How to Start a Blog with Bluehost in Less than 10 Minutes

So, you want to start your own blog. Well, let me tell you, you’ve made a smart decision.

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A well-designed, easy-to-use and feature-rich blog can benefit you in many ways, regardless of whether you’re a business or an independent blogger.

Pull more traffic to your website or e-commerce store. Blogging is great for search engine optimization (SEO), social media optimization (SMO), and other traffic generating tactics.

Market your brand, products or services easily online. After all, marketers who leverage a blog generate 67 percent more leads than those who don’t.

If you choose the Basic Plan, you’ll get hosting for one blog/website, 50GB of storage, free 1 domain name & SSL certificate, 5 parked domains, and 25 subdomains. The basic package will cost you as little as $3.95 per month. For a blog, the Basic option is really what you need, unless you’re planning to self-host loads of videos.

If you need next-level features like dedicated IP, domain privacy, spam experts, and custom mailbox, you can opt for more advanced packages. Of course, advanced plans will cost you more each month.

When you’re ready to choose the right Bluehost plan for your blog, click on the appropriate “select” button.

Step #2: Choosing your Domain Name

You might already have a domain name up and running. But, if you’re starting from scratch, you have to pick an eye-catching domain name for your blog. This is one of the most crucial decisions that can make a huge difference in your blogging career.

As such, don’t rush into any name – the last thing you want is to choose an awkward domain name that you’ll regret later. Bluehost has made the whole process easy and effortless. You can just head over to Bluehost name checker tool to see if the name you picked is available. If it is, YAY! You can proceed!

But if the name you picked is not available, or you feel stuck trying to come up with a name, don’t spend your time worrying too much about this.

Bluehost has an option to choose your name later so you can get started on your blog without the stress of picking a name first! How cool is that? Besides, you’ll get at least one domain absolutely FREE so long as you purchase hosting for the whole year (12 months).

In short, enter your existing domain name, create a new one, or pick the option to choose your name later. You’ll be shipped to account sign-up form.

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