3 Steps to start an online ecommerce shop easily and quickly

Creating yourOwn OnLine store (1)

When people say the word “ecommerce” everybody thinks it’s quite complex thing to get started with or involves a lot of hard work. People think online shopping carts and all sorts of things, but today with modern technology it’s completely the opposite.

You could actually create your brand new online shop working in just 10 minutes (Yep Just 10 minutes!)  and start selling.

How to start an online shop and start selling

If you know what you want to sell – that’s all right, but if you are undecided then there are two kinds of stores you can make to start your business – A drop shipping store or an Online store where you have your own products being shipped from your warehouse. A drop shipping store is pretty straightforward and can be easily made in 10 minutes and involves the least amount of work.

A store where you have your own products and ship them is a bit more involved and can take a bit longer like half an hour to build your store. First I will explain the difference between a “drop shipping store business” and a let’s call it “general store” shop.

A Drop Shipping Store Business in 2017

This is where you decide you want to open a shop/store online but don’t want to be bothered about inventory, sourcing and storing products and then physically packaging or shipping them to your buyers. What you really want to do with this method is just open an online shop and list & sell products and once a product is sold then- you just buy that product that you sold in your shop from another seller in china (alibaba/aliexpress) and put in your buyer address and it gets shipped directly to them from china. You obviously would have listed that product at a much higher price to make a commission on the sale.

You need three things to get a drop shipping business started:

1. A shopify store account – ( free trial available now)

2. A Aliexpress accountsign up here free

3. Oberlo – App to make listing products from aliexpress to your store easy (free 30 day trial)

 

Why shopify

If you have used wordpress or (operated a blog/website like me) you know it’s one of the easiest website building software in the world and you can easily make professional looking websites just by pointing and clicking a few buttons ( my tutorial here) . Well Shopify is the wordpress for building online stores. Shopify is one of the easiest and best service provider to build an “online shop” quickly and easily and they are quite affordable too. Make sure of the free 14 day trial link I have given above and you can check prices on their website from there.

Once you register for their free trial, you will get access to your online shop and you can see that structure of the design makes it easy to do everything to get your store online. You will get familiarized with all the sections as you use the store more and more. To just a list a couple of products and get your store online doing drop shipping should not take you more than 10 minutes.

Aliexpress account

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Aliexpress is an online marketplace from china which list products for sale in hundreds of niches from fashion clothing, gadgets, electronics, kid’s toys, stationery and much more. There are thousands of sellers from china selling their products on Ali express and they deliver from china to your doorstep. If you are doing drop shipping- then you will provide your customers name/address while purchasing (once you get a sale on your own shopify shop).

It is free to register with Ali express – register here.

Oberlo app

Oberlo is a paid app that makes it easy for you to add products from your aliexpress account to your online shopify shop. This app makes it easy to add products quickly and easily from aliexpress to your store. Once the app is installed in your store , all you need to do is search for a product (clothing or gadget what’ve) in the app in your store and it will show you the product, details and pics of gthe listing. Now just click import product and it will import the whole product title, description and pictures.

oberlo shopify app screenshot

You can choose which pics to keep for your post  and then just hit publish and the product is ready on your store to sell and it also shows inventory of how many are still left from the ali express seller account.

If you want – You could do all this manually with your Ali express account, browse Ali express for a product you want to sell, copy and paste product title, details, description and pics etc. and then list it on your store – but the oberlo makes this damn easy and quick. When you have to add many products to your store and you want to save time doing that, this app becomes a blessing.

Trust me with drop shipping it is best to add as many products to your store to get sales. 10 to 20 products on your shop is a good number to start with.

Check out the free Oberlo 30 day trial and pricing over here

Both a drop shipping store and a general niche store when made with shopify, will have shopping carts and all features of an online store as they come pre- installed so you don’t have to worry about all that.

A General Store

For explaining purposes here, I will say A general store is where you will buy products or make products and then store it in your house/ garage or warehouse and then when you get a sale from your shopify shop, then you will manually package and ship the product to your customer country based on how many they ordered and where they want it to be shipped. You will need to keep constantly keep track of your inventory and order more as you need it.

What’s different from drop shipping is that you don’t need to do packaging , not storage space needed , take professional pics for products , no spending time figuring out where it needs to be sent and shipping costs etc. with drop shipping. Most aliexpress sellers offer free shipping for their products to many countries.

Design or Look of your Store

parallax theme from shopify

Parallax them by shopify

The design or look of your store is very important and they are some amazing free designs for your online store, just browse the free themes/templates from your store and apply it to see how your store looks. Be warned though changing templates sometimes involves a little more readjusting of logos etc. with every change – your content will always remain in store as it is but will change how it displays with every time you decide to change the look/template in your shop. So choose a good one right at the start and stick to it.

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Multipurpose theme by themeforest

They are some awesome paid templates that shopify sells and there are many third party providers also that make good designs for shopify stores. Just browse shopify or then the internet and you will find them.

Design sources for your store

1. Free shopify themes

2. Themeforest themes

3. Wpzoom themes

 

 

 

 

 

Payment Gateways for your Store

Collecting money for your sales is important and shopify has made this seamless, you get your shopify payment processing gateway when you sign up with shopify and so you can accept payments from all over the world. You’re automatically set up to accept all major cards as soon as you create your Shopify store. Shopify tells you if the payment method used or credit card is suspicious or dodgy and sometimes block payments.

accept payments directly with Shopify

If you’re not using Shopify Payments and you want to accept credit cards, you can choose from over 70 ecommerce payment gateways for your Shopify store. Check the list here. Businesses in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia can accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express debit and credit cards.

You also have the option of adding other payment gateways if you have a particular preference. https://www.2checkout.com/ is another option that some shops use as their payment gateway for processing payments.

How to make sales from your online store

This is where you will know if you can make it or break it. You are the measure of your own success. As with any business it takes time and hard work to make a business successful and that is the truth. If anyone tells you otherwise there are full of sh*t.

When you manage to make sales on your store then you can just keep doing the same thing and scaling and make more sales. Test more, try more new things and make more sales, find out what’s working for others doing the same thing, test try and sell more.

Setting up shop is the easiest thing to start your online shop, the rest of the bits are the hard ones. Like getting sales is hard and this I where you need the hard yakka. Saying that, I know some of my mates who have just started a shop, got the right ads and products on their shop and are doing $100k sales a month within 6 months of starting their store.

So how do you make sales with your store – This is something that you will need to test and see what works with your product. Facebook ads promotion is a must for everyone to try, but people are finding success with INSTAGRAM product promotion via shout outs from people with large following, promotion via Google and Bing ppc ads and some have managed to get sales via pinterest as well. So test out everything, but Facebook ads is a good platform to get sales for your shop, as you can find the right audience for your specific products with Facebook audience insights.

Apparently Facebook video ads also work very well and cost less to advertise right now.

Top Advertising platform for your online store:

1. Facebook ads

2. Instagram shootouts and ads

3. Google PPC advertising

4. Bing PPC advertising

5. Pinterest Advertising

6. Reddit advertising

7. Also Twitter, linked in and other social media platforms can be tested

I would recommend that as soon as you shop is published and online, you set up a business page from your Facebook account with your store URL and start publishing relevant content and your products to your Facebook business page.

Do create an Instagram account for your business and start posting relevant pics and content to your instagram account as well. I would suggest you keep your entire business accounts active by regularly posting stuff or get a tool to automate posting stuff by scheduling post s to your Facebook page/ instagram account etc.

As Facebook and shopify work together – With a Facebook page and store you can integrate your store to your Facebook business page, so that when you add products to your store – it automatically publishes in your Facebook business page as well.

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Need i say more? Good luck!

Top 10 WordPress bloggers

WordPress has a well-built universal society that is regularly rising and surfacing. Whether it is about WordPress designing or coding, we trust that if we would like to develop stronger to get successful.

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Everyone needs the support from the society to maintain learning and budding with successful people. There are people who joined the groups for learning and got success after some time. It would be a big fault of management if bloggers miss the chance to grow the with community.

When talking with experts, it becomes clear that most of the bloggers follow others to get success. As a matter of fact, it is a common practice in the online world. Most of the online websites and blogs are linked with each other. No doubt, it seems a search engine optimization technique but it is required for quick success after emerging in online world. Let’s see top ten wordpress blogger who can provide good guidance towards success.

1. WPBEGINNER:

It is a famous blog that offers web contents to people in WordPress world. Those who are interested to learn how to produce and use blog contents are suggested to check this famous wordpress blog right now.

2. WPMU Dev:

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This is an amazing blog providing themes and plugins. It produced WP themes and plugins for the users. This is a regular WP blog where people can learn about latest techniques.

3. WP Explorer:

As a matter of fact, it uses wordpress to provide WP news, themes, plugins, coupon notifications and tutorials. It is a great blog for the beginners looking for perfect utilization of basic tools for the success of their newly developed blogs.

4. WP Tavern:

It is one of the most famous WP blogs. It offers WP news in order to update the users. Find what’s happening in the WP sector and learn about modern tools and updates.

5. ThemeShaper:

The ThemeShaper is an emerging WP blog.

It focuses on the WP development topics. It is the best blog for the beginners as well as experienced bloggers to find Mammoth Guide. Consider it first when thinking about the success of your wordpress blog.

6. Code Tuts+:

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This WP blog is famous because of its tutorials. It offers in-depth learning guides about the WP development. Keep visiting Code Tuts+ to get the authoritative knowledge to develop your WordPress blog.

7. Smashing Magazine:

It is an outstanding WP blog focusing on all virtual aspects. It provides knowledge and updates about email design, graphic design, JavaScript, typography and mobile design.

8. ManageWP:

It is a great source of WP Dashboard Management. It presents regular posts about this topic. Beginners should follow this WP blog in order to develop the best dashboard.

9. WP Lift:

It offers succinct, certified and in-depth posts about WP notifications, roundups, and development and utilization tips. Subscribe now for more learning about WP blog management.

10. WP Mayor:

It is a distinguishing blog based on WordPress. It assists the subscribers in WP management from a developer’s point. Information provided by the WP Lift is 100 % accurate and reliable.

The hosting coupon link  for 2016 that you cant do without from bluehost

The hosting coupon link for 2016 that you cant do without from bluehost

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I have provided the discount link below but do read my hosting renewal story if you have some time (just one of my rants).

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My bluehost hosting just came up for renewal today , and I was shocked to see that my hosting actually would cost me $10.99 a month on renewal, if I renewed it for 24 months($263.76).

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I was more shocked because I normally give discount offers for blue host hosting to my site visitors like you for just $3.49 $2.95 a month right now (grab the promo 2016 discount deal here).

So I decided to explore further on the difference of prices. I’m not complaining about the service because I love blue host and have been using them for 6+ years now with excellent customer service and would like to continue using them, so I decided to give them a call. Turns out the customer service was closed for the weekend being a Saturday, so I logged into their live chat help and asked about the price difference. The sales rep told me that the special prices that was there currently being offered by me was only for new users to blue host, and all users have to pay the basic normal rate after the first year special discount offer.

I found out this to be normal practice among most big hosting companies and was not too fussed about it, but asked him if he could do a reasonable deal for me. He said he would enquire and come back to me (pic here), He came back in a minute and told me that he could do a deal of the basic current rate $7.95 month due to being a loyal customer but could not give the current discounted special offer of $3.95.

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I settled for this offer which was good enough to me where I would normally get charged $10.99 a month instead.

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He adjusted the rate on the renewal and I got to save at least $70 approx on my hosting deal. This once again proved that my hosting service was actually looking after their customers and I renewed for another 24 months. To cut a long story short, I do recommend bluehost and if you are looking for blog or website-hosting – here is their special current offers that I have listed below.

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Good luck and happy blogging!

 

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Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Yes a blog can be made in just under $10. It sounds Unbelievable but it  can be done  and also looke beautiful and professional.

And guess what you can even have your own domain name included for  this low price  just like any professional looking  domain website like eg. www.joebloggs.com .

When you sign up with any of the free blog providers  out there to start a  blog for free, you will be forced to adopt a longer  url instead  like below

eg:

http://oldloves.tumblr.com/

http://bitchphd.blogspot.com.au/

( Which will have their brand included in the url  –  Like oldloves.tumblr.com url after the blog name you choose – this is an instant giveaway of a free service blog)

create a free or cheap blog

So if you  are getting the option of setting up a  blog  with a proper domain name like www.myblog.com  instead and that too for just in ten dollars, then why settle for a  blogger service  with a longer url that is hard to remember and also does not look as professional.

Blogging now increasingly has been taken up by people not only as a hobby or self-expression medium, but also as a means to earn money online.  And if you plan to take  your blogging serious at some part of time,its best  to go with a  nice looking short url  right from the start.

There are successful bloggers earning a full time income and some  by just blogging. If you can attract eyeballs to your blog (traffic) and can gain a huge following .. then earning money from your blog becomes easier. You can easily  make a blog  that looks good and also deos the job of a website as good as any pro blogger website  at a minimum cost using free services.

The larger the traffic you get  to your blog …the higher the revenue earning potential your blog will have. Below I will show you how  to make a blog for yourself on the cheap.

Making a nice looking blog in just $10 or under

Coming back to the point, YES! a Blog can be built in under $10 dollars.

In fact you can have a blog for free as well from blogspot or tumblr or other blogging platforms , but then you dont automatically get a custom unique domain name for your blog.  To get that free blog  with a longer url  you just need to sign up with them and start blogging. The only problem is you will also have limitations to what you can do with your blog when you want to monetise it in the future.

Today the method I am going to show you is still half and half , so you are using a  free blog service, but  tehn you are paying  to get a proper domain name , so that your blog url  looks professional.

If you really want to dress it up  like a pro thne you might need to spend a little bit mroe than $10 to get a professional looking custom theme for Eg. here this one, but there are free themes  also that look quite good for eg , this one.

If you get a free blog from google blogger(blogspot), you are also at risk of Google deleting or banning your blog – if you go against any one of their policies and trust me they have many restrictive policies and you possibly wouldn’t even know every one of them. I myself had a blog deleted  a long time ago  for no fault of mine and learned the hard way to always have full control of your blog and so decided to get a self hosted blog.

However  the method I am going to show you  today makes use of a free blogging service and a cheaply purchased domain name to get your blog made in under $10.

They are many other free blog services other than google blogger like tumblr , Weebly ,Typepad etc but they all have their own set of restrictions. But if you want to save even on  a $10  spend  to build a blog, then this free blogging service  is the way to go and you will have to make do with a longer url and limitations and restrictions on what you can do with your blog.

free blogger services like blogspot and tumblr and trial free like wix and weeblyIf you truly are determined and dedicated to get your blog started and established you can use our this provided method which uses a mix of a paid ( for domain) as well as a free service to get your first blog online and all under $10 . This method uses a cheap discounted domain from godaddy.com and free blogger blogging service to start off your blog.

So while you get your own personalised blog domain name like for eg. www.katperry.com<http://www.katperry.com> or whateva name you choose for a couple of Dollars , you are using the free google blogger service for space to host your Content (writing and articles ) and the free blogger service does the hard backend work of keeping your blog running and alive on the internet.(normally if you didn’t have the free blogger service hosting your blog – you would need to get  a decent hosting account  to host your self hosted blog. A  Self hosted blog gives you 100% control of your blog and much more freedom for the design and look of your blog)

How to get your $10 blog

While I do recommend getting a self hosted blog if you can afford it ($3.95 a month), If you are on a low budget then this is the way to go.

With this method  you only pay (0.99 Cents to $12) depending on current deal available for domains and get hosting for free from the free blogging provider), so if yo manage to get  a domain name for say 0.99 cents then  you have just got yourself a blog with a short url for  just 0.99 cents ( i.e  $9 dollars less  than what I promised)

For you to get you $10  blog all set up, you will need two things

1st – A Cheap domain costing a few dollars from godaddy domains(currently 0.99cents)

2nd – You will need to sign up with free Google blogging service called blogspot/blogger for your free blog(hosting).

How to get a domain name for $1.99 or a cheap price(0.99cents).

Go to godaddy.com and you will see a search button on the top of the page, type in a domain name or blog name in here and click search to see if  a blog name you prefer is available.

Godaddy.com quite often run these cheap domain deals, if your lucky you might grab a domain name sometimes for as low as 0.99 cents. Check here for any current go daddy domain deal . I prefer godaddy.com as they are one of the largest domain providers on the internet  and have good service record while also being competitive in pricing compared to others. You can use my coupon code or discount referral link if you like.

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When you find a appropriate name proceed to buy and register it. Soon as you have registered your domain, you will get more details about your registration sent in the email.  Now you will need to point your this purchased domain name to your free blogger blog which you have already set up by registering with google free blogger service here. if you haven’t already set up – Link to register and set up is below

Registering with blogger or tumblr or free blog service

The next step is to get your free blogger blog if you haven’t already,

go to blogger.com and register yourself for a free blog by following the easy to follow instructions and you will have set up a free blogger blog in a few minutes. You will need to note down and keep your registration and login details and the blogspot domain name. You will need this to set up the blog with your purchased short domain name which you got from godaddy.

[ Now i have suggested  above that you get a domain name from godaddy because   because if you use the default blogger domain  which you get when you sign up for the free blogger service  you domain would be something like  “http://www.janesblog.blogspot.com” but if you get  a domain from godaddy  your domain url could be  more shorter and professional looking like “www.janesblog.com” and easier for your  viewers to recollect your blog name and also type it  in their browsers. A custom domain like this also gives a more professional impression that you take your blog/website  or blogging seriously.

By getting and signing up for the free blogger blog service you are essentially saving on a blog hosting service (check out my blog hosting comparison post here) that can cost anywhere between $100 to 250 a year.

The difference between this cheap method and a professional blogger who would buy a domain and get a hosting service (totally approx $260) to set up a blog is the price factor, with this cheap method you still get a custom domain name for your blog but you set up your blog at a much cheaper price with free google blogger hosting.

You will still have google watching over your shoulder with this free blogger service you are using ,but as long as you don’t do anything silly to upset google your blog will be fine and not deleted or banned.

The benefits of  this $10 cheapie blog setup

In short you spend under $10 for the whole blog – you dont even need to bother about ongoing maintenance as google free blogger service takes care of that and you can still earn money from your blog.

With this method, you own your www. blogname of your blog that your bought and you can transfer your free blog to a paid hosting service anytime you like to get it updated to a paid professional custom wordpress blog. There are no restrictions or monitoring by google when you move it away from blogger to custom hosted paid wordpress blog.

What is a custom hosted paid wordpress blog ?

Its  a self-hosted WordPress blog that most professional bloggers use. To set this up You buy hosting for a year from a hosting company  and  you can set up your blog  through word press which is one of the worlds most popular and easy blogging software. Most hosting companies nowdays make the process of starting this blog and moving your blog to them easy by offering the transfer service free or offering support to set up your blog.

Most professional bloggers use a paid wordpress hosting service and paid wordpress theme to get their blog to the next level . Heaps of customizations and designs paid and free are available for wordpress blogging software.

Most professional bloggers upgrade to a wordpress self hosted blog ( costing anywhere from $80 to 200 a year) once they can afford it. Self-hosted blog means you have you own hosting provider and have you blog residing with that hosting service. Your domain name don’t need to be with the same provider, but can be also bought with the same provider. I prefer to buy my domains from godaddy and buy my hosting separately for my blogs as I have multiple domains and blogs and moving or transferring them becomes easier if you change hosting companies when you have your domains with godaddy.

Let me know if you need any help setting up a  cheapie blog  by either leaving a  comment here are getting in touch  via my contact page .

Enjoy our Intro video to the ultimate blog creation –> 10 Step guide below

Cheers /jeff

The Top 10 WordPress bloggers that has made a mark online

WordPress have been used worldwide for creation of websites and blogs. It has attracted many business tycoon and famous personalities who uses WordPress for promoting their business and services. With internet becoming more advanced, social blogs have gained more popularity out of which some of the popular WordPress bloggers are listed below:

top bloggers 2016

Michael Arrington

J. Michael Arrington was born on 13th March 1970 in California. TechCrunch, a blog covering start-ups and technology news was founded by him in the year 2005. A daily income of around $14,816 is earned from this blog and its value is estimated to be $10.82 million. Michael graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a major in economics. He attended Stanford Law School in 1995 and practiced corporate and securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His clients included Netscape, Apple and many startups, venture funds, and investment banks. He later left the practice of law to join Real Names, which failed after raising $100M. He was co-founder of Achex, an internet payment company, which was sold to First Data Corp for US$32 million. He has also co-authored a book on initial public offerings.

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Matt Marshall

There was a time when news pertaining to entrepreneurial and technology innovations were either uncovered entirely or reached public only after a time period. That time a new blog named VentureBeat was launched in 2006 by Matt Marshall.

His blog is updated with all business and technological innovation information with a greater velocity and in-depth details. His blog generates a daily income of $1,251 and its value is $913,721. Before finding VentureBeat, he used to cover venture capital for San Jose Mercury News from 2001 to 2006. He was awarded "Journalist of the Year" by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2002. He used to work for Wall Street Journal in Germany from 1995 to 1998 and was a writer for Washington Post in 1994.

Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman is the founder of a very popular blog Smashing Magazine. He is the writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He also runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and solves complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. According to the blog, its every article goes through a thorough editorial review, including multiple passes for editing and refinement, before being published. Its articles focuses on the latest trends and best practices in web development. In 2010, Smashing Magazine was the recipient of a Shorty Awards for its notable contribution to the field of design. It was also the winner of the .net Awards in 2008 under the category "Best Blog". Daily income generated from his blog is $6,382 and its value is $4.66 million.

Harsh Agarwal

Harsh is the founder of the blog called shoutmeloud. He completed his engineering from Sharda University. He then started to work for Convergys, a call centre in Gurgoan, India. It was while working in this company that he started his first blog in blogspot and then after few months switched over to self-hosted WordPress blog. He writes about SEO, social media, starting and managing a blog, and making money online.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder along with his wife Carla Sinclair founded the blog bOING bOING. He is a blogger, illustrator and journalist. His wife is an American writer and journalist. Mark is the co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook. He is the author and illustrator of Mad Professor (2002), World’s Worst (2005) and The Computer: An Illustrated History (2005). He is also the author of Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet—Better, Faster, Easier (2007), and Made by Hand (2010). Carla edited the book Net Chick, and was author of the cyber culture thriller Signal to Noise. She was editor-in-chief at Craft magazine for O’Reilly Media.

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal is an I.I.T graduate and has worked at ADP Inc. for clients like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. He introduced the blog titled labnol and became India’s first Professional Blogger. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for five years in a row (2007-2011). He has developed several popular web apps and Google Add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail. He is the author of The Most Useful Websites, an ebook. Amit authors the hugely popular and award-winning Digital Inspiration blog where he writes how-to guides around consumer software and mobile apps.

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin was born on 20th October 1970 in Philadelphia. She is an American conservative blogger, political commentator and author. She launched her political blog MichelleMalkin in June 2004. A 2007 memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee described Malkin as one of the five "best-read national conservative bloggers". In 2011, the people search company PeekYou claimed that Malkin had the largest digital footprint of any political blogger.

Oliver Dale

Oliver Dale launched the blog WP Lift in 2010. He is the WordPress developer and is well known within the WordPress niche for launching WordPress related products such as the theme store ThemeFurnace and the advertising plugin WP AdCenter. His blog is updated daily with guides, useful tools, plugin reviews, theme reviews, and news roundups. Oliver is also the founder of Kooc Media.

Pete Cashmore

Pete was born on 18th September 1985 in Scotland. He is the founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. Cashmore was recognized in Inc.’s "30 Under 30", Forbes’ "Top 25 Web Celebs" and The Huffington Post’s "Top 10 Game Changers 2009". He writes a weekly column on technology and social media at CNN. He was one among those who were listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. He was also crowned as the most influential Briton by INQ and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009.

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Make a wordpress blog with bluehost in minutes with our quick website install guide

This is a quick Guide to get your started building a wordpress website in minutes with bluehost hosting. Why bluehost hosting – because they got 1 click install and are reliable!

Get a domain Name

AS many would tell you, you need a domain as a start, but you don’t need that with bluehost hosting as you get a free domain name when you buy hosting, so all you need is to set up your blog and get started. Bluehost is one of the top hosting companies around that does a  good job with webhosting.

Buy Web hosting for your blog

There are many reasons for why you may want to choose Bluehost for your WordPress blog and I honestly believe they are one of the best web hosting providers. These reasons include:

  • It’s easy to use bluehost. Yes, anyone can create a WordPress blog easily with this quick tutorial I have given below. Bluehost makes it super easy to create a WordPress blog.
  • This hosting service gets you self-hosted. If you want to make money from your blog, then you will want to have full control over your website and be self-hosted.
  • Bluehost web hosting offers technical support and 24/7 live chat
  • You get a FREE blog domain.
  • WordPress through Bluehost is FREE to install.
  • Bluehost is extremely affordable and they offer cheap web hosting. If you are lucky when they have their specials their cheap blog hosting offers are just $2.95 per month when they are on.

So you can start below  with our guide

bluehost.com 2.95 deal for hosting

[this $2.95  deal will expire on 15 sept]

 

Their best hosting plans  for 2016 reviewed

1.Choose a Hosting plan

hosting plans for 2016

 

2.Click select /Next step  Choose domain name

choose your domain name

 

3. Next step / Enter your Name address details  Etc

 

bluehost form

 

Then choose your hosting plan

choose your hosting plan and period

 

Then enter payment details,bluehost accepts only credit cards.

green submit button

Tick mark i agree to terms and conditions and then click green submit button

Done !

 

The rest is also as easy as this  because once you click submit, You will go to another page and they will ask you to provide a password , do remember this password for login later

 

Install WordPress

This is the next step. If you want to start a WordPress blog on Bluehost then continue reading.

This part isn’t hard at all. Bluehost makes it very easy to create a WordPress blog and it is FREE.

  • When you are in your cPanel (you will receive a link to this in your welcome email from Bluehost), find and click on the image that says “One Click Install.”.
  • Next, click on the WordPress icon on the next page located under “Blogs.”
  • Click the “Start” button. This will begin the installation.
  • Once in the installation process, you will have to decide which domain you will want to install WordPress on. Click the dropdown menu to the domain you plan on using. If you just started a new account there will only be one
  • Now, you will see “Advanced Options.” This is where you choose your username and password for your WordPress website. ( i recommend that you Don’t use the default “Admin” as your username to beef up security further from hackers You will want to check “Automatically create a new database for this installation”
  • Click “Install Now.”
  • Remember to save your username and password.

Congrats!! You now have a WordPress blog. Now you can slowly start on the design and content  and you will be on your way to sucess. Good luck!