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HOW TO START YOUR FIRST BLOG
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Hey friend! I'm so glad you snagged this freebie. It will help get your blog off the ground so you can start writing content and sharing your knowledge with the world! Take a look at this realistic timeline to starting your first blog, easy action items, and resources to help you along the way! If you get stuck, use that Google search bar! If you get really stuch, let me know - hello@organizedblogging.com. I got you, friend! :-)
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WEEK 1
WEEK 2
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Choose a name for your blogSet up your social media profiles
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Make sure the URL is available - check on whois.icann.org I recommend starting with Instagram & Pinterest
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Make sure the social media handles are available Fill out your "about" sections and profile pictures
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Create a logo
No need to start posting any content until you actually launch
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Canva.com is a great (free!) graphic design builder for beginners
Pick a free Wordpress theme
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Another option is to hire a cheap designer from Fiverr.com I recommend starting with free and upgrading later when
you're more established and want more customization
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Pick your brand's primary colors
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For inspiration, go to Pinterest and search "color palette" and
"mood board"
I LOVE OceanWP for Wordpress!
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Choose an email marketing platform
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Pick 2 primary colors and 2 secondary colors My favorite free option for starting is Mailerlite!
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Choose a hosting company If you want to invest, Convertkit is the best option starting
at $29.99/mo
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I recommend Siteground
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Install Wordpress through SitegroundSet up your email marketing platform...
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Siteground Tutorial Create your email list group
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Brainstorm 4-5 goals for your blog over the next month Create a sign-up form for your email list
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Read more on setting blogging goals (take this seriously!
It's CRUCIAL!)
Create a welcome email
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WEEK 3
WEEK 4
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Design your website
LAUNCH WEEK!
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In Wordpress, go to Appearance > Customize to enter your
brand colors, choose fonts, font colors, and add your logo.
Create your first Instagram post
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While you're at it, plan 3 posts for the week and save them as drafts in IG
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Embed your email sign-up form on your website's sidebar.Share your new blog with friends and family for support
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Download these Wordpress plugins: Learn how to not make this weird.
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YoastSEOPin your Pinterest images throughout the week
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Header/Footer Injections
Consider signing up for Tailwind, my favorite Pinterest scheduling tool!
Get your first month free.
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Elementor
Try to keep from posting all your images all at once – Pinterest
doesn’t really like that!
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Write + Post 3 blog posts!!!Reassess your goals from Week 1 + Plan/adjust as necessary
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SEO optimize each post using YoastSEOContinue writing + planning content
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More info in this blog post!CONGRATS, you have a blog!
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Create at least 3 Pinterest images for each post
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Create your "About" page
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