Originally Posted by HummingbirdsNest
1. Register a domain name. (I've done that before.)
2. Get a hosting account. (I've done that before)
3. Install WordPress to the hosting account. (Here's where it's all new.)
2&3 above - depending who you choose as your host, things can vary quite a lot.
If you are going for shared hosting then things are usually quite simple as most have things like Fantastico which are just point-and-click.
There's a great community here - so even though you live in the sticks, you'll always find someone to help you