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In part 1 of this article we considered the primary needs to get a blog up and running. You will recall that we considered a domain name, a server and WordPress.
In this part of the tutorial we will see how to register a server and domain in your name and how to install a fully functioning WordPress installation on your server.
If you are like many of us, you may have been toying with the idea to start your own blog for some time but could not get down to doing it. Most of the people we meet who have an idea of starting a blog feel that it requires a deep understanding of the technology involved. For others, the costs to hire a website designer/developer to develop and design a blog is a huge put off.
I completely understand where you’re coming from. I was one of those big ‘doubters’ that it is at all worthwhile to include emails as a marketing channel in my overall marketing strategy. After all email marketing is dead, right? Wrong! Email Marketing is by far the most effective marketing tool that you can deploy in your entire marketing arsenal.
Now you have designed and launched your Blog and you are Blogging a storm, but how are you going to get your Blog in front of the eyes that will click on your affiliate links and buy the Products that will generate the income you need?
We are so lucky that we are living in a digital age. When I grew up and started working, there weren’t event that many computers around and a fax machine was a terrific invention!
You Can Also be a Freelance Writer
Take a page from my book so to speak. I spent more than 20 years as a negotiator at a Trade Union for Public Servants. Although I love working with people, I did not feel that I was in a fulfilling job as I could not fully express my creativity. Yes, I connected with a vast range of different people daily and my job did include writing Newsletters for our members. It was however not connecting with that left hemisphere of my brain in the way I wanted it to.
How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps (Infographic Included)
Let’s start at the beginning. Blogging has become a popular method for Bloggers, Entrepreneurs, and the Business World in general to connect on a social level. Blogging takes place on the internet and in social media and the environment wherein it functions is called the ‘Blogosphere’.