Ever since starting The Wild Whiskers I have been asked by people how I created and designed my blog/website. Trust me, you don’t need to be a web designer to start your own blog/website.
These are the steps I took to create my website:
1) CHOOSE A BLOG NAME AND GET WEB HOSTING
When starting a blog from scratch you’ll need a domain name and web hosting.
This is an important step. The domain is your blog’s name and your brand. For example, mine is thewildwhiskers.com.
This is the server space on the internet that will make your blog accessible online, where your blog will be “live.”
Based on my experience and research, I highly recommend getting your domain from Bluehost. They are the biggest hosting company and offer packages as low as $3.95/month. It’s really easy to set up and their support is awesome.
If you want to get started now and save on web hosting, you can sign up for $2.95 through my partner link.
2) CHOOSE A BLOG PLATFORM
First, you’ll need a blogging software. The most well-known blog platform is WordPress and that’s the one I recommend if you’re starting a blog. My recommendation is to self-host a WordPress blog with Bluehost.
After you’re logged in on Bluehost, go to the “Website” section and click on Install WordPress, Check Domain and Install Now.
Done! Now you’re ready to install your favorite theme and get your website started.
MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR BLOGGING & SOCIAL MEDIA
Finding the right tools will make an impressive difference in your productivity, time management, and budget.
As I am still implementing and testing new tools, this page will be updated constantly with the most up-to-date and relevant information and resources.
Today I’m sharing my absolute favorites.
BoardBooster is an amazing program for Pinterest. With BoardBooster you can easily automate your Pinterest presence and dramatically grow your traffic in less than 1 hour per week. It’s one of the most affordable tools to grow your Pinterest.
Google Keyword Planner
There is no better resource to get keywords from than Google. Google Keyword Planner is a free tool and all you have to do is to type a keyword and it will generate a list of keywords for you, including the approximate number of monthly searches.