How To Start A Blog In 2021?

by Bishnu Mahali

Last Modified: June 16, 2021

By Bishnu Mahali

Last Modified: June 16, 2021

2020 was a year that we never wanted yet we had to go through it. Although we dealt with a lot of problems this year, we also learned and practiced “Work From Home”.

A lot of people lost their job, but the good thing is it is easier for us to make a living online nowadays.

As I’ve been a freelancer for a long time, I’ve helped a lot of those people start their own online businesses. 

Some of them started freelancing, some chose YouTube, but most of them chose to blog as their go-to option.

This is not surprising at all for me.

Because I started blogging for the same reasons.

It is easier to start, requires a very little investment, no need to show up your face in front of a camera, no audio issues, or anything.

Blogging is one of the best options to make money online for people like me and you.

And in this post, I’m gonna help you with “How To Start A Blog With GreenGeeks?

Why Use GreenGeeks To Start A Blog?

GreenGeeks Web Hosting

There are tons of web hosting companies out there right now and there are new ones emerging every now and then. So why would you choose GreenGeeks over the other ones?

Let me tell you.

GreenGeeks is one of the best web hosting platforms that you can use for creating your blog and scale it further as a big business whenever you want without any hassle.

Unlike any other hosting, it focuses on serving you while keeping the environment clean. GreenGeeks is the only hosting company with a 300% Green Energy match.

It also comes with an awesome WordPress installer that will help you to set up your WordPress website within 30 seconds. Really!

On top of that, you also get:

  • Free Domain Name
  • SSD Storage
  • Free Malware Removal
  • Free Migration
  • Free SSL
  • Free CDN
  • LiteSpeed Cache
  • HTTP/2
  • PHP 7+
  • MariaDB
  • Free Nightly Backup
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • 24x7 Awesome Support
  • and a lot more…

Thrilling right?

Well, now you know why I’m recommending GreenGeeks to you. Now let’s get you started with your blog.

How To Start A Blog With GreenGeeks?

It’s so easy to start a blog with GreenGeeks. Like I said above, it would only take about 30 seconds.

Although you can do it yourself easily with the on-screen instructions, I’m still gonna guide you through anyway.

Let’s get going.

STEP 1: Choosing Your Hosting Plan

GreenGeeks WordPress hosting has 3 plans for you. Starting at $2.45 to $8.95/mo.

Let's see what you get with each of their plans and then I’ll help you choose the one that is perfect for you.

GreenGeeks Web Hosting Plans

Lite

Perfect for beginners.


$

2.49

/mo

$10.95/mo.

  • One Website
  • 50GB Web Space
  • Unmetered Data Transfer
  • 50 E-mail Accounts
  • Standard Performance
  • LSCache Caching
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Name for 1st Year
  • Free Nightly Backup
  • Free CDN
  • WordPress Installer/Updates
  • Unlimited Databases
  • 300% Green Energy Match
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Premium

Best in class for businesses.


$

8.95

/mo

$25.95/mo.

  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Web Space
  • Unmetered Data Transfer
  • Unlimited E-mail Accounts
  • Fastest Performance
  • LSCache + Memcached
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • Free Premium SSL
  • Free Domain Name for 1st Year
  • Free Nightly Backup
  • Free CDN
  • WordPress Installer/Updates
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Free Dedicated IP
  • 300% Green Energy Match
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

So which plan is best for you?

In my opinion, everyone should start with the Pro plan however, Lite is not bad as well.

Let’s be honest, most of us are likely to create more than 1 website. And the extras that you get with the Pro plan just make it even more valuable.

But in case the Pro plan is way over your budget then feel free to go for the Lite plan. It’s awesome for complete beginners who are not so sure yet about building a business with their blog.

And in case you want to create a blog that is likely to get a lot of traffic and you’re sure that it would be an amazing online business for you, then definitely go with the Premium plan.

STEP 2: Choose Your Domain Name

For those who don’t know what a domain name is: “It’s basically the main URL or the name of a website.”

For example, my domain is BloggerSelf.com. Similarly, Google.com is a domain name owned by Google.

It’s time to book your own!

A domain name can not be repeated, it is a unique thing. And that makes it a little bit difficult to get one with the exact word that comes to your mind.

Especially if you are looking for a domain name that ends with .com TLD (Top-Level Domain).

Still, I would highly recommend you to first try to get a .com domain and if it doesn’t work, don’t worry because now we have tons of domain extensions to choose from.

For example, the domain for Tim Ferriss’s blog is tim.blog

Wanna choose your domain name very carefully with all the pros and cons taken into account? If yes, then you should listen to this episode of my podcast.

Type all the variations of domain names that you are thinking of and once you find one that is available to buy, hurry and proceed to book it for yourself as soon as possible.

Step 2 - Choose Your Domain

Now let’s move on to the next step.

STEP 3: Fill Out The Details & Complete Your Purchase

Step 3 - Fill Out Details And Complete Purchase

There is nothing to be told here. You already know your personal details that you need to fill in the form to complete the purchase.

By the way, GreenGeeks supports multiple cards and payment methods so it shouldn’t be an issue.

In case you ran into any issues with the payment, use the live chat option to talk to the sales team and they’ll help you to get the payment done.

I’m already feeling like congratulating you right now.

STEP 4: Set Up Your WordPress Website

Once the purchase is complete, log in to your GreenGeeks account and select the option “Start A New Website

Step 4 - Choose To Start A Website

Then choose, “WordPress”.

Step 5 - Choose WordPress From The Options

Now follow the on-screen instructions and fill out if any details are required.

Step 7 - Pick Your WordPress Theme

Next, select your theme and that’s it.

Step 8 - Login To Your Blog And Start Blogging

Congratulations! Welcome to the blogging world.

Now you’re ready to rock on.

Conclusion

In this era, starting a blog or website shouldn’t be a difficult task. And GreenGeeks makes sure that it isn’t. Starting your own blog with GreenGeeks is just like creating an email account or Facebook.

Anyone can do it and it will only take about a minute max.

On top of that, GreenGeeks is one of the best web hosting providers with a 300% Green Energy match, 24x7 amazing support, FREE Domain, FREE SSL, and a lot more.

Start your blog today with the best hosting possible while taking care of the mother earth.

Good luck!

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About the author

Bishnu Mahali

Hi, I'm Bishnu Mahali from Siliguri, India. Apart from Blogging, I am a Digital Marketer and Creator. I also produce YouTube videos and 2 podcasts as well. Do follow me on Instagram @itsBishnuMahali to learn more about me and the Business Stuff.


  • Hey Bishnu,

    GreenGeeks is one of the best web hosting that comes with advanced features at an affordable price. Well thanks for written this amazing review to tell it’s amazing features to more people.

    Thanks
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