How to Set Up a Blog for Your Home Business
This isn’t a problem with “blogging” itself, its individual blogs, starting with the blogs content. In this article we will go into how to deliver great content correctly and consistently so you don’t have to worry about this major issue. Another problem we are going to tackle is the persistency rate. There is nothing worse than finding some information that was posted 14 years ago. If you don’t have the time to write consistently then this strategy may be a waste of your time.
Let’s start with the comment section. One of my pet peeves is having a comment section on a blog where the Blogger doesn’t respond. What exactly is the point of having a comments section if you don’t respond? I’m teaching the proper blog etiquette when you are writing posts. Most people who are reasonably experienced with the internet, and network marketers online, are pretty familiar with purchasing domains names, hosting and auto-responders (email marketing vehicles). In fact, in most cases it is probably possible to have a blog as an extension to a current domain hosting account.
Let’s get into setting it up for the first time. The first thing you need is a domain name. We use Godaddy for our domain name and we use Hostgator as our hosting because they have an excellent customer service record and uploading WordPress is incredibly simple in the Hostgator Back office (Cpanel). Now all you have to do is link your domain to your hosting account. The easiest way to do this is to go to Hostgator, click on “Live Chat” and one of the technicians will do it for you or walk you through in a step by step format. Simply put, just change the DNS where you bought your domain and you should be good to go. It may take some time to propagate, which means it may take a short while before you can begin setting everything up. Moreover, you should learn how to improve seo on worpdress. So that you get organic traffic to your page and more real visits on you page. This can be a really good start your home business.
If you use Hostgator, you can go to a nifty program called Fantastico. This is the simplest way to install WordPress. Usually, it is a simple click that gets WordPress installed through this program. If you want simplicity and effectiveness in setting up a blog, then Flexibility is the way to go. I can set up a word press blog, complete with optimization, monetization, a good set of effective plugs-ins and place a post in less than half an hour. Then it is a question of regularly posting, networking and sharing and providing value. Or newer blogs are going with a Genesis child theme. This theme is very user friendly and should work great as well.
A blog can be used to promote your network marketing business directly although it is much better to provide generic content and then let people go to your links, banners and “connect with” pages as they wish if they find your blog interesting. You don’t want to come across as the salesy guy online that “bothers” people about your opportunity.
Top networkers refer to your prospects as “your list”. Never forget that your list is full of “people”. It is not some inanimate object. People have feelings. They are emotional creatures, people just like you and me. But we all have something in common. We are looking to make money on the internet. So providing ways to do that is what we are all about. I don’t know about you, but I get sick of people who profess to be “my friend” only getting in touch when they want me to buy something or join something. So provide value in your blog. Share something of interest and something people can actually use. For some reason, many people come online and forget that network marketing is a people business on and offline and you should proceed as such.