Blog for Profit Using a Simple 4 Step Process to Success
It’s one of those things where you feel like you have plenty to say but you are looking for a platform to say these thoughts, feelings, and advice you have been storing in your head. It’s a good thing that the internet has given so many of us the chance to write these things out and share them with the world. We can create a blog now and advertise it to our family and friends on social media. So the real questions are:
- How do I create a blog?
- Will it cost me to create a blog?
- What do I do after I create a blog?
Not sure how to create a blog?
So you want to create a blog, but you have reservations about it for some reason, right? Are you one that’s been saying, “it’s too hard to do” or “maybe when I can afford to pay a tech guy to set it up for me” or perhaps you are so resolved in your quest to get a blog added to your online business that you delve in only to find out that you took one too many wrong turns and are now lost – and think this is a bad idea.
FEAR NOT!! A Blog For Profit is Not a Tough Thing to Setup
Step 1 – Get Your Technology Setup (watch video below)
Step 2: Install WordPress as Your Blogging Platform for Success
This is a key component to getting your blogging off and running. I’m one that takes this stuff and implements this without a thought, but I know that some people shutter at the thought of setting up a new blog. So, I’m going to make this as painless as possible for you – a “one stop shop” approach if you will.
So, without further ado, let’s dive in and get this WordPress setup, so you can start blogging!
I mentioned in the video above about getting an email from your hosting company. This would be from some company like WebHostingPad, GoDaddy, or like in this screenshot below, HostGator. You’ll need to log into your hosting account so that you will see a screen of your new CPANEL, which is a shortened version of Control Panel (see image 1).
When you are logged into your CPanel, the next step will be to install WordPress. Seems to be moving right along – and it is!! So in the screen below you will be either going to click on the “Fantasico” icon (image 3) or “Softaculous” (image 2) is used with other web hosts.
Great! Now it’s all coasting from here on out! We are in the business of installing WordPress to your website!
Now because there are different softwares used to install WordPress (as shown above), I’m going to show you just the Softaculous version since it’s more common these days and is a newer method than fantasico.
When you have opened up Softaculous, you are now ready to start installing any “apps” that you want to add to your website. Since we are installing a blog we are going to choose “WordPress” for this tutorial.
After you click the WordPress icon, you will be on the next page to install the software to your domain. You can leave everything as is, and let the automation do its thing.
Note: Be Double sure to input your best email address as this is where the finished installation details will be emailed. Don’t lose this email!
Your installation is now complete and you have a blog!
Step 3 – Getting Your Blog Noticed
One of the questions stated above is “How much will this blog cost me?” By now, I’m sure you have spent the money to get your blog setup by purchasing services, and products to get this going. What you probably don’t realize is that there are more details to keeping your blog in tip-top shape in regards to speed. Yes, that is a huge part of whether or not your visitors will ever return to your blog. So, there can be additional costs involved in keeping your blog up and running fast enough to keep people coming back to your website.
There’s another part of getting people to come to your website and that is syndication – at first. You will need to tell people who you have a blog or it won’t get noticed amongst the internet-o-sphere. To operate a blog that brings in money and is a blog for profit, you will need to know how to do the art of promotion (get people to your site) and also the art of SEO.
Fortunately, there are tools to help with SEO to get your blog posts to rank on the first page of Google, Bing, or Yahoo! Trust me on this one thing – you will NEED those tools to give you that slight advantage over others.
Syndication consists of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Syndication (Telling as many people about your new blog / blog post that you can as soon as possible! You worked hard in getting this all setup and putting more effort into getting your first blog post published – so start by telling your family and friends.
Use Social Media to start your announcement of your blog creation! Be open about your intentions with the blog and if it’s to start to blog for profit then tell them – they will follow you and see how well you do, because we all want to see success, right!!
Step 4 – Goal Attained
The last step to getting your blog going is to actually sit down and blog about the keywords that you found using the google keyword planner or if you chose to get the market samurai free trial. This really is the moment you have been waiting for and I really hope that you CRUSH IT! Remember the key to blogging success is consistency for at least the next 90 days.
I know you went through a long struggle getting everything setup – and it’s very commendable that you did this. As I mentioned in the post at the beginning, your blog will – almost inherently start to slow down. It’s like these blogs are some how, some way integrated into computers with a bug to make them go slow – ha ha.
All kidding aside…
I recommend you keep the plug-ins to a minimum as they can slow your blog down. There are some great plug-ins that you could almost say “I NEED” those plug-ins but really consider what your outcome and goal is before striking.
On the flip side, we all know that there are free sites out there like blogger (run by google), WordPress (free account), and many others. However, the draw back to those is that you lose out on customization, and the content is no longer your content. If they decide to shut down the site, you have a limited time (sometimes) to get your data backed up – then what do you do with it? There are lots of unknowns that just take a lot of time to get answered.
Another option you have is to get a high-ranking website that offers blogging services and the training on how to market your blog so that you can make money. Now, this is only for a select few but if you’re one of them – and your ultimate goal is to make a lot of money with your blog…
YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME!
Follow me over to my money-making, educational, and sometimes funny blog that is already setup once you sign up for your account. There’s absolutely no maintenance, and the site is ranked in the top 300 in the world. Upon arriving at the link destination (keep your arms, legs, and luggage on your lap – and in case of a crash landing – restart your computer).
You’re going to need to do the following…
- Watch the FREE Video
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That’s the end all that is in blogging. The amount of information that is there for the beginning to intermediate blogger is absolutely mind-boggling!
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Well I hope that you found this blog post to be informative and helpful at the same time. I encourage your participation by leaving a comment, sharing it out to your social following, and liking this post!
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