How to Start a Blog in 3 Easy Steps

This guide will walk you through three simple steps on how to start a blog with a partner of mine, Mommy Host. This Ole Mom is hosted by Mommy Host and I highly recommend them if you’re thinking about starting your own blog!

Follow these three easy steps to get yourself a free domain name and blog set up at Mommy Host

  1. Choose a Hosting Plan
  2. Choose Your Domain Name
  3. Choose Billing Cycle

1. Choose a Hosting Plan

The hosting plan Mommy Host highly recommends is the Lily Plan, which is the most popular among their customer base. The Lily plan only $5 more per month but you get three times the number of visits per month and twice the storage space and bandwidth than the Iris Plan.

Once you’ve decided on the plan you want to order just click the “Order Now” button. This will take you to the first step of the checkout process.

Don’t forget to copy this coupon! Mommy Host is offering a special 30% lifetime discount on a 1 or 2 year billing cycle if you apply the coupon thisolemom30 during the last step of the checkout process.

Mommy Host Pricing

2. Choose Your Domain Name

Here’s the fun part! Choosing your domain name. Your domain name is the URL someone will type into their browser to access your blog. Once you click the “Order Now” button you’ll be taken to the first step of the checkout process.

You have three options to choose from:

  1. Register a new domain (FREE)
  2. Transfer your domain
  3. I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers

Most people choose option #1. By choosing option #1 Mommy Host will cover the cost of your domain name for the first year! If you have an existing domain name registered elsewhere and wish to use that domain with your Mommy Host account you’ll want to choose either option 2 or 3.

Choose Your Domain Name

Select Your Domain

3. Choose Billing Cycle

After choosing your domain name you’ll want to choose the billing cycle for your account. Remember, if you choose a 1 or 2 year billing cycle and use the coupon thisolemom30 you’ll receive a 30% lifetime discount on your total order!

Choose Billing Cycle
On the next step you’ll have the option to register your domain privately. This will hide your personal information from the public (keeps the spammers away!).

Private Domain Registration

Review and Checkout

Once you complete the checkout process and successfully submit your order Mommmy Host will provision your account. No technical skills are needed since Mommy Host will setup WordPress at no additional cost for you!

Get Started!