How To Start A Nail Blog
Are you looking to start your own nail art blog or website for nail supplies & tutorials? This step by step tutorial on how to create you own nail art blog is easy to follow if you are just getting started.
If you're considering starting a nail blog, there's no better time than now. Here are just a few reasons why:
Nail bloggers have never been more popular. Thanks to social media, anyone can start sharing their nail designs and experiences with the world.
And with more and more people searching for nail inspiration online, you have the potential to generate extra income from your passion.
This blog post is going to teach you how to start a blog with Bluehost & Shopify.
Starting a nail blog is a great way to connect with other like-minded people. By sharing your photos and stories, you'll quickly make friends with other nail bloggers from all over the world. You may even end up meeting some of them in person one day!
A nail blog is the perfect platform to showcase your talent and products that you love. If you have a high quality blog with lots of information and tutorials, that means brand deals for you in the future.
What is extremely popular right now is starting a blog for a press on nail business. Nail artists are bringing in some serious money by offering handmade press on nails to customers. For that you definitely need a blog with a shopping cart. We use Shopify for this blog you are on right now.
If you're good at doing nails or have products that you want to start selling, why not let everyone know? With a blog, you can share your designs and tips with the world, and who knows - you might even inspire someone else to start their own nail journey.
So if you're thinking about starting a nail blog, don't hesitate - the time is now!
How To Start A Nail Blog With BlueHost & Shopify
Pick out your blog name
Choose A Name That's Easy To Remember & Spell
You will want an easy to spell and easy to remember blog name. Try your best to have the word nails in your name because then Google will know that it's about nails. That will really help in the long term for indexing your articles and/or products.
Avoid using your name. You might think it's a great idea now, but in the future you might not want your personal name attached to your nail business. So do think about that before jumping in with your personal name. This is where you can have some fun by making up a name!
Check To See If The Name Is Taken On Social Media
Also, you might want to do a quick check to make sure that the name is not taken on any social media platforms too. Imagine your frustration when you pick out a perfect name and then go to Instagram or Facebook and someone is already using it.
Be aware of copyrights when choosing your name. You cannot use a brand's name or something that is trademarked.
Make a list of your favorite potential names for your blog. Try to get a really good list going of 20-30 nail blog name ideas at least.
Search For Your Name
Next, run your blog name ideas through a search to make sure that they are available.
Search website names on Bluehost (scroll down to the middle)
Register Your Blog Name
Once you have the perfect name for your blog, it's time to get it registered. You can get super cheap hosting from Bluehost that starts at just under $5 for the whole year so you can play around for a while to make sure this is what you want to do.
Then you select what plan you want to go with. For now, just go with the basic plan. You can always upgrade later as you get to know how the platform works.
Connect Your Blog To Shopify
Once you have your blog registered, you will go to Shopify and create an account and link your blog name to the Shopify platform.
This is where you are going to be writing the blog posts and setting up your products and store.
Shopify has a 30 day trial so you can have lots of time to make sure it's the platform that you like. We absolutely love Shopify and it's what we are using on Sugar Me Beauty for our blog and products.
Once you are in Shopify you will need to connect your blog name to your Shopify store and get your SSL certificate. It sounds complicated but it's super easy, promise!
First, click on settings
Then click on domains (about half way down the list)
Next, click the button up at the top that says connect existing domain
Once you have done that, Shopify will get everything set up for you. You can go ahead and start customizing your blog immediately.
With Shopify, you get to pick out themes, which is how your blog will look like. Once you are in the platform, go to the Online Store link and then Themes link.
You can choose from free themes or if there is a certain theme that you love, install it and play with it for a while before purchasing.
That's one of the best things about Shopify is that you don't have to pay for any themes unless you are certain you are going to use it.
Now you can start blogging and uploading your nail products!
Top 10 Reasons To Start Your Own Nail Blog
1. You can share your unique perspective on the latest nail trends.
2. Your own blog or website is the perfect place to showcase your own nail art designs and tutorials.
3. Connect with other like-minded nail enthusiasts from all over the world.
4. Become a go-to source of information for others who are interested in learning more about nails.
5. Use your blog to promote and sell your own line of nail products (if you have one).
6. You can use your blog to generate income through affiliate marketing and sponsored content. Working with brands is the best!
7. You can use your blog to build up your professional portfolio if you’re a nail artist or technician.
8. Keep your readers and visitors up-to-date on the latest industry news and developments.
9. You can use your blog to connect with other professionals in the nail industry.
10. You can have a lot of fun doing it!
Are you ready?
Click here to register your blog. Bluehost has everything your website needs from start-up to making your first post.
Nowadays, social media platforms are a powerful tool to reach out to a wider audience. By sharing nail looks, nail art tutorials, and nail care tips on a blog or social media, you can connect with other nail enthusiasts from all over the world and build a supportive community.
Moreover, with the current beauty landscape, there has never been a better time to be a nail blogger. Mainstream media is finally starting to give nails the attention they deserve, and more and more people are interested in trying out new nail looks.
So if you've ever thought about starting a nail blog, now is the perfect time! Good luck!