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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How to setup your own blog-site for $1

How to set up your own blog site at a cheaper cost 

Creating a blog site for aspiring bloggers can be a bit complicated, but a little research and DIY can be helpful :) That's why I'm here to help you out :)

Cheaper yet reliable - Domain Registration

How to create a perfect website at a cheaper cost?
A lot of domain hosting services offers packages at affordable plans. 
On which you have the option to pay either monthly or annually.

No need to think about anything in tech related to creating your own blog site.
It's just easy as 1,2,3. Among the hosting providers are Wordpress and Wix.

You get what you pay for. That's it.

Unfortunately, for those first-timers who's the budget is beyond the hosting plan offers.
You might think twice to invest into something that there is no assurance whether you will get the ROI (return on investment) at the earliest. 

Here we go! 

Without further ado, I am going to share some of my DIY to make a perfect blog site at a cheaper cost.


 I am going to share some advice and tips about choosing your domain at a cheaper cost, setting up and starting your new blog site.

There are three ingredients that we need to use for a perfect Blog site:



Gooyabi SEO Template

I use Blogspot as my blog publishing platform and I am using GoDaddy as my domain hosting provider.

For the theme, there are preloaded themes from Blogspot but I opt to download an SEO ready theme from Gooyabi Templates. Lots of options for you to choose from and its Blogspot ready and of course it is free!.

Why purchase a domain?

The reason I am pushing you to create your own blog with a hosted domain?
It looks more reliable, you get the readers trust, secured and it looks more professional than using your blog publishing platform domain such as 

The benefit of using a third-party domain, is you are eligible for the Adsense Monetization Program as this is there main criteria for them to approve your Blog site for monetization.

And of course, you need to create more articles at least 20 post and decent traffic.

Technical Side- Easy, Worry Free

There's a bit technical when you're going to link your host account to blog-spot. Just go to your GoDaddy account, prepare your pin and call their customer service. That's it!

You don't need to worry about it as configuring GoDaddy to your Blogspot account is very easy. 
Upon purchasing a domain, There will be an instruction for you to set it up once you created an account with GoDaddy, If you're still confused, their 24x7 customer service will be helping you out thru out the setup.

I cant share my screenshot for my own settings as these are unique codes that kept to be private.
However, GoDaddy will provide it for you.

How much the total cost?

Total Cost?

Web Domain 

So how much was my total cost for my website?

$200? Nope.

$250? Nah...

$150? hell no!

It's only $ 1!

Yes! It is!

But why?

Here's the catch.

GoDaddy offers a promotion for a year if you want to sign up with them. 
Just pay $1 and that's it! You're good to go.


After a year, you decide if you want to continue with there service.
As for me, I still renewed my hosting service as its better than other domain providers that I tried before. *Satisfied customer here ;) 

And guess what? I got my ROI instantly!  ;) 

Once you're done with the configuration with your GoDaddy Account.
You need to link your third party domain address to Blogspot.

Step by step : 

Check the screenshot below:

After linking. Click the save button. Wait for a few minutes, refresh your browser and voila!
You have your trusted and more professional domain- Blog site.

Themes, Themes, Themes!

As I have mentioned before, There are ready-made themes.
Unfortunately, the theme provided is very limited so I opt to download an SEO Template from Gooya. 

Once you download your desired theme.

Go to the theme section of your Blogspot account

And choose to Restore on the top corner

Click the Choose file and hit Upload

Wait for a few mins. Open another tab and enter your blog site. That's it :)
You have a fresh new site with a new look :)

That's it for now :)

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See you next time!