Welcome to another topic in the training series on how to create a blog in Nigeria using your phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer.
There are many ways you can make money online, but of the way is from blogs. So, if you will like to make money online, you make need to have a blog.
In our previous training, disused in detail on the topic – How to make Money Online with facebook Page If you missed that topic, you can simple click here to read it.
You need that information to understand the next topic on how to create a blog in Nigeria.
What you Will Learn in this Training
In this training, I will tech you the step-by-step guide on how you can create a blog in Nigeria. This information is also applicable if you are not in Nigeria. I only use the word Nigeria to emphasize my target audience which is Nigeria.
I will teach you how to create a blog using the two (2) popular blogging platforms – WordPress and Blogger.
After this training, you will be able to create your own blog. After creating your blog, you will be able to publish and see it on the world wide web.
Everything here is simple and you can even create a blog with your phone after this training.
Let’s start now …
How to Create a Blog in Nigeria
Let’s start the training now.
Things you will need to create a blog are
(1) A device that connects to the internet: It may be any of the following
(c) Laptop with a modem or Wifi and
(d) Desktop Computer with a Modem or Wifi
(2) Blogging Software of Platform; In this training, a blogging software is the same as a blogging platform.
Like I earlier said, there are two popular blogging software or platforms. Of course, there are many other ones. But, I am going to teach you how to use the two popular ones.
(a) Blogger and
With the blogging tools mentioned above, you are now good to launch your first blog and start making money from it.
Let Start with Blogger …
How to Create a blog with Blogger
Blogger is a blogging software owned by the Big G – Google. I actually started blogging on blogger. So, I recommend that you start here.
Here is a step-by step guide on how to create a blog using blogger.
- First, create an account with Google here (if you don’t have Google account already)
Note that a single username and password from Google account will gets you into everything that is own by Google.
You will use that single Google account to have access to all Google products such as Blogger, GMail, Google Doc, Google Earth, AdSense, YouTube, FeedBurner, Google Drive and many more…
If you already have a GMail account, this will be useful now. You can use it to create a blog on Blogger.
If you don’t have the Google account already, simply signup in Google account and you are ready to start.
Now that you have Google account, visit Blogger.com
Confirm your profile and click continue to Blogger
After confirming your profile, you will be taken to where you will proceed to the final 5 steps to create your blog on blogger.
- type in your blog Name
- Type in your blog website address (URL)
- Conform that your website address is available
- Choose the theme
- Click Create Blog
You are done! You have finish creating your new blog on blogger.
Please note that you blog name url will be something like yourblogname.blogspot.com. You can still use this to make any amount of money you need.
But I overheard it in Google product forum that Google AdSense team does not accept .Blogspot blog again in their AdSense acceptance.
So, you may need to et a free domain name when you buy web hosting account from $0.99/month WordPress Hosting from 1and1 buy a new domain map to to work with blogger.
Congratulations! You are now a blog owner. In the next training, I will teach you how to publish your first article on your blogger and WordPress blog
Let’s continue on the how to create a free blog using WordPress.
How to Create a blog FREE with WordPress
With WordPress, you can also create a free blog.
There are three blogging platforms in WordPress. These are;
WordPress.com: Free domain (with custom domain alternative), hosted on WordPress. – FREE
WordPress.org: Fully optimized self-Hosted WordPress powered website or blog. – NOT FREE
WordPress VIP: Enterprise Hosting Powered WordPress Sites. – NOT FREE
For absolute beginners, I usually advise that you should try your hands on the free option so that you can use that to learn the basics before paying.
But if you want to get something outstanding at once, I will advice you to chose your self-hosted WordPress blog. We can set it up for you in no time.
So, let’s see how to create a blog FREE using WordPress.com
Follow the step-by-step guide below;
(3) Fill in your blog name and check if it’s available
(4) Click Create Your Site and Continue
(5) Fill in your information needed and click Create a Blog
You are done!
Please note that your blog name will be something like – yourblogname.wordpress.com.
Of course, you can change this to yourblogname.com but still hosting free on wordpress.
There are limitations to free hosting. You will not be able to have absolute control over everything on your site. Of course, with wordpress free hosting, you will not be able to participate in AdSense programme.
How to Create a Professional Blog with Custom Domain
You can see the the lesson above was on how to create a free blog. But if you need a professional blog, you will need a little investment. Let me show you…
They also offer professional WordPress Hosting services. Then buy a professional premium theme from themeforest.net. This will make your blog to have a feel of uniqueness.
Then you do the minor customization and SEO. That’s all you need to start publishing on your professional blog. It will look like this blog you are reading now.
In this training, we have learn how to create a blog on WordPress and Blogger using any of our devices – Phone, iPad, Laptop or Desktop Computer. In the next training, I will teach you how to create a self hosted blog on WordPress.
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