Start A Blog From Scratch
If you don’t know how to start a blog, then read this post from start to end.
Earn money from online is one of the most popular way that everyone is looking on the internet, and here possibility is huge. It is expanding day by day. So getting into the internet can be turned into a big business.
The secret of success in online space is to find people, where they are going. The most common and effective way is creating your website/blog. If you have your website and can rank your website in the search engine (google, bing, yahoo), then it is very much possible to get in touch with people around the world. Now our fist step is starting a blog. So let’s get into it.
1. Sign Up for Hosting Account
There are many web hosting company out there, however, someone who’s just starting out on a WordPress website, Bluehost.com is probably the very best choice for getting started. It is the only hosting service officially recommended by WordPress and has been the number-one recommended hosting service for their platform for almost ten years.
Special Offer: If you sign up through this link and create a website then you will get shared hosting at only $3.95 per month for 36 months (3 years) and a free domain for one year!
Now go to Bluehost’s home page and click get started now…
It is time to choose your domain name for your website. If you already own a domain name, you can enter it here. If you don’t already have a domain name, you can purchase one from here and the good news is, it comes free with your new hosting account purchase.
After you have entered your domain name, you have to fill the form with your account information.
Now, you need to choose your hosting package. Normal, shared hosting is priced in monthly basis. 12, 24 or 36 months. The longer term you purchase, the lower the monthly rate will be. For example, by choosing a 36-month hosting term, you can get the great introductory rate of $3.95/month. You can upgrade anytime your hosting account from shared hosting to VPS or dedicated server hosting account from your control panel.
There are few more offers provided at sign up, which you can include at your discretion.
After you’ve filled in your information and chosen your hosting package and click the “Next” to complete your purchase. You’ll then be asked to create a password for your account. Create tour password with both capital and lowercase letters, a number, and a special character (?!#, etc.) to have a strong enough password to protect your account.
Now you are ready for installing WordPress!
2. Install WordPress
You may think this is the most complicated step, but Bluehost makes this one of the easiest things for you to do by using the new MOJO Marketplace for installing WordPress. In your cPanel, scroll to the section titled “MOJO Marketplace” and choose the “One-Click Installs” button. This will take you to a page inside MOJO Marketplace called Scripts and Platforms. The blog section is at the very top, so all you have to do here is click on the WordPress icon.
This will open the installation window. Click on the green “Start” button that will start the WordPress installation process, which has a few easy steps.
Step 1: Choose where you want to install WordPress. This can be any domain on your account, or a subdomain or a folder for one of your domains. Next, click on “Check Domain,” which will make sure the domain is assigned and pointing to your account. You may get a warning that you are overwriting files, but as long as you don’t have another website built yet, you can check the box and continue. This is mostly to make sure that you really want to install in that location. If you do have other sites built, you will want to make sure you’re not overwriting something important.
Step 2: Show Advanced Options This section allows you to set up your own username and password for your WordPress install. It is recommended to use a different username than “admin” and a very strong password (with uppercase, lowercase & symbol). Make sure that the “Automatically create a new database for this installation” box is checked, unless you have a database already set up that you want to use.
Step 3: After you’ve read the terms and conditions, check the box indicating that you’ve done so, then click “Install Now.”
You will see the installing page. Once WordPress is fully installed, it will provide you with your site URL, the admin login URL, your username, and password. You will get a copy of this information, except your password, in your email as well and keep it in a safe place.
Now you can log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL (www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Enter your username and password, then click Log In. This will take you to your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can control everything to do with your WordPress site, for example creating pages, writing posts, and changing the appearance.
Congratulations on setting up your new WordPress blog!