Each theme has its own unique features which include layout customization, color pickers, custom backgrounds, and search engine optimized. Each theme can be configured extensively out of the box, if you are knowledgeable with HTML, PHP, and CSS then you will be able to do whatever you want with the themes.
Next, choose a blog platform and host. I recommend wordpress as I’ve used it on all my blogs because it’s not only free, but easy to use and gorgeous looking. There are plenty of hosting companies to choose from out there and plenty of honest reviews can be found online. Since it’s your first blog, choose a company that is cheap and that offers free domain name registration with the hosting. It’s not necessary to spend, spend, spend before you even try blogging for awhile.
Choose a keyword phrase that people would use to search and find your blog with. This means that you will have to brainstorm many different phrases that are not too competitive. For example, “work at home” will be way too competitive. How do I know? Do a search in Google with quotes around your term and see how many other competing websites there are. You want to find a phrase that has under 200k results when you type it into Google with quotes.
Getting people on the list allows to follow up and build relationship with them. If you look at your affiliate business as a long term venture, relationship is definitely the way to go.
This one goes out to all the search engines in the audience. If you have a website, chances are you’re interested in getting it listed on Google and other services, and incorporating a site map into your website design is a great way to get started. It will also help those living, breathing visitors of yours find their way around.
In addition, you can find PLR packs from a number of different sites. PLR stands for Private Label Rights, and what that means is you can buy these packs of articles and place them on your site. For the best results you will want to use a spinner or simply rewrite parts of the article. The thing with PLR is that there are many other sites who have the exact same article or articles that you have, so changing it to make it more unique is quite important. Membership sites exist that only sell a limited amount of PLR packs before moving on to different niches.
Once you have an established readership, consider monetizing your blog. There are various ways of doing this, depending on the host of your blog. Even if your blog does not have a theme that is easy to monetize, you can add a donation button, allowing visitors to donate to your site through a service like Paypal.
Yes there are fees involved with hosting your own blog. But, you can get a domain for less than per year and hosting should cost you no more than 0 per year, probably much less. This is a great price for year’s worth of marketing your writing business!