This should be your first step before becoming a digital nomad. Starting a site is easy and does cost a penny at all.
What is a blog?
A blog is a website that is more personal to an audience. A blog can be on any topics.
Start a blog for free
You can literally start a blog for free with blogger.com, wordpress.com, weebly.com and many more.
A free blog vs a $3/mo blog
A free blog will be always free to use. A self hosted blog will cost you $3/mo to $100/mo or more depending upon your requirements.
Drawbacks of a free blog
Actually, You do not own the blog. The owner or the hosting provider may shut your blog at any time.
A free blog has Limitations to what you can do with your blog.
Steps to Start a blog with WordPress
Go through following steps to create a awesome blog in an hour.
Choose a catchy domain name.
Choose a domain name that is easy to spell and remember(that is what most blogger says). But, I do not agree at all. I have seen blogs with long name and difficult to spell has got great success.
Choose your web host
Choose a web host which is reliable. It is very important to choose a good host as your web host as the success of your website lies in speed of your website.
I trust in Bluehost and SiteGround. Both are awesome web hosting company.
Bluehost Plans for Shared Web Hosting
I started with shared web hosting and still using shared web hosting for my other websites. Shared web hosting can easily handle website traffic less than 30k visits per month .
Installation of WordPress is damn easy! It is just one click away. Web hosting companies like Bluehost offer one click WordPress installation.
Choose a blog theme
You can either choose a free theme or premium theme, this does not make any difference. But, having a customized theme can make you to stand out from the millions of other blogs.
Create Your Essential Pages
About page is the most important page. This is the most visited page of your blog.
Start writing contents
This is the most important step of all. Write blog posts on regular basis. Very very important for growth of your blog.
Network and Learn
Join Travel Groups in Facebook, you will learn a lot. Discuss with fellow travel bloggers.
Here are my recommended Facebook groups.
DNW – Making Money From Blogging by Sharon Gourlay- Best for making money from blogging Tips.
HellBound Bloggers (HBB) by Pradeep Kumar- Best for asking technical questions.
Start Making Money
Now finally we come to our goal. The main Goal of a blog is to make money beside sharing your experiences with the world. If your blog does not make money you will loss your interest and eventually you will leave blogging.
Read my huge guide on making money with your blog.
My best wishes with you!