Welcome To My Website Today I Will Tell You How to Create Your First Blog From Scratch (In Just Few Clicks)
Blogging is at the core of the Leaving Work Behind movement.
As we all know, I’m a blogger, but I’m not just talking about that. Regardless of what your online business focuses on and who it serves, you will (of course) need an website. And beyond your website, blogging is a powerful tool that you can leverage to attract subscribers, customers and clients to your services or products you provides.
Creating a blog is not a piece of cake.That’s why I am writing this post how you can create your first blog in online. I’ve detailed every single thing you need to do in order to build your first blog – from purchasing a domain name and hosting, to installing the blogging software you’ll need, to even writing and publishing your first blog post.
Here How to Create Your First Blog From Scratch (In Just Few Clicks)
Let’s get started!
First of all, you’ll need to purchase a domain name and some hosting.
While there are free options out there (like Blogger and Tumblr), they always impose limitations – many of which make them completely inappropriate for running a business. So my advice is that you look out for as little as $4.95 per month for hosting. If you’re serious about this then that shouldn’t be too much of a stretch!
Next you need an domain provider service which help you in finding an best domain name for your online business.there are lot of services which provide domain and hosting both at affordable prices you can look out for(Godaddy,hostgator,bigrocks and many more….)
Next, select your account plan. I recommend a 12 month subscription to start with (at $6.95 per month), but you can reduce the monthly cost with longer subscriptions – 24 months ($5.95) or 36 months ($4.95).
You may be wondering what the other options are, so let’s take a moment to explore them:
- Search Engine Jumpstart. You don’t need to start worrying about search engines just yet, so unless you’re keen on the features it offers, leave this unchecked.
- Site Backup Pro. This is not mandatory, but I strongly recommend that you leave this box checked. It is vital that you take regular backups of your site, and for just $1.67 per month, Bluehost’s backup service is great value for money.
- SiteLock Domain Security. This is not essential, but check out the features by clicking on More information and decide for yourself.
- Domain Privacy Protection. I can’t put it better than Bluehost does: “The whois information for any domain name is available to anyone on the internet. Your whois information can be harvested by marketing companies, which will give you unwanted solicitations. When you add Bluehost Domain Privacy to your registration, the only information listed in the whois will be Bluehost.” Basically, it’s an issue of privacy. Decide whether you want it accordingly!
I recommend that you leave the boxes as they are, but it is of course entirely up to you.
Next, enter your billing information. You can pay by credit card, or if you would prefer, you can click on More payment options to pay.
You may notice that although there is a monthly fee for hosting, Hostgator charges you annually. So i suggest you that you should buy an baby plan for starting and when your blog traffic increases you can buy an bigger plan.
Don’t let that worry you though. Not only do hostgator have a 30 day Money Back guarantee, they also offer pro rata refunds after that time. So if you decide to cancel your hosting three months from now, you’ll still get your money back for the remaining nine months.
Once you’re finished and happy to proceed.
Now when you are ready just go to your cpanel and then go to Click on the Website builders link. On the next page, click on the WordPress button and then click on downloaded after few min your wordpress is downloaded and you are almost ready.
Don’t worry – you absolutely do not need to be a web designer to create a good-looking blog – they’re just trying to scare you.
That’s it! WordPress has been installed and will be live on your domain right now. Seriously, I’m not kidding – open up a new browser tab and type in your domain you see an simple blog post.
That wasn’t so difficult, was it?
To finish off, let’s get you logged into your brand new site so you can create your very first blog post. You’ll need your login details, which you’ll find in your email inbox in an email entitled Next steps for your WordPress Install.
Open up that email and you’ll find a link to your Admin URL as well as your username and password. Click on the View Password link and you’ll be taken to your MOJO Marketplace account.
There you will find a WordPress installation confirmation alert. Click the View link to the right of that alert and you’ll be presented with your user name and password.
Make sure to keep these safe, as this notification will be deleted from your account after 12 hours!
From this screen, click on your domain’s Admin URL. You’ll be directed to your blog’s login page:
Enter your username and password then click on the Log In button.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the promised land – the backend of your first blog:
The dashboard above may all look rather overwhelming at first, but you’ll get used to it in no time at all, I promise.
In fact, I’m going to show you just how user-friendly WordPress is by helping you to publish your first ever blog post. Believe it or not, it’ll take you just two more clicks.
How To Write And Publish Your First Post
Once you’re logged in, you will be redirected to the WordPress Dashboard (shown above). From here you can access all of the tools you need to create your blog.
To create your first post, hover over Posts in the side bar and click on Add New.
You’ll be taken to the Add New Post screen:
This is where you’ll spend a lot of your time; creating posts for your blog. Now we just need to do three things to get your first blog post published.
First, enter a title in the first box (where it says Enter title here).
Second, add some content in the big text box below the title box. You’ll find that this box functions in much the same way as Microsoft Word or Google Docs – it’s very user friendly.
Now you have just one thing left to do: click on the the Publish button.
Once the post is published, you’ll be returned to the same screen, but there will be a notification at the top:
Go ahead and click on View post.
There it is! Your first ever blog post, published on the web for anyone to see.
Ready to get cracking if you haven’t already?
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