Originally Posted by Grafixgibbs
To start a blog? nothing but time. Blogspot will host for free. Or Wordpress.com. I fond Wordpress to be very easy to use and get going with.
The hardest part may be trying to find a name that is not taken.
I started off on blogspot. It was fine at first, but wordpress is better. The only start up cost is a domain name and that could be less than $10/year. Get the domain name and then you can mask the name of the site with the domain name rather than www.CoolBBQSite.Blogspot.com
, it will just read as www.CoolBBQSite.com
Mine cost me nothing until the food editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch contacted me about writing an article about me. That's when I went from Blogspot to Wordpress and went with a paid hosting site. I also incorporated and got insurance. That was a good $1,000. Factor in yearly incorporation fees, hosting fees, an accountant to do the taxes, my costs are about $1,000, but I've already made that and more in just three months. And that's without launching an apparel line or going with an iPhone app, which are both in the works...