Do you need blogging equipment? To be so honest most people have the basics needed to start a blog. The beauty of blogging is that you don’t need much. All that you need is to know is the type of blog that you want to start.
When it comes to equipment all you need is a laptop and a blogging platform. However, in this is article I will give you other things that you might need on your blogging journey.
Web hosting might be the most important thing that you need to succeed as a blogger. A badly performing web host can kill your blog. Never host your site on a free platform or another company’s servers.
For example, stay away from the WordPress.com Premium plan and all other WordPress.com plans such as Personal or Business. You must self host WordPress if you want to be a successful blogger. This is what I do and this is what all professional bloggers do.
We self host to have better SEO, full control, and more features. I strongly recommend that you use SiteGround, which is the best performing web hosting company. SG can be purchased for under $4 a month which is nothing at all. You can easily create a site in 5 minutes with SiteGround which I will show you at the end of this article.
This is obvious! Most likely you have a laptop, but if not there are many laptops that you can purchase at a fair price. I recommend a laptop over a desktop for portability. One of the best things about being a blogger is being able to work on the go.
The (MacBook Air 13) can be purchased on Amazon for under $800. If you were trying to remain under $700 and didn’t need much, then you can purchase the (HP 15-F222WM 15.6″ Touch Screen Laptop) for around $250.
I think all bloggers should have one of these electronic devices. They are perfect for long trips when your laptop dies and they are perfect if you want to travel light. It’s always good to have a backup.
I remember my laptop broke and I had to send it in to get fixed. For over a week I was stuck without a laptop. However, although I didn’t have a laptop I had a tablet with a huge screen. I used it as a substitute which was a lifesaver.
I’m not trying to say an iPad is going to replace a PC. What I am trying to say is that they come extremely handy at times. There are some days where you are going to be in bed and you are not going to want to pop open your laptop. You would rather go straight for the iPad or tablet. They are also perfect for late night reading of your blog posts.
Check out the Apple iPad Air 2 on Amazon. $350
If the cost is an issue, then the camera can wait. However, there are many cheap YouTube cameras that you can buy. This is only needed if you have a photography blog or a blog that is going to be filled with your own images and videos.
Lighting is important as well. You can get a nice lighting kit for your YouTube videos for around $120. Check out the Fancierstudio 2400 Watt Professional Lighting Kit on Amazon today. You can also purchase an LED ring light instead.
This might be surprising to you, but music is very important to me when it comes to blogging. Music encourages me and it gives me more motivation while writing. I have Dre Beats and I absolutely love to use them when I’m blogging.
They allow me to cancel out any boredom that may occur and they allow me to work for a longer period of time. If headphones are too much for you, then you can buy cheap Bluetooth speakers such as the DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker.
- Under the WP services tab go to WP hosting.
- Get started with one of the three SiteGround plans.
- Register a new domain or you can use an already existing domain.
- If the domain is available you will see congratulations on top.
- Add your account information.
- Add your client information.
- Add your payment information.
- No extra services needed at the end. Pay now!
- You will see a WordPress preinstall wizard that will setup WP for you. You don’t have to worry about a thing.
- Now you can create your login information and log into your new WordPress website.