Setting Up Your First Blog

By | September 22, 2015

Now that you have products to promote, you want to start driving traffic to your sales page. When you received your affiliate link, you would have been given access to promotional material like banners, graphics and emails or sample ads.

This material is great to have, but remember, hundreds of other people could potentially be using the same material. You want to make your marketing efforts stand out above the crowd.

The best way to achieve this is to set up your own blog. It is simple to do and very inexpensive to set it up.

If funds are limited it can be done for free. There are various blogging platforms from which to choose from. Two of the most popular free blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger.

All you have to do is create an account and follow the instructions. Within minutes, you can have your own blog ready, waiting for content.

Now, this is just a caution, if you choose to go with a non-paid blogging platform, you could wake up tomorrow and find your site has disappeared!

If money is an issue then go ahead, however, your best choice is to use a paid method. What this entails is choosing a domain name and having a hosting account.

You can set this up for under twenty dollars, with the hosting costing around $5-7 per month afterwards.

Let’s assume you are going with the paid route. First you want to create a hosting account and then get your domain name. You will then need to point your domain to your new hosting account.

Depending on where you purchased your domain you will be asked to do this either during the checkout process or you will need to go back in and do it manually, once your purchase is completed.

You will click on manage domains and then transfer DNS, here you will enter the domain name servers from your hosting account.

Normally looks something like this:

This can take a few minutes to switch or longer depending on the company.

Your next task is to go into your hosting account and add your domain name. This is fairly straightforward to do, just follow the instructions as you go.

Once you have this done you will want to install wordpress on your domain.

To do this you need to log in to your Cpanel and find the Fantastico icon this will take you through the wordpress installation. Remember to bookmark your site and password.

Once this is done, log in, and you will be in your dashboard. From here, you can choose your theme and start posting. You have just created your first wordpress blog.

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