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Create an e-book for FREE!

If your a self publisher looking to start creating e-books, this is a possible solution for you.

Self publishing out of WordPress is a simple as writing a blog post. If you are familiar with wordpress, then this will be pretty straight forward. If not, the learning curve is minimal. Keeping in mind, that WordPress is free software that can be downloaded. Once, you have created your blog [click for “5 simple steps” to create a blog], then add the plug-in PRESSBOOKS.

Here are screenshots for the 4 steps to publishing your book. This plug-in formats your text, organizes and exports your e-book…Yes, there is a small learning curve, but IMO, well worth!

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Source: pressbooks.com

How to start a blog in 5 steps

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Creating a blog is actually much easier than you might think. Here is a quick reference to build your blog and a few suggestions on how to promote your content. Here are the first 5 steps that you need to get started:

1] Get a domain name. You can either go to Register.com or NetworkSolutions.com to register your domain name. Another method of obtaining a domain is to do it through your host, I recommend GoDaddy.com, 1and1.com or BlueHost.com.

* The important thing about selecting a domain name, is to choose a name that has a key word or has a key phrase in it that your customers or members will want to use to search for you.

2] Create profiles to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Even if you will not be using these profiles, I recommend getting the name you want, as they are disappearing quickly. These profiles can be directly integrated in a blog VERY easily!

3] Using one of the recommended host, GoDaddy.com1and1.com or BlueHost.com, select a package that you want. A basic package should be enough, this should run you only several dollars a month…so go ahead and set-up any email addresses that you might need as well.

4] The most popular blogging platform is WordPress.  (Ask your host to please turn on the WordPress function of your domain). ** Make sure to get a user name and password so that you can log into your WordPress dashboard.

5] Lastly, write approx 5-10 blog posts or stories to publish in your “Post” section of the WordPress. ***Keep this in mind, always use keywords in blog title. Keep the titles to 8 words in length. The titles are one of the things google will look for and help drive traffic to your blog!

Now you are ready to go. It is really that easy!

5 Deadly Sins of SEO and Online Marketing

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Internet Marketing and SEO should be the small business’ primary focus

Does your website engage, hold attention and provide relevant readworthy content?  Your website should make the reader want to stick around and read more, and connect with you. Strength of content is not enough on its own though. Google differentiates high quality content from low quality based on a number of points, including the usage of links.  Inbound links are the heaviest weighted factor in Google’s ranking algorithm.  How many does your website have?

Click to read more about links, SEO, and internet marketing in this article by www.Entrepreneur.com– January 2, 2013

Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

This is a quick introduction video to the key elements within the WordPress dashboard. For an extensive consultation on the uses of the WordPress Dashboard, please contact us with any video tutorials that you would like to see!

Migrating a WordPress

If you are building a wordpress on a local host, then this a plug-in worth taking a look at. It is called WP Migrate DB. See screenshot below…

Website Design in Charlotte, NCIf you are comfotable editing the config.php file then check out this link…”How to transfer a WordPress Site.”

 

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