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How To Start A Blog In 2024 [Step-By-Step]

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  1. The Basics Of Blogging [Start Here]
    8 Topics
  2. How To Research & Select A Blogging Niche
    3 Topics
  3. How to Come Up With A Blog Name: An Easy, Proven Formula
    8 Topics
  4. Choosing a Tech Stack [The Right Way]
    9 Topics
  5. How To Set Up & Configure Your Blog [Step-By-Step]
    6 Topics
  6. How To Create The Most Important Blog Pages
    2 Topics
  7. How To Create A Professional Brand & Design
    5 Topics
  8. How To Create Blog Content
    6 Topics
  9. How To Publish A Blog Post: Optimization & Going Live
    1 Topic
  10. How To Get Your Blog Noticed [Quickly & Effectively]
    4 Topics
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The backbone of any successful blog is its tech stack—the combination of software tools and platforms that power your website. But most bloggers don’t realize how much a tech stack can impact a blog’s performance, scalability, and user experience.

Luckily, you’ve chosen to start a blog in a time of cloud-based infrastructure and software companies selling their tools direct-to-consumer. This means that you can get enterprise-level tools at a fraction of the cost.

However, with a massive amount of themes, plugins, and tools at your disposal, where do you start? It’s hard to get overwhelmed with what to purchase and what to set up. That’s why I created this module so you don’t have to worry.

In this lesson, I’ll show you the tech stack that I use to not only ensures my blogs are optimized for efficiency and user experience, but one that keeps costs low and in reach of even the most budget-friendly bloggers.

Core Setup: What Powers My Blogs

Additional Functionality & Features I Use

A Word of Warning When First Starting Out

While starting your first blog, don’t get caught up in the buying frenzy. The marketing teams behind most of these tools and services are smart. Many of them directly target new bloggers.

I fell into their traps as a novice, but looking back, it pains me to see how much money I spent on tools, plugins, themes, and subscriptions that I didn’t actually need.

At some point you’re going to look at something and think that you “need” it. I can tell you from experience that you don’t. You’re going to likely spend money you didn’t need to spend and then later wonder why you did that.

Yes, that theme might make your site look really nice, but at what cost? Does it work with other plugins? Does it slow your site down?

How about that cool AI tool. Yes, it can produce thousands of words per minute, but again, at what cost? Does doing so break Google’s guidelines for AI content? Does it even produce high-quality content, or are you doing by using it?

Be VERY aware of this shiny-object syndrome and resist the urge to buy things you don’t need.

With that in mind, I’ll make it very clear which of my recommendations are necessary and which just nice to have. My goal for you is to get your blog off the ground in the most budget-friendly way possible.