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.
Siteground Hosting – This is another company that offers fast hosting with great support. Check out their hosting packages here. (for a limited time, they are offering their packages at 70% off).
2. Hostgator – 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
Free Site Setup
If you do sign up for hosting with these company and buy through the links above, we can help you install WordPresss 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.
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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.
This is a free tool to do Keyword Research from Google but you need to sign in with a Google ID and create an adwords account. You don’t need to buy any ads to use it. Google External Keyword tool
One of the foolproof ways to get more traffic to your blog is by using email marketing. You need to be able to collect emails of all your visitors and contact them when you have new blog posts, videos and other content to share. This has been shown to increase regular blog traffic by quite a lot.
I highly recommend using ConvertKit as an email service provider. It is also an autoresponder so you can use it to queue up a series of content for your readers and it will get sent out in the frequency that you decide. I love the ability to segment audiences in ConvertKit as this usually gets you much better open rates and conversions. If you send the right message with a relevant headline to each segment of your list, your success with email marketing will be much better.
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