Starting your own website can be a real pain in the butt. Terms like HTML, PHP, cPanel, and Apache can dissuade a person from getting online and making a name for themselves. What some people don’t realize, though, is that it can be easily done with a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress!
WordPress is one of the most user-friendly content management systems (CMS) available. Once WordPress is set up, you will not have to study tons of help files before you can get started blogging, selling products, or marketing yourself or your business.
Setting up a WordPress blog requires knowledge of FTP and cPanel. It’s also helpful to have a working understanding SQL database. Sounds a bit overwhelming doesn’t it? The great news is, if you don’t have that knowledge and/or don’t have the time to learn from scratch, I am here to help. I will set up your WordPress blog for free and install invaluable (and free) plugins to get you started on the right track with your blog.
The plugins I’ll install for you include some of the most cutting edge tools for blogs, including WordPress SEO by Yoast, Dagon Sitemaps, WP Super Cache, Top Commentators, Akismet and Jetpack. What are those you ask? Those plugins will help index your blog quickly in the top search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing), help you monitor your blog’s stats, help it rank higher in the search engines, make it load faster, and allow it to handle more traffic. They also let you know who your visitors are, encourage readers to comment, and kills comment spam. The Jetpack plugin has a feature that will even proof read your blog post for you. These are some excellent plugins, and they are free to you.
All you have to do to get all of the above for free is to host a blog account with HostGator. They are one of the largest, award winning web hosting providers on the Internet. I use them for all of my blogs and have never had a problem. I would easily recommend them over any hosting provider. HostGator guarantees 99.9% uptime and gives you unlimited disk space and bandwidth. Their tech support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also offer a 45-day money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose.
So why am I offering this installation and setup service to you? Well, for one, I want to help people get online and pursue their goals. I love making websites and marketing them, and I know a lot of you are interested in the same thing. And the second reason is because HostGator is sponsoring me to do this for you. I’ve been with them for many years and am an expert with WordPress. By hosting your blog with HostGator (sign up here) and asking me to set up WordPress and install the plugins, you are saving a minimum of $100, because that’s how much it would cost to have it done for you. Let me handle the leg-work and it’s a win for you. Their WordPress hosting is inexpensive; plans start at $3.96 per month, but to sweeten the deal, when you use my unique coupon code, you will get 25% off your hosting plan from HostGator! That code is: johngarland25. Just enter it into the coupon field when you sign up. In addition to my help in setting up your WordPress blog and installing the plugins, HostGator will also include $100 of Google AdWords credit. Those credits will help you advertise your new blog, and the Google AdWords PPC (Pay-Per-Click) program is hands down the best way to start getting traffic to your new site!
If you are ready to start blogging now, and I mean RIGHT NOW, go purchase your hosting plan from HostGator and don’t forget to enter my unique 25% off coupon code (johngarland25); then send an email to me at email@example.com letting me know your login information at HostGator. I will set up your WordPress blog, install your plugins and, once that is done, email you back with your WordPress login information. All there will be left to do is for you to start blogging!
Written by John Garland