Every day, more and more people are getting into the exciting world of blogging for fun or profit. It’s never been easier to set up a fun, professional-looking blog.
My name is Court Tuttle, and I’ve been a full-time professional blogger since 2007. I created this “complete walkthrough” to ensure that if you want to, you can have an awesome blog that’s set up and configured like a professional’s TODAY.
If you’re ready to start your blog now, click here to go to Step 1: The Basics >>>.
Why You Should Use This Guide Instead Of All The Others
Let’s be honest, there are a lot of guides out there that can teach you how to start a blog and set it up. I’ve personally looked at dozens of them. Most of them unfortunately were not created by people who have successful blogs and if you haven’t been successful yourself, obviously you can’t teach others to be successful. When I read those guides, I see right through them.
I have found two guides that are REALLY good, but they are paid guides that costs $97 and $247. You’ll find them if you look for them. They both have everything you need to set up a great blog but let’s be honest, you shouldn’t have to PAY just to learn how to set up a blog.
After seeing what I saw, I decided to create a free guide myself that anyone can use to start a killer blog. You may not care about making money with your blog (or if you’re like me you may) but trust me, your blog will be a lot more fun if it’s set up in a way that can attract more visitors and readers. This guide gives you the tricks and secrets I have used to create the blogs I make my living with.
Why Free Blogs Aren’t Really Free At All
I can’t recommend with a clear conscience that you use a free platform like Blogger for your blog. While it’s technically free to get started on Blogger, the actual cost is in reality, very expensive. There are multiple ways you can lose your shirt with a free blog:
#1 – It’s possible for you to lose your blog to someone else. One of my really good friends created a great blog on Blogger and was able to make good money with it for a while. Somehow, a troll was able to get his user name and password and ended up taking over the blog. After some fighting with Blogger, he was able to eventually get it back but the blog’s traffic had been significantly damaged. He lost a ton of income.
#2 – Blogger (or any other free platform) can shut you down at any time, if they don’t like your blog. Literally thousands of people have lost their blogs simply because the team at Blogger didn’t like the content of their blogs. On other occasions, I’ve seen Blogger shut down blogs because they thought the owner was stealing other people’s content. In reality, the content was being stolen FROM them. Lametown.
#3 – You don’t have control of your blog. I’ve seen this work against people in a lot of ways. For example, my sister figured out that she could create a lot more income if she used ads right at the end of her posts. Since she was on Blogger, she couldn’t put an ad in the right location unless she edited every single post (she has hundreds of posts).
Paying for a blog isn’t expensive – it’s dirt cheap and can save you thousands. NEVER start with a free blog, even if you aren’t sure how serious you want to be about blogging. It isn’t worth losing all of your hard work. You can get hosting for $5-7 per month. It’s like eating at Wendy’s.
How To Create Any Type Of Blog With This Guide
This guide teaches you how to set up a blog on the WordPress platform – the platform used by over 90% of the successful blogs on the web. This platform is very flexible and allows you to create almost any type of look, allowing you to have any type of blog.
WordPress uses themes that you can use to change your blog to look however you want it to. This guide shows you the entire process of choosing and installing a new theme in an easy-to-digest, video format. There are literally tens of thousands of free ‘themes’ to choose from. If you use this guide, you’ll be able to pick any theme you want and install it on your blog.
I’ve seen blogs started through this guide that cover Religion, Philosophy, Parenting, Fashion, Sports, Marketing, Photography, Food, Fitness, Decorating, and many other topics. I happen to be somewhat of an expert on what WordPress can do and am willing to help you if you get stuck so there’s no need to be intimidated, even though this stuff is new to you.
The “100% Guaranteed Method” For Setting Up A Blog
Step 1: Follow what’s in the videos. I recorded the entire process of setting up a blog from start to finish and you can just do what I did.
Step 2: If you get stuck, use my free live chat or visit the Help and Support tab, to the right.
I help someone every single day to get their blog set up and enjoy doing it. Since I get a small commission from the web host if you use my help to set up your blog, you aren’t being annoying if you ask for help. You’re HELPING me to make a little extra. It’s a true win-win so don’t hesitate to take advantage. I look forward to hearing from you.