Maybe you’ve been reading mine and other blogs recently. You’ve conquered the concept of RSS feeds, read the specifics on why you should be using a blog to help promote and market you, your company, and your products.
You even read about how you can make money simply by writing about stuff you love to write about using PayPerPost, Amazon and other affiliate programs, and Google’s Adsense advertising. You’re ready to tackle the feat and try your hand at exceeding Shoemoney’s record Google Adsense revenue of $132,994.97.
So, where do you start?
Kyle James of .EDU Guru did the work for you, creating two extremely descriptive posts walking you through, step by step, the process of setting up a WordPress blog, from installing it into your web host, to suggesting both necessary and useful plugins to be used to make your blog stand out and function most effectively. What’s great about these posts are that they explain WHY you’re doing each step as well as how to do it.
- Part 1: The Right Way to Set up a WordPress Blog and Why
- Set up and Install your blog, step by step.
- Part 2: The Right Way to Set up a WordPress Blog and Why
- Customize your blog using themes and plugins
I encourage any individual who is contemplating the creation of a blog, or who has launched a blog but looking for ways to revamp it to look and function better, to visit these two posts and soak up as much knowledge as possible.
Also check out WordPress Complete: set up, customize, and market your blog, a book that will teach you, step by step, how to go about creating your blog, customizing it to your liking, and marketing it to increase traffic and website conversions. This book will help to explain wordpress features and how you can use them most efficiently to make your blog as effective as possible, producing an increasing amount of page views and subscribers, as well as monetization of your content.
Also be sure to visit my Web 2.0 Reads page to find more e-marketing and new media sources I recommend.