How to Start a Blog – The Guide to Blogging

People are changing their lives daily with blogging, whether it be through personal stories, building resources for others or using a blog to generate some extra money on the side. Not only have I experienced the power of blogging first hand, but I’ve also helped thousands of others discover the same. Now it’s your turn!

My name is Zac Johnson and I’ve been a professional blogger since 2007, and it’s completely changed my life and business for the better. I created this web site to be a complete step-by-step guide on how to create a professional blog of your own, while also getting is 100% live TODAY!

Best of all, I will NEVER personally ask for a single dollar from you. Blogging is what you put into it, and in this guide I will provide you with all of the powerful resources and tools I used to get to where I am today.

– How to Start a Blog the Right Way – The Main Benefits to Having a Blog – The Negatives of Having a "Free" Blog

Every day I get asked by hundreds of people what blogging is and if they should have a blog of their own. I figured out the best way to answer this common question, and made a short explainer video to show you why.

Whether you want to create a web site about your favorite pet, hobbies, a struggle you are going through in live or even wanting to try and make a few dollars online, it’s all possible through the use of a blog.

In the following sections, I’m going to break down all of the important things you need to know about blogging before getting started — such as choosing the right niche for your site, why you should stay away from free blog hosting services and much more.

When it comes to starting a blog of your own, it’s best to learn from an expert who knows what they are talking about — both in teaching and through their profession. In addition to being a world renown blogger and having been featured on ABC, FOX News and many other publications, I’m already great friends with many of the top bloggers in the world as well. In short, I know how to create a successful blog!

To find success with blogging, it really comes down to a few fine points. Follow this simple guide step-by-step and you may see the same success!

The better news is that I provide all of those benefits to you at no cost! In this "how to create a blog" tutorial and step-by-step guide, I walk you through everything you need to know about starting a successful blog, and best of all, I won’t even charge you a single penny!

How is that possible you ask? Simple… I’m made quite a successful career and living off my blog success and now I want to share my story, resources and benefits to you as well.

Through the use of my partnerships and sponsors over the years, I can now provide you with guidance on all of the same resources and tools I use to create and run my sites, and not have to personally charge you.​

With all of that said, please enjoy my complete guide to blogging. Follow it step-by-step and do no hesitate to contact me with any questions!​

Before even starting your blog, you should first think about what you are going to have as the main focus for your site. In short, what you are going to be writing about and what people should expect to find as your site. Many bloggers start with something they are passionate about. This way you will already have a good amount of knowledge about the content you will create on your blog and it will be fun for you at the same time.

When I started my first blog, I focused it around myself and my interest in online marketing in business. Since the site was about something I was interested in, it was easy and fun for me to create new content and spend time working on the site.

While many people are blogging for fun, a decent amount of people are using their blogs for business and to bring awareness to their existing brands or web sites.

If you are already an expert in a specific topic or niche, starting a blog is a great way to grow your authority and establish yourself as an expert online.​

To make it easy for you… your web site can be about whatever you like, and the good news is you can always start a new one if you decide to change your mind or focus!

If you’d like to get more ideas on different types of blogs on the internet today, simply click on the "Explore different blogging ideas" box below to show more content.

There are well over 100 million blogs on the internet today. Here are just a handful of the most popular blog ideas and concepts people are writing about.

These are just a few of the most popular blogging topics out there. The great thing about blogging is that there are no rules. Once you start a blog, you can do whatever you like with it. Go niche specific or cover as many topics as you like.

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WordPress has been downloaded over 100 million times and is the software of choice by millions of bloggers and many of the top blogs in the world today, such as TED, NBA Sports, CNN and TechCrunch. Best of all… it’s…