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How To Start Your WordPress Blog For Business Or Startup

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I will show you how to Install a WordPress blog with Bluehost. I’ll show you how to install free, paid themes and landing page with maintenance mode.

Full Tutorial for Beginners.

 

We can’t imagine any new business without internet, especially nowadays. I think every new business should start from a deep research and online website. If you have a great business idea and don’t know how to “sell” it.. – I recommend to build a website and share it with the world! See what happens! You don’t need to spend a lot of money to start a business. You just need a few bucks to get started and get your first customer. When you have a website you can quickly test which idea works and which doesn’t. I recommend starting with a self-hosted Bluehost plan and using WordPress.org. In this blog post I’ll show you a step-by-step guide how to start your business, install WordPress and introduce your business idea to the world.
After landing on my website, reading my awesome business ideas and browsing on my blog, you should notice Bluehost banners and links.

 

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Those banners and links are my affiliate links. And there is no additional cost for you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please click on those links and we’ll go further. Thanks for your support! And don’t be greedy. I know, I was thinking the same… And it’s wrong. You have to give first to receive x10 more. As now I am sharing how to prepare your WordPress Blog for Business or Startup with you for free. Is it fair? I think it is. Later you could do the same, help your subscribers if you’ll decide jump on affiliate type business idea.

 

Okey, let’s begin, A Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Click on Bluehost link HERE.freedomain
    After that you should be redirected to this Bluehost website:

 

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2. Press AGREE AND PROCEED.

3. Press GET STARTED NOW.

 

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4. Here you will have your FREE domain name from Bluehost hosting. Enter your Business or Startup name and see if it is still available. If Yes go NEXT.

Second choice is to enter your existing domain name. Click NEXT.

 

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5. Fill in your details, choose packing information and billing details. Confirm that you have read and agree to the terms. Press SUBMIT.

 

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6. After submit you will be redirected to additional products and services. You could upgrade your account any time later. Just scroll down and press COMPLETE.

 

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7. Save your domain details safely!

Press CREATE YOUR PASSWORD.

 

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8. Make sure you pass all password requirements.

 

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9. On the next page you should see promotional services. Just ignore and press NO THANKS, I’M NOT INTERESTING.

 

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10. Once again, you will be advised for Bluehos thelp. Just click X. I am helping you right now 🙂

 

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11. Scroll down and find WEBSITE tab. Press INSTALL WORDPRESS.

 

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12. Press INSTALL.

 

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13. Select which domain you would like to install. Press CHECK DOMAIN.

 

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14. Mark “I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2” and press INSTALL NOW.

 

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15. Your WordPress site install In progress. Click X and wait…

 

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16. …wait until your install is complete. Press VIEW CREDENTIALS.

 

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17. Here is your domain name and website ready. You have your login link to your website dashboard. User name and strong password for your administrator login to your website. Keep it safe!

 

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18. Log into your WordPress site. Enter your USERNAME and PASSWORD. Press LOG IN.

 

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Your Website is LIVE. Next step: I’ll show you how to install my favorite free business theme, any paid premium theme and simple landing page with maintenance mode (you will be able to collect leads while you are building your main website)

 

FREE THEME

1. On you WordPress dashboard go and press APPEARANCE > THEMES.

 

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2. Type ZERIF LITE on search bar. Press INSTALL and install this theme.

 

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This is my favorite FREE WordPress theme for business.

 

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3. After successful theme installation press ACTIVATE. Follow theme author’s instructions how to build content, pages, menus and other data of your website.

 

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PAID PREMIUM THEME

 

NOTE: Before continuation, you should buy premium theme from Themeforest, Elegant Themes or Template Monster websites. After the purchase, download all website theme files to your computer.
1. On your WordPress dashboard go and press APPEARANCE > THEMES. Press UPLOAD THEME.

 

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2. Press BROWSE… Search in your computer for new premium theme files. Make sure you have unzipped downloaded files and checked theme name.zip file only. Don’t try to upload all theme files you just bought. Press INSTALL NOW. After successful theme installation press ACTIVATE. Follow theme author’s instructions for how to build content, pages, menus and other data of your website.

 

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LANDING PAGE WITH MAINTENANCE MODE

 

I love building websites with maintenance mode and collecting leads at the same time. It’s also one of the best marketing tactics marketers are doing to warm up people. If you don’t know how your business or startup are going to work, you can always build a landing pages with email input, hit your market, ask referrals, advertise on your landing page, talk to your potential customers about your idea and see how your inbox is filling up with email subscribers.

 

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On your WordPress dashboard go and press PLUGINS > ADD NEW. Press UPLOAD PLUGIN. Type COMING SOON CC on search bar. Press INSTALL NOW. After successful plugin installation press ACTIVATE. Follow plugin authors instructions how to edit your landing page, write content, setup email details.

 

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That’s it! Now you know how to install your WordPress blog with themes. What to do next?

I highly recommend you to install these critically important plugins on your website:

  1. WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. 404 Redirected
  4. Social Networks Auto-Poster
  5. Disqus
  6. Wordfence Security
  7. Google Analytics
  8. SumoMe

Just follow how to install plugins above.

Congratulations! Your website, theme and plugins are all set up. You just need to build website content, blog posts, menus and some widgets and you are ready to rock.
You can hire good copywriters, blog writers at Freelancer and Upwork.
If you need help on your WordPress site I recommend to sign up with WP Curve.

If you are wondering where to submit your business or startup, I recommend to do it here:

  1. Beta List
  2. Erlibird
  3. Killer Startups
  4. ProductHunt
  5. Crunchbase
  6. Startuplister
  7. Submit

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Saras

I am ideas guy and editor of WPdemand.com. WPdemand combines awesome business ideas with WordPress – everything you need to get your idea out there. I can help you – let’s get together!