The Ultimate Guide for Starting a Blog
In 9 Easy Steps!
After I had my daughters I had to go right back to work and it was hard. I hated leaving them. Thankfully when I had my son, I was able to take a year off. Except when it was time to go back to work, I felt like it was even harder. I searched and searched for ways to make money online, but nothing was ever enough. I kept coming back to blogging, because I kept reading how you can really make money by starting one. So I finally decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. Here are my step by step instructions to start a profitable blog.
- Sign up with BlueHost
First thing to do is sign up for hosting, which is the most important step! You want to stay away from free blogging sites, because they look unprofessional and you won’t be able to use affiliated links or run ads, which is how you end up making money. BlueHost is super easy and everyone seems to recommend them. The have support 24/7 and they are very helpful. You can start up for $2.95 a month with the basic package, which is very reasonable. They also offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so you can get your money back if you change your mind. Click here to sign up with Blue Host.
2. Create your Domain name
You want to think of something that is easy to remember and say. Bluehost will tell you if it is already taken. I thought this was a little difficult. All time cute names I liked were already taken, which is why I just went with my name. That way I this site can be what I want it to be and it can change with me.
3. Fill Out your information
4. Pick your package information
After researching around, the only extra I recommend paying for is the Domain Privacy Protection. The rest are just for if your site gets huge and you can always add them on later.
Next is filling out the payment information.
6. Setting up your password
Which is self explanatory.
7. Login and install WordPress
Press the install WordPress button.
8. Pick a Theme and install
They have many different themes you can choose, pick one that you think is visually appealing!
9. Start posting in your blog!!