The whole setup should take you about 15 minutes from beginning to end. By the end of the guide you will have your own fully functional blog that you can use to start blogging.
Starting a blog can be surprisingly simple with the right help. I feel that I am the right help for because I have done it successfully numerous times before.
Through this guide, I hold your hand throughout each step of the process. Everything is laid out in an extremely easy to understand format. That anyone can easily utilize to make a blog. If you get stuck just know that you are only one email away from getting the help you need.
HOW TO START A BLOG IN 15 MINUTES
1) SELECT DOMAIN NAME:
The domain name of this site is MakeBlog.org. Wherever you are in the world. If you type MakeBlog.org into your internet browser you will be directed to my site.
Choosing a domain name is one of the most overlooked parts of blogging. A good domain name is what diversifies you from the millions of other blogs out there. A name can either make you or break you. I always suggest selecting a name that you could one day turn into a brand. Since you’re just beginning I recommend selecting a com, net, or org domain because it is the most commonly recognized around the world.
Picking a domain name doesn’t have to be hard. A few tips for picking a great domain name is keep it short, simple, and straight to the point. It is not suggested that you have numbers or slash’s (-) in your domain name because if not done correctly looks very unprofessional.
2) GET WEB HOSTING:
The purpose of a web hosting is to host your website on the internet. So visitors can access your blog anytime of the day from anywhere in the world. Think of your blog as a store, that is open 24 hours a day. The web hosting is the electricity that keeps the website running.
There are countless free web hosting solutions out there. They are not a viable option. The saying is you get what you pay for. I can tell you first hand this is true. With free web hosting you will get everything from website downtime to having your blog compromised. It really is more of a headache than it is worth to deal with. There are no cutting corners when it comes to web hosting.
The only way to host a blog in a reliable manner is to pay a hosting company. They handle all the technical server stuff so you can worry about the blogging. After all this is what they are paid to do. The person who tries to accomplish everything, in the end accomplishes nothing.
I recommend iPage because with a 99% up time at an affordable price point compared to the competitors. You get reliability at a price that is hard to turn down. They even have a dedicated web hosting support team that can be reached by phone, email, or live chat.
Follow the next step for more detailed instructions on how to select your domain name and get your web hosting setup.