Making money on the internet can seem like a daunting task, especially for someone who has no experience on the web. In this episode, Joshua Bevan teaches how easy it can be to promote your business with a blog. In less than 3 ½ minutes, he will post a simple blog entry that will bring new traffic to your brick and mortar business. This system will also help turn existing customers into raving fans. Joshua Bevan will show you how to help your existing customers feel awesome about telling all of their friends about YOUR business, spreading good will and ultimately making you more money.
This guide assumes that you already have your blog and website set up. If not, first watch the How To Set Up Your WordPress Blog video. If you need help or have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Whether we like it or not, the internet is a hugely important part of public relations and marketing for any business. The following is a bare bones, basic guide of how to get your business online with a blog.
Pick a domain name and register it.
The name of your domain is very important. Many domain names are already reserved, so you may have to choose a variation of your company’s name. You will need to go to a domain registrar to search and register your name. One of the best deals in town comes from Go Daddy .
Find a Host.
You will need to settle on a provider to host your site. Make sure that the package you choose will allow access to a “MySQL” database. Host Gator has great packages designed for small businesses like their Unlimited Hosting plan.
Install a Theme.
This step gets much easier again. You will want your website’s look to fit the feel of your business. A free theme from one of the thousands out there will do. (JoshuaBevan.com uses a free theme called Dojuniko from the guys at Hulozila.) Simply search for one on your WordPress DashBoard and install it.
There are thousands of PlugIns that add functionality to your WordPress blog. You can experiment and find the ones you like. For a great place to start, read Top 20 Plug-ins to Install on Your WordPress Blog.
Write Your First Post.
No better time than now to start promoting your business with a blog post. Check out this video for a little more detail on how easy it is.
I hope this step by step process gives you a good starting point to setting up a blog for your business. If you need more help, leave a question in the comments below, or contact us directly on the Contact Page .
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While building his businesses from the ground up, Joshua Bevan sought out some of the best mentorship. He has learned that the path to success is difficult and simple at the same time. Joshua has committed his life to learning how to, “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” Through videos, blogs and speaking events, he will pass that knowledge forward.