10 Steps To Setting Up A Free Blog Like A Pro In Under An Hour
You’re a small business or home business owner and you need a blog. You don’t have money to spend on someone to set up a blog for you. You can set up a free blog by yourself. You don’t need to pay for it and it’s surprisingly easy. If you want to know why you need WordPress, read Best Website Builder Small Business – Why You Need One.
The decision to have a blog is a wise decision as blogging is not difficult and it will give your customers a chance to find you.
In order to blog for business, you need three things:
1. A Domain Name
3. WordPress software installed
You can register a domain name from Omnis. Make sure you have done your keyword research and decided on a couple of names for in case your first choice isn’t available.
You can get website hosting from Hostgator.
One more step: You need to set the DNS nameservers so that omnis knows where your site is hosted. You get this from Hostgator, and you add it to your Omnis account. It looks like this: ns1.hostgator.com (just an example – it could be called something different.)
After you have a domain name and a hosting account, it is time to set up your blog. By now you will have your Cpanel username and password. Here are the steps:
1. Log into your Cpanel account.
2. Click on Quickinstall
3. Click on WordPress
4. Click “install WordPress”
5. Make sure you write down the username and password for your wordpress account.
6. Log into WordPress. This will be your website name, and /wp-admin. So the link will look like this http://yoursitename.com/wp-admin.
7. Login with your username and password, and you’re ready to begin.
Now you need to download the theme you want:
1. Go to Appearance/themes/install themes
2. Click on the colour or theme you want
3. Find a couple of themes to that you like and install them
4. Go back to themes and choose the one you want
5. Click “activate”
You now have the theme installed and you are ready to blog.
You can make a number of pages with the “add page” feature under “pages. It is suggested that you have an “about us” page and a “contact us” page.
You can also have a static homepage and a “Blog” or “Articles” page.
Now you can start writing a blog entry by going to “Post” and then “Add post.” Remember to create a suitable category – you can do it from the “Add post” page. Also remember to add your key words. And if you want to make lots of money, Six Figure Blogging is your answer.
More about blogging:
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure IncomeThe Huffington Post Complete Guide to BloggingThe Ultimate Guide to Blogging: What To Write About, How to Promote Your Blog, & How to Make Money BloggingEverybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good ContentHow To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your SoulHow To Start A Profitable Blog: A Guide To Create Content That Rocks, Build Traffic, And Turn Your Blogging Passion Into Profit (How To Write Blog Posts That Go Viral Without Selling Out)5 Minutes a Day Guide to BLOGGING: How To Create, Promote & Market a Successful Money Generating Blog (Business, Income & Social Media) (Volume 1)Blogging: How To Sell Your Soul For A Million Dollar Blog (Blogging, Blogger, Blog) (Volume 1)Blogging
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