There is no better way of building an online presence than through creating a WordPress blog.
So where do you start?
The best site to use to create your blog is WordPress.
A guy called Quentin Watt has recorded three You Tube videos which show you how to install WordPress.
Once you have decided on the product or service you are going to promote, you have to choose a domain name, which should include words which are relevant to your niche.
The most searched keywords relating to your niche can be found using keyword research tools. For Google Adwords you will have to create a Google account if you haven’t already got one.
The next step is to register your domain and to arrange for your site to be hosted. There are countless companies offering these services, so the marketplace has become very competitive. As there is nothing to choose between the leading companies on price, it comes down to comparing the amount of support each offers. On this basis I have no hesitation in recommending…..
They provide a video tutorial on installing a WordPress blog and also a Live Chat support service.
Once you have registered with HostGator, click on the ‘register domains’ tab. Enter your proposed domain name in the ‘Find a Domain’ field. It will search to find out whether you have chosen a unique domain name and give you alternative suggestions. Register your domain.
Now click on ‘Hosting’ —> ‘Choose A Plan’
If you are just starting out and have a single domain, choose the ‘Hatchling Plan’
Whilst on this page scroll down to ‘WordPress Hosting’. The short video tutorial shows you how to use ‘Quick Install’ to install your domain on WordPress.
Click on ‘Sign Up Now’ to purchase your Hatchling Plan.
Return to the video tutorial mentioned above and follow the instructions to set up your WordPress blog
One of the great features of WordPress is the huge number of plugins, which greatly enhance and extend the functionality of your blog. You will find the best plugins here….
If you Google ‘Best WordPress Logins’ you will find loads more.
Now that you have got your WordPress site set up, you should work through the headings on your dashboard, which are self-explanatory.
For more information and support I recommend you open a free account with Wealthy Affiliate.
You may wish to move on to the last article in this series Part 3 – Promote Your Site
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