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If you want to create a free blog, these instructions are not for you. Please go to Blogger.com, but keep in mind that a free blog can get deleted at any time, so if you intend to blog for money follow the instructions below.
1. Get your Domain name
I highly recommend using Dynadot. It is free to create your registrar account and is extremely user-friendly.
Go to ==> Dynadot.com then click on Create an Account (in the account sign in box top right)
After that fill in all your basic information. Make sure you choose a username and password that you will remember!
Now register your domain name.
Choose a name that fits the subject of your blog i.e training dogs – dogtrainingmethods.com or keep fit – keepfitforever.com
If your blog is going to be about many subjects, use a generic name such as reviewsforall.com or simpletips.com
When you log into your Dynadot account you will have a section near the top of the page that says “Search for a Domain”.
Here type in the name you want your blog to be called.
Once you have chosen your domain name, simply click on the box next to the domain name to select it and then click on the Add to Cart button down below.
You do NOT need to add domain privacy.
After you click on the Add to Cart button it will show you your shopping cart. Simply click on the Checkout button.
You can pay with a credit card or with PayPal.
2. Sign up for Web Hosting
I highly recommend you go with HostGator, I have many websites and blogs hosted with them and have never had any problems.
First of all, click here then go to ‘View Web Hosting Plans’.
I recommend you go with the Baby option so you can have unlimited domains on your account. So even if you decide to have lots of different blogs you will still only have to pay $7.95 a month and by using coupon code ‘hostgatorbaby’ you will only pay 1p for the first month.
When you click on the Order Now button you will be asked to select a domain option.
Choose “I will use My Existing Domain and update My Nameservers only.”
After that simply click on Next, then it will give you a review of what you are about to order. You should have the domain name that you registered on Dynadot. Your package should be Baby. You can then choose a Billing Cycle depending on your finances.
Once you have all this completed click on Calculate Totals.
Once you have gone through the HostGator sign up process just wait to receive your Hostgator email.
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