Another great article from Jeff Bullas , entitled “How to Start a Blog: Step-by-Step Instructions” – again totally worth the read, which I need to finish up myself but since so many of us have been talking about how difficult it can be for a beginner to get the blog up and running, I thought I’d put this out there quickly to keep it in the conversation.
This doesn’t address WordPress specifically, just blogging, content and marketing your blog in general. It’s quite comprehensive and some of it goes probably into more detail on some things than the average blogger may need but still good info to have so you know the big and small of it and you can take only what you need from it.
I’ll be adding content for each of the Marketing Social Media sites as I learn more info on them.
Below is the bulleted list of steps from the article, please read the article for the valuable detail behind each of these.
- Domain and Hosting
- Market your blogSTEP ONE – Social Media Marketing
Twitter and Twitter Tools
Facebook, Facebook Tools and Training
LinkedIn and Trianing
Pinterest, Pinterest Training and Consulting
STEP TWO – Email Marketing
STEP THREE – Content Marketing
STEP FOUR – Search Engine Marketing
- Other Resources
Tools (Google Analytics, Adwords)
Make money from your blog (EJunkie Clickbank, Commission Junction)
General design development (Elance Frelancer)
Virtual Assistants and Staff
(Bigstock Photo, Shutterstock, Flickr)
- Video (Camtasia)
- Books (there are a number of them listed)