How Much Does WordPress Cost to Start a Blog? By Akshay Sharma

25 March 2020 Business ≈ Small Business

You need a very small amount of money if you want to start a blog. Its software can be downloaded from WordPress.org and it is free. But for hosting space and domain name you need to pay. If you have some specific requirements then you have to pay some more money. Its SEO, customization and some other things need an extra cost.

You need a very small amount of money if you want to start a blog. Its software can be downloaded from WordPress.org and it is free. But for hosting space and domain name you need to pay. If you have some specific requirements then you have to pay some more money. Its SEO, customization and some other things need an extra cost.

A minimum payment of $60 is required for unlimited hosting if you want to start a blog in it. Bluehost offers you a free domain. The software will automatically get installed by Bluehost.

1.Run a WordPress site with a domain costing $8/year- Purchasing a domain is your first priority. If your new website has a domain, it is just like giving an address to your newly bought property. A keyword rich or brandable domain name is very good for you. It should end with .net, .org or .com. For saving your money you can buy a free domain from Bluehost.

Some other registrars of cheap domain are:

(a) Cloudflare- Here a .com domain is available at $7.85.

(b) Namesilo- Here the domains available are cheap.

2.Cost of Web-Hosting in WordPress: $56-$100- A blog can be started by making a good investment. When using a hosting service, its quality can not be compromised. The web-hosting must be affordable and reliable. It is best to use shared hosting for a new blog.

The price of services for hosting are:

(a)SiteGround- $71.4(Domain is not free)

(b)Bluehost- $79(Only one domain is free)

3.Set-up cost: Free in most cases- If you want to instal itl then search on the internet. A lot of tutorials are present there. The name of some of them are:

(a)Must have WordPress Plugins

(b)8 Essential Settings After Installing WordPress

Get some help from the services of WordPress from ShoutMeLoud if you don’t have much time or have less knowledge of the technique of installing it.

4.Cost of theme of WordPress: (ranges from free to $400) – Selecting a website in terms of functionalities, speed and price is a very difficult job. Premium themes have some features which free themes do not have. The Genesis Theme is the theme available at low cost.

5.Premium Plugins of WordPress: (Range from $47-$200)- A large number of plugins are available here which is a great advantage. Some premium plugins at different prices are also available. From a technical point of view there is no need for plugins or premium services if you have a low budget and want to become a blogger. To increase the functionality of your site you can buy the premium plugins only if you have a good budget.  

Now I will show you the cost of blog:

1.A professional setup with several premium elements: $499-$1499.

2.A professional setup having Astra theme: $399.

3.A basic setup having premium WordPress theme: $110.

4.A basic setup having free themes: $70.

The basic setup having a premium theme is best for you if you are a beginner in blogging. You can take the help of WordPress development services India to know about the installation and its cost.

About the Author

Hi! I’m Akshay Sharma. I’m a blogger at LetsJumpToday & Imagination Waffle. You can contact me on Twitter and facebook.

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