Today there are many people who are making money through their blog. If you also want to be one of them then you must be want to know how to start a blog and make money from it.
That’s why I have written a detailed tutorial on how to start a WordPress blog with SiteGround and make it successful.
If you choose a free blogging platform then you have very limited access to different features like themes, plugins, etc. And you can’t modify your blog to make it perform well on Google search. If your blog can’t able to rank on Google search result then there is no meaning to create a blog as no one will see it except you.
In this article, you will learn:
- 1 Which Is The Best Blogging Platform?
- 2 Benefits of SiteGround hosting:
- 3 How to start a WordPress blog on SiteGround?
- 4 Install WordPress on SiteGround
- 5 How to Make Your Blog Successful?
- 6 Conclusion
Which Is The Best Blogging Platform?
I recommended you to choose WordPress.org platform for your blog which is paid. Just for your information, WordPress.org and WordPress.com both are different platforms. You can see here the detailed comparison of WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
Here, I will teach you how to create a blog on SiteGround hosting. There are many other hosting providers like A2Hosting, Hostinger, Bluehost, etc but why I have chosen SiteGround hosting here? Because SiteGround is the best and affordable hosting provider than any other web hosting provider.
Benefits of SiteGround hosting:
- It is a non-EIG hosting company. You can see here all the EIG hosting company list.
- 99.99% Uptime Guarantee.
- Top-quality customer service provided by their highly talented staff.
- 98% Client Satisfaction Rate
- SiteGround is a WordPress recommended web hosting company.
How to start a WordPress blog on SiteGround?
To start a blog on SiteGround, you need to have the following two things:
- Domain name (your blog/website name)
- Web Hosting
If you have already a name for your blog in your mind then that’s good but make sure it is available.
Click here to check the availability of your blog name. If your blog name is not available then you need to think another available name for your blog.
You can also get the help of domain name generators which will help you in choosing the catchy blog name.
If you have already purchased a domain name from another service provider then you need to change only domain name servers.
Now just follow the steps provided below with screenshots to start blogging.
Step 1: Choose the best hosting plan according to your requirements.
First, click here to go to the SiteGround website then select web hosting.
Here, you will find three different web hosting plans:
|Hosting Plans||Price||Link to Get Plan|
|StartUp||$6.99/mo||Get this Plan!|
|GrowBig||$9.99/mo||Get this Plan!|
|GoGeek||$14.99/mo||Get this Plan!|
If you are just a startup and want to create only one website then the StartUp plan is best for you. If you want to create more than one website then you can go for GrowBig or GoGeek web hosting plan.
Now click on the “Get this Plan” link to get the hosting.
Step 2: Register Domain Name
To register your domain name, enter your blog name and click on proceed.
If you have already domain name then tick on “I already have a Domain” then enter your domain name in below field then click on proceed. Then change the DNS of your domain.
Step 3: Create Account on SiteGround Hosting and Make Payment
If you have already an account on SiteGround hosting then you can directly login and make payment. As a beginner, you won’t have any account on hosting so you need to create an account.
To create an account, fill all the details like email, password, name, country, city, etc.
Now to make payment of your hosting plan, enter your card details.
Now choose the data center. You can choose one from these six data centers:
- Council Bluffs, IOWA (USA)
- Eemshaven (NL)
- Frankfurt (DE)
- Singapore (SG)
- London (UK)
- Sydney (AU)
Tips: Always choose that data center where you want the most visitors for your blog.
Now if you choose the hosting period of 36 months then you will get the highest benefit from the SiteGround hosting. If you choose only 12 months then form the next second year, you will be charged a regular rate which is higher than the starting rate.
If you want to protect your domain information from the public then tick on “Domain Privacy” otherwise leave it blank.
And the last thing, if you want to use Site Scanner which will scan your blog daily then tick on “SG Site Scanner” otherwise leave it blank.
Finally, you have filled all the information. Now tick on “I confirm that…” checkbox then click on the “PAY NOW” button.
You have successfully created an account on SiteGround now you can install WordPress from cpanel and start posting blogs.
Install WordPress on SiteGround
To install WordPress, you need to login to SiteGround hosting. Once you logged in then from “My Accounts”, click on “Go to cPanel”.
Now scroll down the windows, you will found “AutoInstallers”. From there you can click on “WordPress” to install WordPress automatically on your blog.
In the next screen, you will be asked to enter a few details like username, password, etc. Use a strong username that is hard to guess and keep them at a safe place.
After filling details, click on “Install”.
You have successfully created your WordPress blog on SiteGround.
Now to create a new blog post you need to access the WordPress dashboard.
To access the WordPress dashboard, Go to http://yournewblog.com/wp-admin then enter your username and password then login.
Now you have access of your WordPress dashboard from where you can create a post, change your blog theme, install a plugin and many more features.
How to Make Your Blog Successful?
You have completed the whole blog creation process on SiteGround hosting. Now to make your blog successful, you need to install the best WordPress theme for blogs.
I recommended you to use the Genesis framework, which is simple and well coded. It is super fast and easy to use.
You can install the top SEO plugins which are very helpful to make your WordPress blog rank higher on Google search results.
Recommended WordPress Plugins:
- Yoast – Helps in On-page SEO.
- Redirection – To redirect post or pages on a temporary or permanent basis.
- Imagify – To optimize your website images.
- Jetpack – For sharing, security and many other purposes.
In addition, you can check the top blogging tools that every blogger is using to make his blog successful.
Send me your newly created blog link through the comment section and I will check and read it. If I found any improvement needed on your blog then I will definitely let you know.
Have a Great Blogging!