How to Start a Blog – Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners

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Lifestyle blogging has become a billion dollar industry and this step-by-step tutorial will show you how to get your foot in the door and start your very own self-hosted lifestyle blog. I’ve packed this video with a ton of value, but here are the main topics we’re going to cover.

1. How to set up your web hosting account using Bluehost web hosting.
2. How to install blogging software.
3. How to install your free WordPress Theme.
4. How to set up your blog for success by installing plugins and creating a child theme.
5. How to design your blog and create a truly unique experience for your users.
6. How to use CSS to customize your blog’s overall look and feel.
7. How to install an opt-in form and grow your audience with email marketing.
8. How to create an online store.
9. How to implement multiple revenues streams.
10. How to secure your blog and keep it safe from hackers.

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Added Bonus: How to Monetize Your Blog

Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll also learn how to monetize your blog so that you can start earning a passive income with your digital platform. This is important because, like I previously mentioned, lifestyle blogging has become a billion dollar industry, and the sooner you get your foot in the door, the quicker you’ll be able to start generating revenue with your blog.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a sleek, innovative, and mobile responsive blog that will give you the opportunity to earn a passive income online.

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1. CSS Cheat Sheet

2. Access to Bluehost’s Exclusive Offer for WordPress Bloggers – ONLY $2.95 per month (affiliate link)

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4. Download the Olsen Light WordPress Theme for Free

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Next, grab your FREE copy of “The Blog Starter Kit” and learn how to build, grow, and monetize your next blog. Inside I’ll show you how to turn any blog into a thriving business.

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  • Bre C
    Posted at 09:36h, 22 September

    You are honestly the best for posting this! I would pay money for a tutorial like this! I appreciate you going so slow and step-by-step. This was EXTREMELY helpful. Thank-you so much!

  • Olivia Szerszen
    Posted at 19:31h, 20 October

    I've searched for the Huge-IT Catalog in the plug-ins and it doesn't come up. Has it been renamed, or removed? If no longer available, can you recommend a different plug-in for the showcasing of goods? Thanks!! Appreciate the helpful videos 🙂

  • Tina Rempel
    Posted at 23:04h, 30 October

    Hey Ben!!
    I’m using your tutorial to Start my WordPress blog right now. Finding it super super helpful so far. However, I got stuck when I got to the installation of the child theme. I’m using Olsen light and the Olsen theme isn’t working when I press analyze. How do I get past it? Would love your help!

  • Alma Cole
    Posted at 04:25h, 25 November

    Awesome content!!! I am so happy I found you!!
    I was about to just start my blog site, with just what I thought I knew!! My blog site is looking great, thanks to you Ben. Thank you very much! Your content is amazing!

  • Sherry Goodman
    Posted at 22:15h, 02 December

    Hi Ben,

    One of the plugins mentioned in your tutorial is not longer available, Huge IT Catalog. Any alternate recommendations? Thank you

  • Alexa Smith
    Posted at 08:32h, 04 December

    Incredible Incredible Incredible

  • Lois Lim
    Posted at 07:33h, 06 December

    HELLO! can u please do a travel blog? 😉

  • kazi islam
    Posted at 20:58h, 14 December

    Thanks Ben

  • Natalitsa1994
    Posted at 15:21h, 12 January

    Hey Ben! I owe you a lot cause started to create the blog that I want otherwise I couldnt! I have made some pages (categories) but what to do for the posts to show up in the specific page that I want? I dont know how to do it… I posted and it just shows up on the home page with its page remaining blank… 😟

  • Antoine Babaev
    Posted at 10:57h, 16 January

    how can I change the profile user to my own name because I an Gravatar but on my word press I see howdy admin as profile name how can change this?????????!!!!!!

  • Dream Chaser
    Posted at 10:23h, 21 January

    OMG bro best video on youtube , totally speachless about your content , you are genius .

  • ja09nine
    Posted at 16:52h, 23 January

    Hey Ben! Amazing content!
    I've encountered a little hiccup! Hope you can help!
    Around 1:03 I don't have an "Advance settings page" option in my Yoast features. Then moving forward I also don't have the "Titles & Metas" link.
    Any idea why this is happening?

  • Dinso Joseph
    Posted at 02:03h, 24 January

    Very helpful. I was looking for such an awesome video on blogging. Thank u so much.

  • Manoj Shinguste Edit
    Posted at 17:06h, 24 January

    Your Smile and your help is really million $…. love from India

  • ZD Lifestyle
    Posted at 17:09h, 26 January

    Hi again Ben! I have just been learning from your videos today and am feeling so much more confident – thank you

  • Kaylee Davis
    Posted at 21:34h, 26 January

    Hi Ben! Thanks so much for this video (it was really helpful). I just added the Huge-IT shop to my blog. It also has a "search" feature that I really like. I was wondering if you know how to change the default color for the "search" button so that it matches the other colors (I'm not familiar with writing code). Thanks again!

  • Shelly Nyanfor
    Posted at 17:51h, 04 February

    Hi Ben, this is a great video. I refer to it whenever I need to change something on my blog. Could you please tell me how to change to Navigation bar color. Thanks

  • Arts Indesign
    Posted at 06:17h, 12 February

    Hi Ben, this video is so helpful in setting up my blog, huge thanks for your tutorials. I am adding plugins and I can’t find the WP Instagram widget by Scott Evans, could you suggest an alternate? Thanks

  • Athal Hackers
    Posted at 06:52h, 06 March

    Thank you so much… very helpful

  • bregma life
    Posted at 21:26h, 12 March

    I'm in non USA county I can't find my country in bluehost help pls !?

  • Munaza Akhter
    Posted at 05:15h, 13 March

    Hai Ben, i have just checked Olsen is not a free theme it costs 39$

  • Ibrahim Parvej
    Posted at 19:12h, 15 March


  • Courtney
    Posted at 14:08h, 28 March

    I want to cry at the fact that this is free. Really can't thank you enough. This is THE best video I've ever seen.

  • Rose Dhessi
    Posted at 05:24h, 31 March

    Hey Ben great video really helpful.
    Good work appreciated.
    Can u suggest how i can use idea to start a blog as i don't have any product to sell…

  • Rose Dhessi
    Posted at 20:39h, 02 April

    Hi Ben on my plugin Huge IT catalog is not showing where i am wrong ?

  • Rose Dhessi
    Posted at 21:53h, 02 April

    Hi Ben, when i was trying Akismet plugin rather than on Basic plan it is giving me Personal plan for free. But the problem in personal ask me not to sell any service or product and no promotion on business on blog

    So what to do now right now but may be later i will use blog to promote business plz answer really appreciate your help

  • Fahim Wasef
    Posted at 09:20h, 12 April

    after running child theme like that during 54: 36 mins, The theme "Olsen Light" generated unexpected PHP debug output…what to do?

  • The Komal Soni
    Posted at 12:33h, 13 April

    Amazing tutorial buddy.. very very helpful.. subed you everywhere😍

  • MsApples
    Posted at 07:26h, 24 April

    Thank you so much!! 2019 and I finally get it!!! Tomorrow Im going all the way to creating my blog page because of you! Again Thank you

  • James Hinton
    Posted at 13:27h, 12 May

    Congratulations Ben – one of the best and most useful tutorials I've ever had the pleasure of seeing! Thank you!

  • ZD Lifestyle
    Posted at 18:25h, 26 May

    I’m watching this now 🙏🏼👍🏻

  • ZD Lifestyle
    Posted at 20:08h, 26 May

    I’m sill watching – it gave me goosebumps when you said now you will be live – this will be huge for me to do as it’s been years that I’ve wanted to do it but I’m just not techy/ I will watch a few times

  • the iPlus
    Posted at 12:29h, 13 July

    This post should have over 5M views and subscribers. Thank you so much Ben I'm applying this now. Thank you in millions.

  • the iPlus
    Posted at 00:29h, 14 July

    Hi Ben I can't find Huge IT Catalog. Can you help please? Thank you