How to start a blog in 15 minutes or less.
So, you’re thinking about starting a blog? Do you also have something to share to the world? Are you ready to start writing blog post, but you don’t know how to start a blog?
Then, let me show you in easy steps what you have to do to start your own blog as early as today! (Of course, if you choose to do it today)
I promise is not hard at all!
If you choose to follow this easy steps to create your blog, you will have everything ready in 15 minutes or less!
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Fist Step: Hosting and Domain name:
First you need a place where your blog will be stored and shared to the internet. This will be your hosting. ALL your blog post, pages, images, etc will be saved in your hosting, and from there it will be shared to the world!
The importance of getting your own hosting is so you can include ads on your blog and start monetizing it right away. Most free platforms don’t let you place any kind of ads, since they are the ones placing them. Is the cost of having it free, they make the money, not you.
You also need your domain name, a domain name is the www.yoursite.com (My domain name is www.craftytuts.com) Most hosting sites offer a free domain name with the hosting membership. You could buy a separate domain name, but if you are just starting out, what a better option than free?
Bluehost.com offers a very inexpensive hosting membership and FREE domain name. You will need to brainstorm a few ideas for your name, since your choice might not be available. But don’t worry, you will be able to check the possible names first, and ONLY when you find a domain that you like, then you will be taken to the nest step to continue and start your blog.
So, go to bluehost.com and check what names are available. (Don’t worry it won’t charge you until you find the domain name you want and continue with the next steps)
Now you only need to follow Bluehost.com instructions and choose your plan!
Personally, I recommend the Basic plan. I started with that plan. But that is up to you! Prefer any of the other plans? Go ahead!
Now, to choose a domain name! (Don’t worry, remember that comes free! and if you can’t find anything you like, you haven’t completed the registration just yet)
Once you find your domain name, just create your account!
After that, just select your plan and options, and then fill up the payment method. All easy, just like buying something from any other website.
Second Step: Install WordPress
After your account is created, you pay for your membership, just log in to your dashboard and install WordPress. Don’t worry is not hard. Is easy as one click and done! Promise!
Under “website”, click the button “Install WordPress”
Following that, just keep clicking. find the START button, and after that chose your domain name from a drop down menu,
And finally, just confirm by pressing INSTALL NOW button!
THAT’S IT! You’re ready to start blogging!
Just go to your domain name like mywebsite.com and add “/wp-admin” like so: mywebsite.com/wp-admin. And log in to your blog and start creating blog posts!
You will receive an email with your username and password.
Don’t forget to keep coming to my blog, as I will continue posting about blogging. More importantly, I am sure you are looking for ways for monetizing your brand new blog! And I will do my best to share ways that can help you make money as soon as possible. So, don’t forget to subscribe and receive updates of my latest post. 😀
Best of wishes with your new blog!
P.S.: If you’re serious about starting a blog, you might want to have a Blog Planner. Check out my FREE printable and build your own perfect blog planner in PDF format: Blog Planner Project