If you’re a network marketer or affiliate marketer wanting to crush it online you need a blog. A blog is the best way to build an audience,engage with them and sell them your products and services
In this quick blog post I’d like to show you step-by-step how to create a self-hosted WordPress blog in just a few hours
Let’s get started…
Once you’ve decided to get a self-hosted WordPress blog it’s time to pick out a domain name. I recommend Name Cheap over GoDaddy because they don’t try to upsell you to death.
Step #1 – Buy a domain name
Step #2 – Buy Hosting
So you’ve picked out a domain name now you need a place to host it. Most of your top affiliate marketers recommend Blue Host and I do too! Blue Host has great customer support plus their service flat out rocks! Click the link below to pick out your hosting plan.
The image below is their pricing structure. Since you’re just getting started out go with the plan in the middle (Plus). With their “Plus” plan you can host an unlimited number of websites.
The only drawback with BlueHost is you don’t get billed monthly. You have the option to get billed once a year,once every 2 years or once every 3 years. You pay $5.45/month (look at the image above) if you decide to get billed every 3 years. Pick the yearly option,with the yearly option you’ll get billed $101.40 every 12 months ($8.45 X 12 months) Their rates are cheaper than Host Gator’s!
Step #3 – Point Your Domain Name to BlueHost
The domain name you bought from Name Cheap is parked on their server,you don’t want that. Since you are hosting your domain/website with BlueHost you need to point your NameCheap domain to the servers at BlueHost.
Sign into your NameCheap account. Select domain list on the left and click the manage button next to your domain. Find the Name Servers section and click on Custome DNS (check out image below)
Point your domain to Blue Host’s name servers below:
Name Server 1 – ns1.bluehost.com
Name Server 2 – ns2.bluehost.com
You can also learn how to change your NameCheap name servers right here
Step #4 – Install WordPress
You’ll be installing WordPress using the MOJO Marketplace.
-Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
-Find the Website section and select Install WordPress.
-Click the Install button.
-Choose the domain name to install it to.
-Choose an admin username,admin password,admin email,first & last name and site title
-Select the Install Now button.
You now have your own self-hosted WordPress blog. It should only take a few hours to see WordPress installed on your server since it takes awhile for it to propagate through the system.
If you have any questions ask them in the comments section below
Talk to you later,