In the series of articles dedicated to WordPress and Webmarketing, I propose a post on the world of travel. It is now within the reach of anyone to be able to create a travel blog. But creating a successful travel site is much more complex. It takes time, investment and a lot of work.
We see many people embarking on travel blogging simply to inform their families and friends about their adventures. For this, WordPress is often presented as one of the best solutions.
However, if you do not want your friends and family to read your blog and have other visitors on your site, here are some tips for having a travel site that works and earns you commissions.
This guide contains several steps. The first will explain how to create a site using WordPress. The second will show you how to rank your site among the first in this industry! So, do not forget to check both.
STEP 1: FIND AN ACCOMMODATION
Choosing an accommodation is often the first step of your journey. Although it may seem simple to rent a shared server, you should not be mistaken at the risk of regretting it later. Which Web hosting to choose?
Bluehost is a very good option to start and is used by many professionals, although not yet very popular in France. Bluehost offers you quality accommodation at a very competitive price ($ 6.95 per month for 12 months) and you can always contact them if something goes wrong. They also offer you your domain name for free!
To sign up, it’s easy: from the homepage you just have to click on “Get Start Now”. Then choose the box on the left to indicate your new domain name:
You will then come to the page where you can choose the offer you want as well as the options you want to subscribe to:
For the project of your travel site, you can choose simple accommodation offers at 12; 24 or 36 months. However, it is recommended to choose a 12-month offer at a price of $ 6.95 in case there is a rate change. In addition it costs only $ 1 per month more than the offer of 24 months.
As far as the options are concerned, you do not need Search Engine Jumpstart or SiteLock Domain Security. You can opt instead Site Backup Pro to have a backup system in case of glitch.
The protection of privacy is worth the cost of $ 9.99. Anyone who owns a site can order it. To know that if you do not take the protection of privacy, everyone can see your name and email address on your site.
That’s it, you finally have your wordpress hosting, it’s time to install WordPress.
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD WORDPRESS
WordPress is one of the best open source CMS. Its possibilities are enormous, the simple interface is mainly used by millions of users but also by reference sites. I myself use it for my own sites and those of my clients especially since it is the ideal CMS to be well referenced.
Bluehost also allows a one-click WordPress installation which saves time and prevents nervous breakdowns. On cPanel, on the BlueHost Home screen, you will see this button.