If you want to start a blog in Kenya, the average amount of money you need is Ksh 5,000 to Ksh20,000. But for those who need a fancy template, you need to fork out more money to buy the popular premium WordPress themes available online.
When you start a blog, the only thing you need is to look for someone who can create a professional one for a reasonable cost…nowadays people design a website for as little as Ksh 1,000. The next steps is to buy a hosting plan. Designing a website and buying hosting plan cost less than Ksh10,000.Kenya Website Experts can sell a domain name at Ksh500 and host your website for Ksh2,100 per year.
Here is a breakdown of the amount to use to start a blog in Kenya
Website design—Ksh 2,000 to Ksh15,000
Purchasing of Wordpress Theme—Ksh 3,000 to Ksh10,000
Buy hosting plan—Ksh1,000 to Ksh 10,000 per year
Those are the basic requirements for a blog. After you have bought a domain, hosting services and a theme, the next step is to start creating content.
Starting a blog is not a big deal, the problem is how to grow the blog for it to become viral. Some of the tricks to use is to write keyword focused articles. You can be guided by SEO tools such as SEMrush which is popular among established blogger. You should also ensure that you post regularly for faster indexing.
There are also other things which are important but optional, like https and Google Analytic. The Google Analytics tracks your blog performance, you will be able to monitor statistics and improve on your blogging activities. After creating your blog, ensure that you register for Google Analytics so as to monitor traffic.
It takes 3 to 6 months for a blog to start gaining meaningful traffic. As a blogger, don’t give up when you see that your blog is not gaining traffic, keep writing, be consistent. One of my blogs I was worried about is Venas News. I started this blog in 2014, around November. I created post after post thinking that people will come in droves only for me to be shocked that nobody visited my site for three months. But after one year, I was able to attract 200,000 views every month.
Back to our topic, if you have Ksh 10,000, you can comfortably start a blog in Kenya.