A-Z Strategies for Running a Successful Blog Long-Term
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A-Z Strategies for Running a Successful Blog Long-Term

An A-to-Z course on how to create a long-lasting blog that will generate traffic.
5.0 (3 ratings)
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32 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create an active blogsite that generates traffic and revenue.
  • Create a blog business plan
  • Select the right social media platforms
  • Write meaningful blog content
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Requirements
  • Download latest version of Adobe Reader.
Description

In this class, you will take your business idea, or product/person you wish to promote, and build a full website with the guidance of the instructor. Plus you will learn how I make over $3,000 from blogging too. In these lessons, you will get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress site and blog. As you walk through the process from start to finish, you'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a website's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, and achieve better ranks. You will confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for those who are not familiar with Wordpress and/or want more information on setting up a traffic driven blog. No prior blogging knowledge is needed. This course is not for you if you are looking to learn coding!
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
01:30:35
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Getting Started In The Blogger's World
7 Lectures 04:35

Welcome to our wonderful course. In this course, you will learn how to set up your blog's foundation and learn about the necessary components for a productive blog. I am here to support you! Email me at HBIC@Iblogontheside.com with any questions.

Preview 00:41

After gaining an understanding of what exactly a blog means... you will complete the "hotsheets" below. The hotsheets are my way of saying worksheets. You have to work to be a blogger!

Preview 02:28

In order to be successful in this course, you will need to understand the common blogger terms that are being used.

Blogger Lingo
3 pages

After completing this lecture, students will be able to identify their purpose for blogging.

Preview 01:26

In this lecture you need to complete the blogging brainstorm file to help get your creative juices flowing.

Blogging Brainstorm
1 page

In this lecture you will continue to reflect and brainstorm.

What can I blog about?
1 page

After completing this "Why" hotsheet you will gain clarity on your reason for blogging.

What is my 'why' for blogging?
1 page

In this quiz, we will see what you have learned in this lecture.

Quiz your understanding
1 question
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Setting up your blog
9 Lectures 14:52

After completing this lecture you will be to identify your budget for your blog.

Preview 02:04

In this lecture, you will be able to select your name, and domain hosting site.

Choose your name and host
1 page

After this lecture you will have a draft of what you want your homepage of your blog to look like.

Design your blog
1 page

In the lecture, you will be able to contrast 3 blog softwares.

Blog Software Comparision
1 page

After this module, you will be able to navigate the Wordpress Blue Host C-Panel.

Preview 02:49

After this lecture you will be able to navigate the Wordpress Dashboard.

Preview 02:22

After this lecture, you are smokin... oh wait, you will be able to upload a theme to Wordpress.

How to upload a theme
02:22

Hey hot stuff! After this lesson, you will be able to set up your blog pages.

Important Pages
01:18

After completing this lecture, you will be able to upload plugins to your blog. See the must have plugins you need for your blog!

What are plugins?
03:57

Quiz your understanding for setting up a blog
2 questions
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Writing Types Of Content
3 Lectures 05:38

In order to get readers, you must have readers right? You must write content that your granny would want to read!

How to write content for readers to read!
05:38

After this lecture, you will know the 5 essentials you need before you hit publish.

5 things every post needs before you hit publish
1 page

After you finish this lecture, you will be able to plan your themes for your blog posts.

Monthly Blog Theme Hotsheet
1 page

Checking your understanding
1 question
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
2 Lectures 12:16

Learn how to get SEO traffic to your blog.

Getting SEO Traffic
06:48

After this lecture, you will be able to optimize your blog.

SEO Optimization for Blogs
05:28

Checking your understanding SEO
1 question
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a. Learn how to monetize your blog
7 Lectures 07:47

I know this is super exciting, you will learn ways to make money blogging.

Ways to make money blogging!
05:31

After completing this brief lecture, you will be able to identify the different ad sizes you can offer on your blog.

Ad Sizes!
00:40

After reviewing this lecture, you will be able to pitch a business.

How to pitch a business
3 pages

After reviewing this lecture, you will have an understanding of affiliate marketing vocabulary.

Affiliate Vocabulary
1 page

After this lecture, you will be able to understand the process of affiliate networking.

What is affiliate marketing?
01:36

After this lecture, you will be able to select the affiliate links that are reflective of your brand.

Affiliate Links
1 page

After this lecture, you will be able to select the correct affiliate company based on your needs.

Tips on choosing affiliate network
1 page

Checking your understanding on affiliate marketing
1 question
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Using Social Media
3 Lectures 01:39

After this lesson, you will be able to understand the importance of using social media to drive traffic to your blog.

Circle of Blog and Social Media Stupidity
01:39

After this lecture, you will be able to identify social media pros and cons.

Social Media Pros and Cons
4 pages

After this lecture, you will be able to select the right social media platform based on your needs.

How to choose social media for your business
9 pages

Checking your understanding of social media
1 question
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Blogging as a business
3 Lectures 03:18

In this video, you will learn the business needs of running a blog.

Blogging Is A Business
03:18

In order to have a fab blog, you must design your reader!

Reader Avatar: Design your reader.
1 page

After completing this lecture, you will have a business plan for your blog.

Blogging Business Plan
6 pages

Understanding blogging business
1 question
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Bonus Resources
3 Lectures 00:30
Bonus Stuff! Lucky You!
1 page

You did it!

You did it!
00:30

I am always extra!

Extra stuff
2 pages
About the Instructor
Courtney L. Teague
5.0 Average rating
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32 Students
1 Course
Social Media Strategist, Blogger, Tech Trainer, Coach,

Dr. Courtney is an expert at designing and implementing strategies to support social media efforts and online learning. Courtney serves as a consultant, facilitator, trainer, coach, speaker, teacher specializing in social media and instructional design.