Easiest Way To Create A Simple Blog (Step by Step)

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Wow! For real? You mean blogging gives such huge money to buy a car? Yes! I use the But so you will understand want is involves in blogging . Am here to coach you on how to create a dynamic blog with WordPress.

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This guide contains what I
learned along the way and is
especially for those who want step-
by-step instructions in an easy and
simple format.

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Why start a blog?
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There are many reasons you might
consider it. Here are a few popular
ones:

Make money while working
from home. I make a full-time
income blogging and many
others do the same. Making
money with a blog is hard work,
but the barrier to entry is
low, making it very low risk.
Author a book. It’s no secret.

These days, publishers rarely
work with authors who don’t
have an online presence. The
reason is simple: it’s a lot easier
to sell books to people who
already know you. A blog is one
of the easiest places to start.
Get more exposure for your
existing business. A blog gives
anyone, from individuals to large
companies, the ability to reach a
large number of people at very
little cost.

Just write. If you want to write,
share your story, encourage
others and build a community, a
blog is a great place to do that.
Do you see yourself in any of those?
Can you see how you would benefit
from a blog? Let’s get you up and
running!
create your free blog
The 6 basic steps to start
a blog

These are the main sections we’ll
cover. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you right
through.

1. Decide what to blog about
2. Choose a blogging platform
3. Find a host
4. Pick a domain name
5. Install WordPress
6. Design & use your blog!
Step 1: Decide what to
blog about

If you’re part of a business, company
or organization, this step will be easy
to determine. Your blog should be
related to the product(s) or service(s)
you provide, or the cause you
promote.

If you’re an individual, you have more
flexibility with topic choice. I already
explained in detail how to decide what
to blog about, but the main things to
remember are:

Blog about something you enjoy.
Blog about something with
plenty of room for discussion.
Most importantly, choose a
niche in which you can establish
yourself as an authority.
The goal for any blog is to become
the go-to resource for its topic or
niche.

Step 2: Choose a blog.
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There are many services you can use
to start a blog or website. You may be
tempted to use a free service, but
know you’ll be limited, and in some
cases, quite severely. You get what
you pay for, as they say. Using a paid-
for service isn’t expensive. It’s a no-
brainer in my opinion.
Of the many blogging platforms out
there, WordPress is, by far, the most
popular ( source ).

I use WordPress myself and
appreciate its flexibility, functionality,
ease of use and large community
of people who share tools and ideas.

It’s an excellent choice. And don’t
worry, if you want a website without a
blog, WordPress makes it easy.

Caution! Within WordPress, you have
two options. People are often
confused by the two so I’ll mention
them here:
Hosted WordPress blogs are
often referred to as
“WordPress.com blogs.”

Self-hosted WordPress blogs
are often referred to as
“WordPress.org
blogs.” (recommended)

This guide outlines the steps to
start a self-hosted WordPress blog .

Step 3: Find a host

A host provides server space for your
site. Put simply, this allows others
to find your site on the internet.
Disclosure: Because I am a paying
customer for over 10 years, some of
the links below are referral links,
meaning, at no additional cost to you, I
will earn a commission if you make a
purchase.

Ready? Start by clicking here to go to
Bluehost (this link will open in a new
window so you can reference these
instructions as you work). I have been
a paying customer of theirs for over 10
years.
Once the page opens, click the green
Get Started Now button.

By the way, the images you see here
may vary slightly from the ones you
see on your screen. This is because
Bluehost never stops making site
improvements. You might even catch
them in a sale! Don’t worry, the general
process is the same.

Select your plan
Choose the plan you’d like to start
with. I typically go with the Plus plan
because you get more unlimited
features. Note that all plans come
with one free domain (for one year)
which is good. I’ll talk about choosing
a domain in a minute.

If your budget is super tight (I’ve
certainly been there!), go ahead and
choose the Basic plan. You can
upgrade at any time.
Click one of the green “select” buttons
to move to the next step.

Step 4: Pick a domain
name

A domain is a web address. For
example, AmyLynnAndrews.com is
my domain. You may or may not
already have a domain. On this screen
you’ll either choose a brand new
domain or enter your existing domain.

If you don’t have a domain, enter a
new domain name on the left. (See
tips for choosing a domain
below). Make sure .com or the correct
extension of your choice is selected
from the drop down menu beside it.

If you’ve already registered a domain
name, enter it on the right (don’t
worry, it won’t mess things up if
you’re using the domain elsewhere,
this only identifies your account for
now).

Click the blue Next button.

Tips for choosing a domain
name:
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The goal is to make it
easy to remember and
easy to share!
Go with a .com
whenever possible.
People always assume
.com before other
extensions like .net,
.org, .co or others.
Make it easy to say and
spell.

Don’t include hyphens,
numbers, obscure
terms or confusing
strings of words.
If you’re not sure what
to use, your name is a
safe bet to start.
Be creative or try a
phrase if you’re having
trouble finding an
available name.
Read more tips here if
needed.

Enter your account info
On the next page, enter your account
info. Make sure you use a working
email address because this is where
your login information will be sent.

Select an account plan
Under Package Information
select your Account Plan. Choose a
package based on how far in advance
you want to pay. Please note,
Bluehost bills one, two or three years
at a time, but as you can see, it works
out to a very reasonable monthly
amount. Not bad for your own blog or
website, right?

Should you choose extras?
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I always skip the other add-ons except
Domain Privacy Protection.

This
protection keeps any personal
information private. The only time I
would skip domain privacy is if you are
using a business address and don’t
mind if it’s visible to anyone who
looks up your domain. If you’re using
your personal contact info (home
address, phone, etc.) to register your
domain, I highly recommend domain
privacy.

Note: the Domain Privacy option only
shows up if you registered a new
domain above. It will not show up if
you used a transfer domain.

The total is the amount you’ll pay
today. You won’t have to pay again for
12, 24 or 36 months, depending on
the account plan you chose.

Enter your billing info
Fill in your billing information, confirm
that you’ve read the fine print and then
click Submit.

Skip the upgrades
Continue on to complete your
purchase. You’ll be asked if you want
to add any upgrades. I just skip them.

Check your email for login info
After completing your purchase, check
your email. You’ll find a welcome
email from Bluehost with your control
panel (cpanel) login info. Keep this
information for future reference.

Log in to your Bluehost cpanel
Go back to Bluehost and click the
login button in the top right corner of
your screen. (Alternatively, you can
use the link to your cpanel contained
in the welcome email you received
above.)
Enter your cpanel login info from the
welcome email. Select the “hosting”
tab if it’s not selected already.

Step 5: Install WordPress
Once logged into your cpanel, click the
Install WordPress icon under Website
Builders.

Start the WordPress install
Next you’ll get a window that looks
something like this. Click the Install
button (it may say “Start”) to begin the
WordPress installation process.

Choose where to install
WordPress
Choose your domain from
the dropdown menu if it’s not already
chosen for you. Leave the directory
field blank unless you have a good
reason to create a subfolder, which is
unlikely if you are just starting. Click
Check Domain.

Enter your WordPress user info
Check the box next to Show advanced
options. Enter your Site Name or Title
(e.g. Amy Lynn Andrews, Dave’s Blog,
Sally’s Song Factory, etc.). This is
different than your domain which ends
in .com or something similar.

Choose an Admin Username ( do not
use “admin” as your username).
Choose a password. These will be
what you use to login to WordPress
once it’s installed.

Enter your email address (again, all
site information will be sent here).
Read and agree to the terms. Click the
Install Now button.

Note your WordPress
login information
After WordPress has been installed,
you should see the “Status: success”
indication. Take note of the
information to access your new
WordPress site. This information will
also be sent to you via email.

Recap
At this point, you will have received
two welcome emails. The first is the
login info for your Bluehost hosting
account. The second is the login info
for your WordPress account. Keep
both, although from this point forward,
you’ll be using your WordPress login
information much more frequently.

Did you register a new or existing
domain in Step 4?

If you registered a new
domain in Step 4…
You (or anyone) can now
type your domain into a
browser and your WordPress
site will appear.

Clicking on the Site URL link
in your WordPress welcome
email will take you to your
brand new, live website.

Clicking on the Login URL link
will take you to the
WordPress login page where
you can enter your WordPress
username & password and
get into the back end of your
WordPress site. This is where
you will write your posts.

Skip down to Step 6 for next
steps.
If you used an
existing domain in Step
4…
Your existing domain will not
display your new site until
you change your name
servers wherever your domain
is currently registered.
Changing your name servers
points your domain to this
new site.

IMPORTANT! As soon as you
change your name servers,
your domain will bring visitors
to this new site. Therefore, if
you are currently using your
domain on another site, do
not change your name
servers until your new site is
set up and ready to go. In the
meantime, you can still
access your new WordPress
blog via a temporary URL.
You may have received one in
your welcome email from
Bluehost. If you didn’t, simply
call them and let them know
you need a temporary URL for
your new site.

To change the name servers
where your domain is
currently registered, first note
your new Bluehost name
server information:

ns1.BlueHost.com
ns2.BlueHost.com
Next, go to the registrar
where your existing domain is
currently registered
(Namecheap, GoDaddy,
etc.).

You will need to enter
the above information in the
appropriate place. This varies
among registrars so I
recommend you call them if
it’s not clear. You can also
reference this page in
Bluehost’s help section
which will direct you to the
proper link for popular
registrars.
Whether you registered a new domain
or transferred an existing one, you will
know you have been successful if you
can type your domain into any
browser and your site appears.
Step 6: Design & use your
blog!

Congratulations! You are now the
proud owner of a self-hosted
WordPress site. There are many
things you can do at this point.
Blogging is about learning as you go
and tackling things as you can. Here
are some things you might want to
explore.
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