blog, you can install something that is called a ‘content management system’, which is a program that is free and very easy to use that will allow you to have complete control over the look and feel of your blog. Some basic computer knowledge is all you need, if you can send and email or use a word processing program then you will be able to run your own blog.
Myth 4: It is a complicated process
Essentially there are four steps in the process to start your own blog and they are all fairly straightfoward:
1. Choose a domain name – what will your site be called.
2. Sign up for some web hosting – were all the bit and parts to your site will be stored.
3. Install a program to help publish your posts – one click and it will be done for you when you buy your hosting.
4. Write your first post.
Do all this in under 15 mins.
The rest is up to you to write interesting, different blog posts that will make people want to come back time and time again. But first you need a blog to get going. So what are you waiting for, don’t pay someone else thousands of dollars to set up a blog, do it yourself in no time and all and get blogging!