There are several important steps involved when setting up a blog. First you have to sign up with a web hosting service. This will be the place where your files are hosted so be sure you find a reliable company. It would be hard to subscribe users to your blog if it was consistently unavailable. Look for services that offer 99% uptime or better (even when 99% is guaranteed it is still around 4 days per year).
Next you need to choose a niche you want your blog to be about. In a nutshell, your niche should be something you are interested in and/or know information about that you can use in your posts. Also make sure you know your audience and that your niche is not too specific or not too general. The amount of revenue in your niche should really play no part in your decision, however, if you choose a niche that has no potential for making money, you guessed it, you’ll make no money. Continue reading