Step by Step Tutorial of How to Start a Blog
Yay…. So excited you are here reading the step by step tutorial of how to start a Christian Blog!
This must mean you are considering to start a blog. Before we get started on the simple steps of how to start your amazing blog site, I first want to congratulate you on your new adventure. You are about to embark on an exciting time as you prepare to start a new blog that will not only be rewarding for your soon to be readers and followers but also for you!
I have an eBook that I think will help you before and after setting your blog site up through Bluehost. ‘By His Grace We Blog’ eBook is a guide that will help you step by step with starting a Christian based Blog. To see more description of the book, click here.
**As an incentive, if you purchase Bluehost to use as your hosting site, I will send you a copy of ‘By His Grace We Blog’ eBook for FREE. Please email me your new Blog domain name. I will then verify and send you a copy.**
Becoming a Christian Blogger is committing to the calling of spreading the words that God has placed in you to write. Whether it’s to teach bible studying, to encourage others with biblical advice, or to become a motivational entrepreneur by the leading of Christ, your writings will touch people and will become a blessing!
Now the question is…..
Are you ready to begin a blog that you can use as a creative space to express your talents and gifts?
Yay! Here we go….
Today, I am going to show you the steps of how to start a blog on Bluehost. Bluehost is one of the most successful and well-known blogging platforms because of the affordability and superb customer service. Bluehost is actually the only platform WordPress recommends as a server.
The pros of using Bluehost is that you will become a self-hosted site. Being a self hosted blogger is the best way to eventually monetize your blog. When self-hosted, you own your site and you are not as limited to what you want to do with your blog compared to using free blogging platforms. Your blog should become your own creative space that you can build relationships, plans, and live out visions on.
To get the newest deal out there with Bluehost, click on my link to Bluehost to get started.
Click here, to be directed to Bluehost main page:
Click “Get Started Now”.
You will be directed to choose a plan. The basic plan is the best choice for first starting up but you may need to upgrade as your blog grows. Bluehost allows you to upgrade at anytime.
Next you will enter your domain name (your blog’s website name) that you have chosen. Try to choose a name that will be easy to remember and will not be easily misspelled. The name should relate to your topic and niche. If you are transferring a blog over to Bluehost, you will input in the “I have a domain name” box.
You will now add your account information and choose your package. You can read about the other three options and what they provide for you and determine if you’d like to add those on as well. You can learn about those other options where it says “More Information”.
Your next step will be adding your payment information to get your blog up and running! You’re getting close! Simply add your card information, read the Terms of Agreement and check the box saying you did so. Then click submit.
Next, you will be brought to this screen where you will choose a password for your account. Click on the button “Create Your Password”.
Now you will enter your password information into these fields on the next page:
After you enter in your new password, you should see this pop up next:
Next, you will be directed to this page where you will have the option to look through themes for your website and choose one that you think would be a great fit for your blog.
Congratulations! Once you choose a theme, you can officially begin building your brand new website! Click on “Start Building” to begin your blogging journey.
Your next step is the final step to officially have your blog up and running. This part of creating your blog is the going to be the easiest part of setting your blog up.
You will be directed to this window and can now begin setting up your WordPress site. Click on whether you want this to be a business or personal website and Bluehost will lead you through the steps to set up the kind of site you want.
You can now explore your admin dashboard! Your website, although active, will display a “Coming Soon” message until you click “Launch”. You can create pages like an “About Me” section and write your very first blog post if you’d like. The possibilities are endless!
Once you are ready to officially launch your website, click on the “Launch” button mentioned above and you will be directed to the screen below. Enter your site title and your site description.
You can also login into your Bluehost homepage (by going to bluehost.com and clicking “login”) which holds your blog email, all of your websites, the marketplace for options for your website, and live chat for easy access to customer support. Enjoy your brand new website!
Bluehost will now install WordPress on your server and let you know when the process is complete. You can login into your WordPress by going to:
For a list of tools that I used to frugally start my Christian blog click here.
Get the free “30 Things to do before starting a Blog” list by subscribing to Married by His Grace here.
Click here to purchase By His Grace We Blog eBook. A guide to starting a Christian Blog.
*As an incentive, if you purchase Bluehost to use as your hosting site, please email me you new Blog domain name, I will verify and I will send you a copy of By His Grace We Blog eBook for free.
I would love to hear from you about your new blog! If I can answer any questions for you just drop me a message! Excited for you my new blogging friend!
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