Do you have a product, service, passion, hobby or life that you want to share with the world? What if you could also make a little money from sharing your passion while keeping your website free for anyone to read? Did you know that operating your own site is SUPER easy when you use a self-hosted WordPress blog? I have been blogging about my passions on saving money, living a frugal life and becoming debt free with the world for over 7 years and I have yet to learn a lick of HTML I just write and my self-hosted wordpress blog does all of the formatting and necessary auto programming to make it presentable on the computer and on the web.
Well, that’s the only missing key is an affordable host for your self-hosted website. And that is why we want to share this today – a Black Friday Weekend sale on web hosting. The sale started today and ends tomorrow (11/26-11/27) and it is an amazing deal for anyone to take advantage of that has anything at all that they want to share with friends, family and the world.
What is the Black Friday Weekend Deal? The lowest prices we have ever seen on hosting at only $2.65 per month! YES, you can host your own WordPress site without any HTML, computer programming or online experience as it is an easy step-by-easy-step set-up and operation.
How to get hosting for $2.65 per month
To get this deal, you can opt for 12-month, 24-month or 36-months of prepaid web hosting and get it for $2.65 per month! This is only $31.80 for the WHOLE YEAR! You can lock-in 3-years at this price.
$31.80 for 1-year
$63.60 for 2-years
$95.40 for 3-years
Even better…the only other thing you need to start besides a host is a domain name. If you have one purchased and waiting to be used somewhere, this is how to do it. If you don’t have one yet, the better news is that this deal also includes a FREE domain name!! That’s another $10ish or so in savings!!
Now although the sale is for 48-hours only, you’ll get an entire year of hosting for a price of only $31.80 with FREE domain name. That makes it only $2.65 per month! The lowest we have seen!
We run most of our blogs from this host (did you know we have several, not just The Thrifty Couple) because it is a super affordable way to start. We’ve had a great experience the past year with this host and very little issues. Which is great because it means we don’t have to spend much to operate and we can get a great product, from our personal experience.
This is for basic hosting on a shared server, which is perfect for a blog or website just starting out or that doesn’t yet have a huge amount of traffic. As you grow, your needs will grow and you will have to upgrade to a higher paid plan, but you can upgrade at any time, but don’t pay for more than you need now. There are also a lot of extras that you can add, but you don’t need those right now and can add them at any time. So don’t pay for more than you need and just get the basics!
When it comes to starting a website or a blog, there is very little you need to actually start. Really, it’s just the domain name and hosting. Since this will be covered for the whole year for $35.40, then you will be in great shape to start off. After the 1-year, hosting is $7.99 a month or more depending on how quickly your site grew over that year.
This is one of the main reasons why we would encourage anyone and everyone to start a website or a blog in this day and age. The cost to start is of minimal investment for a business, but has a great return and proven track record.
Of course, there are always others expenses that you can include and can do and you can spend a lot of money to start and operate a website or blog, but it’s not necessary, especially when starting out. Add those expenses when you are making the income to justify it! We have a list of website and blog resources and tools on our resources page.
Blogging is an incredible way to earn extra income. We’ve shared a little of our journey in this post here about how I bring home $3,500 a month as a stay-at-home mom, much of which comes from my efforts in blogging.
And not only the perfect outlet for stay-at-home moms, but for small businesses or moms or self employed that offer other products or services and want to showcase them via a website to reach more people. The sky is the limit!
We have a growing series on how to get started with your blog or website in 15 minutes or less (including Alex sharing the exact steps to get you started on our youtube channel). This should give you all that you need to get started and set-up in 15 minutes and start writing your posts or to set-up your business online to showcase your product or service.
But before you can get your website set-up, you need to get your domain name and website host. If you already have a domain name, no worries, you can still get the hosting deal.
Here’s how to get the $2.65 monthly hosting and free domain name:
- Step 1: get the $2.65 monthly price through this link HERE
- Step 2: click on the ‘get started now’ button.
- Step 3: Then select the basic plan (this is all you need right now, you can upgrade when you need to).
- Step 4: Enter your domain name and your domain name is free!
- If you already have purchased a domain name separately, just enter your current domain instead.
- Step 5: Complete the checkout process and finish payment information. Please note: you don’t need anything extra at this point – just the $35.40 for the year. The only reason why you would is if you have a current site and you want to move it to a more affordable host like bluehost. But you would know what you need. If you are starting out, just do the basics!
Once this is done – you are nearly ready to start! You just have to get the website up. But DON’T worry, it’s super easy and anyone can do it.
Alex even quickly filmed this video to walk you through the easy process.
After you have installed WordPress, you are ready to go! There are a few other super simple steps you can take to beautify your site and personalize it. Watch our YouTube channel for the videos all coming in the next couple of days so that you have a few extra tips to get your site just right. In the meantime, start writing your content and get going.
We’d also encourage you to check out these additional articles on blogging or running a website (just click on the images to go to the articles):
We’d love to hear about your new endeavor in the online world! Let us know what your new website is and what you plan to share.
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