Are you looking to create a passive stream of income? Like for example: writing and sharing your knowledge and experiences? Well if you are I can very well say that blogging maybe just the thing to do what you are looking to do.  I am going to teach you how you can easily create a blog in less than 10 minutes.

Many people think that blogs are for people who own a business or a blog but that is not true at all.  I started my blogging in 2014 as a hobby, and I now use to supplement income with my modeling and photography. I am really enjoy the world of blogging and everything that comes with it. What are your careers goals and dreams? I get asked a lot about how to start a blog.

 

If you are just wanting to start a blog because you WANT TO MAKE MONEY TODAY. I will tell you right now that is not the right thing to do because YOU WILL FAIL IN THIS. When I started my blog it was literally just a hobbie. I was in debt way over my head modeling and wanted to share that I was a model who loved saving money.

I really didn’t know what I was doing, let alone did I realize you could actually make money doing this. It took me awhile to realize to realize this and actually take it seriously. Once I actually made this commitment everything started to change.

I love blogging and while I started out knowing absolutely nothing I made it my goal to learn everything I possibly could about it. A lot of what I know is honestly through trial and error.

Blogging is not easy. You have to put in the work to get the results you want. Blogging, isn’t a get rich quick scheme but you can have success with it.  BUT, it can be done. If you are interested in learning more about blogging you can hop over to my other blog, YOUWANTTOBLOG.COM , where I share a TON of different blogging and business articles.

The process of starting a blog is actually very easy to do. Honestly, I love doing what I do everyday aside from my modeling and photography.

If you want to get started with a blog today then you can follow my easy tutorial below. You can be up and running in minutes for less than $4 a month. It is a very easy process to get started. Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how you can start a blog. I walk you through setting up a domain, getting a host and even installing WordPress. The whole process is less than 10 minutes.

I highly, I recommend setting up a self-hosted blog. It offers many more options with design and monetization and I currently have it for all of my blogs. By using my affiliate link to sign-up with siteground you are getting a lower rate.

Siteground will be hosting your blog for you. This is the company I started using when I made the switch from blogger to wordpress, I also run Frugalandpretty.com and Stylingwithsheilaj.com using this as well. You can start your own blog for as little as $3.95 a month plus you will get your domain for free if you purchase a year hosting plan or longer. You will see which plan I recommend in this guide. 

So, if you purchase the 12 month plan it is only about $60 a year plus you get the free domain name.

You will be billed upfront for the entire amount, but SiteGROUND has a money back guarantee so you can cancel at anytime and get a prorated refund.

Honestly, all you have to do is use a few minutes to follow this step-by-step guide and you will be up and running in no time at all.

Let’s get started!

How To Start A Blog:

  • Domain & Setup Host {using SiteGround}
  • Install WordPress
  • Design {optional, but recommended}

1. Domain Name & Setup Host

This step may sound technical but it is easy. All you are doing is registering a domain name so that no one else can use it.

What do you want your domain name to be? Mine is youwantoblog.com.

please take the time to figure out what you want your domain name to be because once you pick it, you cant go backwards.

Once you have clicked next it will say that you name is available and you are ready to move forward by selecting your hosting plan for your blog. I suggest the Starter Plan because it will save you the most money, but you will need to pay that amount upfront instead of monthly. If at anytime you decide to cancel, siteground will refund the prorated amount that is left on your plan.

 

Next, go through and complete the account setup process with all of your details and information.

2. Install WordPress

Now that you registration has been complete with siteground you will need to install WordPress. This will be the platform you use on a daily basis. Luckily, siteground makes this VERY simple with their one-click install in your dashboard.

To do this you will need to log into SitegroundGo to your dashboard and scroll down until you see WordPress. It is a free installation.

On the next page you will need to click “install.”

Then click check domain and then “install now.”

After the install is complete click ‘view credentials’ in the upper right hand corner. Here you will need to write down your admin URL, login name and password for your blog. You can then type the admin URL into your browser and log into your new site.

3. Design {optional, but recommended}

while this step may not be required, I do have to say please do take the time to make a nice design for your site. The way you design your blog will have a huge impact on your readers. WordPress does offer free themes that you can use. There are some really great themes. Take some time to go through and see which ones offer customization.

To start, you want to pick a theme. You can use a free theme from WordPress or a premium theme. I should say that I invested in my themes by using CREATIVE MARKET and I wouldnt change that for the world. 

Author: youwanttoblog