Welcome to second post in the $500 per week niche website challenge, I can assure you that there will many more articles to follow as I work my way through the process of earning an income by blogging that will documented as I go. I have used bluehost to host the niche challenge, and below is the process of signing up with them and a small tutorial video on how to add WordPress to your hosting.
Hosting of your website is one of the most important factors, it is the place where the files of your website exists. In simple terms your hosting service has a computer that is connected to the internet with a hard drive, with a directory, just like your PC, that they then lease to you so you can add your website information. A good host will make sure your files are safe and accessible at all times and that you will be the only one that can make changes to them.
Get Started Now
The first step is follow this link to bluehost, and start the sign up by clicking on the get started now link.
With Bluehost you can either bring your own domain name with you or you can get a free domain name when you sign up with them.
Your website URL will need to be confirmed as being available before you can proceed, it is a good idea to see if your domain name is available before you go through this process.
Choose your hosting package, you can either choose from:
- $6.95 per month for 12 months,
- $5.95 per month for 24 months or
- $4.95 per month for 36 months.
All amounts are paid up front and Bluehost do have a money back guarantee where a pro rata amount will be refunded.
I left the following information unchecked and choose the 12 month package,
- Search engine jumpstart,
- Site Back up pro
- Sitelock Domain Security
- Domain privacy protection.
Your credit card details will need to be entered to pay for the hosting.
After making payment you are directed to an upgrade page which offers you upgrades to you current service, I just moved through this page making sure not to add any.
There are a few pops ups to work your way through, it always a good idea to read everything before you click through to the homepage, this is where you can install WordPress.
Click on the WordPress icon for a quick install of wordpress.
Below, please find a quick tutorial from Bluehost in regards to setting up a WordPress blog.
Hopefully after reading this information, and viewing the video you will be confident in creating you own WordPress site.
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Please read my next post in this series in regards to setting up AWeber for email marketing.