How to Start Your Own Blog? – Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Well, now that you have decided up to start your own blog. Here we are available always to guide you in building your own blog on which you can write or posts whatever you want.

So let’s start it:

Step 1: Choose your Domain Name
The very first thing you are supposed to do in order to establish your blog is to decide its domain name. A domain name is generally the address of your blog which visitors will visit and type to reach your blog and in a similar way, web hosting is the place where your blog will get stored.

There must be many ideas striking in your mind. Let me tell you some tips for choosing a perfect domain name:

  • Choose a small, simple, and unique domain name.
  • Choose a domain name that is easy to pronounce and spell.
  • Do not use – (hyphen) or any numbers in your domain name so as to avoid complexity.
  • Choose a name that is easy for people to remember. This will help your blog to grow faster.

Now make up a list of 4-5 domain names that you find suitable for your blog and select the best one ensuring the above points. If you are doubtful about that discuss it with your friends and then go for the best one.

Step 2: Sign up for Hosting
The next step after choosing a domain name is to sign up for hosting.

The best hosting plan which we usually suggest is Bluehost due to the below-justified reasons:

  • It provides a free domain name for the first year when you sign up for the first time.
  • Bluehost ensures you a perfect hosting plan which is reasonable for you at a cost of $3.49 per month only.
  • Bluehost has recommendable customer care support which will solve all your doubts and queries within no time.

Now your blog is ready and you can start working instantly. Go sign up to Bluehost and start it.

Choose up your hosting plan and the basic plan is generally what we suggest as you are a beginner. You can also upgrade it as per your need.

Fill up the domain name you want to register.

Enter your information.

Once you are done with this jump to the next part.

You don’t have to end up selecting each and every part. So remove all checkmarks, you seriously don’t need any of these.

You can let the domain name privacy protection only in case you have more money. It will make your domain name confidential.

Now make payment to get Hosting.

Step 3: WordPress Installation Using Softaculous

Choose WordPress in the below window
Softaculous apps installer

select install tab

install-wordpress

and now click on the “Install Now” button

Complete-WordPress-Installation-Tutorial

 

When you click the “Install now” button Softaculous will ask you, where you wish to install WordPress. You will have to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.

wordpress-setup

In this section, you can set Blog name and blog description

wordpress-site-install

Set the admin details like username, password, and email id which will be associated with the blog

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Choose language and then press the “Install” button

 

Step 4: Install WordPress Theme
The next step is to install a wonderful WordPress theme to make your blog attractive.

Many free themes are available on WordPress blog. You can easily choose any of them if you are not ready to spend money on buying themes.

To get the free themes- log in to your WordPress account. Go to appearance- themes and now choose the “add new ” theme option shown.
how to install wordpress theme

Now click on the popular button you will see. You will find many new themes there and now you can click on any to install.

Your task is done now.

Step 5: Publish your First Blog Post
Now it’s high time to publish your first blog post and ask your friends and family to read it.

WordPress makes your first blog post easy as it is the first one.

Click on add new under posts section. Then write your unique title- write your content- add tags- choose category and after finishing it press the publish button.

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Now your first blog post is published. Congratulations!! and ask your friends to have a look.

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