How to Start a Blog Within 15 Minutes – Step by Step Guide OF 2017

Total 1111 words, won’t take more than 15 minutes for you to catch the steps in starting a blog in the easiest of ways.

Lets begin with the steps. There are 5 easy steps to follow. They are :

  • Choose a Category for your blog.
  • Select a Domain name for it, has to be relevant to your category.
  • Select a Hosting Platform.
  • Install WordPress.
  • Start Writing and Make Money.

Now let’s see how to start a blog in 15 minutes, Here is a step by step guide for you. Just read below with patience.

Step 1 – Choose a Category

Before starting a blog, first you have to think about what you will write on it. So category selection is very important. There are many categories. You can write about politics, You can write about latest news, or you can advertise. You can also write about traveling. But you have to be very specific about it. Because once you select a category, you can’t write other posts on your blog. If you decide to write about traveling at first, later on you will have to continue writing about traveling.

Step 2 – Choose a Perfect Domain Name

If you have selected a category, then start looking forward to select a domain name for your blog. I Have written before about Selecting Category Wise Blog Name You can read that post to help yourself in selecting a name for you blog. And if you have not select your domain name yet then read this post – How to Choose a Perfect Domain Name.

Step 3 – Select a Reliable Hosting Platform

There are thousands of web hosts claiming to meet the WordPress requirements. Choosing one WordPress web hosting among them can be a hard and time-consuming task.

And when it comes to choosing a proper WordPress hosting, At that moment  I’d suggest you to go with what WordPress recommends you.

Maximum professional bloggers recommend – Bluehost. I’d highly recommend you to host your WordPress blog on Bluehost. I’ll guide you throughout the sign up procedure of my recommended web hosting platform(With Screenshots).

And here is some special reasons to go with Bluehost for WordPress hosting-

  • Bluehost is recommended by WordPress.org since 2005.
  • Bluehost WordPress Install makes it easy to create a WordPress blog.
  • It offers a free domain name for a year.
  • 1-Click WordPress Install.
  • It offers 24/7 WordPress technical support.
  • The price is very affordable.
  • Easy-to-use control panel.
  • Custom-built servers to provide the most stable and reliable hosting environment.
  • It has a money back guarantee in case if you think Bluehost is not for you.

Now I’ll Show You How to Start a Blog on Bluehost

1. Sign Up For Bluehost (With a Free Domain Name)

Creating an account on Bluehost is extremely easy. Just follow these simple steps. At first go Bluehost.com then click on the “get started now” button.

(Click on the button above, It will redirect you to Bluehost “Get Started Now” Page)

how to start a blog - bluehost sign up procedure.

2. Select Your Plan

Bluehost offers 3 plans on its shared hosting – Basic, Plus, Business Pro. Choose the plan you’d like to start with. I typically go with the Plus plan because you get more features that won’t tap out as quickly. Note that all plans come with one free domain (for one year) which is good. I’ll talk about choosing a domain in a minute. If your budget is super tight, go ahead and choose the Basic plan. You can upgrade at any time.

Now click one of the green “select” buttons to move to the next step.

how to start a blog - hosting plan selection

3. Write Your Domain Name

Write the selected domain name on the new domain box and select an extension to it, .COM will be perfect. Click the blue “Next” button.

how to start a blog - domain name procedure

4. Enter Your Account Information and Select an Account Plan

Fill up each and every information precisely. If anything is wrong or false, you will not be able to make payments to your hosting platform.

how to start a blog - Account Information

I would suggest to untick them. They’ll just increase the bill for you. I just untick those options and now you see how much bill it is. (For 3 year subscription)

how to start a blog - hosting plan informations

5. Enter Your Billing Information

Fill up your billing information, confirm that you’ve read the fine print and then click Submit. Now enjoy this discount offer.

 How to start a blog - payment section

Step 4 : Install WordPress On Bluehost

1. Skip the upgrades

Continue on to complete your purchase. You’ll be asked if you want to add any upgrades. I just skip them.

2. Check your email for login info

After completing your purchase, check your email. You’ll find a welcome email from Bluehost with your control panel (cpanel) login info. Keep this information for future reference.

3. Log in to your Bluehost cpanel

Go back to Bluehost and click the login button in the top right corner of your screen. (Alternatively, you can use the link to your cpanel contained in the welcome email you received above.)

How to start a blog - bluehost login

Enter your cpanel login info from the welcome email. Select the “hosting” tab if it’s not selected already.

How to start a blog - login information

Once logged into your cpanel, click the Install WordPress icon under Website Builders.

How to start a blog - WordPress Installations

Then click on “Install WordPress”. Don’t be confused, you can do it yourself.

How to start a blog - WordPress Install Final Step

Choose Where to Install WordPress

Choose your domain from the drop down menu if it’s not already chosen for you. Leave the directory field blank unless you have a good reason to create a sub folder, which is unlikely if you are just starting. Click Check Domain.

How to start a blog - Domain Name Checking

Enter your WordPress user info

Check the box next to Show advanced options. Enter your Site Name or Title (e.g. BloggerTracks.com). This is different from your domain which ends in .com or something similar.

Choose an Admin Username (do not use “admin” as your username). Choose a password. These will be what you use to login to WordPress once it’s installed.

Enter your email address (again, all site information will be sent here). Read and agree to the terms. Click the Install Now button.

how to start a blog - WordPress Username and Password

Note your WordPress login credentials

You have installed WordPress , you see the “Status: success” indication. Take note of the information to access your new WordPress site. This information will also be sent to you via email.

After completing your WordPress Installations then read those posts below, It will help you to setup your blog perfectly. And then you can create a niche blog.

  1. How to Install WordPress Plugins (Guide).
  2. Best 7 Free Plugins for WordPress of 2017.
  3. How to Install WordPress Themes.
  4. Best Premium Themes For WordPress.
  5. 15 Best Android Apps For Bloggers.

Now finally you are done with your how to start a blog procedure. Now read below for start writing and make money step.

Step 5 : Start Writing and Make Money

For your first blog post at first go to your WordPress Dashboard > Posts (Sidebar) > Add New. Now check this picture below. Here you can find that how to write a perfect blog post. A lot of people explain it through another blog post, but I will make it easy for you by this picture. Here is a step by step guideline for you. So what are you waiting for? Make your first blog post now by following this picture. Also check this post, it will help you to make some money from your blog posts – I Want to Start a Blog and Make Money From My Blog Posts. Always remember that you have to make a blog by inserting various information and writings from your own knowledge. Hosting platforms don’t give you blogs. They just give you web pages, Its you who have to make it to a blog. So don’t waste time anymore, start your Blog following these easy steps and start writing today.

How to start a blog - First blog post

N.B. : If you’re facing any kind of difficulties regarding how to start a blog, then please comment here or email us. We will be happy to assist you. (We will setup your website/blog without any fees)

I hope this post will help you to how to start a blog. If you have any further questions or any suggestion regarding how to start a blog then simply comment or send an email directly. I’ll reply as fast as I can. And if this post helped you then help me by sharing this post.

Nishat Mahmud
 

Founder of BloggerTracks.com
I am a full-time blogger. I am always up for helping newcomers to choose the right stuff for their blogs and to set up perfectly.
I wish to lead people on the track of Blogging World.

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