The Most Epic Way To Start A Blog
Share your online journal, your passion, your inspiration with others while you learn to start a profitable blog. Easy set up, the best hosting company to use, domain name and where to get it for free, and find out why I started a blog. Starting a blog is easier than you think! Get started with the best hosting company and where to get your domain name for free.
Why I started a blog?
I wanted to inspire. I wanted to do something in life that I could make money and be passionate about. When I was growing up, it was hard for my parents to make ends meet. My dad would work long hard hours and bring home little at the end of the week. It was in the cards for us to not move out of our small town and work in similar jobs but my parents didn't want that for us. They wanted us to build a life of our own and do something we were passionate about. Something epic that we loved! That has pushed me into doing something in life that I am extremely passionate about. Something that is epic to me and that for me that is blogging. I love it!
Now, you may read success stories of bloggers that make money right out of the gate of starting a blog and that is great for them! Most bloggers do not start off that way. 😉 There is a lot of time, effort, and hard work put into it. Unfortunately, there is not magic pill. But I can tell you right now it is TRUE! You CAN make money from a blog. YOU CAN!!! It does work.
Two Big Decisions for Your Blog
Two of the biggest decisions for your blog will be your hosting and domain name. This is something you are going to want to give a lot of thought to but if you come up with a name and decide to change it. It is okay! The nice thing with bluehost is you will get a free domain name when signing up for their hosting. If you have a website name in mind you can check here to see if it's still available. If you don't have a clue what to use for a domain name it's okay. Sleep on it, it's important to your blog to pick the right name for you and your readers.
A lot of bloggers choose their name. I was always curious to see if my name was available. A fellow blogger I like follow recently bought her name for her domain name but it was $1700, I was like eek! That is a lot! But not all domain names or names for that matter would be that expensive. Especially when you can sign up for bluehost and get it for free! 😉 P.S. Again, don't worry most domain names are not that expensive some are .99 cents but domain names do go fast! So if there is a chance you have that perfect name you will want to see if it's still available. 😉
Here are more reasons why you should use Bluehost for a self-hosted website:
• Bluehost gives you easy to follow step by step tutorials on how to get set up and running.
• Free Technical support! This is REALLY important for a new blogger! For example, When I first started blogging I messed up my coding and my screen went pure white. All I had to do was contact Bluehost Tech support and they fixed it within 20 minutes and my website was back up and running.
• A self-hosted blog allows more freedom to monetize your blog.
• Free domain name when using Bluehost.
• WordPress is FREE through Bluehost.
• It is the go to website for hosting for most bloggers (This was important for me to know because I want to grow my blog into a business.)
Pick a Plan- The “Basic” package is most likely all you need to start your blog.
Once you decide on your package and set up your Bluehost account you will then be ready to install WordPress. To do this after you install Bluehost, click on the hosting tab and then the channel tab. You will need to scroll down and until you see install WordPress. Click install WordPress and it's that easy! It can all be completed through your Bluehost. Once you WordPress is installed you will be able to do most of your tasks through WordPress admin platform.
That's it! Congratulations you are now ready to start your blog! I wish you the best of luck! 🙂