Wondering how to create & start a blog in the Philippines? Well congrats, you’re in the right spot to learn everything step by step on how you can do it. Because today, I’m going to walk you through on how you can start your own blog and eventually, make money out of it.
Before we go into deeper, I just want to give you all a warm welcome to my blog. This is me, of course, your buddy “Yhong Lacson” and I’m so glad to have you here.
Also, just want to give some details about my background. Coz you might be thinking if can I really be trusted with all the information that I’m about to share you.
I’m from Cagayan De Oro City by the way. And in case someone from you guys is just from Cagayan, then just let me know in the comment box below and maybe we could grab some coffee together. I have been doing internet marketing for about a year now. Offering services for business owners not just here in the Philippines but also business owners from other countries. I offered services like web development, social media marketing like running Facebook Ads, and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Google and Bing Ads. So just trust me, okay? 🙂
Writing is just something I wanted to be, so I will do my very best to make everything’s clear here. It’s part of “search engine” requirements to really used English language, that’s why I’m crafting all these lines here just for you guys. I’m a college drop out, I don’t have any degree whatsoever but you know, you have to do something if you want something.
Just make sure to read this whole entire blog post. And I guarantee you will not be wasting your time and you will have your very own blog after this. Without any further lines, let’s get into it.
And by the way, please watch this video first before anything else…
What is Blog?
A blog is a discussion or an informational website where a writer or group of writers share their views on an individual subject. A blog is also a reference for all sorts of thing, like let’s say you wanna know “how to make money online” you just type into your browser and all of the results will be piled up, and that’s actually from a blog.
Blogging is one of the best ways to promote something (like a product) online. You can build an audience/readers through blogging and eventually monetize it and make money. Don’t worry, this blog post right here is a complete guide about everything on how you can get started blogging here in the Philippines.
Why Do You Need To Start A Blog?
Back in the day when I first launched my very own first blog, all I know was that it’s cool to have a .com at the end of my name. I mean like bragging to my friends saying such this line. “Bro. try typing in this on your browser yhonglacson.com” and they’re amazed that I have my own website.
And by the way, I don’t have any degree on IT-related courses whatsoever just like what I have mentioned above. I’m a college dropout and I just learn everything about websites through watching YouTube videos and some paid courses online.
I keep on learning about websites and how can I make money out of it, watching videos reading a blog post. And eventually, I made my first 100$ income online through Google AdSense. And from there, the money just keeps pouring in because I then also offered services like the one I have mentioned above “building websites for clients”.
Now, I assumed that you’re know started to have some idea why you need to start a blog. If you’re searching for a way on how you can start making money online or launching an online business, blogging is the best option you can choose.
Blogging is a long term business that can be your major source of income. A long term business that you can even pass on to your children or you can sell it for your retirement. I assumed that you already have some knowledge about how potential blogging is, coz obviously your here because you want to know how to create and launch your very own blog. And hat’s what this blog post all about.
How Much Does It Cost To Create A Blog?
Starting a blog here in the Philippines will just cost you under 2,000 pesos, yes you read it right. I see a lot of tutorials on YouTube suggesting you expensive hosting plans so that they could make money as an affiliate. But not today, because today I will share you the most affordable website hosting available in the market and that is through Namecheap.
And by the way, you need a card for online payments. A master card, VISA card or a simple Globe GCash if you don’t have a bank account yet, that’s how I get started.
This Is Where You Are Going To Spend Your 2,000 Pesos.
- Domain Name: Domain name is your web address, like for my website “yhonglacson.com” and you need to pay for it. It’s like a business office address if you have an offline business.
- Web Hosting: It’s what keeps your website online even while you sleep. It’s where you will be storing all your website files. If you have an office address with your offline business, then hosting is the office, like literally the building structure.
Here’s The Step By Step Guide On How You Create & Start A Blog In The Philippines
There’s a lot of misconception about how to create a blog or a website. Even some of my friends think that, for you to create a blog, you really need to be an expert in programing language (coding). And that’s actually true, 10 years ago. But not today, because today you can easily create your website as easy as riding a bicycle.
Just follow along with all the steps below, I made it with a video tutorial so that everything will be all easy to follow. But if you still need some help, then just head over to my contact page and send me your questions there. Let’s build it!
1. Choose What To Blog About (Niche Selection)
In choosing what to blog about, you should always consider first what’s your passionate about or the things that really you love. Let’s just say you love dogs so much, then it would be great if you choose dog niche. As Apple CEO Steve Jobs ones said, you should love what you are doing to become successful because if you love it, you will never get tired of doing it.
2. Choosing The Right Blogging Platform
There are many blogging platforms out there like Wix, Squarespace, there are even free ones like BlogSpot and many others. But for me, and from most successful bloggers worldwide, WordPress is the best platform you can choose. You can easily customize your blog, optimize for search engines and lots of other cool stuff that you easily do with WordPress.
3. Get Domain And Hosting
The blog domain is your web address, it’s what people type in their browser when they’re going to search about your blog. And web hosting, on the other hand, is where we are going to store all of our website data and files, it’s what keep’s our website online even while we’re sleeping.
Most of the tutorials on YouTube about how to create a blog will recommend you expensive domain and web hosting providers because they are actually affiliated to it.
Which is also a win-win situation because you learned from their videos and they also make money if you will purchase your web hosting through their affiliate link.
Most of the tutorials are going to recommend you Bluehost web hosting services, which they are making at least a 100$ every successful referral they made.
But today, I’m not going to recommend Bluehost for you. I will show you the most affordable web hosting services available in the market today, and that is Namecheap. Watch the video below for complete details and guide how you can get it.
4. Install WordPress Software
In this step, we’re going to install the blogging platform that we choose, WordPress. The most widely used blogging platform across the globe. WordPress is the easiest blogging software to configure, with lots of amazing functionalities inside.
The video below will show you everything you need to do to install WordPress using the easyWP app from Namecheap.
5. Choose Your Blog Theme
A blog theme is what give’s the overall appearance of our blog. It’s one of the most important factors we need to consider in creating a blog to provide great user experience and also this is what represents who we are or our brand.
In these modern days, more and more users are now using their mobile devices to browse around the internet. That is why we also need to consider the mobile responsiveness of the blog theme that we are going to use to our blog.
My video below will show you the best blogging theme available in the market today, and I also give a bonus for every one of you guys. So just hang in tight, and watch the video below.
6. Theme Customization And Install Necessary Plugins
In this part, we are going to install all the necessary plugins for our blog. A plugin is what extends our blog functionalities and features. I’m also going to show you my top blog resources where I get my blog images, videos, etc.
If you are to this step right now, then congratulation because you’re almost done to finally have your own blog. Watch The Video Below Now!
7. Create Blog Pages And Menus
In this step, we are going to create your blog pages and menus. Blog pages like your “About” page, “Contact” page and I will also show you how to set your blog menus.
Watch the video below, and congratulation for achieving the process up to this step.
8. Publish Your First Blog Post
Finally, on this step, I’m going to show you how you can create your first ever blog post and publish it. This is gonna be the last step on this tutorial, so congratulation for having your new blog.
Watch the video below now for a complete tutorial about how you can publish your first blog post.
Here Are Blogging Resources You Need To Get Started
Creating your blog is just the first step for more learning process you need to go through. And since you’re here, I’m not going to let you just jump around searching for the resources you need to get started.
You will learn everything along the way as you do your new business, blogging. So just stay calm and just learn step by step. I can actually help you in case you need, just head over to my contact page and ask me some help there.
Blogging is something long term business, so don’t be discourage if you don’t make any dime on you first 2 to 5 months of blogging. Because it takes time to rank on the search engine, like 3 months to 6 months. So just continue creating great content and never stop learning.
You can also join my Facebook group where I can answer your questions, just click the link below.
- Free Images and Videos: Pixabay & Unsplash
- Banner And Thumbnail Creator: Canva
- How To Submit Your Blog To Search Engines: Click Here
- Search Engine Optimization For Blog: Click Here
- How To Structure Your Blog Post: Click Here
- Keyword Research Before Publishing A Blog Post: Click Here
- Building Backlinks For SEO: Click Here
- Best WordPress Plugins: Click Here
You can also ask me anything in the comment box below.