Here is a list of resources that we frequently get asked about.
Moving Your Blog from Blogger or WordPress.com to your own domain and WordPress.org
You will need to buy a domain name and to get your blog hosted somewhere. Below are some places that we recommend for these services.
Register Domain Name
To register your domain names, we use this company as they are one of the largest domain registration companies and they are reliable. If you pick a domain registration company by price, these are sometimes resellers and if they go out of business, you will lose your domain, your website and your business along with that.
You will then need a reliable hosting company to host your website. This company gives really great 24 hours support which is essential when you need technical help and very competitive pricing. This voucher code will let you trial it for a month at only US$1 and thereafter, prices start at just US$3.95 a month.
Use coupon code : HOSTINGDISC for the first month at $1
NOTE: If you do sign up for hosting with this company and buy through this link, we can help you instal wordpress on your new domain. Just drop us an email when you do and we can sort you out.
Premium WordPress Themes
If you are using self hosted wordpress, one of the best features is the ability to change your blog theme with the click of a button. You can upload your own theme or use of the premium themes like on this blog.
We really like the Studiopress themes as they are built in accordance the WordPress’ best practice, are lightweight in code, are super fast loading (which will help your Google rankings) and very easy to customise.
The theme that we are using for this blog is called the Prose Theme and is very versatile for setting up blogs and customisation. For this blog, we added a header and changed some link colours. We added a menu for navigation and were in business in no time. There are a lot of other customisations you can do with this but for now, this is all we need.
Feel free to ask any questions about premium themes by leaving a comment below.
Video Creation Tool
This is a great online tool for making videos very quickly by just uploading your photos and adding some text and music-Animoto
The software allows you to upload directly to your Youtube account too.
Social Media Sites
These are the main social media sites that you should have accounts on.
Register for a Gmail Account
This is a free tool to do Keyword Research – Google External Keyword tool