Are you wondering how to start your blog and what the heck Girl Boss Leap Into Blogging is all about? I sure hope so!
Well, I am excited to tell you and to help you get your dream blog up and running in just a short time. I considered doing this in a weekly email series, but then I thought what if you are like me!
Heck no, I couldn't wait a week for each step. So here goes nothing, this is going to be long and full of info.
My background is in being a mom, a homeschool teacher (25 years, yikes), and being a nurse. I don't want to sell myself short, because for as long as I can remember, I have had a fire burning inside of me and it's always been a combo of three things.
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I love to create. It's truly a passionate gift of mine.
I took the great leap into blogging, and by doing so, I have answered each one of these callings in my heart.
I've learned to create graphics and design. Lol, never saw that coming but hey, it's true. I've been crafting, drawing, and more since the beginning of time. Before Pinerest even....
I have delved into the realm of teaching others how to blog and how to use Pinterest like a DANG BOSS! We have a popular course teaching how to drive thousands of viewers to your blog. I'm even getting paid for it. Cha-ching!
Not only do we have our shop (also our creative passion) but our blogis making killer money! Way more than we dreamed it would make before it's one year old birthday party.
I am a nurse. I am a mom. What I am not, is a technical savvy wiz. I started this blog with little EXPERIENCE. Lol, no experience is really what I meant.
Somehow, I made some brilliant moves and bam; our blog BLEW UP!
Now, as we have begun to get more and more questions on how we have done it, I decided to take that teaching love of mine and put it to use.
And guess what? I'm gonna do it for free.
When I started this journey, it was harder than heck to find someone to give me one on one help for starting my blog. I paid out the yazoo at times for simple things, that had a live person shown me, I could have done for myself.
Taking the leap and starting your blog is only the beginning.
Learning how to do everything that is involved in starting your blog is daunting and can stop you from leaping into this world.
I am not an expert. Babe, I am just like you.
I want to help you.
I do not promise you an expert set up. But I will help get you started, and you won't have to pay me $150 an hour like most techie guys would charge you. I will send you videos to help you understand things like writing a blog post, adding images, and more.
My number one priority is to help you start your blog and get it ready to be filled with all your excellent content.
I am going to help you do just that. Well, get it started, you get to fill it with excellent content.
Because, girl if you are like me, then hearing HTML, widgets, back-end, hosting, email mail servers, and everything technical that made my brain spin out of control. It was caused me anxiety. Extreme anxiety. You want to get started blogging. I get it. Let's get you a simple but elegant site and you can do just that.
I was ready to write, to make pretty pictures, and to teach people how to have healthy pregnancies and birth babies!
But what I found out, was that you have to get your blog set up and ready for those things to be written. I had to know how to add images and to add 'Alt titles' to those images.
What the heck is an 'ALT title' for an image and why does it matter? (Trust me, I will teach you why)
Together, we will get you ready to launch your dream blog! ASAP!
If there is something, I don't feel equipped to do; I will help you find the resources for us to both figure it out. TOGETHER!
I'm going to help you set up your blog, teach you what the heck all the terms mean, (If I don't know yet, then you don't need to know yet either, BAHAHA!)
Trust me when I say, it ain't easy to figure out the vital tools you need to start your blog and what's fluff.
The most important thing is that you have something great that's waiting to be shared with this crazy world of ours and it's time to bust loose and JUST DO IT!
You may be like me, and have a lofty goal of supporting my children's dreams and traveing the world. (Did I mention we are headed to the UK next month! Thanks Habibi House!)
Or maybe you just want to make a couple thousand a month from blogging. (Hint: We are already doing this!)
Blogging indeed has been one of the best things that have ever happened to me, and I want to help it be a highlight of your life as well.
So, Now that you are going to have me to help you set up your blog. What's holding you back?
I am going to help you with the installation of your girl boss theme (our favorite free ones and I'll point you to the one I used that was under $40 if you like mine) with-in three days to a week.
I will help you get the necessary plug-ins set up. (and I'll explain what they are and how they work)
For the first week, we will communicate a lot. I will send you emails full of information. You are free to ask as many questions as needed.
After that, I'll send you weekly (or more) helpful emails, revealing different aspects of blogging and my recommendations for how to grow your business and how to make money ASAP! (Videos and PDF downloads)
If I am stumped by something, I will help you find the answers.
We will assist you in getting into the BEST Facebook groups for rapid growth. (Community is vital for rapid growth)
You will even get great rates through Bluehost (which is the best hosting platform there is for beginning Boss babes!)
By Signing up through our Bluehost Link and participating in Girl Boss Leap Into Blogging Coaching, you will get:
The way this begins and how this makes it worth my time (and trust me I am giving you hours of it for free) is that the only thing you have to pay for is your hosting platform. If you use BlueHost than I can do all these things for free to help you get started. (It's what I use and know...otherwise we are both in trouble).
I'm not saying I won't help you some, But I can't help install your theme and do my magic! I can and still will send weekly updates and help!
If you are ready to get started and change your life. Here are your steps to take NOW!
1.GO through this link to Blue Host and Select your Hosting Plan. (they have an exclusive right now, and you can sign up for less than $3 a month..but hurry) CAUTION: If you sign up and click on Ebates or Swagbucks or any such percent deal back. I won't get my commission from Bluehost. Which means I won't be able to set up your blog for free. ( I can do it for a fee, but not a free fee!) Once you get to Bluehost to sign up, my step by step picture instructions are below)
2. Choose your domain name for free. You can do this on Bluehost. (Don't go somewhere else and pay a separate fee. Just don't, it's money not well spent). ( My tips on picking a name are below)
3. Fill out my form and let me know that you started your Bluehost site through my link. I will then contact you, and we will schedule your blog set up asap.
Remember part of your branding is your blog name. You want your name to be associated with your niche. Like Mcdonalds is connected to fast foods. Or Starbucks with coffee. Check your name on all social platforms. Check that it isn't already taken on the web before you set your mind on it. (Don't be too creative, you don't want it to be confusing)
You may be tempted and lured into a bigger more expensive plan. But don't. For now, choose the "basic" plan. You don't need more. If your blog traffic explodes (like ours did), then you can consider a bigger plan.
I would highly recommend the 36-month plan. It's the best financial plan, and you aren't quitting for three years. Not if I can help it.
You can also choose to sign up for 12 months. I have strong reasons why I wouldn't do that, But basically, you are paying 4.95 a month for 12 months. This means a shorter payment now, but in the long run, it's more.
Your term is entirely up to you!
You do not need to pay for anything else to start your blog, at this point. No, add on's!
I will warn you that choosing to pay month to month is not a wise business move. Each month you have the potential for your website to be down. Last month, I lost my debit card, it was in my work scrubs, but that's beside the point. I quickly got a new card, and all was well. Even though I thought I changed all my automatic payments, I forgot one, and it caused me a royal pain in the arse.
What if that happened to your website. Trust me; I would have a living heart attack if my site were down. I have an average of 5k visitors a day. That's money lost! No Bueno!
Again, I highly recommend the 36-month plan. It's a savings and a safety plan all in one.
Bonus: I am going to help you make money on this blog ASAP!
Girl, together we are gonna make your blog SOAR!!! We can celebrate together along the way!
OK, Normally I would give you instructions for how to start your blog, and setting up wordpress on Bluehost. But I am going to do that for you. So WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
I will send you a couple of Genesis themes that are free to check out and/or a few more professional looking ones (like mine, I paid $30) and together we can choose the one that suits you most!
Are you excited? ME TOO! Don't forget, sign up for BLUEHOST and then fill out my sign up form to be added to the schedule.