How to Start a Blog – A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Set Up

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For a complete step by step guide on starting a blog (as mentioned in the video) go here:

For more on why I recommend BlueHost as the best place to start your first WordPress blog you can read this article:

One of the most common questions I get asked is how to set up a blog. Where do I start it so that I have the greatest chance of success? Should I use a free host or get my own?

In this video I go through the basics of how to set up a blog properly and what you need to consider before diving in.

If you have any questions about getting started feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I hope this video and the tutorials help to resolve some doubts for new bloggers!


  • BlogTyrant
    Posted at 00:28h, 15 January

    Hi Susan.

    Yeah the white background looks cool. It was something I thought about but decided that it wasn't really my style – I'm a bit more casual and like to keep my stuff consistent with the whole "home office" vibe.

    All natural light in that one. The pros recommend a sunny side window. 🙂

  • BlogTyrant
    Posted at 00:28h, 15 January

    Thanks bro!

  • Sue Tamani
    Posted at 00:40h, 15 January

    ye I reckon he could give Justin Beiber a run for his money CreativeDesigns lol

  • Floppycats
    Posted at 01:31h, 15 January

    i would totally subscribe to a cino channel. what are you using for your video camera?

  • Chere Harbridge
    Posted at 05:18h, 15 January

    love your accent, don't apologize! 🙂

  • Barbara Leyne
    Posted at 06:19h, 17 January

    Loved it! Thanks very much. I'm now subscribing. Loved your accent, too!

  • Dalton Warrick
    Posted at 21:49h, 16 March

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  • Sarita Abellard
    Posted at 23:14h, 21 July

    You're awesome, thanks so much for sharing

  • devilishp6
    Posted at 18:53h, 16 September

    I didn't even hear you mention your accent (I watched the video 2x), let alone apologise for it, but I love it! Aussie accents and Aussie slang are awesome, and among my favourites in the world! 🙂

  • freedommmc
    Posted at 15:17h, 31 October

    Good point its a waste of time to use a free blog but if you have no money start there to at least get the hang of writing.

  • ImagineMeh
    Posted at 17:32h, 14 January

    You're talking about using WordPress.ORG with blue host.. not WordPress.COM right?

  • Morgan Clarke
    Posted at 11:52h, 22 July

    i'm thinking about starting up my own blog but when i went to the blue host website i realized it was american. would it still be ideal for me to use even tho i am in the uk??

  • tony s
    Posted at 21:47h, 02 August

    Brilliant Video , very informative and thank you very much. I have question if you could (or anyone)  kindly advise, We started a small Online store,  we want to start a Blog and write about  other brands / artists/photographers and include their work (images) in our Blog, Do i need to seek their permission. How do i find out if their content can be used in my website? if i need their permission , How do i approach them. PLEASE HELP ME ANY ONE AS I AM REALLY CONFUSED. THANKS IN ADVANCE

  • William Hill
    Posted at 05:24h, 13 March

    Starting a blog is not as daunting as many people think. In fact, by following the step-by-step instructions in our Beginner's Guide to Successful Blogging, you will be able to create and grow your own blog, avoiding pitfalls and missteps that hinder some novices. Easy to follow step by step tutorials:🙂

  • Grand Services
    Posted at 13:15h, 16 March

    Hi! thank you for the info. I have a question though, I recently used wordpress in creating and designing a blog but i really dont know if my blog is already online. Must I buy a blog hosting so i can make my blog online? thank you

  • Sophie lenzen
    Posted at 09:09h, 24 March

    Thanks for the info on how to start a blog! Now all im looking for is some place to get good webhosting. Anyone has some idea's?

  • Megan Ross
    Posted at 21:44h, 06 April

    Great tips! Love your channel.

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  • Kima Rodriguez
    Posted at 16:36h, 05 January

    You're handsome <3

  • Jennifer Mullen
    Posted at 17:32h, 08 January

    Thank you so much for the plethora of information! I am so new and so lost to the world today! Ha. I feel so old. I have been successful in business and marketing for 20+ years. Now trying to get an at home blog/tutorial/media thing going is scary. I suddenly feel ill equipped. I have a vast array of projects and topics. I don't want to box myself into one niche. That aside I can't even begin with the basics! Your guidance is so helpful! Huge fan!

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