Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 06:20 pm
Have you been wanting to get started blogging but are scared? Starting August, I am offering a way for you to get a free WordPress blog setup.
*This page contains affiliate links to products I recommend. If you purchase something from this page, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you
I am not sure how long I’ll be offering this free blog WordPress setup. So today’s the day to jump on this offer, as I have the right to stop the offer any time I choose.
This is a basic setup that won’t involve any design or custom work. It will just consist of installing WordPress on your chosen hosting account, after you pay for it.
Are You Ready to Start Your Blog?
I personally know how intimidating it can be to want to start with a self-hosted WordPress blog.
It took me well over 8 hours to install my first blog. I had no clue what I was doing.
If I would’ve had the money to replace my laptop back then, I probably would’ve thrown it out the window.
I know that so many people say that learning WordPress is easy. I am here to tell you that if you’ve never used it before in your life, it’s not as easy as people say it is.
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Yes You Can Learn
I am NOT saying that you can’t learn how to use WordPress. With time and practice, you’ll be able to learn the basics so you can manage your own blog.
Don’t expect to learn everything in just a month or two. I’ve been working with WordPress for over 8 years and I still don’t know everything.
How I Learned WordPress
Learning WordPress didn’t come easy for me. Nope, it took me forever to learn the ins and outs of it. You can read my story here.
To this day, I still don’t know everything about it. However, I’ve managed to use my current WordPress skills to start my own WordPress freelancing business.
If you’ve been following me on my blog, you know that I am in the process of moving away from my freelancing business.
I want to move more towards passive income through affiliate marketing, digital products, sponsored ads and etc.
That’s actually why I’ve started this blog. I thought if clients’ felt comfortable enough to pay me to take care of their WordPress blogs.
I had enough WordPress knowledge and experience to share with YOU.
It took me forever to feel comfortable to start freelancing for clients. I always kept telling myself that I didn’t know enough. That my WordPress skills suck.
Isn’t it funny how we let that nagging little voice hold us back and keep us from following our dreams?
Now I am fortunate to be able to work from the comfort of my home. Fast forward 3 years into freelancing, I am not that 100% happy with it anymore.
I started this blog because I want to share my personal experience with you. My hope is that I’ll make the techie side of blogging easier for you.
Plus I also share blogging tips, advice, and resources that will help you start, grow and monetize a blog.
I am NOT a traffic expert but I share what I am doing to grow my blog. Every month I publish my blog traffic growth reports.
As I mentioned, I don’t know everything about WordPress. But I am continually learning and improving my skills.
Plus as a blogger, you don’t need to know everything about WordPress, you just need to know the basics.
Why I Want to Help You
You might be wondering, why do I want to help you get a free WordPress blog setup? No one does anything for free.
You’re right, I won’t be doing it for free. All I ask is that you pick up hosting through one of my affiliate links.
I’ll get a small commission for you signing up through my affiliate link. In return and as a thank you, I’ll install WordPress on your cPanel.
Not only that, but it will be nice to know that you’re working right along beside me to strive for your financial freedom. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use my blog to help you grow your blog.
Blogging is a lot of hard work, but I love it.
So if you’ve been wanting to start a blog, today’s the day. Imagine where you can be a year from today if you start now?
How Do I Get My Free WordPress Setup?
Once you’re ready to get your free WordPress setup, make sure that you clear your cache. I won’t install your WordPress blog if I don’t get the affiliate commission.
Here’s a great tutorial on how to clear the cache on your browser.
Choose Your Hosting
Forward Your Sign Up Email
After paying for your hosting account, forward your receipt to setup [at] susanvelez [dot] com.
Once I verify that I did get credit for your sign up, I’ll then ask you for your login information on your hosting account. Don’t worry, you can change your password, once I’ve set up your blog.
What You Get
I will install WordPress on your cPanel. I won’t do any type of custom work or install any themes or plugins.
Speaking of plugins, I know that it can be confusing to know which ones you should start with. In return for signing up through my affiliate link, I’ll email you a PDF sharing the exact plugins I use on my blog.
Some of them are paid and some of them are free. This can be a great guide so you’ll know which plugins you should start with.
Of course, it’s your blog and you can install any plugin that you want. The plugin guide that I send you will just give you some ideas of the types of plugins you can use.
Related: What Is A WordPress Plugin
Get Started Today
The hardest part about starting a blog is taking that first step. I want to help you take that first step by helping you get WordPress installed.
You’ll be able to overcome the techie part of getting started.
Once I get your WordPress blog installed, you’ll be able to start adding content.
Final Take Away
If you’re like me, you may have big goals of wanting to turn your blog into a full-time business. Maybe you want to start a blog so you can earn a part-time or full-time income?
I know that people say you shouldn’t start a blog for just the money. I do agree, but the truth is that most people who are blogging want to earn money.
They’re working towards their financial freedom. Most of them may not admit it, but most people who blog are doing it with the hopes of being able to build a profitable blog.
Me, I want to earn money so I can walk away from my freelancing business. Plus this blog is my retirement plan.
Will it happen? Absolutely, because I know that I won’t stop. Here’s a great book that you may want to read. The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months
I am reading it right now and I love it.
Regardless of why you want to start a blog. Let me help you overcome the hardest part, which is getting started.
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Join me in my journey of blogging towards freedom. Don’t wait any longer as I don’t know how long I’ll offer this free WordPress setup.
I am NOT going to lie and tell you that it’s been easy. In fact, I’d be lying.
However, I love what I do. It’s been nice sharing my WordPress knowledge and journey with you.
Hopefully, my blog has been helpful in some way to you. If you’ve found my blog helpful so far, let me know.
I really am trying my best to help you learn the techie side of blogging. I want to be as transparent about what I’m doing to grow my blog.
Hopefully, by sharing my knowledge and experience with you, I can help you with your blogging journey.
So how am I doing? Let me know in the comments. Also, let me know if you’ve started your blog yet? I’d love to check it out.