Online Business

  • Make $2000 Monthly As A Virtual Assistant

    Do you know that you can make $2000 monthly working as a virtually assistant from the comfort of your home just using your laptop and an internet connection?

    I love the many opportunities that comes with being a virtual assistant. The possibility of making $2000 monthly as a virtual assistant from your skill and passion.

    Times are changing and so you need to change as well so that you don’t become obsolete trying to make money only by working a 9-5 job only.

    I earned my first $200 from my website by offering a skill I already have. And seriously I have many more tech skills under my sleeves. But I am particularly concerned about busy moms like me or moms who want’s to earn money and contribute to their family income no matter how little.

    I want to show you that it’s possible to make money online and that you have all that it takes to earn money.

    So I will be showing you the real life story of a mom just like you who earns $1000 – $2000 even as a busy mom.

    Meet Rachel she works part time as a virtual assistant and averages about $1000 – $2000 each month.

    Rachel is a busy mom and her husband works with the military while her children are also in school.

    She figured out that getting a traditional job will not work for her restrictive schedule and hours. And so she decided to utilize her skills working as a virtual assistant from home.

    She got to find out about how to become a virtual assistant in 30 days or less and she enrolled immediately.

    And the most interesting part is that while still working her way through the course, she landed her first client just after two months and a half, and so she focused on scaling her business.

    And today Rachel is living her dream life, working as a virtual assistant for only 10 – 15 hours per week specializing in email marketing and customer service.

    She has customers in different locations including US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

    And even though her husband supports their family working for the military, Rachel is thrilled to be making $2000 monthly as a virtual assistant working part time.

    Becoming a virtual assistant does not necessarily require you to invest all your time and energy into launching a new business with easy to follow course like 30 Days or Less To Virtual Assistant Success. You simply need to follow the step by step roadmap provided in the course and you will be on your way to landing your first client like Rachel and of course building your business.

    In today’s world you can build a great side hustle that fits well into your lifestyle.

    And there are many success stories out there especially moms who are living their dream life of raising their kids and also contributing financially to the home.

    So why not launch your business using as much or little time you can spare.

    If you will like to start a business that takes just about 10 – 15 hours a week to run like Rachel’s while still making enough money to support your family, then just head here to make it happen.

    Now it’s time to dive into what you get with 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success to decide if it’s right for you.

    This AH-MAZING program will lead you step-by-step through launching and growing your very own VA biz from scratch.

    Here’s a taste of what you’ll get:

    • The #1 most important skill needed to make inexperience completely irrelevant to become a successful VA
    • 3 unknown reasons why businesses LOVE to work with VA’s (memorize these reasons and use them to lock down clients for yourself)
    • How keeping your “VA radar” on can lead to finding brand new clients without ANY extra research at all (I did this and locked down a client for two years because of it)
    • The key trait to building a relationship with your client that makes them want to lock you up and throw away the key (so no other business can have you)
    • The biggest reason why businesses hate hiring regular “9 to 5ers” and love working with VA’s instead
    • How to frame your VA services so that you stand apart from the “average VA” and are seen as a business “necessity” instead (Gina did this to land her first VA client when she had ZERO VA experience at all)
    • The key to connecting your VA work directly to a businesses success (doing this will elevate your value and only make a client want to give you MORE responsibility… and more CASH because of it)
    • The 6 traits you MUST HAVE that lead to success with the HIGHEST paying clients out there

    …Getting excited?

    These tips and more are what Hailey use to generate nearly $5,000 each month as a VA:

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    Not bad, right?

    Not only that:

    Here’s what else you’ll get in the course: 

    • 13 self-paced modules to train you on how to become a successful VA (70+ lessons and over 145 minutes of video content).
    • Access to 25+ advanced trainings and templates you can use to secure gigs and deliver your services to clients.
    • A certificate of completion to overcome those pesky “skeptical” clients out there (think of it like a “college degree” for your business)
    • 30 days of trial access to our VA Leads Community where we post jobs, share tactics and offer personalized help for all members!
    • PLUS, as a VA Leads Community member, you receive FREE WordPress Hosting from Flywheel (a $30/month value)!

    And much more as well!

    If you want to work remotely, earn a side income or call your own shots as a business owner, I’m here to help you make that goal of yours happen right now!

    Check out the course HERE.

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  • My First blog income report – $200

    I am so excited to share my very first blog income report.

    When I created my website on February 2020, I didn’t know that in four months time I would have made $200 from my website and possibly writing my first blog income report on my website.

    In February 2020, all I did was to purchase my hosting, set up my website and decided to get serious about making money online.

    I have always read other entrepreneurs blog income report and thought it will take me a year or at least 6 months to make my first income online but surprisingly it took me 4 months to earn my first $200 from my website.

    My website is currently a side business as I am still working my day job. But I committed my time into designing my website and writing at least one blog post per week.

    I know you’re eager to know how as a working mom I was able to start my online business and even make money online.

    I covered all of that in this guide and you can follow the exact steps and start your online business today

    Let me show the exact steps I took in earning my first blog income even as a beginner.

    How I made my first blog income

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    Step 1 – I created my website

    Yes, that’s the first step I took in earning my first blog income. Because without my website I would not have had an online business. So right after creating my website, I started writing helpful blog posts relevant to my niche and my passion. I joined pinterest and created a pinterest business account, shared my blog posts on pinterest and I immediately started getting traffic to my website.

    If you want to earn significant income online, then you must have an online presence and the best online presence you can have is to create your own website.

    And if you’re in doubt, here are reasons why you need a website

    Reasons why you need a website

    • Your website positions you as an expert. When you have a website that showcases your skills and expertise, you will attract quality customers that will pay you for your services.
    • Your website enables you to build trust. And for people to buy from you, they need to trust you. So imagine you’re telling someone that you have a skill and offer some services without any website, it makes the person to doubt you and you will not pay and so you loose money. So as an expert with a profitable skill, you need a website so that your potential clients can trust you and pay you for your services.
    • Your website will bring in clients on autopilot for you. Imagine sleeping and getting discovered by your potential clients around the globe? This can only happen when you have a website. And this is because your your website does not go to sleep and so it’s working on autopilot if you set it up correctly and well optimized for search engines.
    • Your website makes you discover able. Most business cannot survive or bring you the kind of customer’s you need with just word of mouth. But when you have a website, you can easily go global because you can be discovered by anyone on the internet and so your potential client will always find you.

    If you are a new business owner, or a freelancer or virtual assistant, I have a detailed step by step guide for you to create your website for $100 so that you can build your online presence and start earning money online too.

    So follow the steps in this guide and build your dream website.

    Step 2 I Created Content

    So after building my website, I started writing blog posts which was attracting the right kind of visitors to my website. And also opening up more opportunities for me.

    Step 3 I told my Family and Friends about My Website

    I know most people say that family and friends might not necessarily be your customers, but I beg to differ.

    Right after creating my website, I reached out to my friends and family and told them that I just launched my business and that I am available for hire – web design services.

    Step 4 I landed my first client

    So yes, I shared my website on all my social media platforms and of course word of mouth and gbam I landed my first client.

    So from the steps I just outlined, I earned my first blog income by offering my services to my clients. I worked as a virtual assistant and earned my first $200.

    But it all started with me building my website and going public about my business.

    How to create your own Website

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    If you are ready to create your own website, and start making money online. Read this tutorial on how to create a website and create your own website today.

    In this tutorial I walk you step-by-step on how to create a website. You will also learn how to choose your domain name and get it for free.

    How I made $200 from my blog

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  • how to start an online business (While Working Full Time)

    Traditionally we all start off working a full time 9 – 5 job, but along the line you start having this unending nudge to start an online business for yourself while still working full time so that you can transition into being your own boss and impact lives.

    This is currently my reality and I made the decision to start my own online business while working full time, I am excited I am able to pull this off, and I will show you exactly how I was able to do so.

    I will give you the roadmap I followed to start my own online business while working full time. So that by the time you finish reading this guide, you will have a step by step guide to follow and also profitable online business ideas you can choose from.

    So if you’re wondering if it’s possible for you to start an online business while working full time, I will tell you without any doubt that it is completely possible. And that you will crush this same goal like you are crushing your full time job.

    So let’s get started.

    5 Steps to Start An Online Business

    1. Pick a Profitable Business Idea

    Every business you see today started with an idea. I personally like to write down my ideas because writing them down, helps me to implement them eventually. Most times you get a business idea at the most random times. Either in the shower, when you’re commuting to work, reading a book, a blog post like this one, an idea can come.

    Personally what I do is to write it down on my phone immediately. I use the Samsung Notes app on my phone, and then later I refer to it.

    But if you need help picking a profitable online business ideas, then I’ve got you covered with these 10 online business you can start quickly.

    2. Create Time to Set Up Your Business

    Of what use will an idea be to you if you do not implement it. Remember the goal here is to start an online business while working full time.

    For me this step is one of the most crucial in starting your online business while working full time.

    You should create the time to set up your business.

    Now the time you will need to set up your business will depend totally on the type of business you have decided to start while working full time.

    Some businesses require time more than the other.

    So let’s say you choose to start an online boutique store, you need to create time to set up your boutique business, and you have to consider factors such as:

    • The best platform to build your online boutique store. Either WordPress or an Ecommerce platform
    • Where to source for cloths
    • The type of cloths you will want to sell
    • Do you need to hire an assistant
    • The cost of building an online shop
    • The cost of a physical shop

    So in general I will say don’t rush this process. because once you get this step correctly, your business will definitely run efficiently.

    3. Create A Website

    Once you have picked a profitable online business idea that you can start while working full time. Another crucial step you need to take is to create a website for your online business.

    I feel this is a no brainier because for your business to get a presence online, you need to bring it online and the surest and safest way to do that is to create a website for your business.

    I see alot of people who have great ideas and instead of creating a website for their business, they create an Instagram account and a Facebook Page only.

    I always tell my clients, don’t build your business on another man’s land. Every other social media account is owned by someone except your website. Even if you decide to create a youtube channel, ideally you should create a website for your business.

    Your website is solely owned by you and you decide what to do on your website.

    Algorithm will not affect your website. And if you create your website and do your search engine optimization well, your clients will find you even on Google, such that you don’t run out of clients and sales.

    I know it can be overwhelming creating a website from scratch especially if you’re a beginner and don’t know what you don’t know. I created this Ebook for you, so that you can easily create your website even if you have no knowledge of what to do as beginner.

    This Ebook is the handy tool that you need as you build your website from scratch to finish

    You can grab it off here.

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    4.Promote Your Business

    Right now you’re the only one that knows about your business. If you don’t talk about it, no one will know that your business exists.

    Even if you have the best business idea and can serve a group of people, until you talk about it, your ideal client will not know about you.

    You should start promoting your business on your current social media accounts, be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.

    And once you create your website, you add the link to all your social media accounts profile.

    With your website, your business promotes itself on auto pilot.

    You can also run Facebooks Ads after creating your website so that you can reach your ideal clients. I said Facebook ads because with facebook, you reach a wider audience. And I tell you, your ideal client are on facebook. Don’t forget to create a facebook page as well.

    In Summary

    Starting an online business while working full time is very much achievable if you apply these steps I just outlined above.

    Like every new business venture, you have to give your business to grow and with time you can also scale your business.

    Don’t be afraid of starting, many successful business you see today, started with an idea, implementation and hard work.

    Be committed to starting and growing your business, and you will definitely see it flourish

    So tell me are you currently working full time and looking to start an online business, what online business idea do you want to start and where are you having any challenge? I will like to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • 10 online business ideas you can start quickly

    10 Online business ideas you can start quickly and make money remotely. If you’re looking for online business idea you can start and make money, you’re in the right place.

    These 10 online business ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to start making money online.

    Starting a profitable online business is no longer a secret as many more people are starting their online business and making money remotely without necessarily having a brick and mortar shop.

    So let’s get started.

    1.Create an online business from your knowledge

    If you want to start an online business from home and you have skills that are in demand. The best thing you should do is to teach and create classes.

    If you’re concerned about the technical aspect of selling online courses, don’t be. There are services that make it easy. For example PODIA enables one to create, upload and sell online courses all in one platform.

    What do you know how to do well? It could be hobbies like baking, crocheting, sewing, tech skill, marketing, productivity. It can be anything which you can teach others to do and get paid for your knowledge.

    Possibly you’re already teaching people this knowledge for free. Now with platforms like PODIA, you don’t need to worry about the tech aspect of creating and selling your knowledge, you simply need to sign up with PODIA, use the platform and sell your classes with ease.

    Podia has everything you need to sell online courses, webinars, downloads, and memberships without worrying about the tech.

    2. FREELANCE WRITER

    Today writers are widely sort and the good part is that you can make a living online as a freelance writer. The internet has given writers a good job and you can start earning atleast $100 daily as a writer.

    This is one skill that you can learn with ease and make money.

    Here’s how you can make money from home writing in your spare time in just 30 days or less.

    3. Virtual Assistant

    What if I tell you that in the next 30 days you can start a successful virtual assistant business from scratch using skills you already have.

    Here’s everything you need to know about How to become a Virtual Assistant..

    4. Facebook Ads

    You can become a digital marketer by helping entrepreneurs get steady stream of income by setting up and managing their Facebooks Ads for them.

    Lauch your Facebooks Ads online business with this helpful resource

    5. Start a Blog

    Blogging is one of those online business that are quite easy to start and your earning potential is huge. And you get to monetize your blog in different ways.

    The beauty about starting a blog is that blogging is one of those online business that once you start and drive traffic to your blog, you can easily monetize your blog through ads.

    You can apply to media.net, Google Adsense even if your blog is new.

    You can start a profitable blog by following the steps in this guide.

    6. Website Design

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    Do you know how to design websites? There are lots of entrepreneurs who will pay you to design their websites for them.

    To become a web designer, you need to first create your own website, because no body will take you serious if you say you’re a web designer and you don’t have your own website.

    Create your own website using the steps in this guide, and start your own online business today.

    7. Affiliate Marketing

    Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online.

    You simply need to choose the right products to promote on your blog or social media platforms and make money.

    You don’t need to deal with the steps of creating your own products from scratch.

    Grab this book and learn how to become a seven figure affiliate marketer in today’s digital world.

    8. Online Courses

    Creating and selling your own online course is another great way to make money online. You can learn how to create and sell your own online course and make six figures from it from this book

    9.Online Store Ideas

    You can make money online by starting an online store. Thankfully, there are platforms that have made it much easier for you to create your own online store even if you’re not tech savvy.

    You can go here to get started with shopify today

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    10. Social Media Management

    If you have a smartphone, this is one of the ways to make money using your phone. Instead of scrolling through your instagram page, facebook and pinterest, you can manage the social media accounts of some business owners who are too busy to do so.

    If you are good at creating content and engaging with people on social media, you obviously have a good online business idea.

    Many entrepreneurs are looking for how to scale their businesses on social media.

    You can learn all about how to start a soical media management service and earn money remotely.

    Like every other business, if you don’t start you will never truly have a success story.

    My mission is to help you start a profitable online business and be able to work remotely and earn consistent income online. Pick from any of these 10 Online Business Ideas you can start quickly today.

    So take the step and write your success story yourself, because if you don’t, nobody will do it for you.

    I will like to hear from you what online business idea resonated with you and if you currently have an online business.

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  • How much does it really cost to build a website?

    So I know you’re among thousands of people that have been asking this obvious question, how much does it really cost to build a website?

    Like every business, you know that building a website will cost you some money and you’re eager to find out how much it will cost you to build your own website.

    I’d like to assume you want to build any of the following websites:

    • Personal website
    • Business website
    • Start a blog
    • Ecommerce Website

    Don’t worry if the type of website you want to build is not in the list above, the cost of building a website, generally applies to any website you want to build.

    In this blog post, I will do my best to break down in detail how much it really cost to build a website so that you can move from having the vision to build a website to actually building one.

    so let’s get started.

    What You Need To Build A WordPress Website

    how much does it really cost to build a website?

    Okay first, I use and recommend wordpress.org as the platform to build your website. The reasons are quite obvious though. WordPress powers 35% of the internet, and the latest version of the wordpress 5.3 has been downloaded over 7 million times already, and still counting.

    The cost of building a wordpress site is broken down into the following categories:

    • Domain name
    • Website Hosting
    • WordPress Theme

    To create a self-hosted wordpress site you need your own domain name, a host and wordpress theme.

    Domain Name

    Your domain name is your website address that is unique to you, which your web visitors will type into their browser when they want to visit your website. Typically a domain name cost $10 – $15 per year. For example my domain name is loismelikam.com

    Web Hosting

    To build your wordpress site, you need a good and reliable web host that will store your website files securely and make them accessible at all times.

    There are different types of host plans available, you simply pick one based on your website needs and budget.

    WordPress Theme

    WordPress offers thousands of free themes that are available in the wordpress repository and available to all users of wordpress as well. So once you install wordpress on your website, you will have free themes that you can use to customize the appearance and look of your wordpress website.

    So typically you can build a website with just your domain name and hosting, but you may end up paying for a premium theme and other tools like plugins which involves extra cost, and that is why it’s usually difficult for people to estimate the real cost of building a wordpress website.

    An Estimate of the real cost of a wordpress website

    A wordpress website typically will cost anything from $100 to $600 and even as much as $5000, or even more.

    But I will show you how you can build a wordpress website for yourself with $100 so that you can cut cost even if your budget is low.

    First you will need a domain name and hosting.

    Generally, a domain name cost between $10 to $15 per year and web host normally costs, $7.99 per month.

    But thankfully bluehost an official and recommended wordpress hosting offers a free domain name and over 60% off on hosting.

    I am going to show you how to get your own self-hosted website with bluehost. So that you can have more control over it and even more opportunities to monetize your website.

    I recommend bluehost because their hosting plans includes:

    • A free domain name for your first year. A domain name typically cost $10-15 yearly, but when you purchase your hosting from bluehost, you get a free domain name for your first year. Your domain name is the name of your website. You can use your personal name as your domain name and choose the .com, or .org extension as they are the most popular and most people visiting your website will automatically assume it’s a .com.
    • Free SSL Certificate: An SSL Certificate adds the little lock next to your website URL in the address bar. An SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), also called a Digital Certificate, creates a secure link between a website and a visitor’s browser. By ensuring that all data passed between the two remains private and secure, SSL encryption prevents hackers from stealing private information such as credit card numbers, names and addresses.If you sell products or services on your website and accept credit cards online, you need an SSL Certificate for website security.
    • One Click WordPress Installation: Building a website is easy if you don’t have to mess around with codes. And with bluehost it’s just a one click, and you have wordpress installed and ready to build your website.
    • 24/7 support: If you have a question, their customer support will help you.

    So, let’s get started.

    How To Set Up Hosting

    To get your hosting account, click here and be taken to bluehost.

    You will see this page, click on “Get Started” button.

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    Then choose one of bluehost packages

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    I recommend the “basic plan”. It is the cheapest option and also has all the features you need to to build a website.

    But you can choose any other plan.

    Click, “Select” on your choosen plan and next you’ll set up your domain.

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    If you don’t own any domain name yet, you can create a new domain by entering your domain name in the left hand side.

    Use namecheckr to verify that your domain name is available and also claim your name across all social media accounts.

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    When you put your domain name, it will show you what domain name extensions are (.com, .org, .net) and social media platforms the name is available on.

    But if you already have a registered domain name, then enter it on the right hand side and click “next”.

    You will be taken to this page:

    Create Your Account

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    Fill in your information.

    For the package information, bluehost sets your hosting plan to 3years and it’s the cheapest option. When you choose the three years hosting plan it is cheaper and you don’t get to worry about hosting for the first few years, and you focus on earning passive income from your website.

    Next you select your package extras.

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    Bluehost automatically selects some of these package extras. But you can deselect them but make sure that you select the “domain privacy protection”.

    It cost’s $11.88 a year. The Domain Privacy Protection is a service Bluehost offers that will hide your personal contact information that you used in registering your domain like your phone number and email address from the public WHOIS database and replace it with generic Bluehost contact information instead. You are still the owner of the domain name, but your personal contact information is kept safe.

    Next, enter your payment information

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    Scroll down and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions and then click on submit.

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    Click Submit.

    Once you pay for your hosting, you will see this screen.

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    Check your email, bluehost will send you a welcome email confirming your account and FTP information.

    Cost of building and designing a website?

    Next, create a password for your account. Make sure you follow the guidelines for creating a password and also write it down somewhere, as you will need it to login.

    How much does a website cost in 2020?

    Connect WordPress And Bluehost Together For Free

    With bluehost, after your hosting account is created, WordPress will install automatically.

    Bluehost makes it easy for you to create a wordpress site especially if you’re not tech savvy.

    Start by picking a theme. Bluehost offers some free theme from the wordpress.org.

    Note, you can always change your theme later, which I will show you how to do that in this blog post.

    For now, pick any of the free theme, and get started. And everything will be installed for you.

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    Click on the “start building” button lets start building your website.

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    Next, choose if your website is for business or personal.

    Here, you will see an overview of WordPress and bluehost integration.

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    Next, enter your site title and tagline. For example my site title is currently: Personal Websites | Online Business Ideas. And my description is “Learn how to create your own website and earn passive income consistently”.

    Note, you can always change your site title and Tagline.

    If you’re struggling to give your website a title and description, leave it blank as you can always fill it in later.

    How To Change Your Site Title And Tagline

    From your wordpress dashboard, go to settings >> General and enter the title and tagline

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    Below is what your bluehost control panel will look like.

    From here you can login to your wordpress website. Just click the “log in to wordpress”

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    Whoop, that’s it you have officially created your wordpress site.

    Keep reading, to know what to do next.

    An Overview About WordPress

    WordPress is a content management system. It’s robust and you can do so much with your WordPress site. Just to mention a few things like:

    • create and sell your online courses on WordPress
    • Set up an online store
    • Sell your digital products
    • Create any type of website

    But you need to understand the back end of WordPress because that is where you will be working from to earn passive income.

    Below I will show you the most important parts of a wordpress dashboard especially for beginners

    Appearance

    Appearance is where you can change the entire look of your website.

    when you click on appearance, you have a few options like:

    • Theme: Your website theme determines if your website will look beautiful or unappealing.
    • Customize: The customize option helps you make changes to your website and at the same time you can see what your website looks like from a visitors angle.
    • Widgets: Widgets are added in some locations on your website to enable you add more functionalities..
    • Menus: Menus makes your site easier to navigate by adding links to the different parts of your website.

    Posts

    If you click on “posts”, it will show you all the blog post that you have whether draft or published. When you click on “add new” you can create and publish a new blog post

    Pages

    The page section, houses all your wordpress pages, and to add a new page, you click on “add new”.

    Media

    The media keeps all your images, videos and any other media file that you upload on your wordpress site. To add a new media, click on “add new”.

    INSTALL PLUGINS

    So now that you have understood how to use your wordpress dashboard, go ahead an install these necessary plugins on your website.

    There are more than 50,000 free plugins available in the wordpress directory and thousands of premium plugins as well. These plugins improves your site’s functionality. You can do various customization with these plugins.

    You can add more widgets on your blog, add contact forms, and optimize your entire site for SEO with the use of plugins.

    Just know there’s a plugin for everything.

    How To Install A WordPress Plugin

    To upload a plugin in wordpress: Go to your wordpress dashboard click plugins >> add new >> type in the name of the plugin in the search box, click install and then activate.

    Here Are Five Necessary Plugins You Should Start Using From Day 1:

    WP Forms

    Once your website is up and running, you need a contact form to allow your readers or potential clients to contact you. Whether your website is new, it does not matter because there will be someone who will need to contact you. Always remember to treat your website as a business.

    You can easily create a contact form for free using WP Forms, a wordpress contact form plugin.

    Follow this step by step guide, on how to create a contact form using WP Forms and create your own form.

    Yoast SEO (For Optimizing Your Posts For SEO)

    Yoast helps you with everything you need for optimizing your blog posts, and it’s also free. So download the Yoast SEO Plugin

    MonsterInsights (For Google Analytics)

    As a website owner, you need to track your website traffic, so that you can understand your readers interests, and behavior. And to achieve that you simply create a google analytics account(it’s free) and link it to your blog. Google analytics can be a bit confusing for a beginner, but the MonsterInsights plugin is created solely for you to understand your stats. It displays google analytics directly on your wordpress dashboard in an easy way for you to understand. So after creating your google analytics account, download the MonsterInsights Plugin.

    Follow this guide, for how to properly setup google analytics in wordpress

    Social Warfare

    There are lots of social sharing plugins out but I recommend and also use Social Warfare because its’s simple, easy to setup and effective. Just go to your wordpress dashboard, click on Plugins, >> add new, in the search box, enter the name “social warfare” click install, then activate and then configure using your social accounts username.

    UpdraftsPlus For (Back Up)

    All sites across the internet have a high risk of getting hacked. Which means there’s a possibility of loosing all your entire site. And to avoid that, you need to install and use a reliable plugin.

    Updraftsplus is the best plugin that is easy to setup and it’s free. On your wordpress dashboard, go to plugins >> click add new, in the search box, type in updraftplus, then install and activate.

    Settings

    Change The Permalink Structure

    The permalink structure of your website is basically the format of your blog posts URL.

    Change your website permalink structure to the “post name” structure.

    how to change permalink structure in wordpress

    Take a look at mine in the image below.

    Now its time to install a wordpress theme on your website.

    How To Install A WordPress Theme

    The function of the theme is that it controls the general look and appearance of your blog. It can also affect the SEO of your blog. So before you choose a theme, make sure you check the theme ratings, reviews, and downloads.

    WordPress also has premium themes which you can easily purchase and use. And the beauty of using a premium theme is that it is much easier to customize. You simply edit the images and use your own website copy and boom your website is ready without the hassle of customizing and setting up a free theme.

    It’s your choice but I will always advice beginners to use a premium theme, it will help you build your website faster and also stand out.

    To install a free WordPress theme… From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Appearance, Theme >> Add new. In the search bar type Astra.

    The Astra theme will pop up, click “Install”, after installing, click ” Activate “.

    But if you don’t want the Astra theme, choose and install any theme of your choice from the available WordPress themes and start building your passive income hub.

    I personally use and recommend the astra theme. It’s a free them and also have the paid version. But as a beginner it can be confusing choosing a free theme that will not hurt the SEO of your website and also serve you better.

    But if you want to us a premium which is also fantastic even as a beginner, check out bluchic, they have great themes that you will love.

    Check out this post for great options of budget friendly premium themes that you can use on your wordpress website.

    Share Your First Blog Post

    Sharing blog post is an essential part of making passive income from your website.

    Blog posts can grow your readers interests, and also earn more income.

    To create your first blog post, click on “Posts” Click on “Add New”.

    Type the title of your blog post in the first box.

    Write your blog post below the title.

    After writing your blog post, click on the “publish” button at the top right corner.

    Monetize Your Website

    You can start monetizing your website with Google adsense or media.net. They are basic ad companies.

    But you need to publish a few blog posts, share them on your social media accounts like facebook and pinterest so that you can get some pageviews.

    To get traffic, go to pinterest and create a business account and start sharing your blog posts there.

    I have a detailed blog post on how to create a pinterest business account to drive traffic to your website, even if you have 0 pageviews.

    You can also find brands to work with on ultimate bundles as an affiliate.

    After following this blog post, you should have your own awesome website that looks great and ready to make passive income.

    It was such a long one but quite educative, so let me hear from you in the comment section, was it fun building your website following the steps in this guide?

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