There are so many distractions that come in everyday life that seem to cause me to delay what I really want in life. So I have decided to just jump in the fire and go get what I want. Which is living simple with no strings attached. To find my happiness I knew I needed have the ability to work from where ever I choose. Whether it be at home, on a beach or beside the river in the mountains. To accomplish this I had to get this blog going. So here it goes…
First thing that needed done was I had no clue where to begin so I set out on Pinterest to find the perfect solution for me. I stumbled upon a free online course by Elise//House of Brazen. I enjoyed it so much I took the online course How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours. It is very affordable and I learned quite a bit. If you are wanting to make money at blogging I recommend this course.
I wanted a simple name for my blog. Something that reflects me as a person. So I chose SimplySweetLiving.com, which describes how I am perfectly. I love the simple life. If I could live back in the days of “Andy Griffith” or “The Beverly Hillbillies” I would be in total bliss! Church Picnics, Front porch rockers, family and friends is what I love doing the most.
As I begin my journey into blogging the first thing I needed to do was find a hosting site. I didn’t want to use a free site since I wouldn’t actually own my website. I wanted something that would allow me to keep my blog name.
So I chose to use Siteground in the beginning which I found to be a little difficult to navigate. So I turned to the wonderful staff they have and all the YouTube tutorials. I like the fact that it offers a monthly trial so there isn’t a huge commitment while you see if this particular website is good for you. Visit the website through this link to receive a discount.
I am far from being techno savvy so I need all the help and user friendly sites I can find.
There is also Bluehost it is inexpensive as well, you can find good deals on hosting if you pay for several years in advance. Of course doing this keeps you committed to sticking to your blog until it takes off. You can get a discounted price through my link here.
There are several YouTube tutorial videos on both of these sites that I recommend you watch before choosing which one to go with. I wish I had took the extra time to see how they actually worked before I purchased. It would have saved me much time and frustration in the long run.
Just remember while you are growing don’t get overwhelmed. You can always edit or add to your blog as you go. It takes a little time to get to where you can be financially in a good place so don’t worry just stick with it. I am trying to. As bloggers if we stick together we all can succeed.