Get Your WordPress Blog Up and Running In 7 Days Or Less
And get FREE access to my collection of Professional WordPress Training Videos!
This comprehensive blog setup package gives you a fast and easy way to launch a professional looking WordPress blog from scratch, without technical headaches and confusion, and without breaking the bank too!
In just 7 days or less you’ll get a great looking blog with expert guidance from a WordPress Consultant who actually understands online marketing. And you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your blog is set up securely, with EVERYTHING you need to start your business on the right path to success.
By creating your blog with a professionally pre-designed, premium WordPress theme, I am able to keep this comprehensive blog setup package affordable for almost everyone at just $399, in comparison to a custom WordPress design which will costs in the vicinity of $3000 to $15000, possibly even more.
Here Is What You Get
This Blog Setup Service Includes:
Expert Guidance and Support
Throughout the course of your project I will be your personal concierge. I take pride in offering a fantastic blog setup service and I go out of my way to answer any questions you may have about WordPress. I am here to guide you through the maze of WordPress themes, domain name registration and web hosting at the beginning of your project. And after your blog is setup, I won't just leave you to go it alone. I will provide you with easy to understand, step by step instructions, and professional WordPress training videos so that you can manage your new blog on your own.
Install WordPress Manually - Important!
I will install WordPress manually on your web hosting account. This is important because automated, one click installers like Softaculous use generic installation settings that are common knowledge to hackers, making it easier for them to guess and infect your new blog with malicious malware.
WordPress Security Setup
Over 5000 WordPress websites are hacked every day. It's sad but true. Hackers are everywhere and they love causing trouble. Although it's impossible to have a 100% secure website, I can make it harder for those dirty little gremlins to break your blog. I will install and configure the best security monitoring tool on the web to protect your blog 24/7 and scan it for malware on a daily basis. If new security threats are detected you'll be notified by email so that you can act upon them quickly, before it's too late.
Essential WordPress Plugins
WordPress plugins are THE reason why WordPress is such a popular blogging platform because they extend website functionality without touching a single line of code. But you do need to be selective about which plugins you use. Too many plugins or badly coded plugins can have a negative impact on your blog's performance. I will install and configure my list of carefully hand-selected WordPress plugins that are crucial for any WordPress website (new and old).
Professionally Pre-Designed Theme
Included in this package is a professionally pre-designed WordPress theme from StudioPress worth $99.95 - but you don't have to pay that - I'll cover the cost of it for you. StudioPress themes are cleanly coded making them secure and lightweight for better website performance, and they look great on mobile devices too.
Full Theme Installation & Configuration
WordPress themes look beautiful on a demo site but they don't look the same 'out-of-the-box' when you first install them. They need to be correctly configured to duplicate the look of the demo site and for most people this involves a steep learning curve. I won't just install your chosen theme, I will set it up so it looks just as beautiful as it does on the demo site. You can then simply login and immediately start filling your new blog with content (that’s your job!).
Design Customizations and Tweaks
I'll add your logo to the blog and even apply small css changes to make the logo area bigger if needed. And if you have a color scheme in mind for your new website I can modify the background, headings, buttons, body text and link colors to match your brand.
Social Media Integration
Establishing a presence on social media is crucial for the growth of your online business, so let's make it super easy for people to share your content with all their friends and connect with you on their preferred social media platform. To acheive this, I will add social sharing buttons to your blog posts and social media icons to your sidebar and/or website footer.
Essential Website Pages
It doesn't matter what your website objectives are, every blog needs three essential pages. An about page, a contact page and a blog, home or news page. I will create these pages for you and add them to your primary navigation menu, so they can be easily found by your website visitors. Then all you have to do is login to WordPress and add content to each of these pages (that's your job!).
To help your new blog get found in Google's search results, not only will I setup your blog using an SEO friendly theme from StudioPress, I will configure WordPress settings with up to date SEO best practices, submit a sitemap to Webmaster Tools for FASTER Google indexing, and install and correctly configure the best SEO plugin. This means that your blog will be visible in Google and ready for search engine optimization by the time you start adding content.
Email Newsletter Sign Up Form
Building an email list is crucial for the growth of your online business. When you have an email list you have a database of leads and customers. This means you can generate website traffic and revenue on demand. To give you a head start with email marketing, I will add an email newsletter sign up form to your new WordPress website.
Anti-Spam Protection to filter out spam comments and reduce spam emails.
Google Analytics to know who your visitors are and measure important website metrics.
Branded Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Form: contact forms look professional and make it easy for people to contact you
And That's Not All You Get!
This Blog Setup Service Also Includes
Drag and Drop Page Builder
Visually appealing, professional looking web pages are crucial to help you convert blog visitors into leads and customers.
WordPress does comes with its own post editor, but it's very basic. It only allows you to change simple text and images within your content. This means, if you want total control over the look and layout of your web pages, you'll have to start writing code.
With my page builder, it's easy to create beautiful landing pages, content pages and complex layouts, all within a visual drag and drop interface.
The page builder is fast loading, mobile optimised and includes pre-made templates so you can insert content such as sign up forms, call to action buttons, image galleries and create entire web page layouts from scratch within minutes.
How The Service Works
To get started, just click the purchase button and you'll be taken to PayPal's check out page to make payment. Once your payment is received, you will be redirected to a confirmation page where I'll ask you to confirm your best email address, so I know how to contact you about your blog setup order.
Immediately after confirming your email address you will receive a welcome email from me where I will guide you step-by-step through the process of aquiring and submitting all the account information that I need from you. Here's a helicopter overview of the step-by-step process:
Step 1: Register Your Domain Name
Follow the step-by-step prompts in my how-to tutorial that will show you how to register your desired domain name. A domain name is like the postal address of your house. It's where people go online to visit your blog. For example, my domain name is 'www.theblogmechanic.com'.
Step 2 - Create a Web Hosting Account
Follow the step-by-step prompts in my how-to tutorial that will show you how to set up a web hosting account. Web hosting is like storage space. It's somewhere to keep all the files and folders for WordPress, so your blog can be seen online when someone visits your domain name.
Step 3: Select a Premium Theme
Imagine that your blog is a car. WordPress is the engine and themes are the car body. They determine how your blog looks on the outside, and this is the fun part. In step 3, you will visit the gallery of professionally pre-designed Genesis themes at StudioPress and select one for your blog.
Step 4: Create a New Gmail Account
To assist me with the setup of Google Analytics, Yoast SEO and Webmaster Tools, you will create a new Gmail account that's branded to your business name (eg: email@example.com) and send me the account credentials that I need from you.
Step 5: Social Media Profiles (optional)
If you plan on using specific social media sites to grow your business, I will need to know the profile url's for each one. If you haven't done so already, in step 5 you will need to create social media accounts and let me know the profile url's. Eg, twitter.com/username or facebook.com/username
Step 6: Create an Autoresponder Account
You need an autoresponder account to build an email list and send emails to subscribers and buyers without breaking CAN-SPAM laws. If you don't yet have an autoresponder account, in step 6 you will create a free trial with one of the best autoresponder service providers in my honest opinion.
And That's It!
Once you've completed the step-by-step process, I'll ask you to send me all the necessary information that I need from you (and let you know where you find that information). Then, I'll go underground for a few days while I work on building your new WordPress blog.
When your blog setup is complete, I will send you your login details with clear instructions and any other important information that you need to know, so you can start blogging, writing content and uploading images to your WordPress site immediately.