How To Start A Blog

So, you want to know the best way to start a blog?

Great! You came to the right place. This guide will show you how you start a blog with WordPress inexpensively and in only 15 minutes.

Step One – How To Start A Blog

You need to get your own hosting. BlueHost is what I recommend. It's an excellent host and you get great value for only $4.95/month. You want your own hosting so that you control your blog and can pick your own theme and plug-ins (which are important down the road).

So, here's how you start a blog with BlueHost.

You start at the welcome screen and decide which hosting plan you want. The best hosting plan for you is usually the one here on the welcome screen!

 

 

Step 2 – How To Start A Blog

If you already have a domain name that you purchased, just transfer it to BlueHost. Or they will let you start with a new domain name if you don't already own one.

Put in your account information on this screen.

Decided on which package you want. If you are a beginner or small business, this initial package will be just fine. You can pick one year up to three years of hosting.

Adding backup pro is a good move, if you can afford it. BlueHost will backup you site every week so you don't ever lose all of your hard work!

Also, I always add Whois. Whois Privacy is a package that won't let people look up who actually owns the site. It's another layer of protection.

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Put in your credit or debit card information

Step Three – How To Start A  Blog

Once you have put in all the info, you will be taken to your hosting information page, also called your cPanel.

Step Four – How To Start A Blog With WordPress

Now you are going to put WordPress onto your site.

Next,  pick the domain you registered or transferred over to BlueHost.

You're at the last step! Told you it was easy.

 

Ta-Da! It's installing and you are finished. They will email you your password, so keep that in a safe place.

 

Step Five – How To Start A Blog

Pick out your free theme. On other posts, we'll talk about paid themes.

Step Six – How To Start A Blog

You are finished! You have started a WordPress blog.

Drop me an email at [email protected] and tell me your domain name and I'll tweet about it!