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Blogging has changed my life. Pretty bold words to say right? I bet you have a itch to blog too, if I was guessing. If you have a hobby that you love so much that you feel like you would enjoy blogging about it, now is the time to start. Seriously, if two teenage bloggers can turn this into something successful, you can do it too! Let me show you how to start a blog today.
Promise. It isn’t hard and you can have your blog setup with 20 minute if you follow this tutorial right now. Let’s get your blog started TODAY!
I have made it very easy for you, I have a video available! Check it out below and I’ll show you how step-by-step.
The fire part is going to be purchasing hosting and a domain. You’re going to want to log on to Bluehost.com for this.
1. Pick your new home on the internet. Ours is of course, alittlecraftinyourday.com. You may be thinking how did we come up with that? It was pretty easy, we knew we wanted to bring daily craft inspiration and A Little Craft In Your Day was available. Tip : Ours is very long, looking back, if we could change anything it would be that we would of liked a shorter domain.
Once you picked a available domain, they’re now going to ask what package you would like. We recommend the starter package. It is a great deal for everyone! This covers your hosting, which is what is going to store all your information online for you. Think of it as you’re renting a apartment at Bluehost. (Just that this is online)
Now you get to pick what type of agreement you would like to have with Bluehost. This will be paid in full upfront. I’m all about a great deal, so I went with the Starter 36 Month Price for 3.95 a month! I love the internet because, with these awesome deals at Bluehost anyone is able to create the next awesome site.
YAY! You have your domain + hosting. How exciting is that? I’m for sure excited for you. Now let’s get you setup on WordPress. This is how we run our blog and how you will want to run yours too! It is a awesome FREE blogging software almost all bloggers use. The best part, you can easily download it from your Bluehost account. Let me show you how.
Login to Bluehost and under website, you will see “Install WordPress.” Simply click on that.
Now we are DIYers here, so be sure to click the install button on the “Do it Yourself” section. YAY for DIY!!
Here is if you would like your blog to be like : alittlecraftinyourday.com/blog. We did NOT do that for our blog, but that is up to you. Now you’re going to want to click “Check Domain.”
Once that is complete, click show advanced options and you’re going to want to fill in all 3 of the spots with your site name, username, and password. (Obviously, you cannot see my login info) Now click that you’ve read the terms and conditions and click “Install Now.”
Now get your admin URL which should be under your “Installation Credentials” and look like this : http://www.alittlecraftinyourday.com/wp-admin/. You now have a site on the internet! Now let’s make it awesome with a theme.
Wasn’t this a really easy and fun how to start a blog tutorial? We hope you enjoy!