How to Start a Blog

Everything you need to know to start a blog the RIGHT way.

How to Start a Blog in 4 Easy Steps

Did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to start a blog?

In this four part video series I'll walk you through the 4 Essential Steps for setting up a blog the correct way.

Step 1: Select a Blog Name with Mind Mapping

Lesson 1 will help you organize your thoughts to create the most suitable blog name for your new website. If you focus on a specific niche you can boost your search engine results. If you create a lifestyle or "catch all" type blog, it will be more challenging to rank, but you'll open the doors to more sponsored opportunities. This lesson comes with a FREE mind mapping worksheet.

I'll also teach you how to check to see if your blog name is available on nearly every social media channel in one easy step. Wouldn't you like to know if the is available on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter before you buy the domain?

Step 2: Register your Domain

When you register a domain, did you know there are special considerations? How do you protect your identity? How do you ensure that you don't wind up on every online marketing company's spam list? What about backups and site security?

What is the best solution for web hosting and why? I'll answer all these questions and more in Lesson 2: Register Your Domain.

Step 3: Install WordPress

If you want to earn an income online, you want to build your web site with WordPress (WordPress is FREE). I'll walk you through: step-by-step, and help you set up a WordPress blog. I'll explain what options I choose when setting up a site - including why I don't use Jet Pack (a plugin that gathers statistics about your site).

I'll also explain the difference between a static homepage and a "latest posts" homepage and why I prefer one option over the other.

Step 4: Install a Theme and Write Your First Blog Post

Other online tutorials get you started but don't walk you through setting up your favicon, adding graphics and publishing your first post. I will teach you how to publish your first blog post: step-by-step. I'll even share some of my tips for finding free clip art and graphics. Follow this tutorial and you'll have your site up and running in no time.

Congratulations! You are now an online publisher and blogger. Welcome to the community!

Your Instructor

Monica Pruett
Monica Pruett

Monica is the owner of and In just 12 months, Monica pitched, landed, and created 100 Sponsored Posts for Brands and Influencer Networks. With an MBA in International Business, 6 years as an Account Executive for ad agencies, and 11 years managing teams and negotiating contracts, she loves connecting with other online entrepreneurs and speaking publicly about building an online business. She recently spoke at the Build Your Blog Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, CA on the topic of creating AWESOME sponsored content. She enjoys photography, cooking, chocolate, and time with her two boys and husband.

Course Curriculum

  How to Select a Blog Name
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  How to Sign up for Web Hosting
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  How to Install WordPress
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
12 Months. After enrolling, you have up to one year to access this course anytime you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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