Start a travel blog from scratch.
If you are planning to make a travel as your aim and blogging as your income then it is actually a hard decision to made.
Complete installation process is in this link: How To Start a WordPress Blog on Bluehost – 2017 Guide
If you search How to start travel Blog then you will find these steps a lot.
- Choose Blogging Platform
- Host in Bluehost
- Pick a Domain Name
- Install WordPress
- Design Your Blog
All these up steps look easy for just looking it is easy. Anybody can do it. And yeah anybody can setup a blog.
But this post will share somethings that you won’t get generally on another blog about these topics.
Step 1: Choose Blogging Platform
There are many blogging platforms you can use to start a blog or website. Using WordPress – Hosted is my only recommend option to you. As, you can see 48% People use Self Hosted WordPress in 12 Competitors.
Step 2: Host in Bluehost
[Disclosure: Because I am a paying customer for over 2 years, some of the links below are referral links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you make a purchase.]
Once the New Tabs Opens. You will see this.
“If you see another design, never confused Bluehostchanges it’s home page frequently.”
Select your plan
Choose Plan you feel Happy with. I recommend that new bloggers get started with the basic plan. If your Blog gets viral and generate money you can jump to any plan you wish in future. But I generally go with the Plus or Prime plan because you get more unlimited features.
Click “Select” to choose your plan.
Step 3: Pick a Domain Name
Domain name is Name of your site. Startbagpack.com is my domain name. On this screen you can choose a brand new domain (left side), you will get complete 1 year free domain if you sign up with any Bluehostlink in this blog post.
Enter your account info
On the next page, enter your account info. Enter your real details.
Now, you need to choose Package for your Hosting.
- The 36 month package gets you the lowest monthly rate. Remember, you can cancel anytime any plan.
- I uncheck the boxes next to the other products when I sign-up.
Next. Enter your Payment Information.
Now click Submit.
After, everything Done. Select the “Hosting Login” tab if it’s not selected already. Use your Google account to login or enter your cpanel login info from the welcome email.
Step 4: Install WordPress
Once logged into your cpanel, click the Install WordPress icon under Website (or Website Builders).
Start the WordPress install
Next you’ll get a window that looks something like this. Click the Continue Installation button (it may say “Start”) to begin the WordPress installation process.
Choose where to install WordPress
On the next screen, choose the domain you want to install WordPress on. If the domain you chose during signup doesn’t automatically appear, simply click “Domain” and you can select it from the list.
Leave the directory field blank unless you have a good reason to create a subfolder, which is unlikely if you are just starting. Click Next.
Now, you can login into your WordPress account.
To login with wordpress, you will need to login to your blog. Go to http://www.example.com/wp-admin to bring up the login screen (replace “example” with your domain name.
Now click login after you enter your Login Details.
This is the most important steps and congrats you build the blog as well.
Always and always only buy a host from hosting from WordPress.com, every blogger suggest you to buy host from bluehost, hostgator and someone also tell you to buy hosting from wordpress. The best thing is to buy hosting is only from a wordpress.
Are you spending a thousands of dollar for advertising your blog? NOO. Then if you use wordpress hosting your blog will get feature in WordPress Reader. Actually, WordPress reader is a cool thing, it will drives lots of comments and likes in your blogs as well as traffic.
If you use other hosting then your chance to get your blog featured in wordpress reader is very very low.
Read other awesome travel blogs regularly.
You should learn from other before you start by your own so read other famous travel Blogs and also read infamous travel blogs. Collect list of headline from them start creating a post on that topic by your own.
Always look for a awesome theme. If your blog theme looks like a tech related then there will be change your blog will get out of visitors or google rank. If possible and seriously want to make passive income always look for paid theme you can get best paid theme for almost $40.
Regular Post with great content.
If your blog post is not awesome then surely most of the visitors will ran away and never see you again. Also you will need to do a regular post. Once in a month is not good or once in a week is also not good posting atleast 1-2 times a day is perfect.
For great content try to learn from top travel bloggers.
Read ours here: http://www.startbagpack.com/food-you-must-try-in-japan/
Compulsory, you will need to share your blog each post with social medias. Try facebook, twitter etc…
Regular share your contents in social medias. Join group related to your niche and start posting some on the group but never spam.
So, these are some cool ideas you will need starting a travel blog.