–Choose a platform for your blog
There is a variety of different platforms that you can choose from. These include Blogger, Tumblr, Squarespace, Ghost, Wix, Weebly and the world’s most popular blogging platform – WordPress.org.
WordPress.org is popular because it is free, user friendly, it has a ton of great themes available for free and a ton of plugins available to your blog to help with tweaking it up to your liking.
Note: There are two different wordpress sites. There is WordPress.org and WordPress.com. WordPress.org is the one you want! WordPress.org gives you no restrictions and so many benefits to your blog.
–Choose a Web Host
A web host is essential for you to have in order for your blog to be available for everyone to see and it allows you to use your own domain name. The web host stores all of the content, images and other files that your blog requires and it shows it to the visitors or your blog.
I highly recommend that you use the number 1 leadiing hosting company, Bluehost. They are wonderful for the following reasons:
They have a great 24/7 support team that I found absolutely helpful.
The are a highly trusted company and recommended by WordPress.
They include a free domain when you purchase one of their very cheap plans.
They offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with their service (and I highly doubt that you will ever be unsatisfied with their services!)
The interface is so simple and easy to navigate through.
They provide a super easy one-click WordPress installation process.
1. Click “Get started Now”
2. Choose your plan
3. Choose a Domain Name
Choosing the perfect domain name for your blog is absolutely vital! You will be pretty much stuck with this domain name so you need to make sure that it is the right one for your blog.
Here are some tips for ensuring that you make the right choice when it comes to your blog’s domain name:
Make sure that it is readable
Keep it short and sweet
Research it to ensure that it isn’t linked to anything negative
Make it memorable
Stay away from hyphens and numbers
4. In the Cpanel, find the “Install WordPress” button
5. Select your domain name
6. Fill in the required information
7. Complete the installation process and you’re done!
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