How to Start your Website or Blog in Nigeria without Spending Huge amount of Money

There is no doubt that there are so many Bloggers and Webmasters around you (either online or offline) that makes a lot of money from owning a blog or probably, a website. You might be thinking of starting your own blog or website too but maybe you get discouraged because of the popular belief that newbies nurture, that you must have thousands and thousand of naira before you can own a website or blog. So, if you are looking to start your website or a blog without having to spend thousands and thousands of naira, it is very possible and you have come to the right place to learn just that. I am going to show you the easiest way to start your website or blog in a budget friendly way. All you need is a few thousand naira and some technical skills to maintain your blog or website.



First of all, note that there are so many platforms you can use to start a blog, but I'll advice you to choose between these two popular platforms - WordPress and Blogger.

No matter which one you choose, It'll take less than an hour to setup your blog and and get it up and running. But in this post, I'll be talking about how to start a blog on the WordPress platform while a post will be coming up very soon on how to start a Blog on the Blogger platform, you can subscribe to our FREE email updates here, so that you won't miss the post when it's out.

Now, back to starting a website or blog on the WordPress platform. I know it might be kind of difficult without proper guidance so I am going to cover it all for you. Here's what you need:

1. A Domain Name for your Blog or Website.
2. A Reliable Web Hosting (This is important if you are using WordPress).
3. Install WordPress and you are already up and running!


Glossary:
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What is Domain Name? : Domain Name is the name of the website that you are trying to create. It includes the name of your company or your name or blog name etc. ending with a domain extension i.e. .com, .net, .com.ng, .net etc.

Like in the case of StevenBergy.Com.Ng, "StevenBergy" is the Blog name while ".com.ng" is the domain extension. Similarly, a website that everybody knows - Facebook.com, "Facebook" is the social network's name and ".com" is the domain extension. That's clear, isn't it?

What is Web Hosting? : Web Hosting is the space on the server just like the hard disk on your PC/Laptop. It is used to store your website data and show it on the internet when anyone tries to access it online.

So it is very important to have a reliable web hosting company that can keep your website online with minimum downtime or if possible, no downtime at all.

What is WordPress? : WordPress is a popular tool used by so many people to build their websites and blogs. It is installed on your web hosting. WordPress makes it very easy for newbies to create their blogs and websites within some minutes.

Okay, now that I've explained to you the basic terms, it's time to start the actual work. Yes, time to create your blog/website.

As I said earlier, all you need is a Domain & a Web Hosting account to start your website and you are good to go. So now, I'll  show you how to do that.

Navigate to DomainKing.NG. At this point, allow me to explain some things to you about DomainKing.NG and why I chose them.




What is DomainKing?DomainKing is a leading Domain Registrar & Web hosting Company that is trusted by thousands of clients in Nigeria and globally for their domain and hosting needs. You can register your domain and host your website with them for prices cheaper than the prices of your cheap internet plans. In fact, I got one of my domains from them for just #500 when they started in Nigeria. No Kidding!

You can host your website with them for as low as N93/month
. And the best thing is that their web hosting plans include a free domain name. So you don't have to spend extra money on buying a domain name.


 

Here are some of the reasons why I chose DomainKing:
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Free Domain: DomainKing offers free .com or .com.ng domain with all their hosting plans.

24/7 Technical Support: They provide 24/7 Customer Support via Live Chat, emails, Support Ticket and also on Nairaland. And their customer support is very friendly and knowledgeable. Is that not cool? Sure, it is.

Accredited Registrar: DomainKing is accredited with Nigerian, Indian, South African, Philippines & many other Domain Registries. So they are very genuine and reliable, meaning you are in good hands.

Very easy to Use: They offer very easy to use control panel with lots of advanced features as well. So even a not so technical guy like me can use them easily... LOL

Very Affordable: They offer the most affordable plans & pricing for both domains and web hosting in the whole industry. Their web hosting prices start from just N93/mo. which is as cheap as it looks.

Free WordPress Installation: These Guys also do free WordPress installation for you in case you are new to it. Or you can also use their 1 Click WordPress Installer if you are a Do-It-Yourself guy or girl. DIY rocks though!


Easy Payment Methods: They accept Bank Deposit, MasterCard, VISA Cards, Verve Cards, Interswitch and lots of other payment methods. So you can pay very easily at DomainKing. [Here is how to get yourself a Mastercard if you don't have one already.]

And they also offer so many other features as well.

Back to our Website Creation.

Now you need to browse through their Web Hosting plans and then choose the plan that you like and click "Order Now".

Note: The plan that you'll choose depends on your website type, server space requirement, bandwidth needs etc. If you are not sure about it, you can always contact their support for help in choosing a plan. But you can start with the smallest plan and Upgrade in the future as your website grows.

Since you are creating a new website, after the step above, you need to select the option "I want DomainKing to register a new domain for me". That way you will also register your domain with hosting. Now type the domain name that you want to choose for your website/blog and click "Search". Then click "Continue" to continue to the next page after checking your domain.

After that you can check or tick all the free services that they give and click "Continue". After all they are all free! By the way, they also give free ID protection for which other companies charge up to N1000. ID protection hides your whois information and protects you from spammers.

Now review your order and fill all your personal details to Sign Up as a client on DomainKing. Then add a Coupon code if you have it.

Currently DomainKing is offering Up to 30% OFF on their Web Hosting plans. So you need to Hurry before this promo ends!

Then select your "payment method". You can pay via Mastercard, VISA, Verve, Interswitch or even Bank Deposit as mentioned earlier.

After it's all done then you can click "Complete Order". After that all you need to do is to make the payment for both your Domain and Hosting to be active.

When you are through with your payment and your domain/web hosting is active. You just need to contact DomainKing's Support to Install the WordPress for you. They will do everything for you or better still, DIY if you can!

After they have done the installation for you they will inform you and you are all set to go. Your website is now live. Now you can login to your WordPress using the details that you would have gotten from DomainKing Support after they have done the installation for you.

You can then start posting new articles, and make changes to your website/blog design (for this you can use the vast WordPress theme library and customize your design using plugins).

Now, you are through with your new website/blog. What next? Keep sharing your website/blog with your friends & build your community. If you keep on working hard & smart and you exercise enough patience with passion, before you know it, you'll start making money with your website/blog like those webmasters and bloggers around you. Now, subscribe to our FREE email updates to get our upcoming Blogger tutorial and other informative posts directly in your mailbox. Don't forget to share this awesome post with your friends and family. 

#T.G.I.F. Enjoy!
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Author: Ayoola Stephen

A young gentleman who's got great passion for Technology as a whole, Computer, Gadgets, Internet and Blogging. I have an Entertainment Blog which you can visit here - Curatainment. You can add me up on Facebook to know more about me! Thanks for reading!
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