How to Start a WordPress Blog
Are you thinking of starting a blog? Maybe you’ve heard how easy it is to make money blogging or maybe you just like to write or express your creative side? The main reason I started blogging was to inspire others and share creative ideas and if I made a few extra bucks on the side, then that’s even better! If you are thinking of starting a blog, here’s how to start a WordPress blog in 4 easy steps!
Blogging can be what you make of it.
Blogging is not a way to get rich quick. There are many bloggers making between $1k-$100k+ a month (yes, a month!) but it doesn’t happen overnight and there are many streams of income for bloggers to make money.
If you don’t like writing then blogging may not be for you. Almost every great blogger I know loves writing so if you can’t stand writing, maybe there is another avenue that suits you. If you love writing and are passionate about a subject, then you should’ve started a blog like, yesterday!
If you want to express your creative, crafty, DIY side through a blog – do it! Pinterest will be your best friend and will generate more traffic to your blog than you could ever imagine!
If you want to help, inspire or influence others – there is no better time to start blogging than today and your voice can be heard worldwide!
It’s going to take A LOT of hard work in the beginning and if making money is your only focus, then the money will never come. You will give up before you get there, so stay focused on the other reasons you start a blog.
Here’s how to get started blogging in 4 Simple Steps…
You may have a similar blog idea to mine or maybe you just like to write. There is always room for more bloggers online and money to be made! Plus, I love having the freedom to make my own schedule and do fun things for my blog.
Be sure to check out my Resources page for all of the blogging resources that I used to turn my blog into a money-making business!
Here’s how I started my blog, it was super easy and you don’t need any technical skills to set up your new blog:
- Pick a Hosting site (I recommend starting with BigScoots here)
- Choose a Domain (your www.name.com)
- Download WordPress
- Start Blogging!
BigScoots and their support team have been amazing! My old blog (2010) was through Blogger and although Blogger is simple to use, it’s not the best when you are trying to be unique, stand out or monetize. WordPress offers a variety of themes or you can buy a theme to differentiate your blog. I use a Genesis theme from StudioPress and highly recommend going with a Genesis theme! Go HERE to see the awesome themes at StudioPress after you complete your hosting set up!
Go to BigScoots to get started. You will need to pick a domain name (you can find available domain names here) and you should pick something that describes your blog – many bloggers use their personal name as well. BigScoots will let you know if the domain is available.
Once your domain is verified, you will need to complete the information section.
You will be taken to the package option page. I use privacy protection but you can decide what extras you need.
Enter your payment information next and BAM – you have a website!
You will receive a welcome email from BigScoots with the next steps for your WordPress Install. Log into your BigScoots account, click on the Hosting tab and you will see the icon for Install WordPress.
If you have any issues you can open a ticket or LIVE chat with Big Scoots.
Once WordPress is installed, you can start writing and sharing valuable content! Have fun getting to know the basics of using WordPress. It is very user-friendly and you can search topics in their Support Forum if you are stuck.
Woohoo! The fun has just begun! Congratulations, this is the beginning of your blogging journey!
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