Blogging has become very popular in Nepal. There are many bloggers who are doing really well and are providing valuable content to their readers in Nepal and in other countries.
This article will help you to start a blog of your own. But please understand that this article is not a step-by-step guide. Here, we will be discussing the different things needed to start a blog and how/where you can find them.
Before we begin, there are some things you need to know about blogging, which we have clarified in our previous post here:
How to Start a Blog?
If you have read our previous post (linked above), you must be clear that there are different ways you can start a blog. You can use free platforms or paid ones. It is up to you.
Depending on your technical knowledge and your familiarity with blogging, you need to make this decision.
Here, let us explore the different available options to start a blog. Later, you can make your decision accordingly.
Option #1: Start a Free Blog
There are different websites that allow you to create a blog for free. If you are a beginner and you have zero knowledge about blogging, you can go for this option.
Again, you will not find a step-by-step tutorial in this article. Why? Because there already are hundreds of articles and videos about creating a free blog on these websites.
We recommend you to go on YouTube and searching for it because it will be a lot easier to understand. Search for:
- How to start a free blog on Blogger.com?
- How to start a free blog on WordPress.com?
Option #2: Write on Free Platforms
A blog is definitely not just about writing articles. It is a lot more than that. This option is for the ones who want to write articles but don’t know how to set up a blog.
There are platforms like Medium.com and LinkedIn.com, where you can write as many articles as you want and share them with others. Plus, it will be a good learning experience for later, when you have your own blog. You can transfer these articles to your own blog as well later.
But if you want to write articles on your own personal blog, then choose Option #3.
Option #3: Start a Professional Blog
This option is for those who are serious about blogging. You need to set up a professional website with a proper domain name for this. You will also need to spend some money to start a professional blog of your own.
We recommend you start with Option #1 if you are not sure about what you are doing.
Here are the things you will be needing to start a professional blog:
1. Domain Name
A domain name is basically the name for your website/blog. For example, the domain name of this website is “nepbloggers.com”. Your domain name should be unique and it should be relatable to your blog’s niche.
To get a domain name, you can search for a company that provides this service. There are a lot of companies in Nepal that provide domain name services. You can Google it. If you want a “.com” domain name, you will have to pay for it. But, if you want a “.com.np” domain name, you can get it for free.
- For the “.com” domain name, you can register with AGM Hosting Nepal here.
- For the “.com.np” domain name, you can register here: https://register.com.np/
2. Web Hosting
You will need web hosting to start a website of your own. In simple (non-technical) terms, web hosting allows you to store your website’s data and makes your website accessible from anywhere.
Again, you can search for companies that provide web hosting services in Nepal. There are a lot of such companies. You might be confused by the different packages they have. Call the hosting companies and ask for their help. Tell them that you want to start a simple blog. They will recommend the best one for you. You can go for the cheapest package available if you are not sure because a simple blog will not require a lot of hosting features.
Most companies provide both domain name and hosting services. It is better to buy both from the same company. But, buying them from different companies will not have any problem.
After you have purchased your hosting, you will receive cPanel credentials from the company.
3. Skill With WordPress, Blogger, or Any Other Platform
This is the most important thing you will need to start a professional blog in Nepal. You have to know how to set up a blog using WordPress, Blogger, or any other platform.
The best and most popular one is WordPress.
There are hundreds of videos on YouTube that will teach you to create a blog using WordPress. Search for these (in the same order):
- How to set up WordPress in cPanel? (Check out our article on installing WordPress to cPanel.)
- How to make a WordPress blog?
What More? Learn.
Now that you know how to start a blog, your next step is to learn. Making a successful blog is about learning. You can not make a perfect blog overnight. It takes time. Have the desire to learn and become persistent.
The reason why we want you to focus on learning is that setting up a good blog cannot happen in an instant. Just because you have fulfilled all the above-mentioned criteria, you will not have a successful blog.
If you are writing articles on your blog, improve your writing. Learn WordPress every day because you can do so much with it. There are hundreds of free WordPress tutorials online. Learn from them. Take the time to study other bloggers – their writing styles, blog designs, the tools they use, their strategies, etc. Follow other successful bloggers because you will learn a lot from them.
Many people want to start a blog in Nepal with the purpose of making money. To be honest, making money blogging in Nepal is not very easy. It takes years of hard work and dedication. Your purpose should be to create valuable content so that your audience will learn something from your blog. Yes, you definitely can earn money blogging in Nepal, but as I said, it is not going to be easy.
If you have any queries and concerns about starting a blog in Nepal, write them in the comment section below. We would be happy to help you.