Welcome to the another Q and A Thursday – Your Blogging and Marketing Questions Answered! Every Thursday I answer questions from my students and readers. Please submit your questions in the comments, reply to my emails or hit the contact button above and I will answer them personally!
“I’m a busy, very organized, homeschooling mother of 8 and I really want to blog about it and share my experiences with other moms out there who might be having a hard time making it all work. Can you help me get started? What is the first thing I should do? Where do I start? Do you think I could make a little income from my knowledge?
Awesome Suzanne! I’m very impressed and I’m positive that others will be too! There are many moms who need your experience and wisdom. There is definitely an audience for you and yes you should monetize your efforts.
First, I recommend that you start with a WordPress.org blog. You’ll need a keyword rich domain name. GoDaddy.com is great for domains. You will need to purchase web hosting, I recommend Host Gator. Buy the Baby package (the middle one). It will cost you less than $8.00 per month. Don’t buy your domain from GoDaddy as they don’t offer cPanel hosting. You’ll need that in order to maintain your blog. The reason I say you need cPanel hosting is because you will be creating lots of great content on your blog and you want control of it. You don’t want to give up control of that under any circumstances. I’ve known others who have had their blogs hacked or shut down on Blogger.com, Typepad.com and other sites where they host your blog for you and the content was just gone forever. Back to square one. With a self hosted blog that won’t happen. You’re in control.
Then you need to learn WordPress and how to drive free traffic to your site. That’s where I come in. In about a week I will be announcing a huge surprise! All I can say is it’ll be a one stop website for all your WordPress, blogging and marketing answers. I’ve said enough – just keep an eye out.
Just take one step at a time. I’ll help you, we’ll do it together. Thanks for your questions Suzanne.
“I’m confused. How many article directories can you post your one same article on, do they have to be unique on every article directory site? Do some have to be changed, depending on which article site you are posting on?”
Hi Cat, I’m glad you asked. You can post your articles on as many directories as you want to. You don’t have to change them at all. Google doesn’t consider it duplicate content unless it’s on the same site, so no problem. I do however caution you not to spend too much time submitting articles on different directories. It’s a time suck. Ezinearticles.com is the biggest free article directory. Deffinately submit your articles to them. I use a great site called Submit Your Article. This is an article directory that submits your articles to hundreds of article directories and sites throughout the world wide web. Easy peasy. It’s a quick and easy way to get lots of exposure online with very little effort. I’ve seen a huge increase in the Google love I’m getting since joining them.
Thanks for your question, Cat. Hope that cleared it up for you.
That’s it for today. Keep those questions coming! I’d love to hear what you think of Q&A Thursday. What you think matters to me. Please leave your ideas and questions in the comments.
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