How to Start a Blog in 10 Minutes or Less

Want to start a blog? You’ve come to the right place.

Many new bloggers simply get overwhelmed with how to correctly set up their blog. Follow the steps below and you will be up and running in 10 minutes or less!

How do I get started?

Just follow these steps in order.

Step 1

Go purchase your domain name from (using this link). It should cost about $10/year.

(If you already have a domain name purchased, just skip to step 2)

Step 2

Go sign up for a hosting package at (using this link). When the HostGator homepage loads click the button labeled “View Webhosting Plans” as seen below.

cheap hosting with hostgator

Next, you can select a hosting package. If you are just starting out the Hatchling package should be fine. You can save more money by signing up for a longer term.

hosting with hostgator

Now if you have already purchased your domain name you can enter it like seen below…

domains at hostgator

Now just continue to follow the steps to create your account and make your first payment to Hostgator.


Step 3

Watch this short video tutorial and follow the steps.

Step 4

Start blogging your passion!

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14 thoughts on “How to Start a Blog in 10 Minutes or Less”

    1. Elliot, we need the info to log in to get everything set up, without it we wouldn’t be able to complete the setup. Once complete we delete the emails and we recommend that users change the passwords at Hostgator as well.

  1. I you can set me up from where you live, does that mean that I don’t have to have my own internet or even my own machine to do this. I have been thinking about blogging as my job for a long time. I signed up for adsense on a blogspot blog and can’t get the adds to the page, the librarian at my smalltown library even let me turn the cookies on and I still couldn’t get it to work. It may not be my thing but I am not ready to give up yet. Thank you very much

    1. Rebecca,
      In theory it would be possible to get going blogging without having your own machine, but to be honest as much time as most bloggers spend at a computer I would say that it would be very difficult to do it without your own. I would suggest looking at a thrift store or in classified ads, as you can probably find a 2-3 year old machine that will be good enough and may only be $50 or $100.

  2. I just emailed you through the contact page of this site with my same concern. An hour ago, I reposted my question here, but when I went back just now, I did not see it.

  3. Amazing write-up! This could aid plenty of people find out more about this particular issue. Are you keen to integrate video clips coupled with these? It would absolutely help out. Your conclusion was spot on and thanks to you; I probably won’t have to describe everything to my pals. I can simply direct them here!

  4. Hey, this sounds great! Can you link a few examples of blogs that look similar to what you will set up for us? Thanks.

  5. Getting all this set up is about 1/10th of the 101 course. The rest of the course includes training videos on how to use wordpress and additional tweaks, etc…

  6. I already have a self-hosted WordPress blog hosted at Go Daddy. However, I want to move the hosting to Host Gator. If I sign up for hosting with them, would you be willing to move the hosting for me and perform the SEO tweaks you mentioned?

  7. I have a huge question: I have two blogs Sweet Peas & Buddies and A Traveling Thought. both are blogger blogs, but I have been toying with the idea to move them to WordPress because the longer I work on the BPU 201 stuff, the more I wish I was using the same platform and stuff. Right now they are and Can I switch them over to WP and still have their addressed be the same? What do I do? I don’t want to lose the little traffic that I have and yet, I want to grow as I learn more from you guys!

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