How To Start A Blog

How To Start A Blog

Start a blog or a website with steps that are easy to follow and implement. Starting a WordPress blog has never been easier with BlueHost one click installation. You do not need any code writing or any technical knowledge to start and setup your blog. What interested me more was that I get to have a free domain name with one of the plans that I purchase from BlueHost.

 

 

I always wanted to write and after leaving my full time job I wandered to different niches. I always thought who will write the code and put up a website, instead I will just find something interesting offline but I was so wrong. I came across an article in a magazine about bloggers who were from different fields of life with no technical degrees and no coding skills. Here I was, with a tech degree and was out of coding practice and was literally afraid of coding or you can just call me pure lazy. I have tasted what it is to blog and that’s why I wrote this article ‘How to Start a Blog’.

I researched and found a few options some of which were free and some paid. After much analysis and in depth research I found that it was better to go with a simple installation that will not take my time and is easy to implement. Another thing that I came to know is, that free is always not free, everything has a cost. Freedom and growth are most important if you want to succeed as a blogger.

This meant WordPress. WordPress.org is free but to host it and implementing file systems was a headache. Another thing was that I would have to purchase a domain name and then hosting. BlueHost is one hosting company that delivers what every blogger needs. A simple one click installation of WordPress and easy domain name registration with a free domain name for you is the USP of BlueHost.

We will teach you by our own experience ‘How to Start a WordPress blog’.

So, you have got an idea! Let’s put that idea to work. You can make money by blogging and enjoy what you do!

It doesn’t cost much and you will get started in no time. So, let’s begin.

Click on the image below or this link ‘Take me to BlueHost to Start right away and keep following the instructions below to set up the WordPress blog.

Step 1:

This is the page that you will land on. Click on the get started now button and follow the next step.

One more thing if you purchase the BlueHost hosting plan you get a domain name for free.

Step 2:

You will see the plans that are available and under the plans you will see the details of that plan listed. Purchase the plan that you think best suits you. If you are a beginner and do not want to spend much you can go with the most basic plan. Do not worry as you can upgrade your plan from ‘basic’ to ‘prime’ even after your purchase.

 

Why BlueHost?

The 1 click installation of WordPress make it very easy for you to upload the blog/website in just a few minutes. No need for any technical steps and no coding etc.

You get a free domain name with the hosting. You do not have to pay anything extra for the domain name.

BlueHost is the among the top hosting solutions provider and are very competitive. They have a customer service that is 24 by 7 and are always happy to help their customers.

 

How do I start?

Go to the hosting plan and choose the basic plan for 36 months if you want to start at the basic. You can read the plan details below the plan heading. Choose one of the plans and move to the next step.

At any point if you think you need to speed up the process then click here to go to step by step instructions.

If you do not understand any term that we have used then click here .

Step 3:

Search your domain name and proceed to the next step or if you already have the domain name enter it and proceed.

Step 4:

Register yourself for the domain name and your account with BlueHost. Another thing, if you are on a budget and do not know how much additional features you need or should purchase, keep it to the minimal and skip all the additional features and tools. If you need them, they can be purchased later. Just skip the additional features and tools for the time being.

Important: The ‘Account Plan’ (see illustration image below) shows 36 months click it again and choose the plan. If you want 36 months plan then also click it again and choose 36 months.

How much hosting should I purchase?

It is good to purchase the long term hosting say for 36 months to start with. This will keep the month to month cost down.

Step 5:

Enter your payment information and create a password. Create a password that is not common and write it down in a diary in case if you forget it. Security is most important and should be taken seriously.

Step 6:

Now click ‘Log In’. After this choose a theme or keep it to the default theme. I would suggest that do not use the themes here as most of them will not be updated. I will let you know later in a different article all about the themes and how to start your blog with social media and so on.

Now click on ‘Start Building’ and it will take you to a different screen. If you choose the option of going to your BlueHost account you will see the following screen and you can manage your website and other things from here.

BlueHost account screen.

Step 7:

When you click on ‘Start Building’ and it will take you to the following screen.

Step 8:

The left side panel in black is the WordPress panel and this is where you will create the pages and post and so on.

Step 9:

Now you can click on the right panel of BlueHost and follow the instructions. However, if you want you can start on your own, you can start building and planning your blog or website from the left panel in black.

A Word of advice

You must have read or will come across blogs telling you how much money they make or have made. That is good but it takes consistent working on your blog or website and right steps to convert the traffic to a steady stream of income.

We have come up with the initial process of streamlining the process for you. It is free and you just need to sign up with your email address and name for the updates and guides in the side bar.

9 Steps for speedy setup of WordPress blog:

Step 1:

Go here to choose your plan and register your domain name. Click on the ‘get started now’ button and follow the next step.

One more thing if you purchase the BlueHost hosting plan you get a domain name for free.

Step 2:

You will see the plans that are available and under the plans you will see the details of that plan listed. Purchase the plan that you think best suits you. Do not worry as you can upgrade your plan from ‘basic’ to ‘prime’ even after your purchase.

Step 3:

Search your domain name and proceed to the next step or if you already have the domain name enter it and proceed.

Step 4:

Register yourself for the domain name and your account with BlueHost. Just skip the additional features and tools for the time being. You can always get these later if you require them.

Important: The ‘Account Plan’ (see illustration image above in detail steps of step 4) shows 36 months click it again and choose the plan. If you want 36 months plan then also click it again and choose 36 months.

Step 5:

Enter your payment information and create a password. Create a password that is not common and write it down in a diary in case if you forget it. Security is most important and should be taken seriously.

Step 6:

Now click ‘Log In’. After this choose a theme or keep it to the default theme. I would suggest that do not use the themes here as most of them will not be updated. I will let you know later in a different article all about the themes and how to start your blog with social media and so on.

Step 7:

When you click on ‘Start Building’ and it will take you to the main WordPress panel where you will edit or add pages and posts to the blog or website.

Step 8:

The left side panel in black is the WordPress panel and this is where you will create the pages and post and so on.

Step 9:

Now you can click on the right panel of BlueHost and follow the instructions. However, if you want you can start on your own, you can start building and planning your blog or website from the left panel in black.

 

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Terms that I have used in the article above

What is a domain name?

Domain name is the name of the website that you want your blog or website to be known as, it like your personal or business name. For example MYDAILYCREW.COM is a domain name.

What is hosting?

Hosting is putting a website name and content related to that blog or website on a server so that the content stays online and anyone can read it if they visit your site.

What is hosting plan?

Hosting plan is the number of months or years that you want your blog or website to be on the servers of the hosting provider like BlueHost. When the plan comes to the end of its term you can renew it again.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most used website creation software in the world. It is presently used by over 25 percent of internet sites. WordPress give the most flexibility in modifying the blog or website and provides many options to create beautiful websites that you can monetize.

A Few Words

Most of us have great ideas that we do not work on. We simply think that we will do it sometime in future but that sometime is postponed forever. This time in history is the best and most productive time with so much technology at your fingertips that you can virtually start anything online.

Blogging has given financial freedom to many people around the globe. Full time blogging gives you the flexibility to work on your own while making money.

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