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Become a Digital Nomad

20/11/17
Although I've been traveling since 2010 Internationally, it honestly never occurred to me to start my own blog. In fact, I was against the idea! I thought it was silly to write about my travels, after all, I wasn't exactly doing anything special--or so I thought! But truth is, I WAS! But the reason I didn't think what I was doing was so special was this idea I had-and still have-that ANYONE can travel. That's right. Anyone. So stop making excuses! Make a blog, and commit to writing a story every week for the world to see. Whether its about your travels, your job, your experiences, your profession, your passion... it doesn't matter! Because making a blog has opened up doors for me and allowed me to connect with other AMAZING women and travelers and I've realized that I HAVE A VOICE! Just like every single awe-inspiring woman reading this blog (yes that's YOU!) and it's important in this day in age that we women use the power of our voices to speak up and share our passions, our quests, our feelings, our struggles, our adventures and our dreams!

#1 Get Started:

Ok, so first things first, to make a blog your going to need a website Domain and Host. You can very easily find a website which offers free domains HOWEVER I would like to point out that if you do this your blog would look something like this:

https://krystalkelly009.wordpress.com/

This was actually my first blog. It was not very nice, didn't get many viewers and was a total waste of time! (Can you believe I had this thing for two years!) Learn from my mistake and invest in yourself! BECAUSE YOUR WORTH IT! So, here's my advice: Buy yourself a domain and host that is respectable, that allows you the freedom to choose the domain you want and actually own it! Think: www.myblogrocks.com

Use BlueHost. They are a hosting platform that includes your domain in the purchase price! They are very cheap (starts at $3.95/month) and are easily compatible with wordpress! (So you can build your site on wordpress but still own your awesome domain!)

Click Here to Check Your Domain Availability, then proceed to the next steps!


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#2 Choose the Package that Fits You

After checking the availability of your future Domain name, you will see the price options as shown here, however I might add that you won't want to be renewing your website every month so best to get at least a 1 year minimum.

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#3 Get Your Domain

Again, I recommend selecting a domain that is going to be relevant to you in the long term. You may be a "budget backpacker" now but if you want to upgrade to luxury travel later in life, its going to be hard to do if your website is targeted only for budget backpackers. So think of a name that will allow for your blog to grow!
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#4 Account Info / Payment Info / Create a Password

This is a pretty straightforward step, simply sign in your Account info details, your credit card or payment details and make a password! Easy as 1-2-3!
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#5 Pick a Theme & Start a Wordpress Blog (for free!)

This part is pretty straightforward. Bluehost makes it very easy to create a WordPress blog and it is FREE. Now if you choose a fancier theme with more functions, it will probably cost you but when your first starting out there is nothing wrong with Keeping it Simple! I personally like to have a simple theme but a lot of striking images/content when I look at people's websites rather than have all kinds of special functions or features. After you create your password, Bluehost guides you through exactly what you need to do in order to start a blog. First, Bluehost will ask you to pick a theme. You can just pick a random one or find one that you actually like. You can change it later so it's not a big deal or just scroll to the bottom and skip this step. Remember, there are many free ones available! Click on “Start Building” and choose either a business or personal blog.
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Congrats!!! You now have your own blog!

Remember to use my link: BlueHost to let them know that you got this referral from me! (Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything!)
I hope that you found this article useful! And if you have any questions or just want to share your new success with me, I am more than happy to connect with you! Contact Me

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