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Whether you’re a professional wanting to share your knowledge and build credibility or a business looking to attract more customers, now is the perfect time to start a blog. Not having a website with a blog section is actually hurting your business, simply because more and more people turn to the internet to find the information they need. There are also other reasons why now is the best time to start a blog. We are going to review some of them in this article.

Starting a Site Is Easy

If you haven’t started a blog because you think setting one up is difficult, then you should definitely try doing it today. There are more than enough content management systems to choose from, from the user-friendly WordPress to the highly capable Joomla or Magento. You can create virtually any site you want with these CMS platforms.

There are also a lot of add-ons and themes to help make your site feel functional and personal at the same time. Plugins can help you add features to the site. You can, for instance, add a poll and do a weekly publication on the results. This is a great way to talk about some of the hot topics we have here in Uganda.

Themes can be customised further to create a truly one-of-a-kind site. You can add your own colour scheme, add your logo and customise every part of the site to your liking. You don’t even need the help of a professional web designer to complete these tasks, since everything is really easy to customise.

It’s More Affordable Than Ever

You can choose to use a free service to start your site, but the best way to establish a strong online presence and build credibility on top of it is by hosting your own site and using a personal domain name. Both of these items are now very affordable, costing you no more than £1 per month. Companies like Planet Hippo will even add a free email address and other bonuses to the deal.

You can own a domain of your choice for just £4.99 a year. This price can be cut even further when you choose a longer contract term or if you decide to buy the domain name and hosting service as a package. The domain name will act as the name of your site and the ending of your email address, so be sure to pick one that suits you – or your brand – best.

You Have a Lot of Traction Behind You

The internet is becoming more commonly used in this country too. We’re seeing a lot of traction and your site, once established, can take advantage of this growth as well. More people will recognise your site as their source of information. Attracting – and maintaining – a large audience is certainly very easy in today’s internet scene.

With all these advantages just waiting to be enjoyed, there is no reason why you should not establish your own blog today. Get started and reach the right audience; you’ll start enjoying the benefits of owning your own site before you know it.