How To Start A Sports Blog In 4 Minutes Successfully Now

Are you wondering how to start a sports blog? It’s extremely easy! Many people ask does it really take 4 minutes? Yes, from the time that you start it will take you four minutes to create your sports website.

If you want to go immediately to the step by step tutorial then go to the category titled step by step tutorial below.

In these first few paragraphs, I will give you tips and help you learn how you can make good money with your sports blog in just a few months.

 

What is your favorite sport? What type of sports blog would you like to create?

The reason that I ask this question is to help you figure out specifically what your sports blog is going to be about. Some people only know one sport so they would be better off writing about that specific sport. There are two types of sports blogs. There are sports blogs that talk about every sport such as ESPN and Deadspin. They talk about football, basketball, soccer, etc.

I don’t recommend this type of sports blog and here is why. It is too much for one man to handle. If you have friends to help you then go for it, but if you don’t, then I recommend this type of sports blog. Narrow it down to one topic. There are some websites that only talk about their favorite team or their favorite sport.

There are some blogs that only cover fantasy football. An example of this type of blog is hothothoops.com, which only covers Miami Heat basketball. Another example is patsfans.com, which only covers the terrible New England Patriots, yeah I said it!

 

Do you have the perfect blog name for your website?

Make sure that you choose a brandable name for your site. Don’t make your name too long, but make it something that is catchy or something that people will remember. I know that you might be wondering how much is a domain name going to cost you?

It is going to cost you about $15 a year at a domain registrar, but don’t worry I have got you covered. When you host your blog with SiteGround you will get a free domain name for life.

 

Be very careful when choosing a domain.

I would like to remind you of something when starting a sports blog. Make sure that you do not choose a trademark domain name. It would not be very wise to make a domain like mydetroitlions.com or redsoxbaseball.com. You can be sued if you ever choose a domain name like these above. All of your hard work could be annihilated in the future.

 

How to make money with a sports blog?

First I would like to start by how not to make money. Please do not sell fake sports items. It is not legal to sell fake sports items and it can cost you your blog. It can cost you your reputation. It can cost you jail time and it can cost you a hefty fine. Don’t do it no matter how profitable that it may seem.

 

Sell your own T-shirts

People don’t know how profitable it is to sell their own products. It is extremely easy and you don’t need a lot of visitors. All that you need is a few loyal readers. You can buy a screen printing machine or you can work through a company like Spreadshirt.com and you can sell your own sports t-shirts for $29.99 a pop.

Imagine if you get 20 sales, which is really not a lot. Do you see the huge potential here? If you have your own design that you think people might like then go for it. If you’re getting 3000 targeted visitors every month, which is extremely easy to get then that can result in 20 or more sales. Even if you make 200 dollars profit a month in the beginning that is an accomplishment.

 

Sell other products.

You don’t have to stop selling apparel. You can sell things like cool sports mugs, backpacks, designed footballs, etc. You have to understand that sports fans are into anything with their favorite sports team’s logo on it. If I’m a loyal reader to your blog and you are selling a Miami Dolphins mug, which is my favorite team then I wouldn’t mind buying a mug from you. I would love to help you out and also I will get an item that I can use daily and love looking at.

 

Make money with affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is basically referring to others to a product. There are so many companies that will pay you 5% to 50% of any product or service that you sell. Think about all the programs and items that you can make money from. You can makeover 500 dollars by referring one of your visitors to a professional playoff game, with a ticket service affiliate.

You can make $30 by referring to one of your visitors to a health and fitness program affiliate. You can make $15 by referring one of your visitors to a cheap weight set on Amazon.com. There is always a way to make money with affiliate marketing.

 

Start a membership section.

With WordPress, you can easily install a free plugin that lets you start a membership section. Why not start a membership section where your visitors can get free access to a particular area of your blog for only $1.00 a year? You will be surprised by how many people will pay a certain amount of money if you offer something that they are interested in.

 

Adsense is still worth it.

You can easily make money with your blog by just throwing ads onto your site. It is easy to start and it is easy to make money. Some people are making $4000/mo with Google Adsense. You need a lot of traffic to get those numbers, but you can easily make $100/mo or more with a good amount of traffic and good ad placement.

 

Sell space

When you start getting 10,000 monthly visitors or more to your sports blog there are a lot of companies that are going to want to display banners onto your blog. You can charge them $50 or more a month to display their banners onto your site.

There are many ways that you can get companies to display their ads onto your site. Here are two ways. You can use websites like BuySellAds where they will get a cut of every ad space that you sell through them or you can contact companies yourself.

 

Income conclusion

There is a large market for sports bloggers and there are many ways that you can make money. You just have to use your head and see what works for you and what doesn’t. Just remember one thing, don’t sell fake stuff and you will be OK.

 

How will I get visitors to my sports blog?

The answer to this question is very simple. In this section, I will show you the best way to get traffic and bring readers to your site.

 

Get traffic by blogging.

This is the easiest way to bring in readers to your blog. You need to blog to receive Google traffic. Blog about things that people don’t blog about. Put effort into your writing. If you write only one post on Google, I guarantee that you will not be getting a lot of traffic, unless you are getting social media traffic. But, if you have 30 posts you will see that your traffic starts to rise. If you have 60 posts you will see that your search engine traffic starts to rise even more. Stand out and just blog about the things that you are passionate about and the visitors will come.

 

Get traffic by starting a Youtube channel.

There are many people on Youtube that review sports games and sports incidents. There is a good chance that you can review a topic that blows up and brings 10,000 views to your video in a week. The more and more views that you get, that will result in more subscribers and that will result in more exposure to your blog and more followers. A Youtube channel gets your blog out there. I strongly recommend that you do not neglect the benefits that you will receive from Youtube.

 

Get traffic from Pinterest

You should start a Pinterest account immediately. In less than a month using Pinterest, I started getting more than 400 visitors a day. All you have to do is post your pictures and join a Pinterest sports group board. Some groups have more than 100,000 people in them. When you post a picture or video in a large group that has a chance of bringing a lot of visitors to your blog. Never underestimate the power of Pinterest.

 

Get traffic from commenting on other sports blogs.

Writing thoughtful comments on other blogs is a great way to not only get readers but loyal readers. I’m not saying that you should spam comment sections, but I’m saying don’t be afraid to comment. When you comment on other blogs what you are doing is engaging in a community and you yourself are becoming part of the community. It is said that the Mashable founder Pete Cashmore made his blog popular by commenting on various other websites.

 

Get traffic from Google Plus

Have you ever used Google Plus? If you want to join a community then you should definitely join one of their sports communities. Google likes when bloggers use Google Plus and if you join a community with over 100,000 members there is a good chance that someone is going to share your content. It won’t take long before you are able to go viral.

 

Get traffic from Facebook and Twitter

I’m not only talking about getting traffic from your Twitter followers and Facebook friends. I’m talking about reaching out to people you don’t know on Twitter. You should start a professional Facebook Page and promote it. You should join Facebook communities and post your content in them. Take advantage of what is at your disposal.

 

Get traffic from Instagram

Instagram is exploding and making a huge statement. Instagram can increase your sales and drive traffic to your blog. The good thing about Instagram is that it is extremely easy to get Instagram followers. With the right strategy, your Instagram followers will turn into visitors and buyers.

 

Email list

Make sure from the beginning that you start getting email subscribers. This is one of the most important things that you need when starting a blog. Let’s say that you have 1000 email subscribers, 5% or more will turn into buyers and visitors.

That means for every post that you make you can send messages to your subscribers in bulk. If you have 1000 subscribers that can easily lead to 200 or more visits per post. If someone subscribes to your blog that means that they want to be a part of what you have to offer. Never forget that. To start a mailing list make sure that use Aweber or MailChimp.

 

Big opportunities for you

This is just the beginning. Your sports blog can open up a door for you to become a writer for an even bigger sports blog. People might ask you to write to them and also I recommend you to reach out to some other bloggers so that you can write to them.

 

Let’s start by choosing the right platform. What not to choose?

Whatever you do never start your sports blog with Blogger.com or the free version of WordPress. If you do you have already failed as a blogger. When you choose these platforms you give up all ownership rights. Your blog can be deleted by just sneezing the wrong way.

You have a lack of features. You have to have a domain like sportsblog.blogspot.com, which is unprofessional and it gets fewer shares, fewer visits, and bad rankings on Google. Rarely do you see a site like this on page 1 of Google and sites like this never make it big?

 

Here is what you need to choose

All real bloggers like myself use WordPress.org. This is the self-hosted WordPress. It is free, but all you need is hosting. For a sports blog, you are going to need a fast hosting company that offers premium performance.

I strongly recommend that choose SiteGround which has a page load response time of around 300ms. It is only going to cost you $3.95 a month, which is way cheaper than other companies which charge around $11 a month.

 

Let’s start right now. It is only going to take 4 minutes with SG. Here is the step by step tutorial.

Click here to start with SiteGround at 60% off.

  1. Click see plans(choose the startup plan)
  2.  Make A domain
  3. If the domain is available it will say congratulations!
  4. Now add your account info, billing info, etc.
  5. Don’t worry about the extras. You are not required to add any if you don’t want them.
  6. Continue and now you officially have a hosting provider.
  7. Click the get WordPress to preinstall option and proceed and they will do the hard work.
  8. Create your login info and choose any template for now.
    You’re finished and your website is up.

Like I said it only takes four minutes.

 

Install plugins

The huge reason why over 25% of the entire internet is built on WP is because of plugins. WordPress has over 31,000 plugins that you can install in just one click. Go to the plugins section and add new plugins. Install Yoast SEO to help you rank better. Install W3 Total Cache for better performance and more speed.

Install any plugin that you want. If you want to sell on your site install Woocommerce. There are sports plugins that will let you add sports highlights, news, clips, and more onto your site. Display your social media profiles in your sidebar and more.

 

What theme are you going to use? Here is what I recommend.

WordPress does offer over 2,000 free themes to choose from and of course, you can install a theme from ThemeForest.net, but if you’re serious I strongly recommend that you check out Genesis.

This is what all the top bloggers are using and it is great for beginners. It makes your site faster and it helps you rank better on Google because it is truly SEO optimized. The Metro Pro Theme and the News Pro Theme are two great Genesis themes for bloggers.

 

Things to do

Go to settings and then go to permalinks and switch your permalink structure to post name. When you do this your articles won’t have an ugly URL structure.

All you have to do is go to the posts section and you will be able to start a new blog post.

I strongly recommend that you bookmark this page now because it is packed with information. Any time that you need help all you have to do is go back to it.

WordPress is extremely easy to use, but if you need any help you can open live chat support with SiteGround or call them. If you want to you can even contact me and I will help you with any question that you might have.

 

Motivational sports quotes for building your dream blog.

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” Ross Perot

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. Muhammad Ali

If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone’s expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence.

In the world there are believers and then there are non-believers. For all of you non-believers out there, I have something to say to you…never underestimate the heart of a champion. Rudy Tom Johnavich

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

9 Canon Cameras For YouTube Videos To Buy Today

It’s an exciting moment when you begin your YouTube career but you have to be prepared. Here are some awesome Canon cameras for YouTube videos. This list is solely for the Canon fanboys and those looking to switch over.

9 Canon Cameras For YouTube Videos To Buy Today

If you are starting a YouTube channel soon and need a good computer here is a list of the best laptops for editing YouTube videos.  To get the best price I always recommend buying all your equipment used from Amazon.

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Estimated Amazon Price ($3000)

This is the most expensive Canon on this list. This might be a bit too much for your average Youtuber, but for those who are serious about film, then this is well worth it. Compared to the previous 5D models the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV offers new full-frame sensors with 30 Megapixels. Also, this camera catches awesome 4K video clips, which is something that we haven’t seen before with the 5D models. The increase in resolution and new features might be worth the upgrade. Once again, due to the price, this DSLR is not for everyone but it’s a great camera.

 

Canon EOS 5DS – Estimated Amazon Price ($2400)

We have been waiting in anticipation for the 5DS and we have not been disappointed. This is an ultra-high-resolution camera with a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor. This might be the go-to camera for professional photographers. Although it can be great for those who need it for video production, there is no denying that the 5DS specializes in the reproduction of fine detail. This is a photographer’s dream, but Youtubers can look forward to full HD 30p movie capability and the time-lapse movie function.

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Estimated Amazon Price ($1600)

This is a great upgrade to the Mark II. Canon has refined the hardware on this DSLR. If you are trying to save close to $1000, then the Mark III is a great option. It’s great for those starting a sports blog or outdoors YouTube channel. It’s also a great DSLR for weddings. For the price, you are getting a lot. The Mark III handles dim light like a champ and because of the body, shooting handheld videos is a breeze.

 

 

Canon EOS 80D – Estimated Amazon Price ($900)

This is a popular DSLR among well-known Youtubers. I love the flip-out screen, which is great for framing your shot. If you plan to start vlogging at home, then it’s perfect for precise video placement. Would you like to monitor your audio while you are filming? No problem! The Canon 80D comes with a headphone jack that some previous models do not have. Videos can be shot with up to 60 frames per second in full HD. Also, this camera features an awesome 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor.

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark II –  Estimated Amazon Price ($800)

For a while the EOS 5D Mark II was the most popular DSLR on the market. This camera is truly phenomenal. The price suggests that it is only for amateurs but that is far from the truth. A couple years ago if you told me you were going to buy the Mark II on Amazon for around $1000, I would have bust out laughing.

The Mark II has been involved in the creation of some great films such as Iron Man 2, Black Swan, Mad Max, The Avengers, and more. Don’t let the price full you. You are getting a 21-megapixel CMOS sensor, Sensor dust reduction, Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Live View Function, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD, and, more. This is a steal.

 

Canon EOS 70D –  Estimated Amazon Price ($700)

When you start using the Canon EOS 70D you are going to immediately notice that the autofocus is very fast which is why this is one of the best YouTube cameras on the market for beginners. The EOS 70D is perfect for vlogging and low light situations. Just like the 80D this DSLR also comes with a flip-out screen. Some key features that you will enjoy are the 20.2MP APS-C ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor, 63-zone iFCL metering system, 7 fps continuous shooting, 19-point AF system, silent’ shutter mode, and DIGIC 5+ image processor.

 

Canon EOS Rebel T6i – Estimated Amazon Price ($500)

This is another popular camera among Youtubers. Although this DSLR is older now if you are on a budget, then the T6i is a great option. The T6i vs T6 is no competition. The video quality on the T6i is worth the few extra dollars. This DSLR offers a 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor, Full HD 60p, Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC, Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Anti-flicker, and more for around $500!

 

Canon EOS Rebel T5 – Estimated Amazon Price ($300)

At $300 the T5 is the cheapest DSLR on this list. What I love about the T5 is that not only are you getting the body for $300 but you are also receiving a 18-55mm lens. This camera is packed with more features than you will ever use and I think it’s the perfect beginner camera.

 

Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder – Estimated Amazon Price ($200)

Just to make this list fair I had to add a camcorder. If you are not a DSLR person, then the VIXIA HF R700 is a great camcorder for YouTube videos. The price is perfect for those who are trying to save. It fits well in your hand and the zoom is amazing. This camcorder performs well in low light and it’s great for stealth shooting. For $200 you can’t complain.

 

 

Here are some awesome Canon lenses. 
Having a good DSLR is one thing, but you also need an excellent quality lens. Below are some great lenses that you can purchase for cheap on Amazon.
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens. $70
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. $100
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens – $70
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens. $500
  • Opteka 650-1300mm (with 2x- 1300-2600mm) for Canon. $180
My recommendation.

Below I will recommend two cameras for those are trying to save but want a camera that is going to get the job done.

#1 Buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II today here – $800

#2 Buy the Canon EOS Rebel T6i today here -$500

 

Awesome photography quotes.
  • “A Nikon only exposes the body, a Canon exposes your soul.”
  • “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation, and execution.”
  • “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
  • “A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people, change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.” ― Albert Einstein

Tumblr Vs WordPress: 12 Reasons To Choose WP Today

Are you wondering, which is a better blogging platform out of Tumblr Vs WordPress? This is an easy comparison. The choice is clear. I will show you the differences between these two popular blogging platforms and I will help you start your blog today!

Tumblr Vs WordPress: 12 Reasons To Choose WP Today

I would like to add that this is a review of self-hosted WordPress and Tumblr, not the free version. Never choose the free WordPress version. Always host your own site!

 

What are they 

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc.

WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for creating and managing websites and blogs.

 

Domain comparison

Tumblr

One huge con of having a Tumblr blog is that you have to have a terrible looking Tumblr domain. For example, if you wanted to start a fashion blog or beauty blog, then you would have a URL such fashion.tumblr.com. This is an unprofessional look for your blog especially if you are hoping to make money from it. There are so many drawbacks of having a company URL such as fewer shares, fewer backlinks, it will hurt you when you are trying to rank, it’s terrible for branding and more.

 

WordPress

With WordPress.org and a hosting company, you will get your own domain. If you want a free domain you are in luck because SiteGround, which is the best WP hosting provider gives you a free domain when you host your site with them. Now you won’t have to pay for it at places like Namecheap and GoDaddy.

 

Ownership comparison

Tumblr

Many people have gotten their sites shut down from Tumblr. You don’t believe me, well ask Bohemea a popular blogger. Tumblr shut down her blog and she lost over 5 years of hard work. She lost over 100,000 posts and over 100,000 followers. Imagine how she felt inside about losing everything. Tumblr can delete your blog for anything without warning and it has happened to a lot of people.

If you violate anything you better be careful. You must remember that you are hosting on their servers. It is not your blog. You are basically a renter. It is their blog and it is their domain that you are using. Are you willing to take the chance of your site being shut down? P.S. when you post your photos or allow others to post your photos on Tumblr you are giving Tumblr a World Wide, Transferable, Royalty Free License to use your work.

 

WordPress

When you get your own hosting with WP everything belongs to you. You have your own servers so you can sleep well at night knowing that your site is going to be there when you wake up in the morning.

 

Plugin comparison

WordPress

Plugins are probably the biggest reason why most people are choosing WordPress. Plugins give your site different capabilities. They give your blog the ability to grow. Say for instance that you wanted to add a forum. All you have to do is go to the plugin area and install a forum plugin. If you want to showcase your awesome Instagram photos, Tumblr photos, music, and Youtube videos onto your blog, all you have to do is install a plugin.

Do you want to show your social media posts or add share buttons? There are plugins for that. Do you want to start your own social media site? There is a plugin for that. Would you like to sell digital products, T-shirts, and more to your readers? All you have to do is install the Woocommerce plugin which powers over 30% of all online shops on the web. WordPress also has various Tumblr plugins. With over 30,000 plugins you will never have to worry about anything.

 

Tumblr

Sadly with Tumblr, you will not have access to any plugins. It doesn’t allow you to grow as WordPress does.

 

Commenting system differences

Tumblr

Tumblr does not have a built-in comment system, so if you want to engage with your readers you can’t, but you do have the option of getting your comment system from other places such as Disqus. The problem with going this route with Tumblr is that sometimes these external commenting systems don’t fit too well with your Tumblr blog.

WordPress

WordPress has a built-in comment system and you can also install various comment plugins such as a Facebook styled comment system, a social media comment system, and more. There are over 100 different comment systems that you can install and they all fit perfectly.

 

Export comparison

WordPress

One of the reasons why you want to host your own site with WordPress is that it is going to be a breeze if you want to move your site somewhere else.

 

Tumblr

With Tumblr although there is a way that you can export it is going to be more difficult.

 

Permalink structure comparison.

Tumblr

A good permalink structure will help you rank better in Google. The problem that you will run into with Tumblr is that it does not allow you to customize your URL structure. That means your blog posts URL is going to look like this, myblog.com/post/02021u3210/topic-of-post/. As you can see the numbers make it look hideous and Google will not be impressed.

 

WordPress

With WP all you have to do is go to settings and then permalinks and you will be able to have a post name or custom URL for all of your posts in just one click.

 

SEO comparison

Tumblr

Tumblr blogs don’t rank well. I can’t remember the last time I saw a Tumblr site ranking for keywords on Google. It’s not built for that. I took the initiative and used various tools to check the rankings and SEO of a plethora of Tumblr sites and even with a lot of backlinks the sites had terrible rankings.

I guarantee you that it is going to be hard for you to gain search engine traffic. That is why if you wanted to start a business or monetize your blog it is going to be very hard. The terrible permalink structure doesn’t help either. Don’t expect search engine traffic because Tumblr is not optimized to rank well that is why serious bloggers don’t use it.

 

WordPress

Everyone knows that WordPress is optimized for SEO, that is why it is the top blogging platform in the world. Not only is it structured to rank well, but you can install SEO plugins like Yoast to help your site become even more visible and rank better on Google, Bing, etc. If you want even more SEO power, then I highly recommend that you install Genesis. It is the top SEO theme that the top bloggers like Darren Rowse, Neil Patel, and more are using.

25% of the top 10 million sites ranked by Alexa use WordPress. This is an astonishing number and this shows how awesome WordPress really is.

 

Tumblr is extremely abused.

What I mean by this is that when you use Tumblr you will be exposed to porn, nudity, and cursing because many people reblog these things all the time. It is out of control. If you used Tumblr before, then you know this. I would hate to use a platform where I would constantly be exposed to immorality. Tumblr even promotes it. Here is their response to adult content on their help page. “Sure. We have no problem with that kind of stuff. Go nuts. Show nuts. Whatever.”

 

Theme and design comparison

Tumblr

The issue that everyone has with Tumblr is that they don’t have a lot of themes to choose from and also they are not too appealing. Some of the themes don’t even let you change your own font, which is ridiculous. On top of everything, you can’t customize your themes the way you want to. If you know HTML and CSS and you were expecting more, then you are out of luck. You can’t be yourself.  You’re going to have to pay money for better customization.

 

WordPress

WordPress has way more free, premium, and SEO powerful themes all over the internet. You are guaranteed to find the theme of your dreams. There are even Tumblr styled themes if that is what you want. WordPress allows for better customization, unlike Tumblr. If you need an easy to use SEO friendly theme, then make sure that you check out Genesis.

 

Ease of use comparison

WordPress

Many people think that WordPress is hard to use. The people who say this have obviously never used WP because it is extremely easy to use. You don’t need to know how to code. When I didn’t know anything about hosting and WordPress it took me minutes to create a site and get used to it.

I can even walk you through it to show you how simple it is. In fact, it should take you less than 5 minutes to make a blog. Start with SiteGround, they are going to give you a free domain which is what makes it so easy. All you have to do is sign up just like you would with anything. After you are done signing up, allow their WordPress preinstall wizard popup to automatically install WP for you and you are done.

Now you officially have a website. The dashboard is so simple to understand. You will not run into problems. What makes WordPress even easier is that you will be able to install any type of plugin that you want.

 

Tumblr

Tumblr is easy to set up and start as well, but once again no plugins to make life easier for you. Also, you will not be able to customize your designs.

 

Support comparison

Tumblr

Tumblr support is basically nonexistent. Yes, you can message their support team, but that is really about it. The community is there, but you don’t really have experts to help you.

 

WordPress

There is no website community that is bigger than WordPress. That means more of everything. More experts, developers, tutorials, blog posts, videos, etc. SiteGround also gives you 24/7 phone, ticket, and live chat support.

 

Better for blogging comparison

Tumblr

Tumblr is not really a blogging platform. Why do you think it’s so bad for SEO? It is more of a social media platform. I don’t recommend that anyone start a blog with Tumblr. Most of its content falls into 3 categories. Basic Instagram photos and photos of people’s lives. Funny memes and pornography.

 

WordPress

Once again WordPress is the best CMS and best blogging platform in the world. The blog post editing area is smooth and extremely user-friendly. WP has actual blog features. Distraction-free writing, publishing tools, importers, full standards compliance, and much more. Many of the most popular websites are using WP. CNN, eBay, Starwars.com, PlayStation, MTV, ESPN product blog, Harvard, Mozilla, and much more. The resume speaks for itself.

 

To sum it all up here is why you should start WP right now.

Tumblr

With Tumblr, it is not your blog. It offers limited blog functionality, it has terrible SEO, it lacks in plugins, lacks in design, you have to rent your blog, and I can go on and on.

 

WordPress

WordPress is built for success. It gives you better SEO, thousands of sophisticated plugins, it has a larger community, more designs, better customization, it is better for music, video, and photo storage. It offers more support, you are the owner, it is better for eCommerce, it is better for the future, it is better for branding, it is better for making money, it is more popular, etc.

 

Start WordPress today. I will point you in the right direction. 

It’s not wise to use a platform and try to switch over later. You will be asking for trouble. Start a WordPress now. It only takes 5 minutes. Time yourself. In 2016 SG is the most popular hosting provider. I strongly recommend it for all beginners. It is extremely easy to use, it gives you a fast site with 99.99% uptime and it only costs $3.95/mo.

Remember all you have to do is sign up and allow their preinstall wizard to do everything else and you are good to go. They even offer live chat when you are signing up.

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