7 Minute Blog Set Up
Many people think that setting up websites and blogs is either A. super challenging and time consuming or B. extremely expensive to get something professional looking
I’m going to put these 2 myths to rest and show you how you can get a professional looking blog set up in just minutes!
Here you will have all the tools you need to get a professional blog set up and be ready to run with your vision! A blog is the #1 way to influence online!
Are you struggling to come up with a name for your blog? Lacking ideas? That’s okay! It happens to the best of us. Here are some tips for coming up with a blog brand.
ExpiredDomains.net has a list of domains that have been owned that recently expired. Some of them are already aged, have backlinks and global searches. This is an easy to quickly get off the ground by snatching one of these!
Select Deleted.com’s, Archives 2018, Add your filters: type in your keyword such as ‘Money’ in the box that says Domain Name – Contains, Domain Name Settings – check the box for only characters, Length- max 15
Then you will see a list of expired domains with that keyword and from there you will get a ton of ideas.
Other ways to come up with names: scroll through a dictionary, look at competitor blogs, use a word generator, take inspiration from books or television shows, etc.
Once you have your domain idea then you need to go buy it per Step 2 (below)
I personally find Global Domains International the most newbie friendly platform when it comes to domains AND hosting! For $9.95/month (with a FREE 7-Day Trial) you get an entire suite of tools all in one place. You can even get a $25 learning bonus! Go through their training and earn and easy $25 which will cover your first 2.5 months of membership.
You’re simply going to grab your domain and hosting details from Global Domains international and give them to the theme installer in Step 3 (below)! This is super simple. You don’t even have to set it up!
If you’re not a designer, you probably have no idea what your design should look like or where to even start with that, am I right?
No sweat, remember this is a 7-minute blog set up outline and you don’t have to even set it up yourself!
So first, what is a theme?
A theme is a blog layout and color scheme. It’s a template that gives you the foundation of your blog. There are plenty of free themes but I usually find they aren’t as professional looking. There are also plenty of paid themes but sifting through them and then installing them can be a pain!
So here is the most affordable professional looking themes I have found plus it INCLUDES installation! Yay!
Maybe you’re thinking “Gah! I’m not a photographer, how am I going to get professional looking photos for my blog?” No worries! This is where stock photos come into play. I certainly don’t take ALL the photos that are on my blog.
I use a site called https://stocksnap.io/where you can get FREE stock photos that look high class for your blog! Just type in the keyword of what you are looking for and voila! You can download the image and upload straight to your blog.
And voila! You have a beautifully branded blog set up in just minutes! Now you can let the creative juices start flowing and decide exactly what type of content you are going to roll with. Once your blog is ready to go then you will have to start thinking about ways to promote and monetize your blog…
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