Setting up a blog for the first time can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re not sure what you are doing. Most bloggers stumble into creating their blog without much help, so I HOPE you have found this post soon enough. Please take a read through and read some of my other blogging posts and take my free Start a Blog ecourse. There is so much to learn, but I guarantee, you will love the ride.
Detailed How-To Guide:
Buy Your Domain And Hosting With SiteGround
First steps first though – this is a detailed how to guide for buying your domain and hosting with SiteGround.
I can tell you that most bloggers recommend BlueHost and they are who I used in the beginning. I had many issues with my site going down with no notice to me, so I left and went to SiteGround. It was recommended to me by someone I trusted and it was affordable. It was a great decision. Their customer service is great – they are always available by chat. And like I said, the cost is very affordable.
Now onto the How-To….
Step One – Go to SiteGround.com
Step Two – Click on Sign Up
Step Three – Choose Your Plan
- The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting new
- The GrowBig plan is a great value for when you have more pageviews, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress website speed
- The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs
All plans include free domain registration. —– This is going to save you about $15!!
I suggest starting with the StartUp plan. Since your blog is brand new, you can start small and upgrade to a larger plan when you need to.
Step Four – Choose Your Domain Name
This is where you enter the web address you want. Remember, $14.95 savings for the first year. Woohoo!
OR if you already have a domain they with transfer it for free.
Step Five – Enter Payment Info
Remember, you don’t need everything they recommend.
DONE – Now it’s time to get to the fun stuff…themes and design. Don’t worry, you can do it yourself!
Head on over to SiteGround to purchase start your blog.
Sign up for my Free Start a Blog ecourse to learn more about setting up your blog.
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