If you love baking and want to build a following for yourself, then it is about time you started a baking blog.
People are always out there looking for yummy, easy to make recipes and if you think you have those then a blog is one of the easiest ways to let them know about it.
And unlike in the case of YouTube videos, posting articles and taking photos is much easier and time-saving than videos plus, you can easily monetize your food blog as well once the traffic starts to come in.
So without wasting much time, let’s dig right into what you need to do to start a baking blog.
1. Pick the right name
Just like your name is your identity, the blog’s name is going to be its identity so make sure you do not rush into picking a name.
Give it ample time, take suggestions from your friends and family and also check if you can find a domain with any of the shortlisted names.
A few tips we’d give is that you should use descriptive names. For example, Baking With Shivesh tells you everything about the blog in just 3 words.
Also, make sure you do not use hyphens and numbers as it makes it harder for people to remember. Another thing to avoid is making it too complicated with the use of fancy words to sound catchy.
Also Read: How to start a Bakery in 2020
2. Get Hosting
Once you have picked and name and bought the domain the next up is to host the site. We know you are not looking to spend big yet on hosting but few things to keep in mind are:
You host should not have any downtime (nobody likes coming back to a blog that is often down) and one that does not provide 24*7 support.
Also, they should offer good speed. A slow-loading website is sure to turn your potential readers elsewhere.
Bluehost and Hostgator are some of the most reliable hosting services in the world and also offer tons of pocket-friendly plans so do check them out.
3. Learn WordPress
If you have never blogged before then WordPress is perfect to get you started as it is pretty straightforward to use though installing it can be a little confusing as you need to do it via the cPanel.
Here’s a guide by Hostgator you might helpful. If you are using a different host, get in touch with their customer care to have any query solved.
Once the installation is done, you can log in to the dashboard using the username and password entered during the time of installation.
Our friends at Create WP Site explain everything a newbie should know about WordPress so check it out in case you are confused about anything.
4. Pick the neat responsive theme
In case you didn’t know, most site users come through their mobile so it is important that you choose a theme that is comfortable to read on both, the mobile and the desktop. In short, it should be responsive i.e. automatically adjust as per the device it is viewed from.
You can use MobileTest.Me to check whether a theme of your liking is responsive or not.
WordPress has a lot of good free themes but if you are willing to go the extra mile I would recommend getting a theme from Genesis, Thesis or Elegant themes for better support and more responsive themes.