Once upon a time, I got over 25,000 visits on this blog every month. That’s low because I haven’t given it my 100%. Still many who even give their blogs their all do not get this many views. Do you know 70% of those visits are from the US of A?! And lots more from Canada, Germany, France, UK and a small percentage from Nigeria? I have even been getting requests from companies and writers from USA, UK and Australia to publish their articles on this blog! If you scan through, you will observe we have a number of guest posts.
You can get here too.I have my secrets! I will share with you how you can learn those secrets in section 2 of this post.
Once upon a time? Yes. I decided to rebrand, moved from hsewise.org to hsewise.com and removed over 90% of my content. Say what? Yes you read right. I started this blog in 2013, so naturally some of the posts needed updating while some were cringe-worthy as I had written them as a novice blogger lol.
I am sort of starting all over and that means loss of my fabulous stats. I’m not fazed as I know I can get there faster and better as I now have more blogging experience and have also taken some blogging courses to help me get better.
Do you know blogging sets you apart and makes people see you as an authority in your field? Especially if your content is well planned out and loaded? Should I start boasting about all my little achievements and where this blog has taken me and gotten me? Including a safety award!
I encourage you today to start a safety blog. Yes a few others are doing it but they are not you! You are unique. Your experiences are unique. Your views are unique. You have something to share with the world. Just start.
Yes you can launch a blog or small website today. All you need to do is follow this advice on how to get started.
Choose between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Say what?! There is a difference? Well yes there is. This is what I am going to dwell in the first part of this article. Then in part 2 below, I will show you how to install your WordPress blog and get started!
The Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
WordPress.org is self hosted while WordPress.com is free (well kind of) and hosted by WordPress. The major difference is who hosts your site.
You also have and buy the domain of your dreams like www.hsewise.com.
Hosting prices vary as well as domains. Hosting is usually priced monthly (like the image below) or yearly, with various packages. As a beginner, it is better to start with the cheapest and upgrade as your blog grow.
When I first started, I started with the cheapest that could host just 1 website. Right now, I have the capacity to host 21 websites!
Once you pay for hosting with your chosen provider, all you need to do is use their one-click install via cpanel to install WordPress.org for FREE and get creating. Most providers have this. If confused, I can show you how.
WordPress.com is kind of free because you can actually decide to use your own domain name on WordPress.com and and a few other things the free hosting won’t allow you to do unless you pay some money via WordPress.com Premium. At the end of the day, to get what you really want, WordPress.com might turn out way more expensive than the .org.
Here is how I can help you!
Often, I get asked about starting a blog. Some ask how I do it. Some ask for help, support and guidance. I am excited about that, I enjoy teaching and have now added blog coaching to the list of services I provide via HSEWise.
Truth is blogging is not easy. It can be quite overwhelming especially for the absolute beginner that is why I have this one-on-one coaching on START A SAFETY BLOG, and an offer to write your articles for you (safety companies only) (limited spaces so I can have time for my other projects).
I will be teaching you everything I know, have learned and currently doing to keep my blog alive and growing including monetising – all this can be covered in a minimum of 3 60-minute sessions. If you are a fast learner, you can get most of it in just a 60-minute session.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Any questions? Send them to info(at)hsewise(dot)com.
The Prof has spoken!