Step #1: Select a perfect niche for your blogTo start a blog and make it as a blogger, you have to select the right niche for your blog. First, make sure to pick a niche that you are the most interested in—the one you are passionate about.Second, you need to make sure a niche has enough audience interest—topics people searching for.That way you will follow your passion, find your readers, and enjoy your blogging journey. Once you select a niche, I also suggest you validate it. Below is a 3-step formula to confirm your niche for success.A 3-step blog success validation process:Check niche size.Explore competitors.Analyze monetization potential.This process will help you obtain a clear idea of the size, competition, and monetization potential for your proposed niche. If you are not sure how to select and validate a blog’s niche, read our detailed guide.
Step #2: Choose a blogging platformAt this stage, you’ll need to look at the available blogging platforms out there and determine the type of blog management software that you are going to use.I recommend building your blog using the self-hosted WordPress blog setup that I share in this guide.When it comes to blogging sites, you have a few options. Below are usage statistics showing the distribution of blog technologies in the United States.WordPress software is by far the most popular technology with a 90%+ market share in the U.S.