Expand Your Income Potential Training - Day 7
From the trenches of Wordpress,
Leonardo Saraceni, Outer Banks, NC
Yesterday, we discussed the hype Social Media Marketing (unexistent, by the way) and came down to two strategies that are key to taking advantage of Social Networks:
You're familiar, by now, with the importance of building strong, meaningful connections across your social community. Today, your focus will be on Content Creation, especifically, BLOGS!
Today, I'll show you step-by-step how to install a Wordpress blog onto your domain.
The fastest way to get a Blog is using one of the two major services:
Wordpress - By far, the largest, most popular platform. Adored by users for its flexibility, customizing features and autonomy. They offer two options for hosting:
At Wordpress.com, you get your own blog simply by signing up, under the address yourblog.wordpress.com. Even though this is the easiest, fastest way, working under wordpress.com is very limited, and you're not allowed to have any form of banner or Google AdSense on your blog.
The other option is actually a blogging software, available at Wordpress.org: the software is installed directly into your domain, and it's yours to treat as you'd like. You're going to learn exactly how to set up your Wordpress.org blog today.
Blogger - Also very popular, Blogger is the simplest of the two, and incredibly ease to use. It only offers house hosting, so your address will be yourblog.blogger.com, and it doesn't even compare to the flexibility of Wordpress.
As an Internet Marketer, you want your address to be extremely easy to find. Not only is yourblog.wordpress.com (or even .blogger.com) way too long, it also shows a certain lazyness regarding your business practice: can't you just get a domain for 9.95/year?
Another reason is the fact that when under house hosting, you're subject to the house's rules, and they can be quite drastic. And they do take drastic measures if they see banners, affiliate promotions or whatever they deem unacceptable.
With that said, let's get cracking. Here's what you'll need:
I'm going to assume you already have a domain and your hosting has the Fantastico tool.
Usually, you can perform this step by typing: www.YourDomainName.com/cpanel on your browser.
You will get a confirmation message on your email, and your domain will show a "Hello" post.
To go in the Admin area of your blog, type yourdomainname.com/wp-admin - and enter the Administrator username and password.
Keep it related to your industry, but not necessarily linked to your company. Even though your blog will become a great tool for business, its primary purpose is to add value to the readers, and their participation is extremely necessary, so don't scare them by talking business constantly.
Once you have your audience and competition, pick mid-traffic keywords and base your own blog around that subject.
There are 5 key aspects of your blog that determine it's appeal with Search Engines:
Remember the keywords your picked on Day 3?
Make sure your keywords are at the beginning of each one (naturally inserted, because you'll have humans reading it too). This simple strategy is the foundation for you SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and because of the strength of blog content + RSS feed, Search Engines just love Blogs.
Let's face it: not everybody has time to write a blog post a day. That's fine, but remember that Search Engines treat blog content as news, and lower old posts' ranking as time passes. So try to keep your updates to every other day, or twice a week.
The strategy with your blog is to transform it into your own article directory. Before submitting articles to any larger services, post them to your blog (when related, of course). Give Googlebot a chance to come and index it, around 3 days, and then submit it anywhere you'd like.
Scramble, add, subtract, modify: commit yourself NOT to post the exact article to two or more directories. Even though it increases the chances of another user reading it, Search Engines will classify it as duplicate content and disregard it.
This is specially important when trying to build "backlinks" (links that link TO your blog/website) - if you submit duplicate articles expecting to get some love from Google, thinking that each one of those places will count as a backlink originator, forget it. SEs will not index the same content twice.
Remember I mentioned the flexibility of Wordpress?
Once your blog is installed, you're able to completely modify its appearance, by adding new "themes" to your design, adding "widgets", and even editing the master code.
There are tons of Free themes, but there also some rather expensive ones. For starters, pick a free one from the list Wordpress provides on the WP-Admin panel. Preferably, one with 2 columns sidebars, so you can fit even an embedded video, or a contact form, if you want to.
My friend Cenay Nailor is an extremely gifted web programmer, and she is the author of The Ultimate Guide To Wordpress Plugins. Her guide lists the essentials, the advanced, and the plugins you should steer away from. ($47, ebook)
You're now capable of: creating your own marketing system, streamlining free lead generation, making Google your best friend, stealing marketers' lists, setting up your own funded proposal, and leveraging Social Media.
It's up to you to integrate your Blog into your marketing campaigns.
Tip: use your blog(s) as the Central Hub to all of your content syndication.
If you want to take a little break to celebrate, go ahead and open your favorite adult beverage. When you're done, (and sober) come back to this point.
You've learned the very essential skills and strategies any marketer must have in order to succeed in the Network Marketing industry. With the knowledge you're carrying, comes the responsibility to take action.
You have all the tools you need to start building your empire, quit your 9-to-5 or even retire to the Bahamas.
But YOU MUST TAKE ACTION!
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