Have you ever dreamed about having your own business? A blog is a simple way to start a business sharing what you love . . . Disney!
Blogging has always been a major part of our business. Over 18+ years in the blogging business, we have had over 100 websites. We have learned and tested the best ways to quickly grow a blog and business.
One of our blogs has provided us amazing opportunities with Disney. We have received free and paid opportunities with Disney Destinations and Disney merchandise.
We do love to travel, so the free trips are our favorites. We have received free trips to Aulani in Hawaii, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruises, and Disney World. All of these free trips were due to our blog specializing in Disney.
Here is a picture from our recent Disney Cruise, completely paid for by Disney, including airfare!
Are you ready to turn your love of Disney into a business? Let’s start with the basic steps of setting up a domain and blog.
Creating a Blog
Let’s jump into how to create a blog. We found an amazing company that makes creating a blog super super simple. This company is called Blue Host.
This hosting company makes it easy to set up a blog in just minutes, including adding the WordPress plug in. All blogs should be in the WordPress format and you usually need html knowledge, but with Blue Host you don’t.
They make it easy for you to start and run a blog.
So, I am going to walk you through the process of creating a blog using Blue Host. You can watch this video below or scroll down to the step by step instructions.
Start a Blog Step #1
Go to Blue Host to sign up for an account.
Start a Blog Step #2
The first big step is select the plan best for you. The price does change base on how long you pre-pay for your account. If you pay for 36 months, the price can be as low as $3.95 per month. That is an amazing price for good hosting.
Start a Blog Step #3
The next step is selecting your website name or domain name. This is the address that your customer will search online. One of the reasons we LOVE Blue Host is because the domain name is included with the cost of your account. It is FREE! We do love freebies!
This next step is when you select or search for your domain name. On the left side, you will just type in your domain name and search to see if it is available.
You may have to try several different names to find one that is available. Be sure you follow the steps in the Start a Blog in 5 Days Challenge to make sure you are picking the best domain name to build your blog. You can click here to take this free course.
Little tip . . . if you focus on Disney that is great, but make sure Disney is NOT in your domain name. The name Disney is copyrighted, so you cannot actually use the name in your domain name. You can use other names like wdw, dis, fairytale, pixie, etc. 😉
Start a Blog Step #4
Your next step is to create an account with Blue Host. You can sign up quickly via Google or complete the form with all of your personal details.
Start a Blog Step #5
The next step in starting your blog is picking the service you want for your website. I know we mentioned earlier, but the longer term you have with Blue Host the more you will save.
When starting a new blog, it may be hard to look 2 or 3 years down the road. With search engines, they like to see sites that plan on being around for awhile. You improve ranking for longer term domain names and service vs a domain name and service that renews every year. Just a little tip when starting your blog.
The final step is adding your payment details.
Start a Blog Step #6
This is my favorite step…start blogging!
Once you create and pay for your account, you will get an email and you can literally start creating your website or blog within minutes. Blue Host is one of the easiest hosting companies to work with and they are one of the best.
Now that you set up the blog, you may need some more guidance on what to do next. I know we did when we started blogging.
We created a FREE email course called Start a Blog in 5 Days Challenge. This course walks you through the process of starting a blog and launching your blog to reach success!
Click on the image below and sign up today.
If you already have a blog, you may be interested in our Make Money Online with Videos extensive course. This course will help take your blog to the next level with videos. This course took us 3 months to create with over 20+ years of successful online marketing. You can immediately use our techniques to start making money.