Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Start A Blog?
The most easiest way is to read my comprehensive guide How To Start A Blog. It will guide you through the whole process.
Is It Difficult To Start A Blog?
No, it is not. It used to be, but not anymore. Starting a blog is nowadays pretty simple and doesn’t require any technical or web development experience like it used to years ago. In fact, it is easier than you can imagine.
See for yourself here: How To Start A Blog guide.
How Long Does It Take To Start A Blog?
This very depends on your needs.The whole process can take somewhere around 30-60 minutes. It also depends on your previous experience. Assuming you have no experience so far, this is the minimum you are about to spend with your blog:
- Installing the blog takes around 20-30 minutes.
- Basic customization takes next 20-30 minutes approximately.
That’s it. The rest is up to you.
How Much Does Blogging Cost?
You can create a blog completely for free, without spending a single dime.
However, there are couple of things you should be willing to pay for if you want to be serious with your blogging – a domain name and web hosting.
A domain name is the web address of your blog, e.g. www.YourDomainName.com. It costs $10/year, but you can get your domain name for free. To see how, check my guide How To Start A Blog.
The price of web hosting varies in the range of $3 – $15/month or more. The hosting I personally use and recommend is a bit under $3/month. More information related to this can also be found in my guide.
Can I Use Blogging To Make Money?
There are many successful bloggers who make unbelievable amount of money with blogging.
Some bloggers earn $20k/month, others $50k/month and it’s not even impossible to make over $100k if you are really good at it.
What Is Blogging Platform?
A blogging platform is the software or service that you use to publish your content onto the internet in the form of a blog. A blog platform is a specific form of a content management system.
What Is Content Management System?
A content management system (CMS) is a software that facilitates creating, editing, organizing, and publishing content.
There are many content management systems (CMS) around the globe, but the most used worldwide are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal
If you are just starting with blogging, I suggest you using WordPress as it is the most popular and easiest CMS platform you can find.
What Is Domain Name?
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. Simply said, it’s what a person enters in his Internet browser’s address bar to access your website.
Domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net and more.
My domain name is KickstartBlog.com.
What Is Hosting?
A web host, also referred as web hosting service provider, is a business unit that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.
When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.
What Is Template?
A theme provides all of the front end styling of your blog.This includes the overall design or style of your site such as colors, font styling or page layout.
What Is Plugin?
A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a website. They can extend the current functionality or add new features.