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  1. What a wonderful post!!! It’s easy to say “start in 10 minutes” but it’ll take more than that. A blog is the place we can express ourselves. This post is really informative and can be used as a tutorial for new bloggers. Well Done!! Bluehost is a reliable player in the hosting business. They have a responsive customer supporting team which works all the time (round the clock).

    • I agree! Bluehost has been a life saver when it comes to tech support. As far as the time it takes, blogging will definitely take longer than 10 minutes, however, setting up the blog initially should take less than that. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. 😀 I’ve never been able to pull that off in 10 minutes [ARGGHHHHHHH! Please get rid of the annoying GD green pop-up!!!!!).

    Bluehost was great while I was there, though I did have a back-end tech riding herd on the site. One thing to be aware of, though, is that when your site reaches a certain size, you start to experience a lot of down time. Then they put on the pressure to get you to move to a more expensive plan. That’s the time to look for other hosting servers.

    • Hi, Vicky! I have considered taking down the pop-up, but I get 10 or so sign ups per day, so it seems to be effective. Bluehost does have some higher tier packages once you outgrow the base package, so that’s a great point to make others aware of.

  3. In my opinion, Word Press is the best CMS for bloggers. WP is simple for users and has pretty outfits for readers!

  4. What a great post, Deacon. I think just about anyone can start their own blog and make some nice money. I started one nearly 4 years ago, and have made tens of thousands of dollars so far!

    • That is awesome to hear. It is amazing to see so many people that are making money with their blog. Thanks for stopping by, Derek!

  5. Well, it took me a bit more than 10 minutes, but I did get my first blog setup on WordPress! I’m not at all technical. If I can do it, anyone can.

    • Haha. Yeah, it will differ from person to person as far as how long it would take. I’m glad you got it set up and I appreciate the encouragement to others looking to start a blog!

  6. I understand how to start the blog, but how is money made by the blogger? Every blog I read is free. Please explain!

    • One way is by using affiliate marketing in your blog. We have some posts about how to start your own blog as well as how to use a blog to make money, such as becoming a virtual assistant. You can start out doing it on the side to make extra money and turn it into your full time job if it grows enough. Check out some of our posts about this and good luck! 🙂

  7. I got a “for dummies” book on blogging from the library but it wasn’t “dummy” enough! (The author didn’t teach me like I was in kindergarten). Your article was concise and infinitely more helpful! I didn’t take the “in 10 minutes” literally (as some did). I understood you to mean it isn’t time consuming or difficult. I have a lot to write about, but I also want to earn an income. I will peruse the link you sent to Ann; I’m sure it will be as helpful as this article.
    Thanks so much!

    • I’m glad the article helped!

  8. This is an awesome post, Deacon. I contemplate anybody can begin their own particular blog and profit from it. I began one almost 5 years back, and have made a huge number of dollars up until this point!

    • I think you are right – anyone can do it if they decide to do it. They just have to put their mind to it as well as some effort.

  9. Deacon, this is an inspiring article. I wish I had read your article years ago. I still vividly remember the days I paid $750 for a not-so-great web design. I could have designed it much better than that using WordPress as you mentioned. However, after several years, I have been running a successful blog and co-founder of a successful company. I like the way you are generously giving out information without expecting anything in return. I would love to interview you for our new blog post titled Successful bloggers list. Please let me know if you could spare a few minutes? Thanks.

    • Thank you for the kind words! As far as an interview, please forward a request to: info at wellkeptwallet.com. I wish you continued success on your blog!

  10. It’s been a long time since I’ve read something comprehensive about blogging. Thank you, Deacon. All of your instructions are noted.

    • Your welcome. I’m glad you found it helpful!

  11. Yeah. WordPress is the right platform to start a blogging website. It has many plugins which helps you to run a blog smoothly and easily to get ranked in search engines. This is a very informative post. Keep posting.

    • Thanks for your response and your opinions! We appreciate you dropping by. 🙂

  12. Hello Sir,
    I hope you are doing well. I need a sponsored post on wellkeptwallet.com. Kindly tell me your cheap price. Waiting your good response. Thanks a lot!

    • Please send your request by email to: info at wellkeptwallet.com.

  13. I am a late bloomer in everything: a laptop, becoming an affiliate, and blogging. I am only 81 and don’t even have a doctor. So I am going kicking and screaming all the way. I kind of liked your instruction. But, at the end you wanted me to write stuff. I said, WHAT!? Then I calmed down. My nitch is natural health products and I have a lot of information that very few people know anything about. So, I will knock their socks off. How many words do I do? I just don’t know how to get the affiliate stuff on my blog? My email is Loanne73 at gmail.com.

    • We have a post that might help you called, “How to Make Money as a Beginning Blogger.” Check it out. It might help you with some of these questions. I hope you have success with your blog!

  14. I’ve been looking for a program that works. Thanks, I am going to try it. Wish me luck.

    • Good luck!

  15. I’ve been looking for a program that
    works. Thanks, I am going to try it.

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