Creating a blog of your own provides you with numerous opportunities. You can share your knowledge and ideas with your target audience via your blog. You can expand your business online by selling your physical products. You can also make money from your personal blog either through Google adsense, affiliate marketing, email marketing and a host of other making money channels provided by blogging.
At the end of this training, you will be equipped with the following:
- How to create your blog
- The best blogging platform
- How to choose a domain name
Now let’s get started
You don’t need to spend extra cash procuring the services of an expert as you can do it all by yourself. All you need is a working device (laptop, smartphone etc) with internet connectivity and you are good to go!
When you want to create your blog, there are several blogging platforms to choose from such as WordPress, Blogger Tumbir etc. Fortunately for you, the best and mostly used by people, which I will also recommend to you is WordPress.
This training will be tailored towards creating a blog with the help of WordPress.
Why You Should Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
There are some benefits in a self-hosted blog. Some are:
- Full control: You have full control over your website, unlike a free blog that is being hosted on another site
- Professional customization: You can use all the free plugins and themes and make your blog stand out.
However, with a free hosting such benefits will be deprived of your blog.
How to Create a Blog
Before you create a blog, you should importantly consider choosing a host. There are a host of good and bad hosting companies, but I will highly recommend you use Bluehost as I currently use it and their customer services is top notch.
Follow this step-by-step guide to creating your WordPress blog on Bluehost
(1) Sign up with Blue host
Visit www.bluehost.com to get started.
(2) Choose a hosting package
There are three (3) options from which you can choose your desired plan. The options are Basic, Plus, and Prime. The Basic option aside being relatively the cheapest of the plans, is highly recommended for beginners
(3) Choose a domain name
A domain name is your website name with which your blog will be known by internet users.
If you don’t have a domain name use the form on the left to generate your unique domain name, but if you already have one use the form on the right.
(4) Fill in your information
Here you are going to complete your account information, package information and your payment details to purchase a plan.
(5) Install WordPress
To install WordPress on Bluehost, follow this simple step
- Login to your Bluehost control panel at: my.bluehost.com
- Once you’re logged in, you’ll be redirected to your Control Panel. From there, choose “Install WordPress”
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