Welcome to Annie Richardson Consulting, home of Your Fairy BlogMother, Blog Tech Training videos, and Two Minute Blog Tech! I thought it might be helpful to give you a checklist of our articles and training to help you navigate our website, as well as inform you of recommended processes.
I have created this website as a guide for those that may be technically challenged, or just want a step-by-step guide to lead them through the setup and maintenance of a website or blog. In the industry, we call it “Blog Tech Training”. Starting with the articles listed below, you will find simplified instructions, downloads, and videos to help you get started or to refresh your blog.
Where to Start Blog Tech Training?
The best place to start? I recommend starting your blog tech training with Before You Start a Blog. The steps listed in this article will help you determine what kind of blog you need, as well as narrow down your focus.
After you’ve finished that article and applied the principles, go to Startup Budget for your Blog. Many people do not understand that blogging is usually a business and does require paying for some things. This will help you determine what you need.
Order of Blog Tech Training Articles
Here is the order I recommend to start:
1. Before You Start a Blog
Before You Start a Blog – This article is all about where you should focus. It will help you determine the “why” for your blog as well as the subject matter. It is a simplified process.
2. Startup Budget for Your Blog
Startup Budget for your Blog – Just like everything else, you need a startup budget, and then a budget that grows as your blog grows. This process and download will help you keep track of all your free and paid versions of plug-ins, hosting, add-ons, and all things blogging.
3. Ten Reasons to Use WordPress…and Which Version to Use
10 Reasons to Use WordPress…and Which version to Use – I use WordPress.org on a self-hosted blog platform, which is what I highly recommend. This article talks about the two versions of WordPress and the differences between the self-hosted and WordPress hosted blogs.
4. Best Website Hosting for WordPress
Best Website Hosting for WordPress – Ah. Now we’re down to who will host our website. Cost is NOT the only factor here. I’ve broken down the most common hosting and performed a comparison article. You can even download the comparison so you can study it before you make your decision!
5. Blog Hosting Setup – for the Technically Challenged
Blog Hosting Setup – for the Technically Challenged – This is the meat of it all. This article and step-by-step video will walk you through two different hosting companies set up and installation. I perform the steps slowly and, since it’s video, you can pause it at any time to catch up if you need to! Don’t be scared! Let’s do this!
6. WordPress Plug-Ins Do’s and Don’ts
WordPress Plug-Ins Do’s and Don’ts – Now that you are installed, I want to talk about plug-ins. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’ts for all things plug-ins to help you understand them better.
7. Top 5 Must-Have Plug-Ins You Need After Installing WordPress
Top 5 Must-Have Plug-Ins You Need after Installing WordPress – Here, I’ve given you the top 5 “must-have” plug-ins that I recommend. There are many many more (see step 6), but these should at least get you started!
8. Ten Easy Steps for Adsense Approval
10 Easy Steps for Adsense Approval – Now there are a few steps you need to perform before actually applying for monetizing your blog, but reading this article and downloading the handout will give you a guideline to what needs to happen before you apply for Google Adsense. Follow this process and you WILL be approved.
9. Ten Time Management Tips for Bloggers
10 Time Management Tips for Bloggers – Now that you have a blog, it’s time to talk about time management. It’s easy to be overwhelmed at this point. Here are a few tips and tricks.
10. Kim Anderson’s 12 Week Blog Growth Strategy
Kim Anderson’s 12 Week Blog Growth Strategy – And FINALLY, I highly recommend Kim Anderson’s course, 12 Week Blog Growth Strategy. This course will get you started on your way to grow your blog.
In the near future, look for other posts on writing posts, logos, social media, and other topics. There are also other articles on the website that you can read and apply in any order!
Blog Tech Training Tips & Tricks
Sign up with your email address to get access to the free resource library below. Also, please cjoin our facebook group: YourFairyBlogmother and follow us on social media. In this group, you will find quick help, some Blog Tech Training, as well as live videos guiding you through some of the issues you may be having.
Use the step-by-step checklist to help you navigate the waters of setting up and maintaining your website or blog. Although it isn’t required, the checklist is based on the units in Elite Blog Academy. If you haven’t heard of them, click here to find out more.
You will find many of the guidelines for blog tech training are available for free in our resource library. These are simple, introductory lessons for each subject matter.
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