I am so glad that you have decided to start a blog because starting a blog was one of the best decision I ever made in my career. I had no freedom in my life when I was working in a corporate company 8-10 hrs a day.By saying “Freedom” I mean,
Choosing with whom you want to work
When do you want to work
Where do you want to work
Deciding your own worth and salary
I have started my online service-based business “TechyGrrrl” in 2017 and left my 9-5 job. I also decided to start my own blog as well about tech tools that I learn while working and also about starting online business.
How blogging Was the best decision?
Presented me as an expert in my niche.
Engaged visitors to spend more time on my website.
Bring in extra cash by recommending some best tools I use.
Click here and select the plan that suits your need. I will suggest buying the “StartUp” plan as a new blogger.
Step2: Input Your domain name
If you already have a domain name purchased then select the second option “I already have a domain name” or else you can buy a new domain here only in Siteground.
To buy a new domain with siteground select the first option “Register a new domain“
Step 3: Create Your Hosting Account and Select The Package
After you have entered your personal details to create an account with Siteground you will see the below page.
Personal details will be like your Name, address, payment details etc.
Once you have reviewed everything click on the button “PAY NOW”
CONGRATULATIONS!!! you have successfully purchased your blog hosting with Siteground.
Step4: Designing Your Blog
So, the fun part starts now, designing your blog!!
Now login to your Siteground account , you have just created using the email address and password.
In this step we will be
a) Installing WordPress – WordPress is a CMS platform that your blog will run on.
b) Installing A blog theme
Lets first discuss how can we install WordPress on your hosting. Even if you are a non-techie person, believe me, it’s very easy to set up WordPress on your hosting.
In order to install WordPress on your Siteground hosting follow the below steps:
Step 1: Login To Siteground Account
Open The Siteground website and click on the “Login” link at the top right corner.
Now you will see a form to enter the username and password.
Enter the username and password you have just created while Signing up with Siteground.
Click on the “SIGN IN” button.
Step2: Accessing cpanel.
After you have logged in you will see your account dashboard.
Click on the “My Accounts” tab from the menu
You will then see your account details. Now click on the red button “Go to cPanel”.
You will get a pop box, just select the first option and click “Proceed”
You will be redirected to the cPanel where you will see many tools and details.
Scroll down a little and you will see the section heading “AUTOINSTALLERS”
In this section you will see various apps and software as shown below.
Click on the WordPress icon as highlighted below with a red arrow.
Step3: Installing WordPress
Once you have clicked on the WordPress icon in Autoinstallers section. you will be redirected to the below page.
This page will show you which all WordPress versions are available, release date of the latest WordPress version and a description about “What is WordPress?” .
Once you have read it , scroll down a little and click on the “Install Now” link (circled in red color)
Now you will see a page something like below, where you have to enter few details in order to Install WordPress.
Latest WordPress version is selected by default so don’t change it.
Siteground provides FREE SSL certificate, so you can have https:// , secured version for your domain.
Click on the drop down and select the domain name on which you want to install WordPress.
Leave the directory blank below.
Now Enter your Blog name and after that a small description about your Blog
Enter the username and password to login to your WordPress account. (Please note it down on a notepad )
Enter your email id where you would love to receive notifications from the WordPress.(Please enter your best email id as this will be required in future to reset or change the password)
Select the Language for your WordPress account.
Leave all other options as it is, don’t change anything.
Click on “Install” button at the bottom
You will see a message on the website that your WordPress is being installed on your hosting.
Once it is installed you will see a domain link to visit your website.
Also, you will see a link to login to your WordPress dashboard e.g https://yourdomainname.com/wp-login/
CONGRATULATIONS!! You have installed WordPress on your hosting.
Now,here we will proceed to the most exciting part of this whole tutorial “Installing Theme”.
Step4: Installing A Blog Theme
Once you have logged into your WordPress account, you will see a Welcome dashboard and a vertical menu bar on the left side.
Go to the menu item Appearance -> Themes. You will see the default themes installed on your WordPress.
To add a New theme click on the “Add New” button at the top of the Themes page.
You will see a page like below image.
Select a theme for your blog and Click on the “Install” button.
Once the theme is installed you will see the “Activate” button on the theme, please go ahead and click on the Activate button
There are plenty of FREE themes available which you can select and install but I will recommend you buying a good quality theme instead of using a free theme.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your blog is live now, go ahead and add the content.
Why You Should Select A Premium Theme?
A premium theme makes your blog look more professional.
It will come with step by step guide for the installation.
You will also get the customer support.
Paid themes are mobile responsive and provide various theme customization options.
SEO friendly website.
If you are on a budget and planning to set your blog theme on your own then I would recommend you using Bluchic themes.
Bluchic provides beautiful and professional WordPress theme and design templates.
Their designs are so feminine and elegant that you will fall in love at the first sight.
WordPress themes and design templates are pretty affordable as well. Check itnow!!
OFFER!! If you purchase the Siteground hosting + Bluchic theme through my link then I will do a FREE blog set up and free theme installation like in the demo one for you. Please share the screenshot after purchasing the hosting and theme. For more details email me at email@example.com
If you don’t like buying the pre designed theme templates as you want your blog to have a unique style and your voice then don’t worry we have another option for you as well.
This theme is for you if you are very creative and have your own blog design in your mind then I would recommend using Divi theme from elegant themes.
Divi theme comes along with an opt-in and social media share plugin as well. This fulfills the most important blog requirements.
Divi theme comes with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, so joining is Risk-Free!
In case you need help in designing your blog then no worries Divi provides great customer support and they also have plenty of great tutorials to help you build your Blog.
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Now when your blog is live and you are ready to add your posts.
I would suggest you add at least 10-12 posts to your blog and focus on list building.
This will help you monetize your blog because you need an audience and blog visitors to start making money.
I would like to share some ideas about how to make money from your blog.
Affiliate Marketing –This is the easiest and fastest way to start making money from your blog. Join some affiliate programs related to your niche and start promoting them through your blog. For every sale, you will earn some commission.
Digital Products – As a blogger you can build your own products like ebooks and online courses. This is the best way to make money. You can also build an audience as they see you as an authority of that topic.
Advertising – If you have a good amount of daily traffic on your website then this can also bring money by displaying ads on your blog.
Let’s quickly recap what we have learnt so far,
Find your blogging niche
Decide on a domain name and buy it.
Purchase hosting for $3.95 a month with Siteground
Pick a theme for your blog
Write 10 to 12 blog posts and launch!
Starting a blog is very simple, affordable, easy, and anyone can do it!
If you are a stay at home MOM or want to start a side hustle to bring in some extra cash then blogging can be the best thing to start today!!
In order to start making money quickly from your blog, take it seriously and invest in it since the beginning of it (Best hosting, Premium theme).
If you still have any query, please feel free to comment below or contact me here and I will do my best to help! My goal is to help YOU start your own profitable blog!
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