Start A Blog

65977_300x250Hey friends today you are going to learn how to set up a blog…THE RIGHT WAY! It will only take 5-10 minutes and its very easy to do! The beauty of this whole experience is that you can get an awesome, quality website for a few dollars a month.

I have included a personal Bluehost link (at no extra cost to you) below, for only $3.95/month. Bluehost will host your blog and really help you through the process. Here at makemoneylivegood I am a Bluehost referral partner, which means you can get hosting 1/2 price and a free domain name by using this link. (I love helping people save money.)

PLEASE NOTE:- You do need to purchase either 1,2 or 3 years hosting upfront! But your here to have a REAL BUSINESS right? So, I recommend doing 1 year at first and that will cost around $70. So, for that you get a WHOLE year of hosting & a FREE DOMAIN (that’s cheap trust me!)

Click here to start a blog with bluehost & WordPress, then I will take you step by step through the process in my own personal account…..

LOOK, anyone can make money with a blog (yes I am talking to you!). If this is one income stream you want to pursue then let’s do it right and with the right tools. Bluehost will meet all these needs…and then more.

Having been around on the internet longer than most hosting companies combined, they know what works and what doesn’t. They are one of the best platforms to work with WordPress, just read the reviews online!

Also, AGAIN if you sign up using my link, (at no extra cost to you) then you will get your domain for free if you purchase a 12 month or longer hosting plan (a $15 value).

Don’t let the idea of 12 months play on your mind, your here to start a REAL website..so try and take the RIGHT steps to achieve that! There are no contracts and if you decide to cancel (which you can even at 11 months) you will get a refund.

Here is why I recommend Bluehost:-

    • No hassle, No BS and no contracts, some hosting companies are a headache
    • Technical support for all your needs 24/7..yes really 24/7
    • Simple, easy to use control panel and account management
    • Top notch customer service with reliable, trustworthy practices
    • Very easy WordPress installation (I will show you below…)

Ok ready? Click here to start the process…

STEP #1 Select the right plan….

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For the first time, the basic is more than enough and this will serve you well! The above screen is the one you will come too after you hit the “get started now” on the main page. This link will take you to that page so it’s easy to find. As I mentioned this is where you will choose your package, now your ready to move on…..

STEP #2 Getting that FREE domain….

One thing that I am really excited about is that I get the chance to offer you a free domain with your hosting account. It’s at least a $15 savings and I wanted to do this just because your awesome and reading this. Grab your free domain here..

Of course you can buy a domain name from anywhere, but why I recommend you do it through Bluehost is that it’s so easy to set up and link to your hosting. Do you really want to play around with nameserves & NS1 and NS2? Oh my head hurts just typing that.

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STEP #3 Filling out all the important information….

This next step is where you fill out all the important personal information, don’t worry they have many safeguards and security in place to protect your information! Go ahead and fill it out…

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 After you have filled out all the personal information you can scroll down and then this is where you will choose your plan and enter your CC details etc. You will be able to find it just scroll down. Ill help you through with some important information.

There are 3 different levels of hosting that you can choose from, 12, 24 and 36 months. The more months you purchase, the cheaper a month it is. There are also additional products, but you choose what you want, what makes you feel comfortable.

Like I said before though to get your free domain name, you need to purchase at least 12 months or more of hosting (money upfront). Don’t let that put you off, use it as a positive and smart business move. On one of my sites, I made back my hosting money in a week!

Ok, great you are all signed up now, let’s install WordPress!!!

STEP #4 Going to Cpanel and finding the “install WordPress”….

You now need to go into your account and find a couple things, don’t worry I will hold your hand and show you through the whole process. Remember grab your free domain using this link, if you haven’t already (you kinda need it for this step :P)

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Then hit “install WordPress”

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STEP #5 One click install (yes it’s Christmas!!)…

You will then be taken to a screen below, now this install is literally one click and its so easy (I know you love the ease of use..). Did I tell you it’s FREE also? I love free do you love free? Then it will ask you which domain you want to install on the next screen, you choose the one you got free. Look at the screenshots below for more information….

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 I blacked out the information near the install button, because to be honest I am not sure if Bluehost like having their phone number and sensitive information stored..so when in legal doubt I blur it out :).

Anyway continue….hit install here and then you will come to this.

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Enter the domain you want linked and then hit check domain. Their servers will check the domain and then your nearly done!! You will be taken to the next step…

STEP #6 Final steps and settings (its easy…)

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Agree to the terms of service just like anything online and then hit install!! There you have created your WordPress site and linked your awesome domain to it.

Remember, for only $3.95/month Bluehost will host your blog and really help you through the process. Here at makemoneylivegood I am a Bluehost affiliate partner, which means you can get hosting 1/2 price and a free domain name by using this link. (I love helping people save money.)

Disclaimer/honesty statement: I will make a commission if you decide to purchase through the link above. I only recommend products or services that provide the highest and most complete value. One’s that make business a real business. Trust, reliability and value are all part of Bluehost. If you do purchase through my link….thank you very much for your hard earned support! Shaun f.

Ok great your all set up. Below are links to helpful WordPress Resources:-

  1. How to Upload Large Images in WordPress
  2. Beginner’s Guide on How to Add a Link in WordPress
  3. How to Find Beautiful Background Images for Your WordPress Site
  4. How to Add Topics in WordPress Navigation Menus
  5. Why You Should Always Use the Latest Version of WordPress

To Your Success!!!

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