How to Start a Blog

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Often I receive messages from you all asking me about how to start a blog, as you already know I love dishing out advice. So I figured I would sum up the easiest way to create a blog on your own.

I recommend Bluehost because they are the biggest and most reliable blog host. Bluehost has over 2,000,000 websites on their servers and they have an amazing 24/7 support team. For a limited time, using my link you will get a special price of $3.95/mo AND it includes a free domain and email for the first year.

Click my link HERE to get the special pricing for readers. There are 3 Choices for Packages: Basic, Plus, and Prime

If you’re on budget, not to worry the Basic plan will do just fine.

But, if you have a need for multiple sites, the PRIME plan allows you to host them on the same Bluehost account for no additional cost (except for purchasing an extra domain).

Click SELECT on your plan to move to the next step.    

On the next page there are two options:

New Domain, if you do not have a domain for your blog yet, then enter it here and click Next. I Already Have a Domain, if you already own a domain, then enter it here and click Next.

Next, fill out your account information. 

Now, choose which Account Plan option works best for you:

Account Plan Options:

$65.40 for 1 year (12 months) – includes a free domain for the 1st year $5.45/mo

$118.80 for 2 years (24 months) – includes free domain for the 1st year $4.95/mo

$142.20 for 3 years (36 months) – includes free domain for the 1st year $3.95/mo

$237.00 for 5 years (60 months) – includes free domain for the 1st year $3.95/mo

As you can probably see, the longer the plan you choose, the lower the price. The minimum term is 12 months and your balance is paid upfront. So after you’ve paid, there will not be any additional monthly fees.

The other options are:

Domain Privacy Protection – All domains registrations (including your name, site name, and address) are kept in a public database. If you choose this option, your information will be kept private.

Site Backup Pro

Search Engine Jumpstart

SiteLock Security – Find

I definitely recommend purchasing Domain Privacy Protection. 

Keep in mind, the PRIME plan for 36 months includes the basic plan, plus upgraded storage, free Domain Privacy Protection, Site Backup Pro, and Spam Experts.

The final section is Payment Information. Simply enter your credit card information here, check the box agreeing to the terms, and press Submit!

Click HERE to Go To Bluehost

Congratulations, you’re officially a blogger.

You will be prompted to create a password for your Bluehost account. Login to your Bluehost control panel and Install WordPress onto your account. 

Next, you will be prompted to select a theme to start designing your new blog. You can either select one now, or skip this step to do it later. 

You will also receive emails from Bluehost with your account and WordPress information. Be sure to check your spam folder.

Did you start your blog today? I would love to celebrate it with you. Post Chellbee Facebook page and let me know the name of your site. You can also just send me an email to let me know, it's up to you.

Check out my other blog post on blogging