How to start a photography blog

How to start a photography blog, a guide from start to finish.

One of the best ways to showcase your photos and show them to the world to is by starting a photography blog. What does that mean? A photography blog is a place to share your photos, your feelings, your ideas, and really anything you want.

Think of a blog as a timeline of your photography life. You will be able to look back on it and see how far you have come in your photography.

There are many reasons to start a photography blog, but in my opinion, the best reason is to help your business and help you make money. By starting a blog and posting frequently, you will start to rank well on Google and therefore help you with your photography business. By being at the top of page searches you are guaranteed to be in front of potential customers first.

If you are just a hobbyist, you can keep track of your photo albums and share those with your friends in a nice and organized way. It is also a great way to keep a timeline of your family and your pets.  I have been blogging for 7 years and to me, it is another creative outlet as well as a timeline and it helps me a lot with my photography business.

Let me show you the easiest way to start your photography blog in under 15 minutes for the most affordable price out there. Bluehost is the best and most affordable provider out there.

First step: Head over to Bluehost and click on the green that says get started now.

Step 2: Select your monthly plan. I recommend something that is comfortable for you. I pay yearly to save some extra cash.

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Step 3:  Pick a domain. Mine is my name, but you can get crafty with yours. If you already have one just type it in the box.

domain search

Step 4: Enter your billing info.

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Step 5: Confirm your plan and options.

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Step 6: Install “WordPress”. Go to the website and click the “WordPress” blue box.  This will redirect you to a page called MOJOMarketplace where you will click install new scripts. how to install blue host on wordpress

Step 7:  Enter your domain name, leave the directory blank and click on check domain.

Step 8: Show Advanced Options. This section allows you to set up your own username and password for your WordPress install. FIll it out and click on “install now”

Step 9: It will take a few minutes for WordPress to install. Once the installation processing is done, you will get redirected to a page where you will be given your WordPress login credentials, keep these in a safe place as this is the way you will always log into your WordPress. (take a screenshot and keep it on your desktop)

Step 10: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your WordPress blog is now up and running. Enter your admin URL and log in to the back end and start uploading your beautiful photos.

WordPress works with “themes” and there are so many, just about anything you can imagine. I use Theme X. I have found that for photos this is one of the best WordPress themes on the market. They update it often and comes with lots of FREE of extras.

If you want to learn more about the business of photography click on this link.

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