Last Updated August 2021 by Crystallace
How to Start a Christian Blog…but first why you should start a Christian blog…
There are some of us who find purpose in life by spreading the word of God and if you’re in that same position, having a Christian blog can be a reliable instrument, that you can use to deliver God’s message online.
Additionally, it can be a way find community with other people that share your faith and want to live a similar lifestyle. If taken seriously, a Christian blog can also help you make extra money from home.
Have you decided that a starting a Christian blog is right for you? If so, here is how to start a Christian blog in 2021
Basically, you only need 3 things to start a Christian blog. These are:
- Domain name
- Web host
- Legal pages
Secure these 3 components and you’re ready to launch your new blog in no time.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is how you want your Christian blog to be called. It is the address that people type in the search bar to find your website.
Think of it this way, if your Christian blog is your home, the domain name is your home address.
The domain name has two main elements; the name and the extension.
For example, my blog is https://heycrystallace.com
Heycrystallace is the name while the .com is the extension.
Domain registrations are managed and centralized by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
What is a web host?
A web host or web hosting is where your Christian blog resides. This is a place where all your files are located and stored.
Web hosting companies offer different plans that suit every online business. In your case, a Christian blog.
For my site hosting I use Siteground. It is
Do you need a domain name and web host to start a Christian blog?
To start a Christian blog, you need a domain name and web host. Otherwise, your readers will be unable to view your blog, and it won’t appear in the Google search results. Your readers may also get error messages like “page cannot be found” or “zero search results.”
What are legal pages?
Legal pages protect your Christian blog from theft and other lawsuits. You may see your blog as a source of inspiration or spiritual guidance to your readers. But as soon as you start making money from display ads, products, and affiliate marketing, your Christian blog is now a legit online business that needs protection.
This is why you need my Website Legal Bundle.
This bundle has 3 of the most important legal pages you need to start a Christian blog:
- Terms and Conditions
After purchasing, you will receive these templates in doc format, that you can customize according to your brand.
How to start a Christian blog from scratch
1. Choose a domain name
Choose a name that is short, easy to remember, and defines what your blog is about (good for SEO, too).
2. Choose a web hosting service for WordPress
My blog is hosted by SiteGround and here’s where you can choose the best hosting plan for you.
Very important note: You can buy your domain name and web host in one company. But, you can use 2 different service providers if you find this option more affordable or more secure.
For example, you can buy your domain name and web hosting from Bluehost.
Or you can get your domain name from Namecheap, and get web hosting from Siteground.
3. Install WordPress
After you purchase your domain name and web host, it’s time to set up the foundation of your Christian blog. That is, to install WordPress. Your web host will provide you with instructions on how to do this.
Another very important note: Aside from WordPress, there are other platforms you can use to start a Christian blog. There’s Wix, Blogger, and Squarespace (my 2nd favorite) among others. But for me, WordPress is the best platform to start a Christian blog. It’s great for SEO, user-friendly, and free.
4. Select a WordPress theme
Now that you have WordPress installed, it’s time to select a theme. A WordPress theme holds the overall design of your Christian blog. It’s hard to choose from thousands out there in the market. Perhaps this list can help you find the one.
5. Upload your legal pages
Then, copy and paste my legal template and edit the text according to your brand. Finally, click Publish.
Do the same procedure on the other legal pages and you’re set.
6. Start blogging
Now that everything is all set up, it’s time to create and publish your content. To customize other features, I made a list of 20 must-have WordPress plugins that you can use to enhance the user experience of your Christian blog.
I hope you find this helpful.
Remember, a Christian blog can turn into a lucrative business if done right.
However, you have to very careful, not to give the impression that you’re only doing it for the money.
Focus on your why.
In the end, it’s your responsibility to help your readers value God’s teachings and live a happy life.
Are you thinking about starting a Christian blog? Let me know in the comments.