Step 2: How To Set Up Your Blog

1.) Click here to get the BlueHost special offer of $2.95 per month and then click “Get Started Now”.

Set Up Your Blog

2.) Select your plan. The “Basic Plan” is the one I recommend for new bloggers. Click “Select” to choose your plan.

Set Up Your Blog

3.) Type in your domain name in the left box and then click “next” to see if it is available.

In case if you already own a domain name and just want to use it for your blog, type your existing domain in the right box & then click “next”. Only use the right box if you have previously paid to register the domain!

Set Up Your Blog

4.) If the domain is unavailable you will be provided the list of similar domain names that are available currently. You can choose one of them or type in another name to try. The domain bloggingburp.com is showing not available because it has been owned by me.

Set Up Your Blog

5.) Once you have found your desired domain name you will be taken to the registration page where you are required to enter all your billing details.

Set Up Your Blog

6.) You will also need to choose your hosting package and options.

The 36-month package is profitable as you get the lowest monthly rate, while the 12-month package has a lower up-front cost. The best part – there is no contract so you can cancel whenever you like.

7.) Now, you will be prompted to create a password for your account. When that’s done you have the option to choose a design layout for your own blog. Don’t panic – I will show you how to easily change later.

Set Up Your Blog

Your WordPress blog software will now be installed. When it’s finished click “Start Building” to log in to your blog.

You will also receive an email with your own blog log-in details.

IMPORTANT: Your login details for your blog are different than for your BlueHost account.

Having trouble installing your blog? Get help here.

What’s Next?

Continue on to Step 3 of this guide to learn how to use your blog.