5 Easy Steps to Start a Wedding Blog
2) Get Website Hosting
What is “hosting”?
Your domain name is your online store name. Web hosting is where your store “lives” on the Internet.
Your website’s monthly “rent” is cheaper than a Starbucks coffee! Paying less than $5 a month is an absolute steal to host your website online.
Your web host (we highly recommend Bluehost for beginners) will save all your files and images so your website can run 24/7 with no issues.
Bluehost will take care of a lot of hard work for you that you never have to worry about.
While it may sound easier to build an easy “drag and drop” website with someone like Wix, it will strongly limit your ability to customize it to your likings and limit the opportunity to monetize it…which is the whole point of starting your wedding blog!
3) Set up your Website
You’re ready to get started! Next you’ll need to install WordPress, which Bluehost makes super easy.
What is WordPress?
It’s what you’ll use to pick a theme to make your site look the way you want, add plugins for fun features, and create new blog posts.
Don’t worry, WordPress is absolutely free.
4) Start Your Wedding Blog
Now’s the fun part!
Start writing about the wedding planning process!
Here’s some ideas to get started…
- Take pictures of wedding dress shopping
- Write tutorials or record videos of DIY projects
- Give advice on creating a wedding budget
- Write reviews on the products you loved (or didn’t!)
- Share recipes for healthy meals
5) Make Money!
Yes, you can seriously make money with your wedding blog by simply sharing real reviews of products you loved (or didn’t), questions to ask vendors, or anything else!
People who are engaged love to get wedding inspiration from Pinterest so you already have an audience out there that wants to spend money!