Starting your very own blog doesn’t have to be
overwhelming or break the bank.
You can start your blog today by following my simple, easy to read and follow steps here at Starting a Blog 101. In just a few hours, you can build up a quality and functional blog that gets results for your business or whatever your blog goals may be.
I started this blog to help new bloggers and even experienced blog owners learn more about effective, results-oriented blogging.
My name is Keith Patterson, and I’ve been blogging professionally and for fun since 2004. I put this blog building program so that more people can supplement their income or even replace it and enjoy the freedom to do work when you want, how you want.
My name is Keith Patterson, and I have been blogging professionally and for fun since 2004. I’ve put this blog building program together to help more people supplement their income or even replace it by simply building a high quality blog.
This is your chance to do something special or get left doing the same old.
Are You Ready To Start Your Own Blog? Of course you are, get started with the first step of this guide.
A blog will not only help improve your business but it can also change your life.
“Blogging is a tool, when used correctly, allows you the freedom to be your own boss, make your own schedule, make more money than you could have ever imagined possible and spend more time with those who you love.”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to make more money or simple have fun blogging about the things you love, starting an amazing, professional blog that aligns with your goals and personality is very simple these days.
What makes this guide different than others?
By doing a simple web search, you will find other websites just like this one. They are definitely out there.
Before launching this website, I took some time to take in what I was reading on many of these blog for success type websites.
What I learned was that there are two key pieces of information missing. That’s the reason I started this website. I want to make sure that I am teaching those looking to start a blog, know these two key pieces of information so they are empowered to make great blogs and not just blogs that will be setup to fail.
I’m sure you’re waiting for me tell you what those two key missing pieces are. Here they are:
1. A system versus Just Content
A lot of the other websites teaching how to start a blog are always pushing a system, to follow the “system”.
While systems may work for other businesses, in blogging, this just just a gimmick.
So what is better? CONTENT… great content.
My guide focuses on creating content, amazing content, content that will be shared, read and shared again. That’s the key to blogging success and that’s why this guide separates itself from the rest of the guides out there.
I’m not sure why others sell the system, instead of telling bloggers what really matters. Content is the way to go.
2. You’re left hanging!
Most of the websites I have seen out there end up leaving you hanging. High and dry.
What I mean is that they get you started, but then leave you to fend for yourself before their students can build a sustainable foundation for their blog.
I’ve set up this blog to ensure that you’re successful. I even go as far as providing you with on-going training even after your blog is up!
Oh, one more thing…
Can’t Wait To Get Started? Take me to the 1st step of this guide.
3. I don’t want your money!
I’ve seen a few of the websites that teach you how to start a blog or how to blog charge insane money for the course information. Anywhere from $100 to $250.
Why would you ever want to pay for a guide, especially when I’m providing you with an in-depth step by step guide at no cost.
What types of blogs can you build with this guide?
Any blog that you can think of.
“Over 25% of the Internet is run on blogs and websites powered by WordPress. There’s one reason why the most successful blogs use the WordPress platform– simplicity”
I recommend WordPress to anyone that is looking to start a blog. It’s the #1 platform when it comes to blogging because of ease-of-use for those not experience in developing websites (which makes up most of the bloggers). In this guide, WordPress is going to be the building block of your blog.
WordPress is easy to use, but it also has flexibility that is unmatched which enables you to create just about any blog design that you can think of. There are thousands of looks to choose from. Let’s say for example that you wanted to blog about your favorite TV show, sports team, or a blog about your business. WordPress has a design that’s just right for each of those. I wouldn’t put these topics on the same blog however, but that’s covered later.
Let’s say you wanted to change the look of your blog, you can do that at any time and with a few clicks and do it with very minimal cost.
That’s why I promote WordPress. Pretty sweet huh?
Don’t be afraid
WordPress is something I am very comfortable teaching to other people. If you’re uneasy about using it, I would be more than happy to get you started. I can definitely relate to those scary feelings, especially when you haven’t done something before. When I first started out, even I was worried about WordPress — but that went away.
When you’re new to something, a little coaching can go a long way. I have seen many different types of blog succeed just by following the steps that I have outlined in my guide–from Fitness, Finance, Music, Hockey and many other topics.
The guide here is free, my advice is free, but what I don’t recommend that’s free is a free blogging platform.
I would never recommend a free blog service to anyone serious about blogging. While the service may actually be free, the unknowns are what really get you. Here are some of the reasons why I do not recommend free blog services:
- Google prefers professional blogs over free blogs any day of the week. We want traffic from the search engine to flow through to your blog. That’s how you make money. How often do you see a free blog like http://theblogname.blogger.com high up on the search engine results? Almost never. This alone should deter you from starting a blog on a free network. You’re writing your blog for people to read, we want that search traffic.
- You don’t have total control over your blog when you use the free blogging services such as Blogger, there are times where you may want to use a certain plugin or place advertisements in certain locations which you wouldn’t be able to do at free services. You could also be subject to a mass change that they undertake that doesn’t fit well with your overall plan.
- You run the risk of losing your hard work at the hands of a free service and because it’s free, you really can’t do anything. They are not responsible keeping the service up if they do not want to. If you receive too much traffic they could shut you down or worst they can delete your account if they don’t like what your blog is all about. You can spend countless hours writing content for your blog and building up readership to only lose it at the hands of a free provider.
Paying for a blog service is outrageously inexpensive and an investment you can very quickly recover through your business. I’m talking within a matter of hours, or even minutes in some businesses). Even if you are blogging for fun instead of for-profit, you will have more fun blogging by making a monthly investment less than a visit to our good old hang out spot Starbucks. ($3-7 bucks a month on average).
You Can’t Lose with This Guide
If you are willing to follow my guide, and the easy to follow steps that I have put together, you will succeed as a blogger.
I’ve seen people quit their jobs, start their own businesses and have taken full control of their financial freedom just by blogging. This is a great feeling for me.
My goal is to help even more people learn how to start their blog, and be good at blogging.
If you have a question, don’t hesitate to message me. To be honest, my web hosting company gives me a small commission each time I help someone setup their blog. That way, we both get a return on our investment. But it never comes out of your pocket, so don’t be shy.
I’d love to hear from you.