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Blogging:How to make it a career

Updated on January 31, 2011
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How to start making a blog

Blogging is becoming more and more popular day by day.It is a field where every person can earn through his knowledge.Blog can be made by person who don't know designing websites.There are several tools to make a blog without coding the pages.Wordpress is best CMS(Content Management system) for blogging.It is an easy to use tool and a lot of themes and plugins are available for it.A Blog can be started in time as small as 3-4 days.

How to Setup Domain and Hosting.

1.Buying a domain  is very important.Choose the domain name wisely which makes sense with your topic.Domain can be bought at http://www.godaddy.com it is cheap and commonly used source for domains.

2.Buy a good hosting Plan.Blog don't need much space,So a plan with 200 MB space can be bought.

3.Add the DNS of your webhosting to setup your domain.After some hours domain will start communicating with hosting.

Install and setup wordpress at webhost

1.Most of the webhosts contain a feature to automatically install wordpress.This feature is available in CPanel.If the feature is not available ,upload the wordpress archive and decompress it in file manager.

2.Find a good theme for your blog.There are many free themes available at wordpress.org ,If you can spend some money on theme then you van get premium themes which looks attrective and have several advanced features.

3.Install some plugins to enhance the performance of blog.Following are some must have plugins.

Akismet

BuddyPress

Contact Form 7

Custom Post Limits

Google XML Sitemaps

Mail From

XCloner

WP Super Cache

Register Plus Redux

WPtouch

Submit Blog to search engines(SEO) 

1.Make a sitemap of your your blog at www.xml-sitemaps.com 

2.Submit it to Google and bing webmasters.

3.Submit your links to www.digg.com and  del.icio.us

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