How to start a business or personal finance blog

This guide shows financial advisors, investors, or analysts how to set up a WordPress blog for less than $50, and in less than 45 minutes.

If you enjoy learning, teaching, and writing about finance topics such as wealth management, stock markets, retirement planning, portfolio diversification, cryptocurrency, options trading, foreign exchange, hedging strategies, or a hundred other topics, then build your own platform and audience to present your ideas, strategies, products, or services.

Start a Finance blog using WordPress.com

Time needed: 45 minutes.

Register a domain name and get quality website hosting for your finance blog, and start publishing articles today, by following these easy instructions.

  1. Sign up for the Personal Plan on WordPress.com

    That’s all you need to get started.Wordpress.com Pricing

  2. Register and login.

    Easy.

  3. Choose “Blog” as website type.

    Choose Blog

  4. Choose your main Category of topics you’ll write about.

    You can say “personal finance” or something more specific such as “cryptocurrency” or “forex trading”.
    Food blog category

  5. Pick your blog name.


    A good blog name in the finance field reflects at least one of these traits: trust, expertise, and value. Pick a name that you see yourself sticking with for at least the first year.

  6. Register new domain as your blog address

    This is what you and your audience types in to get to your blog.

  7. Choose existing domain name as your blog address

    Maybe you already have a domain name registered elsewhere. Follow these easy steps here to transfer or map it to your WordPress.com blog.

    Choose existing domain name for blog

  8. WordPress is now setting up your blog.

    Your domain registration and hosting setup is being completed automatically.
    Congrats your blog setup is almost complete.

  9. Complete payment and checkout on WordPress.com

    Make sure you’ve selected the Personal Plan, and total amount is $48.

  10. Decide if you want email for your new domain (Optional)

    If you want a business email address on your new domain, WP can automatically set you up with it. We recommend skipping this, you can always add it later, when you actually have readers / collaborators emailing you.

    Do you want business email?

  11. Choose a WordPress theme (design) for your blog


    Search for your blog subject, and select “Free” to find a blog design that looks right for you.

    Choose your WordPress theme blog design

  12. Launch your blog.

    Start adding posts, pages, logo, tagline, and tweak your design as needed.Your blog is now launched on WordPress.com

Check out our other WordPress beginner tutorials on how to start a successful art blog, a DIY blog, or a lifestyle blog.