Setting Up Your WordPress Blog

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A blog simply put, is a web diary where articles and comments are posted. It is a handy means of building a web community which can be monetized to generate passive income to the blogger (the individual that owns and maintains the blog). Setting up and running a blog isn’t rocket science for the web savvy when you know what to do and how to go about it. It is relatively easy to set up a blog, in a matter of fact it can be done in minutes. However setting up a blog can be a daunting task to the web enthusiasts not knowing how to go about it. Securing the services of a web designer isn’t usually the route many would like to take. Topics to be covered in this series include:

  1. Outline the prerequisites for owning a blog
    • How to choose your domain name
    • Where to register a domain name
    • Recommend reliable web host that are either free or relatively cheap
  2. Give step by step guides on how to set up the blog
  3. List available resources, plug-ins and widgets for blogs
  4. How to generate traffic to your web log
  5. Search Engine Optimization tools and tips for your blog
  6. Monetizing your web blog by
    • Incorporating Google Ad Sense
    • Affiliate marketing
    • Content text Ads

While most of the resources your require are either free, available online or in books, you need to know what to look for and where to find them. The information that would be contained in this weekly series is invaluable and would give you a step by step guide to setting up and running your blog in no time. Take advantage of this opportunity and start making money online.  In week 2 – "Domain Registration and Web Host Sign Up", we would look at step one above where you choose a domain name for  your blog and register with a reliable web hosting provider.

About Author

Pele began his education in Nigeria before moving to the UK for a masters degree and subsequently a PhD in computer science. The sharp contrast in life and morals in the UK motivated him to start his blog, a website dedicated to sharing candid and virtuous views to enable individuals and families maximize their potentials in life, relationships and finances.

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