The Steps You Need To Take To Start Blogging Today
Blogging can be fun, and even pretty profitable. Plus, having a blog is an extremely important tool to use whenever you have a business! It gives your customers confidence in doing business w/you. So yup, having a blog is pretty much required in doing business in a 2.0 world.
You'll need a domain name if you don't already have one.
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Once you get your domain name (or a few, b/c if you get more than 6 you'll get free Privacy for a year...and Privacy is important) then you'll need to host your website blog somewhere.
GoDaddy may allow you to host your website/blog on their servers for free, but you'll be limited to how much storage space you'll have available for files (pics, vids, etc). Depending on how big you want your blog to be -- how many photos/video clips you want to include in your posts -- you may want to purchase a hosting account so you'll have virtually unlimited storage space.
Here's a discount coupon for Host Gator, one of the best hosting services on the net:
Now you can start building your WordPress site for free!
(instructions on how to setup and operate WordPress are listed below)
You'll want to use a professionally made theme design for your blog. You don't want to use a free theme b/c they all look "free" and you don't want your readers thinking your blog is generic. The more professional and nice looking your blog, the better and the more readers will enjoy visiting it and reading your stuff, which could mean more money in your pockets.
And having a professional theme doesn't have to cost you a lot of money either. I've gone through and tested all of the most popular WordPress themes packages by evaluating their ease of use, their cost, and the amount of choices in designs they give you for one price. And from my experience, Elegant Themes offers the best deal for your buck!
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How to start building your WordPress site for free!
I suggest you learn from these easy-to-follow step-by-step video tutorials on how to use WordPress...the most popular blogging platform on the internet:
** WordPress From Beginner to PRO
** Mastering WordPress Like A Pro
** And if you want ALL the information in one place on EVERYTHING from start to finish, so you can fully understand all there is to know about blogging and setting up websites, this video tutorial course is available:
Trust me, these will save you TONS of time. I spent an entire year teaching myself how to use WordPress, and I still go back to these tutorials to learn new things. You can pick and choose which one of these you want to learn from as your needs change. I definitely wish something like this was around when I started.
Good luck, and happy blogging! :-)