Let’s face it, WordPress blogs are priceless resources when it comes to making money online. But do you know how to start a WordPress blog quickly for less than $4?
You’ll even get a free domain name from me and I’ll show you how to setup WordPress for free as well. I’m not sure exactly how long this dirt-cheap bundle will last though, so I recommend you get it today before it is gone.
Bluehost hosting is some of the best you can get and is easily one of the most reasonably priced services you can get for your blog.
Now that you know you will have a professional-grade blog while getting quality hosting, a free domain and complete WordPress setup in just 3 easy steps, are you ready to get started?
Before Start Click on Bluehost – Visit
Step #1: Get Your Hosting And Free Domain
Click here and press the big, green button to get your Bluehost hosting and your free domain for my special price.
Choose your package once you’ve done this and make sure you have a domain name picked out. I recommend something short and memorable that is obviously easy to spell and related to your niche.
Using this Bluehost link will make it much easier for you to get both hosting and the domain at the same time. All you have to do is make sure to sign up for 12 months of hosting to get the free domain.
Trust me, this is well worth it because you would be surprised how much domain names and the extra costs that go with them could cost if you went through another site to get it.
So, make sure when you choose your package to do 12 months of hosting. And as far as which package to choose, I recommend you just stick with the starter package because it should definitely be enough for your blog’s needs.
Once you have selected the “starter” package or another package if needed, you should see a pricing screen with different options like the this one:
36 months of hosting is $3.49 per month. If you go with 24 months, that is $3.95 per month. And of course, if you want to just do one year (12 months), that will set you back $4.95 per month.
Of course, none of these prices are bad at all, so it just depends on how much you want to save and if you plan on sticking with your blog long term (which I assume you will).
After you decide on which of those hosting plans makes the most sense for you, there are a number of other add-ons that you can choose from that Bluehost offers.
Don’t worry, I’m here to tell you that as a blogger with lots of experience with hosting and domains, you don’t need any of the extra options except maybe the domain privacy protection.
Domain privacy protection is just $0.99 per month extra and it keeps your contact information safe. This is a good thing to have, but if you don’t feel like your contact information is a big deal, don’t get it.
I personally have it for my business, but it is up to your whether you think you need it. Other than the Domain Privacy Protection, you really don’t need to add any of the other options to your plan.
Step 2: Setting Up Your Domain And Hosting
Now that you have your hosting plan all ready to go, it is time to get your domain setup with your hosting. After your hosting is setup, you’ll see options like these:
If you get your free domain through Bluehost when you setup your hosting, you can basically just finish your order and proceed to the last step (step #3) of setting up your site.
If you have an existing domain or decided to get one from Godaddy instead, you have a few adjustments to make before you can finish building your WordPress blog.
You are going to have to connect your domain to your Bluehost hosting account by setting up the nameservers. You can read the full Godaddy support page on setting up nameservers here.
Or, you can just follow these steps to set them up:
1. Log into your Godaddy account manager page.
2. Select “Domain Names” and then click “Manage Domains”.
3. Choose the domain you want to use for your blog using Bluehost by using the checkboxes and then click “Set Nameservers”.
4. Make sure you use the login information that Bluehost sent to your email address to log into your cpanel.
Find your nameservers in your Bluehost cpanel (they should look something like these: “ns1.bluehost.com” and “ns2.bluehost.com”) and enter them into your nameserver information spaces in your Godaddy account under and click “Save Changes”.
After this, you will need to add your Godaddy domain as an addon domain to Bluehost. To do this, just click “Domains” in your Bluehost cpanel and then click “Assign”. Then, just follow the simple steps from there.
3. Install WordPress Through Bluehost
Another great thing about Bluehost is they make it extremely easy to install WordPress, so we can get our blogs setup.
The first thing you need to do to install it is make sure you are logged into your Bluehost account and find the “Install WordPress” icon.
Then, click the green button that says “Install”.
Now, pick the domain you want to use for your blog, so WordPress will be installed to the right one.
After you’ve picked the domain you want to use, check the “Show Advanced Options” box so you can fill in the website title, your admin username and password.
For your site title, put what the name of your blog (for instance, mine would be Self Made Success). Your username and password that you pick will be your login information for when you sign in as the admin to manage your WordPress blog (otherwise known as your site’s dashboard).
DO NOT lose your username and password because you will need them to sign into your new website.
Once you’ve filled out the box with your site name, username and password, click “Install Now” and Bluehost will install WordPress for you.
You should see a progress bar at the top of the load screen that tells you the installation progress, so you can monitor it until it’s done. After it’s done installing, click the “View Credentials” button at the top.
Then, click “Admin URL” (should be “yourdomain.com/wp-admin/” or something similar) and put in your login username and password to access your new WordPress blog dashboard.
And that’s it! Now your new blog is done and you can login to start writing or customizing from your dashboard. Enjoy your new blog!
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