So we’ve talked about what you should know before starting a blog, why you should blog, and why you should use Siteground to do it. I think you’re ready. Let’s start a blog!
So getting started with Siteground is super easy, and will take you less than 10 minutes.
Click on the link above and you’ll be taken to a website hosting service called Siteground, which if you’ve gotten to know me at all, you’ll know I’m all about them. Signing up and setting up a blog is really easy, and only $3.95 a month! Learn more about why I use Siteground here.
Select a Plan:
Your Siteground plan is really easy to upgrade later, so there’s no reason to worry about going with the startup first. If you get bigger, it only takes about 3 minutes to upgrade. We use the GrowBig plan though, purely because it allows us to host our many website domains all under a single hosting plan, with the monthly views and space split between them. Since quite a few of them are small, we have no problem sharing that space. Unless you want to host more than one website, the startup plan is your best choice.
Pick Your Name:
If you haven’t already thought up a name, this may add a few minutes to your setup process. It took me 3 days to come up with Chasing Mangoes. Hopefully you can come up with something quicker than I did. Naming your blog is important. You can learn more about how to do that here.
Just a few details to consider for your purchase. How long would you like to host your blog for to start? 12 months is the worst deal, and you’ll save on 36 months, totally up to you. You’ll have the option to renew the hosting plan before it expires in 12 months no problem, but you can’t quite be sure what the new hosting price will be. Also, domain privacy, which protects your identity from being made available to the public. I always opt in for this service. $12 to keep my privacy for a year is totally worth it to me. The SG Site Scanner is a really handy tool, and sometimes they offer a promotional free trial period which you should definitely try out. I usually upgrade with this once this specific site has higher traffic and is more at risk of hacking. If you’re starting a blog that will have an ecommerce element to it, I would absolutely recommend amping up your security measures to protect your customers.