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How to Start a Blog in 4 Easy Steps

Do you have a voice, idea, opinion, or accomplishments you’d like to share online? Have you thought about or always wanted to start a blog but something was holding you back?

This guide will walk you through four simple steps on how to start a blog. Follow these instructions and we’ll create a hosting account at Mommy Host with WordPress automatically set up within matter of minutes.

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1. Choose a Hosting Plan

The hosting plan we highly recommend is the Lily Plan, the most popular among our customers. The Lily Plan $5 more per month but you get three times the number of visits per month and twice the storage space and bandwidth than the Iris Plan.

Once you’ve decided which plan you want to oder click the “Order Now” button. This will take you to the first step of the checkout.

Don’t forget to copy this coupon! We’ll give you a special 10% discount on a 1 or 2 year billing cycle if you apply the coupon startmyblog during the last step of the checkout process.

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2. Choose Your Domain Name

Here’s the fun part! Choosing your domain name. Your domain name is the URL someone will type into their browser to access your blog. Once you click the “Order Now” button you’ll be taken to the first step of the checkout process.

You have three options to choose from:

  1. Register a new domain (FREE)
  2. Transfer your domain
  3. I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers

Most people choose option #1. By choosing option #1 we will register your domain name at no cost for the first year! If you have an existing domain name registered elsewhere and wish to use that domain with your Mommy Host account you’ll want to choose either option 2 or 3.

Choose Your Domain Name
 

Select Your Domain

3. Choose Billing Cycle

After choosing your domain name you’ll want to choose the billing cycle for your account. Remember, if you choose a 1 or 2 year billing cycle and use the coupon startmyblog you’ll receive a 10% discount on your total in the last step of the checkout process!

Choose Billing Cycle
On the next step you’ll have the option to register your domain privately. This will hide your personal information from the public (keeps the spammers away!).

Private Domain Registration
Review and Checkout
Once you complete the checkout process and successfully submit your order we’ll provision your account. No technical skills are needed since we’ll setup WordPress at no additional cost for you!

How to Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress is pre-loaded with three basic WordPress themes. If you’re interested in using a different theme you have two options:

1. Purchase a premium WordPress theme

There are many premium WordPress theme marketplaces you can browse and choose a theme from. Here are some marketplaces we recommend:

  • StudioMommy.com – Provides elegant WordPress themes designed specifically for mommies and the female demographic. These custom blog designs are affordable and great for anyone looking to start a blog or website!

Beyond Madison WordPress Theme
Beyond Madison WordPress Theme

Ellie Jane WordPress Theme
Ellie Jane WordPress Theme

Classy Ink WordPress Theme
Classy Ink WordPress Theme

Hailey Wells WordPress Theme
Hailey Wells WordPress Theme

  • BluChic.com – Since 2008 BluChic has offered modern and chic WordPress themes to female brands around the world. Check out some of BluChic’s stylish themes!

Isabelle WordPress Theme
BluChic Isabelle WordPress Theme

Jacqueline WordPress Theme
BluChic Jacqueline WordPress Theme

Lynette WordPress Theme
BluChic Lynette WordPress Theme

Rachel WordPress Theme
Rachel WordPress Theme

2. Download a free WordPress theme

  • WordPress.org– Showcases many free WordPress themes you can browse and download. You can filter by color, layout, features, and subject.

Apply coupon STARTMYBLOG during checkout for a 10% discount on your hosting plan!

Not bad at all, right? Are you ready to get your blog online? Let’s go!