Are you ready to start your own blog or freelancer’s site but are confused by the technicality of it or are just looking to do it cheaply? No matter your answer I’ve got you covered.
Here’s how to start a blog with GoDaddy for only $12 per year! (Also, if you need ideas on making money through your blog be sure to check out this post when you’re done.)
# 1 – Visit GoDaddy (use the link below for a good deal)
Go through this link to get $1/mo WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy! (You need to go through that link to get the special pricing.)
Click the “economy” option. Click continue at the bottom of the screen.
(Your discount will show up when you checkout.)
# 2 – Choose Your Domain
Finding a good domain name can be tough! I’d recommend you come up with several ideas because most will be taken. I’d also recommend that you try and go with a .com name
You can check your domain’s availability by entering it in the box provided.
When you find an available domain, it should automatically select it for you, hit the continue button.
# 3 – Checkout
Next you’ll be taken to the checkout page where your discount will automatically apply. Click checkout and fill in your payment information.
# 4 – Set Up WordPress
This is the part where most people get tripped up but it’s easy to do, I promise.
When you’re finished checking out you’ll be taken to a Thank You page. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you’re gonna see this:
Click “Web Hosting” and you’ll be taken to this screen:
Under “New CPanel” click setup.
Below is what the next screen will look like. If the domain name you want is already selected just hit next. If not, choose your desired domain name from the drop down menu and click next.
The next screen is pretty self-explanatory. Choose your location and hit next.
On the following screen you’ll be prompted to create a username and password. I put my username as the name of the site I was creating. Just choose something you’ll remember. (Or better yet write it down!) After that click next.
Next is the screen below. Click “yes” and enter the username and password you’d like for your WordPress blog. You’re done!
GoDaddy will start setting up your WordPress site and will email you when it’s completed. After completion you’ll be able to log in using the username and password you just set up.
To log in to your blog simply go to thedomainyouchose.com/wp-admin From there you can enter in your username and password.
That’s it. You’re now officially a blogger with a WordPress site! Congrats. Now you can move on to the fun stuff like finding a good theme and of course, writing blog posts.
Here’s that discount affiliate link again if you need it: $1/mo WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy!
Also be sure to check out this post for ways to earn money through a blog.