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After clicking the blue button below, a new tab will open in our browser. This is the special Goats On The Road discount page at Bluehost. This is where you'll purchase your new domain / blog name (ie:

After clicking the button, come back to this tab in your browser. 



Watch The Video

The video above is only 5 minutes long and it will show you how to sign up for a new blog with Bluehost.  Follow along and set up your new blog the right way. You don't even have to think of a name today!



Get The Free Course

After you finish the steps in the video, you'll be prompted to get instant access to our WordPress Beginner Blogger Course and Ebook.

If you don't receive it right away, simply email me your domain name to [email protected] and I'll send it to you asap. 

I'll also send you continued email support to ensure you're off on the right track.

Note: If you don't want to watch the video and you find it easier to follow along by reading and seeing screenshots, Click Here to read through the steps.

Now You're a Blogger!

After you've completed those three simple steps, you'll be well on your way to becoming a blogger. You'll receive our 4-part Video Course that will walk you through the initial steps of setting up WordPress, you'll get our 200-page Blogger Ebook that will help you grow your blog, the right way, and lastly you'll get continued emails from us, checking in on you and making sure you're on the right track. It doesn't get much easier than this to build a successful blog.

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I can't believe I know what a widget is! You have to realize, I know absolutely nothing about computers. This is so crazy that I was able to create a webpage. Even my 12 yr old is impressed LOL. I told my husband a month ago my plan to start a blog and he said "you know, it's crazy but it might work". Thank you for that.



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I just put my phone down after finishing your brilliant Blogging tips E-book. I cannot say anything else but thank you. Thank you for sharing your experiences, thank you for getting all your tips and tricks out there, and thank you for reassuring my worried blogger soul. 



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I have bought many [products] about blogging, but the free one you are giving away is a 10 times more helpful than anything I've read before. Be sure that I'll buy your next one when it comes out! I have dropped everything a month ago to start my travel blog and make a living out of it, and you guys are helping me finding the right path! I hope one day I can help you the way you did for me.


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A Bit About Us...

Before we started our blog Goats On The Road, we felt unfulfilled. We were fortunate enough to have decent-paying jobs at home, but we didn't enjoy the work. I was working in a packaging plant 8-12 hours per day. I would spend an hour waiting in traffic each day and by the time I made it home to spend time with Dariece (who worked in an office cubicle), we were exhausted. We would both just sit on the couch watching TV for a few hours before going to bed, only to wake up and repeat the cycle again and again. 

One day we decided that it was time to make a change in our lives. We started to save money so that we could travel the world and have some life experiences. That first world trip was life altering to say the least and when the money ran out, we weren't ready to go home.

Saving money while at home was hard! We still had to spend years going to those jobs that we didn't enjoy so that we could save enough to go on "another big trip".

Travel blogging changed this completely. 

Finally we found a way that we could travel the world while earning an income.

When we started our blog, we had no idea what we were doing. We didn't have a step-by-step course like this one and we literally spent countless hours Googling answers, paying for expensive training and trying to figure it all out on our own.

Today, despite our many mistakes along the way, this blog that you're reading earns us 6-figures / year and we only work 20 hours per week max. A lot of our income comes from advertising and affiliate sales, meaning there's zero work involved once it's set up. Companies contact us frequently to offer us free trips, free hotels and free flights. We travel the world and live in exotic places, all while earning a full-time income online. It still feels like a dream to us.

Why am I telling you this? Am I just bragging? No.

I want to help you do the same thing and I know exactly how to repeat our successes and avoid our failures.

We know the process that it takes to create a successful travel blog that can earn money in as little as 6 months. Our students are proof! Now we're helping others to start their own blogs and we're showing them the methods we learned to earning money, enjoying free travel and living a life freedom and adventure. 

This sounds too good to be true... I know.

This is not a get rich quick scheme. It will take you time, but we're going to show you how to build a successful, money-generating, travel-sustaining blog while having a lot of fun along the way. It all starts with creating your own blog.

To own your domain name and blog (ie: you'll need to buy hosting. Every blog needs a host and we highly recommend Bluehost. We believe that they're the best (most affordable) host available and we use them for this blog you're reading now.

Because we send so many new bloggers to Bluehost they're offering our readers a 63% discount off of the cost of their hosting, plus they give us a commission for every person who starts a new WordPress blog from this page. It's a win-win! 

This commission is the only reason we are able to offer this amazing 4-part video course and ebook for free. It took me months to create and I spend hours answering emails and working with our students each week. So far the response from our 1000+ students has been amazing. People have been telling us how great it is. Just read the testimonials below...

What People Are Saying...


Thank you so much. You guys are genuinely the best travel bloggers, developers and supporters of other bloggers. I love your site. Thanks for your help and motivation to get things started properly now!



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These tips for blogging and earning money are priceless to people like us. While we’ve got some savings to keep us along for a while, we’re looking for every option available to keep us going long-term. Thanks again for all the great content, we’ll always be reading


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Hey guys. Love your blog... Big Fans. One of the best resources for bloggers trying to "figure it out" online, and great content. Thanks again!


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Can't Think of a Name For Your Blog?

No problem!

You can start a blog today without thinking of a name. You'll get an automatically generated temporary name ( and you can choose a name later, for free.


My blog isn't live yet, but I hope to publish it within the next few weeks. I just started the idea of blogging last week and have already made so much headway thanks to your videos. Such a help and I look forward to more tutorials from Goats on the Road!



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I love your training. There are so much encouragement and positive energies in it, I can't even thank you enough! It took me awhile to reply your email because it's just so valuable and I need to re-read your email several times (Haha!)



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It's rare for people to say they'll help and then actually do so! Thank you for your speedy reply which I must admit I didn't expect. I can't believe my luck in subscribing through you rather than others I have seen, as I can't imagine anybody else would have responded so quickly!



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Why is this course so useful?

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    Learn Basic Set-up & Customization QUICKLY
    This course is no BS. I will literally walk you through the steps in a clear, easy to follow way so that you can have your blog up and running in no time.
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    EASY, Step-By-Step Walk Through of Every Aspect of Wordpress
    The Wordpress Dashboard is confusing. I'll walk through every screen and setting to make sure that you're blog is set up properly, right from the get-go.
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    Learn How To Write Posts That Will Go Viral
    You will learn exactly how to format and write posts, add photos and videos and create articles and pages on your blog that will be good for your readers, and for Google.
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    Added Bonuses
    Free PDF Planners & Calendars that will keep you on the right path to success. Don't make silly beginner mistakes and don't waste your time Googling answers. This course has them.

So Much Value Packed Into 2 Hours Of Video 

4 Video Courses Jam-Packed With Quick Guides and Useful Tips

Lesson 1 - Setting Up WordPress

Duration: 3h 55m

A step-by-step, easy walk-through of how to set up the complex settings of WordPress and how to design a theme and create a home page.

Lesson 2 - Blog Building 101

Duration: 3h 55m

Learn how to write and format blog posts that your readers will love. Plus learn how to quickly add photos and videos to posts and pages.

Lesson 3 - Customization & Ownership 

Duration: 3h 55m

Learn how to design your blog and make it your own. Become the author and founder of your website, build an online portfolio and customize the functionality of WordPress using plugins.

Lesson 4 - Finishing Touches

Duration: 3h 55m

Put the finishing touches on the design, edit your sidebar and learn what you should do every day moving forward to ensure you're on a path to blogging success.

Free Downloads Included:

  • Extremely Useful Emails To Help You Grow
  • Home Page Check-List & Ideas
  • Blog Post Writing Check-list
  • Formatting & Hot Key Cheat-Sheet
  • 10 Free WordPress Plugins 
  • Pages To Create PDF
  • Blogger Weekly Calendar
  • Pick a Travel Blog Name
  • Widget Planner
  • How To Boost Blog Traffic
  • Explode Social Media
  • How & When To Monetize

and much more...

About the Author

Nick Wharton is the co-founder of one of the top travel blogs online today, Goats On The Road, and has helped hundreds of people learn how to quit their jobs and earn money online. Now, with this course, he hopes to help new bloggers to get over the hurdles that come from starting a new blog, show them how to navigate WordPress and start building a blog... the right way.

"I didn't want to make this course expensive. I wanted it to be free so that it can inspire as many people to start a new blog as possible." -

Here is What You'll Get in This Course

4 Easy-To-Follow Video Lessons (2.5 Hours Total) With Actionable Steps To Take After Completing Each Module

Free Downloadable PDF Organizers, Planners & Cheat-Sheets to Ensure You're Following The Right Path To Success

Easy To Follow Lesson Structure and Curriculum in Each Module to Ensure Easy Completion of The Course


Is This Course Right For You?

This course is not for everybody, please read this section to see if the course is right for you. If you're not a beginner, don't worry, there are still some great things to learn from the course for advanced bloggers and the free ebook has plenty to teach even intermediate - professional bloggers.

Who is this for

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    Complete Blogging Beginners
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    No Previous Experience With WordPress
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    Never Started a Blog Before
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    Not Tech Savvy & Have Never Built a Website

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    Intermediate, Advanced or Pro Bloggers (The ebook has advanced advice for more established bloggers)
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    Those familiar with WordPress & Coding
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    Not Interested in Earning Money Online
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    Don't Enjoy being on the computer or know how to use one.
Get Your Blog Designed & Running in 24 Hours or Less

I guarantee that you will have your new blog up and running within 24 hours or less. Because this course is already FREE, I can't really offer you a "Money Back Guarantee", but Bluehost does. If you're not happy with your blog, they'll refund you your money within 30 days. This course is extremely simple to follow and will walk you through the steps. It will also teach you what you should do every day moving forward to ensure that your blog getting the best head start possible. If there's anything you don't like, you can get a full refund from Bluehost, so you really have nothing to lose.

There's More... Moving Forward

The course material isn't all you're getting for free today. We want to continue to help you grow your blog as we have helped so many people before you. The key is to grow a successful online business and share your success with our community!

Make Money From a Travel Blog

Free Ebook

Oh, did I forget to mention that you'll also get our Best Blogging Tips eBook (a $20 Value) totally free as well? This book has a lot of important steps to take moving forward and also details exactly how we went from hobby blog to an online business that earns $10,000 - $20,000 / month.


Access To Our Private Facebook Group

At the end of the course, you'll be added into our premium New Blogger Facebook Group with Goats On The Road. This is a community of all the new bloggers we've helped to create their blogs and you'll be able to ask questions and get answers from The Goats, and others who are just starting out.


We Actually Answer Your Questions (Personally)

Email us at any time and we'll get back to you to help you with questions concerning your new blog. Our readers and students are always surprised at our continued support.


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BONUS: Free SEO Check-List

We're also including our SEO Check-List totally free. This check-list is for advanced bloggers and includes detailed information to help you rank better in Google results and thus, explode your traffic quickly!

What Else is Included?

We're giving away this course away for free for any new blogger who starts their website from our guide. All you have to do is click the button below, follow the steps to starting a blog and you'll get this entire course for free.

Our Course is 100% FREE

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    4 Video Lessons
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    12 PDF Downloads
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    Access To Our Private Facebook Community
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    Email Support As You Grow Your Blog
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    Assignments & Tasks For 7 Weeks Following Completion of The Course
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    Extra Email Content Periodically Sent Out To Help You Grow


If you prefer to read rather than watching a video,

then follow the steps below to get started...

Step 1 – Click The Button


To get started with this process, you can click the blue button below and it will take you to a special Bluehost sign-up page which includes our 63% Goats on the Road discount. Once clicked, a Bluehost page will open in a new tab in your browser. Simply click back to this page to continue following directions.

After you click the blue button above, you’ll see the special Goats On The Road discount screen at Bluehost. Now just click the green “get started now” button on that page. After you click the “get started now” button, you’ll be brought to a new page where you will sign up for hosting.

Step 2 – Choose The Cheapest Plan

Now choose the basic plan on the left column and click "select". There's no need to spend any more than the absolute minimum today. We'll keep the sign-up process as cheap as possible now, you can always upgrade later.

How To Start a Travel Blog Cheaply

Step 3 – Pick a Domain (Or Not)

After choosing the basic plan, you'll be prompted to choose your domain (ie: Don't worry, you won't be charged extra for this as it comes free with your Bluehost basic package and if you can't think of one now, you don't have to.

You can still start your blog today, start building it and then think of a domain name for free later if you'd like. To choose a domain name later, just hover your mouse to the top of your screen and a popup will appear, giving you the option to choose your domain name later, like this:

On mobile, you should see a link on the screen to choose a domain name later that looks like this:

Choose domain name later

If you know the blog name that you'd like to start today, enter it into the box under "Enter your domain" (don't type .com, instead choose it from the selector next to the box) and then click "Next".

Step 4 – Pay For Hosting

Now you'll have to fill out all some of your information in order to create an account with Bluehost. It's quick and easy and they don't ask for anything too personal aside from your credit card info :) Don't worry, Bluehost pages are 100% secure and use advanced encryption technology to keep your information very safe.

How TO Start a Travel Blog Account Information

Further down on the page you'll have to confirm the package that you chose. Here, make sure the cheapest one is chosen (Basic 36 Month $2.95/mo - $37/yr or Basic 12 Month $3.95/mo - $59/yr). If you want to start by just paying for 12 months at first, go for it. You can always extend your plan later and opt for the cheaper, long-term payment if desired.

starting a blog choosing a hosting package

As I said, I want to teach you how to start a travel blog for the least amount of money possible today, but there is one of these check boxes that you might want to splurge on, Domain Privacy. Basically, whenever you start a blog it becomes public record, unless you pay extra to have your email blocked. It's the same with every host.

It's only $1 per month and it's totally optional so you don't have to if you don't want to, but if you pay the extra dollar a month for this, it'll save you getting spam emails from random people asking to design your blog or to add something to it. The emails only usually last a couple of weeks but they can be annoying. Up to you.

Now you're on the last step! Simply enter your credit card information, tick the "I confirm" box and then click "submit". 

When you submit for payment, the next screen should include our popup to get your free ebook and training.

Start a blog get a free ebook

Don't close out of it! If you do close it by accident or you don't see it, no problem, just shoot me an email with the domain name you started and I'll send you your course and ebook.

Step 5 – Install WordPress

This is the easiest part of all because Bluehost automatically installs WordPress for you! Go back to the Bluehost tab in your browser and close the popup for our free course.

Click the text that says "No Thanks" on the bottom right of your screen to continue.

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Now you’ll see the welcome to bluehost page. Click “create your password” to begin with the WordPress installation.

Learn to start a new travel blog with Bluehost Welcome page

You’ll be asked to think up a new password. Try to include a capital letter, a number and a symbol if possible and make sure you write it down. This will be hte password that you use to sign into your Bluehost account.

How To Start a Travel Blog create password

Got a good password? Type it exactly the same in both boxes, tick the box and then click “Next”.

You’ll then see a screen like the one pictured below. Simply click the button that says “Log in” to continue installing WordPress.

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Bluehost will now automatically download WordPress for you, which makes my job of writing this guide (and your job of starting a new blog) much easier! This is an excellent new feature that makes the blog start-up process even easier. Once it’s done setting up WordPress, it will ask you to choose a theme.

starting a new blog and choosing a wordpress theme

Just scroll down and skip this part. I’ll show you how to choose a premium theme from the WordPress gallery in the  free blogging course. Once you click skip, you’ll be brought to this special WordPress Login Screen:

Starting a travel blog automatic login to wordpress dashboard with Bluehost

When you click "Start Building", you will be redirected to the WordPress Dashboard of your brand new blog! This is where you will write posts, add photos, design your website and do... well... everything for your new blog!

At this point you should stop and wait until you get the free course in your inbox because I'm going to walk you through the first steps of setting up WordPress to make sure you get all of the settings right.

Check your email for your free course and your free ebook, plus you'll be added to our 3 week email training to make sure you're getting off on the right foot.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

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If I have questions, do you answer my emails?

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