It takes about 10 minutes to set up a blog (and it’s not nearly as tech-heavy to do so as you might think) but a successful blog can totally change your life. I speak from experience – and I’m excited you’re wanting to learn how to become a blogger!
Which is why, here at Blogelina, we are all about helping YOU see success with your blog!
And, what’s the best thing you can do right now to launch the blog of your dreams?
Get Your Blog Set Up – The RIGHT Way!
We’ve outlined the exact steps to take below – but, if at ANY step along the way you get stuck, just drop us a line and we’ll get you taken care of!
Step 1 – Purchase Hosting
You have a couple of options for starting your blog.
If you’re wanting to earn an income from your blog and build it into a business – we highly recommend you have your own hosting through a company like Siteground.
If you’re wanting to blog just as a hobby – we still highly recommend you have your own hosting through a company like Siteground. You can start a hobby blog on Blogger or WordPress.com but what we’ve found is that, once people get started with blogging and love it, they end up wanting to blog more seriously. At that point, it can be expensive to move your content over from the free platforms to paid hosting so you can really take your blog to the next level.
So, it’s best to own your own hosting – not rely on a free platform where they own your blog.
Siteground makes it super easy to set up your hosting: > CLICK HERE TO GO TO SITEGROUND <<
CLICK THE “WEB HOSTING” LINK
CHOOSE YOUR HOSTING PLAN
(The Startup Plan is a great option if you’re just getting started.)
Step 2 – Choose A Domain
Your domain is the link to your blog (so, ours here at Blogelina is blogelina.com).
Some Quick Pointers On Choosing A Domain:
- Choose a domain name that is easy to spell
- Choose something that is easy to remember
- Choose a domain that matches your blog title
- If at all possible, get a domain with a .com – your next choice would be a .net
Once you’ve typed in your domain, CLICK “PROCEED”.
ENTER YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION
The ONE Things I Recommend You Pay Extra For:
- Privacy Registration for your domain – this keeps your personal info from being listed online with your domain
CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR ACCOUNT LOGIN INFO
Step 3 – Install WordPress
Head to Siteground and CLICK “LOGIN” in the upper right corner.
Login using the LOGIN INFO in your email from Siteground.
Just click the WORDPRESS/JOOMLA TOOLKIT button on your dashboard.
SEARCH FOR THE “WORDPRESS” ICON AND CLICK ON IT.
COMPLETE YOUR SOFTWARE SETUP OPTIONS.
One This Screen, Complete The Following:
- Choose Your Domain – should be listed in the dropdown menu
- Your Site Name – Ours is Blogelina
- Admin username – Make sure this is something you can remember!
- Admin password – Again, make sure this is something you can remember!
- Admin email – Use an address you have access to.
NOW, GO TO YOUR BLOG LOGIN LINK.
This will be yourdomain.com/wp-admin (replacing yourdomain.com with your actual domain – like blogelina.com/wp-admin).
Congratulations – Your Blog Setup Is Complete!
Step 4 – Make Your Blog Pretty
These beautiful blog themes make it easy to make a beautiful first impression with your blog: