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If you are really excited about getting a blog started (as you should be), we created this quick guide to get your blog started right now. We worked out a deal with our recommended WordPress host SiteGround to host all of our students for $3.95/mo, or $63/yr (includes a domain name). Just follow the steps below to get a jump start on the course.
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 including BlueHost and Hostgator, 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.
I 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 for $3.95/mo or $47 for a whole year.
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 students 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). 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. For new bloggers, this is what I recommend. As your site and traffic grows, you can always upgrade at any time. But for now, there is no reason to spend the extra money.
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.
Make sure to select the 12-month plan…this is how you will be able to get the hosting for $3.95/mo. If you select month to month, you are charged an upfront fee that just isn’t worth it. I recommend un-checking the domain privacy box if you are looking for the best price. SG Site Scanner is also not needed in my opinion.
If everything is filled out correctly above, the total should be $62.35 (or $47.40 if you already have a domain). Now simply check the confirmation box (terms of service) and press the Pay Now button.
That is it! I guess 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):