A Beginners Guide To Blogging – Video Course

Posted by Neville on July 20, 2012 under Blogging, Reviews, Training | Comments are off for this article

Updated BaB Video Course

Setting up a blog is much easier than a lot of people make it out to be. However, there’s so much information out there that it can seem quite daunting to a beginner. I started blogging with help from the free videos that the first Become A Blogger course provided, and the Become A Bloggervery comprehensive Blog MasterMind course by Yaro Starak.  Now Yaro and Gideon Shalwick have combined with Leslie Samuel to produce a revised and updated Become A Blogger video course.

Well, I know these guys will have  made it really simple.  They have put together a video training program that has been used by many successful bloggers to get their blog up and running.

To make it better, they have a set of 10 Free videos available where you get to watch Leslie as he sets up a blog from scratch, and it is done in such an easy way that anyone can follow.

Those free videos have been downloaded over 250,000 times – that’s enough proof for me that when these guys speak, people stop what they’re doing, and listen.

It’s no secret that Yaro makes a VERY comfortable living from his blog. Gideon is the king of Video Blogging, and Leslie has also been able to accomplish BIG things with his blog (it even landed him a job as a University Professor in a doctoral program).

Leslie’s the one who actually leads out with the free videos and has set it up as one of the training programs where you can ask questions and get answers, so I know you will enjoy it.

But really, you should check it out for yourself.

10 Free Videos to introduce Become A Blogger 2.

Feeding Your List

Posted by Neville on May 8, 2012 under Blogging, List | Read the First Comment

You Have Subscribers. Now What?

List building is spoken of as the way to make a success in Internet Marketing. As Isloooboy said in a comment on one of my earlier posts

What I have read regarding list building is, “Only look for those people who are interested in the subject which you are promoting” otherwise your list will be an extra burden because of there (sic)  non responsive behavior.

There is not much point in building a list if it is just a list of names, and they do not have a strong reason or interest in belonging to that list. You may be putting in a lot of effort to market to that list, but if nobody is responding, that effort is wasted.

Much better to have a focus for the list, to attract people who share that interest and will respond to the newsletters and email that you send to them.

Your List Should Be Hungry For More.

Feed Your ListPresuming that you, as the list owner, have some knowledge, interest and background in the focal point for your list, it is likely that you will want to share that. WordPress provides you with a comprehensive and powerful Content Management System. By creating and building content you will have a great resource to share with your list.

By running your site as a typical blog, (if there is such a thing) you will have content that can be  copied or referred to in your emails to the list. Not every post, but just those that you know will create the greatest response.

Alternatively you could send to your list a summary of the latest posts, and direct your subscribers to the site for more details.

Do you review products and services that apply to your niche or list focus? Write those reviews in your site and then send your list to the reviews for more information.

By adding relevant content to your site you will also be enhancing your credibility in the subject of your niche and list. With a higher credibility rating your content will be sought after, your loyal subscribers will want more and they will also be more likely to act on your recommendations. The power and simplicity of a WordPress site can help with that.

Add More Mouths To Feed

By the way, makes sure that you have the Sign Up form for your list showing so that potential new subscribers can also sign up when they stumble upon your site in the search engines, or when one of their friends tells them about your site.

 

 

Why WordPress?

Posted by Neville on May 7, 2012 under Blogging, How To, Training | Comments are off for this article

Power and Simplicity

WordPressWordPress is the complete package for anyone wanting to create their own website. It can be used for almost any purpose, and is indeed being used extensively by high performing website owners.

It is a fully featured Content Management System backed by a huge community ready to offer support and advice. The addition of plugins to extend the functions of the basic installation adds tremendous power to WordPress.

Despite this great power, WordPress makes it easy for beginners to get up to speed and have a blog with new articles posted and added plugins in a very short space of time.

The Most Popular CMS

WordPress is the platform for countless types of websites such as personal blogs, community websites, stores, membership sites to fully featured eCommerce and fan sites.

Despite the popularity of the platform, the ability for each site to be tweaked and setup differently means that they do not all look alike. A WordPress based site does not have to have that out-of-the-box appearance that makes it just like many others. There are hundreds of freely available templates (or themes) that can also be modified with a little knowledge of html and CSS code.

By following this site you will discover some of the ways in which you can make your own unique site, based on the WordPress platform. This site uses a  free theme, with modifications that allow for the larger headlines with shadows, as a simple example. Stay tuned for more examples, with How To… instructions.

WordPress: More Than Just Blogging

Posted by Neville on March 23, 2011 under Networks, Resources | Read the First Comment

Another way to use WordPress.

WordPress logoIn the past few days I have been exploring some ways to use WordPress, other than as a traditional blog.

My efforts have been concentrated on setting up WordPress as a base for a small membership site. I have been using the term nano Network to describe the type of site I have been developing.

After a quick search I could not find any other references to nano Networks other than to do with electronics and communications, so I have co-opted the term.

The first nano Network that I am building is planned to be a membership site where information about the process and benefits of establishing a nano Network are shared.

While still in its early stages you can visit the Dotrim nano Network by clicking the link. I am also working on another nano Network with a completely different focus, but more about that later.

Right now I should be working on the report that will be available from DnN (the Dotrim nano Network)  soon. That report will provide information on how to set up your own nano Network using WordPress.

My friend Mark Hodgetts has published a report that shows how he made $3k in 7 days, while using WordPress in some different ways. Grab a copy of the report and you too can explore the benefits of using WordPress.