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Getting Started With WordPress

 Getting Started Using WordPress is Easy!

Getting started with WordPress to

create your website or blog is easier than I though it would be.  My first try at creating anything on the internet was with a Google Blog at Blogger.

Mainly because it is completely free, I didn’t have any qualms about using it.  With a built in mentor called  Google who  somewhat supervises you so if something goes wrong, it is easy to delete and start over.  Which isn’t on the lists of things to do when using WordPress!

Most articles you run across that attempt to give information about getting started with WordPress to create a Blog or Website begin with:  pick a niche (assuming that you want to set up and sell something) then get a domain and hosting.

If you are here reading this because of the link to this article in the email I sent you, then you know that the free website I gave you to download has  videos and instructions covering some of this information, but for the complete beginner there is available another program that will get you started from the very beginning.

Mini review of a Paid Course that I Have Used and Recommend for Beginners

John Thornhill has a coaching course that is outstanding.  The secret is that he created and sold this course for almost $500!   But, it is now available for less than $20.

However, what is included in it,  is what we need to talk about.

The course starts with the very, very basics which means he instructs you with pdfs that you can read, but the best thing is the Videos.…………

You are walked step by step through everything you need to know about setting up your own WordPress blog or site.  He even gives you his favorite theme to work with!  He then  teaches you the steps he has used to create his Internet Marketing empire.

If you haven’t ever tried to set up a website, or even if you have and want to really know how to do it using WordPress, then I couldn’t recommend anything better.  Even though the program is a little dated, I still keep it on my hard drive for use as a reference  because of the detailed instructions!

There is just one little glitch…a few of the videos show a version of WordPress that is arranged a little bit different than the ones you see now.  It doesn’t matter, the basic files are still there, they just moved the menu for them to the left sidebar for easier use, rather than running them across the top.  And a few things that you previously had to do are now automated…a good work saver.

If you are thinking about setting up and using WordPress as a blog or website to use for family and friends, your home business or just because you want to, then this Old but still great program deserves a look.

One thing he does is shows you exactly how to setup with Google Adsense so your blog can earn a little money for you!  Another thing included in this is the Integrity of the Teacher.  His philosophy is keep it honest. He does not teach you to use things that will  subject all your hard work  to getting banned by Google.

Treat your Readers with respect and  treat them as you would like to be treated.

Two Other Choices that are Free to Use to Create a Blog

If you are still wanting a free way to get started, then maybe go to WordPress.com and check it out.  Google Blogger works well too, but both of these programs have restrictions in case you want to put links on them to sell things to make money.

WordPress.com has this posted in their terms of service and they mean it,  don’t post it on their sponsored sites if it includes any of the following:

“the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing)”

When I set up my first site on the free wordpress, I put an affiliate banner on it.  Very shortly I received and email that said I would be shut down for commercial content unless removed immediately!  Needless to say, I removed it!

This program at WordPress also lists options to host sites with them, buying your own domain name etc., but I would not recommend them unless you Plan to never have anything for sale.  Their commercial plan (the last time I read it) is very restrictive.

Use WordPress.com to learn how to use WordPress (which is easy) and keep it clean.  Treat it like school!

As for Google’s Blogger, they are a little bit more liberal in that they do allow their sponsored Adsense ads and seem to have a good relationship with Amazon for selling products listed on Amazon.

I hope I have given you a look at how easy it can be to get started with WordPress and a few tips about what to do and not do!

You can go here to watch a really nice Video that explains more about working with WordPress.  There is a list of items below the Video that is very interesting reading.  Free to Watch Video, just click here.

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