Note: If you’re looking for the $12 offer it’s no longer live. I do, however, have a special discount code from Bluehost just for my readers.
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.
The first step to starting a blog is picking a host. It’s important to pick a host that is reliable, has good customer service but that is also cost effective. Bluehost checks those boxes.
Plus, if you go through this link when you sign up you can get a discount. You’ll get a free domain and one of the following prices, depending on which plan you choose:
- 36 month plan $2.95 per month
- 24 month plan $3.95 per month
- 12 month plan $4.95 per month
Also just so you know there is a 30 day money back guarantee if for some reason you aren’t satisfied.
# 1 – Visit Bluehost
Select the basic option.
# 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 IF possible.
You can check your domain’s availability by entering it in the box provided.
When you find an available domain, it should automatically select for you, hit the next 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.
After you pay you’ll be prompted to create a password. Create your password and then login.
# 4 – Set Up WordPress
After you log into your account WordPress should automatically install for you. (How easy is that?)
Once it’s done installing you’ll see this page:
You can login directly from this page or you can simply go to thedomainyouchose.com/wp-admin From there you can enter in your username and password.
After you login you’ll see your WordPress dashboard that looks something like this:
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.