If you, my dear newbie blogger, are looking to make some cash off your blog, you need to self-host. There’s a ton of web hosts out there. Popular hosts include godaddy.com, hostgator.com, and bluehost.com. I personally use Bluehost. Their service is incredible. I’ve never had a single issue.
Disclosure: I am a Bluehost affiliate. If you make a purchase through this site, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a commission on the sale. I have no interest in bamboozling anyone. I’m an affiliate because I personally believe that Bluehost delivers an amazing service. My opinion is my own.
One thing that I’ve noticed is that no one can decide who is the best and who’s the worst. Every review site claims a different host as their champion. So picking a host could in some ways be your hardest decision, and I understand that. Below are some tutorials on the more popular hosts. Maybe they will help with your decision.
When I first became interested in blogging, everyone I spoke with suggested Bluehost. To be completely honest, no one mentioned any other host. So the choice was easy for me. Unfortunately, that left me lacking in knowledge and information for other hosting spots. I have no idea how good the non-Bluehost tutorials are that I have linked to, but I wanted to be fair and include other options besides who I use. As far as I can tell, they look pretty legit.
After exploring some options, head to the next step.
http://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2014/08/how-to-start-a-wordpress-blog-on-bluehost.html – Michelle from making sense of cents used her blog to make a ton of money and now travels full time. Guess what host she uses…
Godaddy VS. Bluehost
While doing some research for this site, I discovered that Hostgator and Bluehost are sister companies. Check out this article below, which is incredibly informative.
Most of the WordPress tutorials I found were utilizing either Hostgator or Bluehost. There are some around for godaddy but they either weren’t very good or were insanely long. Once you’ve decided on a host, your next step is to pick a theme for your blog. Let’s do this!
I recently wrote a post over on our blog about my personal experience with Siteground Vs. Bluehost. You can find that post here.
For those of you who are interesting in Siteground, I did some digging and found a nice tutorial to get you started. As you can see, it’s super easy to get your blog set up with this host. I found a great tutorial that’s only about 15 minutes long, which is awesome. The explanations are clear and easy to follow. Enjoy.