How to Start a Christian Blog (2018-2019) | Start a Christian Blog

How to Start a Christian Blog (2018-2019) | Start a Christian Blog


How to Start a Christian Blog (2018-2019) – Start a Christian Blog how you can start your Christian blog
and write your first blog post I’m the born-again blogger if you want to replay
this webinar you should be able to do so using the link which was sent to you
after your registration so let’s jump into it we’re going to look at what is a
blog also who can blog next we’re going to look at why blog
when should you blog and how do you blog all right so let’s just take a brief
glance at what the term blog actually means well you have it in noun form so
that is a regularly updated website or web page typically one run by an
individual or small group that is written in an informal or conversational
style so that blog is a noun you can also use blog as a verb which means to
add new material to or regularly update a blog for example it’s been about a
week since I last blogged so you have it as a verb here are some examples of
course you’ve all seen blogs before this is a blog excerpt you see here that once
the blog post is written you can have a page of excerpts with the little read
more link so you would just click through to it and then you get to the
full blog post here’s another example you have the blog excerpt once more with
the category over here for example then you can click through then you see the
full blog post so just a few examples of what a blog post looks like as a
reminder who can blog well this is the exciting part any Christian can blog yes
for example Bible journalist might want to blog preachers teachers you can also
have testifiers every Christian has a testimony so you can simply testify in
your blog really any Christian can have a blog
here you see examples of the types of people that can have a blog for example
you have teachers you have somebody that’s testifying over here you have
somebody that’s evangelizing you’ve got Bible Journal errs so for example Bible
journals can tell people about how they do their journal and they can post
pictures and things they otherwise could not do just by journaling so here’s a
question you may be asking yourself and that is why blog well let’s just look at
a few examples of why you might blog the first few you can fulfill the great
commission you can share information regarding the gospel of Jesus Christ
thus fulfilling the Great Commission you can have evergreen content so this means
you can reshare the same content for example instead of like on Facebook or
Twitter these posts that you make they go away pretty quickly very quickly as a
matter of fact but when you have your own blog you can keep that information
handy you can keep it out in front of people by reshoring it and things like
that so you can have evergreen content also very important you can monetize
your blog you can make extra income so we’ll look at briefly how you might be
able to do that also it’s a creative outlet just gives you a chance to get
information that is within you out into an effective environment which can
impact people in a positive way you can teach you can testify you can encourage
others you can inspire others with your own blog so just more examples of what
we looked at earlier teachers testifiers Bible journal errs it’s all available to
you in a blog as a great outlet here’s a quick look at how you might monetize
your blog something very simple and easy amazon has an associate’s program so you
can just grab some code after you sign up with Amazon Associates you can easily
place that code within your blog anywhere in your blog and there you have
a clickable embeddable product that you
might endure such as a Christian book or some other information about journaling
you can put kitchen products you can put any types of products in here and the
great thing is if somebody goes to Amazon using your link to buy this
product or any other product you will get credit within a certain amount of a
time period so that’s also exciting for all bloggers so you might ask yourself
well when’s a good time to start and I would say hey why would you want to wait
it’s so easy and accessible to start your own blog there’s really no reason
to wait so then how would you get started how do you get blogging well let
me just let you know that I’ve used Hostgator for a good number of years and
I’ve always had good success with them you can look at my blog the born-again
blogger now even though Hostgator is my
preference you can of course use any provider you so wish to use the
important thing I would say is just to get going with the blogging so let’s
take a look at how easy it is for any Christian to get started with their own
Christian blog alright so here’s how easy it is to get started if you go over
to born-again blogger com there’s a link here on the side for Hostgator all you
need to do is click on that that will open up a window for the Hostgator plans
over here on the Hostgator plans there are three options the business plan you
most likely will not need starting out the baby plan has unlimited domains so
unless you’re planning to launch more than one website you probably don’t need
this and then over here the hatchling plan I’m going to choose that for this
for one single domain so let’s click on buy now we’re now over on the
registration page now you’re going to want to have a domain name you may
already have a domain name if you do you would come over into this tab and just
go ahead and enter your existing domain however I’m going
to register one here let’s just choose saved by grace I’m sure somebody has
this dot-com but we can choose something else let’s see what they have so if we
go down here I like the dot club that club is a
top-level domain like calm so that is available
I’ll go ahead and grab that that’s for search engine purposes as far as
top-level domain goes that’s just something that these search engines
recognize so that’s still good to go domain privacy protection okay this is
optional for you I’m not going to select that but this is something where they
will hide your private information on the public website Whois and really I
don’t need it I’m not too concerned about it but you do have that option so
we will pass by that now the next thing you want to do is choose a hosting plan
we’ve chosen the hatchling plan let’s How to Start a Christian Blog (2018-2019) – Start a Christian Blog look at our options here for billing of
course you’ll save more the longer out you pay I’m just going to go ahead with
the monthly at 1095 I’ll need to enter a user name I’m just going to use what I
chose for my domain name save by grace then I’m going to have to enter a
security pin so since I will need to enter information to finish this I will
save that for a few moments over here on the left enter your billing information
just go ahead with your email and your basic information here on the left and
then you can add a credit card or choose PayPal to pay
so I will take care of that here momentarily and you can do that while I
do my end if you like let’s finish this out though and see what your other
options are for additional services here you have the option to protect your
website they do recommend it I’m going to deselect it for this because
WordPress actually has a little option in there called jetpack which can get
you started with monitoring your website and so forth and then you can always
upgrade later if you wish and the pricing here is fantastic billed
annually but these are all very inexpensive when you order through
Hostgator there is a backup option I’m going to deselect that as well briefly
this will backup your website every day and you can go out for a couple weeks to
even longer if you wish and then have a one click restore should something
happen to your website I’m going to pass on that because you will get a weekly
backup if that will suffice for you for me it works
but again that’s optional a weekly backup they will backup your data once a
week and then overwrite that backup every week so at least you have a weekly
backup going for you so as we move down to the bottom here there’s already a
coupon code in here entered for you and as we scroll to the bottom we see that
we have a total we have 25 then we have a discount for five dollars and five
cents some tax then our total is 21 62 at least my total is for today which
includes the domain name and the first month hosting so that’s fantastic I can
get started for 21 dollars or so I’m very happy with that so as we scroll
back up I’m going to enter my information you can do the same if you’d
like to pause the video and then we’ll catch up right after that okay so I’m
done filling in my information hopefully you are done is well let’s come back
down here to the bottom by the way my total changed
lightly was reduced because there was a Texas sales tax in there by default and
I am not in Texas so what you need to do now is just click this checkbox to agree
to the terms go ahead and click checkout now all right success thank you for your
order payment completed so right now Hostgator is setting up the account in
the background so that will take a few moments
you all right Hostgator is done building the
account for us I’m just going to X out of that pop-up
here so here’s your customer portal here and you have different options to access
your billing information hosting domains and support everything’s nice and tidy
in here for you now right now they have set an email to you
so let’s have a look at the email all right so you should have received an
email from Hostgator here’s my email to the born-again bloggers here’s the
website saved by grace dot club my username and temporary password is right
here so you’ll want to highlight that go ahead and copy that and then let’s go to
your control panel so now we’re at the login screen for
your control panel where you can install your blog and WordPress I’ll just go
ahead and enter my username you go ahead and do the same thing let’s paste the
temporary password in password click login now this opens
up your environment to do the things you need to do right here you have a build a
new WordPress site let’s click on that this is nice and easy go ahead and
choose your domain mine is saved by grace Club you don’t need to enter
anything here in the directory field click Next so let’s just give the blog a
title you can always change this down the road if you like I’m going to keep
the admin user the same as my domain name and I’m just going to put whatever
in the first and last name not too critical here then go ahead and put an
email address for your admin then down at the bottom here make sure that these
boxes are checked that you agree to the terms and that you want it to
automatically create a new database for the installation click install right now
it’s installing your WordPress installation nice and quick here are your details
let’s see if we can login highlight your temporary password copy it we know the
username so remember your username click login now let’s go ahead with our username
paste your temporary password click login
now you get to visit your brand-new blog and isn’t this wonderful so here you are
moments away from making your first blog post up here at the top you can click
new and post now all you have to do is give it a
title saved by grace for example then you can tap out and that will place your
cursor into the body of your blog and you can start typing so you can easily highlight these things
just as you would with a word processor you can bold you can italicize once you
are done with your blog post all you’ll need to do is click publish and it’s
just that simple you can see just how easy it is to get a blog post posted
once that is complete all you have to do to view it is click on View Post
and you can get a look at it look at How to Start a Christian Blog (2018-2019) – Start a Christian Blog that it’s nice and dated for you there’s
your title here is the body of your blogpost and it’s just that simple
alright so that should do it for this webinar I want to thank you for joining
me also don’t forget that you can replay
this webinar using the link which was sent to you after your registration feel
free to go through this content again to get started with your new blog thank you
once more for joining and happy blogging

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