Blogging For Business

Posted on February 16, 2011

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Step 1: Think of a topic you would like to blog about.

(What are you interested in? Be specific. Do you like cooking Thai food, adopting animals, travelling to Asian countries, a charity cause, the Celtics Basketball team, Affiliate Marketing, etc., etc. etc. Whatever it may be, pick something that you REALLY are interested and love, a topic you can have endless amount of content about.

Step 2: Think of a domain you would like to use. For Example: http://www.yourname.com

Step 3: Visit godaddy.com, and see if it’s available.

Step 4: If yes, then buy it! It should be only about $10 a year to reserve your parking spot on the web, and about $5 a month for hosting. Make sure to opt in for WordPress Hosting.

Step 5: Start blogging! The first post is sometimes the hardest, but just write anything that comes to mind. You can always go back and edit it. Once you get rolling, you’ll find it’s hard to stop at just one, or ten!

Step 6: Make it fun! Add widgets, plugins, pimp that blog out!! (Click here for a list of cool WordPress widgets)

Step 7: Once you’ve got your blog up and running and it’s looking good… then now it’s time to market that baby. Sign up for various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FlickR, etc. Try to use the same name to make it congruent, and same password to make your life a whole lot easier.

Step 8: Market, market, market! Use promotions, sweepstakes, contests to engage readers and customers. Continuously provide entertaining, resourceful information. Make them join the conversation, but have fun doing it!

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