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How To Start Your Own WordPress Blog For $3.95/month

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If you are ready to start your blogging business and need a really quick guide to get it going in 15 minutes or less with no technical experience, this guide is for you.

There is a lot of information here because we have so much to share. To get your blog set up quickly, you just have to follow each easy step below and then you will officially be a blogger! We also are offering the best rate price available with the best host when you click any of our links below. If you have any questions along the way we are here to help! Just send us an email at hreese @ (please remove spaces) and we will get back to you right away!

Starting your own WordPress blog may be one of the best decisions you ever make. I know it was for me!  

My blogging business brings in an income well into the 6 figures, and also allows me to travel for free with my family to amazing destinations around the world.  A blog is a perfect way to bring in a side income, and with some persistence, you can be making more money than you ever dreamed. I personally run It's A Lovely Life on the WordPress platform with SiteGround because they are they are the fastest and have the absolute best customer service in the industry.  Anytime I have any questions or issues with my site, they instantly help me out.  I have tried numerous hosts over the years and none of them even come close to the level of service that I get with SiteGround. I did my research before switching and comments all over the internet confirm the same thing.

Because I am so happy with SiteGround, I negotiated a special deal for my readers. For a limited time, any new signups through my link will get a special price of only $3.95/mo if you click through my link.

How To Start Your Own WordPress Blog For $3.95/month And How I Made A SIX FIGURE Income Last Year BloggingI have been blogging for over 10 years now, and I love what I do because of the money and the opportunities that it provides for my family.  Last year we traveled 150 days out of the year, and I did not pay for a single hotel room.  In most cases, all our travel expenses (flights, meals, etc.) were fully covered. I even took trips with my family where we were paid to vacation. I feature products and services on my site and sponsors pay me to feature them in my posts. Not to be left out, I get invited to attend many special events that are experiences that money cannot buy.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the past year because of my blog:

Income from It's A Lovely Life was well into the 6 figures. This has been the case for 4 years now, and the money coming in is still growing a rapid rate.

We traveled over 150 days last year as a family. These destinations included: Turks & Caicos, Cancun (twice), Hawaii, A 19 Day Tour of Florida, A Dude Ranch in Tucson, Aruba, Jamaica, Virginia, Maryland,  Austin, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Dells, Colorado Springs, Park City Utah, all over California, and more. We were “hosted” on all of these trips and were even paid to take many of these trips in exchange for coverage on the site.

We attended many special events: World Premier of Lethal Weapon in Hollywood, Numerous special events at Disneyland and Disney World, and KIA events in Lake Tahoe and San Diego.

Have I convinced you yet that blogging can be fun and profitable?  It is really the only business I know of where you can get it started for such a small investment…$3.95/mo. or $47 (for a whole year) and the sky is the limit.

Most importantly, I am able to be there for my family all of the time. I work on my own schedule….I never have to miss a game, a school event, or stress about missing work when they are sick or need me.  I am my own boss, and I decide everything about my business.

You may have thought about getting a blog started in the past, but for whatever reason, you never started.  This is your opportunity to take the big leap and start your own business now.

So, I told you that I would show you exactly how to get your own WordPress site started now. The whole process takes about 15 minutes or less, and after you take these steps, you are officially part of the blogger community.  You can then start on your path to living the life you really want.

So, without further delay, here is what you need to do to get started…don't worry, it is really pretty easy!

Step 1: Click my link HERE to get the special offer I negotiated for my readers with SiteGround. SiteGround is a top notch hosting company that I use myself. This current deal (which is the best you will find anywhere) is $3.95/mo. for a total of $62.35 for the year (that includes a new domain…if you already own a domain, the cost would be $47/yr).  That is using the StartUp plan, but if you think your blog will grow quickly, the better value may be to do the GrowBig or GoGeek plan (more details below). Step one is to click HERE.

You will be presented with three options when you click the link and will be asked to select the StartUp, GrowBig, or GoGeek plan.  The StartUp plan is the plan that I have been talking about that is only $3.95/mo. If your budget is very limited to start, that is the cheapest option.

But, if you think you will grow your traffic quickly, probably a better choice is to opt for the GrowBig or GoGeek plans as they are both 60% off now and will allow more traffic to your blog. GrowBig and GoGeek also have some additional features like priority support, ability to handle higher traffic amounts, tools to increase website speed, and website staging (GoGeek). For only $2 extra a month you can upgrade to GrowBig, and for only $8 extra a month you can get the GoGeek plan.


The form will now pull up that asks for your domain name. It is time to pick a domain name (your own dot come). Enter your preferred domain in this box. If it is taken, you will be notified on the next screen and will be able to pick another name.  Click the “Proceed” button when you are ready to move on.


Now is time to enter your information and payment information. Enter this and continue scrolling down the page.



Note: If you anticipate getting your new site ramped up pretty quickly, you may want to consider the GrowBig or GoGeek plan. Since there is a 60% off deal for new customers, it would make sense to take that option right now. 

Make sure to select the 12-month plan…this is how you will be able to get the hosting for $3.95/mo (or $5.95/$11.95 depending on your plan).  If you select month to month, you are charged an upfront fee that just isn't worth it. Keep in mind that if you do not select domain privacy, your information will be in a public database.

Now simply check the confirmation box (terms of service) and press the Pay Now button.

That is it!  Now you are officially a blog owner!!

You will then instantly receive an email from SiteGround with your website setup information.  When you log in, you will be given the option to automatically have WordPress installed on your new site. Answer yes to this, and you will officially have a WordPress blog set up!

Great work in setting up your blog!  That is a big step, and hopefully you will look back at this as a very important day in your life. 

I would also like to invite you to join our FREE Start Blogging To Make Money Facebook Group today. We have just opened the group up to new members. We are limiting the group size, so ask to join today. Blogging is no longer a hobby for many…it is a real business that generates a substantial amount of income. If you are interested in making money with your new blog, I highly recommend joining.

Here are some links to just some of the fun things we have done over the past year (because of the blog):

Family Dude Ranch Review: White Stallion Tucson Arizona

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun Review

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun Review

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Luxury Family Travel Review

Pete And I Are Going On A Surprise Tropical Vacation!

Ultimate Florida Family Road Trip Guide Day 1

Hawaii With Kids- Oahu Family Fun Day 1

Williamsburg With Kids Day 2 Busch Gardens Guide

24 Hours In Baltimore With Kids Featuring Hotel Monaco

The Complete Guide- 2016 Halloween Time At Disneyland

Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Riviera Maya The White Sands Suites Review

Hollywood Date Night- Lethal Weapon Premier

Winter Wonderland Family Adventure To Lake Tahoe With Kia

Incredible Weekend Getaway To Wisconsin Dells With Kids

Garden Of The Gods Club & Resort Review

A Cool 48 Hours In Park City, Utah

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Hi Heather,
    I already have an established blog hosted on wordpress with a domain name, etc. that I’ve been doing as a hobby, but would like to learn how to make money from it. Do I still need to go through SiteGround?
    Thanks! Chris

    1. Hi Chris! It’s Pete answering here because I handle most of the hosting and technical side with our site. It sounds like you probably already have a self hosted wordpress site. Are paying for a host now? If you are, that should be all you need to get going for now. SiteGround isn’t the only host out there, but they are the best in my opinion…and we’ve been through a lot of them! Let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you.

      1. Hi Pete,
        Thank you for getting back to me. That’s good news. I pay my site hosting annually and just renewed in February. If I find too many limitations for change I may switch to SiteGround at that time. Thanks again! Chris

  2. This article is so helpful! Hoping to start my family blog this summer and I need all the tips I can get! ☺

  3. After setting up the blog how do you make money as I didn’t see any info on adding a PayPal or bank account for money to be deposited in?

  4. I’m new to this. Can you please explain to me why a host site is needed? It looks like I could create a blog site through WordPress without going through SiteGround but I would like to know the pros & cons of doing so.


    1. Hi Jennifer, A company like SiteGround or Bluehost is where you need to go if you are looking to generate income with your blog. When you are self hosted, you control everything. is a beginner type site where they make it easy, but they control everything about your site too. When you are self hosted, you are in total control of your site and the ways in which you can make income. Here are a couple of links you should check out: This is the new deal we have worked out for hosting that is a little better pricing:
      Also, here is the link to our Facebook group which is geared towards getting your blog started and there is great information and support here:

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