Want An Easy, Fast, And Cheap Way to Start A Blog? What about a Way to Start Making Money From Home?
I’LL SHOW YOU THE BEST WAY TO START A SELF-HOSTED BLOG USING WORDPRESS AND BLUEHOST TODAY!
Are you looking for a great way to make money from home? If so, you should consider creating a profitable blog! One of the most popular questions I receieve from followers of Lady & the Dachshund is, “How can I start my own blog?” followed closely by, “Should I start my own blog?” To which my answers are always, “Easily!” and, “Yes!”
Starting a profitable blog from home to make some extra side cash, or a full-time income, is easier than most beginners think! Luckily for you, I will share my secrets for the fastest and easiest way to start a blog from your own couch today! Once your blog is up and running, the sky will be the limit on how much money you can make from home!
Whether you want to share your thoughts with the world, or make money from your couch, a self-hosted blog is a great project for any woman!
Dream Up Your Vision
Every great, and profitable, blog starts out with a purpose and vision. The first step to creating your own blog at home is to decide what you want to do with it. Many of you probably just thought, “Well obviously I want to use my blog to make money from home Britney..” Think deeper! Do you want to sell a good or service? Do you want to primarily use affiliate marketing and do reviews? What will be your niche?
The easiest way to grow followers and profits on your blog is to solve a solution. Within the niche you have decided on, what problems do the followers have? What questions or needs don’t seem to have answers or solutions?
Think Up A Great Domain Name
You also want to go ahead and create your possible domain name! Your name can really set the tone of your blog as well as give your readers an expectation of what you offer. You can go literal with names like, “StartABlog.com” or more personal to yourself like “LadyandtheDachshund.com”.
Be careful to not limit yourself with your domain name. It would not be advisable to create a finance driven name if you also plan to offer lifestyle and fashion posts. More broad lifestyle blogs tend to have the more personal style names.
Get Started By Hosting with BlueHost
The first step for anyone looking to start a WordPress blog is to get started with a good hosting site. For the average beginner, BlueHost is going to be the easiest and fasted hosting provider on the market!
BlueHost is the only hosting service officially recommended by WordPress! Plus they have been the #1 recommended hosting service provider for their platform for almost 10 years! Not only do they provide a great service but it also comes at a great price! Sign up today to get your hosting for just $3.95 per month! For a limited time you will even get a free domain name!
Next, you will decide which plan you would like to setup with BlueHost! Like most shared hosting providers, BlueHost offers pricing plans setup in 12 month, 24 month, and 36 month term options! The longer the term you sign up for, the cheaper your per month cost will be!
Plus, with the power of BlueHost you are not limited to shared hosting services. Should you ever need to upgrade to VPS or dedicated server hosting to keep up with your sites needs, you can upgrade to these plans right from your BlueHost control panel!
Did you already own your perfect name? Don’t fret! This is also were you will setup the DNS to point to any existing domains you wish to use on your new self-hosted WordPress site! Just follow the steps on the right instead!
The next page is where you complete your personal information. Be sure to fill in all the fields that apply to you! On the bottom of the page BlueHost will give you the option to add a variety of additional BlueHost services. Choose any you would like to add to your hosting account.
WordPress is Already Installed
BlueHost has worked hard to make the typically difficult process of installing WordPress and made it into an easy experience for their users. BlueHost created their BlueRock addition already preinstalled with everything you need to get your WordPress blog up and running. A great thing if you are trying to start a profitable blog or make money blogging from home.
All you need to do is click “Start Building” and you will be taken to your WordPress dashboard! Your blog is about to be created!!!
You will find the buttons to create pages and posts on the left sidebar.
Logging Into Your New WordPress Site
Once your installtion is complete, you will be able to log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL provided to you at the end of your install. This URL should be youdomain.com/wp-admin
Once here, 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, such as creating pages, writing posts, and changing the appearance.
Congrats! You Created An Easy, Fast, And Cheap Self-Hosted WordPress Blog With BlueHost
You adventure is really just getting started! Now that you have a self-hosted WordPress blog powered by BlueHost hosting services, the sky is the limit with what you can do with your new blog!
Drop me a comment and let me know where I can check out your awesome new blog! I look forward to seeing all you can accomplish! Happy Blogging!