Are you curious to know how to start a blog with wordpress (self hosted wordpress blog) in 10 minutes?
Are you interested to have your own website created online for you or for your business?. if yes, you have come to the right place.
Here we will teach you everything at free of cost right from the scratch of buying a domain name till you get your website to go live online.
Steps on How To Start A Blog With WordPress(Self Hosted WordPress):
We will provide step by step instructions here on how to start a blog with wordpress. it is very easy to create a self hosted wordpress blog.
No need any technical knowledge. Self hosted wordpress blog allows you to have complete control over the blog.
You can place ads anywhere in the blog and make money online. Just follow below 5 steps to get your own website created in 10 minutes.
Will guide you with exact steps which is short and simple. Sounds Interesting?. Let’s start now.
- Buy a domain name
- Buy a hosting account
- Setup your blog
- Configure your blog
- Start posting articles
- Promote your blog & Get traffic
- Finally monetize your blog
Buy a domain name:
There are many domain name providers in the market from whom you can buy a domain name like godaddy.com , namecheap.com etc. Read our guide here on how to choose new domain name and when to go for age old domain name etc.
You may look in to it first to get clear idea. Also it will be helpful on your journey about how to start a blog with wordpress by understanding the domain name selection do’s and dont’s, where and how to buy domain names etc.
For example, let me assume you are going to buy a domain name from Godaddy.
Go to the new user registration page and enter required details like Email, Username, Password, PIN(any 4 digit number which you can remember anytime & just for security purpose) and then click on create account.
Then login to the Godaddy dashboard with the same username and password after email verification. You will be landing in to the below page. On the top search text box, you can search for new domain name which you want to buy.
If the searched domain name is not available then it will come with list of other available or suggested domain names which you can purchase instantly as shown below.
Once you have selected domain name then click on continue cart to proceed towards payment page. Now you are done with domain purchase.
Buy a hosting account:
Buy a hosting account from web hosting providers namely bluehost, hostgator etc. to host your websites files so that self hosted wordpress blog will get created.
I recommend you to buy hostgator hosting account here with discounts.
Also if you are interested to read hostgator webhosting company review. You can read it here. Then you may feel more comfortable to proceed.
Read here the complete list of best hosting providers and go with the plan which suits your budget.
Setup your self hosted wordpress blog:
Within few mins of buying a hosting account, you will get login credentials for your account via email.
Login to your hosting account dashboard using those credentials by visiting corresponding web hosting provider homepage.
After you have choosen corresponding domain name and entered admin credentials in the dashboard, under website/marketplace tab, you will find an option to install wordpress. Click on it to get your wordpress blog got setup.
For example, let me assume you have purchased hostgator hosting account. So i will explain with hostgator screenshots below.
Once you login, you will be in Hostgator dashboard and click on Website Essentials which is available on the left hand side. Then a page will get open up.
Under One click installs as per below screenshot, click on WordPress (W) image to start with the process of wordpress installation.
After you click on wordpress, it will land you in a page as shown in below screenshot. Here you need to select the domain for which you are installing wordpress as shown in below screenshot. Then click next.
In the next page as shown in below screenshot, you need to enter all the required details like Blog Title, Admin User, First Name, Last Name, Admin Email etc .
After entering all the details, ensure you tick mark both of these.
- Automatically create a new database for this installation
- Accept terms of service agreement
Then click on Install button (highlighted by oval symbol in the below screenshot) for the installation to get completed. When you asked to choose a theme, choose the theme you like to have for your blog. (Later if you want you can change the theme again anytime)
Note: It is simple to install on your own if you follow our instructions we share here. Not mandatory to ask a Pro to help you as specified at the bottom of the above screenshot. You can save some money 🙂
You can either go for free themes or paid themes as per the industry your blog is focussing on.
With this step would like to inform you wordpress and theme installation gets completed. Congrats you did it. 🙂
Below are some of the features which we frequently use from the hosting account dashboard.
Ensure you login to the domain name registrator website and point your domain name to your hosting account server IP address.
Configure your blog:
Enter http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin (replace yoursite.com with your domain name) in the address bar of any browsers.
Once wordpress login page gets opened up, login with admin credentials which will take you to the wordpress dashboard as shown below.
Enter your website title, tagline, email id etc. under general settings tab.
Once setup and configuration is done, you no need to worry anymore about how to setup a blog with wordpress. Because you did it everything by following this guide.
Start posting articles:
Now time to publish your articles.
In the wordpress dashboard, click post tab. Under that go to ‘add new post’ option to create your new article or post.
You can publish articles as per SEO white hat strategies so that you will get traffic and won’t get penalized.
To monitor your website or blog traffic, you can add your site to google analytics and track the performance.
You should focus on publishing more quality articles for the first 3 – 6 months. Once your blog pages got indexed by Google, you can start seeing visitors coming to your blog.
You can also set up social media account using Twitter, Google plus and Facebook to market your blog posts which will increase your traffic further.
Monetize your blog:
Once you get enough traffic, you can place ads in your blog so that whenever users click ads you can make money.
You can sell your own products like ebooks on your blog and make money. You can also sell affiliate products(others products) and make commission out of it.
There are many more ways to make money online from your blog. Here is the list. Hope you will really get benefited from it.
Within a single night, you can’t make thousands of dollars. it will take some time. Patience is the key to success in blogging field. Slowly and steadily you can make money from few dollars to 1000+ dollars easily every month.
There are people who are making thousands of dollars every month just with their website or blog.
it’s really possible to make money from blogs or websites which we own once we learn the secrets of the trade and put required effort.
Hope this article would be really helpful to you to know how to start a blog with wordpress within 10 minutes.
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