Do you want to start your own Food Blog but have no idea where to start from? It can be really frustrating when you would want to promote your favorite recipe to the whole world but cannot because of a lack of technical knowledge. Today, we would like to help you with how to start your own Food Blog.
There are two options from which you can choose the best for you:
- Hire a Web Designer to create a blog for you.
- Create your own blog with a self-hosted WordPress website.
Hiring a Web Designer will set you back by thousands of dollars. So if you don’t have spare money to spend, you can always create your own blog as I will discuss below.
Basic Steps to make your own Food Blog
Creating a Domain-Name and hosting your blog
The most important step is to give your blog a unique Domain Name. it is the URL with which users can view your blog. Also you will have to spend a little money to host the blog on the Internet.
Hosting the Blog
Once you have chosen the name for your blog, you have to host it up on the Internet. You can go through GoDaddy.com, BlueHosts or Liquid Web for blogs. Liquid Web is recommended for you if you are sure to be getting over 2000 views per day.
Next up, you only have to install WordPress depending on whichever Host you wish to choose.
Setting up a WordPress theme
You can get a number of WordPress themes varying from between free of cost to costing upto $130. The better the theme of your blog is, the more people would be attached to it.
Setting Up Google Tools
Create a new Gmail account for your blog and set the following tools for your blog.
- Google Analytics
- Webmaster Tools
Install WordPress Plugins
It is highly recommended a number of WordPress Plugins to your blog to help you. These plugins might not come install with your theme.
- Easy Recipe
- jQuery Pin It Buttons for Images
- WordPress SEO by Yoast
- WordPress related Posts
Finally, your setting up a blog is finished. You can start writing your favorite recipes on the blog. Don’t forget to promote your blog to have more followers for your Food Blog.