WordPress for Beginners Tutorial

In this WordPress for Beginners Tutorial, you’ll learn how to start your very own WordPress blog. It doesn’t matter if you want to use WordPress as a blog or a website, basic setup is similar.

This WordPress for Beginners tutorial exists of 5 steps:

  1. Get a domain name and hosting
  2. Install WordPress
  3. Select your theme
  4. Install plugins
  5. Promote your blog

Step 1: Get a Domain Name and Hosting

The first step is to search for a domain name and hosting.

There are 2 kinds of hosting that are very interesting, shared hosting and managed hosting. Shared hosting is interesting because it’s quite cheap, managed hosting is more expensive but also offers a lot more!

Examples of companies offering shared hosting:

  • Hostgator
  • Dreamhost
  • Bluehost

Examples of companies offering managed hosting:

  • Zippykid
  • Page.Ly
  • WPEngine

Which one is best for you? I think managed hosting is great for companies, otherwise it’s better to pick shared hosting.

Step 2: Install WordPress

Installation of WordPress is very easy (WordPress is famous for the 5-minute installation!). Most hosts even offer a 1-click installation!

For more details on installing WordPress, check the official WordPress Codes on WordPress.org.

Step 3: Installing your theme

The third step in this WordPress for beginners tutorial is installing your theme.

There is a very great choice of themes: you could create a theme, buy a theme, use a free theme, or use a theme editor.

Creating your theme is the hardest work, but it guarantees the most unique theme.

A great option is to buy a premium theme. There are a lot of websites selling great themes at a low price. Mostly at around $40! For that price you can’t design your own theme!

Beginning bloggers probably will start with a free theme. The best place to find free themes is the official WordPress.org website.

Another option is using a theme editor. The theme editor I use the most is Artisteer, because with Artisteer it’s possible to create themes very fast without any technical knowledge.

Step 4: Install plugins

One of the greatest things of WordPress is the possibility to extend it the way you need. You can do this with plugins, which will extend the basic functionalities of your WordPress installation.

There are plugins for almost everything:

  • Better SEO
  • A faster blog
  • Creating a membership site
  • Building a CMS website

Step 5: Promote your blog

In the last step of this “WordPress for Beginners Tutorial” I’ll show you how you can promote your blog.

There are several options to promote your blog:

  • Comment on other blogs
  • Buy ads to promote your site (Google Ads is a good start!)
  • Distribute press releases
  • Distribute an e-book
  • Build an e-mail list
  • Create a video and publish it on Vimeo and Youtube
  • Submit your blog or site to web directories
  • Provide a RSS feed
  • Start a Facebook fan page

Windmill Tutorial Ebook – Learn DIY Windmill Installation For Only $200

Would you like to take advantage of renewable energy, but you don’t want to spend thousands to install a professional system? Well, it is possible to create a comparable professional looking system by doing-it-yourself. The Earth For Energy eBook provides easy to follow instructions. You can take advantages of the resources in your own backyard. Build your own wind turbine for less than $200.

A 1 KW professional system will cost you four to five thousand dollars. But is it worth it? You will have to generate four or five thousand dollars of electricity before you ever profit from your investment. By following a simple tutorial, you will be able to produce a comparable system for only $200.

Do you live on a coastal area, or near the mountains? Do you constantly notice the strong winds around your property? Then you have a valuable resource that you could take advantage of. If you live in the middle of a dead-zone don´t bother, but if you really live in an ideal spot, then why not build an inexpensive system and let it work for you?

So, how long will it take to install and inexpensive windmill? You can do it over a weekend. You will notice the difference on your power bill. And if you install several inexpensive do-it-yourself windmills, you may be able to eliminate your power bill altogether and actually start selling power back to the power company.

By following a simple windmill tutorial, you can do a 1 KW windmill installation over the weekend for about $200. By the end of next week, you could be producing your own power thanks to Earth For Energy.

eBook Secrets Exposed – How To Make Massive Amounts of Money With Your Own eBook

In Jim Edwards and David Garfinkel’s tutorial “eBook Secrets Exposed”, they take you through the process of writing and marketing an eBook, so you can make money on the internet. Instead of broad generalities on writing about a particular subject, the eBook shows you the five most important steps in finding a topic for your eBook that will be targeted to a specific market. As they point out, you must identify your target audience, making sure there a lots of sites already selling to them because then you know people are willing to pay for the information.

Together they talk about how and find to identify Niche markets along with the top ten reasons or motivations for people to buy anything. There is lots of information on how to take topics and frame them into an eBook concept. Jim and David point out that your eBook will be purchased to solve your prospects painful problem or be a way to obtain a desirable solution. You must know exactly who will buy your book before you write it. They clearly take you through that process step-by-step.

Of course the main problem is always how to find the “Niche Market” that everyone always talks about. Although Jim and David do give you ideas on how to search for one, it is still a hazy realm within the internet. I would love for some internet guru to just list the markets that should be examined for creating eBooks.

With that one flaw noted, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Garfinkel do take you step-by-step through the process of writing an eBook that can be profitable, if you follow the steps they lay out for you in this eBook. So why would you take their advice? Jim Edwards has sold thousands of his eBooks online. Aside from writing eBooks, he has several CD-Rom products, videos, numerous audio tapes, software packages and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers. David Garfinkel is a copywriter and an award winning business journalist. He was the San Francisco Bureau chief for McGraw-Hill World News. More recently, he was the Editor in chief for “What’s Online” a privately circulated Internet marketing newsletter where subscribers paid $497.00 a year.

Yanik Silver said: “Jim and David have really broken the code on what it takes to make big money with almost any eBook on the Web. If that’s what you want to do I (Yanik) can only give you one piece of advice–get this resource now!”

One of the most valuable points of “eBook Secrets Exposed” is that they try to teach you how to find a hot market for your eBook and to find Joint Venture Partners that will sell your product. This is especially important if you don’t have an internet subscriber list of your own. They have even included email wording suggestions to send to potential JV partners. They further explain resale rights and how to build your own list.

“eBook Secrets Exposed” stresses how important it is to choose a topic that already has a market and has other people selling to that market. This gives you two vital opportunities: 1) the Market is established and 2) you have the potential for multiple joint venture partners. And why would you need joint venture partners? Because they already have lists of people who bought their products and they just may be interested in yours. The way to do this is mapped out in the eBook.

You will probably have to read the eBook through a few times to “get” all the points that are included, but after the second or third time you’ll have a great grasp on how to write an eBook.

There is a section in the book that goes over using pay per click advertising to get conversion numbers (number of visitors to your website that purchased your eBook). Conversion numbers are used to entice Joint Venture Partners. Although this is an option, the down side is the days of the inexpensive pay per click are over, so this could cost you some money.

This eBook is very well written and packed full of information. The only other question I would have or improvement I would like to see is how to get joint venture partners in different ways when you are just starting out. This is always a murky area.

Other than my comments on Niche Markets and finding JV Partners when you’re new, “eBook Secrets Exposed” is a very concise tutorial on how to write an eBook and market it to a targeted audience. If you want to learn quickly on how to write an eBook and you want serious information on marketing, I would give this book an 8 out of a possible 10.

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