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For this demonstration, we’re going to walk you through how to set up your blog and WordPress with SiteGround. The tutorial will be similar if you go with another hosting company but SiteGround is the hosting that we personally use here at Thrive!

They have a great rate that we appreciate, and their customer service is quick to respond and has a live chat.

Head to SiteGround by clicking HERE
1. Under Web-Hosting on the far left, click “Get Started”
2. Choose the “Start Up” package! When you’re just getting started this is exactly what you need, no need to spend more money.
3. Purchase your domain with your hosting, just type in the domain you’re wanting, and then click proceed.
4. Review & Complete Checkout


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  1. First off you’re going to log into SiteGround
  2. Next, click on the “My Accounts” tab
  3. Then go to the correct domain and hosting that you’ve set up and under that domain click “Go to cPanel”
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Then click on “WordPress Installer”

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Next, click install

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Then under software setup, you need to do the following:

  1. Select http://www
  2. Then, make sure you choose the correct domain name! 

Next, under site settings, you need to do the following:

  1. Customize your Site Name and Site Description. These things will be used in searches, so don’t leave them as they are.
  2. Then, make sure you pick a different username and password! You’ll use them each time you access your site and write blog posts. Write it down. 


Save the administrative url that you see on the next page! That’s the link you’ll use to log into your blog.

If you lose it, don’t worry. Go to

Add that “/wp-admin” to the end of your url and it will take you to a log in page

This is where you’ll enter in the Admin Username and Password that you wrote down earlier, and log in!

Now, are you Ready to make money?


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