Everybody Needs A Blog or Two
|Before I even considered eCommerce and Network Marketing, I was a blogger.
Blogging was a way for me to write. When I first retired, I had written a book, but was frustrated with the actual process of going through publishers, critiques and rewrites to meet someone ELSE’s content ideas and writing style. I liked what I wrote, so I even tried self publishing.
Then someone introduced me to WordPress. My first blog was InfoAboutAnything – a collection of anecdotes, personal stories, and a section for my favorite topic – techie stuff. I actually have several books that are compilations of my blog articles.
I kept building blogs with different themes (because that’s what the SEO experts said to do). I built ExcelVBAWizard to share Excel tips and techniques, VBA programming, and an index of tips from my heroes – the Microsoft MVP’s.
Here are some of the other sites I had (or still have)
At one time I had about 25 active blogs, half a dozen eCommerce sites, and a bunch of specialty sites, most of them were fairly active. I learned SEO, got them ranked in Google, had them monetized with Amazon, Adwords, Clickbank, and my dropshipper catalog, until the Penguin release of Google SEO., Then everything flatlined. All the SEO work I had done changed.
Blogging still remains a viable vehicle to showcase some of your work, discuss business topics, and have an “archive” of Facebook and Twitter posts (actually, post them to your blog and share them on FB and Twitter).
How to Start Your Own Blog
The easiest way is to sign up for a reputable hosting account . I recommend GDI, not only because you get a free .ws domain name (lots of selection), they are reliable, inexpensive ($10 per month), have all the WordPress software for free, and GDI has a great comp plan. There is so much you can do once you have a hosting account with Cpanel access.
I have many training programs, themes, plugins, for WordPress, and blogging. Here are some of my favorites:
WordPress Video Training Vol 1 ** – Everybody should have a blog, or two. Content is king. But you don’t have the slightest idea of how to get started. This video course teaches you from the basic through being a blog admin.
WordPress Video Training Vol 2 ** – advanced WordPress training – a MUST HAVE
Instant Funnel Machine actually uses a custom WordPress theme to serve the funnels you create.
Easy WordPress ** – Get Instant Access To 25 Step-By-Step Video Tutorials On How To Start and Run Your Own Blog For Fun or Profit! Simply Watch And Follow The Videos To Get Your Blog Up And Running In No Time
5 Minute Articles ** (Value: $9.97) – What if you started using Ezinearticles.com in a similar way to other writing styles?
WordPress Easy Marketer ** – This plugin will get you started with a content rich site in under 5 minutes!
Writing Riches ** – If You Can Read And Follow Simple Instructions, You Can Easily Earn 5-Figure Sums Without Having To Worry About Writing Content At All
Unrestricted Marketing Articles ** – Use these 200 Unrestricted Articles to generate fresh traffic to any blog or website
Massive Article Profits ** – How To Dominate Your Niche – Boosting Your Profits, Traffic and Credibility by Using This Free and Simple Marketing Tool!