3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level

3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level

Hi guys! How was your weekend? You might noticed the trend that every Monday I come up with a new article on It’s True Blog! And I’m happy to say that it’s working out well for me time-wise so expect a new article every Monday on this platform! Today I’m going to share 3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level.


3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To The Next Professional Level

I often get the question like how did I manage to have such a professional looking blog, pictures, email and so on. It’s not difficult at all to have a professional looking blog but the question is are you willing to invest a bit of your financial resources in to it? Here are the 3 investments you should consider for a taking your blog to a professional level.

1.  Change your domain from blogspot.com / wordpress.com to a .com 

I often see new bloggers having a domain name that shows where they are hosting/running their blogs from. Look, when I started of I had that too but I quickly knew that it needed to change asap! First it simply shows that you’re a newbie, secondly the link is way too long and to be honest it doesn’t really look that professional if I have to be blunt. Changing your domain name to a .com /.nl / .co.uk and so on doesn’t have to be expensive. All you need is a hosting company where you can purchase a domain name from. I think I started paying 12 euros per year to have my link like www.itstrueblog.com. Not expensive at all right?

3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level

2. Invest in a professional looking template

I’m not savvy at all with creating websites from scratch so what I’ve always done is investing in Blogger template, now recently a WordPress template. There are loads of websites out there where you can buy website templates. This saves you a lot of time especially if you’re not good in building a website from scratch. I often find a lot of beautiful, creative templates on Etsy with an affordable price for newbie bloggers. If you have a Blogger website, you will find loads of shops that offer those too.

3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level3 Investments To Consider For Taking Your Blog To A Professional Level

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3. Get that professional looking email address

I remember when I got my personal email address trudy@itstrueblog.com, I felt unstoppable hahaha. I felt like now I’m ready for business. Getting your own email address doesn’t have to be pricy at all. I created one through my hosting company and if I can remember I pay about 2 euros per month. That’s not even a coffee at Starbucks guys!

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17 Comments

  1. Jasmine
    4th September 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I love this! Seriously all three are necessary! With blogspot I have to work my way around their stubby templates haha but it’s fun to experience the to make it your own! Great post!

    Jasmine 🙂
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  2. 4th September 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Love this! As much as I hate to say it, if you want to appear professional you’ve got to take professional steps- great post!

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks Shelby!

  3. 4th September 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I absolutely agree. Though design & looks play a big role, I’d add functionality to the list. My biggest investment was in platform (either WordPress or Wix), hosting (the site needs to load fast) and security (SSL certificate).

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:16 pm

      I have to dive in a bit deeper when it comes to SSL and how relevant it is for a blog. What’s your opinion on that?

  4. 4th September 2017 / 6:51 pm

    thank you. great list compiled. i knew the first 2 points but didnt know the 3rd point. short and crisp.

  5. 4th September 2017 / 7:05 pm

    A good list of tips! I still need to get a professional email address but after reading this post I’ll be on that asap!

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Ahh thanks Olivia!

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks Monique!

  6. Naturally Superb
    4th September 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Great tips! I am in the process of researching to platforms to start blogging so these points are a great help!

  7. 5th September 2017 / 12:13 am

    I can totally relate with getting a professional template. Presentation is everything in the blogging world.

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Exactly!

  8. 5th September 2017 / 7:32 am

    Making the switch from blogspot is such a pain but so necessary!

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

      I feel you Chelsea but if you have a good webhosting it can go quite smooth. I was expecting it to be a pain but it was actually quick and easy.

  9. 6th September 2017 / 7:11 am

    Hi Trudy! Im Keena from BusyBeingBrown. Loved your post! Great deets. Thanks

    • Trudy Danso
      6th September 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Keena! Will check out your website!

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