I get asked all the time about how to “get started” in business. So many people get “stuck” out of fear or not knowing exactly what to do, or how to do it. How to set up a website is probably the most frequent question I get asked, so I decided to provide a step-by-step guide for the easiest way to go about owning your own domain on a hosted solution.
The most popular and flexible site setup that most business owners use is WordPress (.org, not .com – you see a quick view of the WordPress differences). Ready to get your WordPress site up and running in minutes? Follow the steps below, where I hold your hand and show you exactly what you need to do to get your very own site up and running!
Click Here To Set Up Your Hosting Account, obtain Your New Domain name, or to Transfer an Existing Domain name
Your domain name is your website name (for example, mine is www.TheMarzettGroup.com) and your hosting account is where your website will be reside. The benefit of owning your own domain name is that it’s yours – you keep it and everything on it!
I recommend Bluehost for the following reasons:
- They are a proven hosting company, and I use them myself.
- They give you a free domain name when you sign up to host your site with them.
- Their customer support has been good to me.
- They are located in the USA.
- Their websites load fast (which is important to me)
- They have a money-back guarantee – you don’t love them, you get a refund!
- Because I am a VIP partner of Bluehost, you qualify for the discounted, lowest rates offered!
After you click here to start, click the green button that says “Get Started Now”, as shown below (along with the discounted price as low as $3.95/month instead of the standard $5.99 you’d pay if you didn’t use my affiliate link)
Then select the plan you’d like to go with, as pictured below:
Next, choose your free domain name, or transfer your existing domain name and place your order
Bluehost will send you an email that contains all of your login information. Using your Login information, log into your new Bluehost account, where you’ll be taken to your dashboard. This is where you will install WordPress by clicking on “Install WordPress”
Click the green “Install” button, then choose the domain you just registered or transferred
Click the “Show advanced options” box and fill in the title, username, and password. Your title will be the name of your site (mine would be TheMarzettGroup.com).
IMPORTANT: The username and password will be what you use to login to the back-end of your blog (your WordPress dashboard), so be sure to save it in a safe place! You’ll need this information again, shortly!
Wait for Bluehost to install WordPress on your server (Bluehost will let you know when it’s complete)
Click the ‘View Credentials’ button on the top right
Finally, you simply click on “Admin URL”, which is located below the green box, and enter the WordPress login credentials you created previously (see step 6), as pictured below.
This will then take you to your WordPress dashboard, where you create your pages and post blog articles, or anything else you’d like to incorporate on your site!
Congratulations! You now have your very own site!
Did you find this post helpful? Please share if you think it might be helpful for others, too! What else would you like to see me write about to help you simplify your business adventures? Comment below and let me know!