As you know from my earlier post, The Partnership to Succes Program has different phases.
The first phase is:
Building an Online Presence.
This first week I am laying the foundations of my business. This means I had to set up my blog. (the one you’re on now)
I had to acquire a domain name, install WordPress on my domain name, updating blog settings, get graphics ready, like logo’s etc and a few other things.
Because I have already set up websites in the past it is not a big problem for me to do this, but if you’ve never done this, don’t worry, it is all explained in detail in the step by step instruction videos in The Partnership to Succes Program.
Find a Suitable Domain name:
This domain name has to reflects who you are and what you are going to do online.
If you don’t know what a domain name is, Amazon.com is a domain name and so is the name of this blog, bartrusch.com.
I have chosen my own name as a domain name but I also registered brmarketing.com as a domain name. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use my own name as a brand name and that’s why I also picked another domain name.
You can register a domain name and hosting everywhere but the recommended company I did it is D9 Hosting.
They know what people who do online marketing need. The really big companies don’t care about us. The people from D9Hosting have worked in this business and now the problems we encounter. Their support is excellent (24/7) and they fix your problems really fast.
As a Partnership to Succes member, I received a 40% discount!!
Check out their hosting plans here.
The next step is to install WordPress.
Wordpress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system in existence today.
Just search on Youtube for “How To Install WordPress For The First Time” and you will find a ton of video’s explaining this. It is not difficult at all.
Just press a few buttons and it will automatically upload to your blog.
So now I have my domain name, my hosting and my WordPress installed, I needed to change some settings in WordPress and then…….
I was ready to write my first blog!!!
I will let you know about the next phase in my next blog post.
If you want to know more about the Partnership to Success, check the below video for more details:
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All the best,