How much does it cost to start a blog? | Gillian Perkins


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Thinking about starting a blog? Watch this video to find out exactly how much it costs! In order to start a successful blog, you need several things:
– domain name
– hosting
– WordPress or other content management system
– blog theme
– email marketing service

In this video, I break down the different options for each of these different elements, giving prices for how much it costs to start a new blog. These are great tips for new bloggers!

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GoDaddy Domains: www.godaddy.com
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Wordpress.org
Mailchimp.com Email Marketing
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34 Comments
  • Indian mom vlogs Latha
    Posted at 06:34h, 11 August

    very clear and thorough…you answered all my questions

  • Jill LaSala
    Posted at 17:33h, 27 September

    You're videos are just awesome! This was everything I could've asked for to be answered when it comes to the "technical" side of things and it wasn't an hour long tutorial!

  • Awabia Belle
    Posted at 15:47h, 24 October

    I've watched so many videos like this and while they are helpful, I still don't fully understand the functions of hosting websites and the file/content management websites. What exactly do the day? Are they more necessary once your blog starts experiencing growth? Or is it something that is always needed?

  • Gene Radzik
    Posted at 11:44h, 03 January

    Great Video. Thanks for sharing your path and lessons learned. Would you share how you keep track of all your business expenses? Thank you so much!

  • Go Ahead
    Posted at 01:36h, 12 January

    Have a nice day

  • Pretty Pyrex
    Posted at 20:15h, 18 January

    Does blogging generate more revenue than youtube videos (for you)?

  • If I can...You can
    Posted at 01:11h, 22 March

    Great video. I shared it on twitter. A friend suggested that I should start a Blog. I considered it for a day or so. It seems like a lot of work and I am not sure about the content. It could have to do with my YouTube channel content. I see a lot of advertisement about WICK /WIC I don't remember the spelling….. what do you know about them. Is that a easier way to set up a website or will all the other sites be needed as well?

  • Core Create
    Posted at 19:35h, 26 March

    I am so grateful for your page. This video truly helped me understanding the entire process of blogging startup costs. I have been trying to figure this out since last November and your expertise really help me understand what it takes to start a blog and pay. I got my domain name today and I will be using Site Builder for hosting. I compared the other one and your preference is the right one to go with. Thank you again.

  • Taylor Behringer
    Posted at 04:56h, 06 April

    I've been trying to start one but the host keeps asking me to pay all of the months up front rather than $3.95 per month. Is there a way to pay it monthly?

  • FML Foxtrot
    Posted at 01:52h, 07 April

    hmm… so … if i click on the ads you get paid…. …. *click! *click click click lol Thank you for your inspirational vlogs

  • Mehmood Hussain Jaffery
    Posted at 15:40h, 17 April

    awesome videos,thinking to learn something from you a-z in detail,

  • Notefull Living
    Posted at 18:38h, 27 April

    Hi, I’ve started a blog coming up to a year now. I had started with WordPress found it super confusing (truthfully)…I went with wix. I’ve just been doing the free version and am ready to go the next step. You mentioned you started a few different blogs? Was that just topics or different blog sites?

  • PANOS KALOGIANNIS
    Posted at 11:51h, 12 June

    With all due respect
    You are so beautiful
    God bless you

  • Mallika Kamat
    Posted at 10:45h, 03 July

    Excellent and informative video

  • Miko Emenes
    Posted at 01:29h, 10 July

    Thank you so much Gillian! I have no idea what I am doing but this helps so much. I would share my blog but it is kind of embarrassing right now. Ha ha! Maybe once I go though your tips, I will share. Thanks again! I like all your videos and look forward to seeing more!

  • Jessica Wilcox
    Posted at 15:50h, 23 July

    Thank you!

  • Challenges' Hunter
    Posted at 13:05h, 17 August

    I love your honesty 😍😍

  • Robin Odowd
    Posted at 15:02h, 01 September

    This is what I've been looking for! Thank you. I didn't understand how to get a blog up and running! Now I need to find videos explaining each topic. You rock! I refer everyone to your videos

  • Robin Odowd
    Posted at 21:43h, 25 September

    I keep listening and remain confused. Does word press host?

  • Pedro Montilla
    Posted at 01:34h, 27 September

    Thank you for sharing this video, it was really helpful, i still have a question, would you marry me? Just kidding…

  • Adetola Modupe-oluwa
    Posted at 13:16h, 09 November

    Thank you for the video what do think about squarespace??

  • Briana Thelmas
    Posted at 14:24h, 20 November

    I am new and trying to make sure I am informed before I start my blog. Your video was very helpful, broken down and clear. Thank you!!!

  • shyam Reddyy
    Posted at 08:49h, 24 November

    Suggest me which word press plans will be best for beginners .?

  • Faizah al-Katheri
    Posted at 19:38h, 28 November

    I'm interested in blogging, but I struggle with consistency. Can you please give us tips of how to be consistent?

  • Earth Salazar
    Posted at 13:11h, 07 December

    Thanks

  • Cornerstone Church
    Posted at 03:21h, 30 December

    Hi! I went to Word Press and it wanted to charge me $96? But you mentioned it was free… Sorry I'm so confused 😕

  • Joe Ninety
    Posted at 10:58h, 21 January

    Gillian hi i'm Joe. An ordinary working class guy, from Scotland, who has a very simple idea for a blog. The thing is basically a v simple idea, but relates to a massive e-commerce company and other e-commerce co's. I have the basic premise and idea, all thought out. I'm reaching out and now contacting designers, on Fiverr. I have ideas for multiple streams of income from the blog, though. Do you have an e-mail address where I can safely e-mail you about this. I would appreciate your opinion on the concept and the viability, of this thing.

  • OmarReyes1
    Posted at 22:29h, 31 January

    Nice video. By the way, the domain name will be a yearly cost not a one time cost.

  • Johnnyluvschu
    Posted at 02:39h, 13 February

    This is great. Thank you so much. I started a WordPress blog but I have the WordPress name in my site and haven't paid a Penny so I think I'm just hosting my blog posts on the WordPress community. This has opened my eyes to see what else I can do to build a good blogging business

  • PATEL CLASSES
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 February

    Hii there this is dharam here from New Delhi India.

  • Julie Simone
    Posted at 07:57h, 16 February

    I have a divi theme and it's been a bit of a nightmare to modify. I'd appreciate any tips or advice! Thanks for this video!

  • Dan-Angelus Zembere
    Posted at 22:52h, 19 June

    Is it mandatory to use a purchased domain ?What if i have my own creation related to my name etc

  • Danny Mcgauley
    Posted at 05:45h, 28 June

    Dont by yr names from go daddy its untranfurable and you are stuck with it just saying ….nightmare

  • Renee P
    Posted at 06:11h, 30 July

    THANK YOU! I needed this