Saturday, March 24, 2012

Get Your Own Blog & Start Making Money

I always feel it is better to have your own self hosted blog vs having a free blog from free blog hosting services such as, Tumbrl and Blogger. The main benefit of a self hosted blog is you have more control, you can runs ads and make changes to the design and functions of the blog.

I got the following email from one of my readers who is thinking of migrating her blog from to a self hosted wordpress installation.

Hello Asterix,

I have been writing on my blog for the last 2 years and I just discovered they don't allow users to have ads. My blog is popular and I believe I could start making money through advertising.

Can you advise me on how to get my own blog with my custom domain. I desperately want to know how to create my own blog on self hosted wordpress blog. I thought of how to build my own blog on blogger but I got discouraged when I had it is not possible to transfer from to blogger.



Get A Domain Name

The first step in getting your own blog website is purchasing domain name. A good domain name should be single word, short and memorable. The price of a domain name is $10 and it is renewed every year. You can get a FREE DOMAIN NAME from blue host web hosting if you buying web hosting of your blog from them.

Web Hosting For Your Blog

A domain names needs web hosting. My recommendation is always bluehost, they are a good host for a beginner who is starting a small blog or website. Today, BlueHost has become one of the most recognizable names in the web hosting industry with over 1,000,000 domain names hosted.

Blue host advantages are
  • Free Domain Forever!
  • Free Website Builder
  • Host UNLIMITED Domains on 1 Account
  • UNLIMITED Web Space & File Transfer
  • After you have purchased blog hosting and domain name you need to install wordpress in it. Watch this Step-by-Step video Guide on How to Install Wordpress in Your blog that is Hosted on BlueHost Web Hosting. This is very simple and easy 1-click installation of wordpress blog to your website.

    Once you are done with the installation you can then proceed to migrate your blog to your self hosted blog.

    Here is a video demonstration on how to do that.

    I wish you a happy migration.

    All this for an affordable monthly fee of $6.95

    Installing Wordpress Blog


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