Hello My Friends!
Yesterday a friend of mine was interested in creating her own blog site and entering the wonderful world of blogging.
Amazingly, I spontaneously wrote a how-to guide to doing so..
This post is basically the message I sent her in our group with some modifications to be fit as a post
How to Create Your Own Blog and Why not Blogspot.com or WordPress.com
Since your interested in developing a blog, then we’re in the same field 🙂 I’m currently doing facebook, twitter marketing but mainly focused on building my blog — http://www.tristanazcona.com
The beauty of a blog is that when your just starting its like building an intricate machine..
I’ve had a lot of questions and basically researched and answered a lot of it so let me go ahead and see whether you have the same ones 😉
A Blog.. Why not Blogspot or WordPress.com?
I’ve had loads of experience using these *free* blogs and I can see why the BEST people NEVER use these.. They (Blogspot or WordPress.com) control what content you can or cannot put on your blog.. I one time had a post on my wordpress blog about my Neobux business and WordPress.com blocked all my affiliate links.. Now that is just plain annoying.. Why can they do that? Because I am using their property. Http://someonesblogblahblahblahrahrah.blogspot.com or Http://someonesblogblahblahblahrahrah.wordpress.com is a SUBDOMAIN of Blogger and WordPress respectively. They have ALL the write to delete or put restrictions on THEIR property. Should your blog disappear, they can only say “I’m sorry” and that is that. There is no accountability.
Blogger and WordPress is nice for personal life or just simple information sharing. It’s fun 🙂
But in my opinion, when it comes to marketing, Blogspot or wordpress blogs have little or NO Credibility.
1. You gotta give value to get value..
This is the MOST repeated word of advice.
How can someone who is not even risking a dime to get their word across the interwebs be trusted with a $20 or even a $100 or more product? And believe me, getting your own domain is not at all that expensive.. Read to the very end to find out 🙂
2. A lot of spammers use free accounts from these sites..
I hate spammers. Hate them.. Really.. Unsolicited mail is the worst. Since its easy to make an account from these sites spammers will abuse and make dozens of accounts on these domains.. Just like there are tons of spammers using yahoo accounts. Think I would put my e-mail and opt-in from a FREE blogger or WordPress.com site? Nuh-uh.. Unless I really know the person.. So if I can’t build a list, I can’t make money.
So if not those how do you make a blog?
You can make your own blog using the WordPress.org blog engine (easiest and best to use Katie and Jonathan uses it.. ) which you can download at their site and installing it to your WEBHOST..
So What are the benefits of having your OWN blog?
There are numerous benefits:
1. Having your own site builds up your own BRAND. Which when nurtured and cared for grows and builds up influence.
2. Its a DOMAIN and not a Subdomain.
What difference does it make? Well SEO-wise a domain gets higher ranking than a subdomain.
3. You OWN the site.
You control what content you put in and links. Everything is under your discretion. No company will mess up your affiliate links.
4. You are running the most adaptable publishing software there is..
The WordPress engine is not just for blogs. In the hands of an experienced person, it can create really stunning websites.
5. Getting your own hosting comes with your own e-mail domain.
Youremail@domain.com is less likely to get spammed by e-mail service providers than free e-mail accounts.
6.You’re very own private spot on the web to store files.
Whilst a Webhosting account is primarily meant for hosting a site, this doesn’t mean you can store some of your files here for safekeeping.
And the list goes on and on 🙂
Now getting WordPress on a Webhost..
Read the instructions on how to install it on my webhost, but its TOO complicated?
Well I’ve got that covered too!
I’ve found a host that allows you UNLIMITED bandwith, space, e-mails, and a great customer service system
and allows you to easily install the WORDPRESS blog engine with just a few click of the mouse PLUS I’ve found out how to get the FIRST month for a measly $0.01! (Bwahahaha!) $10/month hereafter
The Webhost is HostGator (FYI 100% Wind Energy so we’re protecting mother earth)
The link is:
Select the Baby Hosting Package and with the coupon code I’m giving at the end, hosting is literally $0.01 upon checkout
After that its they’re procedure to verify your identity. Just call their customer service or e-mail them identification to..
When your account is verified, enter the CPANEL and go to Software/Services and select FANTASTICO Deluxe
when there, just click WordPress then select install and TaDa~! Its Done~!
Your very own blogsite for just $15.01 (Domains are $15/year unless you buy it from GoDaddy or Namecheap) I just discussed buying it through HostGator to avoid all the fuss..
1.Get webhosting with HostGator (Thanks so much!)
2.Use coupon code I’m giving at the end to get the first month at $0.01 (Swee~t!)
3. Use FANTASTICO DeLuxe to install the wordpress.org engine in a matter of minutes..
Then get a theme from wordpress.org that suites your taste.
Thanks for reading and here is the coupon code to get a MASSIVE discount on your first month’s hosting
If you need help with that just send me a message and I guide you along the way 😉
To Your Future Success!
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