Starting a New Blog?
1. Get a Hosting Account And Free Domain Name
In order to get up and running, you will first need to get a hosting account and domain name. The hosting account is where all your files will be stored, and the domain name is the address at which people can find your blog.
I highly recommend that you choose SiteGround as your host. Not only do they offer a free domain name and 24/7 live support, they also have some of the best WordPress technology in the industry resulting in lighting fast loading times. SiteGround is currently offering Blogging Action readers a huge discount on WordPress hosting, at only $3.95/month!
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2. Install WordPress on Your Site
Once you’ve got your host and domain name, you’ll want to install WordPress to your hosting account. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world and makes creating your own blog simple with by offering a wide variety of plugins and themes to use.
WordPress is completely free, and SiteGround enables you to quickly install it with one-click at no extra-cost.
3. Start Blogging!
Now that you’ve got a website with WordPress installed, it’s time to get to work! If you aren’t sure what to do next, my 5,000-word guide on starting a profitable blog, attracting more prospects and dominating your niche is a great place to start.
It covers everything from setting up your theme to building your email list and promoting your content, so make sure to check it out eventually.