Things You Need Before Starting a Blog

Have you been thinking about starting a blog for your personal musings or your business’s promotion? Then there are a few things that you will need to get into place in order to ensure your blog’s success. Check out the tips below so that you can make it easier to set up, manage, and get your blog in front of as many people as possible.

Get the Right Cloud Hosting Service

A cloud hosting service will host your blog and give you the assurance you need to know that your data will be secure at all times. You will not have to worry about managing a server yourself and, in the event of a disaster, your data will be easy to recover. There are many cloud hosting providers out there, but it is important to do your research into what each one providers, what their reputation is, what other customers have had to say about their products and services, and how much they cost. A great option is, which is affordable, has a solid reputation, and provides stellar customer service.

Mouse ClickA Domain Name

In addition to finding and hiring the right hosting company that will keep your blog up and running at all times, you also need to invest in the right domain name. This will be your blog’s URL, so it should coincide with the title of your blog, and it should be easy to remember. The majority of the time, this will be the initial point of contact that you will have with your audience, so make sure the domain name is also easy to spell, and it should also provide your audience with a good idea of what the blog is about.

When coming up with a domain name, it is also a good idea to include one of the main keywords that you use throughout your blog posts. So, as an example, if you are blogging about music, you should include the word ‘music’ in your domain name.

After you have come up with the ideal domain name and you have determined that it is available for purchase, you need to simply purchase it, register it, and associate it with your hosting package.

An Analytics Tool

Another tool that you will need is an analytics tool. This will help you track how well your blog is doing, including how many visitors are coming to your blog every day, where they are coming from, and what posts they are reading. Basic analytics tools will only provide you with basic information about your blog, but if you invest in a higher quality tool, you will get even more details about your traffic. This information will ultimately help you tweak your blog so that you can generate more traffic in the future. So in addition to analysing the competition, make sure you also keep a close eye on how your blog is doing.

Once you have all of these systems in place, you will be ready to launch your blog and start writing.

Want to advertise your business for free?

Grab your pack of free advertising perks by registering.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

View all posts by Claire Jones-Hughes →