Step 1: Set up your hostingThink of your host as where your blog will live. It is important that you pick a reliable company so that your users can always access your website and read your awesome content! I chose Bluehost as my provider and I am very happy with them. They are very affordable and are ranked as one of the top hosting providers. For as little as $3.95 a month you get a free domain name, one-click installation of WordPress(for managing your content), and 24/7 support. All of this also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Where do I sign up?You can sign up for Bluehost, and pick your domain name, through my link here: Sign Up for Bluehost! I am an affiliate for Bluehost so I will receive a commission if you use my link, so thank you if you do! Once you click on the link, you will want to click on the big “Get Started Now” button.
Step 2: Install WordPressOnce you have setup Bluehost you will want to install WordPress. If you log in to your account just after setting up your hosting this should be done automatically. You will know this because you will be prompted to select a theme for your website. This step can also be skipped for now. Next click on start building. That’s it! Pretty simple right? Now when you first get your blog set up through Bluehost it will not be fully launched. If you go to your domain you will see a coming soon page. This gives you time to get all of your content and visual aspects set up before you release your blog to the world. Just make sure that when you’re ready to share your awesome content you click that launch button. To access your WordPress and start creating content you will log in by going to yourdomainname.com/wp-admin. This is where you will enter your WordPress username and password.
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