Resources And the Amount of money you need to start a blog in kenya.

If you are a beginner and interested in starting a blog , the good news is, it’s now cheaper than ever to start a blog in Kenya. In this article am going to share with you the resources I personally use and recommend to my clients. Do you know with just ksh 1000 you can start your own blog?

A company like Truehost , have a package where you only buy a domain name and do hosting for free. To make it worse, their .co.ke domains goes for ksh 570 , that means you will have a standard blog with just ksh 570. The only disadvantage is they give you a very small disk space, therefore, you will not be able to upload as many photos or media files as you wish. But for those who are new and starting out, this is pretty good and there is an option to upgrade as your blog grows.

Let me give you a peace of advice , you don’t have to be an expert to start a blog. Begin with the little knowledge you have and you never know it might work for you. Another thing I must mention is, there are a couple of other topics you can write about without necessarily doing News and Gossip. Here are some other profitable niche topics you can write about and become a successful blogger.

  • Travel
  • Sports
  • Life and style
  • Health and fitness
  • Technology
  • Ho to do something “popularly known as How To’s”

Some of the resources you need to have to start a blog in kenya:

  • Blogging platform
  • Web hosting company
  • Premium or free theme
  • Plugins

Blogging Platform

  1. WordPress – It’s the most popular and powerful website builder at the moment. This is what I use and recommend as well.Remember there is a diffrence between self hosted wordpress.org and wordpress.com.Always go with wordpress.org if you want flexibility.
  2. Wix – Though I haven’t tried it yet. Wix is also a very good option for starters who don’t know how to code completely. It’s good to note that its growing at a very high speed.
  3. Shopify – If you want to open an online store, then this is the best deal.

Web hosting company

  • Bluehost – Its one of the best web hosting companies . Its even recommended by wordpress. A domain goes for $10 and hosting for $3.95/month .
  • SiteGround – This is also another good hosting company.There start up plan goes for $3.95/mo. 10 GB Web Space ~10,000 Visits Monthly.

  • Truehost – They are one of the top hosting companies in kenya.They provide cheap web hosting plans starting at KES. 570 for .CO.KE domains. silver hosting goes for Ksh.999 which I recommend instead of the free version which has 1 GB disc space.

Must Have plugins

  • Really Simple SSL – Converts all your http url’s into secure https url’s.
  • MonsterInsights – The plugin gives you Google Analytics statistics on your wordpress dashboard.
  • Yoast SEO – Best free plugin for SEO and getting more traffic.
  • MailChimp – Used for email marketing.
  • Akismet – Protects you from comment spam.
  • ThirstyAffiliates – Manages affiliate links.
  • AdSanity – Manages banner ads.
  • Sucuri – makes sure your website is secure from attackers.
  • VaultPress – offers backup for your website.
  • contact form 7 – Best free contact form.
  • WP Super Cache – Best catching plugin.
  • Elementor – Its the best free drag and drop page builder for wordpress.
  • Insert Headers and Footers – used when you want to add code snippets to your WordPress header or footer .
  • Grammarly – It’s an online grammar checker tool. It checks for spelling, grammar errors when writing your blog posts .
  • Canva – its a graphic design tool .

Themes

Depending on your budget , you need to decide if you want to start with a free or a premium theme. Although there are a lot of good free themes that can do the job, premium themes always have more customization options and are frequently updated making them more secure. Here are a couple of themes:

  • Elegant Themes (Divi theme) – premium
  • Studio press themes – premium
  • Allegiant – free
  • Hestia – free
  • ColorMag magazine theme – free

Conclusion

Starting a blog in kenya is a good way to make extra money or even go professional and do it as a fulltime job. As you can see ,the amount of investment you need to put is pretty small .The hard work comes when creating content like this one.That makes the end of this post. If you need any assistance to set up your blog ,contact us using our official email or phone. We are more than ready to help you get started in a better way.

2
Leave a Reply

avatar
2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
minneapolis web designNawal Ritter Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Nawal Ritter
Guest

Great article! Here’s our blog: http://safari.casa

minneapolis web design
Guest

You have provided an nice article, Thank you very much for this one.