How to start a blog

How To Start A Craft Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start a craft blog. So what we are going to cover today is what is a craft blog. I’m on provide a few examples. I’m going to show you and tell you why you need to pick a niche, how to niche down, and get web hosting.

[00:00:14] Now, I will explain why you need web hosting as a new blog or website, and I’ll show you how you can get a free domain name for free for the first year. After that, I’m going to show you how to install work. How do I install both a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes you need to make to your website to get traffic, and how to start.

[00:00:34] After that, we’re going to talk about some ways that you can make money, why you need to share your content on social media in the very beginning, and about how many blog posts you need to write to start getting trim traction. Now, I recommend that you click the first three links in the description, as they will be the links I referred to throughout this video.

[00:00:49] So let’s go ahead and get right into it. What is a craft blog? Now? A craft blog is simply a blog where you’re answering questions and solving problems—different craft niches. For example, maybe you are targeting kids, crafts. Perhaps you’re targeting summer crafts, holiday cramps. There’s a huge niche of art.

[00:01:07] And I’m going to show you how to find a niche and niche down right now. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to jump over to. A website called hobby lobby. I’m sure you’re familiar with it. Now. Hobby Lobby is grand because it’s a craft store, but if we look at the different departments, you can see that these are all different crafts that you could create.

[00:01:23] In fact, you could even niche down and create content under some of these other boxes or some of these alternatives as well. But this is, these are different options for you. And there’s a lot of opportunities here. You need to pick one of these departments is what they’re called on hobby lobby, but these are our niches that you could get into.

[00:01:42] You could start a floral wedding craft blog. If you want to, everything you can do is check out websites that are actually—forming well in the craft space. For example, if we go over to, if we go over to a beautiful mess.com, this is a craft website that is gaining some traffic. One thing that you can do is you can reverse engineer what they’re doing and replicate and improve.

[00:02:03] So what we can do here is we’re just going to copy the domain name, and I’m going to talk a little bit more about the domain name in just a moment. I’m going to copy this and put it in our keyword research tool, and we’re going to see what words are ranking for, and then that can help with. Help give us some direction.

[00:02:18] Now, in the very beginning, when you have a brand new blog or website, you want to focus on keywords that have a difficulty of five or fewer. If you look at this here, the K D Ray here is zero to 100. So anything above five will be a challenge for you to start ranking and get some traction as a new blog or website.

[00:02:35] If you are using this tool, you can change the keyword, difficulty to five or less, and then you can see what they’re ranking for and should give you an idea of the type of blog. You could start. For example, as you can see, galaxy nails are organizing for a live edge coffee table. So you could show people how to make furniture.

[00:02:55] But you could go through here and take a look. I saw something where baby headbands could be something that you create continent. That’s an entire niche that ended up itself like baby crafts or crafts that you could make for new parents are expecting. So what I recommend is that you pick a niche and then niche down again, go over to hobby lobby or Michael’s, whatever you prefer, and look at the different departments.

[00:03:17] These are all different sub-niches that you could get in. All right. So let’s go back over to our slide deck here. The next thing you need to do is you need to get web hosting. Now, web hosting is a company that you’ll work with. You will rent hard drive space called a server, and that web hosting company will make sure that your website is available for people from around the internet to see your website.

[00:03:39] You’ll pay a monthly fee, but you’ll get a domain name for free for the first year. And the great thing is. They’ll the web hosting company will take care of everything on the backend. So you’re just responsible for adding content and making sure that everything is up to date. And if we go back over to the website that we referenced earlier, a beautiful mass.com is the domain name.

[00:03:59] You’ll get one of those for free for the first year. So what you’ll do is click the link in the description, and I’ll actually walk you through the process of getting a domain name and why posting right. So when you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:04:13] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, but as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:04:25] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this. You can then do go back and try different domains. Now make sure again that you want to pick one related to your niche, click next, and then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:04:47] The next step is to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure. When you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this check. If you don’t leave a statement, you’re going to get people reaching out to you.

[00:05:04] Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I have signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website. Just create a simple username and password, make sure it meets the requirements.

[00:05:24] And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back and have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down. So it’s effortless and straightforward.

[00:05:39] Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:58] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:15] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on. Just click, skip here. And click skip here and then just pick the first one in the far left.

[00:06:36] Make sure that you’re picking a three theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on LA. To WordPress on the right-hand side there, you’ll see it in just a second.

[00:06:51] And then we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click login in. Now we have a WordPress website. You may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work, but now we have our website, as you can see. Now, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins.

[00:07:10] Because right now it has the coming soon. And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like. But for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:31] Now, I will talk a bit about plugins later on. Plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:49] Now you want to make sure that you only. The plugins you’re using on your website, the more plugins you have, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I’m just simply bleeding some stuff that you don’t.

[00:08:09] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which is all right. So let’s go ahead and make some changes that we have to make so that you can start getting traffic. The first thing you want to do is change your site title to be the title of your website. You can make this your domain name. For example, my domain name is web hosting rewind, and you can see that’s my site title.

[00:08:41] And then the tagline. What your website’s all about—any very concise manner. As you can see here, mindsets, get the latest news and info on all things—web hosting. What you want to do is make sure that yours is relevant to your niche. For example, if you are creating content about makeup, you can say, come here for the latest tips and tricks for all things makeup.

[00:09:02] Next, you want to ensure that your WordPress address is HTTPS and not HTTP. Make sure your site address is HTTPS as well. And then, the administration email should automatically be set to uncheck the membership so that anyone can register. Make sure that this is unchecked. If we scroll down here, you want to change your time zone to your time zone.

[00:09:24] There are all sorts of them here. Next, do you want to make sure that your date format is set to the way you want? And then go ahead and click save. If we go down to writing, there isn’t anything in writing that we need to change. After that, we’re going to go to reading and reading is very important.

[00:09:40] You want to make sure that your homepage displays your latest posts. That’s the first thing. And the second one is you want to make sure that your search. Visibility is unchecked. Do not check this to discourage search engines from indexing. This site, you do not want it because if this is tracked people, aren’t going to be able to find your website, and everything that we do after this is going to be a waste.

[00:10:03] So go ahead and click save. This should be unchecked next. If we go down to discussion, there isn’t anything that we need to change. Media, we can leave this as is, and then permalinks will be necessary right now. Your permalinks are set to plane. Do you want to change it to a post name?

[00:10:20] This has been done for search engine optimization. What’s going to happen is when we create a new blog post, we are going to make it so that it’s search engine optimized. We’re going to use the keyword in our title, and the keyword will show up right here is. And this is called search engine optimization.

[00:10:37] Make sure that it’s at the post name and then go ahead and click save, and that’s everything that you need to do to make sure that you start getting traffic. All right. So now that we’ve installed WordPress, we’ve established a free theme. I’m going to show you how to install a premium WordPress theme in just a moment, and we’ve made some changes so that you can start getting traffic right now.

[00:10:55] You have a free, basic—theme on your website. I recommend that you go out and get yourself a premium theme because it’s going to add additional features and functionality. That’s going to make your website look a lot better. So, for example, if we go over to a beautiful mess.com, this is a premium WordPress theme.

[00:11:12] You can see it’s inviting. It is. It looks much better. Look at these different colors here and the diverse menu. This is all from a premium theme. And if you click the second link in the description, you can get a premium theme. So when you click that second link, it will take you to this website here.

[00:11:29] And what you can do is just type in your craft or the title of your blog, and you could potentially find different opportunities. For example, by typing crash. Hit enter. You’re going to find premium WordPress themes for crafts. As you can see this first one here, it says arts right in the title.

[00:11:45] So that could be a good one. What I recommend that you do, let’s spend some time going through and find a premium theme that will be harmonious or in line with your target. Once you find one that you like, you will click on this button and add it to the cart. When you add it to the cart, you will check out and pay for the premium theme.

[00:12:03] And then you’re going to download that zip file to your computer. Once you download the zip file, you will unpack that zip file, and there will be a second file. We’re going to take that second file. And we are going to install it into the back office of our WordPress website. And to do that, we are simply going to go to.

[00:12:19] We’re going to click on themes. When we click on themes, we’re going to click on, add new, and then we’re going to click on upload theme. We’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here. Or we can manually find it by clicking choose file and finding it. Once you edit here, you are going to click on install now and then activate.

[00:12:35] And just like that, we have a premium WordPress theme on our website. The next thing that we want to do is start writing. And I get three questions when it comes to creating a brand new blog, how do I start writing? How long should my blog posts be, and how many blog posts should I write? And I’m going to go ahead and answer two of those questions right now.

[00:12:53] So to start writing, you’re going to click on posts, and then you’re going to click on, add new. When you click on add new, we will add the keywords that we found here into our post title. All right. So we’re going to copy this keyword here, just like this. And we are going to paste it over into the title.

[00:13:11] Of our blog posts. And the reason why we’re doing this is we’re doing this so that we can get discovered through the search engine. This is called search engine optimization. And what we’re going to do is we are going to leave our keyword at the front, and then we are going to make our second half of our title so that our customers or potential audience wants to click on it.

[00:13:30] So we will just type in everything you need to. Nope. And this again is designed to get people to click on our link. And to read our blog posts. And so that is how you start writing. Now, the question is, how long should our blog post speed? And that only depends on a few factors. It depends on our keyword.

[00:13:52] It depends on what our competitors are writing. And it depends on how many words it takes to answer the. In general, your blog posts should only be as long as it needs to be. One way to determine how long your blog posts should be is by pasting in the keyword, looking up, and seeing what your competitors are doing.

[00:14:10] Now, what I recommend that you do is open this one right here. This is a website we were just looking at. And this website, this blog post looks like. It’s probably about, oh, this blog post is short, but it has a lot of comments. So if we scroll back up here this blog post, if I had to guess, it’s probably about 2,500.

[00:14:28] So if we do word counter, it’s 2000 words. So that should give you an idea of how long your blog post should be. It should be at least 2000 words. What I recommend that you do is I recommend that you go through and read this blog post, just come through it and try and figure it out. Topics the blog post didn’t cover.

[00:14:46] That’s going to help you add more credibility and more relevancy. And everything that you can do is take 10 minutes before we start writing and do a little brainstorming session to help you with brainstorming. So I like to start with these writing prompts. Who, what, when, where, why, and how? And so what we’ll do is we’ll take about 10 or 15 minutes, and we’ll just ask questions concerning our keyword.

[00:15:09] So we could say when. To use this curtain. And so what I want you to remember is that when you are brainstorming, you mustn’t worry about spelling words correctly. It’s more important to get your ideas onto paper and not necessarily worry about spelling words correctly because you’re always going to come back when you write your blog posts to finish that up.

[00:15:31] You want to take 10 or 15 minutes—basic questions concerning your keyword. After the 10 minutes is up, you will simply delete the ones that didn’t make sense or aren’t going to help your blog posts. And you’re going to keep the ones that will help your blog post and help answer your customer’s questions.

[00:15:47] You’re going to turn these questions into subheadings by clicking on the heading. And then you’re just going to go through and answer the question you should. You could say you should use this and these situations. Okay. And then you’re just going to go through and answer the questions and make sure that you’re helping the customer solve the problem that they came for.

[00:16:08] And then once you’re done, you’re going to go ahead and click publish. And once you click publish, it will be available for the world to see and read. All right. So if we go back over to our slide deck here, the next step is to figure out different ways to make money. And there are several ways to make money with your blog or website.

[00:16:23] If we look at this website here, For ads and you can place ads right on your website as well and make money. There are five ads, all of these with the best buy. And then this one right here in the bottom, right? I believe this is an ad as well. And the great thing with ads is that they can be automatically placed right on your way.

[00:16:40] And it can help you make money. When you first get started, you will probably have to work with Google AdSense. Google AdSense is an ad network that works with everybody. And the cool thing is once you click that get started button and the top writer in the middle, they’ll walk you through the steps of having ads placed on your website automatically.

[00:16:58] You don’t have to do a whole lot of. You just have to answer a few questions, and ads will be automatically be placed. The downside to Google AdSense is that they don’t pay a lot, and you’re going to make pennies on the dollar until you start making significant traffic. Of course, once you have 10,000 page views per month, you can move to a premium ad network like Zoellick AdThrive or media.net, but there are other ways to make money as well.

[00:17:19] You can make money with. And with affiliate marketing, that’s simply recommending or selling other people’s products and services. And the way that affiliate marketing works is that you are going to go out and find affiliate programs that are congruent or in line with what your target audience is looking for.

[00:17:34] And you are simply going to put affiliate links in your blog posts. One affiliate program you can join is hobby lobby. I know they have an affiliate program. I believe Michael’s has one as well. And if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have. Free course, it’s the third link in the description.

[00:17:50] Go ahead and click that third one to learn about affiliate marketing for free. You can also sell your own physical and digital products. Maybe you’ve put together a book for crafts, a book of crafts for kids, a summer book of crafts for kids. And you can sell that right on your website. There are WordPress plugins and even some of these themes that we looked at before. They include a feature where you can sell your own digital or physical.

[00:18:13] Now, selling products is outside the scope of this video, but that is an option and an opportunity as well. If we jump back over here, the next step is to share your content on social media. I recommend that you share all of your blog posts, uploads them to social media. The reason why I think you should share them is simply you’re not going to get any organic traffic from Google or. It does take a little while for Google to see and recognize your content. In the meantime, you can share your content and relevant places. There are forums, Facebook groups, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube. There are several places where your customers or potential customers are already hanging out where you can share that content and start getting traffic.

[00:18:53] So every blog posted upload, just go ahead and share it to Pinterest and some of those other places as well. The final question that I get all the time is about how many blog posts. I feel like you should write 50 blog posts before deciding if this is worth continuing doing. I think 50 is a good number because you’re going to get better at writing.

[00:19:14] You’re going to get better at keyword research. You’re giving yourself 50 opportunities to gain traffic leads and sales, and you’re letting Google know that you are serious about writing. A lot of people stop after ten, and many more people stopped that for 20. So what I recommend that you do is go ahead and post 50 posts.

[00:19:31] Do one a day for 50 days or one every other day for 100 days. It doesn’t matter. As long as you get the 50 now, be sure to check out the three links in the description. The first one is web hosting. The second one is premium WordPress themes. And then the third one is to a free affiliate marketing course.

[00:19:46] Be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell to be notified when I upload my next video. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you then.

How To Start A Nutrition Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a nutrition blog. So what we’re going to cover today is a nutrition blog with a few examples, how to pick a niche and why you need to pick a niche and niche down so that you can start getting some traffic.

[00:00:13] The next step is to talk about what hosting is and how you can. If you click the first link in the description, you can get web hosting and your domain name for free for the first year. After that, we are going to install WordPress. After that, we are going to establish a premium and free WordPress theme.

[00:00:30] I’ll show you how to do that in just a moment. And I’ll show you some changes that you have to make to your web. Then, where else you won’t get any traffic after that, I’m going to show you how, why and what to start writing so that you can write faster. In addition, we are going to talk about some ways that you can make money, why you need to share your content on social media in the very beginning, and approximately how many blog posts you need to write before you decide your next steps.

[00:00:51] Be sure to check out the first three links in the description, as I will be referring to those three links throughout this video. So first things first, what is nutrition? The nutrition or nutritional blog is simply a blog where you’re answering questions about different food. And in just a moment, I’m going to show you some cool, other ways that you can niche down.

[00:01:09] But with nutrition or nutritional blogs, you are simply asking questions. So your audience, your customers, your viewers are coming to the internet. And they’re asking about basically dietary facts. So they could be asking about everything from McDonald’s nutrition. Up to how many calories are in a stick of celery.

[00:01:27] And so you’re going to create content to help solve that problem. And what I recommend that you do in the very beginning is do something called niching down. And I’m going to show you a few examples of why you need to niche down and maybe some shortcuts to help you do that. And so if we go over here to our keyword research tool, Mrs.

[00:01:43] this is something that I like to use. You don’t have to use it, which is typically nutrition. You didn’t see the keyword difficulty is 91. This is a scale of zero to 194 means it’s tough. However, if we look at matching terms and this will be a way to niche down, you can focus on different aspects of nutrition.

[00:02:01] For example, if you wanted to, you could focus on fast food nutrition that can make an exciting blog, and then you could turn them into health nuts. Once they see the nutrition facts of different fast-food restaurants, that’s just one way you see here. Keywords that are relatively difficult and relatively competitive.

[00:02:16] And so you’d want to look for something like Baldemar nutrition, which is only a five, and it gets 22,000 searches. And what you can do is click on this and niche down and find a lot of stuff to write about the thing that you can do. And this is that secret hack is you can go over to a website.

[00:02:31] That’s already getting a ton of traffic, and you can take a look and see which words they’re ranking. So, again, to help you get an idea of what you should be creating. So if I go over to site Explorer, I’m just going to paste this in, and we’re going to be able to see the keywords for which this website’s ranking.

[00:02:46] And what we’re going to do is we’re going to click on organic keywords once this pops up, and then we can get a better idea. So we click on organic keywords, and if we take a look, you can see the keyword difficulty, and these are all different keywords. These are keywords. Usual different keywords they’re ranking for as a new blog or website.

[00:03:03] I recommend that you try and go for words or keywords that are five or less. So they have a difficulty of five or less, as you can see here, almonds before workout a Sesame butter versus to honey, probably mispronounced that, but you could potentially create content on these aspects of nutrition and start getting traffic and then do what traffic, what you want with it.

[00:03:24] But this is an example of picking a niche and niching down. If we jump back over to our slide deck here, the next step is simply to get web hosting. Now, web hosting allows your internet to be visible to other people on the internet. What you’re going to do is click that first link in the description, and you are going to work with a web hosting company, and they’re going to host your website.

[00:03:45] So that people can see it. You are going to pay a relatively small monthly fee, and they will host everything for you. What we’re going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps of getting web hosting and a domain name. Now a domain name is simply a name that your customers refer to your website.

[00:04:03] If we go over here, this is the domain name. The domain name is Toby door.com. And you’re going to get one of those for free for the first year. So we’re going to go ahead. And right now, we’re going to go through the steps of instance, getting web hosting and installing WordPress. So when you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:04:19] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select and then move on. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:04:32] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now, make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to your niche. Click next.

[00:04:51] And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but. And turn in your contact information. The settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this check.

[00:05:09] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you and spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I have signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website initially to create a simple username and pass.

[00:05:29] Make sure it meets the requirements there, and then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you’re going to have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:45] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not spreading. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:06] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:22] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. Click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on. Just click, skip here and click skip here.

[00:06:41] And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a tree theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on login to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:57] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click to log in, and now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to have? And as you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work, but now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:21] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like. But for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:39] Now, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host and the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:56] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I’m just simply deleting some stuff that you don’t.

[00:08:16] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which is all right. So let’s go ahead and make some changes that we have to make so that you can start getting traffic. The first thing you want to do is change your site title to be the title of your website. You can make this your domain name. For example, my domain name is web hosting rewind, and you can see that’s my site title.

[00:08:48] And then the tagline is basically what your website’s all about. It any very succinct. As you can see here, mine says, get the latest news and info on all things, web hosting. What you want to do is make sure that yours is relevant to your niche. For example, if you are creating content about makeup, you can say, come here for the latest tips and tricks for all things makeup.

[00:09:09] Next, you want to ensure that your WordPress address is HTTPS and not HTTP. Make sure your site address is HTTPS as well. And then. Administration email should automatically be set to uncheck the membership so that anyone can register. Make sure that this is unchecked. If we scroll down here, you want to change your time zone to your time zone.

[00:09:30] There are all sorts of them here next. Do you want to make sure that you have your date format set to the way you want? And then go ahead and click save. If we go down to writing, there isn’t anything in writing that we need to change. After that, we’re going to go to reading and reading is very important.

[00:09:46] You want to make sure that your homepage displays to your latest host? That’s the first thing. And the second one is you want to make sure that your search engine visibility is. Do not checklist and discourage search engines from indexing. This site, you do not want this because if this is checked, people, aren’t be able to find your website, and everything that we do after this will be a waste.

[00:10:09] So go ahead and click save. This should be unchecked next if we go down to. There isn’t anything that we need to change here. Media, we can leave this as is, and then permalinks will be necessary right now. Your permalinks are set to plane. Do you want to change it to a post name? This has been done for search engine optimization.

[00:10:29] What’s going to happen is when we create a new blog post, we will make it so that it’s search engine optimized. We’re going to use the keyword in our title, and the keyword will show up right here is. And this is called search engine optimization. So make sure that it’s set to post name and then go ahead and click save, and that’s everything that you need to do to make sure that you start getting traffic.

[00:10:51] All right. So now that we’ve installed WordPress, we have a free theme. We’re going to go back and get a premium theme. I’m going to show you and tell you why that’s important in just a second. And we’ve also made some changes to our website so that we can start getting traffic. So now, right now, you have on your website a free theme.

[00:11:06] It’s essential. It has no features or additional functionality. You want to go out and find a premium theme that is going to be in line or congruent with your target audience. For example, if we go back over to this website, this is a premium WordPress theme. You see how it has additional features and functionality, and it just looks good.

[00:11:23] You want to go ahead and get a premium theme, and to do that, click the second link in the description, and it’ll take you to this website. And what we can do is we can find a theme based on ours. So we can type in nutrition, hit enter, and then you’re going to see there’s a bunch of different WordPress themes you could potentially download and buy an insult into your WordPress website.

[00:11:44] As you can see, these WordPress themes range from $19 up to about 99. I recommend that you go through, find a theme that you like, and simply add it to the cart. When you add it to the cart, you’re going to check out and buy that theme. Once you buy that theme, you’re going to download it to your computer.

[00:11:59] You’re going to unpack that zip file. And there’s going to be a second zip file. So when you unpack that first zip file and get a second one, you’re going to upload that into your WordPress website. And I’m going to show you how to do that right now. So we’re going to go over to our WordPress website.

[00:12:11] We’re right now. We’re in the dashboard. We’re going to go to appearance. We’re going to click on it. And when we click on themes, we’re going to click on, add new. And when we click on add new, we are simply going to upload a theme. Then we’re going to drag and drop that theme we just found, or you can do it the manual way and click choose a theme, and then find it on your download folder. Regardless of your method, you will click on install now and activate when you do that. You’re going to have a premium WordPress name with additional features and functionality.

[00:12:39] Now, let’s jump back over to our slide deck. The next step is to start writing simply. Now, I usually get three questions when it comes to—first, creating a new blog or website. Second, how long should my blog posts be? Third, how do I start writing, and how many blog posts should I write? So let’s go ahead and take care of two of those right now.

[00:12:54] And to start writing, we’re simply going to go over to our WordPress website. We’re going to go on posts. We’re going to click on all posts. And when we click on all posts, we’re going to click on, add new, and start writing. We’re simply going to take the keywords that we found over here. In the previous step, for example, Idaho potato nutrition.

[00:13:10] That’s a pretty good keyword there. We’re going to copy this, and we’re going to paste it at the title. Now again, the reason why we’re doing this is for keyword search engine optimization. We want our keyword to show up at the front to let Google and other search engines know this blog post.

[00:13:28] And we’re going to add in something for the human element. So we could say everything you need to. And this is designed to get clicks. And so now we need to figure out how long our blog posts should be and how to start writing a good indicator of how long your blog posts should be. So there are a few things.

[00:13:46] One, the question that’s being asked, what your competitors are writing. So they’re mine and how long it takes to answer the question altogether. So the first thing that we want to do is we want to open up a new tab. We’re going to paste in our keyword here, and we’re simply going to take a look at Idaho potato duck.

[00:14:03] And get an idea. Now, this might not be the best website to look at simply because they’re only going to have the nutrition facts. So what we could do is we could find a different actual blog, and let’s see, a card manager.com might be a good one. So if we go to carb manager.com and they’re probably only about 700 words, what could you do and help you write better? I’ll address this in just a moment, but let’s correct it.

[00:14:27] Click and take. At the word toner, it is 159 words. You could write a 1200 word blog post simply on carbs in Ida carbs in Idaho potatoes. It seems like it’s not possible, but let me show you how to do it. We’re going to go back over to our blog here, and we’re going to do a little bit of a brainstorming session.

[00:14:46] We’ll say who, what, when, where, why, and how? And so what we’re going to do is we’re going to take about 10 minutes, and we’re going to ask us. These questions with these writing prompt. This will help us write longer because once we’re done with the 10 minutes, we are simply going to ask ourselves these questions and then answer them in a paragraph.

[00:15:08] And then that will help us write a little bit longer. So let me give you a few examples. So our keyword here is Idaho potatoes, nutrition. We could say what. Is an Idaho potato. When you are doing this, you mustn’t worry about spelling when you are brainstorming. You want to get your ideas down on paper to generate as many ideas as possible.

[00:15:29] You could say, why are Y you can tell how did they come up with these nutrition facts? We could say, how did they develop the nutrition facts for Idaho? Okay. And so what you want to do is spend about 10 minutes and ask yourself these questions because this will help you write much longer, and it’s going to help you rank for multiple keywords.

[00:15:59] And you’re going to start building a following much more accessible. So again, you want to take 10 or 15 minutes and simply ask yourself who, what, when, where, why. That will spark other questions. So you just write them all down. And then, after 10 minutes, you’re simply going to keep the ones that you like or that are relevant to your keyword, and then just delete the ones that you don’t like.

[00:16:18] And, for example, let’s say we thought this was a bad idea. We’re going to delete that, but let’s say we want to keep this, and we’re going to turn this into a subheading or an H two. And as you can see, we have the H two here, and then we’re just going to answer the question. We could say a whoops.

[00:16:34] And Idaho potato is. And then obviously answer that question, but if you do it this way, you brainstorm for about 10 or 15 minutes, which will help you write much longer. And it’s also going to help you write much faster. And once you’re done with that, you will simply click on publish, and your blog post will be alive and available to the world.

[00:16:56] So if we jump back over to our slides, The next step is to figure out ways to make money. Now, there are several ways to make money with your website. The most common way to make money is simply by placing ads right on your website. I don’t see that any of these companies have ads. What you can do is you can work with a company called Google AdSense and have ads placed automatically on.

[00:17:18] And to do that. You’re simply going to click on the, get started here, and they’re going to walk you through the process of setting up Google AdSense, and then they’ll automatically place ads right on your website. The only downside to Google AdSense is that they’re not going to pay you a bunch of money initially.

[00:17:33] You’re going to make pennies on the dollar, but once you start getting significant traffic, you can move on to more premium ad networks. For example, easel wig, media.net ad drive. Those are premium ad networks. You can move. And you can start making even more money, but that’s just one way, one other way that you can make money simply with affiliate marketing.

[00:17:51] Now, you are recommending or selling other people’s products and services with affiliate marketing. The way that affiliate marketing works, if someone were to click on your affiliate link and make a purchase, you get paid a commission to start affiliate marketing. So you basically will find different affiliate programs that are congruent or in line with what your target audience is looking for.

[00:18:09] You will apply to that affiliate. And if you’re accepted, they will give you filial links. If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I have a free affiliate marketing course. That is the third link in the description. Another way that you can make money is simply by selling your own physical or digital products.

[00:18:25] If you have a nutrition course, you can sell that right from your WordPress website. If you have an ebook, you can sell that as well. Now, selling products from your website is outside of the scope of this video. But that is an opportunity as well. So if we jump back over to our slide deck, the next step is to share your content on social media.

[00:18:41] Now, I recommend that you do every single blog post that you upload share it on social media in the beginning. The reason why that’s important is simply that Google doesn’t trust your content. Yet what they’re doing is they’re comparing your content to the content that’s already out there, and they want to make sure that your content is about.

[00:18:58] And it’s accurate. And so what you can do is share your content and Facebook groups, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, you to be anywhere where you have a following and a fan base. So you can share your content there and start getting traffic. So that’s going to let Google now. And the other search engines know that you have valuable information, and they’re going to help speed up the process.

[00:19:18] Finally, the question that I get the most is how many blog posts. In my opinion, and this is just a personal opinion. You should set a goal of writing 50 blog posts. Now 50 is a significant number, simply because if you are setting yourself apart from many other blogs that were stopped and then abandoned too soon, it gives you 50 keywords to potentially rank on.

[00:19:38] And it’s just, you get better at. So the more you write, the better you get at it. Also, the more keywords you register for, the better chance you will have at getting a few of those keywords. So what I recommend that you do is write every day for 50 days, write every other day for 100 days and then take a step back and see how many.

[00:19:56] I’ll be sure to check out the three links in the description. The first one is for web hosting. The second one is for a premium WordPress theme. And then the third one is for free for the marketing course. So be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell, this video, or any other video on the shell helps you out.

[00:20:10] Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you tomorrow.

How To Start A Blog For A Church 2022

[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a church blog. So basically, what we are going to cover today is what exactly is a church blog. I will show you how to pick a niche and why you need to pick a niche if you want your website to be seen.

[00:00:13] And then I’m going to talk a bit of niching down. The next step is to get web posting and get a domain name for free for the first year. After that, I am going to show you how to install WordPress. I’m actually to talk about what WordPress is a little bit. How do we install both a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes that you have to make to your website to see how and why to start writing.

[00:00:35] After that, I’m going to show you different ways to make money. If that’s something that you’re interested in, I’m also going to show you and tell you why you need to share your content on social media and how many blog posts you need to write. There will be some caveats to this. Make sure that you check out the first lead links in the description.

[00:00:50] As these three links will cover. What we’re talking about today. So first things first, what is a church blog? Now? This is something that you’re going to have to spend some time to figure out an answer for yourself. In general, a church blog is a blog in which you will answer questions about either your church, your community, or your religion in general.

[00:01:11] And that’s why I say you need to spend some time to figure that out and think about where you want your, what direction you want your church. Because if you are going to provide information about your church simply, that’s going to be different than if you are going to provide information about your community, which will also be different if you provide information about your religion.

[00:01:30] So take some time figuring out which way you want to go, depending on what you pick, which direction you select. It will determine everything else. It’ll choose how you like a niche and how to niche down because those are three completely different avenues. If you are creating content, for example, about your church only, you will provide updates on upcoming events and past events.

[00:01:52] You are going to talk about things that are happening in and around the church. However, suppose you’re talking about your coming. In that case, that will be different and even more so different than if you are creating content about your religion, religious beliefs, or upcoming holidays. Now you can do all three, but that’s going to take a lot of work.

[00:02:09] I recommend focusing on. Maybe too. If you have the time, you can also hire someone else within the church to hire to write for you. But you want to make sure that you are picking one or two to get started. Then, once you decide on your direction, you want to go out and get web hosting. Now web hosting is required so that your website can be seen on the internet.

[00:02:29] You aren’t going to work with web hosting. In this case, the first link in the description is to set up web hosting. When you get started with that link, you’ll get your domain name for free. And just let me show you an exact. Oh, a website and why posting. And if we go over here to church answers.com, they have decided to create a website that answers questions about growing the church and revitalizing.

[00:02:52] So this is really towards the church leaders, which is an exciting concept, but there is a niche and a market, as you can see growing healthy churches together. So their goal is to help pastors and church organizers grow, which is yet another aspect of religion in developing your church. So if you look at this is an up here is church answers.

[00:03:14] Dotcom is the domain name. It’s what you would get for free for the first year. But what you can see here is a WordPress theme, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. But if we go back over here to get web hosting and domain name again, you need to have. You need to work with a web hosting provider so that your website can be seen.

[00:03:33] In fact, what we’re going to do next is I’m going to walk you through the process step by step of getting one posting, picking a domain name, and getting set up with everything that you need within 10 minutes. So let’s go ahead and do that. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:03:47] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:04:00] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you.

[00:04:18] Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:04:37] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:04:54] Initially, just create a simple username and password and ensure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:13] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:34] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:05:50] This first one I clicked on, I started a blog, but for the next step, just click, skip, because we know what we’re doing. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on, click, skip here and click skip. And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:06:14] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:06:29] All right. So we click. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:06:49] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:07] Now, I will talk about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host as well. Other plugins that are already activated, and then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:24] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:07:42] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:07:59] All right. So now that we’ve installed WordPress, we’ve established a free WordPress theme. I’m going to show you in just a second how to install a premium WordPress theme. We’ve made some changes to our website so that the masses can see it. So now, right now, you have a free and basic WordPress theme.

[00:08:15] The problem with that theme is it has limited features and functionality. This right here, church answers.com is an example of a WordPress theme, a premium WordPress theme that has additional features and functionality. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to find one. That is congruent or in line with your audience.

[00:08:31] And we are going to go ahead and download it and install that on your WordPress website. And to do that, click the second link in the description. So when you click that second link, it’ll take you to this website. So what we’re going to do is we’re just going to type in church and the cool thing with some of these themes I’ve installed.

[00:08:46] A number of them are they’ll have—different things like a donation button. So you can collect donations online. It’ll allow you to live stream if you can’t. If some of your members can’t attend church in person, there are just several features and benefits to getting a premium WordPress theme for your church, a website there are calendars.

[00:09:04], what I recommend that you do is once you click that second link in the description, go through and find a WordPress theme of a premium WordPress theme that will work best for you. Please don’t spend a ton of time on this, but you must go ahead and get one. As you can see, there are a number of them.

[00:09:19] They range anywhere from $34 to close to 99. So what you’re going to do is once you find a theme that you’re like, You’re going to press this button to add it to your cart. You are going to purchase the theme, and then you will download a zip file to your computer. Once you get that zip file, you are going to unpack that zip file.

[00:09:36] And there’s going to be a second zip file. What we’re going to do next is we’re going to install that second zip file right into our WordPress website. And to do that, we are going to go to appearance. We’re going to click on themes. And when we click on articles, we’re going to click on, add new. When we click on add new, we’re going to click on upload.

[00:09:55] And then we’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here. Or you can click on choose file and go ahead and find it manually. Regardless of the method you choose, you are going to click on install now and then activate once you do that, you will have a premium WordPress theme right on your website.

[00:10:10] The next thing that we need to do is start writing. Now I get several questions. I get three main questions when it comes to creating and writing blog posts. How do I write a blog post? How long should my blog post? And how many blog posts should I write before deciding if this is worth continuing? The first two I can answer right now.

[00:10:27] I’m going to answer for you right now. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to jump back over to our WordPress back office here. We’re going to click on it. And we’re going to click on, add new. So now you want to make sure that you create a new post and not a new page. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to enter in a keyword.

[00:10:43] Now, the purpose of entering in a keyword or keyword phrase is so that we can be optimized for search. We want to get discovered organically. And to do that, we can, for example, let’s say we wanted to, let’s go to this blog here, and we’re just going to find one of their keywords. Let’s see.

[00:10:59] No more ghost towns winning over three kinds of your most challenging church members. Could say how to win over your most challenging church members. So we’re going to assume that’s a keyword. We’re going to put how to win over your most challenging church members. Okay. And so, let’s take that’s our keyword.

[00:11:22] And what we’re going to do is we are going to take 10 or 15 minutes and just brainstorm using the simple which. What, when, where, why, and how brainstorming method and why I like doing it this way is because again, our goal is to solve problems. The customers or that our target audience has. And when you do who, what, when, where, why, how it’s fundamental, but it helps to answer the question.

[00:11:50] And what I’d like to do is ask and answer questions with the mindset of our keyword. Who let’s see, where are we at? Who is your most challenging shirt? Remember now when you are doing this, it is not essential that you get spelling correctly. It’s more important that you get your ideas down on paper or a computer to have as much as many ideas as possible so that you can write as thoroughly as possible.

[00:12:20] Why are they your most difficult church? So as you can see, I am writing errors, but that’s okay. Because when I go through and write my blog posts, I can clean this up, and it’ll look perfect. When are they, when do they become your most challenging church? As you can see here, I’ve got a lot of misspelled words, but that is done unintentionally just to get it on paper so I can move on to the next step.

[00:12:54] Again, spend 10 or 15 minutes brainstorming, write down all of your ideas. Good, bad. An average, because what we’re going to do next is we will delete the bad ones. We’re going to keep the good ones, and we’re going to turn the good ones into subheadings. So what we’re going to do is just who your most challenging church member is?

[00:13:10] Let’s clean that up. Clean that up. Who are your most challenging church members? I’m going to turn this into an H two. As you can see here, each two, this is a Hone. You should only have one. Have one per blog post. And what you’re going to do is you’re just going to start writing. So I’m going to say my most challenging.

[00:13:28] Church members are the ones that sit in the back or whatever the answer is. And you’re simply going to write to answer the question and solve the problem. Now, this leads me to the next question. How long should my blog posts be? Your blog post should only be as long as it needs to be and what we’re going to do here to figure out approximately how long it should be is we are going to paste in this question.

[00:13:49] Into Google. And what we’re looking for is we’re looking for w we’re looking for how long other people are writing, though. So this is probably about a thousand-word blog post, about six 50 at this point, and what we’re doing here—6 0 2, and what we’re doing is we are simply going to write.

[00:14:08] Longer, we’re going to write maybe six, 700, 800,000 words. And what you can do to make sure that you are hitting that target is review this blog post and review view the first five or six and figure out what your competitors haven’t answered, what angle hasn’t approached. And when you do the who, what, when, where, why, how method as I’m showing you.

[00:14:30] It’s going to help you write longer and get to that 1000 word length because you are answering the question and trying to help. Suppose you think about it like this, who, what, when, where, why, how it will generate a lot of questions, and it’s going to help you write longer. Now you don’t want to.

[00:14:46] 10,000 word blog post. If the question can be answered with 1000 or 2000 words, there’s no benefit to going extra long like that. It’ll probably be more diminishing returns because Google will see it as fluff and unnecessary. So make sure that your blog post is only as long as it needs to be, but try and make sure that you’re answering the question thoroughly. Try and put yours.

[00:15:10] Mine try and take your customer’s approach and the questions they will ask the next concerning this topic. All right. So if we jump back over to our slide deck here, we’ve started writing. The next step is to figure out ways to make money. Now, there are several ways to make money with your blog or website.

[00:15:26] As I mentioned earlier, you could collect donations right on your website. You can sell products. If we go back up here, the let’s cart button allows you to sell things. Maybe you can sell seeds. Perhaps there are specific invitations or luncheons that you’re having. You can sell them here. You can also sell courses.

[00:15:42] They were probably selling several courses. Self-paced video training, and you can make money that way. You can also make money with affiliate marketing. Now, affiliate marketing is simply recommending or selling other people’s products and services. Affiliate marketing works to find affiliate programs that are in or congruent with your target audience.

[00:16:00] You are going to get your affiliate links from that company, and you are going to, and you are going to paste them right on your web. When people click on the product and buy, you get paid a commission. You can become an affiliate for Bibles. You can be an affiliate for church robes, hymnals. There are all sorts of things, as long as it is, as long as it is in line with your target audience.

[00:16:21] So there’s a lot of opportunities out there for affiliate marketing. If you want to learn more about it through marketing, I do have a free course. It’s the third link in the description. Go ahead and click that, and you’ll learn affiliate marketing. Step-by-step if we go back over here. You can also create and sell your own digital and physical products.

[00:16:38] Another way to make money with your blog is to sell your own physical and digital products. Maybe you have t-shirts, or you have something that has your name and logo on it. You could go out and sell that and make money that way as well. All right. If we scroll down here, the next thing that I recommend that you do is go ahead and share your continental media, sharing your content with your congregation.

[00:16:58] Most likely, you have a Facebook page or a Facebook group. So go ahead and share it there and invite people, encourage people to read it. And comment on the information that you’re providing. You will find that if you can get people to read and interact with your blog posts, they will form a stronger bond with your church, and they’ll probably buy whatever it is that your songs.

[00:17:19] You want to make sure that you are sharing your content on social media. You can also share it on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, and Tik TOK and read it. You can share it anywhere that people are congregating and need to hear your message. So the next thing that we want to take a look at is the number of blog posts you should write before determining if you should continue or give up.

[00:17:39] In my opinion, you should write 50 blog posts before you determine if your website’s a success or failure because you are a church. I think. You should just continue writing regardless because your goal is to get your message out there to the world. In reality, I usually tell people 50 blog posts, but just continue writing, write as much as you can to continue to further the word.

[00:18:02] All right. So make sure you check out the three links in the description. Those three links are designed to help. The first link is to get web hosting and a domain name for free for the first year. The second link is for a premium WordPress theme. And the third link is to learn affiliate marketing for free.

[00:18:17] Be sure to like subscribing to this video or any other video on the channel helps you out. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Gaming Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a gaming blog. So be sure to subscribe during the belt. This video or any other video on the channel helps you out. So what we’re going to do today is we’re going to define what a gaming blog is.

[00:00:13] I’m going to show you a few examples. First, I will show you how to pick a niche and why choosing a niche is so important. And then we’re going to talk a bit of niching down and why that is even more important. Then I will show you how to pick a platform and get a domain name for a free hint.

[00:00:25] You can click that first link in the description to get it free. After that, we’re going to talk about installing WordPress, installing a WordPress theme, what those two things mean to you and why they’re essential, and then significant changes you have to. Then, to start getting traffic to your website.

[00:00:40] After that, we’re going to start writing. We will talk about some ways to monetize or make money with your new gaming website and why you should share it on social media. And then about how many blog posts you should write before determining if your website’s a success or failure. And then again, be sure to click the links in the description to get up and running today.

[00:00:59] All right. So first things first, what is a gaming blog? A gaming blog is simply where you’re just going to write on. Gaming topics you can write everything from the PlayStation five release, two individual video games, old games, new games of the past consoles that are now defunct. For example, I used to own an Atari Jaguar at one of about 3000 people that own one of those, but that is what the gaming niche is.

[00:01:21] And just let me show you an example of a gaming website or a gaming blog. So if we go over to a, it’s called that video game blog.com. This is an excellent example of a video game blog. Because the website’s so large, they’re picking the. They can write on just about anything when you’re first starting. And now I’m talking about picking a niche and niching down when you’re first getting started.

[00:01:44] I recommend that you focus on one or two small niches. For example, you could concentrate on PlayStation or Xbox news and rumors. You can put focus on individual video games. I recommend that you focus on the particular topic and specialize in that topic. And to further illustrate my point, I’m just going to show you this keyword research tool called.

[00:02:06] You don’t have to use it. I like to use it to make my life a little easier when finding blog topics to write. So if I just type in video games, for example, You’re going to see that’s incredibly competitive on a scale of zero to 100. It is ranked at heart 71 hard. So that’s going to be difficult for a brand new blog to start getting traffic.

[00:02:24] What we could do is we could talk about, let’s say, PlayStation five, hit enter. You’re going to see that’s difficult as well. That’s going to be hard to start getting tracked. What we can do is we can niche down to maybe division two. Now I know that division two is an older video game, but this can work for anything.

[00:02:43] So we type in the division. It says that it’s difficult, but if we go down to matching terms, there are several keywords that we could potentially write on and start getting traffic. So if you look at this right now, there are 284,000 searches per month, 40,000 keywords. We can change. Keyword difficulty to 10 or less, and you’re going to see there’s some opportunity now in the chance you have to look and see what they’re writing about.

[00:03:08] As you can see the division two best weapons, you could create content about that. Division two cross-platform, you are all different opportunities getting loud—questions and searches per month. And you could create content and start building an audience. Now again, once you write on the Division two and get your domain authority up and you can branch up or niche up and start writing about other topics.

[00:03:29] But what I think you should do in the beginning is pick a few different video games or maybe a few other accessories and start creating content in that space. So if we jump back over to our slide deck, you can see we have talked about it. What do gaming blog is we’ve spoken about niching down. And now we want to talk about a platform and a domain name.

[00:03:48] As I mentioned, you can get a domain name for free for the first year. And your domain name is simply how people are going to refer to you or reference your site. So, for example, that video game blog.com, that’s their domain name, and that’s how humans, that’s how people refer to their site and their.

[00:04:04] Probably using some type of web hosting company. I recommend for beginners using blue hosts because blue hosts will get you up and running within five to 10 minutes. So basically, web hosting is where you’re going to rent hard drive space from a third-party like blue host, and they’re going to host your website.

[00:04:22] So people from around the world can see it and. I would say about 55% of the entire internet uses WordPress. And that’s what I recommend for somebody that is just getting up and running. Now, as you gain more experience, you can look at other things, but if you’re brand new to blogging and creating a website, you want to use WordPress because it will allow you to write much faster.

[00:04:42] Most likely, these guys are using WordPress, right? Without doing a little bit of research and digging. I won’t be able to. I won’t be able to dig further into it, but so what we’re going to do next we are going to walk through the steps of getting web hosting through Bluehost. And we’re going to get that domain name for free.

[00:04:59] It’s going to take us probably about four or five minutes, step by step, to get everything that you need. So when you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan if you’re just getting started with a website.

[00:05:13] As you can see, there are several options but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that? I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche.

[00:05:26] Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error. What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again that you want to pick one related to your niche, click next, and then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:05:42] The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure. When you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this check. If you don’t leave it to check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you.

[00:06:00] Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right, so I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website. Just create a simple username and password, make sure it meets the requirements.

[00:06:20] And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure to write it down. It’s straightforward and effortless.

[00:06:34] Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:06:54] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:07:11] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on, click, skip here and click skip. And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:07:34] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:07:50] All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:08:09] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:08:27] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:08:45] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I’m simply deleting some stuff you don’t need.

[00:09:04] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:09:21] All right. So now that we have blue host, our web hosting company, and we have WordPress. Theme installed what we need to do. And what I recommend is that you go out and get a premium WordPress theme. A WordPress theme will change the look and feel of your website. Right now, you have the basic theme, which doesn’t come with any features.

[00:09:40] If we look at the website here, that video game blog.com, but this is a WordPress theme. That’s probably a premium theme where they have different features and functionalities. Now you can use a website called. Themeforest.net. There is a link in the description. The second link is in the report.

[00:09:58] In fact, we’ll take you right over here to themeforest.net, and you can just type in different niches or niches, and you can find a blog that meets your needs. As you can see, I just typed in gaming, and the cost of the WordPress themes will vary between 20 and maybe a hundred when I recommend that you spend some time and find different WordPress themes that will work best for you.

[00:10:22] Now, the cool thing with a premium theme is they do come with additional plugins. Those plugins add other features. Maybe you want a countdown timer for the next new, big release. You could find a WordPress theme. That includes that. So what I recommend that you do is find one. Click on this right here to add it to the cart, and then check out that you’re going to buy your WordPress theme when you check out.

[00:10:43] When you buy it. After you purchase the WordPress theme, you are going to download the zip drive to your computer. Once you get that zip drive, unpack the zip drive, and you’re going to find a second zip drive. We want that second zip drive because if we go back to my dashboard here, we are going to upload that new WordPress theme.

[00:11:01] And to do that, we’re going to go to appearance. We’re going to click on the. When we click on themes, we’re going to click on, add new, and then we’re going to click on upload theme. You’re going to drag and drop that second. WordPress zip drive your new WordPress theme. You’re going to drag and drop it right in here.

[00:11:16] Or you can even click and manually get to it by choosing a file. Once you get it over, you’re going to install it, then you’re going to activate it, and you’re going to have a brand new theme. So after that, we are going to start writing to we’re going to go up to posts. And in the previous section, I showed you the settings that you need to change.

[00:11:33] One of them was posts. So what we’re going to do as we’re going to click on edit. And we need to title our blog posts. So what I recommend is that you come back over to AHS or whatever keyword tool you decide. We are going to copy our keyword. This is what people are searching for, and we will paste it right here into our WordPress page.

[00:11:56] Now, the reason why you want to do that is that people are going over to Google or Yahoo or duck go. And they’re typing in this exact phrase. So, for example, if we come over here, And we just paste this in. You can see people are typing in this exact phrase. And when I click on this dual shockers.com, you can see at the very top the division to cross-play.

[00:12:18] And what they’ve done is they’ve included the title as I showed you as the post name. And so, this is going to help with search engine optimization. So, now, as you become more familiar with blogging, you’re going to hear this term a lot. And so just know that this is what you should do. This is the right way to do it.

[00:12:35] And so what we’re going to do. Is, we’ve got our post title, and that’s called an H one tag. Now we need to figure out precisely what to write. Two questions that I always get. One, how long should a blog post be? How do I get started? And for me to answer the first question first. The blog posts should only be as long as it needs to be.

[00:12:56] You need to make sure that you are creating enough content where you’re answering the question thoroughly, but not so much content where you’re just diluting your posts. If your competitors are writing a 1500 word blog post about this topic, you should write 1500 to a thousand, 2000 as well. If your competitors are writing 4,000-word blog posts, you should be writing a 4,500-word blog post on the same topic.

[00:13:22] You don’t need to write a 5,000-word blog post on something that can be answered with a thousand words. That’s going to be overkill, and that’s going to be a waste of time. So now, let’s figure out how to start writing. What I like to do is I want to take 10 minutes before I start writing. And I like to do who, what, when, where, why.

[00:13:42] Spell some words right here, and how, and before I write my blog post out, I’ll take 10 minutes, and I’ll just ask myself questions, and I’ll make a little bullet so that I can use these bullets to flush out my answer and write a good blog post. So, for example, I might come over here and say who would be interested in it.

[00:14:03] In the division to cross-platform. So I might use that as a subheading now. Not all of them are going to be good ideas. This is going to help with your brainstorming phase. You might be. People might go out and ask what is. Cross-platform, and that’s going to be something that you’re going to want to answer because it will help your reader learn and gain more information.

[00:14:28] What platforms allow cross-platforming? So we could say what we can say, which media, which we’ll just put, which. So platforms allow cross-platforming, and believe it or not, people are asking these questions, and it’s your job to solve them. And what we’re going to do here is we’re just going to turn this into an H two. So as you can see, this is a subheading.

[00:14:53] If this is our heading, this is a subheading, and we’re simply going to answer the question. This is going to help us. In Google, Yahoo duck go. And so now that we have our outline, we’re just going to go in and fill in the bullet points and then turn it into a blog post. Once we’re done, we will click on publish and write our first blog posts.

[00:15:14] Congratulations. After that, we are going to. Too. Let’s see. We’re on a start writing phase. The next step is to figure out how to make money. Now, there are several ways to make money in the gaming niche. So the first thing that we can do is place ads, as you can see right here, this one for the makeup and Squarespace.

[00:15:32] Those are ads that are placed. So now you can get started with Google AdSense, this Google ad. Google AdSense is like an entry-level ad network that will work with most companies, most websites. And so what you’ll do is you’ll create an account you’ll automatically place ads, and then you’ll get pennies on a dollar.

[00:15:50] You’re not going to make a lot of money until you start seeing one thousand five thousand ten thousand page views per month. When you hit those marks, you want to look at other ad networks like ad thrive and media dot. They’re going to pay you a little bit more. You’re going to have to work a little bit more than with some of those other networks, but you’re going to make a little bit more when you start doing it that way.

[00:16:11] And so that’s just one way to make money. Another way you can make money is with affiliate marketing, and with affiliate marketing, you’re simply going to recommend or sell other people’s products. The cool thing with the gaming niche is that you can be an affiliate with Amazon associates, and you can recommend gaming chairs and beanbags.

[00:16:26] And controllers and all sorts of stuff, but there are other affiliate programs out there, and you don’t have to just rely on Amazon. There are gaming chair companies where they’ll pay you 10%. You can be an affiliate for individual video games and consoles. There’s so much opportunity out there.

[00:16:43] The third link in the description is a complete guide to learn affiliate marketing for. Click that third link. If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, but there’s a lot of options there and every way to make money, as you can sell your own digital or physical products, maybe you’ve created a walkthrough, a guide for the division to, you could package it up, sell it for 4 99 and you have a list of buyers.

[00:17:04] So there is opportunity there as well. Maybe you have gaming t-shirts you want to sell. You can sell those right on your website that is outside the scope of this. But there’s opportunity there as well. After we look at different ways to make money, you want to share it on social. Now, you want to share your blog and blog posts on social media because it will take a little bit of time before Google picks up your website and your blog posts.

[00:17:28] If you want to get the fire started, you share it on relevant social media sites. For example, you could find different subreddits to share it. As long as you have permission, you can share it on Facebook groups. You could create your own Facebook group. Instagram tic-tac YouTube Twitter.

[00:17:46] You can share it anywhere as long as it’s relevant. You wouldn’t want to share your video game website with people interested in makeup or basket weaving. That’s not going to be congruent. The final step that you will want to do is continue to do it right now. I recommend that you have at least 50 blog posts before determining if your site is a success or failure.

[00:18:05] Ideally, I recommend that you write 50 blog posts, one blog post every single day at worst. Write one, every other. But you want to get to 50 just to see if your website starts gaining traction. Don’t stop after 10. You will be disappointed in yourself because 10 is not enough time to see if you’re going to build a following and gain traction, at least 50, one every day or every other day until you meet that mark, then you can step back analyze. So make sure you click the links in the description to get up and write. Be sure to like subscribe and ring the bell so that you’re notified when I upload a brand new video. Thanks for watching.

[00:18:40] And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Trail Hiking Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello, and welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you how to start a trail hiking blog and make money step by step. What we’re going to do today is we are going to explain exactly what a trail hiking blog is and does. I’m going to show you how to pick a niche and then niche down with intro hiking.

[00:00:14] And then we’re going to talk about why you need web hosting. If you click the first link in the description, you will get a domain name for free for the first year. Next, I’m going to show you how to install WordPress, install a free and premium WordPress theme, and essential changes that you need to make to your website to start getting traffic.

[00:00:31] And then how to start writing. After that, we’re going to talk about different ways that you can make money. Why do you need to share your content on social media? When about how many blog posts you need to write before you decide if you should continue writing, be sure to click the first three links in the description as those would be the links that I refer to throughout this video.

[00:00:47] All right. So first things first, what is a trail hiking blog? A trail hiking blog is simply a blog that you create to answer questions about trail hiking. It can be talking about shoes. If we talk about accessories, it can be talking about the best places. Hikes. And so, let me just show you an example of a trail hiking blog or website that does an excellent job.

[00:01:10] As you can see, if we’re taking a look at hiking for beginners’ essential hiking one-on-one tips, these are all different. Blog posts are designed to answer questions and solve problems concerning trail hiking, as you can see the best hiking day backpacks for women. And this is a perfect example of niching down because they’re focused on hiking backpacks for women, and you can do this too.

[00:01:32] And there are several ways. The first thing that you want to do is you want to pick a niche. If we scroll down here, you can see trail hiking with dogs. So that could be a niche. Hiking tips are a good one. Hiking gear is another good opportunity as well. You can do to help find a place by going over to a keyword research tool like H roughs.

[00:01:52] Now you don’t have to use a trust, but you could type in something like trail hiking, or you could even just see what other. Other websites are ranking for it. For example, if we go over to this website here, this website is called barefoot theory.com. If we copy this, go back over to the keyword, go back over to site Explorer, and paste this in hit enter.

[00:02:13] You can see all of the different keywords that they’re ranking for, and we could find a niche within these keywords. So if we click on organic keywords here, these are all of the different words. As a new website, what you want to do is you want to target keywords that have a keyword difficulty of five or fewer.

[00:02:30] And so if we do that, we do five or less hit enter. You’re going to see there’s a lot of opportunity hikes near Portland, Maine. As I mentioned, telling people the best hiking spots could be an excellent way to go. If we look through here, you’ll see there are lots of options for the trail, hiking niche, and same niche.

[00:02:48] Now, once you start building something called domain authority, you’ll be able to niche up, talk about keywords that are a little bit more competitive. Like right now, we’re targeting keywords that are five or less. Eventually, you can start talking about keywords that are 15, 20, 30, and even 45. But if we jump back over.

[00:03:03] We’ve talked about trail hype, hiking with an example, we’ve picked a niche, and then we’ve niched down. The next thing that you want to do is you want to go out and get web hosting. You need web hosting so that your website can be on the. Oh, what you’re going to do is you’re going to click that first link in the description.

[00:03:18] And that is a web hosting company that will host your website on a hard drive, which is called a server. So you’ll rent hard drive space from them every month. And people from around the world will be able to access your website. So when you click that first link, you’ll be able to get your domain name for free for the first year.

[00:03:36] And what am I going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps of setting up your web hosting. You’re going to get a domain. Believe it or not, it only takes about six minutes to go through. And I’m going to walk you through that step right now. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started.

[00:03:52] I recommend clicking the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here.

[00:04:05] Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you.

[00:04:23] Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the settings right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:04:42] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:04:59] Initially, just create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure to write it down.

[00:05:18] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:39] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:05:55] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but just click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. It’s a quick skip here and clicks skip.

[00:06:14] And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:30] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:06:54] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:07:12] Now, I will talk a bit about the plugin later on. Plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host and the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:30] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:07:49] If you want to, you could keep them, but if you’re just getting started, you don’t need this other stuff. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:06] All right. So now that we’ve installed WordPress, we’ve established a free WordPress theme. I’m going to show you how to get a premium theme and why you need one. We’ve made some changes to your website. So people from around the world can see it right now. You have a free WordPress theme. That theme is boring, it’s bland, and it doesn’t inspire confidence in your audience.

[00:08:25] If we take a look at this website we referred to earlier. The barefoot theory.com. This is a premium WordPress theme. Do you see how it’s more inviting? It’s more congruent with the audience. People that are interested in trail hiking are thinking, this is exactly where I want to be. So what I’m going to help you do is I’m going to help you get and install a premium WordPress theme.

[00:08:44] Right now, what you’re going to do is you’re going to click the second link in the description. When you click that second link, it’s going to take you to this website. So what you’re going to do is you’re just going to type in hiking or trail hiking. And you’re going to find different WordPress themes that are going to be related to your keywords.

[00:08:58] So if I just type in hiking like this and whoops, we’re going to spell some words right here hiking. And you’re going to see. There are a bunch of WordPress themes. The second one here looks like the theme that we looked at over there. But as you can see, you can find a WordPress theme that is congruent with your target audience.

[00:09:15] You can find a WordPress theme for as little as $24 or as expensive as $99. So what you’re going to do next is you will click on the cart of the. You’re going to add this to your cart, and you’re going to buy the WordPress theme. When you buy that WordPress theme, you are going to download a zip file.

[00:09:31] You will unpack that zip file, and there’s going to be a second zip file. So you’re going to take that second zip file, and you’re going to install it into your WordPress website. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go over to our dash. We’re going to go down to appearance. We are going to click on themes.

[00:09:45] When you click on themes, we are going to click on, add new. And then after that, we are going to click on the upload theme, just like that. And then what we’re going to do is we’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here, where you can mainly go. Either one, it’s up to you. Once you find it, you are going to click on install now and then activate once you do that, you will have an updated theme that will look much better than the standard one that came with your website.

[00:10:09] Now, if we jump back over here, we will talk about I’m going to show you and tell you how you can get started writing so that you can write faster and start making money. If that’s your goal, now I get several questions about creating a website. How long should my blog posts be?

[00:10:24] How do I start writing? And how many blog posts should I write to begin writing? We’re going to click on sticks, and then we are going to click on add new. That is where we’re going to write. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to take the keywords that we found over here. For example, hikes near Portland, Maine, we’re going to copy this.

[00:10:41] This is a keyword that people are searching for, and we will paste it into our title. And what we’re doing is we are creating a blog post that is search engine optimized. So we’re giving ourselves the best chance. So for our page, our blog posts are to be discovered. So I might say hikes near Portland, Oregon, everything you need to know.

[00:11:04] We’re doing that because we want to entice our audience to click and read our article. If no one clicks and reads our article, we don’t make any money. And so what we’re doing is we just want to make sure that we have this capitalized product. And then we can get to the writing aspect now to start writing.

[00:11:20] I simply like to follow a simple formula that we started back in elementary school. So who, what, when, where, why, and how I’ll do is take about 10 minutes and brainstorm before I start writing. And I’ll ask and answer questions about the six prompts that you see on your screen.

[00:11:40] So you might say what. To include in a hiking trip near Portland or a hiking trip in Portland, Maine? No. When you were writing. When you’re brainstorming, you mustn’t spend a bunch of time making sure that you’re spelling words correctly. We have plenty of time to do that during the writing phase.

[00:12:05] It’s more important that you get your ideas down on paper or computer in this case so that you aren’t wasting time with something that can be fixed later. For example, when is the best time to hike a hike? Whoops, H I K E I know I just said, don’t worry about the spelling, but here we are. When is the best time to hide?

[00:12:25] In Portland, Maine. Okay. Where are the best mountain Rangers? And so what you’re going to do is you’re going to spend 10 or 15 minutes just really asking and answering these questions so that you can answer the questions for your target audience. Again, the other question that I get is how long I should write?

[00:12:46] And that question all depends on your target audience. It depends on the question, and it depends on what your competitors are doing. And so what we’re doing is we’re just going to do a little bit of research, and we want to see what our competitors are doing as you can see here, barefoot theory.com.

[00:13:01] We were just on that web. What we want to do is we want to take a look and see how long their blog post is. They have five best hikes near Portland. Maine. What we could do is we can write longer to add more information in value you want to skim through here and see if there’s any information that they missed.

[00:13:18] Maybe you want to give the best seven or nine—places to hike. As you can see this as a 1000 word blog post, if you write 1500 words and you use some of the methods that I mentioned, for example, we could talk about things to where the best time we can include that in our blog posts, that’s going to add a little bit more value and that’s going to help build trust with the reader.

[00:13:39] That’s going to help with credibility. To answer the question initially, how long should my blog posts beat? They all depend on the question, and it depends on your competitors. If you can answer the question in 1000 words, that’s how long it should be. You don’t get credit for creating 15,000-word blog posts.

[00:13:56] If you can answer the question in 2000 words, succinct so that you are solving the problem and you’re not adding a bunch of fluff. So now that we have the brainstorming out, the way you go through, you just fill in and just going to, one thing that you want to do is, let’s say, keep this one.

[00:14:12] We’re going to change those from a paragraph to an H two. And then we’re simply going to answer the questions. The best mountain ranges near Portland. Maine is, and then we’ve got to make sure that we’re spelling it right here. And then R, and then you want to answer the question. Once you’ve thoroughly responded to the question, you’ve solved your customer’s problem.

[00:14:37] You will click publish, and then your website will be available for the world to see and read. Once we’ve done that, we’re going to jump back over to our slide deck, and then we’re going to look at different ways to make money. There are several ways to make money on your blog. The most obvious and easiest way is with paid ads.

[00:14:55] If we look at the bottom of the screen here, this is a paid ad. If we look on the right-hand side, this is another app. You can work with different ad agencies, and they will automatically place ads where they need to go. Now, most people in the very beginning will work with Google ad sense.

[00:15:08] It’s straightforward, it’s fast. And they work with just about anything. A drawback to using something like Google AdSense is they do not pay you very much. You will get paid pennies on the dollar for working with this company. Now, after you start getting significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand page views per month, you can begin working with other ad agencies like media.net, Zoe Commedia, vine thrive.

[00:15:31] There are several premium ad agencies out there where you can work with and partner with and make even more. Another way that you can make money is simply with affiliate marketing. Now, affiliate marketing is recommending or selling other people’s products and services. The way that affiliate marketing works is you will find a company that is in line or congruent with your target audience, and you will sign up to become an official.

[00:15:53] And then, once you sign up to become an affiliate, you’ll get special affiliate links to a place on your website. For example, if we scroll down here the best, I found the best X for Y that I wanted to share with you. That was an affiliate-based blog article. If we scroll down, I don’t see it, but I’d seen it best.

[00:16:14] Backpacks for women or something along those lines in this website. And that was an affiliate-based article. So what will happen is I can’t find it, but what will happen? If a customer clicks on that affiliate link and there’ll be redirected to something like Amazon. Now, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a free course.

[00:16:34] That explains affiliate marketing step-by-step oh, okay. Here we go. How to protect your knees? Best hikes. I don’t see it. It was here at one point hiking trails—the best back day pack. So here we go. This is an affiliate-based article where people will click on the affiliate links, and they will be redirected to Amazon or somewhere else.

[00:16:54] So yeah, if we click on this goes to. Okay, it’s taking a while. We’ll come back to this. Another thing that you can do is you can sell your own digital or physical products. Maybe you have a checklist of 25 things you need or sell a physical product that will help people hike and hike on trails.

[00:17:13] Maybe you have your shoes. You can sell those right from your website and make money. Now that is actually outside the scope of this video, but that is another opportunity as well. You were. This was an affiliate offer. And if I were to buy this, they would receive a commission on the $99 or a portion of the payment on the $99.

[00:17:36] So now that we know how to make. The next step is to share on social media. Now, in my opinion, you want to share all of your blog posts in the very beginning on social media simply because you’re going to be put in something called a Google sandbox. That means that Google will compare your website and your website’s content to the content that’s already on the.

[00:17:55] And basically what they want to do. And what Google wants to do is make sure that you are adding a new perspective. You’re adding value, and you’re solving problems. And you’re not just regurgitating what’s already out there. And until you can get removed from the Google sandbox, you want to make sure that you share your content on relevant subreddits on Facebook groups, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, anywhere where people are interested in trail hiking.

[00:18:19] You want to share your content there so that you can get it. Faster after that. The biggest question that I get is about how many blog posts should I write? I think you should write 50 blog posts. You should set a goal of 50 blog posts. And the reason why I think 50 is a good number is that you will have 50 posts demonstrating your expertise in a keyword or a topic. You will let Google know you’re going to let the other search engines know that you are here for the long haul.

[00:18:46] You have the expertise, you have domain authority, you’re building domain authority. And 50 blog posts and a keyword or a series of keywords will help you demonstrate your credibility. Many people stop after 10 or 20, but if you can create 50, if you can upload one a day for 50 days or one every other day for 100 days, That’s going to demonstrate to Google and everyone else that you are here for the long haul.

[00:19:10] So I think a good goal is 50. If you fall short, that’s fine. But 50 is a worthy goal. Now be sure to check out the three links in the description because they are designed to help you get up and running faster. The first one is for web hosting, any free domain name for the first year. The second one is for a premium WordPress theme.

[00:19:26] And the third one is for a free affiliate marketing course. So be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell to be notified when I upload my next video. Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Recipe Blog For Profit Or Fun 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start a recipe blog. So basically, what we’re going to do today is we’re going to define what a recipe blog is with a few examples. Then, I will show you why you need to pick a niche and how to niche down next.

[00:00:14] We’re going to get web hosting. First, I will explain what web hosting is and why you need it as a website. Next, we’re going to install. After that, we will install both a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes that you have to make to your website. After that, I’m going to show you how to start writing fast.

[00:00:32] Next, we will talk about different ways to make money with your website while you need to share your continent—social media. In the very beginning, when about how many blog posts you need to write before you decide if it’s worth it to keep growing and be sure to check out the first three links in the description, as I will refer to those three links throughout.

[00:00:47] Duration of these videos. So first things first, what is a recipe blog? The recipe blog is simply a blog where you are going to be answering questions. You are going to. Find a recipe or a series of recipes in a given niche. Now, when you first start creating a blog on recipes, and in my opinion, it isn’t enough.

[00:01:04] You want to niche down, and you want to focus on in a sub-niche. So, for example, maybe you’re going to create a recipe blog about breakfast recipes, or maybe Caribbean food. And my opinion, because your blog will be so brand new and have no domain authority. It’s going to be challenging to compete in the very beginning.

[00:01:25] And so here’s an example of a recipe blog. All recipes.com is a pretty large blog that has lots of blog posts. But as you can see, they have it broken down into air fryer recipes, which is a good sub-niche, appetizers, barbecue, and grilling breakfast chicken recipes. And so on. You want to think about doing the same thing because you want to build domain authority or domain credibility to start talking about being more competitive.

[00:01:51] He works. So now we can see what all recipes are ranking for is we can go over to a keyword tool like a waitress, and we just pasted them the domain name, which I’ll talk about in just a moment. And you can see they’re ranking for all sorts of things. So what we want to do is look for keywords that have a difficulty of five or less to give us an idea of different sub-niches to get into.

[00:02:13] For example, they’re talking about lemon drop shot, so maybe you could create something on alcohol recipes. If that’s what you’re interested in. Jaeger bomb. These are all very low competition keywords, and this could be some opportunity for you. I didn’t mean to keep pointing out the alcohol, but that’s what’s popping out here.

[00:02:32] Lima bean soup. You could create on that as well. But as you can see, you want to pick a niche, which we know is recipes, pick a sub-niche or a subcategory, which again, could be breakfast, or it could be fryer and then niche down from there. So if we jump back over to our slide deck here, we have talked about a recipe blog.

[00:02:50] We picked a niche we’ve niched. The next step is to get web posting. You need web hosting so that your website can be seen on the internet. You will work with a web hosting company in this instance, the first link in the description, and you are going to rent hard drive space called the server.

[00:03:07] So that. A website can be seen around the globe. What you’re going to do is you are simply going to rent server space, and they’re going to take care of everything else on the backend. You need to control the content that goes on your website. They’re going to manage and make sure that your website is presented on the internet.

[00:03:24] Now, when you click that first link in the description, you can get a domain name for free for the first year. The domain name is how people refer to your website. So, for example, all recipes.com is a domain name, and you’re going to need one so that people can refer to your website, and you’ll get that.

[00:03:40] In fact, what we’re going to do right now is I’m going to walk you through the steps of getting one posting and getting a domain name with the first link in the description. So go ahead and click that link. Getting everything set up takes less than 10 minutes, and it’s easy, and I’ll show you how to do that right now.

[00:03:55] When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select and then move on.

[00:04:08] Here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains.

[00:04:27] Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to yours. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, go all of this check.

[00:04:49] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:06] Initially, create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:24] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:46] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:02] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on, click, skip here and click skip. And then pick the first one in the far left. Make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:06:26] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:06:41] All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:01] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:07:19] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:36] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins you’re using. The more plugins you have on your website, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:07:54] If you want to, you could keep them, but if you’re just getting started, you don’t need this other stuff. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as giving writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:11] No, we’ve installed WordPress. We’ve established a WordPress theme, a free theme. I’ll show you how to install a premium one in just a second. We’ve made some changes to our website so that we can start getting traffic. Now, what you have on your website right now is a fundamental, boring theme. What you want to do is you want to get a premium WordPress theme because it’s going to add additional features and functionality.

[00:08:33] And now you can click the second link in the description, and it’ll take you to this website where you can get a premium WordPress theme. And what we’re going to do is we are just going to type in our keyword here. In this instance, it’s going to be a recipe. We’re going to hit enter, and we’re going to see if there are WordPress themes that already have the additional features and functionality.

[00:08:54] For example, on all recipes. If we look at some of their recipes, they haven’t broken out so that people can quickly get the recipe they’re looking for. As you can see here, this includes additional features included in a WordPress theme, and those features might be included in some of these themes as well.

[00:09:13] So what I recommend that you do is take a few minutes and go through find one that you like. And then once you find one that you like, add it to yours. When you add it to your cart, you’re going to check out and buy. When you buy, you’re going to download a zip file to your computer. Once you get that zip file, unpack the zip file.

[00:09:30] And there’s going to be a second zip file. You’re going to take that zip file, and you are going to install it to your WordPress website, and I’m going to show you how to do that right now. What we’re going to do is we’re going to go over appearance. We’re going to click on themes. When you click on articles, we’re going to click on add new.

[00:09:45] And then when you click on add new, you’re going to click on upload theme, and then you are going to drag and drop that second zip file that we just unpacked. You’re going to drag and drop it right here, where it says, choose file. You can also click choose file and find it manually, regardless of what you decide.

[00:09:59] Click on install now, and then click on activate. And then you’re going to have a brand new WordPress theme with additional features and functionality. Now, if we jump back over to our slide deck, we need to figure out how to start. I get three questions all the time when it comes to creating a WordPress.

[00:10:14] How long should my blog posts be? How do I start writing? And how many blog posts should I register for? And we’re going to answer two of those questions right now. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go back over to our WordPress website. We’re going to go to posts, and we’re going to click on, add new.

[00:10:29] When we click on add new, we will title our posts, the title of the recipe that our customers are looking for. So, for example, if we go back over to organic keywords here, we will copy this. And I’m going to paste it in here. And the reason why we’re doing this is that our target audience is searching.

[00:10:50] They’re typing in these words, in this order, and they’re searching it. We’re trying to get discovered organically through search engine optimization, which will help us. So, for example, lemon drop shot the complete guide in close. Now you want to come up with a better title than that. This is a good one.

[00:11:10] If we spell some words right here. Enclosed. Okay. Included or something like that, we’ll say included anyway. So now that we have our title, the title is designed to be optimized for search. So what we need to do is we need to figure out how long our blog posts should be. And to answer the question, it all depends on your target audience.

[00:11:31] It depends on the question that you’re answering, and it depends on your competitors. And if we look at our competitors, we are going to see. Let’s see. We paste that in right here. And we’re going to take a look and see how long some of these blog posts are. We’re going to open this one up from all the recipes, and I’m just going to do a word count.

[00:11:50] If we look at this is probably about 700-word blog posts. So this is probably about 300 words. So what we’re going to do is okay, so 156 words, not long at all. And what you want to do is you want to make your blog post probably 500 words. So if it’s only 200, if Allrecipes is only doing 200, make yours about 500 words and what you can do too.

[00:12:12] Increase the length of your blog posts by coming back here and doing a little brainstorming session. Who, what, when, where, why, and how, and what we’re going to do, will spend 10 or 15 minutes thinking about what questions the customer will ask concerning our keyword. So what.

[00:12:34] Is included in a lemon drop shop. There’s a question that someone may ask. When you are brainstorming, it is more important that you get your idea on paper than it is for you to spell the words correctly. When, where does the lemon shot? From so who originated it, and the reason why this is important is that your customers may be asking these questions.

[00:12:58] Obviously, how to make a lemon drop shot. You could be asking questions does it taste better cold or hot, or things along those lines? So take 10 or 15 minutes, ask yourself a bunch of questions, either. Write it down with a pen and paper or put it in a. And then go from there. So we’ve answered how long your blog posts should be.

[00:13:17] And we answered how to start writing. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to go ahead and click publish, and then it’s going to be available for the world to read and react to. Now. Now let’s go back over here. The next step is to figure out ways to make money, and there are several ways to make money with your new blog or website.

[00:13:34] If we go back to all recipes.com, they make money by placing ads right on their website. That’s right over here is an ad. The one below it is an ad is. And you can do this too. You can work with an ad network like Google AdSense in the very beginning. The cool thing with Google AdSense is they will place ads automatically on your website.

[00:13:52] You just have to go through the process and sign up and get approved, and they’re going to support you automatically. The downside to Google AdSense is you are going to make pennies on the dollar. So you’re not going to make very much. But once you start getting significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand page views per month, you can work with more premium ad networks like Zoe media, vine, and ad threads.

[00:14:14] That’s just one way to make money. Another way that you can make money is with affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you are simply, and you are merely recommending or selling other people’s products and services with affiliate marketing. So now you want to make sure that you are finding products congruent with whatever recipe that’s out there.

[00:14:29] For example, let’s say. Let’s say we had a recipe for baking a chocolate cake. You could include a stand mixer or maybe premium pans that are going to be congruent or in line with what the customer needs when a customer clicks on those. And buys the product. You get paid a commission.

[00:14:48] Now, I do have a free affiliate marketing course. That is the third link in the description. So go ahead and check that out. Suppose you want to learn a little bit more about affiliate marketing. So if we go back over to our slide deck here, oops, go back over to our slide deck. The next step is simply to share on social media.

[00:15:05] Now, the reason why you want to share your content on social media is Google isn’t going to promote your new blog or website just yet. It does take a few days, maybe even a few months, before you will start getting significant traffic. And one way to increase that traffic immediately is to post your new blog posts on social media to your blog.

[00:15:24] On relevant Reddit, Facebook groups, you can start your own Facebook group, Instagram, tick-tock LinkedIn, anywhere where there is traffic, and they are interested in your recipes. You can post them, which helps accelerate your traffic to start making more money. And then the final question that I get all the time is how long I should write until I decide whether to keep going or not?

[00:15:44] And I think you should write 50 blog posts before deciding one way. Now the reasonable, I think you should write 50 blog posts is 50 pieces of content on a website is significant. Most people don’t get past 10 or 20. And if you write 50 blog posts, you are going to have more domain authority.

[00:16:02] You’re going to have more credibility, and you’re going to be able to get your website, your web pages ranked much faster. So I think 50 is a significant number to get to. Now. I recommend that you write every day or every other day until you reach that. Don’t stop until you get the 50. Once you get hit, once you hit 50, you can take a step back and then decide for yourself if it is worth it to keep going.

[00:16:23] Now, I want you to check out the three links I’ve referenced throughout this video. The first link is to web hosting, where they free domain names. The second one is to a premium WordPress theme, and the third one is to learn affiliate marketing for free. So be sure to subscribe to the boat, this video, or any other video on this channel that helps you out.

[00:16:40] Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you then.

How To Start An Educational Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step by step how to start an educational blog. So basically, everything we’re going to cover today is an educational blog with a few examples, how to pick a niche and why you need to pick a place in the very beginning, how to niche.

[00:00:14] How’d it get something called web hosting, which I’ll explain to you in just a moment, how to get a domain name for a free hint? Click that first link in the description. After that, I will show you how to install something called WordPress, get a free and premium WordPress theme, essential changes that you have to make to your website so that people can see it and how to start writing.

[00:00:32] After that, I’m going to talk about different ways that you can monetize your new blog or website, why you need to share your content on social media in the very beginning, and about how many blog posts you need to write in the various. Now be sure to check out the first three links in the description, as I will be referring to those links throughout this video.

[00:00:49] All right. So first things first, what is an educational blog? An educational blog is simply a blog where you will be answering questions and solving problems in the educational space. Now, I recommend that you spend some time and figure out exactly your goals. For this educational blog, are you going to be targeting teachers?

[00:01:06] Are you going to be targeting parents? Are you going to be targeting students or educators who are your target audience? And the reason why this is important is that your target audience is going to define the direction of your website or blog. So, for example, if you look at this one right here, this is taught through thought.com.

[00:01:24] They have tons of different content within education. But, this might not be something that you’re interested in. Maybe you are trying to teach students. And then within students, are you trying to reach high school students, middle elementary? pre-K, you want to make sure that you spend a lot of time figuring out who your target audience is and what you want them to know.

[00:01:45] And then even from there, you want to niche down and determine if you’re going to start with social studies or math or science. What, again, do you want them to know? Because that’s going to be very important with the direction of yours. And again, I think you should take some time and figure that out.

[00:02:00] At the very beginning, I think you should niche down and focus on one, maybe two topics, because you don’t have any domain authority. You don’t have any credibility in the marketplace. And so, if you can focus on one or two, one or two areas or called niches or sub-niches, you can start building domain authority and get the credibility that you’re looking for.

[00:02:18] And I want to show you what I want to do now to show you some keywords. This website teaches thought.com or ranking to help you better understand why you want to pick a niche and niche down. As you can see, this website is ranking for all sorts of stuff, and you should choose one or two and focus on it.

[00:02:40] What we’re going to do is we’re going to take a look at the keyword difficulty and change that to five or less. This means it should be relatively easy for a new blog or website to start creating content in this keyword or keyword space and making money, as you can see. They’re talking about everything from autism to bed teachers, scientific lectures children’s books that are a dollar. So pick one or two of these topics and go after them and create content.

[00:03:03] So if we jump back over here, we talk about. What is an educational blog? We picked a niche. We talked about why you need a place down the very beginning. The next thing that you want to do is you want to go out and get web hosting. You need web hosting so that people from all over the world can see your website.

[00:03:20] What you’re going to do is you’re going to rent a hard drive space called from a web hosting provider. If you click that first link in the description, you’ll get access to my number one recommended web hosting provider for new bloggers. In addition, when you click that first link, you’ll get a domain name for free for the first year.

[00:03:37] The domain name for this website that I’ve been mentioning is called teach thought.com. This is how humans refer to websites and what pages you want to get. One of those as well. And so what you’re going to do is you are going to set up your WordPress website, and I’ll explain that. Explain what that is in just a moment, but you will click the first link and go ahead and get everything set up.

[00:03:56] In fact, I’m going to walk you through the setup. Step-by-step, it takes less than five minutes, but you’ll be up and running fast. When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one in the far left, the basic plan.

[00:04:10] If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that, click select, and then move on. Here. You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name.

[00:04:24] It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error where you can then go back and try different domains. Now make sure again, you want to pick one that’s related to you. Click next. And then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved.

[00:04:41] The next step is to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure that you, when you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, leave all of this checked.

[00:04:56] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you. Spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for. Web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on. So I moved to the next step. All right. So I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:05:13] Initially, create a simple username and password. Make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. You will have to enter in some vital information, but make sure that you write it down.

[00:05:32] It’s straightforward and elementary. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:05:53] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding us up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:06:10] This first one I clicked on. I started a blog, but click, skip because we know what we’re doing for the next step. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side, and then move on. It’s a quick skip here and clicks skip.

[00:06:29] And then pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you. They have both free and premium articles, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there.

[00:06:44] You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations. All right. So we click log. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:07:08] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t.

[00:07:26] No, I talk a bit about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. We are going to deactivate the blue host as well as the other plugins that are already activated. And then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:07:44] Now you want to make sure that you only have. The plugins you’re using on your website, the more plugins you have, the slower your website’s going to respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:08:04] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:08:20] So now that you’ve installed WordPress and you’ve established a free WordPress theme, I’m going to show you how to install a premium WordPress theme in just a second. And why that’s important after that, we’ve made some changes so that your website can be seen. So let’s go ahead and talk a bit of a premium WordPress theme.

[00:08:37] Right now. You have a free theme on your account. It looks basic. It looks bland, and it’s not inviting. If we take a look@ourreferencewebsitehereatteachslot.com, this is a WordPress theme. This is laid out and clean to get where they want to go and learn what they need to learn. I recommend that you click the second link in the description and get a premium WordPress theme.

[00:09:00] If we take a look here, we can type in education. And you’re going to find WordPress themes that are geared towards education. Maybe they’re set up so that they’re easy learning environments. Perhaps they have additional features and plugins and options so that it makes it an easy learning environment.

[00:09:16] But what I’d recommend that you do is spend some time go through here and finding a WordPress theme that you like, the look and feel of. And that’s going to be inviting to you. As you can see, the WordPress teams vary in price between 12 and $99. But what you’re going to do is you’re going to find one that you like, they’re going to add it to a cart, and you’re going to check out and pay for it.

[00:09:36] When you check out and pay for it, you are going to download a zip file to your computer. When you download that zip file, you’re going to unpack that zip file. And there’s going to be a second zip file. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to take that second zip file, and you are going to install it into your WordPress website.

[00:09:51] And to do that, we’re going to go down to appearance. We’re going to click on things. When you click on themes, you’re going to click on, add new, and then you are going to click on upload theme, and then you’re going to drag and drop that second zip file right here. Or you can click on choose file and find it manually. Regardless of the method, you will click on install now and then activate.

[00:10:11] And just like that, you’ve got a brand new WordPress theme now that we have that installed. The next step is to start writing. Now I get three questions when it comes to writing, how long should my blog posts be? How do I start writing, and how many blog posts should I write before I decide to give up now to start writing? We’re going to go to bars.

[00:10:31] We’re going to click on, add new, and start writing. We are going to use the keywords that we found over here. We’re just going to copy this. This is a T. This is a keyword that we are going to target, and that people are searching in Google and some of the other search engines because they have a problem.

[00:10:49] So we’re just going to paste this in teaching analogy. And if let’s assume that we know what the customer’s intent is, we get, say teaching analogy, how to connect students with teachers will say, okay, and starting writing, I like to follow a simple brainstorming session to help me figure out precisely what the customer wants to know and to do that.

[00:11:18] I’ll type in. What, when, where, why, and how, and then what I’ll do is I’ll take 10 or 15 minutes, and I’ll answer the questions or ask questions concerning our keyword. We’ll say. It is a teaching analogy. Now, when you are brainstorming, it’s essential to realize that you don’t have to spell words correctly in this brainstorming session. It’s more important that you get your ideas out on paper or computer and then go back and clean things up later when to use a teaching analogy.

[00:11:55] Now, again, I’m going to take a break here. It’s important to realize that you should write down everything that comes to your mind during this 10-minute brainstorming session, regardless if it’s good or bad, what we’re going to do once the 10 or 15 minutes is over as we were going to remove the bad ones, we’re going to keep the good ones.

[00:12:13] And and let’s assume that we’ve gone through the brainstorming session, and we have a bunch of questions here. So we’re going to remove the bad ones, and we will keep the ones that are good and turn these into H twos. As you can see, this is an H two that’s right here is a Hone.

[00:12:29] You should only have one Hone per blog post, and then we can come down here and answer the question we can say teaching. An analogy is all right. So the teaching analogy is, and then you go through and answer the questions. Now, before we continue, we want to figure out how long our blog posts should be.

[00:12:48] And the answer is it all depends on the question or the keyword. Your blog posts should only be as long as they need to answer the question or solve it. Now to figure out how long your blood push should be. Approximately, as you can take a look at other blog posts that are on the same topic.

[00:13:06] So what we’re going to do here is we’re just going to click on this first one. And we are going to look and see how long this blog post is. Now, if I eyeball, this was probably about maybe 700 800 words. I’m going to click here. And do word co-owner okay. 500 words. And so what we can do is we can make our blog posts about a thousand words in this example, but because we’ve gone through and we’ve done the who, what, when, where, why, how method, we’re going to be able to meet that thousand word?

[00:13:33] Not requirements. Idea much faster. And so what you’re going to do is you’re going to go through, or you’re going to write until you answer the question completely. It’s also helpful that you try and think of other questions that the customer or target audience is asking, or maybe asking or wondering. So that’s going to help you fill out your blog posts, even though.

[00:13:52] Once you’re done. You’re going to go ahead and click publish. And then your blog post is going to be ready for the world. After that, we want to think about different ways to make money. There are several ways to make money with your website. If we go back over here to our example, this website has ads right on their website.

[00:14:10] As you can see up here, they’re running paid ads. And if we scroll down, there are probably more ads sprinkled in. I think this might be an ad, but you can run paid ads right on your way. And it’s straightforward to do. When you first get started, you can run paid ads with this advertising company called Google AdSense.

[00:14:26] You click on, get started, and they’ll walk you through the process of setting up ads automatically on your website. Now, the only drawback to Google ads is they don’t pay hardly anything. Instead, you get paid pennies on the dollar. But, once you start seeing significant traffic, 5,000, 10,000, a hundred thousand Patriots per month, you can move on to other ad networks like Zoellick media, vine, and thrive, and you can make even more.

[00:14:51] But in the very beginning, if you start with Google ads, you’re going to make hardly anything, but there are other ways that you can make money as well. For example, another way that makes money is simply with affiliate marketing. Now with affiliate marketing, you will be recommending or selling other people’s products and services.

[00:15:05] When your customers you’re targeting. Click on your affiliate links and buy the products. You get paid a commission. The way that affiliate marketing works is you go out and you find companies that will be congruent or in line with your target audience. So if you’re creating an educational blog, you might want to go out and find academic courses or education-based courses and become an affiliate.

[00:15:27] You apply to become an affiliate, and you get your affiliate links, which are unique URLs. And then you put them on your website. When people click those links and buy the products, you get paid. Now, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a complete course. The course is free. You click the third link in the description, and you can learn more about affiliate marketing.

[00:15:46] Everything you can do is sell digital and physical products right on your website. If you wanted to, you could sell premium courses right here on your website, or you could use something like you to me, but you could sell. Premium courses right on your website and make even more money now selling digital and physical products is outside the scope of this video, but that is an opportunity as well.

[00:16:05] If we jump back over here, the next step is to share your content on social media. Now, the reason why I think. All of your new blog posts on social media are because you will not have any domain authority. In the beginning. It is unlikely that Google will push your content out, especially if they don’t trust your content.

[00:16:23] And so what you want to do is you want to help build credibility and authority by posting your blog posts in relevant places. For example, if there are educational subreddits or Facebook groups, you can start your own Facebook group. Maybe you have a class. You could send blog posts out to your style and the teachers.

[00:16:40] That could be an opportunity as well. But in the very beginning, I recommend that you submit all of your blog posts out to friends, family, anyone that’s willing to read it. And then the final question that I get all the time is about how many blog posts should I do? And I think you should write at least 50 blog posts in the beginning.

[00:16:57] I think 50 is a good number to show that you have expertise in the niche or the area. It’ll show Google that you are serious about blogging and you are serious about helping people solve the problem. So I think 50 is a good number you should write every day for 50 days or every other day for 100 days until you meet that.

[00:17:15] Until you meet that metric. Now be sure to check out the three links in the description as they are designed to help you. The first one is to help you get why posting. The second one is to help you get a premium WordPress theme. And the third one is for a free affiliate marketing course. So be sure to like subscribe, ring the bell to be notified when I upload my next video.

[00:17:33] Thanks for watching. And we’ll see you.

How To Start A Product Review Blog 2022

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[00:00:00] Hello. And welcome back to the channel today. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to start a product review blog. So be sure to like subscribing to the belt that’s video or any other video on the channel helps you out in any way. So let’s go ahead and get right into it. So these are the topics that we’re going to cover.

[00:00:13] I’m going to show you a product review blog with some examples. First, I will show you how to pick a niche or vertebral vertical and then how to niche down. Then, so that you can start getting traffic, we’re going to take a look at something called a platform or web hosting, and I’m going to show you how you can get your domain name for free for the first year.

[00:00:30] So make sure you click the link in the description. Also, we will talk about installing WordPress, installing your WordPress theme, and what a WordPress theme is. And some crucial changes that you have to make to start making money, getting leads, sales, and traffic to your website.

[00:00:46] Then we’re going to talk about writing. How to start writing the right way. And then we’re going to talk about different ways to make money. Now I do have a link in the description to learn more about affiliate marketing. Suppose that’s something that your interest. If you’re writing a PR product review blog, you’re probably interested in affiliate marketing.

[00:01:02] So next, we’re going to share on social media and then how many blog posts you should write, ideally, before you decide if this is something for you. So I do have links in the description that are designed to help you. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started. So what is a product review blog? A product review blog is simply a blog where you take topics and write reviews.

[00:01:23] These reviews are designed to help people make a buying decision. So, for example, here I typed in PlayStation five review, and this top result here Tom’s guide there’s two purposes. One to give information about the PlayStation five, for you to make money by reviewing the product. So if we scroll down here and we just look at what this person is talking to.

[00:01:41] Positives and negatives, the features, the benefits, and they’re doing everything they can to answer the question about the PlayStation five. And you can do this, and I’m going to show you how you can do this with any product out there. And surprisingly enough, it’s easy. So what I recommend is that.

[00:01:56] And we just covered what a product review guy or what a product review blog is. I recommend that you pick a niche. For example, it could be outdoors. It could be basket weaving. It could be a tech. It can be video games, pick a place and start creating content within that niche. There are product reviews for literally everything.

[00:02:13] So you shouldn’t have an issue—products to review. Now let’s talk about different ways to get traffic. If we were to look at PlayStation five review, I’m just going to type this into a trust visit keyword tool that we use or that I use to help me find keywords fast. So if I ordered in PlayStation five review, you’re going to see it’s pretty competitive.

[00:02:34] If I spell the word correctly. They’re PlayStation five. All right. So I spelled the word correctly this time, and we’re going to look at the overview. This is super hard, super difficult. And this is the keyword difficulty scale from zero to 100, the closer to 100, the more difficult it will be because people are looking for information for the PlayStation four.

[00:02:55] It’s going to be competitive and challenging to compete as a new blog. However, there is some opportunity out there if you want to get started. For example, why don’t we just type in reviews, we type in the study, hit enter, and you’re going to see this as that. It’s super hard as well. But what we can do is we can go down to matching terms, and we can change the keyword difficulty score to zero.

[00:03:15] When we changed to zero, you’re going to see there is opportunity in all sorts of inches. For example, if we scroll down here, the gleam toothbrush review, if we copy this says it’s a zero. We copy this. We paste it right into Google, and you’ll see people creating content about this toothbrush.

[00:03:32] Now, if you create content, you help solve the customers. As your affiliate links and you could potentially make some money. So that is how you find different products to promote. You could go to Amazon or any store, really, and just type in the product name, put the review after it, and create content.

[00:03:48] The question that usually comes up is, do I have to have the product review the answers? No, you don’t need to have the product. It can be helpful if you want to take pictures of the product or talk about it. The strengths and weaknesses don’t need to have the effect you can summarize and synthesize.

[00:04:05] Basically, what that means is you can read product reviews. You can read about it if we go over to it. You can read customer reviews. Now you can’t put customer reviews into your review blog. But what you can do is you can go over to the customer reviews and look and see what they’re saying.

[00:04:21] Some people don’t like it, and you can add that into your product review as long as you summarize into synthesizing. You can talk about your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. So you don’t need to have the product while we’re on Amazon. Amazon associates is an extensive affiliate program. If you want to join Amazon associates, you scroll down to the bottom here and click on, become an affiliate, go through the process, sign up, and then you can become an affiliate and potentially.

[00:04:45] Rank or recommend different products. You can review other products as well. And one of the things that always comes up is where do I get images for my products. Now it’s essential to know that you can’t just use images from Amazon. They have to be approved, or there’s another way. So if we go over, let’s hit back here.

[00:05:03] If we hit back, there are a few different ways to find images that you can use in your blog. One, you can go over to tools. You can go to, excuse me, you can go to. Excuse me. You can go to images, go to tools and then go to usage rates and go to creative comments. You can use these right in your blog. So you can use these as long as they’re relevant to the review that you’re doing.

[00:05:28] They can also use a website like Pexels. You can type in royalty-free images and find a ton of them. You can come here, and you could wear a toothbrush. For example, you can find different images for toothbrushes. Again, you’ve got to spell the words, right? But you get the idea. Furthermore, it will be vital that you ensure that you are not stealing anyone else’s content.

[00:05:47] You want to make sure that it’s royalty-free and creative comments. So that answers two primary questions. Do I need to have the product? The is no. And where do I get images right here on this type of website? So let’s jump back over to our slide deck to ensure that we are on the right track. We talked about what a product review is.

[00:06:04] We talked about picking an edge and niching down. The next step is to simply. Pick a platform and get a free domain name. Now what I mean by choosing a platform, you are simply going to install WordPress on web hosting. Nowadays, web hosting essentially is you’re renting hard drive space from a third party. In this case, it’s going to be blue hopes.

[00:06:23] You’re going to reach out to blue host with the first link in the description. Sign up for web hosting. Get your free domain name. I’m going to walk you through the steps right now. But you’re going to install WordPress. The reason why you want to install WordPress is simply that it’s going to make your content writing a search engine, optimized, friendly, and B it’s going to help you write faster.

[00:06:43] You’re not going to have to worry about creating HTML and some of the other languages out there. You’re simply just going to go to your website, and you’re going to start writing. So right now, I’m going to show you step by step how to. First, get web hosting with Bluehost and how to create your website in five minutes.

[00:06:58] When you click that link, you’ll be taken to this website, where you’ll go ahead and click get started. What I recommend is to connect the first one on the far left, the basic plan. If you’re just getting started with a website, as you can see, there are several options, but click that click select, and then move on here.

[00:07:12] You’re going to create a domain name. If you have one in mind, you’re going to type it in here. Like you see that I do. What I recommend is to try and find a domain name. It’s going to be related to your niche. Now, what I do is type in a domain name that I know is already taken. When it’s accepted, you’re going to get this error.

[00:07:27] What you can then do is go back and try different domains. Now make sure again that you want to pick one related to your niche, click next, and then you’re going to see a green box that says that it’s approved. The next step is simply to go through and enter your contact information. Make sure. When you scroll down here and make sure that you leave all of the settings on, but again, entering your contact information, the scenes right here, where it says domain privacy, go all of this check.

[00:07:53] If you don’t leave a check, you’re going to get people reaching out to you, spamming you, emailing you, trying to get you to sign up for web hosting. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and sign up and then jump back to you once I sign on and move to the next step. All right, so I’ve signed up, and I’m going to go ahead and set up my website.

[00:08:10] Just create a simple username and password, make sure it meets the requirements. And then move on, make sure that you write it down to write it down in a safe spot so that you have it. And you remember it because it can be a pain to go ahead and get everything back. So you will have to enter in some vital information, but just make sure that you write it down.

[00:08:28] It’s straightforward and effortless. Now, one thing that I do want to note is that this part is not sped up. This is real-time. And you can see that you’ll go from absolutely nothing to a complete website in less than probably 10 minutes. And once you click submit, you’re going to move on to the next step, where you get to log in. So here is where you’re going to start creating your WordPress website.

[00:08:50] Now, the great thing is Bluehost does everything for you. And it’s straightforward. So again, I’m not speeding this up at all, and I want you to see what it takes to create a web. So Bluehost is going to do a little bit of work in the background for you. And we’re just going to click on skip this step.

[00:09:06] This first one I clicked on, I start a blog, but for the next step, just click, skip, because we know what we’re doing. And I’m going to tell you what to do so that we can get up and running. So click get started right here on the left-hand side. And then move on a quick skip here and click skip. And then just pick the first one in the far left, make sure that you’re choosing a free theme because they’ll charge you.

[00:09:30] They have both free and premium themes, which we’ll talk about in just a moment. So right now, it’s creating your WordPress website in just a few moments. You’re going to click on log in to WordPress on the right-hand side there. You’ll see it in just a second. And then, we can start looking at some basic configurations.

[00:09:45] All right. So we click. And now we have a WordPress website. So what may need to happen is you may need to click refresh a few times to get it to work. But now we have our website. So as you can see, what I’m going to do is I’m going to log in and delete a few plugins because right now, it has coming soon.

[00:10:05] And so if someone tried to get to your website at this moment, it’s going to say coming soon to them, even though we can see it, this is what your WordPress website looks like, but for everyone else outside of your network, it’s going to say coming soon. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go down to plugins eventually, and we’re going to delete some of the plugins that we don’t need.

[00:10:23] Now, I talk about plugins later on, but plugins add additional features and functionality. So we are going to deactivate the blue host as well. Other plugins that are already activated, and then we can go through and make the necessary changes, which I’ll cover in just a moment. So we’re going to deactivate them and then delete them.

[00:10:40] Now, you want to make sure that you only have the plugins that you’re using on your website. The more plugins you have, the slower your website will respond and function, and you’re going to lose out on ranking. So make sure you have a lean setup, very few plugins, and then move on. As you can see right now, I simply believe some stuff you don’t need.

[00:11:00] If you want to, you could keep them, but obviously, you don’t need this other stuff if you’re just getting started. What’s more important is the themes that we’re going to talk about in just a moment, as well as getting writing. So I’m just going to go ahead and delete those, deactivate them. And then we’re going to start moving on to settings, which you see right here.

[00:11:17] Now that you have WordPress installed, we need to make a few changes so that you can get sprinting as possible. When we set up WordPress, initially, this theme was fundamental when we got a regular piece. This. W we can do better. We can find better themes. And I’m going to show you how to do that right now.

[00:11:34] So what you want to do is go over to a website called theme four. Here, you can find custom WordPress themes on the enforce. You can find premium WordPress themes. The benefit of using a premium WordPress theme is that you will have additional features and benefits that aren’t included with the regular theme.

[00:11:50] And so if you scroll down here, you’re going to see there are thousands of themes that you can purchase starting anywhere from $9 up to 99 bucks. But there’s going to be a ton of things. So we could type it in as a review theme. And you’re going to see. There are a few different review themes that you could download and import right into your WordPress site.

[00:12:09] So we’re going to do this. You’re going to spend a couple of minutes find one that you like. Don’t spend a lot of time doing this. Find one that you like; you’re going to click this purchase. You’re going to buy it. You’re going to download a zip drive to your computer. You’re going to unpack that zip drive.

[00:12:23] And then, within that zip drive, there’s going to be yet another zip drive. That’s going to be your theme. What you’re going to do next is you’re going to go over to your WordPress dashboard. So your dashboard is going to look something like this. You’re going to go down to appearance. You’re going to click on themes.

[00:12:37] When you click on themes, this is where we’re going to install the new theme that we just downloaded. So what you’re going to do is you’re going to click on add. And then you’re going to click on upload theme. Now, this is where you’re going to drag and drop that theme. So you just purchased right in here.

[00:12:50] You can also click on this and then import your theme that way, make sure you activate it. And then boom, you’ve got a brand new piece. So now that we have changed the settings and we have made a new theme. So the next thing that we want to do is make sure that we start writing and doing that.

[00:13:04] We want to go up to a post, click on posts, make sure you’re creating a new post, and not creating pages. So we’re going to click on that. And when we do this, we are simply going to put in the title of our keyword. So if we go back over to, we’re going to use gleam toothbrush review, and we’re going to put this right here, just like that, and make sure that.

[00:13:27] I have the title, and the reason why we’re doing it this way is that when people are searching for a review, they’re going to type it in just like this. If we look at Tom’s guide over here, PS five review, this person did the same thing, not great, but this will help us get found or discovered via search engine optimization is what this is called.

[00:13:47] So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go over. Glean toothbrush review. Now, what I like to do is I want to take 10 minutes before I start writing and do a who, what when. Where, why, how, and I’d like to answer these questions before writing because it makes me write ten times as fast. If I’m talking to who is this for?

[00:14:12] Who is the glean toothbrush for? What do they want? You know when to use this, when not to use it, how will it help them solve their problem? When you can answer these questions, you can potentially start getting leads in sales. Now, the question that I always get is how long an article should be?

[00:14:29] And the answer is, it depends on what you’re writing. The article should only be as long as it needs to be. Don’t make a 5,000-word blog post if you can answer the question in 2000 words. So how long a blog article should depend on you, the topic, and your competition. So make sure you go through, and you do your research.

[00:14:48] Now, let’s jump back over to our slide deck. We started writing we’re writing. If we go to the next one here, let’s talk about all the different ways that you can make money. You can make money with a, for the marketing. That’s probably the reason why you’re making this review a website or blog.

[00:15:04] You can also make money by placing ads right on your block. So if we go back over here, This is right here, where it says Tom’s guide this video. That’s an ad. When someone watches the addict clicks on the ad, Tom’s guide gets paid. Also, as you can see, there will be some affiliate links, and he’s also doing email marketing.

[00:15:20] Now, he can make money in a variety of ways. For example, with email marketing, one way is to refer people back over to his blog or website. Another way is if he’s maybe selling his own physical or digital products. And a third way is simply to add affiliate links in the emails that he sends out. And you can do this too.

[00:15:36] You just basically sign up for different ad networks. If you’re just getting started, you can sign up for Google AdSense. So if we go over to Google ad sense, this is the primary entry-level ad network you can work with. You just click sign in, answer some questions in a way you go. Now, the thing with Google AdSense is you’re going to get paid pennies on the dollar.

[00:15:56] You’re not going to make a lot of money. And once you start getting a thousand views per month, 5,000 views, you start looking@otheradnetworkslikeisoicmedia.net ad thrive because they’re going to pay you a little bit more. So that is how you make money. Also, if you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, I do have a third link in the description that offers more information about affiliate marketing.

[00:16:18] And the next step is to share on social media. Now, when you’re sharing on social media, you want to go out and find different areas that are going to be interested in the content. So, for example, if we are doing a review on this toothbrush, we find that toothbrush. And we’re doing studies on this toothbrush.

[00:16:34] We have to market this to people that are interested in toothbrushes. So maybe find out who the target audience is and mark it that way. This is going to be a different audience than someone interested in the PlayStation five. So don’t just put your links anywhere. You want to make sure that you are finding the right audience.

[00:16:49] That’s going to help you make the most money. The reason why you want to promote on social media is in the beginning. Google’s not going to send you any traffic, but you want to make sure that you are trying to force Google’s hand and how to do it. It’s simple to just post your links out on social media and start getting traffic that way.

[00:17:06] And the next thing you want to do is write, right? And basically, what I mean by that is you want to write at least 50 blog posts. So write every day or every other day until you have 50 blog posts. Now that’s usually a good indication of how well you’re doing. So this will give you a pretty good idea.

[00:17:22] If your content is going to rank, if you maybe need to write a little bit better, or if you need to hire somebody to write for you. So make sure that you don’t give up until you have at least 50 blog posts written, and you can get this done in 50 days. If you write one a day or maybe a hundred days if you write one every other day, and then finally make sure you check out the links in the description.

[00:17:41] I do have one to get you started with Bluehost. I have a second one to get you started with giving a premium theme, and then I have a third one that will also help you with affiliate marketing. This is a step-by-step guide on how to start a product review blog. Hopefully, you did get value from this video; if you did, be sure to like, subscribe and ring the bell.

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