How to Start a Blog
Have you been wondering how to start a blog but just feel completely overwhelmed? Are you wanting to blog for more than just pleasure and make some money to supplement your income? In this 2 week course we will start from scratch. I will show you how to start a blog, how to set up your host, how to get a domain name for free, and how to set it up with WordPress! Not sure how WordPress works? No problem! I’ll walk you through that too! I’ll tell you the easiest ways to create pinnable graphics and best practises for social media. We’ll cover everything you need to know to set the stage for a profitable blogging business. Take a bit of time to build up your content and it won’t be long before you are ready to monetize your site and watch the money flow!
Setting up your Domain
In this lesson I will walk you through how to choose a host, get a domain name for free plus two free months of hosting!
Setting up your Domain with Wordpress
Now that you have a domain, we will figure out how to set it up with Wordpress.org so you can start your blog. Pictures and full tutorial and support are included if you get stuck.
All About Blog Themes
I will share 5 of my favorite places to shop for themes to give you a good starting place as well as show you how to change your theme.
Graphic Design/Designing your Logo
Today we will talk about where to buy graphics, design printables, logos, pinnable graphics, and more!
All About Your Newsletter (and how to set it up)
We are going to set you up with a subscribe box on your blog, I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll show you the top three contenders plus their pros and cons.
Setting up an Online Shop
While you may not be ready to set up an online shop yet, I decided to include this lesson for you to reference for later. It is super easy to do and will take all of about 5-10 minutes to get started!
Marketing yourself with Pinterest
Today is all about Pinterest. We will learn what makes a good pinnable graphic, what your pinning strategy should be, etc.
Marketing Yourself with Facebook/Setting up a Facebook Page
Today is all about Facebook, we will talk about how often you should post based on your page size, what you should post, and where to find it.
Getting Your Posts Out There
Instagram, TheseReads, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Google+, plus a brief overview and what to watch for with share threads and groups.
A Free Blog Planner and Creating a Strategy for Success
On our last day I am going to send you a free re-useable blog planner. It is undated so you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll never need to buy another one. We\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll talk about strategy moving forward, tracking our goals and achievements, keeping track of our guest posts/shares/goals, and more!