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This is a post on How to Start a Blog on Bluehost
1-Choose Your Domain
The first thing you need to do to set up a blog in Bluehost is to choose your domain.
When doing research to pick a domain, make sure you double-check whether it is actually available. You can check here for availability here
A couple of tips for choosing a domain:
Make it concise and catchy
Blogging is a very competitive industry. You want to make sure that you choose a domain name that is concise and catchy so people can easily remember it.
- Make sure it is easy to spell
If your domain name has too many letters or numbers, it is going to be very easy for people to get confused when trying to look for it so keep it simple.
- Make sure it represents your brand
I personally think this is the most important tip! You want to make sure that your domain name is an extension of the brand you are trying to build because it will affect your credibility.
- Make sure to use the right domain extension
I highly recommend that you stick to a .com extension. It is the most common one and also the most searchable domain people look for when trying to find a brand online. It will give you instant credibility.
Once you have made up your mind, it is now time to purchase your domain.
There are many sites used to purchase a domain such as GoDaddy and domain.com, but I highly recommend that you purchase it directly from Bluehost to avoid extra work and/or fees since you will need to redirect your domain if you do not buy it directly from Bluehost.
You can get it here.
3-Purchase Hosting Plan
Bluehost offers four different plans to choose from so I recommend that you look at the table below and make a decision based on your needs.
When I first started blogging, I used the standard Bluehost plan. As my blog grew, I upgraded to a better plan so that it could meet my growing needs.
I highly recommend that you start with the basic plan and upgrade as your needs grow. It is more cost-efficient. You will SAVE money.
Once you have purchased your plan, WordPress is automatically installed. Bluehost will walk you through the process of starting your WordPress blog.
5-Fill out your Account Information
Make sure that the information here, especially your email, is correct and does not have typos since you will be getting a code to your email address so you can create a password.
6-Set up Password
Once have chosen your plan, filled out your account information, and made the purchase, you will be asked to choose a password.
I highly recommend that you create a “difficult” password so your account is not compromised in any way or form.
7-Choose a Theme
There are so many themes to choose from that it can be overwhelming. The first thing you need to do when choosing a team is to assess your needs.
What type of blogger will I be? Knowing the type of content that you will publish on your website will help you choose the best theme for your blog.
A very important thing to consider:
If you want your blog to actually make $$$, you have to treat it as a business.
Two things to focus on if you want to build a figure/six monthly blog:
- Establish an effective workflow to create and publish content on a weekly basis
- Create an SEO strategy (This is a MUST)!
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That’s a wrap. This post was all about how to start a WordPress Blog on Bluehost in 2022.
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