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Seriously, don't panic! It's not as scary as it sounds.
I'm here to walk you through how to set up your first website / blog / online store, for as little as $2.95 per month. You don't need anything fancy, just a computer and the internet.
Let's face it, we all want to jump in and set-up something amazing! But let's take a minute to think about what the purpose of this website is going to be. Will you be blogging from it? Will you be showcasing your services? Will you be selling products online? Whatever you are thinking about creating, make note of the name of it and it's purpose. This will come in handy later when you are setting up a design!
So this will probably be the scariest part about setting up your brand new website, choosing hosting. It's a lot of talk about servers, bandwidths and speed. Let's be honest, youprobably don't understand any of it. DON'T WORRY, I've set out guidelines below on how to set-up with my favourite host, Bluehost. Their customer service is fantastic, their uptime is amazing, and my overall experience with them is just WOW! I'm going to make it super easy to get up-and-running.
We then choose your website package.
If this is your first website and you have no immediate plans to expand, I would choose the basic tier. You can then set-up a full website and email inbox from this account. If in future you do wish to add a few more websites, you can always upgrade.
Now it's time to name your website! *exciting*
If you already have a domain name you can connect it up. If you don't have a domain name, you get one FREE when you sign-up to Bluehost!
This will be the www. that your website can be found at.
Choose your term and enter all of your information.
I would highly recommend taking out the 36 month package as that always works out at the best price. It also means you won't even need to think about your hosting for the next 3 years! Woohoo! I personally don't opt for any of their package extras.
Once you submit this you will be all signed up. You will now have your very own hosting account where you can create a Wordpress website on your new domain.
Now for the actual hard part... choosing your website theme! With so many choices, we don't really make it easy for you here.
All of our "Wordpress Themes" work perfectly with Bluehost, so dig in and find your favourite!
On this we walk you through every step you need to take to install your Wordpress theme and get it all up and running!
We try and make it as easy as possible for you.
I can't wait to see what you create!