This course will take you step-by-step into setting up your first online WordPress blog. It's not hard to do when you have someone teaching you with step-by-step video instructions.
Who should take this course? Anyone who is looking to setup a blog the easiest and fastest way. People who are looking to start a blog for a company, business or personal use should take this course.
The course consists of:
You'll learn the basics like:
Plus some more advanced stuff like:
You can take this course now and have your blog setup today. Simply watch the instructional videos and then complete each action while watching over my shoulder.
Note: This lecture is OPTIONAL for those who want to do advanced research.
I always get the question "How can I speed up the keyword research process?" Well, over the last 3 years I have used a ton of tools. I have to be honest, what I am going to show you is the best one IMO. Watch the video and see how I am getting fast results, finding a niche I can dominate and finding every single aspect I need to know before jumping into a niche.
Once you use it I am sure you'll love it. It's currently my favorite tool on the market (and the one I use the most).
Market Samurai Video #1 on the left.
Market Samurai Video #2: Checking Out Your Competition - Is in the next lecture.
As with all tools using a keyword research tool is 100% optional. But, I really recommend at some point you invest in a tool like this. It saves me a ton of time and makes my life easier.
This lesson is simple. Now that you have a niche idea, a domain and hosting you can now install Wordpress.
The great news is installing WordPress is both free and easy. It's also easy to customize in seconds. I'll show you how to get a domain, get hosting, installed Wordpress, change the look of your blog in seconds and create your first blog post in less than 23 minutes.
You'll do the following in this video:
In this lecture you'll learn to setup your very first blog post, plus add an image if you decide to.
It's important to note that you should watch the next couple of lectures as well to learn about how an why you should Tag and Categorize your posts as well.
This video shows you how to add social icons (Facebook, Twitter and Google+) icons to your blog posts.
Once your site is built and is getting traffic you'll want to be able to track your stats and visitors!
The way I suggest doing this is through a free online tool called Stat Counter.
Stat Counter will seamlessly work with your website.
You'll be able to track:
How many visitors you get per day, week, month.
What keywords people are coming to your website from.
Which search engines are the most helpful.
What URLs people are coming in from and more.
Go signup with Stat Counter Here.
In this lecture you'll learn how to get your website indexed with Google and how to setup a simple sitemap to notify the search engines of your content.
What is getting indexed?
Simple, it means that the particular search engine is aware of your website. Having the search engines aware that you exist is important.
Google accounts for over 60% of all online searches so it's critical that Google is aware that your blog exists.
I'm Michael Brown. I started making money online in 2007 and went on to quit my full-time job by June of 2008 to focuses on building an online business.
In 2008 I started teaching others around the world to blog and build websites. I have created several courses and have a knack for teaching beginners exactly how to build their first blog/website in less than a day.