What do I need to start a wordpress blog?

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In your experience, what are the things necessary to start a wordpress blog with a limited budget? I need to add ads somewhere in there in the near future.
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  • Profile picture of the author sophie334
    Hey there, to create a WordPress Blog site you need a few things. First, you need a domain and a hosting. It should not exceed your price range. Once you purchase these, now you need to install WordPress and upload your theme. Then just customize your theme and post on your blog. It's so much easy and cost-effective to create a blog on WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineWorkIdeas
    Get a domain and hosting for 50-100$/year. There are no additional costs needed. A 20-50$ theme/template is recomended. Learn WordPress from a video course.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Do you know who your target audience will be?

    How will you help them?

    Where can you find them?

    How can you entice them to your blog?

    All of these are important to consider even before the technical questions.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by AllenPaul View Post

    In your experience, what are the things necessary to start a wordpress blog with a limited budget? I need to add ads somewhere in there in the near future.
    For the blog portion just a domain and hosting.
    What exactly is the long term goal of the blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author AllenPaul
      Long term goal for this blog is to provide quality articles for my niche and squeeze in a few affiliate links from online stores. Target niche has pretty good potential in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Grazina
    Hostwinds.com and oissite.com provide Wirdpress-friendly services with high uptime and quality support. Prices are affordable for the webmasters with a tight budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author radu
    Originally Posted by AllenPaul View Post

    In your experience, what are the things necessary to start a wordpress blog with a limited budget? I need to add ads somewhere in there in the near future.
    It depends on your goals..for a small site, for the beginning you need just a domain and hosting, you can choose a free theme and install some plugins and you are good to go..however it's not a good idea to choose the cheapest hosting..it's gonna pay dividends later..

    If you plan to build a bigger site then it's a totally different story.

    I'm guessing you are planning the budget, the technical stuff for starting a blog are not expensive, also, it's a good idea to include in your budget plan how you are gonna drive traffic to your blog...using organic traffic or paid traffic(both can be expensive depending on your niche and how strong your competition is).
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