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Writer Tips and Tricks for Building and Monetizing a Blog

Learn how to build a self-hosted WordPress blog
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Created by Bill McRea
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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What Will I Learn?
After completing this course you will be able to build a self hosted wordpress blog
You will be able to work with hosting and purchase domain names
You will be able to post content to your blog
You will be able to add software or plugins to your blog
You will be able to change themes and the basics on how to modify them
You will understand how to make your URL's look pretty and set up SEO to generate traffic
You will understand how to set up a static home page
You will learn how to make money with your blogs
How to connect your blog with social media
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  • You do not need any prior knowledge

This class teaches you how to build a blog and monetize it so you can make money. A very simple way that anyone can make some additional money from home by making blog post on a regular basic.

  • Complete training and how to videos
  • Resources and places to find required services
  • Free software and training is also offered to automate the process.
  • This course if perfect for anyone seeking to supplement or place their full time job. It is excellent for stay at home moms and people that are unable to work a full time job
  • There are only about a few hours of instructions combined with additional course material we direct you too that are free.

This is the perfect way to supplement your income fork home. You do not have to sell anything, call anyone or scam people out of money. You are simply sharing information with people interested in your topic and make money from people clicking on your ads.Everything is explained in detail.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that has always wanted to own a blog
  • If you want to share information with the world
  • Anyone that wants to communicate with multiple social media sites at one time as well as through their blog
  • If you are interested in branding yourself as an expert on the internet and social media at the same time
  • Anyone interested in making money online
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:51:21
Why You Need a Blog
5 Lectures 34:28

Blogs are simple and powerful. You really need your own blog to simplify your personal and business life.

What is Blogging and Why They Are Still Important

Blogs are capable of so much more then just posting something to the web and then hoping for traffic from Google, Yahoo or Bing

How do Blogs Communicate with the World

You can use your own host or use a blogging site that provides free hosting. Here are the plus and minuses of both approaches

Self Hosted Blog vs. Blogging Sites

Most brick and mortar business can really capitalize on owning their own blog. We will share with your why and how in this section.

How Traditional Business Make More Money with Blogs
Working with a Webhost
2 Lectures 14:07

There are many hosting companies online so making a selection can be be confusing. We show you what we look for in making a selection

Selecting a Webhost

The proper domain name can have a huge impact on your traffic

Selecting a Domain Name
How to Build a Blog on Your Hosting Account
2 Lectures 11:38

Most hosting accounts have a system the will automatically build a blog for you. Here we demo Hostogator

Using Hosting Cpanel to Build Blog

How to install a blog the old fashion way. No automated hosting system.

The Manual Way to Build a Blog
How to Make Money with Your Blog
2 Lectures 25:00

This is the best way to make passive income. Simple pastes some code on your website and adverts get displayed automatically.

Preview 16:49

There are hundreds of course for sale on making money as an affiliate and most of them have something to do with blogging.

How affiliate marketers make money with blog
Adding Content Manually to Your Blog
6 Lectures 26:08

How to Navigate WordPress Admin

Working with Wordpress Admin

Manually add your own content to your blog

Doing a Blog Post

What are pages and How to Use them

Adding a Page to your blog

How to find and install plugins

Uploading and Installing Plugins

Themes and installing them

How to upload and install Themes

How to add a menu to your theme

Working with Menus
About the Instructor
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Education, Motivation and Marketing

I am a retired CEO of a large agricultural company doing over 250,000,000 in annual sales. I have been developing software and selling information products online since 2008. I am a public speaker and have traveled the world teaching entrepreneurship and making money online for 7 years. My courses include both theoretical and real world applications.

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