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How To Start An Affiliate Marketing Blog:
Step #1) Getting Your Own Domain And Hosting Account:
Head over to Bluehost and click on the big green button:
Next, you’ll land on a page with your plan selections. Since you’re just starting out I recommend the Starter plan since it the cheapest and you can always upgrade later. Your Starter plan will include everything you need to get started:
- Domain Name
- Email Account For Your New Site
Please note the starter plan is usually billed annually but it will also save you some money instead of paying monthly.
Once you hit the green Select button you’ll end up on the domain name page. This is where the fun begins! Choose a good, short, easy-to-spell, and relevant domain name for your business. Keep in mind that the best .com names are long gone so get creative or use a .net if you need to. If you need some help please take a few minutes to read this article I wrote on the topic: domain name tips.
Oh, and if you already have a domain registered elsewhere, you can have the domain transferred to Bluehost for free and receive an additional year of registration added on to the end of your current term. Cool!
After you select your domain name and hit the NEXT button you’ll go to the account info page here:
You’ll have some optional services to select from but you don’t have to choose these now:
Pay for your selected package and you are all done with Step 1.
Step #2) Installing WordPress
Now that your account is all set up it’s time to install your WordPress application in your hosting account. Wordpress is a simple website builder that will enable you to easily build your site without any technical knowledge or coding experience.
Go back to the bluehost.com home screen and click on the Log In button on the top right of the screen. On the next page login to your account using the Hosting Login button. You’ll get to the following screen (below). There are a ton of options on this page but don’t worry about all of that at this point. Just click on the WordPress button image:
Next, click on the green Start button shown below.
The final screen in the process will have your domain name, administration login address, and your username and password. Make a note of all these details until you have them memorized. At some point you’ll want to change the long ugly password they give you to something that works better for you.
You’ll be able to change your password from your new account control panel.
OK, so now let’s login to your new site. Go to the Admin URL (shown below) and login using your Username and Password.
Your wordpress login screen will look like this:
Thats it! Now its time for the final step and where it gets really fun. Creating your website and making it yours.
Step #3) Start Building Your New Website:
I have loaded a video on how to install different WordPress themes and how to start building your website below. There are 19 total videos that will load back to back without you having to do anything but watch. So have at it. Have fun. And let’s make some money together! Please make sure to bookmark this site so you can come back for more tutorials to learn how to generate traffic and start earning passive income!
Sincerely – Bill
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