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How to Start a Blog on WordPress Step-by-Step

How to Start a Blog

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WordPress for BeginnersI have been asked so many times how to start a blog and why select WordPress.  WordPress is really more than just a traditional website.  It’s a Content Management System (CMS).

This allows you to journal your articles, create stunning image galleries, brand yourself and make money online – hopefully, doing something you’re passionate about.  Several of my affiliate websites are done with WordPress simply because of speed and ease of management.

How to Start a Blog – Why ?

Traditional HTML sites are very flexible and can be easy on the eyes, but WordPress is optimized for the search engines nearly out of the gate.  “Blogging” also gives the search engines new material to entice more traffic as you add “content” to it.  Websites have become the “virtual real estate” of the Internet.

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The more virtual real estate you can create, the more the search engines will love you and bring you traffic, which can ultimately lead to sales and money in your pocket when done correctly.  Wordpress is also FREE and easy to use.  That being said, there are several premium themes available to dress up your blogsite and provide so much functionality, you can’t tell a WordPress blog from an full-blown HTML website.

Self-Hosted Vs. or Google’s Blogger

Yes, you can easily setup a blog on (free) or Blogger (the Google free platform) but, trust me here, you won’t want to depend on someone else with your virtual real estate.  You get what you pay for. Either one of these two “free” platforms can shut you down in a heartbeat and “POOF” there goes months or years of hard work down the drain.

A “Self-Hosted WordPress” blog is the way to go.  YOU are in control. And, once you learn how to start a blog that’s self-hosted (below), you’ll see how easy it is to maintain.  I enjoy it and have a lot of fun doing this.  Also, a WordPress blog becomes your brand identity – an extension of who you are.  People will get to know you and want to read more and more.

It’s like the car you drive or the clothes you wear – a personification, if you will.  The following “How to Start a Blog” steps will get you an outstanding optimized WordPress Hosting platform.  Let’s do it!

How to Start a Blog – The Quick and Easy Way

1backClick Here to Begin. The link will open in a new window and show you something like this:

How to start a blog


Click the Products menu and the very top and select WordPress Hosting as indicated above.

On the next screen:

Step-by-Step WordPress Setup

Click the Get Started Now button as shown above.


How to Start a Blog – Step 3:

choose a domain name for wordpress

Choose a domain name for your WordPress Blog and enter it in the left box. 

Click Next.

Affiliate Marketing TipsA domain name is how people will find you.  The to your website. You’ll notice mine is simply – the “www” isn’t really needed anymore.  (It’s inferred.)

You may need to enter a few until you discover a name that is not already registered (taken by someone else).  Registering a domain name is like registering your automobile. You have to pay for it’s use annually (like tags on a car).  The website hosting (your garage or house) is separate.


How to Start a Blog Step 4 – Select a package

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Click Select on the package you want. You can start small and graduate up later. (Recommended).


How to Start a Blog – Step 5 – Account and Billing Info:

How to start a blog - Step 5

Fill out the necessary Account Information and Billing stuff


How to Start a Blog – Step 6:

Awesome, you’re doing great!  Now, you’ll be placed into the MOJO Marketplace.  Don’t worry, it’s a little “busy”, but easy to handle.

How to Start a Blog Step 6

Click the WordPress graphic to begin the WordPress install into your new website platform.

Step 7 - WordPress Install

How to Start a Blog – Step 7 – Install WordPress :

Start WordPress install

Click the Start button as indicated above.

One-button WordPress

How to Start a Blog – Step 8 – Where to Install WordPress :

How to setup a blog



You will be asked where to install WordPress.  You have only registered one domain, so just click check domain.

Step 9 How to Setup a Blog on Bluehost

How to Start a Blog – Step 9 – The WordPress Minor Details :

WordPress Setup Config

Type in the friendly name of your blog – the “site title” such as “Pure Residuals”.  


Affiliate Marketing TipsThis doesn’t have to match your name exactly.  But, is useful for search engine optimization.  So, give it some thought.

Depending on your niche, of course, try to use some keywords that web surfers would type into the Google Search.


How to Start a Blog – Step 10 – Let the installer do it’s thing :

The WordPress Blog Install

Wait for it! Wait for it!…. BOOM, you’re done!

You did it - Bluehost wp install


You will be given the information on how to login to your new WordPress blog.  It’s typically in the format

Bookmark this and again, write down that password!

And, now you know how to start a blog!

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