Start a Blog With Siteground – 6 Easy Steps
Start a Blog with Siteground today and learn how to make money blogging. Detailed step by step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress blog in under 10 minutes.
Do you think it is complicated to start a blog? Maybe you are still insecure and think nobody wants to read your posts. Or maybe you think you are not tech-savvy enough to get the hang of it?
Today I will not only teach you how to start a blog with Siteground in 6 easy steps, but I will also explain the difference between Siteground vs. Bluehost, what to do after you set up your WordPress site and how to make money blogging.
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Why start a blog?
There are two main reasons that motivate people to start a blog. The first one is to find a “job” that has no limit of success, a personalized work balance, and the opportunity to stay at home. The other reason is the opportunity to teach and share your passion, tricks, and things that make daily tasks easier and quality of life better. It is also a great opportunity to connect with others that share the same interest.
Starting a blog was one of the best choices I have made. It helps me to prioritize my life the way I want to (being there for my kids) while I am still able to help support the family financially.
Another great reason I chose to start a blog is that I have a passion/purpose besides being a wife and a mom; that is my own success which motivates me and gives me confidence.
What to do before starting a blog
You should really think about what you want to write about. Are you going to write about a lot of different things to establish a general lifestyle blog? Or do you want to be an expert in one or two niches and stand out as an authority?
Ask yourself: What is my passion? What do I really want to focus on? What products am I already using that help me with my brand? It is a good idea to reflect what your passion is beforehand, because you will spend a lot of time thinking and writing about it!
Next: Think about your blog’s name. Some bloggers simply use their actual name.com but you can come up with something catchy that will represent your brand and help people remember your site. You can get some inspiration from other bloggers too.
Some people write up articles before they start their blog, so that once the blog is up and running they already have a good amount of material. This is helpful because when readers come to your blog they can click around and have more to explore.
=> Read “Start a successful blog” and also sign up for the FREE 6-day email course to learn how you can monetize your blog, install amazing plug-ins, set up a newsletter, get readers to your site, and much more!
Siteground vs. Bluehost
If you don’t know what I am talking about, there are many hosting companies out there that you can start a blog with. I have tested Bluehost and Siteground so far and they are both pretty good, but I do have a favorite. I prefer Siteground hosting, because it sped up my page which helped me to keep my readers on my blog. If they have to wait too long, they will leave the page quickly.
Another reason why I like Siteground is because I had ZERO downtime compared to Bluehost, as my page was down at least 1-2 times a month.
Downtime just means that your page doesn’t work for a few minutes, but that is bad because you could lose readers and credibility. It is just not professional when your page is wacky like that.
Since switching to Siteground I have seen a rise in pageviews which automatically increased my number of email subscribers and blogging income. Both providers do have great customer service and pricing (they both start at 3.95 a month). You can read the full Bluehost tutorial HERE
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How to start a blog with Siteground
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If you want to start a WordPress blog with Siteground simply follow the next steps. You don’t have to be a tech savvy person and it will only take 10 minutes. If you are asking yourself what to do after you set it all up, don’t worry, I’ve got that covered too!
Head over to Siteground.com and click the sign up button.
Select “Get a new hosting account” and “register a new domain” (this is your web address). Choose your plan, of course you would pick the StartUp plan if you are just starting a blog. Then fill out the rest of the form.
You don’t have to pick any extra services. You have a 30-day refund (read more).
You can also pick only one month but you have to pay the set up fee.
Once you have everything filled out and paid you can log in to your Siteground account; click “My Account” and go to CPanel. You have to confirm this step by clicking “proceed.”
Then select WordPress under “Autoinstaller”
Fill out all the information and click install at the bottom. Make sure you write down your log-in info.
Don’t worry too much about what theme to pick now, you can change it once you are logged into WordPress later. You are all done!
To log in head over to your page and add wp-admin like this www.myblog.com/wp-admin and you will see a window to type in the log-in information you just wrote down.
You can switch your theme under “Dashboard” -> “Appearances” -> “Themes”
Congratulation you started your own profitable blog with Siteground! Now what?
Here is a little bit of information to help you out.
- You can sign in to your WordPress blog under this URL: www.yourblogname.com/wp-admin.
- Click on “Post” to add or edit a post. You can save a post as a draft, too. Insert your pictures in the post by clicking in “Media”
- You can also add pictures to your WordPress by selecting the “Media” button on your dashboard sidebar.
- Under “Appearance” you can install widgets to your sidebar, footer, under a post, and so on.
- Under “Appearance” you can also set up your menu bar to make your blog easy to navigate.
=> Read “Start a successful blog” and also sign up for the FREE 6-day email course to learn how you can monetize your blog, install amazing plug-ins, set up a newsletter, receive Siteground discounts, and much more!
Tip: Sometimes Siteground runs amazing sales on their plans. If you are signed up to my newsletter (or eCourse) I will inform you of all sale deals!
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