If you have a passion for crochet, the love for it is undying.
And if we were looking for how to start a crochet blog from scratch probably you landed in the perfect place.
Some people do crochet just for fulfilling their hobby and others do it for living.
Being good at something always helps you earn a good amount of money and satisfaction.
And if you have amazing crochet skills, you can build your blog and earn a passive income.
How To Start a Crochet Blog?
In this post, I will help you understand how to start a crochet blog even if you are not a technical person and know nothing about websites.
I will discuss everything from the research required and to publishing articles on your blog.
In addition to that, I will also share the bonus tips for building a good audience and monetizing your blog.
Now I am writing this post for a crochet blog, it’s not just applicable to a crochet blog, but to other blogs as well.
So, if you are looking for information for starting a blog on a different topic, you can follow along.
I will also share the links to other articles as well about starting a blog on different topics.
If you find those articles suitable, you should read them or you can follow this post only.
I know, it’s a long post, but trust me it is going to help you in starting a crochet blog.
So, without any more wastage of time.
Let’s dive into it.
Step 1: Niching It Down
I know, whenever we are searching the internet for how to start some online business, we are advised to choose a specific niche.
Now, how do I know this?
Because I was also searching for the same thing at some point in my life and here, I am with years of experience in blogging and doing online business.
After becoming an expert on it, I decided to help other people like you to start their online business and become great at it.
Hence, I started ebizopedia.com, where I teach people about online businesses and being successful at it.
But that is not the topic of this article.
So without diverting ourselves from the real topic of starting a crochet blog, let’s discuss the first thing you need to do before starting a blog.
I have learned from my experience that you don’t only need to select a niche, but you need to niche it down a little bit.
Now as you must know that crochet is a very broad niche and there are so many things you can do in crochet.
Similarly, you can blog about so many topics under crochet.
I always recommend people, if they want to start a blog, they should choose a specific topic of their niche.
People who are searching online for information, they are always looking for a blog that specializes in a specific topic rather than a blog that tries to cover everything.
If you have some skin problem, you would want to visit a Dermatologist rather than a General Physician.
People always love someone who is an expert in his area.
Another reason for choosing a specific topic is that you can’t just write for everything forever, but if you have passion for something,
you can’t stop talking about that ever.
Choose a topic that you think, you are expert at, a topic that you can’t stop talking about.
Ultimately you will be successful at it.
If you love making beanies write about it if you love making baby jackets write about it.
One bonus tip, write about the topic on which you think you can help people.
Step 2: Choosing a Cool Website Name
Starting a blog is somewhat similar to parenting.
Like you want to have a good name for your kid, your blog needs a cool name too.
People will remember your content with your blog name.
Therefore, it becomes important to choose a simple yet attractive name.
More importantly, your blog name should reflect the content, qualities and characteristics of your blog.
It should be unique yet professional so that people can start trusting your blog by looking at its name only.
Now that we know, how should we choose our blog name, the next step is to buy a domain name for the name you have selected.
A domain name is a digital identity for your blog.
People can reach your blog by using this domain name.
For example, ebizopedia.com is the domain name for my blog where I help people by teaching them how to earn money online and be successful.
I cover all the topics related to starting an online business, hence the name eBizoPedia.
Its fairly simple and easy to choose a cool name for your blog, though it is really hard to find a domain name for the same name.
In today’s digital world, most generic domain names are already registered.
Either they are unavailable to purchase or you will have to pay a thousand times more than the actual cost of it.
Hence, I would recommend you decide on multiple names for your blog so that you will be able to find a domain name for that.
A hundred would be a good number to start.
A hundred unique names for your blog.
That’s a lot. Isn’t it?
You may find your desired domain name after a couple of tries but chances are equivalent to 0%.
Hence it would be a good idea to make a list of at least a hundred names for your blog.
This way you can just copy-paste each of them into the domain name registrar’s search engine and purchase the available one.
Of course, you don’t want to waste your time by randomly putting any name in the domain name search engine and hope to see if a name is available.
Now if you have followed along and decided on some name, you will need to register it with a domain name registrar.
However, we are not going to do this in this step.
I will explain the steps to register your domain name later in this article.
So, stick around and follow the steps. In the end, you will have your blog with a cool name.
Related: How To Start a Gardening Blog?
Step 3: Registering a Relevant Domain Name
If you have been following along, we already discussed domain names, right?
So, let’s discuss, what is hosting and buying a good hosting plan.
I will also explain, what is a blogging platform and why you should choose WordPress?
Hosting is like a space on the internet where all of your website data will be stored.
When people try to reach your website, your hosting provider will transfer the required information to them.
Now that we know what is hosting, I will discuss the steps to set up the hosting account for your blog.
There is a huge number of hosting providers available today and some new companies are even launching their hosting platform as we are talking about it.
That being said, it becomes completely difficult for a beginner to decide a good host for their websites.
Do not worry, I have made it easy for you so that you don’t have to go looking for a good host.
I recommend Bluehost as a hosting platform for your blog.
Not only me, but the majority of successful bloggers also recommend Bluehost for hosting your blog.
Good thing is that even WordPress (a CMS that we are going to use for your blog) recommends Bluehost and it has been doing the same since 2005.
We will come to Bluehost again, first, it’s important that you know about the blogging platforms and why you need to choose WordPress?
A blogging platform is a content management system, where you can easily manage your blog.
A content management system gives you access to an admin area where you can design your website, write or edit your blog posts, optimize your website and many other features…
Like I said earlier most of the bloggers, recommend WordPress as a blogging platform.
WordPess.org and WordPress.com are two different things.
We will choose WordPress.org.
Because it is an open-source platform, it gives you complete control of your website, it is search engine friendly and gives access to a vast number of free and paid resources (themes and plugins).
With WordPress.org, it is fairly easy to find a free alternative for a premium resource.
The biggest reason behind choosing WordPress.org is that it powers more than 30% of the websites on the internet.
Step 4: Hosting a Blog or Website
Till now you must have got a fairly good idea of domain names, blogging platform and hosting. Hence, we can now proceed with setting up registering a domain name, hosting account and WordPress.
Now let’s come back to Bluehost as we are choosing Bluehost as your blogging platform.
Some of the reasons for selecting Bluehost have already been discussed by me, here are the features you will be getting with all the Bluehost plans.
There are multiple plans available but we are going to choose the basic plan, as it is enough for powering a blog.
Now we are going to set up our blog hosting.
I would recommend you to open Bluehost.com in a separate tab so that you will be able to do it while following these steps.
Now if you follow my link, you will get a discount as well. It will help you save some more bucks.
Click on the Get Started button on the Bluehost homepage.
On the following page, you have to choose a hosting plan, we are going to stick to the Basic plan.
The basic plan is all you need to have for hosting a blog website.
We have been discussing a lot about domain name registration earlier in this post.
Now is the time that you register your domain name.
With Bluehost hosting plan, you also get one free domain registration for a year.
After selecting the hosting plan, you will be taken to the next page by Bluehost.
On this page, you need to register your domain. Just enter your blog names one by one that you decided in Step 2.
Like we discussed earlier that it may not be possible that you will be able to register the first name for your blog.
While you will be suggested to choose some alternate names with. online, .tech or whatever, don’t choose any of them.
Always prefer .com domain names as people mostly trust them.
In case if the name you entered is not available then you will see the below message from Bluehost.
Just keep entering the names one by one from your list into the Create a new domain section.
When a domain name entered by you is available, you will see the below message and you also need to enter your account details:
After entering the account details, you need to select the length of your hosting plan on the same screen.
Just go with the 36 months plan as it gives you good value for money.
You can choose any other plan as well, but you won’t get much value and it will also not help you in staying committed to your blog.
Once you have selected a hosting plan duration, you need to select the package extras on the same.
You can keep whatever you want or you can uncheck all of them.
It is up to you.
The final step is to fill out your payment details, accept terms & conditions and click on submit.
Once you click on submit, you will have your hosting account. Congratulations!!!
On the next page, you need to create a password to secure your account.
Once you do that click on login and you will be taken to the next page, where you can select a theme for your blog website.
Select any theme you like, all of them are free on this page.
And do not worry you can always change it later.
It will take some time to configure your WordPress dashboard.
Once it’s done, just click on Start Building.
On the next page click on the Business button like this.
After this, you need to enter a Site Title and Description.
Keep it simple and describe your blog.
Next, it will ask you if you want to update your blog with some latest content.
Click on Yes.
After that it will ask a few more questions, you can select whatever you want.
It is really easy.
Congrats!!! Now you have your blog, all you have to do is start writing posts now.
Step 5: Publishing The Great Content
As you have set up your blog the last step is to start publishing the articles to attract the visitors to your website.
Write some content and publish to the internet.
Now you need to keep few things in mind while writing articles which are as followings:
- Always write valuable content that adds to readers’ knowledge or help them to solve something.
- Don’t write something that you are not well versed with or have doubts about.
- Keep it simple, so that it is easy to understand.
- Share from your experiences.
- Do some research before writing and always write about what people are looking for. Else it is of no use to the public and you as
The above things will help you start your blogging journey and become a successful blogger.
Here are some bonus tips to drive traffic to your crochet blog:
- Be consistent, try to write 2 or 3 blog posts a week
- Share the links to your articles on social media
- Use compelling headlines
- Write relevant content
- Always try to tell stories
- Write guest posts
- Be clever as well as funny
- Try to understand users and write for them
- Do keyword research
- Always keep your content comprehensive and useful
- Do search engine optimization
- Create infographics
Starting a crochet blog is no different than starting a blog on other subjects.
As I said earlier in this post, you need to do fair research for finding the profitable keywords for your blog that will decide the fate of your crochet blog.
There are a ton of beautiful blogs on crochet that are created by passionate crocheters, designers and individuals that you can follow.
See what type of content they are posting and try to cover the similar topics on your blog.
So that was all. Happy Blogging.!
Are you still finding it difficult to start a crochet blog? Let me know in the comments below and I’d be more than happy to help you with the answers. 🙂
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