Starting your own food blog can be a very enjoyable and a profitable way to spend your extra time. Now, its easier than ever to start your own blog!
I have put together this below step-by-step guide to tell you how to start your own food blog today!
Step 1: Registering a domain name.
The best domain name is a short, creative, and memorable domain name. I recommend buying a domain name that ends in .com because the majority of people on the internet visit websites that end in .com.
A domain that ends in .net is the next best for your blog. You can check the availability of your domain name with this tool from Bluehost:
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Step 2: Signing up for web hosting.
There are a wide variety of web hosts to choose from, and they each have slightly different hosting plans. I would recommend starting out with a shared hosting plan because they generally have the best value.
Bluehost offers shared a basic shared hosting plan for as little $3.95 a month, and this is an excellent plan for starting a blog.
Bluehost allows you to pick a free domain name when you sign up with them too! Please see the below package information that I recommend choosing.
I recommend going with the 36 months account plan because that locks you in to paying the lowest price possible. Hosting prices at Bluehost do fluctuate from time-to-time, and buying 36 months will serve to be the best deal in the long run.
The domain privacy protection is a must have because it prevents anyone from looking up your contact details for the domain name that you purchase.
Step 3: Installing WordPress
Step 4: Theming your blog
You’re so close now! It is time to roll your own theme and customize it to your liking.
WordPress has a ton of free themes that you can choose to install on your site. You can start looking for a suitable theme here: https://wordpress.org/themes/ If you are in the market for a premium theme or theme that looks similar to what Yummy Life Amy uses then please see these below links:
Chow – Recipe and Food WordPress Theme – This is the theme that this website uses, but we have customized ours. This theme is super easy to customize!
Food Themes at Theme Forest – Theme Forest has a wide variety of themes for WordPress to choose from. The support that you get from the theme creators is great!