Start a WordPress Blog with Bluehost – Step by Step Tutorial
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Why a WordPress Blog with Bluehost
3 Steps in One
When you sign up with Bluehost you will receive a webhost, a domain name, and a 1-click installation for WordPress.
For the first 30 days you are able to get a full refund from Bluehost. After the first 30 days your refund will equal the time used.
You get a domain email that can be used for your newsletter and contact information, which adds a professional touch. You also have complete control over the site and professional domain. This will help if you want to earn income through your blog.
It is so easy and quick to install a WordPress blog with Bluehost. Plus it is very affordable. Pay a few dollars a month and you are able to make much more money back.
Money Making Blog
If you sign up to start a blog you basically create your own business. I love making money blogging and enjoy being home to raise my family. I can work whenever I want and wherever I want.
Also note that you won’t be able to make much money with other free or cheap webhosts, since they have greater restrictions.It is so quick and easy to install WordPress with Bluehost.Click To Tweet
Set up Bluehost Tutorial
Head over to Bluehost.com and press the “get started now” button.
You will see a list of three plan options to choose from. I recommend the basic plan for new bloggers.
If you choose 12 months of webhosting you will get your domain for free. I did this and it turned out to be even cheaper making a one time purchase instead of the month to month billing. I signed up during a Bluehost promotion and only paid around $30 for 12 months. Sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of the page if you want to get updates on any promotions. After selecting your plan you can choose your domain name.
After typing in your desired domain name you will see if it is available. Choose your name wisely since you will be stuck with it! You should think about what you are going to write, who you want to target, and how you can make your name memorable. If you already signed up for a domain name before, you can use your existing name in the box to the right.
Next, fill in you account information.
After filling in your account information you can choose your package. When you open this page some boxes will be checked, which raise the price. I unchecked them all and chose the 12 month plan. If you sign up for 36 months the price will drop by $1.46 a month.
Now enter your payment info and submit your purchase. In the next step you have to choose a password. This needs to be very secure, because you entered very important information.
Set up WordPress
If you bought your domain through GoDaddy you can read how to set it up with Bluehost HERE. If you purchased your domain with bluehost I will guide you through a few easy steps to set up your wordpress blog.
Log in to your Bluehost account and press the “Install WordPress” button.
This will redirect you to the mojo marketplace
Click on the One-Click Installs
Then select “WordPress”
Click the green “Install” button
And log in to your Mojo account
Select the domain you want to install it to
Go ahead and select advanced options
This is very important because of two reasons. Your site is more secure from hackers and second this name will be a part of your webhost email which you can use as a professional email for your newsletter/blog contact.
Use a strong password, agree to terms and conditions, and press the green install button.
Congratulations! You just created your own WordPress blog. Now you have to familiarize yourself with WordPress. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
Yay! I installed WordPress, but now WHAT?
Here is a little bit of information to help you out.
- You can sign in to your WordPress blog under this URL: www.yourblogname.com/wp-admin.
- Click on “Post” to add or edit a post. You can save a post as a draft, too. Insert your pictures in the post by clicking in “Media”
- You can also add pictures to your WordPress by selecting the “Media” button on your dashboard sidebar
- Under “Appearance” you can install widgets to your sidebar, footer, under a post, and so on.
- Under “Appearance” you can also set up your menu bar to make your blog easy to navigate.
Please read 10 STEPS TO START A BLOG to learn how you can monetize your blog, install amazing plug-ins, set up a newsletter, and much more!
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