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Are You Not Blogging Yet Because You Don't Know Where to Start? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wordpress Blog
Blogging isn’t necessary for everyone in network marketing, and there are certainly a variety of methods available to market online, including article marketing and social networking.
But for a powerfully easy way to begin building your presence, blogging is something that should at least be considered.
You don't need to be a pro at copywrighting to get started, and with the best blog authoring platform, you can do it without knowing PHP or even HTML.
In fact, a large percentage of your prospects may not have these skills, particjularly if they have been building their business using traditional methods. So you can begin by doing something that will give you a platform to be able to offer them value and help them out as well.
If you plan on blogging for the long term then you'll defeintely want to host your own blog, but if you're just not sure and want to give it a try, the same Wordpress editor and control panel that you may have available at your own hosting site is also available for free at Wordpress.com. I highly recommend the Wordpress platform for blogging for several reasons, including the ability to track visitor stats, vet comments and a host of other features.
However, let me stress that you should take this introductory step as a temporary one for learning, and be sure to read "If You Are Serious About Your Business, Do Not Use Wordpress.com" to find out why.
So, if you haven't tried blogging yet for fear of it being difficult, or just not knowing where to start, here are a few 5 minute videos that will let you see just how simple it is. With only the basics tools you will have the ability to create a simple, customizable blog. If you have just started there may even be a tip in here you might find helpful.
These videos begin with the assumption that you have either created your free account at Wordpress.com, or have access to your Wordpress dashboard through your hosting service. When you create the title of your blog, it is not permanent and can be changed later.
Each video has an option for you to save the it locally if you want to reply it a few times until you are comfortable with that topic. Also, I apologize for having my screen resolution larger than I realized, so you may have to scroll to see the far right or bottom of the screen in some cases
There is great support in the Wordpress.com forums area, and also has some more tutorial videos which are great if you want to explore that once you get comfortable with the basics. If you really get stuck, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org can be helpful as well.
PS – Here is some sample HTML code that you can use for adding links into your Text Widget – just replace the href=” text with your own URL, and the text with your own text.
<P align=”center”><a href=”http://twitter.com/YOUR_TWITTER_ID”><IMG SRC="http://LOCATION-OF-TWITTER-ICON" ALT="Follow Me on Twitter"></a>
<P align=”center”><a href=”http://facebook.com/YOUR_FACEBOOK_NAME”><IMG SRC="http://LOCATION-OF-FACEBOOK-ICON" ALT="Connect with Me on Facebook"></A>