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WordPress blogs and websites are synonymous.

You’ve got something to share with the world, but you’re not a web developer or don’t know how to start your blog. What’s the million dollar secret? WordPress.

Whether you’re blogging or building a website for your business, WordPress is our favorite way to go. Like a bucket of Legos, WordPress is the toolbox that allows you to create a blog or website, and here we’re going to show you exactly how to do it.

Starting a WordPress blog is easy!

Building a blog using WordPress is easy and can be set up in as little as fifteen minutes. That’s right. You’re fifteen minutes from publishing your first entry.

Watch the video below, or follow the simple steps listed below the video to get your WordPress blog started right now.

Step 1: Gather Resources
To do this you will need:

  1. Your Check Card or Credit Card
  2. A Domain Name
  3. An Email Address
  4. A Decent Password
  5. 15 – 20 Minutes

Step 2: Choose Your Domain Name & Get Hosting
Here’s where you get to pick the name of your blog’s URL and buy it. It’s great- you’re about to own a web address. That’s digital property.

We use BlueHost for our hosting and encourage you to sign up with them here.

Step 3: Install WordPress
The next step is to install WordPress. Log onto your control panel and scroll down until you see the WordPress 3.5 icon. Click on it and install. It’s going to ask you some questions about where you’d like it installed and whatnot- see the video for more information. This step is quick, easy and happens mostly on its own.

Step 4: Make Your First Post
Once you’ve installed WordPress you’ll want to log into your Dashboard. Once there, hover over the Pages icon on your left sidebar. Click ADD NEW, give it a title and write a quick blurb, then click UPDATE on the right side. Voila! You’ve just posted your first entry- in less than fifteen minutes!

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