Steps To Start A Blog
- Get a Domain Name + Hosting Provider
- Install Free Blogging Software
- Install A High-Quality Theme
- Install The Genesis Framework
- Start Blogging
Get A Domain Name + Hosting Provider
First, you need to purchase WordPress hosting + a domain name. I highly suggest buying them both from SiteGround at the same time. Easy!
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I’ve used SiteGround for the last 3 websites I developed and have had no problems with hosting. In fact, they’ve been excellent! Their 99% uptime guarantee is what caught my attention, and I can say with 100% certainty that none of my websites have gone down since I made the switch. Plus the speed is incomparable.
Install Free Blogging Software
By now you’ve probably heard of WordPress. WordPress is a content management system that you will use to manage and store all your blog’s content (text, images, logos etc). It is the best software for blogging in the world, in fact most well-known websites, ie.Facebook, are built with WordPress! It is super simple to use, you’re gonna love it!
I began blogging with WordPress 9 years ago and have stuck with it all these years because it simply is the best. In fact, nothing else even comes close to what WordPress offers. Everything from the interface to the functionality is phenomenal.
Next, either install the free WordPress.org blogging software on your new blog within your SiteGround account yourself or ask the SiteGround team to do it for you, for free!
Install A High-Quality Theme
Almost done! But, before you can begin using your shiny, new WordPress software you need to purchase a design – aka a WordPress theme from StudioPress!
I’ve worked solely with StudioPress since 2009 because they simply provide the BEST designs and security. Don’t make the mistakes I see so many new bloggers make – skipping this step will is honestly the worst mistake you can make as a blogger.
The Best Themes
These are my favorite Studio Press themes. They’re not only beautiful designed, but the code is clean and secure. You can’t go wrong!
Click here to see all of Studio Press’s Premium Themes or click this link to read my post about which Studio Press theme is best for your blog.
Install The Genesis Framework
Last but not least, you need to purchase the Genesis Framework from StudioPress to power your new blog! This is the essential code you need to make your blog run smoothly.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to code a thing, just click to install after you purchase it. Simple!
Skipping this step would be like buying a car without an engine and expecting it to drive! Don’t do it. The bloggers that cut corners end up having to start all over when they realize that they’re blogs aren’t optimized for search engines or worse are hacked and gone forever because they skipped these simple steps. Trust me, you don’t want to be that blogger!
Wooo-hoo!! You are officially finished!! CONGRATULATIONS. You may now start blogging today!
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