How Much Does Blogging Cost?
I've earned my first dollar online with blogging.
So naturally, blogging will always be a viable business strategy to me.
Once something puts money into your bank account, your bound to fall in love with it 😜
What holds people back from starting a blog is usually the costs associated with it
In my opinion, it's ridiculously cheap to run a blog so I don't understand how it can hold people back
But who cares what I think...
Let's talk about how much it costs EXACTLY to run a blog
1. Blog Components:
As you probably know already, a blog is a website.
That means you need:
+ Domain name
+ Web hosting
Let's look at each component real quick and I'll tell you how much it costs...
2a. Domain Name:
If the domain name is still available, it usually costs between $10 and $15 per YEAR.
So that's like $1 per month.
Sometimes you can get domain names for even much cheaper than that.
I'll show you where...
2b. Domain Name:
Want a cheap domain name?
Namecheap has a search bar where you can type in any domain name you can think of.
👉 They also offer some of the cheapest prices on domain names
3a. Web Hosting:
Web hosting is the most expensive part of running a blog.
I pay around $10 per month for my web hosting because I have multiple sites (which still costs less than Netflix btw).
But you can get started for as little as $3 if all you want is one single blog.
3b. Web Hosting:
There are numerous web hosting companies out there.
And they're all battling with each other for the lowest price.
👉 I use HostGator.
You also need a blogging software so that you can create, update, and publish your blog without writing any code.
👉 Luckily, the best blogging software in the world is FREE
That's right, you don't have to pay anything for it
What's this magical software...?
The best & FREE blogging software is called: Wordpress
Chances are you've already heard of it. I use it on all my blogs & I love how simple it is.
👉 If you want to learn more about WordPress, you can read this article here: https://t.co/T5oMK5vP8v
5. Total Costs:
Domain Name: ~$1 per month
Web Hosting: ~$3+ per month
So you can have a professional blog with your own domain name up and running for not even $5 per month.
I pay around $15 per month with multiple domain names.
Either way, it's cheap!
6. How Does Blogging Work?
I hope this thread has invoked your interest in blogging.
Before you go...
Thank you for reading!