How to Start a Blog in 2022 (and actually make money!)

This guide on how to start a blog from scratch in 2022 (and make money blogging) is great for beginners! You'll get step by step instructions on picking hosting, how to install Wordpress, and how to find plugins to help you with SEO optimization and social media.

Your hosting is where your files/photos/blog content/basically anything that's on your blog will be stored. There are a few amazing options out there that aren't expensive at all! There are plenty of inexpensive options in web hosting, but I really wanted to go with a host that would provide a great combination of price and quality. I have options for both new bloggers and seasoned bloggers in my full tutorial - swipe up for lots of details about how to get started with your host.

1. Set up your blog hosting and site domain name.

Don't think of Wordpress so much as your blog…think of it as the software that makes your site function as a blog. In this step, you'll be putting it on your site to essentially turn it into a blog. This process will differ based on your host. If you have a siteground website, I walk you through the easy process of installing wordpress in the blog post linked to this slide (just swipe up to see).

2. Install Wordpress to turn your website into a blog.

Once Wordpress is installed, go to (replacing yoursite with your domain name). This sometimes takes a few minutes to work after you complete step 2, so don't worry if it isn't available just yet.  If you click your blog name at the top of the page and click “Visit Site,” (or just type in, you'll see what your site currently looks like.. If you've registered through Siteground, there are a couple of default posts that will show up. (continue reading by swiping up)

3. Login and get Wordpress ready for your first blog posts.

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