On Starting a New Blog

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Last week, I started a new blog which is a challenge (to myself) to take a new site all the way from square one to making money - without leveraging any of my existing assets (lists etc).

It occurred to me that some people here might benefit by seeing my action plan. So here are the exact steps I took last week …

Setup and Installation

- Registered my New Domain
- Setup Hosting
- Installed WordPress on my site
- Selected my Theme
- Installed the Important Plugins
- Did some Basic Onsite SEO

Creating Interesting Content

- Rebranded 5 x Books from the LoyatePays Library
- Rebranded 6 Videos from the LoyaltePays Library
- Rebranded 5 x Infographics from the LoyaltePays Library
- Wrote 18 Blog Posts (over 5 days)

Traffic Generation

- Wrote 3 x Guest Posts for Other Blogs
- 3 Posts per Day at a Make Money Forum
- Commented on Several Blogs (about 3 so far)

That should give it a kick-start.

But more importantly, it may just help a few people here who are still new to all this stuff.

Will
#blog #starting
  • Profile picture of the author lilaspr
    Which SEO Plugins are you using?
    What are your strategies for social media?

    I am using facebook and Twitter mostly when it comes to social media, someone suggested pinterest.com... planning to give it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by lilaspr View Post

      Which SEO Plugins are you using?
      What are your strategies for social media?

      I am using facebook and Twitter mostly when it comes to social media, someone suggested pinterest.com... planning to give it a try.
      I am using the All-in-One SEO Plugin by Michael Torbert. I think it's an excellent plugin.

      With regard to social media, I have the Sharexy plugin installed - it gives those nice colourful share buttons at the end of posts.

      Other than that, since I am separating this project from my others, I am not currently pursuing social channels aggressively.

      The rules of my challenge exclude me leveraging my existing assets. I don't like the idea of creating separate social accounts and I have my real profiles on social sites linked into my main project.

      Cheers,

      Will
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  • Profile picture of the author CashReview
    Looks like you're hitting this hard - would like to see a follow-up on your traffic/rankings/earnings down the road. Congrats on the fast start - keep it up...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Nice job! I hope the site is valuable to readers and profitable to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Nice job! I hope the site is valuable to readers and profitable to you!
      Those who followed Will's work to some extent, no doubt in this.

      Anyway, I'm joining for the good wishes,

      Sandor
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by Sandor Verebi View Post

        Those who followed Will's work to some extent, no doubt in this.

        Anyway, I'm joining for the good wishes,

        Sandor
        It's just me doing the blog. But anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

        Will
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  • Profile picture of the author successfulwarrior
    Nice challenge man. Did something similar in my blog where i showed readers how to start a blog and make money from it within a 30 day period
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  • Profile picture of the author pradeepinku
    Well which SEO plugins are you using?
    I need some of the best free ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    All-in-One SEO Plugin by Michael Torbert is good but it sometimes affects the functionality of other plugin :-(

    Great to hear about your blog and the way you sorted the things in the thread
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    A simple plan that always work!!just how much actions newbis are willing to take
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Don't stop there. Social bookmark your posts. Autopost on Twitter and Facebook your blog posts. There are free plugins you can use to get the autoposts going. There is even an auto social bookmarker plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author yonaswedo
    Could you elaborate some more about rebranding stuff from loyaltepays?

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgeorge
    Hi everyone! I am new at this forum and love to enjoy new things and share. I hope the blog will be the great source of learning new things . I like to participate and got to share along with sharing and experiences. I hope you will have a great time.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyXoto
    Congratulations on taking action! Now just stick to it So are you going to implement a list building mechanism for the blog or are you just going to avoid lists?
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Hi all, I noticed that some of you folks here are asking about the free WP Plugins, recently I've compiled my top 10 free plugins (SEO one included), check it out at slideshare link below (click on the header to view it in slideshare as it seems that the slide is not view-able here):


    Hope this help.

    Cheers!
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