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My Dream 15 Years Ago
I had a dream of starting a blog over 15 years ago. I just did not know how. I understood what needed to be done, I had dabbled in WordPress but I had no idea how to take the steps to even get started. Do not be like me and let the “I do not know how…” stop you from your dream.
If you are thinking I do not know how; you can do this as things have changed a lot in 15 years for women who want to blog or start a website. There are hundreds, thousands of women bloggers now and tons of women bloggers who want to help you succeed. There are companies and services that are open to and love to help women like me that grew up with a slide ruler to learn math, not a calculator (look up slide ruler for a good laugh).
BlueHost is one of the companies that are open and encouraging to new bloggers at a low price with tons of support. My dream became a reality thanks to Bluehost web hosting and their friendly support and easy to follow instructions. I can not say enough about how they have helped me.
When I had the most basic questions, and afraid to look like a total idiot, they walked me through my problems like I was their best customer.
Bluehost started in 2003 and is one of the largest hosting providers in the world, but you would not know it as they treat you with kindness and respect. I have had employees help me with my hosting questions and then send me articles on another issue about my site that I was struggling with.
I also was so surprised when I was on their home page thinking should I do this, that they off you a money-back guarantee. If you start and in two months find you need to back out for whatever reason they will provide a prorated refund. That clinched it for me, if I was making the biggest mistake of my life I could stop and pay no further.
It was Not a Mistake, and I Have Never Looked Back.
Start Here: Setting up Hosting and Your Domain Name with Bluehost
It will look like this and it is so easy, and when you get to this page click the green button.
Next, you pick your domain name. Do some research and make sure you love the name and it speaks to what you are blogging about.
Next, enter your account information in the next screen:
After you have your perfect blog name you will decide on a Hosting Plan. Do not make the mistake I made and only sign up for 12 months. Blogging is a slow train to success I which I had taken the 36 months. You want to lock in place that price and remember they have a prorated money back guarantee.
Your Next Steps:
Now that you are the owner of your own domain name and your first blog I am going to pass you off to the wonderful woman blogger who helped me make my dream come true, Abby Lawson.
Abby has been such a blessing in starting my blog with her E-Book Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook. I would not have been about to get Craftingafamily.com off the ground and publish my first post without her easy to follow instructions.
Bluehost also has basic instructions and with their guidebook and Abby’s E-Book, you are on your way.
My Resource Page for Other Easy to Use Services; Abby’s E-Book