How to Start a Blog Business (Make Money Online)

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Step 3: Get a Domain Name and a Web host

Two things you need to create a blog – domain name and a web host. These are actually the only thing you’ll have to pay for while creating a blog.

Domain Name

Your domain name will be your unique blog address where people can easily find you online. For example, Facebook domain name is www.Facebook.com. Your own domain name will be (www.yournewblogname.com). A dot com domain name costs like N4,500 while dot com.ng example (www.yourblogname.com.ng) cost like N1,500.

Your domain name is very important because:

  • It defines your brand
  • Like the popular saying goes… the first impression matter a lot. It’s your first impression on your readers.

So it’s always good to put some thought into choosing your domain name but not too much thought though.

I’ll advise you go for a branded name, catchy and easy to pronounce domain name. This will make your blog stand out.

You also need to get a web host for your blog. If you don’t have a web host, you won’t be able to make use of your domain name or set up your blog. A web host is a service provider that keeps your blog accessible on the internet for everyone. It stores all the files, images and content that your blog has and displays it to the visitors.

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