The Easiest Setup Guide to Starting Your Own Blog
So many new clients have come to me because they want to know how to start a blog. It doesn’t have to be a scary process, follow these instructions to start your blog and *just incase it’s not easy enough, scroll down to see how I’ll do it all for you!
*This page contains affiliate links, but I only choose companies I use myself, and would recommend anyway.
Step #1 Sign up for hosting and buy your domain (www.myblog.com).
Choose Deluxe at 5.99/month over Basic at 1.00/month because Deluxe gives you a staging site, which means you can make changes to your blog on a temporary site and see what you think before making it permanent. Also it gives you one click backups and more memory.
The lower price is dependent on how many years you sign up for.
You should choose SiteLock, but you do not need to choose SSL or Privacy.
Then purchase your Domain name (www.myblog.com) from GoDaddy as well(most of the time there is some sort of domain deal included).
*I chose GoDaddy, because after working with a multitude of hosts I have found that their customer service excels over all else, also, they are the only budget hosts that offer WordPress dedicated hosting and guaranteed nightly backups.
Step #2 Personalize the look of your blog.
GoDaddy does come with some built-in themes. But if you want to go for something a little bit more custom, I love StudioPress Themes for WordPress. They have everything you could need and have great tutorials for customizing your site.
Step #3 Learn everything you can.
When I started blogging I read WordPress for Dummies, it was the best thing I ever did. It gave me a more than enough information to customize my site, and I had a reference sitting on my desk whenever I needed it.
I also connected with other bloggers, a great way to do that is on Facebook. I would love to have you join my Facebook group!
Here are the videos I did on setting up WordPress:
What if this is all too much for me? Can you do it for me?
As usual, you can always contact me for a free 30 minute consultation and we can discuss what you need, I would love to hear from you!