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Ok, so you’re starting a blog. You envision sitting down and righting posts that people connect with. Answering comments about how much you’ve helped your readers and yes, making an income for your family.
What you didn’t envision was the technical work that goes into setting up any blog.
But, don’t worry it’s easier than you think.
If you’ve read my other posts, you’ll know that I recommend buying your domain and hosting through Bluehost to make it easy.
If you haven’t read it yet, you can get all the details here.
But, you may have already purchased your domain name and that’s ok. You can still choose hosting with Bluehost and easily connect your domain name to your hosting account.
Today, I’m going to walk you through getting your domain name (purchased at GoDaddy) connected up with your website hosting account (Bluehost) so you can launch your blog fast.
Here’s the step-by-step process.
1) Access your GoDaddy Domain Name
Sign in to GoDaddy and access your domain manager by going to “All Products” (see below).
2) Go to the Domain Manager
Go to All Products, Domain and then under Management, you’ll find “Domain Management” (see the screen shot below).
3) Click the Domain you’ll be “pointing” to Bluehost
Click on the domain that you want to set up in Bluehost for your blog.
4) Click on Set Nameservers
Either click the Nameservers icon or “Set Nameservers.”
5) Replace Default Nameservers
GoDaddy automatically points your domain to their hosting so you’ll need to replace their Nameservers with Bluehost.
6) Add in Bluehost’s Nameservers
You simply replace the Nameservers with:
Nameserver 1: NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
Nameserver 2: NS2.BLUEHOST.COM
Click “OK” and you should get a confirmation of changes.
8) Log into your Bluehost Control Panel
If you’re using Bluehost as your website host and have set up your account, you next need to log into your Control Panel.
9) Go to your cPanel
Once you log into your Bluehost account, you’ll be in your Control Panel (called “cPanel”). Go to the “Domains” section and then click on the “Domain Manager”.
10) Assign a domain to your cPanel account
Click “Assign a domain to your cPanel account” under “Shortcuts”.
11) Input your domain name
Input your domain name and wait for the system to verify that it’s properly pointing to Bluehost. Make sure you don’t type www or http (see the example below). You should see a message below the domain that says “Ownership verified”. Once you click “Add Domain” you should see a confirmation message under “Summary.”
And, that’s it. Your domain name from GoDaddy is now pointed to Bluehost and it wasn’t even that painful.
However, if you don’t want to go through this extra step and haven’t yet purchased your domain name, I recommend doing it all at Bluehost because you get your domain name free and save time. They also give you WordPress installation with one-click as an added bonus.
No matter what, the point is to take action. The only way to start making money from your blog is to start your blog so do it today.
If you need help, check out my free email course How to Start a Money-Making Blog in just 10 days.
And as always, I wish you a strong family, optimal health and smart incomes.
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