I get calls every day about my blog.
People want to know how to start a blog of their own, if they need one, what it entails, why they should create one, how to come up with ideas to write about, how to get started, etc.
I figured I’d create a simple page on my website to give you all the information you need to succeed.
Suggested Reading (Blog Posts)
Here are four posts I published on this blog that I believe would benefit you.
- Why Every Serious Network Marketer Needs a Blog
- How to Build Your MLM Business by Blogging
- Blogging Blueprint for Network Marketers
- Top 4 Blogging Mistakes
How to Start Your Own Blog
Listed below are my 8 steps to starting your own blog. I have also provided links to some YouTube videos with instructions on how to do it.
Step # 1: Determine Your Niche and USP – Simply put, what will your blog be about? What is the theme? What makes your blog different from everyone else’s blog? Which target market, or group of people, are you trying to reach?
This is easily the most overlooked step in creating a blog, yet also the most important step. To give you an example, my target market is other network marketers and my unique selling proposition (what makes me different) is that I am the No B.S. Network Marketer.
This video should help you determine your target audience.
Step # 2: Brainstorm domain names – You want a catchy domain that ends with a dot com. You want it to be three words or less, easy to remember, with no dashes or hyphens in it.
You can use your own name as the domain, but I really suggest you do something different. For instance, I chose “onlinemlmcommunity” because I wanted to create an online network marketing community, and I wanted a website that I could eventually sell one day. If you use your own domain as the domain, not many folks would want to buy it!
This video should help you pick a good domain name.
Step # 3: Buy a domain and hosting – You can get your hosting here at Blue Host. This is who I recommend. You can get a domain and hosting for one year for approximately $100. It’s a great deal. They also have services where they will set up everything for you, or offer coaching to help you through the process.
Step # 4: Install WordPress on Bluehost – The next step is to install WordPress onto your hosting account. This is free to do. Here is a video that explains how to do it.
Step # 5: Buy a Custom Theme – Once you install WordPress the next step is to get a custom theme. You can also choose from one of the free themes, but I highly suggest something custom so it looks even more professional. There are theme options within NameCheap you can pick from.
Step # 6: Set Up Your Page and Layout – Next, you need to set up your pages and layout. This would include your about me page, contact page, privacy page, welcome page, etc. on your website. Here is a video on how to do that.
Step # 7: Set Up Your Auto-Responder – The next to last step is to set up your auto-responder. This will allow you to build your email list and put a popover and opt-in box on your website. I use and recommend Aweber.
Step # 8: Start Publishing Content – The final step is to start publishing content. Content is king. I suggest posting daily, or minimum five times a week. You can outsource this if you don’t want to do it yourself. Here is a video with tips about providing great content.
One Final Thing
If you found this information helpful, but want to know more about blogging, I highly suggest you check out my MLM Blogging Profits Course.
It’s designed to teach you everything I know about blogging. For a small investment of just $47 plus shipping, you can learn from my mistakes and successes and create your own popular MLM Blog.
Keep in mind I’ve invested close to $50k in business education and about 15,000 hours building my blogs. Being able to pick my brain for $47 is a great deal!
Already a Blogger?
If you are already a blogger, why not check out my blog review service? I can take a closer look at your blog and give you a bunch of suggestions on how to improve it.