How To Start a Gardening Blog (Easy & Step-by-Step)

Do you love gardening and want to start blogging about it?

That’s great!

I appreciate the people who are passionate about gardening.

Gardening is a gift that not all of us have and when you have some experience in it, you can do some amazing things.

You probably have a passion for gardening and you want to share your knowledge with others.

Maybe you want to teach others what you have learned over time from your experience.

Or maybe you want to start a blog on gardening to earn some passive income.

Full disclosure, I am not that good at gardening but I am good at other things like teaching people, the ways to earn money online. 🙂

I don’t know much about gardening, but I know how to start a blog and be successful at it.

Starting a blog about gardening is not any different than starting a blog on any other topic.

You just have to take care of a few basic but important things and you will succeed at it.

Now you must be wondering why you should read this article on how to start gardening blog.

You should read this post because I know how you can do an online business, I know how you can start a blog and monetize it.

So I would suggest that you stick to this post and maybe it will become your ultimate guide for starting a blog and succeed.

As I said I am not good at gardening but I know how to start a gardening blog and make it profitable so that it can generate a consistent passive income for you.

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How To Start a Gardening Blog (Step-by-Step)?

It doesn’t take that much, you just need to have small investment, be passionate about the topic you want to start a blog about and be focussed.

Don’t worry, I will share every tiny detail about starting a gardening blog here. So let’s begin.

Step 1: Finding The Profitable Niche Keywords

Now, what is a niche?

A niche is a specific target area you are passionate about and serve particularly well in it.

It’s better to be the jack of all trades and master of one.

You are passionate about gardening, but gardening is a very broad topic.

And starting a blog about gardening and being successful on it, are two interrelated but different things.

When people try to find something online, they are looking for someone who is a specialist in his work.

It is a human tendency, that we trust someone who is an expert on a specific topic rather than an allrounder.

Therefore, it becomes really important that you choose a specific gardening topic that people are going to love and stick to your blog for a very long time.

I have listed a few popular gardening topics but they are not limited to these.

  • Mistakes People Do In Gardening
  • Landscape Designs
  • Lawns and Landscapes
  • Information on Different Type Of Soil
  • Organic Alternatives
  • Diseases Related To Plants
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Irrigation
  • Water Conservation
  • Wildlife And Gardening

The success of your blog depends on your topic.

Whatever topic you decide make sure that you will be able to write for a long time about that topic.

If you love landscape designs, you can write about them.

Is it vegetable gardening? You can write about that.

Do you have a passion for growing tomatoes? Write about that.

If you are still not sure about which gardening keywords could be the right choice for your business, take the help of the tools that could do that for you.

Like Jaaxy, SEMRush, UberSuggest or Google Keyword planner.

Enter your keyword below to see how Jaaxy can help you find the profitable gardening keywords.

 

Step 2: Decide On A Unique Blog Name

Now that you have decided the most suitable topic for your gardening blog, the next step is to decide a name for your blog.
Select a name that describes your blog.

That’s not a difficult task. Is it?

Well, it’s really easy, you can decide any name for the blog, but it is really difficult to find a domain name for the same name.

Why I am saying that is because most of the generic domain names are already purchased.

So, either they are not available for purchase or you have to spend a hell lot of money on buying them.

Now you must be thinking, what is a domain name.

A domain name is a virtual address for your website, by using which other people can access your website.

For example, ebizopedia.com is the domain name for my website.

You can register a domain name with any of the domain name registrars, but I would recommend you try out Bluehost hosting and you can register it free of cost for one year.

Register your preferred gardening domain name below to register it quickly.

I will explain about the hosting later in this article.

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Step 3: Decide On a Blogging Platform

There a lot of blogging platforms available, free and paid both.

But we are going to stick with WordPress.

The reason behind selecting WordPress is that it is really easy to configure and manage the websites in WordPress.

The platform which runs most of the websites on the internet is powerful, efficient and easy to use, even for beginners.

I am also using WordPress for the website on which you are reading this post right now.

Now that we have chosen the blogging platform, the next step is to set up our blog hosting.

Therefore, I am going to recommend the best one for you, which provides great value for the money you are going to spend on it. So, let’s begin with it.

Step 4: Set Up Blog Hosting

With the advancements in internet technologies, we have so many hosting companies available, which promises to offer the best in class hosting platforms for their customers.

Hence, choosing the right platform can be a daunting task for complete beginners.

Furthermore, even experienced bloggers find it difficult to choose the right hosting platform.

Therefore, I will recommend the best hosting platform for your blog which I have used for a long time.

Bluehost has the best value for money spent and it is even recommended by WordPress since 2005.

Being the largest hosting provider in the world, Bluehost has some unmatched features like a free domain name for 1st year, free SSL certificate, 1-click WordPress install, 24/7 support, free professional email accounts and even more.

Furthermore, if you face any problem with the host or change your mind within the first 30 days of setting up your hosting account, do not worry, you have the 30-day money-back guarantee from Bluehost.

Now to set up your hosting account, I would recommend you to open Bluehost.com in a separate tab, so that you can follow the steps while reading the steps here.

After reaching the Bluehost homepage you will see below option on your screen:

How To Start a Gardening Blog - Bluehost Get Started Now

Once you click on Get Started Now, you will be taken to the package selection page.

Here you need to select the hosting page:

How To Start a Gardening Blog - Bluehost Pricing Plans

There are multiple options available, it’s your choice to select any one of them.

For this tutorial, I will select the basic plan, as it is enough for powering a blog.

However, as I mentioned earlier, you can select any plan, it doesn’t matter.

Because the further steps are going to be the same for all plans.

Once, you have made your choice and have selected a hosting plan, you will reach on the domain selection page.

How To Start a Gardening Blog - Register a domain name

Now here you get three options: Create a new domain, use a domain you own and I’ll create my domain later.

Here you need to enter the domain name which you decided on step two.

Once you have done that, you will see the next page where you need to enter your account information like name, email address, business name, phone number and residential address.

How To Start a Christian Blog - Bluehost Enter Personal Details

After entering the account information, you have to select the length of your hosting plan.

Now again you have multiple options to choose from, however, I would advise you to go with the 36-month plan which is a good option if you want more value for your money.

Again it is just my recommendation and you are free to choose any option from these.

How To Start a Gardning Blog - Bluehost 36-Month Package

Post selecting your account plan length just uncheck everything from package extras section as you do not any of these features as of now.

How To Start a Gardening Blog - Bluehost Package extras

So that’s all, you have entered your account details, selected the account plan term and have also unchecked the package extras. Now all you have to do is enter your card details and make the payment.

At this point, you will have your hosting account and in the next step, we are going to configure WordPress for your blog website.

Now if you have been following along, Bluehost will have already installed WordPress for you.

Therefore, we can move further with setting up WordPress.

After making the payment, Bluehost will take you to the next screen where you will be required to set up a password and log into your hosting account.

Once you do that, you will enter the WordPress dashboard of your website and you will be asked to select a theme for your website.

The themes available on the next screen are all free and you have the privilege to choose any theme.

Do not worry, if you are going to choose a good or bad theme, as you can always change it later in your WordPress admin area.

How To Start a Gardening Blog - Select a wordpress theme

Once you have selected and installed the theme of your choice, hit the Start building button and you will be taken to your WordPress dashboard.

After reaching your WordPress dashboard on the next screen, choose Business and enter a Title and Description for your website.

You can skip the further options that you will see there as they are not that much important.

So that was all about setting up WordPress for your blog website.

One most important thing you need to remember is to verify your email address which you have used to create your hosting account with Bluehost.com.

You are given 14 days by Bluehost to do the same, but I would like to recommend you do it at the earliest.

In order to do that, you must have received an email from Bluehost with a link that will say Verify Your Email.

Verify your email address

You have full 14-days to validate your email address.

If you fail to do so your domain name may get deactivated.

So make sure you head over to your email inbox as soon as you are done setting up with your Bluehost account.

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Step 5: Start Writing Great Gardening Content

I would like to congratulate you on setting up your blog.

The next step is to start writing your blog.

You can write on any topic from your niche and generate the traffic for your blog website.

Now it is easy to write, but you need to write the articles, those will help the people, will add value to their knowledge and will solve a specific problem, for which they are trying to find solutions.

Before writing about a topic, always do some research, plan your articles, keep it simple and valuable for your readers and build a long-lasting relation.

Bonus Tips

Starting a blog is not tough, but generating the traffic can be a daunting task for a beginner.

When I started my website, I had no idea how to generate traffic for my blog.

I tried so many things, but it took me so much time to understand the art behind generating traffic.

Eventually, I built a large audience and became successful in my quest.

Now that you know have already started your blog, the next step is to build an audience and generate traffic for your blog.

Here are some steps that you need to use to generate that initial traffic:

  • Do some research on the topic you want to write about. It is really important to know what people are looking for and how your competitors are framing their blog posts.
  • You need to do keyword research before writing the content. Ubersuggest is a good tool for the same.
  • Write good headlines that make the users go through your article. Also, make sure that you have included the relevant content throughout the blog posts.
  • Create compelling meta descriptions for your posts, I would recommend you to install the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress.
  • Create some social media pages for your blog and stay visible on them. Make sure, you share all the posts on your social media pages.
  • Use online forums like Quora to generate traffic for your website.

Bottom Line

I hope I was able to help you with the whole process of establishing a gardening blog.

Gardening is a special skill that not everybody possesses and it’s a great idea to start a blog on it and teach people on this subject.

All you have to take care of is to follow each step that I mentioned here in a step-by-step manner.

The most difficult part is to keep coming up with new content consistently.

Ensure that you are prepared to treat your blog as a business and not just as a hobby.

In the future, I would create some more posts on how you can become successful at your blog.

Therefore I would recommend you keep looking for more helpful content on my blog. Till then all the best and happy blogging. <img draggable=” src=”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f60a.svg”>


About the author 

Hardik Raval

Hardik is passionate about helping people launch their own online business. He loves to talk about online business ideas, affiliate marketing tools, tips and other sources of residual income available on the internet.


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