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How to start a blog

If you want to know how to start a blog, you're in the right place! It doesn't matter if you're planning to use your blog to make money online, start a business, build a side hustle or just log your life, the basics are the same.

Rather than try to cram everything on to one huge page, this guide will link out to other articles that will show you how to start a blog and then grow it in to something successful. It's a guide for anyone, so let's get started!

This page links out to all the articles I've written on how to start a blog. I've used blogs to launch 6-figure products, and by following the same techniques I believe anyone can do the same. It's far easier to make money online that most people believe. Good luck!

Ross Davis

I've broken the essentials down in to 2 stages - setup, and growth. They are both critical, but I suggest that you focus on them in that order. I've also written a free new bloggers guide which goes in to a lot of detail. I suggest you check that out as well.

Stage 1: Initial setup

Picking a name for your blog
The best WordPress hosting
Registering a domain name for your blog
Designing a blog logo
Finding a perfect WordPress theme
Finding stock photos that don't suck
Writing a great blog post

Stage 2: Growth and SEO

SEO for blog posts
Using guest posting to grow your audience
A review of SE Ranking, my growth tool of choice
Automating Instagram without getting shut down

At a very basic level, my technique is find people, write content for them, convert them to customers. In reality there is a lot more to it! Explore the rest of the site to read all my ideas, and to get the most value from Don't Do An MBA I suggest you sign up you join the mailing list to receive the most important new content.

Ross Davis

So what next?

A blog is great, but without an email list you won't get anywhere. Check out my section on building and growing an engaged email list, it'll make it much easier to make money online lat