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How To Start A Blog Today

Are you ready to be self-hosted? Are you struggling with choosing which host to use? Do you not like the host you have and are looking to switch? When I started this website I researched so many different hosts. I actually started with Bluehost at first, because I liked what I read and the price seemed good.

But then I switched to Siteground.

How to start a self-hosted WordPress blog today. Including a step-by-step tutorial and tips on why I switched to Siteground from Bluehost.

Self-Host Your WordPress Blog

I kept hearing about Siteground from actual bloggers, so I decided to spend a little more time researching. Once I was on their site, I learned that Siteground could meet my needs and for less money (for a 12 month sign-up) than Bluehost. The cost of hosting with them, plus all the amazing things I was reading about their customer service from everyone had me intrigued.

Bluehost was fine as a host. I didn’t have any real issues with them. But they were just “fine” and I wanted “great”. Honestly, I didn’t even understand why it mattered which host I used. I figured the less money I put into the blog, the better it was for my pocket.

I was new to the self-hosted world of blogging and I didn’t want to spend too much money up-front. Sound familiar? What I also didn’t know was that the host matters and that maybe some of what I was reading online about all the different host options was maybe not entirely true.

One of the things I learned, once I started researching Bluehost v Siteground, is about Bluehost’s amazing affiliate program. Another blogger tipped me off that some of the “reviews” I read about Bluehost were actually just affiliates looking to make money. These affiliates didn’t even necessarily use Bluehost. I guess that’s something I could do too, but I’m an honest person. I can’t recommend a product to someone if it’s not something I actually use myself and think is great. Remember, I didn’t think Bluehost was great.

However, I really do think Siteground is pretty great and I really do use them.

How to Switch and Transfer Your Blog

Finally, I decided to make the switch. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve run into plenty of questions since making the switch and every time I have a question the Siteground chat is my go-to. An associate always helps me through step-by-step and with kind words. Though I wouldn’t blame them if they’re thinking I’m a complete computer dunce.

Siteground also made it so easy to switch. I utilized their 24/7 chat and let their customer services associates walk me through step-by-step. Honestly, the only trouble I had with switching was when I went to cancel my Bluehost account. But again Siteground 24/7 chat was there. An associate stayed on chatting with me through the entire ordeal. They even double-checked where my domain name was registered and told me what exactly I needed to tell the Bluehost associate so that only my hosting canceled.

Step-By-Step Tutorial to Start A Blog

Siteground makes it really easy to sign-up.

First, you need to decide which plan is best for you. They’re offering a discount on ALL plans right now too. If you will only have one self-hosted site then the StartUp should work out just fine for you.

Self-hosting with Siteground couldn't be easier. Plus when compared to other leading hosts they're safer, they're faster, and they're support is better. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee. | thislittleblogofmind.com

The second step is to pick your domain name. If you already purchased a domain name with someone else, then put the domain name you’ll be using. Once you sign up with Siteground, if you already purchased a domain name elsewhere, you’ll need to re-direct your nameservers. Siteground chat helped me with that too. Originally I chatted with Bluehost to help, but they were not very friendly or helpful.

Self-hosting with Siteground couldn't be easier. Plus when compared to other leading hosts they're safer, they're faster, and they're support is better. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee. | thislittleblogofmind.com

 

Last, decide what length of time you want to sign-up for and uncheck any boxes for extras you do not want. Then click the Pay Now button!

Self-hosting with Siteground couldn't be easier. Plus when compared to other leading hosts they're safer, they're faster, and they're support is better. They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee. | thislittleblogofmind.com

That is simple enough for the basic computer user, right?

Start Your Blog

Siteground has been really great for me and I feel confident in recommending them to you. If you’re ready to sign up or make the switch click this link for my special price of $3.95 a month.

Remember if you’re not completely happy — thought honestly I think you will be — they offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

If you have any questions for me, before, during, or after signing up email me at thislittleblogofmind(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll be happy to help the best I can!

Till next time…

~B

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