Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Scott Charleboix
This post is how to start blogging. The first step in doing that is knowing how to create a new domain for your new blog. This post contains step-by-step instructions to creating a new website – adding a new domain. One of the best platforms that provides great support is Bluehost. The basic choice starts at $3.95 (discounted from $7.99 down to $3.95/mo., which changes from time to time). One great reason to use this web hosting service is that it comes with a 1-click WordPress Installation feature so you can started right away on your blog posts and pages.
PinArtwork – Learn to Start blogging here at PinArtwork, including how to grow your blog with Pinterest and/or Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools and plug-ins. At PinArtwork, I’ll provide you with suggestions, tips, and ways for new bloggers on how to start blogging and how to start a blog and make money. My blog is principally blogging for beginners, with all the wealth of information I have on my blog, you’re likely to find everything you need.
This post will provide you with the answers to how to create a new domain and how to create a new website. In a nutshell, you can’t create your website until you’ve created a domain so that’s the first step. Creating your domain.
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This is Part One of Two parts:
Part 1: How to Start a Blog
Update: in the hopes of saving you money to maintain your website, please check out Bluehost Nameboywhere you can get Bluehost for just $2.95 per month (The Basic plan – while the offer still lasts). Less than what’s pictured below actually.
Part One: Creating a new website – adding a new domain focuses on setting up the website, creating the new domain, and registering it so that you’re the owner of the domain and website. The example in this post uses Bluehost. I would highly recommend that new bloggers start out with Bluehost and then maybe after 5 – 6 months migrate their site to SiteGround. It’s a little more expensive to use than Bluehost but it’s a little harder to manage if you’ve never had a website before. Below are the images for setting up your domain on 1. Bluehost (my suggested domain for new bloggers and 2. SiteGround (if you have some website experience already). Overall, the process is very similar.
This post will describe the process of beginning to how to start a blog on WordPress which is first getting your domain name.
Part Two: Part Two (How to set up your WordPress from scratch) concentrates on adding your plug-ins, selecting a new theme, and the difference between a post and a page.
Creating your website
Click on the picture below to access the Bluehost Web Hosting or click here.
A good way to get Bluehost and save yourself just a little more money is by going through a program called Nameboy.
Click on Get Started (the Green Button)
You’ll need to select from one of four plans (pictured below). The Choice Plus plan ($6.95 / mo.) gets recommended by default. For people that just want to have one and only one blog go with the Basic Plan of $3.95 / mo.
Once you’ve decided which plan that you want, click on the Green button called Select for the plan that you want.
Next, you’ll be setting your domain name (your website’s address).
Note: If you want other people to see what you’ve placed in your blog, sooner or later, you’ll need to set up your domain. But, as the instructions say, you can skip this step and come back to it later.
Set up your domain
After you’ve typed in a new domain name (where it says create a new domain) you’ll be notified as to whether or not the domain name is available. Just to illustrate, I purposely selected a name that I thought would not be available (www.hardknockedlemons). If the domain name you’ve selected is already in use, you’ll get a prompt that it’s not available to use (that domain name, try another variation of the domain name).
Step 1: Account Information
Step 2: Package Information
Most of the information on the first two steps is pretty self-explanatory. Here’s the remaining information that needs to get filled out.
You don’t need to get the SiteLock Security Essential (in the image below) so to save $2.99 per month billed annually at $35.88 per year uncheck the box and fill out the remaining fields.
Step 3: Package Extras (Optional)
Step 4: Payment Information (the Final Step)
Once you’ve put in all of the information (unless there are mistakes for you to update), you’ll now be the owner of your domain and website.
One of the other things that you’ll want to do is learn how to make a tripwire (see below).
PinArtwork: The post, “How to make a Tripwire” is for bloggers who are setting up a Tripwire for the first time. A lot of work goes into ensuring that your Tripwire is “properly” set up. There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to do a tripwire which I’ll cover, but the end result is that when someone signs up for your list, you make an offer and you can make some money.
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