Ok, well today I’ve decided to write this short blog post to help newbies understand how easy it is to get their very first blog or website up and running in only a few short steps.
In the past, having your very own website would take a decent amount of knowledge in HTML and a certain amount of patience. I now this because I’ve taken the long route of learning HTML coding and I’ve setup a few websites for friends and clients.
But today I want to come out and tell you that owning a static website is where you have an about page, a contact page and some information about your company and it’s products is the equivalent of the dinosaur era.
1. They are practically extinct in the way that no one creates those types of websites anymore.
2. They are rarely updated, making the information on them very inaccurate and un-helpful.
The latest trend is in blogging, which is by definition of having a website that can be easily and quickly updated, sometimes even from a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Android Phone, etc…)
This website that you are currently reading from is a blog, where I regularly post some of my thoughts or ideas and even helpful guides like this one.
Why is a blog so much better than a static website?
Well, here’s a short list I came up with that should help you understand why blogging is better than having a simple website with maybe 4 - 10 pages.
Website vs. Blogging
A will usually have only a very limited amount of page, where the owner’s may use it to showcase their products or services. Then there will be an About page, a Contact Us page and maybe some other articles or photo gallery for the visitors to browse and learn more about the business.
Not bad, but there is so much more a website can be used for then simply being a static information package on a network that people go on regularly to learn new things or simply browse to entertain themselves.
A on the other hand is an organic website with regular updates, keeping the readers engaged and coming back for more of the latest information. Reader can usually subscribe to a blog and receive emails when a new blog post has been created and attracting it’s readers to come back again and again.
Most people can’t see the difference when visiting a blog or a website, but the advantage of the blog is that if it’s updated regularly by it’s owner, it becomes a library of information. Search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo crave for these type of sites, it is what makes them so useful in the first place.
I could go on and on about the difference between the two types of internet real estate but I want to get back to the part where I can help you get started with your own blog today.
Getting your first blog up and running.
The Long Version : Where you do everything yourself…
- Get a domain name : That’s a website address like www.myonlinebusiness.com- Get a hosting account : This is where your website will reside for people to be able to access it.
- Get a blog theme : This is what your blog will look like, there are millions of different designs.
- Get a developer : Or you have the option to do everything yourself, but will waste a lot of time.
- Get a list of tools you want to add to your blog : Autoresponder, Social Apps, Banners, etc…
I’ve been through this method of getting started and although I did get to learn a lot of the inner workings of a blog. I ended up spending a lot of money and a lot of my time to try to tweak my site to look just right. Some of my blog probably ended up costing me many thousands of dollars in wasted time, and I certainly wouldn’t wish you had to go through the same hurdles I’ve gone through.
The Short Version : Where everything is done for you and you can start blogging in 20 mins from now.
- Get started with the Empower Network and purchase the Viral Blogging Platform.
It’s only $25 per month and you won’t have to waste any time trying to figure out how domain name purchases are made, or how to setup a hosting account, or even testing different blog themes to find out which one works best.
In only a few minutes you could be writing about your experience of starting your first blog and how painless it’s been with the help if the Viral Blogging Platform.
Anyone looking to get started with a blog should start this way, because it will save you hundreds of hours in trying to figure out how the internet works and how to get get a website up and running.
Sure, there are other blogging platforms out there that are turn-key like the Viral Blogging Platform. Some of them are even free, like Tumblr or Wordpress.org but here’s the catch.
For everyone that you refer to the Viral Blogging Platform you can start earning $25 in residual income for as long as they stay active. So by simply helping one person get started with a blog via the Viral Blogging Platform, your own membership is free as long they are active.
I’d like to know what you think of this, simply use the comment section at the bottom of this post to share your thoughts or ask any questions you may have about blogging.
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