Starting Your Blog

First you need to figure out what you want to blog about.

How to Choose a Blogging Niche


Getting the Domain Name for Your Blog


You will Need to choose a domain name for your Blog that identifies your brand/niche.


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Choose Your Domain Name for Your Blog

After you have decided on a domain name for your blog you will then need to purchase your domain name. I have used both NameCheap and GoDaddy. I prefer NameCheap any day of the week and will continue to use them from now on.

Setting Up Your Blog’s Domain Name


Choose a Hosting Service for Your Blog


With hosting for your blog there are many options available.

I currently use HostGator.com and NameCheap.com. I have used HostGator for over a decade now with no complaints.

I have been also using NameCheap for hosting and so far I love them! They also have some awesome deals for hosting and manged WordPress sites:

Other options that are popular among bloggers are SiteGround and BlueHost.

Once you have you Hosting and Domain Name for your blog you are ready to set your nameservers. If you have used NameCheap for your domain name we have a detailed guide here.

Setting Up Your NameServer Info in NameCheap


Get Your Blog Up and Running


Once you have purchased your hosting plan for your blog, we have a step by step tutorial on how to install WordPress through your cPanel.

Why Should You Choose WordPress for Your Blog?

Our tutorial is using HostGator cPanel, if you chose another host provider it should not be much different as long as they have cPanel.

Installing WordPress on HostGator Step by Step.


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