Have you ever dreamed about having your own business? A blog is a simple way to start a business sharing what you love. It can be about your family, traveling, fashion, cooking, auto repair, gaming, architecture, homeschool, and so much more. You can share your passion with the world and make money.
For us, it started 19+ years ago. I wanted to be a stay a home mom. This was pretty funny, because I came to this resolution (before we even had kids). However, I knew I wanted to be at home with them, when I did finally have kids. So, I started trying to find a way to stay at home. I loved traveling, so I took my passion for travel and turned it into a blogging business. It actually turned into a multi-million dollar business. It can do the same for you, too.
This is us 19+ years later, on an Adventures by Disney vacation with our family. Oh, did I mention this trip was free! Adventures by Disney hosted us on this trip. We will get into all of those fun details later.
Blogging has always been a major part of our business. Over the years, we have had over 100 websites. We have learned and tested the best ways to quickly grow a blog and business.
One of our passions is Harry Potter. We are a house divided, but we all love all things Harry Potter. We created a blog called Wizarding World Park. We took this blog to the #1 and #2 spots out of over a million other websites on Google within 6 months. As you can see our strategies work.
Here is a screenshot of Google featured our blog in the #1 spot!
We can help you reach this success, too.
We have a free course that you can take to walk you through starting a blog from scratch and how to start making money with your blog, but I am going to give you the Start a Blog Basics. This is just walking you quickly through creating a blog with our favorite hosting company called Blue Host.
We love Blue Host. This hosting company is super 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.
To help you even more, I also created a video that walks you through the process.
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.
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. If you want a little more guidance on how to start a blog, we did create a free course called Start a Blog in 5 Days Challenge. This course will walk you through some of our strategies to make a money making blog in just 5 days. What are you waiting for? Click on the link below and sign up today.
Start Sharing Your Passion with the World & Make Money Doing it!
If you want to learn more about creating a blog and making money online, check out our free course at Start a Blog in 5 Days Challenge or Start a Vlog in 5 Days Challenge. Both courses are free and will help you launch your online business.
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 19+ years of successful online marketing. You can immediately use our techniques to start making money.
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