You’re here because you want to know how to start a craft blog? That’s awesome!! I’m excited to help you navigate your way on this journey. Are you ready to take the first steps?
Warning there is a little salty language and real talk in this post!
You can go make a cup of tea and by the time you come back, your website will be ready!
How To Start A Craft Blog!
So, Let’s Break It Down
Because I have chronic illnesses I need to break any task I tackle into more manageable chunks, which is exactly what we need to do now.
What can we achieve immediately? Tackling any task like this is the most efficient way to get things done TODAY (don’t wait for some horse shit excuse). As I mentioned I have chronic medical conditions, yet I manage two blogs and wrote two books within a 90 period. It is possible. If I can do all of that with only a few hours of energy per day, you can start your blog TODAY!
How To Start A Craft Blog The Easiest Way Possible
So, Why learn how to start a craft blog?
There are many reasons which I’ve actually outlined in another post, 25 Reasons To Start Your Blog This Year
These are all awesome reasons but you can take it even further! There is SO MUCH POTENTIAL to explode your blog and reach. Not to mention your income.
You Can Earn money your first-month blogging:
In the first month of starting this blog, I earned £275.63 from Start A Craft Blog (the previous incarnation of Clarity Avenue) income alone. Mostly from affiliate sales but also info products.
- Siteground – £60
- Amazon associates – £70.10
- eBook affiliates – £40.32 (originally paid in usd so exchange rate meant it wasn’t a rounded number)
- Planner sales – £60 (the planner you can get for FREE when you start your blog TODAY)
- Group board trackers – £21
- Brit Co via Shareasale – £34.21 (originally paid in USD)
I started this blog mid-April 2017 as a case study. Partly, I wanted to prove to myself that my strategies were solid and the success I received with my craft blog wasn’t just ‘lucky’. Two extra things I wanted to prove:
1. it’s not a get rich quick scheme and
2. Smart strategies are required not page views
How To Start A Craft Blog In 2019
Got your blog name? That’s going to be your URL (also known as a domain name, they’re the same thing) it looks like this —> https://www.clarityavenue.co.uk
Now To Choose The Hosting For A craft blog:
If you were having a party at your house, you would be known as the host. A hosting company is your blogs house.
Your blog is the party. The hosting company makes it all work and that is where you can purchase your domain name.
If it turns out that you aren’t happy having the party at your house anymore, it’s entirely possible to move your party.
It’s also possible to move hosting companies. Most recently moving in March of 2019, I’m using A2 Hosting and I’m definitely getting more bang for my buck!
What do I do then?
Luckily for you, there’s a simple solution. Sign up to blog hosting today and save 51% with A2 Hosting. You can get hosting for as little as £3/$3 per month (discount included).
✅ If you purchase your blog hosting via this link, message me and I will INSTALL WORDPRESS for you!
Choose From The Best Hosting Plans On A2 Hosting
Do yourself a favour and start a blog that makes you look like a pro even if you’re a beginner by starting on WordPress using A2 Hosting.
A Self-hosted WordPress blog is one of the best platforms to start blogging and making money. Full stop.S
A2 Hosting fits perfectly into most WordPress hosting needs. It can handle any suitable medium traffic site quickly. (Don’t forget to download a caching plugin, more about that later). An A2 Hosting* WordPress hosting package should be at the top of anyone’s list. And, you can get 50% discount when you purchase your hosting package today.
Why Use A2 Hosting For Your craft blog
There are many reasons why you should choose A2 Hosting for your WordPress blog, and I honestly believe they are one of the best web hosting providers.
I spend £70 PER MONTH for the awesome features they have on cloud hosting but I host three websites on there. You can start your blog on shared hosting for less than (£/$)3 PER MONTH! Are you kidding me? Hurry up and start!
If you look at the options my blog hosting company offers, you will see they offer a LOT of awesome features and incredible support that other hosting companies do not offer. I’m like
Let’s start with how to start a WordPress website for your craft blog!
Let’s just start at the beginning!
1. DECIDE ON THE PLAN YOU WANT
> A2 Hosting* has three plans: Lite, Swift and Turbo.
The cheapest and most basic plan is the Lite. I recommend WordPress bloggers start with the Swift plan because you pay for one year hosting up front and the Swift plan allows you room to grow.
Click on the little plus at the bottom of the grey box to see all the information about each plan. The Turbo is a great plan because it can accommodate A LOT of traffic. Heart Handmade is on over 150,000 visitors a month, and I want to keep growing and using the VPS hosting package.
If you’ve already got an existing high-traffic site, then the Turbo plan on A2 Hosting is for you.
A2 Hosting is already well known for their customer service, but their Turbo and VPS plans come with even more support. Priority support is available for said customers.
Remember what I said about locking in prices? If you are serious about blogging, then lock in three years worth of hosting at the introductory price.
Time To Register Your Domain
Type in your new blog name, or your current blog name if you already have one.
If your website name is available, you can move on to step 3.
The Account Info:
Fill out your account and client information.
Next, fill out your payment and purchase information.
Before you can submit payment details, you need to confirm all of the details and ensure your PROMO CODE is applied!
Woo! That’s the hosting purchased. Now we install WordPress, and then you can access the back end of your blog and start customising!