Let's get started creating your Brand New WordPress Blog!
It's really as simple as 3 EASY STEPS
Can't think of a blog name? NO PROBLEM
Bluehost will allow you to set up a blog using a temporary name so you can get the free course, then you can choose a name for free later on, and when you're done, you'll have lifetime access to our video training and amazing 24/7 Facebook Support Group for Bloggers.
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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.com.
To own your own blog, you must pay for hosting. By using the button below, you'll save 60% off the cost of hosting (just $36 / year) and you'll get access to our free course. After clicking the button, come back to this tab in your browser to continue through the steps.
The video above is only 3 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 in the Bluehost window you opened in step 1. If you prefer to read, scroll down on this page and read through the steps.
After you finish the steps in the video you'll see a pop-up with a link to download the course.
It's as simple as that. As soon as the video is done, you can open the course and start following along to set up your brand new WordPress blog.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or, if you've completed your blog and have questions, be sure to make use of our amazing 24/7 Facebook Support Group.
Note: If you don't want to watch the video and you find it easier to follow along by reading and seeing screenshots, I've included a compressed How To Start a Travel Blog tutorial below for you to follow.
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 blog.
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then follow the steps below to get started...
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.
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.
After choosing the basic plan, you'll be prompted to choose your domain (ie: YourBlogName.com). 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'll see a link on the screen to choose a domain name later that looks like this:
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now you’ll see the welcome to bluehost page. Click “create your password” to begin with the WordPress installation.
Now 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.
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.
Bluehost will now automatically download WordPress for you, which makes my job of writing this how to start a travel blog guide much easier! This is an excellent new feature that makes the blog start-up process even easier for you as well. Once it’s done setting up WordPress, it will ask you to choose a theme.
Just scroll down and skip this part. I’ll show you how to choose a premium theme from the WordPress gallery a little later on in this guide and the free email training includes some excellent theme recommendations. Once you click skip, you’ll be brought to this special WordPress Login Screen:
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.
4 Video Courses Jam-Packed With Quick Guides and Useful Tips
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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." -
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
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.
Thanks for your email it has cleared some things up I’ll take a look at the post editor.
I’m so grateful for all the help and the free course and everything I don’t think I could’ve set up my blog without you guys’ help. So thanks a lot!
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.
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!
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
If you have never been into the dashboard of WordPress and you don't know how to properly set up a new blog, then this course will be invaluable to you.
After you click the buttons on this page, you'll be brought to our easy, step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to start a travel blog. Once you purchase your hosting, you'll see a popup appear that will allow you to download our course. It's that easy!
You will get the course immediately after you purchase hosting and you will have unlimited, lifetime access to the free beginners course and course materials.
Bluehost is one of the top hosting providers in the world today. We have used Host Gator, SiteGround and now Bluehost and we've found that their servers are BY FAR the fastest, their prices are the best (especially with our discount), and their service is amazing.
Because this course is free, we don't need to offer a refund! The good thing is that Bluehost has a 30-day money back guarantee so if you're not happy with the new blog you started, you can get a FULL REFUND within 30 days.
We are the only travel blog who offers 63% off the cost of hosting, a free 200-page ebook and a free 4-part video course. Plus we help you as you grow.
With our discount, you'll get 63% off the cost of hosting at Bluehost. A new blog will cost you less than $50 today if you sign up for a one year hosting plan, and just over $100 if you sign up for three full years. That's less than the cost of a cup of coffee per month.
We answer every single email we receive and we have a dedicated support team at Bluehost who specifically works with bloggers who start their blog through Goats On The Road. No matter what, your problems will be solved. You can email me or utilize the amazing Bluehost live support chat where wait times are usually under 1 minute.