How To Start An Architecture Blog For $2.95

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How To Start An Architecture Blog For $2.95

Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. This means that at no cost to you, I will receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. I will only ever promote the products and services that I trust, have personally used and 100% recommend. You may read my full disclosure policy for more information. Thanks for supporting my business in this way.

Note: this post is just a brief summary of my complete step-by-step guide on how to setup an architecture blog:

I have said previously if you don't have an online presence, in the eyes of many employers, you do not exist. A great architecture employment opportunity will not come knocking your door, you have to do the knocking.

The best way I have found to do this is setting up a blog. Starting a website might sound overwhelming, but even as someone who began with little experience in this area, it is extremely fast and easy. I will show you how to get started in about 5 minutes for only $2.95.

Architecture blogs come in all shapes and sizes. You could do everything from sharing your thoughts on trends in the industry to providing rendering and design services. The options are unlimited, but you have to start somewhere. 

For more information including how to grow an audience, picking a website theme, product landing pages, email lists and more check out:

Complete step-by-step guide to setting up an architecture blog

HOW TO START AN ARCHITECTURE BLOG FOR $2.95

1) Sign Up For A Web Host

A web host is simply a site server that has the ability to power your site and troubleshoot it whenever necessary. Without a web host, you cannot have a running website. 

You can just start with the cheapest package possible and then add more server power as your traffic grows. Start with the basic Bluehost.com package at only $2.95 a month, ignore all the add-ons, and go from there.

Start with the basic Bluehost.com package at only $2.95 a month, ignore all the add-ons, and go from there. 

2) Find a Domain Name

Bluehost provides a free domain name for one year to everybody who signs up.

When selecting your domain name, here are some tips:

1. Choose a domain that is unique, fun, and easy to remember

e.g. TheArchitectsGuide.com

2. Choose a name with a phrase or key word that is often searched for

Something like "New York Architecture" or "cool buildings"

3. Choose a domain name

Pick a domain that is completely unique or combines two words into one (fun fact: this is called a portmanteau) like Archinect, Architizer, ArchDaily, etc.

4. Choose a domain name that ends in .com for more credibility, followed by .org and .net. 

Spend some time brainstorming a list of possible domain names and then go on Bluehost to see what is available.

Once you get on the site, click the basic hosting plan for only $2.95/month to get you to the next page where you can input your new FREE Domain name when you sign up with Bluehost.

Search to see what is available. If your domain name is not available, Bluehost will give you suggestions.

Congratulations that's it! You now own your very own website!

So what are you waiting for? 

I hope this has been helpful for starting your new architecture blog!

For more information including how to grow an audience, picking a website theme, product landing pages, email lists and more check out:

Complete step-by-step guide to setting up an architecture blog. 

Thanks for reading, see also my posts on:

Top Architecture Blogs of 2017

Top Architecture Blogs of 2015

Good luck!

Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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