Lift off!! Beginning my journey with the Partnership to Success, day 1 was filled with what John calls, “Laying down the foundation” for my blog. John talks about the importance of starting your own blog, to get you and your business exposed.
To start your own blog, one of the most important things to do is to own your own domain. John talks about how to find a suitable name that will best represent you. Don’t worry, for the non tech savvy person, John walks you through step-by step making it very easy to understand. I am not new to setting up a domain, but the domain host that John recommends, D9 Hosting, makes it a breeze to select your domain name, hosting pack, and other add-ons you may think you need. D9 Hosting’s prices are very very reasonable compared to the other hosting companies that I have used. I suggest just following John’s recommendations, as it makes setting up everything easy without any issues.
After your domain name and hosting package is purchased, John will introduce you to the heart of your domain, the CPanel… The CPanel is where you will setup and install WordPress onto your domain, this is where the fun begins. Again, I would not fret about all this, the way John walks you through step-by-step easily, and after a few short minutes, depending on your Internet speed, your greeted with a message that informs you that your domain is complete and ‘Live’ ready for you to rock-n-roll!
Once you log onto your domain for the first time, you will have to update a few things to get your WordPress site at optimal, very very important… After your site is updated, you get to write your first blog post. Writing your first post means you are in business ready, yes!!!
Recommended book to read to help you get into the right mindset: ‘The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea’, by John David Mann & Bob Burg. The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.