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If you’re brand new to the blogging world and would like to set up your brand new blog then look no further! You’ve come to the right place! As a busy mom who is always short on free time, I totally get how you may not want to spend hours figuring out all the technical stuff that goes with setting up a website. I was exactly like you when I first started. (Check out my high-level post on that here) . I promise you, this is easy-peasy and you’ll have a sparkling new blog in no time flat! Got ten minutes to spare? Good! Let’s get your blog started!
How to Set Up a Blog in Under 10 Minutes
Step 1: Choose a Domain Name
Chances are, if you’re ready to start a blog, you’ve already thought about your niche and what you want to blog about. That makes choosing a domain name all that much easier! My domain name actually was derived from my Etsy store name: Aspen Moon Design Co. Long before my Maternity leave from work I had grand aspirations of making crafts and graphic designs and selling them on Etsy. (Funny now because it didn’t actually happen). Then about 2 weeks before I had my son I decided to start a mom blog and thought the name was appropriate! Find a name that fits your niche. If you choose to go with SiteGround (affiliate), you get your domain name for FREE!
TIP: Choose a niche you’re truly passionate about! Eventually you may be able to make a full-time job out of blogging so writing about something you love won’t feel like work at all. Talk about a ‘Dream Job’! Click To Tweet
Step 2: Choose a Web Hosting Provider
A web hosting provider is who will provide you with your own server space on the internet. I chose SiteGround (affiliate) because it came recommended by some very reputable bloggers like Suzi from Start a Mom Blog and Megan from Love Family Health (affiliates). I`m so glad I chose them as they`ve been nothing short of amazing since starting with them!
They have phenomenal customer support! Their staff is available 24/7 to help you whenever you need it! They seriously set up my entire blog for me! They also helped me set up my email on my smart phone in about 5 minutes (after 35 minutes of me struggling to figure it out on my own!).
They have blazing fast loading speed! Because nobody wants a slow website! Siteground’s average loading speed is 1.7 seconds compared to the industry average of 4.7 seconds. Now that’s speedy!
They keep your site safe! Siteground offers protection from hackers so you can rest assure your site is safe!
They’ve got your back(up)! They host a lovely backup feature which is like insurance for your site. This means you can avoid data loss due to any website errors and quickly restore your backups with one click!
Step 3: Choose Your Hosting Plan
SiteGround (affiliate) offers 3 packages to suit your unique needs starting at $3.95/month!
I chose the GrowBig plan as I like the option of being able to add multiple domain names in the future.
Hit the big pink button if you’re ready to get your blog started!
Step 4: Get on the Chat Line
Once you’ve chosen your package, entered your information and completed the transaction, you’re ready to roll! Here’s the best part: take advantage of the wonderfully helpful customer service staff on SiteGround’s chat line by clicking here.
Ask the representative to set you up on WordPress and send you your WordPress login information!
Step 5: TADAAA!
You officially have your very own blog! This entire process took less than 10 minutes for me and I was on my way. It couldn’t have been easier! Now you’re ready to start blogging!
What to Do Next?
I highly recommend taking the Blog By Number (affiliate) course by Suzi Whitman. She offers a roadmap to blogging that is so easy to follow. She gives step by step instructions on how to create your blog, how to drive traffic to your blog and even how to make money from your blog! (Her income reports are astounding!) Also, she is always available to answer any questions you may have on your blogging journey.
I am so excited that you’ve taken your first step to becoming a Blogger! It has been almost a full year for me and I have learned SO much. It truly has been life changing and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
With Love & Light,