Before starting this article let me tell you here I have discussed my expenses first then the minimum amount required to purchase the particular products/services.
I had started the blogs on the other two domain names but due to insufficient bandwidth, I decided to quit both.
In this post, I will tell you about my blogging expenses and the money required to start a blog. Blogging expenses include web hosting, domain name, email hosting, and other premium services if any.
I continuously change my hosting provider to save money from the renewal pricing scam. In my recent article, I have discussed the renewal pricing scam of hosting providers.
Later on, I came to know about the VPS which offers the fixed pricing for the server. So, I moved my blog to Vultr VPS just for $5 per month.
I had started two more blogs and it’s difficult to manage the server on Vultr so I moved to Cloudways with a $10 plan.
So, currently, I am paying only $5 per month for my hosting.
If you are a beginner there are $2.5 servers also available, you can start a blog on it as well.
Price- $.2.5 to $5 per month
I have purchased my first domain name from GoDaddy for $8. Later on, I purchased two more domain names from GoDaddy.
As Google has started the domain registrar service, I transferred my domain name to Google domain but the pricing of Google is a bit more than another registrar. It costs me $12 per year.
Currently, I have three domains on the Google domain. I am planning to transfer it to Cloudflare.
You can buy a domain name from GoDaddy just for $1 per year.
If you want to do blogging seriously then you must purchase the custom email address for your blog. There are free email hosting services available like Zoho. You can choose it but since it is free it offers limited features.
Recently, I have moved to GoDaddy email hosting at the very cheapest rates starting from $1/month. You can configure the email on any application so that you won’t miss any important emails.
NOTE- If you are a beginner you can start your email account on Zoho.
If you are a beginner then you can start your blog on free themes but if you want to do blogging as a career then I would recommend you buy the premium theme. This will be a one-time investment.
Now, Why premium?
Everybody knows that nothing is free in this world. Every free thing has limited access. If you want to use all the features then you can upgrade to premium.
When I started my blog I purchased the Genesis framework for $60 and customized my theme. Later on, the GeneratePress theme came into the market and everything changed.
I would recommend you to buy the GeneratePress theme.
The GeneratePress premium theme is the fastest WordPress theme available in the market. You can customize it as per your need with no coding skills required. The developer of this theme focused on the speed of the theme. The important thing about this theme is that you can use this theme on multiple blogs no separate license is required.
I have purchased GeneratePress at $42 with one year of access to support.
Price – $42 one time
Finally, you can calculate the total money required to start a WordPress blog.
Web Hosting ($5)+ Domain Name ($1)+Email Hosting ($1)= $7
I haven’t included the theme price since it is a one-time investment. Also, there are other ad-hoc expenses that I haven’t included here since they are not on a monthly basis.
For a beginner, this is the only expense to start a blog.
So, friends, we can say that you can start a blog at very little investment just at $7 per month.
The total amount may vary as per your blog requirements. You can purchase expensive hosting, premium domain, and theme.
This post is just for telling you the money I spend on my blog per month.
Let our readers know how much you have invested in your blog.
Below are the few articles that will help you to start a blog
- How to start a free blog on BlogSpot?
- How to start a blog on Hostgator?
- How to install Google Analytics for WordPress blog?
- How to install Google search console?
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