Step-by-step; how to start blogging from scratch to create a successful and profitable blog.
How to set up a blog
Takes you through hosting to installing your blog, installing a theme, plugins and more. This is the nitty gritty to getting a blog and setting it up. I take you through everything step-by-step, including videos so that you don’t get lost.
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How To Create Awesome Content
How to set up your “blog roots” so that you will start to grow a fan base and consistent stream of traffic from search engines
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How To Get Traffic To Your Blog
These days you can’t just build a website and expect people to find it, no matter how good it is. People are only going to find you if you get out there. Here are the ways you can market your blog.
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How To Make Your Blog SEO Friendly
There are so many websites out there these days, it can be hard to get noticed. With just a little bit of effort people can discover your website organically through search engines. The key to this is SEO.
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How To Make Money From Your Blog
Most blogs that set out to make money fail. This article tells you the fool-proof secret on how NOT to fail at making money from your blog.
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Tools and Resources
Full disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I have had experience with all of these products and I recommend them not because of any money I may make from them but because I love them and believe that others will find them useful. I don’t want to you spend any money on these if they will not be the perfect fit your you.
WordPress: This is the best blogging platform out there. It is free, easy to use for those who are new to blogging, but flexible enough to grow with you as your needs change and you learn new things. All my websites use wordpress.
ThemeForest: There are many places to get premium themes, but I now prefer to look at Theme Forest. The themes there are reasonably priced, and I find they have so many more great features compared to other premium theme sites out there.
Domain Names and Hosting
Aweber: This is the email list/autoresponder service that I use to send out my newsletter. I’ve tried others, this one is no. 1.
Instabuilder: Create landing and squeeze pages within your website. This is a wordpress plugin.
OptinSkin: This creates a really pretty optin box for your website. One great feature of this plugin is the ability to have it appear after an amount of time that you specify.
Clicky: Clicky is free to use, with a paid plan if you want more. I find Clicky so much easier to use and get something out of the analytics compared to Google Analytics.
Google Analytics: This is the industry standard for analytics.
Email & Productivity
Yesaware: I love yesaware! This is a way to track your email opens, clicks and replies, as well as you can speed up your emails with templates. I review Yesaware here.
Evernote: I use Evernote to record everything! I have a post on how I use Evernote in my business.
Trello: This is my to-do list. Here is my video on how I use Trello in my workflow: