7 Bootstrapping Tips for Bloggers Starting Out

While reading through the book “Start Your Own Blogging Business” I noticed many different tips and facts in the margins of the pages. Some of the ones that caught my eye were tips for boostrapping/penny pinching when starting out blogging. So here are the 7 tips suggested in the book for bootstrapping your blogging business when starting out.

  1. When first registering your domain name, buy more than 1 year to get a discount on the registration price for purchasing a few years at once.
  2. Use free, open-source software and a low-cost web host can provide you with an inexpensive blog setup that has plenty of room to grow in the future.
  3. Using your own web host instead of a blogging service will allow you more room for growth per dollar spent.
  4. Even free blogging services vary greatly in quality and features available. Don’t assume that all the free services offer the same basic service. Some are quite well-equipped.
  5. Finding a web host that bundles a blogging application into its service is not hard to do and could save you some money.
  6. Trackbacks, a method of communicating between blogs, can be an effective form of free advertising.
  7. Time is money. The more time you spend fiddling with your blog’s coding, the less time you’ll have to produce money making content. Find useful plug-ins to speed up common tasks.
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