You Don’t Have to be a Big Celebrity to Start a Blog Now12 min read

How many times has a simple thought of you being gone from this earth bothered you?

What will happen if you die young? Will the world stop functioning even for a second?

How many times do you get a feeling of doing something out of your league so that people will remember you even when you’re gone from this planet.

How many times have you thought of documenting your life?

I know you want to be remembered.

I know you want to leave your marks on this earth. Telling people about your existence, that you lived on this planet once. And here is the proof of that.

Seriously, How many times do these thoughts cross your mind but you settled for a lot less every time. Why so?

Is that because you do not feel your importance or you think that nobody cares about you because you are not a celebrity?

Is it because you are scared of failing that people will make fun of you or your ambitions (which is pretty normal stuff)?

Here’s the thing:

When I speak of my dreams and desires with other people they do make fun of it. Not because I lack the potential to accomplish that dream but because of their low self-esteem and low-confidence.

When people cannot do something they don’t want you to do it either. That is how the world works. And that is why they make fun of you and demoralize you.

They try to make you weak so that you too can’t achieve it. But, dare you if you let those idiots win. Because you don’t have a choice. You gotta do it anyway.

Watch this video and then start reading ahead 🙂

There’s not enough time for you on this earth. Make the most out of every moment.

Blog Can Help You To Leave Your Mark On The World Even If You Are Gone

Creating a blog today is a few clicks away. All you need is a bit of free time where you can pour your thoughts through your hands into a digital foot print that will stay alive for a long time.

There are a lot of free blogging platforms which are driven by people like you.

One of the biggest blogging platform is WordPress.

You can use its own platform to blog or you can purchase a hosting and domain name and put your thoughts out there. And trust me all this is really very cheap and anyone can easily afford it.

Don’t worry I will not just talk about the solution and walk away. I will help you to walk the path as well.

Let’s quickly start a tech blog in next five minutes.

How to Start a Food Blog

It is really simple.

Go to,?wordpress home page will render:

WordPress Home

Do you see the Get Started link at the right corner of the page?

After clicking on the link your WordPress Site Creation process will start:

Wordpress Website Creation Process Step 1.
This is the Step 1 out of 4

Let’s quickly fill in the information about your blog and click on the continue button. The information is pretty straightforward.

Once you are done with it, click on the Continue button and it will take you to the next step. There you will have to enter the desired domain name for your blog.

Type the desired domain name and select from the available option.

Here, you will have to enter the desired domain name for your blog. Once you enter the name, it will give you a lot of options with all the available domain names or close matching domain names with the one your entered.

Take a closer look and you will find the free domain option.

The only drawback with a free plan is that you do not own your blog entirely. You domain name will be like And I’m totally against that.

It is good if you want to start hobby blogging but if you are looking at your blog as a business then this won’t let you do that.

Choose free plan or go with the premium plan

Once you are done with choosing the domain name (free or premium), it is time to click on the Select Button and go to the next step (i.e. Step #3 or #4 based on your choice of the free or premium domain).

I would suggest you choose the Personal plan, it is just 200 INR per month and begins penning down your thoughts.

Or if you do not want to spend money from the start then also no problem. You can choose free plan. You wouldn’t have the luxury of your own blog but you will still have a platform to share your ideas.

TaDa your food blog is ready.

You can glitter it up by using the free themes from the WordPress themes market as the way you want.

See… it hardly took you 5 minutes to start your own blog.

Blogging Can Provide You Freedom From 9 to 6 Jobs

There are millionaire bloggers out there. Living a free life. No baggage of getting up early, going to the job and then serving them for straight 7-8 hours (sometimes 12-14).

They have earned their freedom to wake up in Hawaii, sipping tea in a beachside cottage with a lovely partner talking about their next travel destination.

They are living their dream life. They have achieved their financial freedom early in their lives.

This is only possible if you can learn to turn your passion into an income. Watch this short video and understand what Gary is trying to tell:

If you love watching movies then go watch movies but you gotta build a business around it.

You can have all the riches you want. There is only one thing stopping you from achieving it and that thing is YOU.

Stop yourself from stopping yourself and you will win it.

How can blogging provide you freedom?

Photo by Varun Shrivastava [Girgaon Beach, Mumbai]

Blogging is not just about writing articles, blogging is a platform to reach the right people. It is a platform to attract the right opportunities that will take you closer to your life goals.

In today’s world, you do not need expensive advertisements and portfolio managers to make you stand out from the crowd. You have the power of the Internet .

One Viral post and your life will change.

Let me explain you by giving a real life example:

If you are a great cook and you work as a software engineer or a tester in an MNC, it doesn’t mean you cannot pursue your career as a cook. In fact, you are more than capable of pursuing it now.

You have a settled job and now you do not have to worry about your living. I know you get all this by trading your time but finally, you are free to pursue anything without worrying about your livelihood. For me , that is an awesome opportunity to make the most out of it.

You can join a side course to learn cooking the right way (if you know what I mean).

You can utilize your extra-time (weekends) to learn a new skill and cement your foundation. Make your foundation stronger and stronger.

Once you are confident to start your own little side business, go online and create a website. This is the time you need clients and there is no better way to attract clients than a blog.

So, if you have the passion to grow beyond a paycheck then this is your chance. I’m here to give you a fully functioning blog. But hey, you must look at your blog as a business and that is the only way to succeed.

You will have to make investments and put your time, mind and heart into it. That is the only way to become rich.

How to Earn Money From It?

This is the first thing people are concerned about. And to be frank this is a really bad way to look at your blog.

I know money is the ultimate motive for most of the people and that is the biggest reason why they are working for someone else and stuck in 9-6 job.

Money can never be your main objective, sure you should look for ways to earn money but do not make money your goal. Money has always been a side product of your hustle and hard work.

You must look for ways to grow your blog and help as many people as you can.

I’m not asking you to help them for free. Put a price on your offering.

Give and Take

That’s about the philosophy or earning money. Now, let’s get down to the real money earning part.

Ways to make money from your blog

Recently, I did a research on the millionaire bloggers and compiled all my learning into a small handbook on how do successful bloggers earn money blogging. You must give it a shot. It is a lengthy post but it has all the best ways to earn money from your blog.

Making money is an art. If you are making a lot of money then feel free to call yoursel an?artist.~ Varun Shrivastava Click To Tweet

Making money is an art.

You will have money

To become the best artist your work must be praised by the audience. You should do things for your audience. And they must like it. If they don’t like what you do, well, your chances of earning money is sleek.

Following are some of the ways through which you can monetise your blog:

I have explained everything in details in that handbook. Do take a look.

You will be amazed to know the underlying possibilities that comes with blogging.

This is the best time to Start a Blog

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Some people say that the blog is an over populated market. But they miss to see the opportunity.

Over populated markets are the places that sells the most.

Ask yourself this really simple question:

Where would you like your shop to be?

Obviously, in an over populated market where there is no limit to customers. If one goes another comes by and that gives you an opportunity to serve them in the best ways.

Don’t worry about earning money for the first few months or I would say a year.

Learn to write.

Learn the psychological effects of words?on your mind and use it in your writings.

Make people love what you do.

Build a following.

And Trust Me, Money Will Flow Automatically.

You are just a Start Away.

Start your Blog Now!?

If you have any questions or thoughts a fter reading this article then shoot it below in the comments section. Let the ideas flow 🙂

  • Article By: Varun Shrivastava

  • Varun Shrivastava is an innovative Full Stack Developer at ThoughtWorks with around 4 years of experience in building enterprise software systems in finance and retail domain. Experienced in design, development, and deployment of scalable software. He is a passionate blogger and loves to write about philosophy, programming, tech and relationships. This is his space, you can get in touch with him here anytime you want.