Whether you’re a newbie at technology, have no experience at blog starting, or even if you’re a pro. This digital marketing blogging tutorial for beginner’s blog will be perfect for you. The great thing about this tutorial is it is extremely easy to follow along with even if you have no experience in starting and setting up a digital marketing blog. By following this tutorial blog, you will have your digital marketing blog set up in as little as 10 minutes. At the end of this blog, you will have your digital marketing blog successfully started.
Step 1: I’m going to cover is how to choose and register your own domain name for free.
Step 2: How to choose a hosting provider.
Step 3: Is getting your blog set up for free with the most popular blogging software today. The blogging platform is WordPress.
WordPress is the way to go. If you don’t have time to start your WordPress blog right this second be sure to bookmark this blog so you can come back to it later.
Let’s get started.
The first thing you want to do is head on over to Bluehost via this link https://www.bluehost.com/. Bluehost is where we will be getting a free domain name and up to 50% off web hosting. You can also enter wpcupidblog.com/go/bluehost in the search address bar like you see here. Two have a blog you have to have a domain name for people to find your blog and web hosting that powers your WordPress blog.
A little about Bluehost. Bluehost powers over 2 million websites worldwide and over 850,000 blogs around the world. They instantly install WordPress for you which makes starting a blog that much easier. They provide 24/7 support via chat, email, and phone. And they have a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are unhappy you can cancel and get a refund no questions asked within the first 30 days.
I suggest you for the basic plan, and then if you need more then you can change. If you have more than one website, then you’d want to choose the plus plan or choice plus plan. I’m going to choose the basic plan for this tutorial as this is most common. Go for whatever plan you would like to continue. Now we are in the domain page for choosing the domain name free. If you have a domain name, you just enter it in over on the right. For extension you can select .com, .net, .org, etc.… .com is the most popular domain extension so I’d suggest for .com .Type your domain here and click the next button. You are now brought to a create your account page. This is where you will input your information. We have first name, last name. Business name is optional. Put your country address information. Put a phone number and lastly the best email for you as you’ll get emailed a receipt of payment and a copy of your login credentials, etc.
Below that you will see package information. You’ll see account plan. Here you can select the term for your hosting package. You have three options 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. If you want to save go for the longer plan. Here I am selecting 12 months package. Domain registration is free.
Let’s Encrypt SSL is free.
This SSL feature is a free SSL Certificate which makes your site secure with the green bar and with the https. Domain Privacy is an ad on that I highly recommend. It will prevent telemarketers and marketers getting a hold of your personal contact information and bugging you with their services. Sitelock security secure for your WordPress website and save unauthorized access. I’d unselect this as there are really good free alternatives. You’ll see Codeguard. Codeguard creates daily backups and allows you to restore your site with a click of a button in case something happens. There are free alternatives that work just the same. SEO Tools Start you can keep unselected. This ad on will submit your site to search engines and provide a report on your site ranking and keyword rankings. Submitting your site to search engines you can do for free. This isn’t necessary to have. Office 365 Email Essentials is the email software Microsoft Outlook that is commonly included with Microsoft Office. If you’d like to have your email powered by this Microsoft ad on feel free to keep this selected. This isn’t necessary to have. All of these ad on are completely optional and up to you to get. As you can see you’re saving a lot for this hosting package.
You will now see pick your Theme. Bluehost has number of WordPress themes to choose from. You can select anyone. I’ll be going over this in more detail, later in the blog. Once you choose your free Theme or click skip this step you’ll be at the page here stating all done. Click start button for start wordpress blog. Once you click that and log in you will be at the WordPress dashboard. It’ll ask you a few questions as you can see. If you don’t need help just click the, you don’t need help option. Once you do that you will see this page. Here you can add new blog posts. You will see where you can add new pages to your blog. If you want to change your navigation menus, you can do so easily, and if you are going to sell products on your site, you can install Woocommerce to do so. At the left panel you can see tabs. Hover over them and get to learn them.
Posts is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. For uploading image for blog post you have to select media menu. If you want to see blog comments then you have to check comments menu. Plugins is where you can install plugins for your blog. Appearance is basically looks. Select Themes when you hover over appearance. Click add new. Hover over a Theme and click install and then click activate to make the Theme your WordPress theme. If you want to add a new theme you just upload a theme from the top menu. A great resource I have used for several years and recommend for professional WordPress themes that look like an award-winning design agency did your blog is Theme forest. This is the Theme forest WordPress Blog Themes page. Click on them and get a live preview of Themes as you can see here. Here are a few examples of Premium WordPress digital marketing themes that are already pre-made for you to input your information or change; however you’d like. You’ll see they look really good. Click the house icon to view your site.
To login to your WordPress dashboard, you can do so via the Bluehost CPanel or by typing in your domain name with a slash wp-admin. It’ll bring up this login page here. Just input your login credentials to be logged into WordPress. Another great resource that is helpful and used by over 500,000 users is the drag and drop editor called Elementor page builder. Elementor page builder makes starting and creating your WordPress blog easy. You can make edits by dragging and dropping. Search elementor page builder on the plugins page and install and activate it if you’dlike to try it out. Elementor has a free and paid version. Another great resource to check out is Fiverr. Fiverr is a great place to get tasks done for as low as $5.It is helpful if you need a logo or something done.