Your Own Blog in 5 Simple Steps!
My name is Konrad Braun and today I am going to show how you can set up your own blog in less than 10 minutes.
The steps are very straight forward. If something does not work out for you however, don't panic. Take a deep breath and try again.
Let's get started!
Step #1: Click Here to sign up for a hosting account. Hosting is like renting space online to display your blog. If you plan on having just one website, the "personal" package will be plenty. If you want more sites later, you can always upgrade then. Simply follow the 3 step process until you are in the members area.
Step #2: Once in the members area, under the "Start Here First" tab in the left navigation bar, click on "Step 1. Domain Registration". Again, very straight forward, but there are step by step videos guiding you along for your convenience.
Step #3: Proceed with "Step 2. Changing Your DNS" in the left navigation bar. Then complete the setup phase with "Step 3. Web Host Manager".
Step #4: Once all the previous steps have been completed, go back to the GVO members area. Under the "Business Marketing Tools" tab on the left, click on "Blogger Builder" and follow the simple steps to setting up your own WordPress blog.
Step #5: That is it. If you followed each step closely - you should have a fully functioning blog right now. Next thing you might want to do is get a professional looking theme (I highly recommend it - but it is 100% optional). Here is the one I use!
NOTE: The reason I recommend GVO is because they have exceptional customer service (24/7) and also because they have a bit more of a personal touch than most big hosting companies have these days. Not only are they cheap and reliable, but the owners are bloggers themselves and always share their blogging success secrets with their members. This alone has tremendous value in my opinion.