Are you interested in getting your words out to the world?
If so, you need to build a platform, and the easiest way to build this platform is by starting a blog. There are many free hosting options out there but in order to gain the most control over your site you should think about launching a self-hosted WordPress site. All the serious bloggers do this because it allows for more customization and cash-flow options.
It is what I use for WritewithWarnimont.com
Here is a short video that will help you get your self-hosted WordPress site up-and-running within 10 minutes. It seems like a daunting task at first, but anyone can do it by simply watching this video and walking through the steps. Good luck!
Links mentioned in the video
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Do you have a self-hosted blog? If so, what tips do you have for others? If not, do you have any questions about getting setup? Let me know in the comments below.
But I already have a free WordPress.com site and I don’t want to lose all my content…
Many bloggers start with a free WordPress.com site and then want to make the transition to a self-hosted site for more control and professionalism. However, the greatest concern is taking all the great content you have already created and moving it over to the new self-hosted site.
Here is a video tutorial on moving all your content over to a new site. Keep in mind that you would sign up for Bluehost first and then perform the migration through your WordPress dashboards.
If you would rather read than watch the video, feel free to checkout the documentation for this process here.
But I already have a domain name…
You may have already purchased a domain name with another service such as Godaddy.com. In this case, you still need a place to host your domain. If you would like to transfer your domain over to Bluehost hosting services, here is a helpful video on how to go about doing that: