For a relatively low budget of around $75-$100/year, you can have your very own space on the web.
Decide on a Name
You’ll need to pick out a domain name for your new site. An example of a domain name is dinosaurstew.com or iloveblogging.com. You can purchase the domain name through your hosting company (see step two), or purchase through a different vendor like GoDaddy.com*.
This is like paying rent: in exchange for a monthly payment, you get your very own space that you can make your home. HostGator* is our preferred hosting company. Be sure to use coupon code DINOSAURSTEW for 25% off your entire purchase! For detailed instructions on purchasing hosting from HostGator, click here.
Most hosts make installing WordPress incredibly easy. At HostGator, all you need to do is login to your hosting cPanel, click on “QuickInstall”, select “WordPress”, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. HostGator has more information on this process here.
Choose Your Theme
Select your favorite Dinosaur Stew WordPress theme! Included in your theme purchase are detailed instructions pertaining to the installation and set-up of your particular theme. Or, have us install it for you!
Take Our Free E-Course!
Our “Build Your Website in 7 Days” e-Course walks you through everything you need to do to start your own website, including video lessons on purchasing hosting and setting up WordPress. With easy-to-follow lessons and worksheets to keep you on track, you’ll have everything at your fingertips to create a gorgeous, smart website! Learn more here or click the button below to get started….