How Can You Start A Blog Without A Laptop In 2018? Is it possible? What are the possibilities of monetizing it? How easy is it? How does it differentiate you from other bloggers?
You might have asked yourself these questions at some point or the other and probably answered them negatively yourself, like how exactly I’m I going to start a blog without a laptop? then backed out and said, “Blogging is not for me because I don’t have a laptop”.
Well, I decided to provide this article because of the doubts I have seen among several aspiring bloggers, most of which conclude that a laptop is required to actually go into blogging.
Well, for someone like me, I don’t find it efficient to blog from my mobile phone because I’m more of a technical person and there are several technical things involved with my posts before I can even hit the Publish button, but for someone who actually wants to start out new and get the hang of what the blogging world is all about, starting with a phone is not a bad idea. In fact, that is what I would recommend for every newbie out there.
A laptop or computer system is only important for blogging when monetization and other things are involved.
So, if you are here to know how to start a blog without a laptop, hang on tight; this article is for you. I will teach you all you need to know.
Recently, one of my readers sent me a mail asking, “Can i start a blog without a laptop?”
I was astonished seeing this question and I knew I really needed to answer this question. So, I need to clear the air.
FACT: When I started out blogging, I was using my mobile phone!
If you’ve ever had passion for blogging and not having a laptop is what is pushing you away from your passion, then you shouldn’t be discouraged any longer, as I am going to show you how to go about this.
To start a blog with just your mobile phone in 2018, you need a suitable mobile responsive blogging platform, stable data connection and a good android phone.
I will start with the blogging platforms. There are several blogging platforms where you can start out for absolutely free! You just need to identify the one that is suitable for you, register and get started.
Here are the best free blogging platforms I recommend you start with:
All you have to do is visit the links with your mobile phone, and register on any of those platforms. They have all the tools required to start out as a blogger. You will have your own hosted page online and you can easily share links to your posts to your friends.
Chrome is still the best browser out there, and even on the mobile platform, they outrank the competition. Chrome gives you the power to do almost anything you can do on a computer browser, right on your phone.
Check your apps to see if you have Google Chrome Browser installed, and if not, go to your Play Store and download Google Chrome.
Do not use browsers like Opera Mini or UC Browser – You will simply be wasting your time. I just recommended the best.
As you know, I’m a WordPress enthusiast, so I will be showing you how to register your free WordPress blog, right from your mobile phone.
Open up your mobile Chrome Browser, then visit https://wordpress.com. Here is the WordPress.com homepage. Now click the “Get Started” link at the top of the page.
Fill the form as required. The first field should be the name of your Blog, the second is a little description of what your blog will be about. Also select the primary goals and every other field as applies to your blog.
Click the “Continue” button once you are done.
The next step, type in the address you use to wish for your blog. If it’s fashion as an example, simply type in fashion
WordPress will automatically generate name suggestions for your blog. We are going for a free blog, so we won’t be able to use names like “ayomidejohnson.com” or “ayomidejohnson.info”. WordPress will provide you a free domain name like “ayomidejohnson.wordpress.com, just like you see in the preview below.
Do not worry about those numbers beside the name, simply select it. You can always edit your url later. Make sure you are selecting a free plan.
On the next page, scroll down and select the “Stare with Free” button
The next page, create your account, use your email address, choose a log in username, one you will always remember as well as an easy-to-remember but hard-to-crack password. Then click “Continue”. Ideally, if you have a Google account already, you can simple skip those and click “Continue with Google”
How easy it is to start a blog with your mobile phone!
I will leave you to walk on to your great adventure from here. I assure you, the rest is going to be much fun than you’ve imagined 🙂
With this guide, I guess you now know how to start a blog/website using your smartphone and as well watch it grow.
Several successful bloggers today started their great journey with just their smartphones!
A good example is me 🙂
So, what are you waiting for? 🙂 Are you going to sit back and let discouragement weigh you down or start blogging about your passion?
It’s all on you.