How to Start a Blog – 7 Day WordPress Blog Challenge
Are you a WordPress beginner blogger looking to create a blog? Step-by-step guide on how to start a blog in seven days.
Created by Zac Johnson - Entrepreneur and Blogger
Students: 33891, Price: Free
Want to know how to start a blog? I'm sure you do, and let me tell you -- I believe I'm the perfect person to help walk you through the whole process. As one of the top bloggers in the world (currently ranking on page one of Google for terms like "blog", "blogging", "blogger", "blogs" and more), I not only know what it takes to create a successful blog, I've accomplished this feat several times, while also generating millions of dollars online in the process. With over 20 years of experience in the world of affiliate marketing, content creation, blogging and online branding... I want to help you create a potentially life changing blog.
Blogging has changed my life and it can change yours too!
First thing first, we need to walk through the basic questions of why you want to start a blog in the first place. Is it for fun, pleasure, to make money, for business or just something you want to try out? No matter what the reason is, I created this "7 Day Blog Challenge" course to walk anyone through the process of how to start a blog, while also making it extremely simple to follow in the process. I'm literally going to create an authority site from scratch while you watch over my shoulder, then you can do the same to create your own site.
I'm excited about it and you should be too! There are already over 6,000 students who have taken this course and it's ranked well above a 4.4 average (in the upper range of blogging courses on Udemy). I invite you to join in on the fun and see where blogging might take you, your brand or online business in the days and weeks to come.
Let's take a look at the different topics covered in this "how to start a blog" course.
Introduction to Blogging Videos
- My Story and Why You Need a Blog
- Before following my guidance and what I have to showcase for you in this blogging video series, it's important for you to first understand my story and how I got to where I am today. In this short introduction video I will give you a brief run through of the past two decades and how I've used websites, blogging and affiliate marketing to build several successful sites and businesses online -- all from the comfort of my own home. This video series and blogging formula was all put in place to show you how to start a blog and accomplish similar results if you are willing to put in the time and effort.
- Preparing for the Launch of Your Blog
- Starting a blog is easy, but making sure you have the right foundation in place beforehand is key. This is why it's important to know the focus of your blog, niching down the concept as much as possible and also knowing what type of content you are going to create for your audience. This is a quick video, but it will provide you with everything you need to think about before going live with your blog.
7 Day Blog Challenge
- Day 1 - Hosting and WordPress Setup
- One of the first things you will need to do before going live with your blog is setting up your web hosting, domain name and installing WordPress. I walk you through this extremely simple process and show you how to go live with your blog in less than 10 minutes -- all without any headaches or technical knowledge required.
- Day 2 - WordPress Configuration and Theme Setup
- Once your web hosting and domain name are setup and WordPress is installed, it's time to make a few quick modifications to your backend settings to make sure your site runs as smoothly as possible. We are then going to set up a premium WordPress theme so your blog looks great and stands out from the crowd.
- Day 3 - First Blog Post, About Me and Contact Page
- Blogging is all about creating great content for your audience and providing them with the most value possible. In this video we are going to create the first post for your blog, while also creating the "About Me" and "Contact" pages on your site. These are two of the most important pages on your blog and I'm going to show you how to set them up correctly from day one.
- Day 4 - Start a Mailing List for Your Blog
- There are currently over 300 million blogs on the internet today, and they are all flooding the internet with a ton of content. This means that it's going to be tough to get repeat visitors back to your blog. The best way to accomplish this is by creating a mailing list or newsletter for your blog. I will show you exactly how to do this, while also giving you some of the best working methods to increase signups to your mailing list overnight.
- Day 5 - Creating a Main Page and Pillar Content
- When creating content for your blog, it's important to always keep your focus on why people are visiting your site. Some content will be filler, while others will be your "pillar content" that is accessed more often than others. I will show you why and how to create such content on your blog, while also giving you the option to create a "main page" for your blog as well.
- Day 6 - How to Create User Call-to-Actions on Your Blog
- As with all content, there should be a main focus or call to action. When someone uses the internet, they are looking to purchase something, find information or be entertained. Decide which of these three areas you are going to cater to when creating content for your audience. In this video I will show you the best ways to create call to actions right within your content to see even better engagement and turning visitors into leads.
- Day 7 - Adding a Resources Page, Banner Ads and Monetization
- Most bloggers will create content for their site and continually reference back to certain sites, tools, services or features that they use. Instead of always having to link out to each of these references within each post, it's a much better idea to create a resource pages instead. At the same time, if you want to make money with your blog, it's a great form of monetization as well. In this video I will show you how to accomplish all three, while also walking through the process of how to set up banner ads on your blog as well.
Bonus Material and Resources
- What Happens in an Internet Minute
- In this fun and interactive video, I break down the internet into 60 seconds. Did you ever wonder how many emails are sent out, logins are made into Facebook, YouTube video views happen in a single minute on the internet? After watching this video, you will know the answers -- all while making yourself a more powerful and effective marketer in the process.
- My Recommended Blogging Tools and Resources
- Throughout this list building course I mention a lot of tools, resources and references. Be sure to check this last video for detailed information on where you can find everything that was mentioned in the course.
Feedback from our 6,000+ students already enrolled in this course:
"I loved the way of representing every topic with details. The accent and sound quality is also awesome to stick with! Thanks for making this guided course using professional tools!" - Prabhakar Pandey
"The instructor is obviously a very successful blogger, is well spoken, engaging and is assuring to me as a student. Video and audio quality are excellent." - Bill Halford
"Easy to follow. Wish I had watched this video before another one on blogging, which resulted in unnecessary purchases and some challenges with domain." - Brenda Uekert
"I love the course! It's super easy to follow and I look forward to completing the challenge! Great job Zac!" - Nancy Badillo
Digital Marketing for Authors- Branding via Blog commenting
Use the power of 'Zero Advertising Cost' to promote your books for FREE via Blog Commenting.
Created by Harshajyoti Das - Author, Entrepreneur, Investor
Students: 14612, Price: Free
✔ Brand New: Released 22/04/15 (30 days Money Back Guarantee)
There are 3.4 million books on Amazon, the world's largest book retailer and publisher. 12 books get added every hour on Amazon. What digital marketing strategies are you using to sell more books as an author?
Blog commenting is a hidden jewel. It's a form of free advertising and not many people are aware of it. Authors can use it to build their brand, get interview opportunities and sell more books.
I share some proven techniques that will help you to get started with this free form of digital marketing. You will learn a lot about branding and how you can brand yourself as an author.
This course is an actionable approach to building your course step-by-step as a beginner.
✔ Advantages of Blog commenting
✔ How to Build a brand as an author?
✔ Understanding the idea behind selling books
✔ How to get your comments 100% approved?
✔ Advertise without sounding like a salesman
✔ How to find targeted blogs to comments?
✔ How to get more interview opportunities?
✔ My Personal Tips to stay ahead in the game
How is this course structured?
I have taken a whole new approach to making this course more interactive. You will find Video Lectures, Audio Lectures, Visual Workbooks, Quizzes to Weekly Q&A sessions.
There is also a Final Test. Anybody who scores 95%+ is going to win some SURPRISE GIFTS along the way.
It's really exciting once you get started with this course. I am waiting to see you on the inside....
Effective Logo Design for Non-Designers in PowerPoint
Learn the main principles of logo design and practical techniques to create your logo in PowerPoint 2010
Created by Anita Nipane - Social Media Manager and MBA in Marketing
Students: 8029, Price: Free
The course was fully updated on Jan 4, 2018.
Need a logo for your startup or blog, but don't want to hire a designer? That’s OK. You can learn how to create a simple logo by yourself. I’ll show you how to do this in PowerPoint 2010 (or you can use a newer version).
In the first part of the course I will explain you good logo design principles, basics of color theory and shape psychology. You will also learn the rules behind combining different fonts so that they look good together and will find out how to install free and beautiful fonts on your computer so that you can use them in PowerPoint and create more sophisticated designs.
In the second part you will discover how to practically create your own logo in PowerPoint by using the existing shapes, combining them and creating new shapes. You will also learn how to test your logo to be sure that it will look good and will be readable on different color backgrounds and in different sizes.
And in the bonus section, you will find out where you can get free images for your other design projects, and few more cheap logo creation alternatives.
Don't worry if you haven't studied in a design or art school, because with the tools available, ANYBODY can create simple logos for their startup, blog or website. And this is what you will learn in this course. As a result, you will be able to create your logo even if you are just trying for the first time.
Since I value your time, the lectures are just as long as they need to be in order to show you practical information and tips. No empty talk.
In the case you don't find this course valuable, you can always receive a full refund within 30 days of purchase through Udemy.
Enroll in this course and create your logo now!
5 Step Blueprint For Author Platform Success
A 5-Step Author Marketing Plan to Build Brand & Platform
Created by Donna Galanti - Author, Teacher, Speaker
Students: 5987, Price: Free
Is your first novel coming out and you're struggling with how to market yourself and your book? Get my FREE video series here to jump-start your author brand, reach more readers, and sell more books!
This is a course that contains actionable advice to create a successful foundation of your author brand and platform. This course is right for you if you:
Are a debut author
Just finished a book and plan to publish
Have a book out and want to reach more readers!
In this free course I’ll be sharing the blueprint to building an author platform based on creating an influencing community around you of readers and writers to achieve lifelong author success. And the more people you connect with, the more exposure for you and your books, and the more loyal fans you gather -- and the more books you can potentially sell!
IN THIS COURSE YOU'LL LEARN THE FIVE STEPS TO:
Build Best-Fit Followers on Social Media
Connect with Readers
Build Your Email List
Band with Authors
Position Yourself as an Expert
How Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding
How Germany reinvented her Country Brand during the FIFA World Cup through Experiential Marketing and Brand Advocacy
Created by Dr Nik Eberl - Chief Executive Officer: The Future Leader Forum
Students: 4906, Price: Free
In depth analysis of how Germany managed to rebrand the entire country through the 2006 FIFA World Cup - and how country brands might apply this formula to rebrand their national image. This case study is the first ever detailed analysis of the newly emerging discipline of Destination Branding through Movement Marketing and has had significant impact on Germany's tourism brand, yielding a 31% increase in international leisure tourism year-on-year and a 47% increase in business tourism for the host city of Berlin (which has also doubled the number of hotel bookings over the past five years)
WhatsApp Business and How to Link with Google My Business
How to do WhatsApp Business Marketing and link with Google My Business
Created by Carliff Rizal Carleel - Founder & CEO at YesHello
Students: 3101, Price: Free
WhatsApp Business is a messaging app specifically for business owners. In 2018, WhatsApp released the application and got the enthusiasm of the WhatsApp users.
The existence of WhatsApp Business can be an alternative to business-specific chat applications that are very useful for business owners, especially online business people. This application helps many potential buyers to communicate with sellers. They can ask questions before actually buying an item.
We will be covering all these topics in the course
WhatsApp Business Basics
How Business Owners can better use WhatsApp Business for Marketing
8 features of WhatsApp Business Have you have to Know
How to include WhatsApp Business link & integrate with Google My Business
Top 5 Mistakes Using WhatsApp Business When Marketing
This course is sponsored by YesHello.
Built for small businesses, YesHello is a cloud software for WhatsApp Customer Service. Small Businesses Need WhatsApp Messaging. But Regular Whatsapp-ing is slowing down small businesses. Originally made for Person-to-Person Communications, WhatsApp is not built for Team Collaboration. Today’s Digital Transformation requires a modern collaborative approach. Collaborative WhatsApp is the Future. YesHello helps you manage pre-sales support and customer service on WhatsApp in a collaborative way, as a team. With YesHello, it's simple for every team member in your company to have an impact on the customer experience.
Complete Guide to Branding for Artists
Create Your Professional Artist Brand
Created by Mikael Baggström - Music Composer | Sound Designer
Students: 2728, Price: Free
Start Creating your own Professional Brand
Imagine having your own brand, that will benefit you incredibly much on your creative journey as an artist.
Having a professionally designed and consistent brand can help you build connections as a professional, grow your business, get you more freelancing jobs, and open all kinds of doors to amazing opportunities. Sounds pretty good, right?
Examples of things You will Learn
- How to Create an Original Brand Name
- How to Design your Color Theme
- How to Define your Professional Brand
Learn from a Practical Perspective
Now is your chance to learn all essential steps to develop both your professional brand, as well as your personal brand, as a creative and artist. I am going to teach you step-by-step, using my own brand as an example. I will give you a practical view on every single brand element that I use personally, and that I recommend you to incorporate when you design your own brand.
Invest in yourself today, thank yourself tomorrow. =)
Mikael "Mike" Baggström
Music Composer | Sound Designer
Disruptive Brand Building
Developing marketing strategies and activations that break through
Created by Stephen Mikolajczak - Obsessed with buliding brands of the future
Students: 2689, Price: Free
Taught by Stephen Mikolajczak, a 20+ year Branding Veteran who has built brands across McDonald's, Nestle, Mizuno, and IBM. If you're a start-up looking to establish a brand for the very first time or an existing brand looking to reinvent yourself, this course will walk through creating a laser focus on understanding your audience, different ways to uncover audience insights, and embedding a continuous feedback loop for long term success of a brand.
Basics of Business Branding : Grow Business through Brand
Quicly Learn how to Convert your complete Business into a BRAND
Created by Kailash Vazirani - Trainer & Certified Acconting Technician ( ICAI )
Students: 2099, Price: Free
Short, Revelant & Easy to Understand through Step by Step Sections : Concept of Brand, Types of Brands, Brand Value Cycle, Process of Brand Building, Marketing means taking your Brand to Market and Creating awareness amongst Customers, consumers and buyers. But Branding means converting complete Process of your Business like Selling your Products, Using your Skills & Talents, Process & Systems and Team of People into a Brand
Promotion and Strategic Branding
Effectively engaging markets
Created by Prof Robert Ebo Hinson - Marketing Professor
Students: 1713, Price: Free
Marketing as a subject was given birth to in the 1940s. The subject has evolved over time but the basic principles that make excellent Marketing the bedrock of most successful organisations have not changed much. This Promotion and Strategic Branding course takes an eclectic approach in drawing on some practical topics in marketing to give managers a ready tool kit for effectively engaging markets they operate in. Targeted at advanced undergraduate Marketing and Masters students in Business Schools, this course on Promotion and Strategic Branding will dwell on topics like:
1. Place Decisions
2. Consultative Selling
6. Strategic Branding
This course could also be used as a training programme on executive education delivery in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
Experience Effect in Strategic Branding
Created by Bahcesehir University - Office of Distance Education
Students: 733, Price: Free
Title: Experience Effect in Strategic Branding
The course can be followed as a practical guide on how to define and position the experience effect to build a consistent, compelling brand experience, a must in today’s new media world.
While marketers should absolutely stay current, they must also stay steadfast in their quest to build a brand. At this point, this course outlines the steps to take in create an “experience effect” for any business.
Through this discovery, the students will develop the basis for communicating what is unique and what is important.
Students will be able to acquire a deep understanding of the term Experience Effect.
Students will be able to analyze how to build a consistent, compelling brand experience.
Students will be able to explore the approaches to create experiences that sell in the Experience Economy.
This course is designed for those who want to learn about customer experience in strategic branding.
Dr. Hande Bilsel
Complete Guide to Facebook Live and Generating Leads
How to use the Facebook Live platform to boost your brand and drive more leads and sales.
Created by Matt Relish - Wisdom Share Online Course Provider
Students: 428, Price: Free
Are You Ready To Boost Your Brand, Leads And Sales?
It’s About Time For You To Master Facebook Live!
Only YouTube has more video views than Facebook does.
Facebook Live events receive three times higher engagement levels than an event video that has finished.
The engagement levels for Facebook Live video are five times higher than they are for an image post.
Facebook is the biggest social network, and you can find lots of potential customers for your business with it.
Using Facebook Live events is a great way to connect with your audience.
It is easier to find potential customers on Facebook than with other platforms.
Most Businesses Do Not Use Facebook Live Because They Don’t Know Its Benefits./span>
Facebook Live is an outstanding marketing tool, but you still need to learn what you need to do and what you need to avoid.
Despite the shocking facts we have stated here, businesses have tried using Facebook Live and failed.
So, to avoid the same mistakes that they did, you have to follow the right steps.
Here’s where my advice for you comes in.
You will learn the benefits of using Facebook Live for your business.
✓ You will learn how you can create the most engaging Facebook Live events.
✓ You will be able to use the Facebook Live platform to boost your brand and drive more leads and sales.
✓ You will learn content ideas for your Facebook Live events.
✓ You will learn the best practices that you need to follow to get the most out of Facebook Live for your business.
To make it easy, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide that will show you exactly how it’s done...
Facebook Live 101
The Benefits Of Using Facebook Live For Your Business
Getting Started With Facebook Live
Tips For A Great Facebook Live Event
Facebook Live New Features For 2020
Great Content Ideas For Your Facebook Live Events
Creating The Most Engaging Facebook Live Events
How To Use Facebook Live To Drive Leads And Sales
Facebook Live Best Practices
Who Needs This Step-By-Step Guide?
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE BELOW, YOU NEED THIS…
✓ You want to get ahead of your competitors and use Facebook Live to your advantage.
✓ You want to create the most engaging Facebook Live events.
✓ You want to be able to use the Facebook Live platform to boost your brand and drive more leads and sales.
✓ You want to know content ideas for your Facebook Live events.
✓ You want to learn the best practices that you need to follow to get the most out of Facebook Live for your business.
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Build A World Class Brand Step By Step (Steps 1-6)
Learn the art of strategic brand building from scratch, working alongside a leading brand strategist and designer.
Created by Scott Lancaster - Clementine House Branding Agency & Brander Education Founder
Students: 195, Price: Free
So you want to learn how to build a strategic brand which stands out in the market place?
A brand that captures attention, connects with customers emotionally and encourages brand loyalty.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur building a start up,
a business owner who wanting to take their brand to the next level,
or a brand designer who wanting to enhance their income by offering their strategic thinking as a service,
this course will teach you step-by-step, how to build a strategic brand in easy to digest steps.
Follow the exact same strategic framework top agencies use across the world to build brands people love.
Understand how to position a brand uniquely to maximise profitability and make the competition irrelevant.
Learn how to build incredibly accurate customer personas, and understand your customers to their very core.
Discover why we remember certain brands and forget others, to ensure your brand is always front of mind.
How direct access to a ton of free editable guidelines and resources to keep your brand consistant over the long term.
Direct support and assistance with a leading strategic branding consultant, to help you get the most out of the course.
If you want to discover the techniques, frameworks and processes to build a strategic & effective brand from scratch then this course is going to give you everything you need, and more!
Welcome to Strategic Brand Mastery.
The only step-by-step strategic branding course to guide you effortlessly through the process of building a powerful brand customers can connect with and love.
As we move through the program, we'll be taking action points and giving you guidance to build your brand step-by-step. Allowing you to set your brand up for success.
The first 6 steps the course is a specifically designed to set a solid foundation for your brand.
Giving you everything you need to build a strategic brand in a simple and easy to digest manner.
Once you complete the first part of the course, you will be directed to the second stage of the program (the final 6 steps).
At the end of the full program, you'll have a wholesome brand you love (and your customers will love even more).
This course has just been officially released on Udemy after helping hundreds of business owners, designers and entrepreneurs over the past few years.
I look forward to seeing you very soon.
Scott Adam Lancaster